Viewers report mixed experiences with Peacock’s stream of Chiefs-Dolphins game

Peacock has been showing NFL games all season, but those were a streaming option for a game that was also being broadcast on NBC.

But for Saturday night’s AFC Wild Card game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins, the NFL had the game stream on Peacock. Unless you lived in Kansas City or Miami, where local TV stations broadcast the game, the only option for watching was to get Peacock.

Peacock paid a reported $110 million to the NFL for the right to stream the game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. It hoped fans would subscribe for the game and then keep it for the other programming.

For many viewers, the game was their first taste of Peacock, and they reported issues with the streaming service. However, others said they had no issues.

Here is a sample of what was being said on X (formerly Twitter).