How to Install Peacock TV on Firestick [Latest Working Method 2021]

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Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 14 Nov 2021

How to Install Peacock TV on Firestick?

It has been less than two years since Peacock TV appeared on the market, and it has already gathered more than 50 million fellow users. Most of them like Peacock’s diverse and high-quality content, while others settled for Peacock due to its affordable subscription plans, apart from the free one.

If you want to give it a try, we’ll help you install Peacock TV on Firestick through this step-by-step guide. Peacock TV logoThese are the three significant steps that we are going to guide you through, providing all the necessary details and essential tips & tricks:

  • How to Create a Peacock TV Account
  • Install Peacock TV for Firestick 
  • Streaming on Peacock TV

How to Create a Peacock TV Account?

This platform allows you free streaming but also offers various subscription options. You can install it on multiple devices other than your Firestick, i.e., Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, etc. But for all that, you need to first sign up and subscribe to the TV. Don’t worry, as we are here to share all the details about it. So, even if you’re new to this, it’s going to be a piece of cake for you. 

  1. First, you will need to visit Peacock TV’s official website and look for the appropriate plan. Usually, they offer three major plans. 
    • Peacock Free – One is free and allows you to stream thousands of shows right after signing up. 
    • Peacock Premium – It gives you access to almost all the shows, seasons, and movies. It costs you around $4.99/month. 
    • Peacock Premium Plus – For $9.99/month, you get an ad-free experience.
  2. Peacock TV pricing and plansYou can either subscribe to these plans monthly or annually, whichever suits you better. To know more about them, you can click on them for further details and what each of them offers.Another thing you’d love to know is that all these plans come with a free trial week. So, after the first week, you can knowingly decide whether to buy a subscription or move to any other platform if you’re not satisfied with Peacock’s services.
  3. So, once you decide which plan to go for, you’ll be shown a page to put your email and password.Peacock TV login page
  4. After putting the details in, accept the Privacy Policy before clicking on ‘Create Account’ option. 
  5. Verify your email address via the confirmation email, and you’re all set to go!

Set Up Peacock TV on Your Firestick

You can get Peacock TV in different ways. You can either download it through Amazon or side-load it from unknown sources if you don’t have access to the Amazon App Store. Both methods are simple and don’t require strenuous efforts. So buckle yourself up and let us help you through the process.

Installing via Amazon

Installing this app from the Amazon store is a no-brainer, and the whole process will be done in a snap. But remember that this is only helpful if you are based in America and have easy access to the App Store. Otherwise, we follow our second method below.

  1. First, you will need to go on the ‘Find’ tab on your home screen (on Firestick).
  2. Search and choose the Peacock TV App from the suggestions shown below (use Alexa for convenience).Amazon Firestick Search menu with Peacock TVSearch for Peacock TV
  3. Once you find the appropriate app, open it up and click on the download option.
  4. Now, sign up with the account you made before after the download is finished.
  5. It’s time to have an uninterrupted and smooth streaming experience!

Sideloading via Downloader App

Many people may not find the first method helpful because Amazon is a pretty restricted and location-based App Store. For such people, we have a simple yet rewarding method. 

You must know about sideloading applications (downloading their APKs directly) if the official sites don’t work. Here, you will be doing just that. It’s quite an extensive method but not difficult, so let’s get to it right away and help you download the original version of your favorite streaming site.

  • Start with Installing the ‘Downloader App’ 

The Downloader is known for its reliability and good performance. So, if you’re going to sideload an app, it’s a great platform to make it work. Therefore, you will need to install it first and then continue with the rest of the process. Following are the few steps that you will need to follow to get it.

  1. On the home screen of your Firestick, go to the Find tab. Amazon Firestick with Find highlighted, Navigate to the Find menu
  2. Search the app by choosing the Search option. Amazon Firestick Search menu with Download. Search for Downloader
  3. Download the Downloader app and wait until it’s completed. Clickable option to install Downloader on Firestick
  • Allowing Unknown Source Downloads in the Settings 

While waiting for the app to get downloaded, go to Settings on your Firestick, and allow all kinds of unknown downloads. This step is essential if you want to sideload an application because the devices usually don’t allow such downloads (for security purposes). 

