How to update your sideloaded Peacock TV app on Amazon Fire TV and Firestick — New MAY 2021 APK

Peacock TV is still not available on Amazon Fire TV devices, but a new v1.1.3 updated version (SEE BELOW FOR UPDATE) has just been released. If you’re new to sideloading, you might not be aware that updating an already sideloaded app is as straightforward as installing the new version right over the existing one. If you followed my guide to sideload Peacock TV or are using my Downloader app, simply use the URL bit.ly/firepck (SEE BELOW FOR UPDATE) in the Downloader app to sideload the latest version of Peacock TV. You don’t need to uninstall the existing version or do anything special if the older version is already installed on the device. Just sideload the new version as you would any new app. After launching the app and signing in, if you get only audio when playing content or the video is frozen, force quitting the app or restarting your Fire TV should solve the issue. To force quit the app, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications and select the app. To restart your device, go to Settings > My Fire TV > Restart. If you need more detailed instructions for sideloading, see this guide and use the URL mentioned above. Note that it seems like the 1st-gen Fire TV and 1st-gen Fire TV Stick are not compatible with the Peacock app. This could change in the future, so there is no harm in trying to install the latest version.

Update

8/17/20 For Version 1.1.10, enter 2110 (or aftv.news/2110) into Downloader.
9/9/20 For Version 1.2.14, enter 2111 (or aftv.news/2111) into Downloader.
10/12/20 For Version 1.3.3, enter 2112 (or aftv.news/2112) into Downloader.
10/15/20 For Version 1.3.13, enter 2113 (or aftv.news/2113) into Downloader.
10/29/20 For Version 1.3.17, enter 2114 (or aftv.news/2114) into Downloader.
11/26/20 For Version 1.4.0, enter 2115 (or aftv.news/2115) into Downloader.
12/16/20 For Version 1.4.8, enter 2116 (or aftv.news/2116) into Downloader.
2/16/21 For Version 1.4.21, enter 2117 (or aftv.news/2117) into Downloader.
5/18/21 For Version 1.5.14, enter 2118 (or aftv.news/2118) into Downloader.

NOTE: The versions above are Android TV versions. The versions below are official Fire TV versions. If you have any of the versions above installed, you should uninstall them first before installing any version below.

6/24/21 For Version 1.5.38, enter 2119 (or aftv.news/2119) into Downloader.

260 comments
  1. thanks for the info about a new version but your original version works fine and im one of those that feel if its not broken dont fix it.until the fall season starts and I see if I can get shows I miss the next day on hulu or not, Im not really using the app at all. The one original show I was interested in “brave new world”, only the first 2 episodes were avaliable for free. I only have a free account btw.

    • Justin says:

      After the update – I have nothing but audio problems.
      Unfortunately I can’t go back now. Can’t use the app. I agree it wasn’t broken. It didn’t need an update.

      • Justin says:

        Not working for me . Need a new update.
        Everything was fine until I had to do the new update. Audio issues with the peacock app. Everything else I have is working with no problems. Hopefully a new update soon. Don’t really care who’s it’s working for. That doesn’t fix this. This was fine until the update.

        • Phennyyx says:

          No problems here! Thx for the update info as my app wouldn’t work unless I updated it. Everything worked perfectly no audio issues or anything else for that matter!

        • Mattia says:

          Hello!i have the same audio problem,audio keep skipping every few seconda. Using latest version on fire Stick 4k ultra HD versione.hope for a new update ti fix It.

        • Eli says:

          I can see the application in Applications but cannot see it on the home page. I can launch it from My FireTV. How do I enable the application to show on the home page? Even after launching, Peacock TV does not show up in recent applications.

          • Chrystal Ferrenti says:

            Mine did the same thing and after I sighed loaded it I was looking for the icon and didn’t see it but I kept seeing a box that was just gray with nothing on it, if you see that in your apps try clicking on that! Good luck!

