How to Cancel Peacock Subscription [Best Way]

Peacock T.V., the new streaming service released by NBC Universal in 2020, offers a large library of NBC content, Universal Studio films, live sports, as well as original content. 

Everyone can watch a limited number of hours and content on Peacock for free. However, if you want to unlock all that Peacock has to offer, you should subscribe to one of the two Peacock Premium-paid plans.

In case you made the jump to paid Peacock plans and are not happy with what it has to offer, you can cancel your paid subscription at any time.

What Happens When You Cancel Your Peacock Subscription

Before we dive into the steps you need to take to cancel your Peacock subscription, it’s important to point out that canceling your paid Peacock subscription means that you will be switching to Peacock’s free tier plan

With the free plan, you won’t get charged anymore from Peacock and will still have limited access to some of the Peacock features. 

The free plan will be activated at the end of your current billing period. Until then, you can continue to enjoy your paid plan benefits. 

How to Cancel Peacock Free Trial

Peacock offers a seven-day free trial for the Peacock Premium and Peacock Premium Plus plans. Once the free trial is up, you will automatically get billed the monthly subscription fee. 

If you’ve decided against using either of the Peacock paid plans, then you should cancel your Peacock memberships before the free trial runs out

The process of canceling your Peacock free trial is the same as the process of canceling your Peacock paid membership - that is, by switching to the free plan. The next section explains how you can do so.

How to Cancel Your Peacock Membership

There are a few ways you can go about canceling your Peacock Premium or Premium Plus membership. The steps you have to follow will depend on how you’ve signed up and are being billed for your Peacock subscription.

Cancel Peacock Subscription via the Peacock Website

If you’re billed directly through Peacock, follow the steps below to cancel your Peacock paid subscription. 

  1. Open your browser and head to Peacocktv.com
  2. Sign in to your Peacock account
  3. Click on your profile icon at the top right-hand corner
  4. Head to My Account
  5. Under Plans & Payments locate your current plan and click on Change Plan 
  6. Select Peacock Free and click on Change Plan to confirm

Cancel Peacock Subscription through iTunes

If you are being billed through iTunes, you need to cancel your Peacock subscription via iTunes on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Go to the Apple ID at the top of the page
  3. Click on Subscriptions
  4. Locate Peacock on the list and tap on it
  5. Click on Cancel Subscription and then Confirm

Cancel Peacock Subscription through Google Play

If you’re being billed through Google Play, then you should do the following:

  1. Open the Google Play app on your Android device
  2. Click the menu on the top left corner 
  3. Tap on Subscriptions
  4. Locate Peacock on the list of active subscriptions and tap on it
  5. Click on Cancel Membership

Cancel Peacock Subscription on Roku

Alternatively, you may have also signed up and are being billed for Peacock via Roku. In that case, there are two ways to go about canceling Peacock: either via your Roku device or through the Roku website.

Cancel Peacock subscription from your Roku streaming device

  1. On your Roku remote press the Home button
  2. Go to channels and locate Peacock TV
  3. Press the Star button on your Roku remote to open the menu
  4. Click on Manage subscriptions 
  5. Select Cancel subscription and click Done

Cancel Peacock subscription through the Roku website

  1. Go to Roku.com and sign in to your account
  2. Under Manage account go to Manage your subscriptions
  3. On the list of active subscriptions locate Peacock TV
  4. Click on Unsubscribe and then Yes Unsubscribe to finalize the cancellation

How to Get Peacock for Cheaper or for Free

There are several ways you can get Peacock for cheaper or for free, such as:

Downgrading your Peacock plan

Peacock offers three plans via which you can access some or all of Peacock’s features. By switching between plans, you can either get Peacock for cheaper or entirely for free.

There are a few main differences between the plans, ranging from the content you can access, how many hours of it, and whether you’ll be served ads while watching. The table below highlights the key differences between the plans to make your choice easier. 

