Beginning in the present day, October 1, we cannot have the ability to stream Parks and Recreation on Netflix anymore. That is proper. No extra Leslie Knope’s hilarious righteousness and love of waffles. No extra shenanigans from Andy and April. No extra Ron Swanson in all his no-nonsense glory. At the very least, not on Netflix. We have identified that Parks and Rec can be leaving Netflix for a couple of yr, however it would not make this loss sting any much less. And earlier than you ask, sure, Parks and Rec can be leaving Hulu and Amazon Prime. Earlier than you name Burt Macklin, FBI, this is what you have to know.
Why is Parks and Rec Leaving Netflix?
The NBC present now lives on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, so it is smart why they’d now not wish to license Parks and Rec to Netflix (or Hulu and Amazon). Not eager to compete with itself, NBC probably made it unattainable for Netflix to stream Parks and Rec (though it is unclear whether or not the community’s contract merely ended, or they made it extraordinarily costly to license). The excellent news is that you would be able to nonetheless watch the present without cost — you simply want to enroll in Peacock’s free tier service, which has adverts. Season 1-7 needs to be out there for you, so it isn’t all doom and gloom.
Need to watch Parks and Rec ad-free? Sadly, you will need to pay for that. You should purchase all of the seasons on Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV, Google Play, Fandango Now, and the Microsoft Retailer. Moreover, you’ll be able to watch Parks and Rec when you have Hulu Dwell TV. You can even in all probability discover DVDs in particular person at Goal, Walmart, and Finest Purchase. When you do find yourself caving and wanting to buy a subscription to Peacock, it will solely set you again $4.99 (with adverts, simply not as many because the free tier), and $9.99, ad-free.
Frustratingly, it seems to be like that is the place streaming is headed. Reveals like M*A*S*H, The Andy Griffith Present, and 30 Rock have already left Netflix, and The Workplace is scheduled to go away the platform January 2021 (that is truly fairly quickly — solely three months away!). Followers of Mad Males had been extraordinarily upset once they realized the AMC present would not be out there after June, because the licensing contract between Lionsgate and Netflix expired this yr (you’ll be able to, nevertheless, watch all of the episodes on Amazon, you will simply have to sit down by means of adverts).
Contracts are continually expiring, which implies exhibits shall be tossed round from one platform to the subsequent. Within the case of Parks and Rec, The Workplace, and 30 Rock (that are all NBC exhibits), they will will simply be out there on their very own native streaming platform, aka, Peacock. It simply forces us to pay for every particular person streaming platform, which, sadly sufficient, finally ends up generally being dearer than common ‘ole cable.