Today, we will talk about the installation process of Peacock TV on FireStick. You will be able to use the same steps for installing this app on every Fire TV product including Fire TV Stick 4K, FireStick Plus, Fire TV Cube, FireStick Lite, FireStick 4K Max, etc.
Peacock TV can also be accessed through a browser, so even if you do not have an app, you can still enjoy watching Peacock TV on various devices.
|Supported Devices||Amazon FireStick, Android TV, Android Mobiles, Tablets, Chromecast with Google TV, Nvidia Shield, Roku, Mi TV Stick, TiVo Stream 4K, Computer|
|Type of App||All-in-One|
|Content||Movies, TV shows, News, Live TV, Sports|
|External Video Player Support|
Peacock TV is a USA-based streaming app operated and developed by NBCUniversal. The service was launched in July 2020. It mainly has content from NBCUniversal studios, although it offers other content too. It also aired 2021 Olympics. The library has a stellar line up of movies, TV shows, news, sports events and more.
This app is a new emerging player in the online streaming business. The interface looks really elegant. The best thing about this app is that it offers premium content in High Definition quality. The free version of this app has ads. But if you subscribe to its premium version, you will find ad-free content with access to many premium features. Some of the premium features include exclusive Peacock original series, access to live events including WWE, Premier League, and many more.
As of writing this guide, Peacock TV has garnered 25 million+ users in the USA.
Currently, Peacock TV is Only Available in the United States. VPNs like ExpressVPN will allow you to watch Peacock TV in any region of the World. Follow the Second Method in this Guide if you live Outside of the USA.
Check out our detailed guide on How to install and use Amazon Fire TV Apps outside their intended Country here.
Peacock TV Plans
Currently, Peacock TV offers 3 plans. They are:
Peacock: This is a free version. You can stream many free movies, sports, news, and shows for free with this plan. You can also stream several Peacock channels. This version has ads.
Peacock Premium: This version can be subscribed at the rate of $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. The added features include Live Sports like Premier League, Live Events like WWE, and Exclusive Peacock Original Series. Other than that, you get full access to Kid shows and movies, and next-day access to Current NBC hits. This version also has ads.
Peacock Premium Plus: This version can be subscribed at the rate of $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. You get all the features and benefits of Peacock and Peacock Premium with this plan plus extra benefits. The extra benefits include Ad-free content streaming and offline access to certain shows and movies.
How to Sign up for Peacock TV
Now, before you start watching videos on Peacock TV, you have to sign up so that you can access its content. So, let’s first sign up for it. Here’s how you can do it:
1. On a browser, visit Peacock TV’s official website.
2. Scroll down and choose from the three plans available (Peacock, Peacock Premium, or Peacock Premium Plus)(the details of the plans were discussed in the previous section). For this example, I am choosing Peacock (Free version)
Click Sign Up for Peacock under the plan
Note: If you choose a Premium Plan, you will be required to make the payment at this stage as well. Complete the transaction with your credit card or by other methods.
4. Peacock TV will send you an verification email. Click the link sent in your email to verify it.
5. Once done, you also get a confirmation saying Email Verified Successfully.
That’s all! Your Peacock TV account is ready.
So, without any further ado, let’s check the installation steps to install Peacock TV on Firestick device.
Method-1: How to install Peacock TV on FireStick from Amazon App Store
If you happen to live in the United States or have an Amazon.com account, you will now find Peacock TV on Amazon App Store itself. Let’s check the process to install Peacock TV on Firestick:
1. After you start your FireStick device, navigate to Find.
2. If you look below, you will find Search. Click it.
3. Type Peacock TV. For typing, you can either use on-screen keyboard or Alexa Voice. After that, find and click Peacock TV in the suggestions
4. Click Peacock TV icon.
5. Select Get (If you have installed it before, select Download)
6. Wait while the downloading & installation process to finish.
7. Next, select Open
Congrats! Peacock TV is now installed on FireStick device.
Method-2: Watch Peacock TV via a Browser (For People Outside of the USA)
Now, if you live outside of USA, you won’t find Peacock TV in the Amazon App Store. You could also sideload it. But here’s an easy way, you can enjoy Peacock TV on browser too. So, if you already have a Browser installed on your FireStick, you can simply visit the Peacock TV URL. If not, then please follow the below steps to get Amazon Silk Browser on FireStick.
Here are the steps:
1. Select Find on the FireStick home screen
2. Click Search
3. Enter the word Silk using the on-screen keypad. Then, click Silk Browser in the search results below
4. Select Silk Browser
5. Click Get or Download
6. FireStick will install Silk Browser automatically.
7. Click Open to get started right away
8. On the home page of silk browser, click the Search Box.
Before you can access the Peacock TV website, you must connect to a USA VPN server, otherwise you will get a error message saying This service is unavailable in your region.
