Peacock is taking steps that could ease that worry.
The popular video streaming service, which is owned by NBCUniversal, recently announced that it will be providing 24-hour-per-day livestreaming of its local NBC affiliates to select subscribers. Access began on November 30, 2022.
Let’s take a closer look to see if your Peacock subscription qualifies and if your local NBC affiliate is included.
Peacock Premium Plus Subscribers Now Get Local NBC Affiliates
Peacock has made more than 200 local NBC affiliates available to stream. But there’s a catch.
You must subscribe to Peacock’s Premium Plus, which is the $9.95 per month subscription, to gain access. You can save a little cash by opting for the annual subscription at $99 per year.
“Our Affiliates have always been terrific partners as our industry evolves to meet our consumers’ expectations and viewing habits,” Philip Martzolf, President, NBC Affiliate Relations, said in a news release. “This is an exciting new offering that expands our best-in-class broadcast and local programming to new audiences.”
The livestream comes in addition to all of the other benefits of Peacock membership, which include live sports, on-demand movies and the libraries of hit shows like The Office and Yellowstone. At the Premier Plus subscription tier, you get the on-demand content with no commercials and also download content for offline viewing.
To find the local NBC channels on your Peacock menu, visit the NBC Local tab.
These NBC Affiliates Are Available on Peacock Premium Plus
Will your local NBC affiliate be available on Peacock Premium Plus? Probably.
Peacock announced that more than 200 markets will have access to their local NBC stations via the streaming service.
Here’s a comprehensive list of the affiliates along with the local television markets impacted:
|NBC Affiliate||Local TV Market|
|WNBC||New York, N.Y.|
|KNBC||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|KXAS-TV||Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas|
|KNTV||San Francisco/Oakland/ San Jose, Calif.|
|KPNX | KNAZ-TV||Phoenix-Flagstaff, Ariz.|
|KARE||Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.|
|WTVJ||Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.|
|KSDK||St. Louis, Mo.|
|KNSD||San Diego, Calif.|
|KSL-TV||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|WOAI-TV||San Antonio, Texas|
|KSHB-TV||Kansas City, Mo.|
|WVIT||Hartford-New Haven, Conn.|
|WPTV||West Palm Beach, Fla.|
|KSNV-DT||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|WOOD-TV||Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, Mich.|
|KFOR-TV||Oklahoma City, Okla.|
|KOB||Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M.|
|WDSU||New Orleans, La.|
|WBBH-TV||Ft. Myers-Naples, Fla.|
|WBRE-TV||Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Pa.|
|KARK-TV||Little Rock, Ark.|
|WHO-TV||Des Moines-Ames, Iowa|
|WGBA-TV||Green Bay, Wisc.|
|KOAA-TV||Colorado Springs, Colo.|
|KWWL||Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
|KTSM-TV||El Paso, Texas|
|WVLA-TV||Baton Rouge, La.|
|KNWA-TV||Fort Smith, Ark.|
|WNDU-TV||South Bend, Ind.|
|WCYB-TV||Johnson City, Tenn.|
|WMBF-TV||Myrtle Beach, S.C.|
|WVGN-LP||U.S. Virgin Islands|
|WPTA||Fort Wayne, Ind.|
|KDLT-TV||Sioux Falls, S.D.|
|WPBN-TV||Traverse City, Mich.|
|KSBY||Santa Barbara, Calif.|
|WEAU-TV||Eau Claire, Wisc.|
|KRIS-TV||Corpus Christi, Texas|
|KMIR||Palm Springs, Calif.|
|KTVE||El Dorado, Ark.|
|KJAC KBMT-2||Beaumont, Texas|
|KTIV||Sioux City, Iowa|
|WJHG-TV||Panama City, Fla.|
|KPVI||Idaho Falls, Idaho|
|WTWO||Terre Haute, Ind.|
|KNBN||Rapid City, S.D.|
|KPLC||Lake Charles, La.|
|WNKY||Bowling Green, Ky.|
|KKCO||Grand Junction, Colo.|
|KTFT-LD||Twin Falls, Idaho|
|KTGF||Great Falls, Mont.|
|KSAN-TV||San Angelo, Texas|
|KNPG-LD||Saint Joseph, Mo.|
|WWPI||Presque Isle, Maine|
|KATH-LD | KSCT-LP||Juneau, Alaska|
|KNOP-TV||North Platte, Neb.|
|WKAQ-TV||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
This news probably isn’t enough to get most people to upgrade their Peacock subscriptions, but it’s a really nice perk for those who already enjoy Premium Plus.
For rural cord cutters who live in areas that make it hard to access local channels via antenna, this could be a relatively cheap option to gain access to your local NBC affiliate.
And if you pair it with a Paramount+ subscription, which offers similar access to local CBS affiliates with select subscriptions, you could have multiple livestreams of local channels without paying for a live TV streaming service.
Will you upgrade your Peacock membership to enjoy this new benefit? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this news in the Clark.com community.