NBC’s Days of Our Lives is one of the longest-running TV series in the world. Airing nearly every weekday since 1965, the soap opera has aired over 14,000 episodes and even given birth to a spinoff series and a holiday film. Now on its 57th season, the program doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon, as it continues to entertain millions of audiences across the country every single day. Whether you’re a fan looking to catch up on past episodes or a casual viewer interested in checking out the series for the first time, here’s where to watch Days of Our Lives:
Where can you watch all the seasons of Days of Our Lives?
All seasons of Days of Our Lives are available to stream on Peacock. New episodes of the soap opera arrive on the streaming service after 8 p.m. ET the same day they air on NBC.
Will I have to pay to watch Days of Our Lives?
The entire season 56 of Days of Our Lives is free to stream on Peacock. But if you want to watch seasons prior to season 56 or the ongoing season 57, you will have to subscribe to Peacock Premium, which costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year.
Is Days of Our Lives no longer on NBC?
Days of Our Lives is still on NBC, but starting September 12th, 2022, the soap opera will no longer air on the network and all-new episodes of the series will debut exclusively on Peacock.
Also beginning September 12, 2022, the timeslots previously occupied by Days of Our Lives will be filled by NBC News Daily, an hour-long program that will provide viewers with up-to-the-minute national and international news. It will be anchored by NBC News’ team of award-winning journalists, including Kate Snow, Aaron Gilchrist, Vicky Nguyen, and Morgan Radford.
“This programming shift benefits both Peacock and NBC and is reflective of our broader strategy to utilize our portfolio to maximize reach and strengthen engagement with viewers,” said Mark Lazarus, chairman, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, in a statement. “With a large percentage of the Days of Our Lives audience already watching digitally, this move enables us to build the show’s loyal fanbase on streaming while simultaneously bolstering the network daytime offering with an urgent, live programming opportunity for partners and consumers.”
Is Days of Our Lives available on Netflix?
No. Days of Our Lives is not streaming on Netflix.
Is Days of Our Lives on Amazon Prime?
As of August 2022, seasons 15, 16, 17, and 18 of Days of Our Lives are available to stream on Prime Video in select territories.
About Days of Our Lives
Created by husband-and-wife Ted and Betty Corday, Days of Our Lives tells the intertwined lives, love stories, accomplishments, and heartbreaks of the Horton, Brady, Kiriakis, Hernandez, and DiMera families.
Set in Illinois in the fictional city of Salem, Days of Our Lives consisted of seven main characters ―Tom Horton, Alice Horton, Mickey Horton, Marie Horton, Julie Olson, Tony Merritt, and Craig Merritt ― when it debuted. The cast increased to 27 actors when it expanded to one hour in 1975. And by the show’s 25th anniversary in 1990, 40 actors appeared on the show in contract or recurring roles, which is the approximate number of actors the show has used since then.
Original cast member Frances Reid, who portrayed Alice Horton, remained on contract with the show until her death in February 2010, though she made her last appearance on the drama in December 2007. Suzanne Rogers, meanwhile, is the longest-serving member of the program’s current cast, having appeared on the show since August 1973.
Since its launch, Days of Our Lives has earned 58 Emmy Awards and 372 nominations, as well as multiple People’s Choice Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, and Prism Awards. According to NBC, the show’s success stems from its consistent commitment to excellence in writing and storytelling – supported by a diverse ensemble of performers – and an uncanny knack for anticipating viewer interests.
Days of Our Lives has two spinoffs. The first one is the Peacock original series Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem, which premiered in September 2021. The soap opera’s other spinoff is the holiday film Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas, which debuted on Peacock in December 2021.