TV Answer Man, what’s the scoop on watching the Royals game in Toronto on Peacock? Is it only available on Peacock? — Mari, Joplin, Missouri. 

Mari, the NBC-owned Peacock streaming service will offer 18 Major League Baseball games this season on Sunday mornings, including today’s (July 17) matchup between the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays at 12:05 p.m. ET from the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

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 August.)

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If you don’t subscribe, there will be no other way to watch the Royals-Blue Jays 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 Bally Sports Kansas City, the TV home of the Royals.

And, you will have to subscribe to a Peacock Premium plan. (Unless you have Cox, Charter or Comcast which include a free Peacock Premium subscription with its video service.).

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If you decide to subscribe to Peacock, you will be able to access the games on the Peacock app or at the Peacock web site. You can see a list of supported devices here.

Mari, hope that helps. Happy viewing and stay safe!

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