How To Watch The Office

For several years, the Office was seemingly the golden staple of Netflix's extensive offering. It was great for a laugh, and it was also the perfect way to fill the silence for situations in which you simply wanted a little background noise. However, it was eventually announced in 2020 that the Office would eventually be departing from Netflix by the end of that same year. When the unfortunate news broke, it felt like we were all losing a long-time friend.

Luckily, the Office did not completely vacate the universe, as it's still possible to watch the show in a multitude of ways. The easiest way to access the Office would now be to subscribe to Peacock, which is a streaming service owned by NBC. As you might have guessed, NBC pulled the Office from Netflix in order to provide the show on its own native streaming service. The Office officially went live on its new streaming service in early 2021, and the rest is history!

If you're still searching for a way to get your Office fix, look no further. This is a comprehensive list of all the ways you can instantly start watching the Office and easily get back to the difunctionally hilarious world of Dunder Mifflin we all know and love.

Stream the Office on Peacock

Streaming on Peacock is arguably the easiest way to reunite with the Office, and there are three different plan tiers to choose from. The 'Free' plan is one you can access at no charge, but the content offered in this tier is limited and it is supported by ads. The 'Premium' plan is a tier that gives you access to Peacock's entire content library at the rate of $4.99 per month, but you will notice that this tier is also supported by ads. The final plan, 'Premium Plus,' provides access to everything in the Premium tier, and advertising is [mostly] nonexistent.

If you want to subscribe to the Free plan, you will be able to watch the first two seasons of the Office at no cost. However, if you want to access the rest of the show, you will need to upgrade to one of the other two plans.

Watch Live on TV

If you're like the rapidly growing portion of the US population who have cut ties with cable television, you probably don't have a way to catch the Office on traditional live television. However, you can easily start watching reruns via services such as Hulu's Live TV or YouTube TV. You'll quickly notice that Comedy Central regularly plays the Office, so you'll get the choice of either watching along live or recording with a DVR for later viewing.

Hulu's Live TV service starts at $69.99 per month and includes loads of channels along with subscriptions to ESPN+ and Disney+. On the other hand, YouTube TV starts at an introductory offer of $54.99 for your first three initial months, and then $64.99 after that.

Purchase the Digital Set Online

Not everyone likes the idea of subscribing to a service in order to watch their favorite shows, and that's okay! For those, there is always the option of digitally purchasing the series online. iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and Vudu all offer users the option to purchase the series at a fixed price. After purchasing, you'll be able to watch your purchased content at any time, provided you have access to the internet. If you decide to buy online, you'll have your option of buying the entire set, one or more specific seasons, or even single episodes. All of these will be yours to keep forever!

Purchase the DVDs

Buying physical media seems like an obsolete way to access your favorite shows, but there's no denying that it ensures you'll never lose access to your purchases. Even if you found yourself in a situation where you had no access to the internet, you could still watch a DVD box set as long as you had a DVD player around. You can purchase the The Office in the form of a set via Target, which is currently selling the collection for $49.99. If you prefer Amazon, you can grab it there as well for $41.00.