Peacock FreePeacock PremiumPeacock Premium Plus
PriceFree$4.99/month or $49.99/year$9.99/month or $99.99/year
Access to contentLimited accessFull accessFull access
AdsYesYesNo
Hours of content13,00020,000+20,000+
Peacock originalsNoYesYes
Live contentLimitedYesYes
NBC TV episodes1 week after they airNext-day accessNext-day access

Subscribing to a yearly plan

As you can see from the table above, by subscribing to an annual Peacock membership, you will be able to save around $10 per year with the Peacock Premium plan and $20 with the Premium Plus plan. Every dollar counts!

If you’re a Comcast Xfinity Flex and X1 customer or a Cox Contour T.V. essential or higher user, you can access Peacock Premium at no additional costs. Click on your cable provider link for further instructions on how to start watching Peacock Premium for free through your Xfinity or Cox streaming device.

Through your American Express Platinum card

If you’re an American Express Platinum cardholder, you can get reimbursed for up to $20 every month when you use your Platinum card to subscribe to Peacock T.V. This way; you can save up to $240 a year! To see if you are eligible for this offer and for instructions on how you can claim this benefit, check out this page.

Seasonal discounts and promos

Additionally, from time to time, you will be able to find special discounts and promo codes to lower the Peacock membership cost. For example, on sites like SlickDeals, you will find a list of current and verified offers and coupons. If you open the Peacock Premium page and have a browser extension like Coupert activated, you will be able to see all the available promo codes. Also, don’t forget to keep an eye out for seasonal discounts as well, such as Black Friday deals. 

How to Delete Your Peacock Account

While Peacock makes it relatively easy to cancel your paid membership by switching to their free plan, finding how to fully delete your Peacock account can be a bit more complicated.

The way to delete your Peacock account is hidden somewhere in the Peacock help center and in between their privacy policy and all the legal jargon. However, we’ve done the research, so you don’t have to.

If you want to delete your Peacock account completely, then follow the steps below.

Delete Your Peacock Account Using a Browser

  1. Head to the NBCUniversal Individual Rights Request Portal
  2. Click on the Delete Information button
  3. From the drop-down menu under Select Applicable Brand(s) choose Peacock
  4. Fill in the rest of the form with your First Name, Last Name, Email, and State
  5. Click the Submit button

Delete Your Peacock Account via Email

Alternatively, if you are residing outside the U.S., you may send an email to privacy@nbcuni.com to request that your Peacock account and information be deleted.

What Happens When You Delete Your Peacock Account

When requesting to delete your Peacock account, Peacock will warn you that the deletion may result in an inability to access any services, subscriptions, and accounts related to Peacock. This may also impact your access to other NBC Universal brands such as CNBC, E! Entertainment, Dreamwork Animation, or others.

Moreover, it’s important to note that the deletion of your account may not impact your upcoming automatic payments. For example, if you are automatically being billed for Peacock T.V. via a third-party service like Roku or iTunes, you may continue to be billed after your deletion request. Therefore, make sure to first cancel your Peacock payment obligations before making a deletion request. To do so, follow the Cancel Peacock Subscription steps above before deleting your Peacock account.

Alternatives to Peacock Streaming

What makes Peacock T.V. different from other streaming services is that you can access it for free, forever (or at least for as long as they retain the free plan).

However, if you’re looking for an alternative to Peacock’s Premium plans or for a streaming service you can use outside the U.S., check out the table below. 

Streaming servicePrice start at (per month)Free trialAdsDownload for offline viewingCountries available
Peacock Premium$4.997 dayYesYesUSA
Netflix$8.99NoNoYes190
Disney Plus$7.99NoNoYes61
Amazon Prime Video$8.99 (free if you’re a Prime member)30 dayNoYes200
HBO Max$9.99NoYesYes190
Paramount Plus$4.997 dayNoYes60
Hulu$6.9930 dayYesYesUSA, Japan