Peacock now streaming home for Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Protect a Child" Episode 817 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelly Deadmon as Julie, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Protect a Child" Episode 817 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelly Deadmon as Julie, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC) /

Peacock is now officially the streaming home for Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD, as well as Dick Wolf’s Law & Order franchise.

Starting today, NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock has launched—for Comcast customers only—and become the primary place to stream all watch One Chicago series online. But what do One Chicago fans need to know about the new service?

As part of the massive contract Dick Wolf signed with NBCUniversal in January, Peacock now has the rights to stream past and current episodes of Chicago PD, Chicago Fire and Chicago Med.

That means fans can finally watch back episodes of Chicago Med and Chicago PD again; Hulu briefly had prior seasons available, but removed them, meaning that viewers who needed to catch up had to buy past episodes through places like iTunes or Amazon Video.

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The first six seasons of Chicago Fire have been streaming on IMDb TV since December. There’s no indication that the Peacock deal will affect that, or Hulu’s ability to stream select episodes from the current seasons.

But this isn’t a be-all, end-all for One Chicago enthusiasts to stream to their hearts’ content. There are certain things you’ll need to know before you sign up for a Peacock account.

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Is Peacock only for Comcast? Why can’t I watch it?

Comcast is part of NBCUniversal, which owns NBC, so the company is making the service available to Comcast cable subscribers three months early.

However, everyone will be able to subscribe starting July 15.

How much does Peacock cost?

Peacock is free if you’re a Comcast subscriber. If not, you’ll have to choose a plan when the service officially opens in July.

There are three tiers of service. The first is a free tier that can only watch a limited number of episodes. To get access to everything, you’ll need to subscribe to Peacock Premium, either with ads ($4.99/month) or without ads ($9.99.month).

Does the service have ads?

Both the “free” level and the Premium with ads level will force viewers to watch commercials in order to stream their shows. The only way to avoid ads is to subscribe to the $9.99 plan.

Which One Chicago and Dick Wolf shows will be available?

We know that the service is expected to include every episode of Chicago Fire, PD and Med. It will also have a selection of episodes from Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (but not necessarily every episode).

We don’t know if it will have Chicago Justice or some of the other Dick Wolf series like Conviction or Law & Order: True Crime—The Menendez Murders, L&O: Trial By Jury, or L&O: Los Angeles.