          • TechyChris says:

            This is a “bug” in the Amazon OS that prevents most sideloaded APK icons from showing up on the home screen. It will probably NOT be fixed anytime soon as it provides no benefit to Amazon. Fortunately there is a work around for the Peacock app.
            1. Fully Delete any installed versions of Peacock. (a simple app uninstall may not be enough, this may also require deleting any additional install files on your device)
            2. Find and install Peacock TV version 1.3.3 specifically. No other version will work. Do NOT bother trying to login or open the app after install as it won’t work anyway. Do NOT delete it. The app is simply being used to install an ICON that is compatible with the current Amazon OS
            3.Install the current version of Peacock (without deleting version 1.3.3) The pop up will ask if you wish to UPDATE the current app. Select YES. That’s it. the ICON should remain on the home screen. Mine does, I’ve installed several updated versions since 1.3.3 with no issues.

          • Chrystal Ferrenti says:

            Kevin, I was getting the exact same thing, followed the guide here and thankfully it worked. Just make sure you match your version of fire stick (there’s a list and you can check in your settings>my fire stick>about). Hope you can get it to work!

          • LisaMerie says:

            ok so im running 5.2.7.8 which update do i use? i keep getting puss in boots and it just wont work. i have it installed on another stick which is calling for an update…it worked fine untill recently. i get the icon now, but i just cant get it to load. thanks for the help!!!

        • AB says:

          Mine randomly stopped working and won’t even load. Tried uninstall/reinstall several times…nothing. Tried to roll back to previous version…nothing. Very frustrating.

          • Christina says:

            Hi. I originally used the Downloader guide for my LG smart tv. I sideloaded Peacock and I got a message that said it needs an update. Right after I sideloaded the most current update 2119 and I am now able to use Peacock with no issues. Good luck.

      • Magee Miller says:

        Tried downloading. Says it is but goes to a coronavirus website instead and I get nothing!

        • It’s like a popup ad. Press back and the download should start. Otherwise, try the alternate URL listed in the post.

          • Sha says:

            I cant get the peacock tv icon to show up so you dont see it in my channel list. It shows up as the application icon instead. How can I get the icon? Ive uninstalled and reinstalled checking ive done everything right and the icon still wont show.

          • Necee says:

            I have the first gen fire stick I was able to download the peacock app before the update came, does this mean I won’t be able to use peacock after updating it?

          • Adam Scott says:

            Just wanted to say that your news has helped immensely. Thank you so much.

          • Corey says:

            Is there a new update for fire stick

      • K says:

        Having audio issues after commercials after 5/18 update.

        • Stephen Disney says:

          Audio issue fixed here, but it’s cutting to every commercial early… Can’t win for losing…

          • Rebecca says:

            Same thing is happening to me. After the May 2021 update it cuts to commercials early. Anyone have any fixes?

          • Jenna says:

            Ugh that’s happening to me as well! I’m gonna cancel my premium peacock membership if they don’t fix it soon. It makes it frustrating to watch. I wish they would just come to an agreement between NBC and Amazon.

    • Kelly says:

      Worked for me!! Thanks!!

    • Jenny says:

      True. Don’t meddle with things. Makes it a pain. And might just watch something else that always works.

    • James Moore says:

      May update I can watch the first part till commercial and the the commercial just loops over and over. I went back to older version but keeps telling me to update a d will not open. I’m on FireTV a d a Fire stick. Both have same issues.

  2. TechyChris says:

    Has anyone tested the new version to see if it’s compatible with Fire TV 1st Gen? (last version doesn’t work, thought I’d save myself the trouble)
    FYI- I do have Peacock Premium, anyone with android/android Tv gets Peacock Premium Trial for FREE for 3 Months. I assume if you create account through Android then login through Amazon – Premium trial would carry over. I can’t confirm this due to FTV Gen 1 issue above. (Premium = all shows/movies WITH Ads) (Premium PLUS = all shows/movies NO Ads)

    • James jackson says:

      Does not work properly

      • Trish says:

        I second this

        • TechyChris says:

          ***UPDATE 10-16-20***
          I setup my new Fire TV Cube 2 last night (Thx Prime Day!)
          and I CAN CONFIRM sideloaded Peacock works PERFECTLY! I’ll assume Peacock requires OS 7 and/or a newer device as it still does not work on my older Fire TV’s. I’ve read some conspiracy theories that Amazon may be blocking it but this is simply UNTRUE. It’s a software/hardware issue.
          THE SECRET is after installation (on new OS/Device) is you MUST RESTART your FTV.

