It took them almost a year, but NBC’s Peacock streaming service is finally rolling out a feature that has been long available on many streaming platforms. The service is adding support for profiles on iOS, Android, and other platforms.
The app update, available today on iOS and Android, allows up to six family members to share an account, but have their own watchlist, viewing histories, and recommendations. Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, and other streaming services have long supported user profiles. Peacock, though, is just now catching up.
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Once your Peacock app has updated, it will walk you through adding at least one user profile for the account owner. Information to be entered includes age, gender, name, and a profile picture. A collection of pictures from its various series are available to use as profile pics, including characters from The Office, Parks and Rec, Psych, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Law & Order, and more.
9to5Google has confirmed that the feature is now live on Android and iOS, as well as the web version. It is also available on the Android TV version but hasn’t yet hit the Apple TV.
Peacock has provided a “how-to” on setting up profiles, while also including a link to how to delete a profile:
How do I set up a profile on Peacock?
We will start you off with two possible profiles. One will be the Account Holder profile and one will be a Kids profile.
First, if you are the Account Holder, select the ‘Account Holder’ profile to set up your profile. You will be prompted to select your avatar and enter in additional details like your name, birth year, gender, and ZIP code. This information is only collected on the Account Holder profile.
You can then either set up the Kids profile or remove the possible profile. For steps to delete a profile, click here.
If you are not the Account Holder, or once you have set up your initial profile, you can add additional ones by selecting the ‘+’ sign labeled ‘New Profile’. You will be prompted to select your avatar, indicate if it is a Kids profile, and enter a name for the profile.
On Peacock, you can have up to 6 profiles on your account with unique names and avatars.
It can be any combination of Kids and regular profiles, however, the Account Holder or main profile cannot be a Kids profile.