COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Ohio State basketball season is in full swing, and for the first time, games will be streamed on Peacock.

The Ohio State men’s nonconference game Friday night against No. 15 Texas A&M will be the first of 11 Buckeyes men’s and women’s basketball games carried exclusively on the streaming platform.

Peacock is a platform that is owned by NBC and not NBC4’s parent company Nexstar. The move is part of a Big Ten media rights deal signed last year with NBC, Fox, and CBS.

How can you watch the games? Here is what you need to know, according to Peacock:

To start, follow this link and you will be taken to the homepage where you will need to select a plan to purchase an account. There are two plans to purchase, and two options to pay for each.

Premium ($5.99/Month or $59.99/Year)

A Premium plan with Peacock does give you access to watch live sports, including the Ohio State-Purdue game.

Premium Plus ($11.99/Month or $119.99/Year)

A Premium Plus plans gives you everything that is included in the premium plan and more. It gives you the option to watch NBC4 newscasts and programming in addition to no ads for select shows and the ability to download and watch offline.

Current offers

Peacock is offering a free year of the Premium Plus tier to any Spectrum TV customers. You can also get 90 days for free as a qualified Spectrum Internet customer. There are also partnership-subscriptions through Apple, DIRECTV, and Xfinity. For more information, click here.

A college student discount offer is also available for the Premium tier. The offer is currently $1.99 a month for one year but is only valid for students. For more information, click here.

How do I watch Ohio State basketball

Once you’ve made an account, the top bar on the homepage will have categories. Select the sports category.

On the sports homepage, there will be a running list of live events as well as sports categories. You can either click in the “Live & Upcoming” section or the Big Ten logo in the “Latest Events, Highlights & News” section to find the Buckeyes game.

If you purchase Peacock on the day of the game, you will be charged for whichever plan you pick. If you cancel after the game, you will continue to have Peacock for the next month without an additional charge.

The games on Peacock this season are as follows:

Ohio State men’s basketball games on Peacock

  • Nov. 10: vs. Texas A&M (7 p.m.)
  • Jan. 23: at. Nebraska (7 p.m.)
  • Jan. 30: vs. Illinois (7 p.m.)
  • Feb. 6: vs. Indiana (7 p.m.)
  • Feb. 13: at. Wisconsin (9 p.m.)

Ohio State women’s basketball games on Peacock

  • Jan. 17: at. Maryland (7 p.m.)
  • Jan. 25: at. Illinois (7 p.m.)
  • Feb. 8: at. Minnesota (9 p.m.)
  • Feb. 11: at. Michigan State (4 p.m.)
  • Feb. 14: vs. Nebraska (7 p.m.)
  • Feb. 28: vs. Michigan (7 p.m.)