How to Install Peacock TV on Firestick

There’s a new streaming site that hit the market on July 15 and it’s none other than Peacock TV. The new streaming app is compatible with Amazon Fire TV and Firestick devices. It’s owned by NBC Universal and features all the popular NBC shows. This includes The Office and movies like Shrek as well as NBC’s popular show Brave New World. In this post, we look at what the new streaming site provides and how to install Peacock TV on Firestick.

What is Peacock TV?

Before I show you how to install Peacock TV on Firestick, let me tell you a little bit about this new streaming app.

Is Peacock on Firestick? Peacock TV is owned by NBC Universal, which is a well-known broadcasting company. This means that there will be a huge amount of content on Peacock TV. It will keep you occupied all day and night. Just like other leading online TV content networks such as Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video, Peacock TV requires a subscription before you can watch its content.

The good news is that NBC is offering a free version of Peacock on Firestick. This gives you access to 70% of the content on the app. The free version is ad-supported. There’s a $5 per month version which gives you full access to the app’s content but it’s ad-supported.

The $10 per month subscription gives you full access to the app’s content without the pain of suffering ads. It’s completely ads-free.

The Peacock TV Interface

One thing you’ll like about Peacock TV on Firestick is its clean interface. It looks nice and extremely easy to navigate around. The main menu comes with easy navigation buttons to different categories of entertaining content. This includes Channels, Trending, Browse, TV Shows, Movies, Kids, News, Sports, and Latino.

You will likely spend most of your time on the browse section. Here you will see tons of movies and other content to watch. It’s a new app but it contains entertaining and informative content with big names in the movie industry including Jurassic Park, Matrix, The Office, and lots of great content that you’ll definitely love.

When you go to the movies section, you’ll be presented with a huge collection of movies in different genres. On each movie icon or image, you’ll see a small purple icon. This means the content is only available to premium subscribers. You won’t be able to watch the premium content, labeled with a little purple icon at the top left-hand corner, if you have the free version of Peacock TV.

Fortunately, there’s plenty of good stuff to watch even on a free account. Any content you click on brings up more information about the movie and a button to watch now or add to your watch list. When you click watch now you’ll get a few adverts and a preview of the movie before the movie starts.

Sometimes it plays ads before the movie or while the movie is playing. You can see when the ads will show up by checking the dots along the movie’s timeline. Another thing to note is that the bandwidth of the app will be awesome. So, expect to watch your favorite shows and movies with minimum buffering.

The app has a sports section too. Expect the best sports coverage from this section. This is because NBC actually broadcasts a lot of BPL games including Premier League and many more games from all parts of the world. Straight from the app you can see Premier League highlights and a wide range of different sports channels, sports documentaries, and much more. There’s also a Live TV section accessible via the Channel menu.

The major setback with Peacock Firestick is that it’s US-based so viewers from outside the US may not have as much content as Americans. For example, viewers in the UK don’t get as much as half the content accessible to people in the US.

Fortunately, you can go around this restriction by using a reliable VPN to access the app’s US content from anywhere in the world using a US VPN server. If you connect to a US VPN server you get access to more content including US Netflix and much more. Having said that let me now show you how to install Peacock TV on Firestick.

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  • Your IP: 184.72.102.217
  • Your Country:  United States
  • Your City: Ashburn
  • Your ISP: Amazon.com

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Installing Peacock TV on Firestick

You can install Peacock TV on any Android device including Fire TV, Firestick, and Fire TV 4K. The first thing you need to do when installing the Peacock TV app on Firestick is to go to Settings and scroll across to My Fire TV. Go to Developer Options and turn on Apps from Unknown Sources then click on the Home button.

For a more detailed guide (with screenshots) about how to enable apps from unknown sources, check here.

The next step is to go to the search icon at the top and Search for Downloader. 

downloader on Search
You’ll be presented with several options but the one you need is the Downloader in a large orange button and a downward pointing arrow.
Firestick downloader

Is Peacock available on Firestick? It’s important to mention at this point that currently Peacock TV Fire Stick isn’t available in the Amazon Store. I don’t know why but I’m pretty sure it will be added to the Amazon Store in the near future. So, launch the Downloader app and remember to allow the permissions so you can install things you download to your device.

Open the downloader and type in the search box this URL: http://bit.ly/firepk. Once you type in the URL, click on Go

Install Peacock TV via Downloader

Give it a few moments to locate the download page. Just click on the green download button to download the file to your device. It’s a small 9.3MB file.

Peacock TV file

Hit on Install.

