The Office has made the jump from Netflix to NBC’s Peacock, and fans of the Steve Carrell comedy series can now watch the first two seasons of the show without paying a penny thanks to the new streaming service’s free tier.
How to Stream The Office for Free on Peacock
If you want to watch The Office online, you’ll need to head over to PeacockTV.com. The new NBC Universal streaming service has The Office, 30 Rock, Saved by the Bell and other NBC favorites available to stream on multiple tiers.
You can stream The Office without a subscription on Peacock’s free tier, which gets you unlimited access to seasons 1 and 2 of the show for free. Your best bet is to sign up for Peacock premium, which lets you stream all nine seasons of the show plus previously unreleased extras that are exclusive to subscribers. A Peacock premium subscription costs $4.99 per month with ads, or $9.99 per month if you want to go ad-free.
The Office originally aired on NBC from 2005 to 2013, so the move to Peacock makes perfect sense. It’s unlikely that the show will be available on any other streaming services anytime soon, since NBC holds the rights and doesn’t need to license them out anymore.
How to Watch The Office Without Peacock
If you love the show, but don’t want to pay a monthly fee, you can always buy the complete series on DVD or Blu-ray instead. You’ll pay a higher price up front, but have access to the show forever. The 34-disc set includes bonus commentary, webisodes, blooper reels and more than 15 hours of deleted scenes The picture quality on Blu-ray discs is also better than what’s available through streaming services.
The biggest downside to this option is that you can only watch The Office on Blu-ray and won’t be able to watch the show on your mobile devices, or when you’re out of your home like you can with Peacock. You’ll also miss out on the exclusive extras available to Peacock premium subscribers. A happy medium may be to buy digital copies of the show in HD off a service like Amazon’s Prime Video, where each season costs $17.99. This option lets you watch The Office on your TV or stream from your device.
You have a lot of options to discover or re-watch one of the most critically acclaimed TV shows of all time, but Peacock is offering the easiest, cheapest, and most comprehensive solution.