To do this, you just need to follow a series of a few simple steps. 

  1. Go to the Settings from the home screen of your Firestick. Amazon Firestick Settings menu with My Fire TV highlighted
  2. Click on My Fire TV in the settings
  3.  Then, go to the Developer Options. Developer options highlighted in the My Fire TV menu, find Developer options.
  4. Next, choose the Install Unknown Apps option (The title of this option might vary depending upon the Firestick version you’re using). Ensure ‘ON’ is written beside the option, showing that your downloader app is permitted to sideload apps on your TV. Apps from Unknown Sources categorized under Developer Options in My Fire TV settings
  • Time to Install Peacock TV

Now it’s time to download the main application. There are the steps to follow:

  1. There will be a Home key on your remote. Hold that down for a few seconds. You will see a popup on your screen with various options. Click on the Apps option there. Screenshot of apps galary on Firestick
  2. Here you’ll see a list of various applications, including the ones you downloaded. Look for the Downloader app among them. Open it. 
  3. Different prompts or dialogue boxes may appear when you open the app for the first time. Dismiss/Ignore them, and you’ll see a text box where you need to enter the following URL: https://vpnch.ec/k/peacockAdding peacock URL in downloader screen
  4. After you enter the URL, the APK will start downloading on its own. the APK downloading status screen
  5. Once it has finished downloading, Install the APK into your Firestick. Install button on Peacock TV screen on Firestick
  6. After a few seconds, the installation finishes and a dialogue box will appear. Click on Done. Screenshot of a dialogue box after installation finishes with Done button highlighted.
  7. Congratulations, you did it! Now, open the app and stream for as long as you want. 

You might want to delete the installed APK from the Downloader app to avoid any extra apps taking up space on your Firestick.

Streaming on Peacock TV

If you are new to the platform and need help setting it up, here’s how you can do it in 3 easy steps.

  1. Start by clicking on the three dots option (right before the Settings tab) on your home screen of Firestick. You can also select the three-line button from your remote directly to open this app’s menu. 
  2. Click on the Peacock TV icon to run the application. Peacock TV home screen
  3. Sign in with the account you made before. And if you don’t have an account yet, simply sign-up by following the steps mentioned earlier. 
  4. You can also activate the application on your phone and connect it with your TV using the peacocktv.com.tv link. It will ask for a code that will appear on your TV screen. Just enter that to move ahead with the app. Peacock TV sign up page

Now, it’s time for you to search, explore, stream, enjoy, and have unstoppable fun with your Peacock TV. From movies and series to all the latest trending shows, watch anything you want.

Updating the Application

The new updates of applications keep coming every other week. If your version becomes older, you might face errors and running issues. Therefore, always remember to keep it up-to-date. 

This process is automatic if you got the app directly from the App Store. The App Store applications come with an Automatic Update option which updates the app whenever a newer version comes into the market. However, you shall make sure you got this option activated. This is how you do it:

  • Go to Settings and choose the Applications option.
  • Click on App Store 
  • Make sure the Automatic Update option is on. It is usually ON by default, but you never know. Thus, it is always a better thing to double-check. 

Now, if you installed the APK through the Downloader app, you will need to do quite a lot of work to update the app. There will be no update option available. Therefore, your only option is to uninstall the app and download it again as you did before. The next download will have the updated version, so no more issues!

The Bottom Line

We hope that you find the following steps and explanations helpful and enjoy streaming with the Peacock TV. As always, it’s important to set up a fast VPN so that you can make the most out of your streaming. Additionally, a secure VPN, like ExpressVPN, ensures you stay hidden while streaming anything you want, seeing everything you like, and watching for as long as you want!