After nearly 60 years on WFLA News Channel 8, the residents of Salem are heading to streaming.
Starting Monday, Sept. 12, new episodes of “Days of our Lives” will air exclusively on the Peacock streaming service.
This move by NBC means that the show will no longer be interrupted due to breaking news or weather coverage and means fans can watch the show on their schedule.
Here are the things you need to know about the big switch.
WHERE CAN I WATCH THE SHOW?
The show will now be available only on Peacock, which can be accessed through the Peacock app on smart TVs and connected devices like a Fire TV, Roku and AppleTV. The show can also be watched at PeacockTV.com.
WHEN CAN I WATCH THE SHOW?
New episodes of the show will be available weekdays starting at 6 a.m., Eastern Time.
WHAT WILL IT COST FOR ME TO GET PEACOCK?
There are multiple tiers for Peacock subscribers.
- Free – This will let you watch the new daily episodes, plus up to 100 past episodes.
- $4.99 per month – This will let you watch the new daily episodes, ALL past episodes and exclusive shows like “Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem.”
- $9.99 per month – This will let you watch the new and ALL past episodes and the exclusive shows all ad-free!
**For a limited time to welcome new Days viewers, Peacock is lowering the price for the $4.99 point to just $1.99 per month, or you can save more by paying $19.99 for one year. This offer is could through the month of September.
IS THIS CHANGING THE SHOW?
In addition to being able to watch the show at any time after 6 a.m., the move to Peacock will mean fewer commercials in the show (or none for viewers on the ad-free tier), which would allow episodes to have more content than what is in current episodes. Also, the shows would not be pre-empted for news or sports programming, which happened 16 times last year.
WHAT WILL BE ON WFLA INSTEAD OF DAYS?
Starting September 12, viewers on WFLA will see NBC News Daily at 1 p.m. ET, a new show from NBC News with the latest on the events happening around the country and around the world. The show will be anchored by award-winning journalists including Kate Snow, Aaron Gilchrist, Vicky Nguyen and Morgan Radford.
At 2 p.m. WFLA will air Bloom. This show is Tampa Bay’s only daily one-hour show focusing on a healthy mind, body, and soul. Hosted by Gayle Guyardo, Bloom will air weekdays, starting September 5.
At 3 p.m. WFLA will air Family Feud leading into News Channel 8 4 p.m. newscast.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
A toll-free Days of our Lives customer care line has been set up to answer your questions. Just click here from your phone to call 855-597-1827 and get more information about the move.
You can also go the PeacockTV.com/Help to use the Live Chat to find more information about the switch.