How to Watch Notre Dame vs. Toledo: Reminder, It’s Not on NBC TV

Notre Dame's home-opener will be broadcast exclusively on the Peacock App this week so get prepared in advance.

By now, all Notre Dame fans should know that to watch this weekend’s home-opener against Toledo, you need the Peacock App with a premium subscription. Notre Dame announced this earlier in the summer, but if you’re like me, you probably have been waiting till the last minute to sign up. Well, this is your reminder to do so, or if you weren’t aware yet, here’s what you need to do to watch the game live.

For starters, you will need the Peacock App itself either on your Apple TV, Roku, Firestick, Smart TV, laptop, or whatever device you use for streaming. You’ll also need to sign up for Peacock Premium to watch the game live. Normally Peacock is $5 a month, but they have a promo now for $7.50 for 3 months with the promo code NOTRE DAME. You can sign up for the premium service with this link. (Note, we don’t make any commissions or anything like that if you sign up).

Some fans have taken the stance of refusing to download and pay for the app just to watch the game. Even if I didn’t run this site and have a Notre Dame podcast, I wouldn’t be one of those fans simply because I’m fine with paying essentially a little more than the price of a beer (or less than the price of a really good beer where I live) to watch one of the 12 Notre Dame regular-season games we get a year.

If you sign up for the trial and use the promo code for the 3-month deal, just remember to cancel it if you don’t use it for anything else before the 3-months are up because it will auto-renew for $5/month. Oh, and if you are an Xfinity or Cox cable subscriber, you’re eligible for Peacock Premium for FREE.

In addition to the live coverage of the game, Peacock will have an exclusive pre-game show before kick-off. Here are some details the University announced in a release earlier this week about the pre-game show.

Prior to the 2:30 p.m. ET kickoff, Peacock will stream Countdown to Kickoffa special, exclusive hour-long pregame show hosted by NBC Sports’ Corey Robinson and Jac Collinsworth, who also hosts the weekly ND on NBC Podcast released each Thursday. Robinson and Collinsworth will be joined by Notre Dame student Caroline Pineda. Countdown to Kickoff will feature newly-produced content surrounding the Fighting Irish, including:

– Exclusive “Mic’d Up” segment featuring Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly

– In-Depth feature profile of projected top-10 NFL Draft Pick Kyle Hamilton

– A conversation between Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick and NBC’s Mike Tirico about Notre Dame and storylines around college athletics

– Analysis of the college football season with Tirico and NBC Sports analyst Drew Brees

Notre Dame Press Release

You can get all mad about needing to download the app and shelling out $7.50 for the promo – or you could also just sign up for one month for $5 and cancel on Sunday. Or, you can take 2-3 minutes to sign up and watch the game (I had a free account and subscribed in 1 minute right before writing this). If you’re a long-time reader of this site, you clearly love Notre Dame football, so just watch the damn thing live and enjoy one of the 12 Saturdays a year we get to watch our Irish live.

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  1. Eff Peacock.

    They dangle enough money in front of Notre Dame for them to fall for the trap.

    Why are they doing this only with Notre Dame?

    Why is it only Notre Dame but not the ACC, or other universities like Oklahoma Texas Florida Michigan?

  2. Why fret about replacing 4 linemen and the second best running QB of all time at ND? Almost all of us predicted this problem for the first few games, right?
    The Irish will be ready to go. IRISH by 36.

    BGC ’77 ’82

    1. Watching Live now – Peacock cuts and edits are terrible. They cut off announcers in mid sentence, come back from commercials 1/2 way through plays. And what is with the circles and black screen ” we will be right back” . Like watching a high school broadcast.

  3. This is ridiculous, simply a money making scheme. I hope no one jumps through their hoops and the ratings for the game are terrible.

  4. It’s not available in Canada, I mean that makes sense no one in Canada watches Notre Dame, or ever attended Notre Dame (Chase Claypool). Joke.

  5. “so just watch the damn thing live and enjoy one of the few Saturdays a year we get to watch our Irish live. ” I am confused by this silly comment, or just plain typo.
    We have gotten to watch almost every Notre Dame game for the last 20 years “Live”. What are you talking about?

  6. Sorry. Your take on this is pathetic! Not everybody has internet service capable of streaming. In my rural area, I am lucky to get .5 mbps. This is another ploy to make money not only for NBC but also for good old ND!
    Joseph Deutsch, 64.

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