Streaming platform Peacock launches on Meta VR headsets

NBC Universal-owned streamer Peacock has struck a deal that will see it distributed across Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro in the US. The partnership is the first time that the streaming service has been available on a virtual reality (VR) headset.

After kicking off with a no-cost trial, Meta Quest users will be able to access Peacock via the usual monthly subscription model (including those who already hold a Peacock sub). Users can then access more than 90,000 hours of movies, TV shows, sports like NFL, MLB, Premier League soccer and WWE wrestling, and more across more than 50 always-on channels “all in VR on your own giant, personal screen”.

Within the Meta Quest environment, subscribers can watch multiple screens at once, or stream Peacock content while browsing the internet or using other apps. They can also adjust the screen size to their preference, including expanding it to cinema size.

The launch of Peacock on Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro is part of a broader, three-year partnership with NBC Universal that will bring experiences across a variety of NBCU IP, including Universal Monsters, Halloween Horror Nights and The Office to immersive environments like Horizon Worlds and Avatars Store. For instance, later this year users will be able to watch The Office on Peacock on a Meta Quest 2 or Meta Quest Pro headset, then interact with The Office in VR in Horizon Worlds.

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