How to Update Peacock TV on Fire Stick

Do it manually or set up automatic updates

What to Know

  • Automatically: Select Settings > Applications > Appstore > Automatic Updates > On.
  • Manually: Highlight the Peacock App > select the Menu button (three horizontal lines) on your remote > Manage > More info > Update.

This article explains how to update Peacock on Fire Stick. Set up automatic app updates so that you won’t have to remember to check or turn off auto-updates and perform manual updates when they’re ready.

These instructions apply to all Fire TV Stick models and Amazon Fire smart TVs.

Can You Watch Peacock TV on Fire Stick?

You can watch Peacock TV on all Fire TV Stick devices. In the past, the recommended way to access Peacock was to use the procedure for sideloading apps on your Fire TV.

Peacock TV is now available to download following the typical process for downloading apps to Fire TV via the Appstore.

How Do I Download Peacock TV on Fire Stick?

Find and download the Peacock TV app using the Amazon Fire Search menu or directly to the Appstore.

  1. Select Find from the Fire TV menu > Search > and enter Peacock in the search bar. Alternatively, choose Find > Appstore to search for the Peacock TV app.

    Fire TV Search and Appstore tiles highlighted from the Find screen.
  2. Open the search result and select the Get button to download Peacock TV.

  3. Once the app downloads and installs, press the Play button to open it.

    The Play button highlighted from the Peacock TV download screen on Fire TV.

    You can also use the Menu button (three horizontal lines) to launch the app after installing it.

How Do I Update My Peacock on My Fire Stick?

Once you’ve downloaded Peacock, you can choose to enable automatic updates or manually update the app on your Fire Stick.

Enable Automatic App Updates

When you turn on this setting, it will also apply to all other apps on your Fire TV Stick.

  1. Select Settings (gear icon) on the far right side of the menu and then choose Applications.

    The Applications tile highlighted from the Fire TV Settings page.
  2. From the Applications page, select Appstore.

    Appstore highlighted from the Applications menu on Fire TV.
  3. Select Automatic Updates to turn on this feature. If you have it enabled already, On appears under Automatic Updates.

    Automatic Updates set to ON from the Fire TV Appstore menu.

    To update sideloaded apps on Fire Stick, install a third-party app. Then turn on ADB Debugging and permission for Apps from Unknown Sources from Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options.

Manually Update Peacock TV on Fire TV

If you prefer to monitor app updates, use the manual update option.

  1. Navigate to Settings > Applications > Appstore.

  2. Select Automatic Updates to turn it from On to Off.

    Automatic Updates turned to the OFF setting from the Fire TV Appstore menu..
  3. Select the Apps icon in the menu bar to find the Peacock app when you'd like to check for an update. You might also find the app under Home > Recently Used Apps.

    Apps icon highlighted from the Fire TV menu.
  4. Highlight the app, press the Menu button (with three horizontal lines) on your Fire TV remote, and select More info.

    More Info highlighted from the Menu for the Peacock TV app.

    If an update is available, Update also appears in the list of options that display on-screen when you press the Menu button on your remote.

  5. If the app is up to date, a Play icon appears. If an update is ready, select Update to get the newest version of the app.

    The Update button highlighted from the Peacock TV app More Info page on Fire TV.

Does Fire Stick 2021 Have Peacock?

Amazon and NBCUniversal have entered an agreement that makes the Peacock TV app available on all Fire TV devices, including the third-generation 2021 Fire TV Stick.

The list of other Peacock TV app-compatible devices includes:

  • Fire TV streaming sticks (4K and Lite)
  • Fire TV smart televisions
  • Fire tablets
  • Fire TV Cube

This integration also supports Alexa control to open the Peacock app and play requested titles. Alexa voice navigation through the entire menu of Peacock TV content is forthcoming.

  • What is Peacock TV?

    Peacock is NBCUniversal’s ad-supported streaming service. It features a wide array of movies, TV shows, news, premium channels, sports, original content, and more. In addition to the free tier, there is Peacock Premium and Peacock Premium Plus, which offer more content and fewer ads.

  • How much is Peacock?

    You can watch Peacock for free, though you'll see ads and encounter some programming limitations. Paid tiers include Peacock Premium, which unlocks additional content, including live sports, while Premium Plus eliminates most advertising. Visit the Peacock Choose a Plan page for current pricing information.

  • How do you get Peacock TV?

    To stream and watch Peacock TV, navigate to the Peacock TV website and click Start Watching Now. Follow the prompts to create an account, then select Start Watching. If you want to upgrade to Premium or Premium Plus for fewer ads and more content, select your profile icon and click Upgrade to Premium.

  • How do I get Peacock on Roku?

    To access Peacock on Roku, you'll first need to create a Peacock account, then search for Peacock on the Roku Channel Store. When you find Peacock TV, select Add Channel, then access Peacock TV from your channel list. You'll be prompted to sign in with your account credentials.

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