First Five Seasons of ‘The Office’ Now Available to Stream on Peacock For Free
Hey Office fans - run, don’t walk - to Peacock right now, and you can catch the first five seasons of the show - for free. While the series has been available to stream on Peacock since it left Netflix last year, all but the first season remained available only for those paying for Peacock’s premium tier.
In March, for the show’s birthday, all of the episodes were made available to stream for free for one week.
Peacock is a subscription video streaming service from NBCUniversal that gives access to up to 15,000 hours of content including original shows, blockbuster movies, and classic television series.
Just like other streaming services, Peacock will have their own original series including reboots of Save By The Bell, Punky Brewster, and Battlestar Galactica. They also have shows like Rutherford Falls (Ed Helms), Dr. Death (Alec Baldwin), and a behind-the-scenes docs-series about Saturday Night Live.
The company has acquired the rights to many classic shows like the entire Dick Wolf library including Law & Order and Chicago Fire, Parks and Recreation, and The Office.
The service will also feature blockbusters and critically-acclaimed films from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and content acquired from Hollywood’s biggest studios.
The first five seasons of The Office are available to stream for free as of Friday morning. You will need to sign up for a Peacock account, but the process is quick and easy and only requires an email address and password. You don’t even need to enter your credit card information to access the free tier of Peacock.
The feather icon on seasons six through nine shows that you will need a subscription to Peacock Premium to watch them. If you would like to access the remaining four seasons, you will need to sign up for a Peacock subscription at $4.99 (ad-supported) or $9.99 (ad-free) per month.
Peacock also offers a free 7-day trial, so you can binge-watch as many episodes as possible before that week is up. Since each episode is about 20 minutes long, you might be able to see them all before the trial period is over.
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At this point, the company has not revealed whether the entire series will become available to stream for free in the future. For now, though, fans can enjoy many of their favorite episodes without having to pay for a subscription. Peacock is available on Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, iPhone/iPad, Web Browsers, Android Phone/Tablet, Android TV, Xbox, VIZIO Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, and LG Smart TV.