          • I can’t confirm it, but I think it just comes down to Widevine DRM support. The Fire TV 1 and Fire TV Stick 1 don’t support Widevine L1 (only L3), while all other Fire TV models do support Widevine L1. Peacock likely requires Widevine L1 support on the device.

          • Nate Kane says:

            Works Fine with a Fire TV 2 box; Android 5.2.7.6 – So nope.

            Have Comcast Cable so I get their premium app on my main box. Use the Peacock Fire TV app on my second tv cable adapter which doesn’t have the full Comcast app menu.

            The downloaded Peacock app is NOT the same as the premium app from Comcast.

      • Chris says:

        Worked fine for me just installed it as i type this thanks lol

      • Justin says:

        Once I downloaded these as required for the update. The app is having audio issues. If it’s a commercial it’s fine. Other than that it was better before the update. Can’t wait for the next update.

    • Chelsea Ebaugh says:

      So I’m getting this message with a sad little cat screen. Something went wrong. Peacock TV isn’t loading. I just did the most recent update. This is in my firestick. Anyone else having this issue?

      • Kelly Acosta says:

        Yes!!!! So irritating. Sometimes I can force quit or restart my fire stick and it works. Other times, nothing works.

      • Ed says:

        Same. Can’t get it to load. Have uninstalled/reinstalled, updated it and still nothing

      • Jenna Chavez says:

        Mine too :( About to cancel Peacock and hopefully they can come to some agreement with Amazon and then I’ll subscribe to it again.

      • lisa olson says:

        yup! sad puss in boots! i tried the above update, and just wont work. at least i won my free trial thru monopoly, but it really sucks that ALL these companies just cant get their ish together and work together. my friend told me they installed a mirror app to solve the problem from iOS to the fire stick. its fustrating because it worked for like a hot minute and then not.

        • Julie Addington says:

          I’m stuck with Puss and Boots, too. Just uninstalled the old one completely and installed the latest update above but it only took me as far as logging in, then flips between the cat and “something went wrong.”

  3. Keith says:

    I used to recommend Fire TVs to less tech savy friends and relatives, but now I feel like that’d set me up for a lot of headaches.
    No HBO Max, no peacock and … Im not even sure if YouTube still works out of the box. I sideloaded it several years ago.
    Amazon makes media streaming devices, the other companies supply content. This is so stupid. They should want as many apps available as possible.

  4. DC says:

    How do you get side loaded apps to show up with the rest of your apps? I knew once but, then I forgot.

  5. Paul says:

    The second line on the home screen is “Your Apps and Channels”. It only has room for 15 apps but on either end is a “See All” box. Click one. Find the app on the list and click the menu button. Move it to the top of list.

    • DC says:

      Thanks but, that’s the first thing I did. It’s not there. The only way to start app is to go into the settings/Apps and launch it from there. There must be a way to make it populate my app list.

      • Paul says:

        Wow! I have never seen behavior like that from Amazon’s launcher. zor the other hand, it is a common complaint with the leanback launcher. Bur I’m sure you would have mention that if you were using it. So I’m stumped.

      • I’ve seen several people mention not being able to find a sideloaded app icon, but I haven’t been able to recreate the issue myself so I’m not able to find a solution. Sorry.

        • Matthew Brown says:

          Only solution I have found is to launch it through ‘total commander’ apps section or other file management app. I tried explaining this sequence to my 74 year old mother for how she could launch HBO Max, halfway through we all had a good laugh and decided this is absolute bonkers! No YouTube, HBO Max or Peacock has left myself and several others who i’ve promoted the Fire TV to, looking for better, more reliable and user friendly streaming devices.

          • Fire TV does have YouTube and YouTube TV now, but I understand your frustration and don’t blame you for suggesting a different device for your mother. Heck, my own parents still use a traditional cable/satellite box because punching in numbers and channel surfing is just simpler for them and is what they prefer.

          • Marcial says:

            appletv. can get peacock, hbomax, disney +

        • Janet says:

          My Peacock icon is there. It doesn’t have the graphics. It is a black square. It works.