Install Peacock TV

Click on Done

open Peacock TV

Make sure to delete the file you downloaded once Peacock app Firestick has finished installing to save space on your device. 

delete Peacock TV file

You don’t need to search any more guides on how to install Peacock TV on Firestick. It’s as easy as that! Just sign up to start 

watch Peacock TV

Fill in the details and enjoy your new streaming app!

sign up Peacock TV

Conclusion

Once Peacock on Fire Stick has finished installing, click on home to access the app. If you’re not in the US and want to access US content, just connect via your VPN to a US server.

The first time you open the Peacock TV app, you’ll have to sign in or sign up to start watching. All you need to do is to type in your email address, create a password, and you’re good to go.

You can use a real email address just in case they ask you to confirm your email. Once you sign in you can start using Peacock TV as easy as that.

Drop us a comment below if you have any questions about the installation process!

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Sidney
Sidney
4 months ago

Done all that but it doesn’t allow a connection via a vpn

Christine
Christine
4 months ago
Reply to  Sidney

Yes will not view anything?

David Potter
David Potter
4 months ago

Peacock TV won’t let me access it
I live in the UK and use IP vanish VPN
Which American server do I use I have tried hundreds but no joy

Graham T
Graham T
4 months ago
Reply to  David Potter

Set your VPN to USA location and you should connect. Worked for me using Nord VPN, although I’ll not be subscribing as I have a great one off subscription with StbEMU

Last edited 4 months ago by Graham T
Tenderfoot56
Tenderfoot56
4 months ago
Reply to  Graham T

Which  one off subscription with StbEMU do you use and what does it cost? Just curious.

william gow
william gow
4 months ago
Reply to  Graham T

what does stbEMU cost Graham?

william gow
william gow
4 months ago
Reply to  David Potter

hi i am in uk as well david. i use windscribe vpn and my loc is set for ATLANTA USA and ii can get peacock no problem.

Jorge Munoz
Jorge Munoz
2 months ago

I downloaded the app and asks me to update and then pressed the button to update and it tells me this app is trying to open a link with an external market that is not available on this device. Would you like to open this link with the Amazon appstore instead? And I pressed continue and says app not found.

Bearz
Bearz
1 month ago

It tells us after we downloaded it that the app needs updated and goes to Amazon Store each time and tells us app not found and we can’t get past it. We already knew it was not in Amazon store! The directions here shows it is 9.3 MB and when we downloaded it we noticed it was 9.8MB. We feel everything we have had been updated! Can someone tell me what we need to do?

ron
ron
1 month ago

Live in us app says i need to update to work go to update cant find update

Angela Branham
Angela Branham
4 months ago

Why does it want you to delete after install? I don’t understand that

Sa
Admin
Sa
4 months ago
Reply to  Angela Branham

To delete the file, not the app itself. It helps to save some space

Darren
Darren
4 months ago

Yeah I’m in UK and mine is also saying access through a VPN is restricted. may have to plug in my apple TV there were loads of stuff on there

Richard V. Houle
Richard V. Houle
24 days ago
Reply to  Darren

do you know what split tunneling is?

Larry Potter
Larry Potter
4 months ago

How do you delete the file you downloaded once Peacock has finished installing to save space on your device?

Richard Winecoff
Richard Winecoff
24 days ago
Reply to  Larry Potter

just click Delete after you hit Done… it will save some space

Bswiss
Bswiss
4 months ago

I’ve used Downloader to install all my apps to date on my 4K Firestick. Now Downloader will not run at all with or without IP VPN. Any idea why and is there a solution? Thank you

Cathy
Cathy
4 months ago

Can anyone please please tell me how to start all over again from the beginning?! I’ll go to step by step directions! Thank you!!

Terri LiOrtega
Terri LiOrtega
4 months ago

I have downloaded the app many times and when I try to launch the app I get a message ” u fortunately Peacock tv has stopped” im using an H96 pro s12 android box. Suggestions?

David Phipps
David Phipps
4 months ago
Reply to  Terri LiOrtega

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Jorge B
Jorge B
1 month ago

It worked for a while. Now it won’t work without an update. Amazon won’t allow an update. Now what? Thank you.

Ron R
Ron R
25 days ago

The Peacock app is requiring an update but is not available. Is there a new link available to provide the updated app?

Tirna
Tirna
24 days ago
Reply to  Ron R

why it isn’t available?

Susan Pagano
Susan Pagano
6 days ago

The Peacock downloaded fine but says that you have to run an update. Clicked on OK and was told that the application isn’t in the Amazon app store. I even tried resetting the Firestick but it still doesn’t work. HELP. I also went into IPVanish and split-tunneled it. I want to get rid of DirecTV and want to be able to use the app.

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