This guide will provide step-by-step instructions to install the Peacock TV app on Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, Android devices, Roku, iPhone, and iPad. With Peacock TV, you can watch shows, movies, news, sports, and more from NBC, Telemundo, Universal, DreamWorks, and other top networks.
What is Peacock TV?
Peacock TV is a streaming service from NBCUniversal that gives you access to current NBC shows, news, sports, and thousands of hours of hit series, popular movies, and more.
It‘s named after the colorful peacock logo used by NBC. The service first launched in 2020 and is slowly expanding device availability and content library.
Some highlights of Peacock TV:
- Thousands of hours of TV shows, movies, news, sports, and more
- Original programming like reboots of Saved By The Bell and Punky Brewster
- Next-day access to current NBC and Telemundo shows
- Universal, DreamWorks, Illumination movies like Jurassic Park, Shrek
- Live coverage of Premier League soccer, WWE, and Tokyo Olympics
- Late night shows, SNL, classics like The Office, 30 Rock, Parks & Rec
Peacock TV is currently compatible with the following devices:
- Firestick and Fire TV
- iPhone and iPad
- Android phones and tablets
- Apple TV
- Xbox One
- Web browsers
And it has apps for LG and Vizio Smart TVs and Xfinity Flex.
How To Install Peacock on Firestick & Fire TV
If you‘re within the US, you can install Peacock TV easily from the Amazon App Store. Outside the US, you‘ll need to sideload it.
Install from Amazon App Store
- From your Firestick or Fire TV home screen, go to Find > Search.
- Search for "Peacock".
- Select the Peacock TV app from the results.
- Choose Get to install it.
- You‘ll see a "Ready to Launch" message once installed.
- Select Open to launch the Peacock TV app.
And that‘s it! You can now sign up or sign in to Peacock TV and start watching.
Sideload Peacock TV using Downloader
If you‘re outside the US or Peacock TV is unavailable in your Amazon App Store, you can manually install it by sideloading.
This method works on both Firestick/Fire TV and Android TV devices.
Here are the steps:
Install Downloader on your device if you don‘t have it.
Launch Downloader and enable Apps from Unknown Sources in your Firestick settings.
In Downloader, visit:
Select Install once the download is complete.
Choose Open to launch Peacock TV.
That‘s all there is to it! Sideloading gives you an easy way to install Peacock TV on Firestick or Fire TV from any location.
How to Install Peacock TV on Android Devices
You can also get Peacock TV on any Android phone, tablet, TV box or NVIDIA Shield by installing it from the Google Play Store:
- Open the Play Store app on your Android device.
- Search for "Peacock TV".
- Select the Peacock TV app.
- Tap Install.
- Once installed, you can open it from your Apps menu.
If the app isn‘t available in your Play Store, use the Downloader sideload method above.
How To Install Peacock on Roku
Peacock TV is now officially available on Roku. Here‘s how to get it:
- From your Roku home screen, go to Search.
- Search for "Peacock TV".
- Select Peacock from the results.
- Choose Add Channel.
- When added, go to your channels and move Peacock to the top.
- Launch Peacock TV to sign up or sign in.
And you‘re all set to enjoy Peacock TV on your Roku device.
How to Install Peacock TV App on iPhone/iPad
To get Peacock on your iPhone or iPad, simply install it from the App Store:
- Open the App Store and tap Search.
- Search for "Peacock".
- Tap Get to install Peacock TV.
- Once installed, you can open the app from your home screen.
That‘s all you need to do enjoy Peacock TV on your iPhone or iPad.
How to Register for Peacock TV
Before you can watch anything on Peacock TV, you‘ll need to sign up for a free or paid account:
- Visit PeacockTV.com and click Sign Up Now.
- Enter your details like email, password, and zip code.
- Click Create Account.
- You‘ll get a confirmation email with your account info.
- Sign in on any device to start streaming Peacock TV.
Tip: Make note of your sign-in email and password as you‘ll need it on your devices.
Where is Peacock TV Available?
As of now, Peacock TV is available only in the United States. Certain shows are also available in the UK and Ireland via Sky and NOW.
Expansion to more regions is expected in the future.
What Can You Watch on Peacock TV?
Peacock TV provides thousands of hours of content across movies, shows, news, sports and more. Here‘s a look at some of the programming:
- Popular NBCU series like The Office, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, SNL, Friday Night Lights, Battlestar Galactica
- Shows from Bravo, E!, SYFY, USA Network, Telemundo
- Original programming like reboots of Saved By The Bell, Punky Brewster
- Late night shows like The Tonight Show and Late Night With Seth Meyers
- News and clips from NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Sky News
- Hundreds of films from Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination like Jurassic Park, Despicable Me, Fast & Furious, The Bourne Identity, Back to the Future, Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
- Live streaming and on demand news from NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Sky News, Noticias Telemundo
- Clips from Today Show, Meet the Press, NBC Nightly News
- Premier League matches
- Live coverage of Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics, and more
- WWE Network (coming soon)
Peacock TV Price and Plans
Peacock offers three tiers: Free, Premium, and Premium Plus.
- Includes 7,500 hours of movies, shows, news, sports
- Supported by 5 minutes of ads per hour
- Can‘t access full series catalog
- Available at no cost
- 15,000+ hours of content
- $4.99/month with ads
- Premier access to Peacock Originals
- Early access to late night shows
- Included free for Comcast and Cox customers
- Same as Premium but with no ads
- Best user experience
Both Premium plans offer a 7-day free trial on signup.
Peacock TV App Interface and User Experience
The Peacock TV interface makes it easy to browse and discover content. It has dedicated sections for:
- Channels: Live TV channels and programming guide
- Trending: Top clips and highlights
- Browse: Movies, shows, news, sports, etc.
- My Stuff: Continue watching, watchlist
Videos autoplay as you scroll through titles. You can tap on any show or movie to view details, add it to your watchlist, and start playback.
Overall, the app offers a polished and intuitive streaming experience.
I hope this guide was helpful in showing you how to get Peacock TV installed on various devices like Firestick, iPhone, Android, and more.
While content may be limited compared to Netflix or Hulu, Peacock is a nice complimentary streaming service for NBCUniversal programming.
It‘s easy to get up and running on your devices, provides a slick interface, and offers a free tier.
So if you‘re a fan of NBC shows, want to catch Olympics coverage, or just want to try a new streaming app, give Peacock TV a shot!
Let me know if you have any other questions in the comments. Enjoy!