        • Dan says:

          I finally got the peacock icon to show up by uninstalling, then install version 1.2.14, then update to the newest version.

          • CJ says:

            ****ICON FIX****

            Dan’s solution worked for me too. The icon must somehow only be associated with the earlier versions but it stays as long as you update.

            So, to recap, if you’re getting the “blank” icon, download version 1.2.14 (2111), then update to the newest version (currently 2116).

          • Mike Feinstein says:

            That worked for me, too.

          • Steve W says:

            Thanks for this…that blank icon drove me nuts.

          • SteveBob says:

            Dan provides an excellent simple solution to the generic icon problem: (1) uninstalling, then (2) installing version 1.2.14, then (3) updating to the newest version. Worked for me like a charm!

          • regor101 says:

            It worked for me, too.

        • Freddy says:

          It’s the downloader app

      • Gina M Dedrick says:

        When in the app list, on peacock, or whichever app you want to locate easier, hit the menu key, the three lines, an option appears and you can move that app to the front of the line.
        Good luck and hope this helps.

  6. Nate says:

    Hey Elias,

    I know it has typically been associated with, shall we say, less than reputable Android APK files, but have you considered running a Filelinked repo for these apps to be sideloaded?

    You are typically the one people turn to online when it comes to the how-tos of sideloading and this seems like a decent stopgap in the meantime? Thoughts?

    • Filelinked is certainly an interesting app, but, due to its reputation, I will not be using it. Although, I do have something coming that will make things a bit easier then they are now. Stay tuned.

      • EmoBrianEno says:

        I thought the ‘Downloader’ app was developed and maintained by TroyPoint.com, a goto site for piracy apps. By this line of logic I would assume you will also be dropping the ‘Downloader’ app again?

        • I created Downloader in 2016. In mid-2019 I was hired by Amazon and sold Downloader to Troy because I couldn’t remain the owner while being employed by Amazon. In mid-2020 I left Amazon and purchased Downloader back from Troy, so I created Downloader and I, once again, own and maintain it.

          • Nate says:

            Not that Elias needs any confirmation from a random subscriber, but just for the sake of clarity, I wanted to confirm everything he just said. I didn’t want his reply to appear as though the owner of an app was trying to make an unjust argument. I have been a user of Downloader since 2016 and the change did indeed occur once Elias took the job at Amazon due to what I presume was a potential conflict of interest. Fantastic app that I have used for sideloading countless legitimate apps that were not found in Amazon’s Appstore.

          • EmoBrianEno says:

            Don’t get me wrong love Downloader but saying filelinked has a reputation for piracy is like the pot calling the kettle black.

          • Janet says:

            The side loaded peacock app worked fine after loading slowly for several months.
            Then suddenly I was unable to launch any program without crashing.
            I just installed the latest upgrade. No luck.
            Samsung tv/fire cube

      • Stuart says:

        I have tried everything you said to do for the 10/15/20 Peacock update and it still does not work. Tried downloading the update, Force Stopping, Restarting my device and none are working. Any other suggestions?

      • laura bailey says:

        Perfect! Thanks for the update!

  7. Lisa Laughlin says:

    I’ve updated the peacock app on my firestick, now I’m not getting any videos, it keeps buffering when I hit play. The trailers work fine. I’ve restarted the firestick, but this doesn’t help. Any idea what I should do? Thanks.

  8. I’ve just updated the post with the URL to the new v1.1.10 version of Peacock.

    • Caroline says:

      Is there an link for the update from today (10/15)? I just side loaded peacock on my fire stick last night but since there was an update released, I can’t get it to open.

      • I just updated the post with the new v1.3.13. Let me know if it works for you.

        • Caroline says:

          You’re the best. The whole reason I installed peacock in the first place was to watch Mr Mercedes that dropped today but the update was tripping me up. Thank you!

        • Patricia Gillis says:

          I am having the same issue, it continues to say app needs to be updated. I have Uninstaller it and reinstalled it. I have shut the firestick down and reinstalled it, but continue to have the app needs updating. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

          • Iwan says:

            Having the same issue, keeps asking for the update and I’ve re-started the fire stick and the app.

