Notre Dame fans have a whole new way of looking at the Fighting Irish in 2021.
For the first time since Fighting Irish partnered with NBC Sports in 1991, the team’s games will be available for streaming through a dedicated streaming service site – Peacock. That includes Saturday’s game against Toledo, which will be the first (and, in the case of the 2021 season, only) game to be broadcast exclusively via stream.
“Since airing the Sunday football replays with Lindsey Nelson, we have always strived for innovation in the media space; our partnership with NBC and Peacock only solidifies that mission,” said Notre Dame deputy athletic director Jack. Swarbrick, in a statement announcing the move. “Bringing football from Notre Dame to Peacock is just the next step in the evolution of our relationship.”
Said Pete Bevacqua, president of NBC Sports:
“We are thrilled to broadcast Notre Dame Football on Peacock,” said Pete Bevacqua, President of NBC Sports. “Peacock exemplifies how we are innovating as a company, and Notre Dame has always been a great partner in making progressive decisions for sports programming.”
It’s a decidedly non-traditional move for Notre Dame, whose status as an independent and as one of college football’s all-time blue-blooded programs gives the site credit. However, it makes sense considering the proliferation of streaming services as more and more consumers cut ties with traditional cable companies.
Regardless, here’s everything you need to know about Notre Dame’s new home in Peacock, how to watch the Fighting Irish game in 2021, and more:
What is the peacock?
Peacock is NBCUniversal’s dedicated streaming service, where all NBC shows can be watched for free. The site, which also provides coverage of the Premier League, the Olympics and WrestleMania, comes in three packages: Peacock, Peacock Premium and Peacock Premium Plus.
Anyone can sign up for a free Peacock account, which provides access to movies and TV shows; channels available only on Peacock; daily news, sports and pop culture; children’s movies and shows; and the Spanish-language series on Telemundo.
Peacock is compatible with a variety of browsers, mobile and tablet devices, connected TVs, game consoles, and streaming devices. See the full list here.
How to see Notre Dame in Peacock
NBC Sports owns the rights to all Notre Dame home games, all of which will be available on NBC and, beginning September 11, on Peacock. FuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial, Is another option. The good news is that anyone can sign up for a free Peacock account; The bad news is that it alone will not be enough to watch Notre Dame football.
With the purpose of watch Notre Dame football Through Peacock, fans will need to subscribe to Peacock Premium ($ 4.99 per month) or Peacock Premium Plus ($ 9.99 per month). Subscribing to Premium Access, or Premium Plus Access, which removes the commercials, will allow fans to stream the Notre Dame home games in 2021. Otherwise, fans will have to watch the game on TV or another streaming service. .
Notre Dame 2021 football schedule
Below is the Notre Dame schedule for 2021, including all the games that will be streamed on Peacock Premium.
|Play||Time (ET)||television channel|
|Sept. 4: Notre Dame 41, Florida State 38||7:30 pm||ABC, fuboTV|
|September 11: vs. Toledo||2:30 pm||Peacock|
|September 18: vs. Purdue||2:30 pm||NBC, fuboTV, Peacock|
|September 25: vs. No. 18 Wisconsin (Chicago)||Noon||Fox, fuboTV|
|October 2: vs. No. 7 Cincinnati||2:30 pm||NBC, fuboTV, Peacock|
|October 9: at No. 19 Virginia Tech||TBD||ACC Network, fuboTV|
|October 23: vs. No. 14 USC||7:30 pm||NBC, fuboTV, Peacock|
|October 30: vs. No. 24 North Carolina||7:30 pm||NBC, fuboTV, Peacock|
|November 6: vs. Navy||3:30 pm||NBC, fuboTV, Peacock|
|November 13: in Virginia||TBD||TBD|
|November 20: Against Georgia Tech||2:30 pm||NBC, fuboTV, Peacock|
|November 27: at Stanford||TBD||TBD|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.