The Premier League returns this weekend with the start of the 2022-23 season and similar to the past few years, coverage will be spread across Peacock and the various live TV channels owned by NBCUniversal. This means that those looking to access all of the matches as they happen will need to have both a live TV subscription with access to NBC channels and a paid Peacock subscription.
The English Premier League has continued to grow in popularity in the USA over the past few years, leading to more demand and interest in streaming matches over the internet. NBC continues to hold the rights to Premier League coverage in the United States, making its channels and online services the only place to catch all of the games as they happen live.
The new campaign officially kicks off this Friday at 3PM ET (12 PT) when Crystal Palace host Arsenal. The rest of the August 6-7 weekend will see all of the other Premier League teams in action and beginning their individual 2022 campaigns, including Liverpool away at Fulham, Man City away at West Ham, and Everton at home to Chelsea.
Since Peacock first launched, matches have tended to either be shown on Peacock or on NBCSN. However, NBC closed down its NBCSN channel at the end of 2021, moving much of the content including Premier League, to USA. As a result, a live TV subscription that includes access to USA network will be required to watch some live Premier League matches this season. For this weekend, the majority of games will be available to watch live with a standard paid Peacock subscription.
Premier League Aug. 5-7 schedule:
|Crystal Palace v Arsenal||Aug. 5, 3 p.m.||USA|
|Fulham v Liverpool||Aug. 6, 7:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Bournemouth v Aston Villa||Aug. 6, 10 a.m.||Peacock|
|Leeds United v Wolves||Aug. 6, 10 a.m.||Peacock|
|Newcastle v Nottingham Forest||Aug. 6, 10 a.m.||Peacock|
|Tottenham v Southampton||Aug. 6, 10 a.m.||Peacock|
|Everton v Chelsea||Aug. 6, 12:30 p.m.||USA|
|Man United v Brighton||Aug. 7, 9 a.m.||Peacock|
|Leicester City v Brentford||Aug. 7, 9 a.m.||Peacock|
|West Ham v Man City||Aug. 7, 11:30 a.m.||Peacock|
For those new to watching Premier League on Peacock, access does require a paid subscription. Even though Peacock does offer a free tier, Premier League content is locked behind a paywall. There are two paid Peacock Premier tiers to choose from and both provide access to all of the live games. As a result, the cheapest way to watch Premier League on Peacock is the $4.99 per month Premium plan.
It is also worth noting that both the Premium and Premium Plus Peacock plans not only include access to live Premier League matches, but also additional programming and full match replays once they become available. Full replays are also available for matches that are not shown live on Peacock.