        • Stuart says:

          It’s not working

        • Shantel says:

          When I try to download the app again for the update it tells me error:forbidden try using https if you used http I have tried it both ways with the same result each time

  9. TechyChris says:

    Has anyone figured out a way to get this working on Fire Tv Gen 1 or is it a no go? THX!

  10. Jack says:

    Does this not work on rooted 4K sticks? I have tried and the app just keeps crashing.

  11. Dallas says:

    I had installed v1.1.10 successfully, but the program would not launch after installation, a force stop, and even a device restart. Then I tried reverting back to the previous v1.1.3 format and had the same results as v1.1.10. Now neither version works on my Fire TV device. The plus side here would be that I could always access my account through the Peacock TV website on my desktop computer, so it isn’t a complete loss. It just would be nice to watch it on my regular TV screen instead.

  12. Joseph Bartol says:

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  13. Jack says:

    I’m starting to think this doesn’t work on rooted devices. I have now tried this on a FireTV 2 as well as a Firestick 4K (both rooted) and neither will start this app. Has anyone else experienced this?

  14. Gregg Allinson says:

    Firestick says it’s installed but PeacockTV app will not open. Is Amazon perhaps blocking these apks?

  15. Gary says:

    At first sideloaded Peacock app worked on all my Fire devices. It now works on Fire 4K stick but not Fire TV box no matter how many uninstalls/reinstalls and restarts I do. App installs fine but will not load. So frustrating .

  16. Tony says:

    I had the 1.1.10 version installed on the FireTV. Was working great, loved it.

    Now, it won’t start. Ever start fails and no amount of cache clearing restarting or reinstalling is fixing it. It’s doing the same on two different sets.

    I believe amazon might be blocking it, everything else on the box works fine…. even other side loaded apps.

    It’s either that, or something peacock is doing wrong.

    • Gary says:

      Same here. This BS with Amazon & Roku vs. HBOMax & Peacock is exactly why I bought a cheap $50 Tivo 4K stick. No problem at all installing & running the legitimate HBOMax & Peacock apps from the Google Play Store. Seriously considering buying another. The only app that I would like that is not available for it is AppleTV+ but I’ve got that on my Roku. Otherwise, I may just drop Roku & Fire entirely and go with Google/Android boxes/sticks. Maybe even an NVidia Shield but I think I’ll hold off for now and see what the rumored Google device has to offer.

  17. Petar Antonic says:

    Hey Elias,

    I downloaded the newest version to my FireTV. When I launch the Peacock app, it opens…flashes the Peacock logo, goes dark and then returns to the FireTV home screen. I have restarted, unplugged, uninstalled/reinstalled and still have the same issue. Clueless and need a hand..

    Pete

  18. Michael A Rathke says:

    I have the 9/9 version. When it goes to commercial breaks the tv returns to the fire home screen.

  19. Andy says:

    Is there a way to get it to work on gen 1 Amazon Fire Box? Have got it download on my Fire TV and Firestick.

  20. ML says:

    Has anyone had success getting it to work with the First Generation Fire Stick ?

  21. SK says:

    Elias, I am having very similar issues as a commenter [Petar Antonic] above. I downloaded the 1.2.14 version via Downloader. I am using a Fire Stick [1st Gen].

    As soon as I finished the download, when I started up Peacock, my Fire Stick was able to load the app, but could not play any of the video. The exact sequence of events was as follows:

    1) Click on Peacock app from Home
    2) Go to “Browse” and pick show
    3) Click on episode
    Result: wheel keeps spinning, then reverts back to the “Browse” page in Peacock.

    Thinking that this may be a result of not rebooting immediately following the app install, I restarted my Fire Stick. This resulted in even worse results, in that the Peacock app will not open any longer.

    Now what happens is:

    1) Click on Peacock app from Home
    Result: See a gray screen for about 20-30 seconds, then revert back to Fire Stick Home Page.

    Perhaps you could shed more light in regards to what is happening and/or patch an update. I have a feeling it may be in regards to the 1st gen hardware of the Fire Stick, but the varying results pre- and post-reboot is quite weird still.

    • Thanks for the details. I’ll investigate this more closely today to see if anything can be done.