ExpressVPN is a failsafe option that works fantastically with Peacock TV. It is fast and reliable. It hosts more than 20 USA servers (3000+ servers worldwide). They, currently have a 49% OFF of their annual plan with 3 month FREE. You can try it risk-free with 30-day money back guarantee.
Here’s how you can set up ExpressVPN on Firestick:
1. First of all, sign Up for ExpressVPN HERE
2. Navigate to the Find Icon on your FireStick home screen.
3. Now, go to the Search option
4. Enter the word ExpressVPN using the onscreen keypad and select it from the Search results.
5. Now, click the ExpressVPN icon under Apps & Games section
6. Click on Get /Download and wait for it to install on your FireStick
7. Click Open to launch the ExpressVPN app
8. Enter your login credentials that you used when you registered for ExpressVPN. And click Sign In
9. Choose a server location of your choice and click the Power Icon to connect to the server.
Once connected, your IP address will change automatically. Meaning, your Internet activities are now anonymous and anything you stream on this FireStick device is safe from the prying eyes. It will also unblock geo-restricted content.
For detailed review & installation process, read our guide: ExpressVPN Review: Installation & How-to Use
9. With the help of the on-screen keypad, enter the Peacock TV URL:
(This is Peacock TV’s official website)
10. Soon, you will be redirected to the website.
11. Click Sign In
12. Enter your credentials and sign in.
Now, you can start watching Peacock TV.
How to Use Peacock TV on FireStick
We can open Peacock TV in a similar fashion we open other installed apps. Here’s how:
1. You need to first hold down the Home Button on FireStick’s Remote for few seconds. Now, click Apps.
2. Find Peacock TV so that you can click it and open the app.
On opening, Peacock TV will ask you to sign up or sign in.
Click Sign In button at the upper-right side
A on-screen keyboard will show up. If you don’t want to type your credentials, you may click Activate on Your Phone
You will be asked to visit peacocktv.com/tv from a browser. You will also see a code here.
In case you want to sign up using a mobile, you can also scan the QR code displayed.
After you visit the above URL, enter the code and click Continue
Confirm by choosing Yes, it’s me
You will see a message saying You’re now Connected
That’s it! Activation is complete.
After you successfully sign in with your Peacock TV account, you can create Users Profile depending on the number of users using Peacock TV. On your FireStick, select Who’s watching. I am clicking the default option Account Holder.
Look at the Homepage of Peacock TV on FireStick:
Now, you can start watching content on Peacock TV.
Overview of Peacock TV:
The homepage of Peacock TV will showcase all the on-demand video content available. It has customized sections like Peacock Picks and Just Added. The Top menu bar has a Search tool that you can use for searching movies, TV shows, and live events.
Apart from that, it has 8 other options. These are Channels, Browse, Movies, TV Shows, Sports, WWE, News, Latino. After Latino, there is a Users icon using which you can change users depending upon who’s watching.
You get many Channels including exclusive Peacock Channels in Channels section. Browse section has a mix of everything- be it movies, shows, or anything else. Sports section has highlights and live sports events including NBC hits, Premier League, etc. WWE section has highlights and live events of professional world wrestling. News section has news channels like NBC News Now, Sky News, etc. Latino section has Telemundu Spanish language series.
Peacock TV is available on a variety of devices other than FireStick devices. These include Smart TV, PC, Smartphone and Tablets, Game Consoles, and many more. This app offers countless hours of streaming of movies and shows. It also streams Peacock Channels like NBC News Now, and Sky News, Telemundu Spanish language series, and lots of others.
The app offers exclusive premium features on subscription and you can try it if you are not satisfied with the free version. Overall, it’s a stupendous app and is worth a try!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why can’t I get Peacock on my Firestick?
Maybe Peacock TV is not available in your region due to Geo-restrictions as it is only available in the USA currently. In that case, you can use a USA VPN server location and watch it on the browser.
Is Peacock app free on Firestick?
Yes, Peacock TV is free on Firestick. But if you want premium features, you should subscribe to its premium plans.
Hi, I am Alyssa! I am a tech enthusiast and a blogger. I have been using Kodi and FireStick since 2016. I wanted to share my latest tech discoveries and knowledge with the World, which led me to start this blog in 2021. I post in-depth how-to guides for FireStick devices & Kodi in a way that is easy to understand for people of all ages. Thanks for stopping by!