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‘The Office’ Moves to Peacock TV: How To Watch And Is It Free?

The year just started and we’re already starting on a sour note. Today, January 1, 2021, marks the first day of The Office leaving Netflix. It’s a time as stressful and unsettling as Scranton’s merger with Stamford.

There are a lot of questions in these trying times. Why did The Office leave Netflix? How can you watch The Office now? Do you have to pay another streaming service if you want to see Kevin spill his chili? Fear not, we’re here to help. Here’s everything you need to know about The Office‘s streaming future.

Where Did The Office Go? Why Isn’t The Office on Netflix?

It’s all about those tricky licensing fees. Because The Office isn’t a Netflix original, the streaming giant has always paid NBC Universal for the rights to have it. And this year NBC didn’t feel like playing with Netflix anymore.

The Office is returning to its network home, in a way. The nine-season series will be available to stream on NBC’s Peacock right now, January 1. Get off your Netflix account and head on over to Peacock. Your binge watch doesn’t have to stop.

How Can I Watch The Office on Peacock?

You know the drill. If you want to watch The Office on a new streaming service, you’re going to need a subscription. Fortunately Peacock has a few options on that front. If you’re strapped for cash or refuse to pay for more TV in your life, there’s a free option. Simply sign up with your email and you can watch a limited amount of The Office without paying a cent.

Ready to go all in? First of all, that’s what she said. Second, Peacock offers two payment tiers. The first will give you access to Peacock’s full library including all episodes of The Office and its bonus content. Peacock Premium costs $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year. Want to commit but hate ads? Peacock Premium Plus is for you. For $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year you can watch all things NBC without being harassed by commercials.

 

How Much of The Office Can I Watch on Peacock for Free?

This is where things get a little sad. At the moment only the first two seasons of The Office are available on Peacock for free. The other 173 episodes? You’ll have to pay.

How Much of The Office Can I Watch on Peacock with a Subscription?

All 201 episodes of The Office are available through Peacock Premium and Peacock Premium Plus. But that’s not all. According to Peacock, The Office‘s new home offers some fun extras. A subscription to Peacock includes:

  • Superfan Episodes that include never-before seen footage and deleted scenes. These special episodes will start with Season 3 with more installments coming in March. You have a whole world of never-aired Dwight pranks to enjoy.
  • Specialized playlists that will include Dwight pranks, the show’s most romantic moments, and all-powerful office words of wisdom.
  • The Office Zen, a 24/7 channel devoted to the sights and sounds of the office, which is a godsend for anyone working at home. Now you too can pretend life is normal.

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