      • Jim says:

        Same here, same issues with 1st gen Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Works fine on my 4K FireTv stick however.

      • SK says:

        Thanks Elias! Appreciate your response. Here’s hoping that some magic can be worked on these 1st gen Fire TV Sticks. Many of us who have stuck with the older models have eschewed the newer ones due to not wanting Alexa-based controls in our devices. I would love to take advantage of my Peacock subscription on my Fire TV Stick without having to have a laptop/tablet from which to cast to my TV [or feel coerced to buy a newer gen Fire TV].

        Keep up the fantastic work! Here’s hoping you can work out some tweaks to make the side loaded app work on 1st gen Fire Sticks.

        • Sorry, I haven’t been able to figure out why it’s not working. My best guess is that it is a DRM incompatibility issue. The Fire TV 1 and Fire TV Stick 1 are the only Fire TV models that do not support Widevine L1, so that might be the source of the issue. If so, there is nothing that can be done apart from wait for an updated version of the app to be released and hope they Peacock happens to address the issue.

          For now, I’ll add a note to my Peacock articles about it.

  22. Lisa says:

    If you have a computer, log into your Peacock account online. (Really easy to setup.) Also worked with certainty tablets, etc. if there is a USB outlet.

    We “mirrored” everything from Peacock onto TV screen by attaching a HDMI between the two!

    You don’t need an app for this

  23. Lisa says:

    Correction—HDMI, not USB.

  24. Eric says:

    I started having the same problem a couple weeks ago. When I clicked on an episode the wheel would spin for a minute then it went back to browse. I tried everything I could think of: power cycling the fire tv stick, clearing the cache, updating the app. No change. Then I remembered I had made changes to my router about the same time this trouble started. So I tried disabling IPv6 in my router and that fixed it. Peacock is streaming again!

  25. I just updated the post with the new v1.3.13 APK.

  26. Paul says:

    Hi, peacock does not work for me, Have Fire Tv Cube 2. gen.
    Says “Please Update Your Google Services” I don´t know how to do this.
    Please help

  27. Carla Mogan says:

    thanks for publishing this. Mine stopped working when the update was needed. This was super easy to follow and it fixed the problem. I was able to pick up right where i left off on peacock right after the download and install.

  28. Frank says:

    I tried typing in https://bit.ly/firetvp. But all I get is
    ” unknown error. Check your url. Looks good to me. My peacock stopped with update also. I Uninstaller. Now trying fresh. The above didn’t work. Help

    • JJ says:

      If you get the error message you aren’t entering the URL in the right spot. I did the same thing. You don’t go to the box at the top. Instead, go down the side to “browser” and enter that, then enter the URL in the box you get at that one.

  29. Poor amazon fire stick owner says:

    You are a legend among men thank you.

  30. Jessie Farr says:

    i got peacock tv app on my fire tv and it worked until it ask for a update but it won`t update or work at all…

  31. JJ says:

    I could not get the updated version to work. I even did a “restart” as you advised. It is still telling me to get an update.

  32. JJ says:

    Turns out, using the one on the mirror site for version 1.3.13 worked better, plus selecting “all” on the install instead of “new.”

  33. JJ says:

    Another tip, under “recent apps,” delete that, because it might be pointing to the previous install. Delete the “previously used” one and access from the app link.

  34. Nikole Crafton says:

    It worked!! Thank you so much! I’m so happy!

  35. Kelly says:

    Hi. First, thank you for the guides to download Peacock. It is appreciated! I had to update Peacock and did so per your instructions. I can get into Peacock but none of the shows will play. I have uninstalled it and reinstalled it as well. When I try to click on a show to play it acts like it is loading and then goes back to listing of shows. Any thoughts? Thanks!

  36. Kimberley Spivey says:

    I so appreciate the tips and help…I downloaded the app worth your help and the update and both were easy to do, instructions were simple and successful. Thanks.

