TV Answer Man, the Mets are playing on Peacock on Sunday. What’s the deal with the game? Do you have to subscribe? How do you watch it? — Selena, Yonkers, New York.
Selena, the NBC-owned Peacock streaming service will offer 18 Major League Baseball games this season on Sunday mornings, including Sunday’s (June 26) matchup between the New York Mets and Miami Marlins at 12:05 p.m. ET from loanDepot Park in Miami.
Unlike Apple TV+’s Friday night MLB streaming doubleheaders, Peacock is requiring fans to subscribe to one of its two Premium plans (starts at $4.99 a month) to watch the games. (Apple has promised to stream the games for free at least through July.)
If you don’t subscribe, there will be no other way to watch the Mets-Marlins game, or any of the remaining games on Peacock’s schedule. Since they are Peacock exclusives, they will not be available on any other service or channel, including NBC, MLB TV, MLB Extra Innings, or the teams’ regional sports channels such as SNY (the usual TV home of the Mets) or Bally Sports Florida (the usual TV home of the Marlins).
And, you will have to subscribe to a Peacock Premium plan. (Unless you have Comcast which includes a free Peacock Premium subscription with its video service.).
Selena, hope that helps. Happy viewing and stay safe!
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