By Sonia Rao, Washington Post
Like nagging doubts or stress-induced acne, streaming service launches seem to have become a consistent part of our nation’s reality. Quibi launched in April, with HBO Max springing up the next month. NBCUniversal gave Comcast customers a sneak peek of its own new platform in April — nepotism strikes again! — but, as of Wednesday, the conglomerate has also let everyone else have a piece of the pie.
Peacock, as that pie is known, was meant to get a boost from the Summer Olympics, which NBC broadcasts every four years. But with the Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021, more attention shifts to what remains on the service and whether, compared to its peers, Peacock is worth the cost.
Here’s a rundown of the major streaming services.