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‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ premieres in theaters and on Peacock Oct. 27. Here are the best ways to watch:
BEST FOR XFINITY CUSTOMERS
Free with eligible Xfinity accounts (save $5.99/month)
BEST FOR SPECTRUM CUSTOMERS
Free for one year (Spectrum TV customers) or 90 days (Spectrum internet customers) (save $59.99/year or $5.99/month)
BEST FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
$1.99/month for one year (save $4/month)
Another long-awaited Blumhouse horror flick has arrived. Five Nights at Freddy’s — the blood-chilling viral video game adaptation that stars delightfully creepy animatronic characters coming to life — hits screens big and small just in time for Halloween.
Whether you’re a longtime lover of the video game franchise or you’re coming in blindly, here’s everything you need to know to watch Freddy Fazbear, Chica, and Foxy haunt your nightmares.
What is Five Nights at Freddy’s about?Based on the frightening horror game phenomenon of the same name, Five Nights at Freddy’s has been in the works for close to a decade. The plot centers around older brother Mike Schmidt (Josh Hutcherson) who picks up a job as a security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. During his first night on the job, he discovers that the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be the easy job he was expecting. As it turns out, the pizza place is crawling with terrifying animatronics haunted by ghost children.
Is Five Nights at Freddy’s streaming?On Oct. 27, Five Nights at Freddy’s will simultaneously premiere in theaters and on Peacock for streaming audiences. If you’re already a Peacock subscriber, you’re in luck. All you have to do is wait for the film to appear in your streaming lineup on Oct. 27. If you’re not a subscriber, you’ll either have to head to the theaters or sign up for Peacock to take part in the cinematic event from Blumhouse. We’ve rounded up the best Peacock deals for you to watch below.
How to watch Five Nights at Freddy’s at homeBest Peacock deal for most people Peacock recently suffered a dreaded price hike, like many other streaming sites, but it’s still relatively affordable at $5.99/month for its Premium Plan with ads. You can cut out ads completely if you fork over some extra cash and pay $11.99/month for the Premium Plus Plan. If you just want to watch Five Nights at Freddy’s and be on your way, subscribing for a single month of Peacock and canceling is likely your best bet. However, you can get a whole lot more bang for your buck by subscribing annually, rather than monthly. Usually $59.99 for a year, you can use the code BIGTENFAN to slash the cost down to just $39.99/year. That breaks down to just $3.33 per month.
Best Peacock deal for Xfinity customers Peacock Premium
Free for select customers, $2.99/month for select customers
Select Xfinity customers can secure a free or discounted subscription to Peacock to watch Five Nights at Freddy’s and plenty more. You can check your eligibility over at the Xfinity website, but here’s a breakdown if you know your plan details:
Xfinity Internet users with Gigabit or Gigabit+ speed can receive Peacock Premium at no additional cost for two years (offer ends June 25, 2025).
Xfinity Internet customers who are Diamond or Platinum Xfinity Rewards members can get Peacock Premium for free by redeeming a reward for it. Sign in at xfinity.com/rewards, select the Peacock reward, and wait for an email with instructions on how to activate the offer.
NOW TV customers can receive Peacock Premium included as part of their service.
Best for Spectrum customers Peacock Premium
Free for one year (Spectrum TV customers) or 90 days (Spectrum internet customers)
Spectrum TV and internet customers can also enjoy Five Nights at Freddy’s and other gems on Peacock for free. Spectrum TV customers can secure a free year of Peacock Premium, while internet customers can enjoy 90 days for free. Double-check the terms and conditions for additional eligibility requirements, and make sure you sign up before Dec. 7, when the deal expires.
Best Peacock Deal for students Students looking for something spooky to watch this Halloween season can snag a Peacock Premium subscription for only $1.99/month (for an entire year) to watch Five Nights at Freddy’s. The only requirement to secure the deal is a verifiable student status with SheerID. Once you pass the verification process, you’ll get a unique promo code to slash the usual $5.99/month cost down to just $1.99/month. Note that the unique promo code can only be used once, so plan accordingly.
Best Peacock deal for first responders First responders can also score a year of Peacock Premium for just $1.99 per month (reg. $5.99/month). When you sign up, you’ll be asked to verify your first responder status via SheerID. Once you pass the verification process, you’ll get a unique promo code to knock the price down to $1.99 instead of $5.99. Eligible first responders who continue to meet verification qualifications may continue to renew the Peacock offer annually. Just remember you’ll need a new promo code each time to secure the discount. Learn more about eligibility and offer terms here.
Can I get Peacock for free?When it first launched, Peacock offered a free tier to viewers who wanted to test the waters before committing to a paid subscription. However, the streamer recently did away with that free tier in hopes of gaining more paid subscribers. Here’s a pro tip, though: if you subscribe to Peacock Premium for a month, then cancel your subscription, you’ll be downgraded back to the free tier. So, the free tier isn’t completely dead. Of course, in order to stream premium content like Five Nights at Freddy’s, you’ll need to subscribe to a paid plan for at least a month.
TL;DR: unless you’re an eligible Xfinity or Spectrum customer, you’ll have to pay to watch Five Nights at Freddy’s.
Frequently Asked Questions Peacock is home to all sorts of films, TV shows, and sports. It’s also a great horror hub for Halloween with new movies and classics alike, including Five Nights at Freddy’s, The Invisible Man Returns, Frankenstein, Chucky, Halloween, Get Out, and more.
Christina Buff is a freelance deals writer for Shopping.