How to Get Peacock TV on Fire TV

Peacock TV isn’t in the Fire TV app store, but you can sideload it

What to Know

  • Enable Apps from Unknown Sources on your Fire TV and install the Downloader app from the Amazon App store.
  • Then, obtain and install the Peacock TV app from by following the instructions below.
  • There isn't an official Peacock app for Fire TV, but you can sideload it.

This article explains installing the Peacock TV app on your Fire TV device, including Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, and others. Peacock isn’t available in the Fire TV app store, so you will need to turn on sideloading and obtain the Peacock Android TV app from a reputable source.

NBC Universal and Amazon may make a deal in the future, allowing Peacock TV to appear in the Amazon app store. If that happens, you’ll be able to get and install Peacock TV directly from the app store on your Fire TV device or the Amazon app store on the website and Amazon shopping app.

Getting Peacock on Fire TV Devices

Peacock is a streaming service from NBC Universal that provides access to a lot of old favorites, like The Office, but it isn’t available from the Fire TV app store. Fire TV is built on Android though, which means a lot of Android TV apps run just fine if you sideload them.

The process of sideloading Peacock TV is more complicated than just grabbing an app from the official app store, but it isn’t that difficult. Everything is done directly on the Fire TV device without any need to jailbreak it or even connect it to a computer.

If you’ve already enabled sideloading and installed the Downloader app in the past, you can skip directly to step three.

Here’s how to get Peacock TV on your Fire TV device:

  1. Turn on sideloading on your Fire TV device by enabling Apps from Unknown Sources in settings.

    Fire TV developer options with sideloading enabled.
  2. Install the downloader app.

    Download button on the Downloader app in the Fire TV app store.
  3. Open the Downloader app.

    The downloader app on Fire TV.
  4. From the Browser, select the URL bar.

    The browser bar highlighted in the Downloader app on Fire Tv.
  5. Type using the on-screen keyboard, and select Go.

    Navigating to the Peacock TV app in the Downloader app.
  6. Select the most recent version of Peacock TV - Stream TV, Movies, Live Sports & More (Android TV).

    A list of Peacock TV APKs in the Downloader app on Fire TV.

    The most recent version has the best chance of working on your Fire TV device. New versions are released periodically.

  7. Scroll down and select DOWNLOAD APK.

    The DOWNLOAD APK button in the Downloader app on Fire TV.
  8. Wait for the file to download to your Fire TV device.

    Downloading an APK on Fire TV.
  9. Select Install.

    Install button when sideloading an app on Fire TV.
  10. Select Install again.

    A list of Peacock TV permissions on Fire TV, with the choice to cancel or install.
  11. Select DONE to finish, or OPEN to launch the Peacock app right now.

    Open button after Peacock TV is successfully installed on Fire TV.
  12. Select Sign Up if you don’t yet have an account, or Sign In if you have an account.

    Sign up screen of Peacock TV on Fire TV.

    Creating an account for Peacock TV is free, and you don’t need to provide a credit card.

  13. Enter your email and password, and select Continue.

    Continue button signing up for Peacock on Fire TV.
  14. Peacock TV is ready to watch. From now on, it will appear along with the rest of your apps on your Fire TV device.

    Peacock TV on Fire TV.

    Peacock will not update automatically like the rest of your apps because you sideloaded it. If the Peacock app stops working, uninstall it, go back to step five, and install the latest version of the app.

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