  37. Those of you having trouble with the latest APK, please list specifically which Fire TV model and generation you have. If you don’t know exactly which model you have, see this article for how to identify it: https://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-identify-which-model-and-version-of-amazon-fire-tv-stick-cube-edition-that-you-have-updated-2020/

    • TechyChris says:

      I have Peacock installed on my two new Fire TV Cube 2’s purchased on Prime Day. Both Cubes on exact same OS 7 update. Peacock works fine on both BUT on one Cube I have version 1.3.3 and the App Icon is normal. On the other Cube I updated to version 1.3.13 and the app icon is broken, none of the usual tricks work to restore the icon?

      On a completely unrelated side note, the ABC and NBC apps, downloaded directly from Amazon do not work on the Cube 2 , I get an error message that says I must update my OS but it is already fully updated! MEANWHILE both apps work perfect on my remining FTV 1st Gen still running OS 5, crazy!

  38. Joseph Winwood says:

    The first link did not connect, but the alternate site connected, and worked perfectly.

  39. gregoryh325 says:

    App works fine but on the firestick homepage the icon is blank??

    • sgreene says:

      me too. below says another version should have been installed first but how do you undo latest and go back? Guess I’ll just live with the blank icon until Amazon & Peacock get this worked out.

  40. Gregory Hatfield says:

    App works fine. Installed the latest version. Peacock icon is broken though.

    • TechyChris says:

      You must install version 1.3.3 FIRST (the icon works with this version)
      THEN install version 1.3.13 as an update (without deleting 1.3.3)
      The icon should remain, works for me on on Cube 2 latest OS 7

  41. Charles Morgan says:

    Thanks so much for your efforts on this. It’s made it possible for me to access Peacock on my FireTV’s (both sticks and cubes). Something that I’ve on my Gen2 Cube is that:
    1. I have to re-enable the closed captioning for each episode of a show that I watch. It doesn’t remember the setting. Prior to this last version, it only needed to be re-enabled if Peacock had been shut down or timed-out.
    2. Occasionally, an episode will end prematurely. I noticed this with the prior version, and again after the recent update. An example is a couple of episodes of Brave New World popped up the “Up next” box about 10 minutes before the end of the episode and began the next episode.

    Again…thanks for all of your work on the app!

  42. Greg says:

    The new update working perfectly on my fire tv stick…. thank you!

  43. Eric Behrend says:

    Easy least. Installed update over the old version, 1st time’s the charm. Thanks & c’mon Liverpool!

  44. Dom says:

    I Have a 3rd den FireTv, and I have tried everything to get this app to work since it required the latest update to no avail. I have uninstalled and reinstalled countless times, force stopping, restarting. The video will just never play. The buffering circle just spins until it brings me back to the menu. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  45. Carrieann says:

    Thanks! Did exactly what you said with back button for the ads… works like a charm (:

  46. jamesSonia says:

    Yes lots of add I cannot get my peacock on what’s going on with this new app

  47. Stephen Disney says:

    Audio issues.

  48. Dani says:

    When I installed the most recent update 2114, the icon picture is broken

  49. Jason Peters says:

    I’m getting an ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED when I try to go to aftv.news/2114. It looks like it’s going to redirect successfully, then this error page.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.

    • wings says:

      I am having this issues as well. I have not opened peacock in a while (or downloader) and have tried all the updates available on this page, but they all give me that result inside downloader.

    • Are you saying that you’re seeing the redirect countdown and then seeing an error message load in the browser?

      • Nate Kane says:

        Tested today: Version 1.3.3, brings back the proper icon -thanks for the tip. Version(s) 1.3.13 and 1.3.17 can then be installed and the Icon stays – until you lose power or do a manual restart. That’s what happened to mine. I just left mine on 1.3.3 and it seems fine on TV Box 2. We’ll see how long it stays.

  50. Rik Emmett says:

    Latest version works great on my 2nd gen box and 3rd gen pendant but the icon is grayed out. Not a big deal since it’s the only one.

  51. Joyce says:

    I’m back in business & it’s working again. Thanks for the update!

  52. Nate Kane says:

    Nov 5th, Downloader App not functioning properly – loads papges, then error message. Then looks like buffer overflow in URL. Yahoo home page works, Google doesn’t.

