Peacock TV is NBC’s new streaming service that has over 13,000 hours of free content. Needless to say, I was interested. This is especially true given they were moving The Office over as a Peacock exclusive. As someone who has been binge-watching The Office on Netflix for the past year, I knew Peacock had me once they announced this. However, I have an Amazon Firestick and I noticed on Peacock’s website there were no Amazon devices listed (unlike devices like Roku).
This seemed like a glaring omission considering how popular Amazon’s Firesticks and Amazon Fire TV’s are among streaming consumers. Fortunately, there are ways to get the Peacock TV app on your Amazon device.
Is The Amazon Firestick or Fire TV Supported?
As mentioned, you aren’t getting direct support with these devices. On Peacock’s website, you will notice there are no Amazon devices listed as being currently supported.
However, you will also note that they recommend ‘sideloading’ the application onto your device.
How To Sideload Peacock TV Onto Your Amazon Fire Device:
- Turn On “Enable Unknown Sources”
- Find the app called “Downloader” from the Amazon App Store
- Launch the app and accept all permission requests
- Find the Peakcock .APK file URL from Google (Type in Peakcock For Amazon .APK)
- Paste that URL in the downloader app and it will begin to download the file
- Install the application
- Look for the new Peacock application installed on your home screen
From there, you will be able to input all of your Peacock credentials and begin binge-watching your favorite NBC exclusives and shows.
Can I Watch Peacock On My Firestick If I’m Not In The US?
One of the downsides of Peacock as a streaming service is that it’s only available in the US. Because of this, you will need to use a VPN with it. You should be able to install a VPN on the Firestick and access the streaming service while outside of the country.
Can I Watch Peacock On My Firestick Without Sideloading The App?
Yes. Luckily, with the Firestick, you have other options if you don’t want to go through the process of sideloading. You could download a casting application directly onto your Firestick. From there, you would download the Peacock app on your currently supported mobile device whether it be Android or iOS. Once you navigate to a show that you want to watch, you can press the cast button and choose your Firestick.
This will allow you to stream your content directly to your Firestick. While it’s not as good as having the application natively available on your device, it will allow you to enjoy all that the new Peacock streaming service has to offer in terms of free and paid content.
How Much Is Peacock?
Peacock is available for free as it’s ad-supported. With the free plan, you can access thousands of movies and TV shows. If you pay for the Premium which costs $4.99 per month, you will get access to both movies, TV, and live events including live sports.
If you pay for the Premium Plus plan which costs $9.99 per month, you will get everything with the free plan and the Premium plan, but you will be able to stream without advertisements and you can download select titles to watch offline.