'Days of our Lives' moving to Peacock; what you need to know to not miss an episode
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives...
Faithful viewers of the NBC weekday series "Days of Our Lives" for the last 57 years (and more than 14,400 episodes) have heard this familiar phrase, a metaphor that means life passes by quickly. And in life, things change - some for the good, and some bad.
Starting Monday, Sept. 12, new episodes of "Days of Our Lives" will air exclusively on the NBC streaming service Peacock.
The good news is that the show moving to streaming means there will be no interruptions from breaking news, weather and no missed episodes... the bad news is that viewers will no longer be able to see their favorite soap opera here on 21 WFMJ TV.
HOW TO FIND THE SHOW STARTING SEPT. 12
The show is moving to Peacock, the NBC owned streaming service. It can be viewed via the Peacock app and watched on your smart TV, your computer, tablet or smart phone.
If you don't have a TV that is capable of downloading apps, you can add streaming devices to your TV for as low as $20, as long as you have internet.
"Days" will be available when you want to watch in your free time, with new episodes dropping each weekday at 6 a.m., and you can rewind or even rewatch old episodes, all at your leisure.
Peacock is a streaming service that offers TV shows, movies and sports and has three tiers for viewing - free, $4.99 and $9.99 per month.
$4.99/month plan: This plan is currently being offered in September for $1.99 for the first year or $19.99 for the year, and will automatically increase to $4.99 after the first year unless the subscription is canceled. This plan offers 80,000+ hours of movies, TV shows, next-day access to NBC, Bravo network shows, live sporting events, and more than 50 channels.
$9.99/month plan: All shows, movies sports with the previous plan, plus the ability to download and watch select titles offline, and watch most shows ad-free.
HOW TO WATCH
Once you have signed up for a free or paid subscription, you need to be able to receive the program over the internet to a smart device, whether it is your TV, computer, tablet or smart phone.
On TV: If you have a smart TV, you simply need to download the Peacock app. Not sure if you have a smart TV? The easiest way to know is to check your remote or TV menu options for an Apps section. Smart TV remotes usually have buttons for Prime Video, Netflix or Hulu as well. Smart TVs will also have a menu section for network connections for WiFi setup or an Ethernet port on the back of the set.
Check with your local cable provider to see if Peacock is available through their service. Spectrum is offering Peacock at no additional cost for a limited time, and stipulations apply. After the promotion ends, the service is $4.99 per month.
NBC has also set up a hotline at 1-855-597-1827 to answer any questions or comments you may have about "Days of Our Lives" and how to continue watching the series beginning next week.
WHAT IS FILLING "DAYS' TIMESLOT?
"NBC News Daily" will fill the timeslot beginning Sept. 12 with an hour-long weekday news program that will be hosted by rotating anchors, including Kate Snow, Aaron Gilchrist, and Vicky Nguyen, featuring up-to-the-minute national and international news.
NBC announced Aug. 3 that the series would no longer air on NBC affiliates, including 21 WFMJ TV.