Using Free Peacock Premium From Comcast Means You Can't Upgrade to Ad-Free Premium Plus
Finally received a banner for Free Peacock Premium and was able to initiate the benefit on Peacock successfully. I know I'm one of the few. But I wouldn't be so quick to jump on that offer if you would like Ad-Free Peacock Premium Plus. Because once you've signed up for Peacock Premium thru Comcast, there's no way to upgrade your account to Ad-Free Peacock Premium Plus. Peacock does not provide a $5.00 option to upgrade like it had in the past. It now points to Xfinity as the only way to "manage" your Peacock account. And there is no way on Comcast/Xfinity to upgrade your Peacock account to Ad-Free Peacock Premium Plus. So, if you take advantage of the Comcast offer for Free Peacock Premium you're stuck having to watch ads. Period.
If you think about it, since Comcast/Xfinity/Peacock are all under the same company, it's a win win situation for them. Use the Free Comcast Premium plan and be forced to watch their ads therefore strengthening their ad revenue from advertisers, they win. Bypass the Comcast offer and pay the $10.00 per month directly to Peacock for Ad-Free Premium Plus, they win. I'd say it was a brilliant scam but based on what we've seen from the Comcast/Peacock fiasco, I just don't think they're that smart...
I'm gonna sit back and watch for a while but I can see myself opening a new account with Peacock and pay $10.00 for Ad-Free Premium Plus very soon. Then it's time to consider moving on from Comcast after decades of being a customer. I've long been thinking about it anyway and this Comcast/Peacock nightmare is probably the last straw. So Comcast loses a $300.00+ a month customer for a $5.00 issue. Again, they're just not that smart...