Peacock is officially available across the US today, but it was near-impossible to find on the Google Play Store for much of today. For hours, it didn’t show up in search results; instead, you needed a direct link to its listing. Since this story was published, Google had fixed whatever was going on and Peacock was appearing in Google Play search results.
In the weeks leading up to Peacock’s launch, NBCUniversal said the new streaming service would be available on its mobile apps and websites -- as well as Android TV and Chromecast, LG and Vizio TVs and PlayStation 4. Peacock is running a promotional deal with Google, in which anyone who subscribes to Peacock’s premium tier through a Google platform can unlock an extended free trial. The fact that the app wasn’t appearing in Play Store search results could hurt Peacock’s initial rollout.