    Found the Peacock URL on another page here and downloaded it fine.
    My older download Peacock Icon disappeared for no good reason and the most recent doesn’t show a icon on the startup home screen – just a generic black box. App works fine.
    here is the URL _ http://cdn626.dreamhosters.com/apks/Peacock%20v1.3.17.apk

  53. Lee B says:

    Downloaded updated app for Peacock. But app icon shows as a grayed out envelope in list of Firestick apps. If I click on it everything works. Would prefer to have Peacock icon. Any suggestions?

    • Grey/missing icons is a bug with Fire OS 7 devices. It only affects apps that store their icon in a certain way, so it seems that Peacock recently changed how their icon is stored. Here is the only known fix: https://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-fix-missing-or-broken-icons-for-sideloaded-apps-on-amazon-fire-tv/

      • Lee B says:

        Thank you for the prompt response. I think I’ll just live with the grayed out icon and wait for the next update. While I’m sure your instructions will work it’s just not worth it. Thanks again.

      • TechyChris says:

        Elias, with such a detailed explanation and fix for this problem do you know if Amazon been notified that this issue exists and what do you think the odds are they will correct it? (Given that it only seems to affect apps outside of their store, I do not know if there are any additional problems a bug like this can create). I followed the fix for the Xfinity Stream App (which works perfectly with just the remote) but the modified APK will not install, I confirmed the process and it just doesn’t work for some reason.

  54. StarrW says:

    After updating, the thumbnail for the app is broken and appears as a broken link. App does work, however. Reinstalled and still no thumbnail.

  55. Daver says:

    11-25-2020 – Installed this one and the Peacock App ICON came back (Fire TV Cube)
    10/12/20 For Version 1.3.3, enter 2112 (or aftv.news/2112) into Downloader.

    Tried & Un-Installed these because the Peacock App ICON did not show up.
    10/15/20 For Version 1.3.13, enter 2113 (or aftv.news/2113) into Downloader.
    10/29/20 For Version 1.3.17, enter 2114 (or aftv.news/2114) into Downloader.

  56. Chris says:

    Fire TV 4K… audio issue skipping every few seconds. Does anyone have any fix for this? I have tried every version and they all have the same audio issue.

    • Chris Lucchesi says:

      No one else is having this issue with the app?

      • Mattia says:

        Same problem for me,updated ti last version bit still skip audio. I tried also to change firestick setting,set 60htz refresh rate and best audio setting but nothing changed.

        • Cheis says:

          Ah… well hopefully there will be a fix in the near future … I can’t do it… makes me go crazy with the little skips

  57. Brian says:

    Our firestick is hooked up through a receiver, but pausing it and then cycling power only on the tv seems to fix it until after the next commercial break.

  58. Scott says:

    It worked for a while but now I just get a spinning yellow wheel and it’s back to the menu.

  59. J Lotfalian says:

    My 68 year old husband and I (62) were able to follow these instructions and successfully update the Peacock app. We are not sophisticated users of electronic devices and yet we succeeded. Thank you for this app and the clear instructions.

  60. Nick Vanetta says:

    I just installed the latest Peacock app version (as of 11/26/20) to my 2nd Gen Fire Stick, but the picture quality is atrocious. Anyone else having this issue? Thanks

  61. MikeF says:

    I installed the December version and had the November version installed before that. Both worked fine, but neither had an icon for the app. It just had the generic app icon.

  62. Holly H Richardson says:

    I installed the December version including the update and put it on my second generation fire stick. Everything works fine until I start to play an episode of a show then it sends me back to the home screen. It shows that I am signed in but will not let me go past the home screen any idea what to do?

  63. Lee B says:

    On Nov 9 I commented about having a generic (gray envelope) icon rather than the Peacock icon. I just now uninstalled the app. Then I loaded version 2111. Then I updated it by loading version 2116. The Peacock icon is there and all appears to be working fine. Thanks to Dan and CJ!

  64. Robin Long says:

    Hi! We are trying to download the 2116 version but are getting the error ” An unknown error has occurred. Check your URL and connection.” Does that mean we need yet another update? Thanks!

    • Lee Ber says:

      Uninstall the app. Download version 2114 first. Then update it to 2116.

      • Eric Y says:

        I have the same problem. Tried downloading 2116 but get the error “An unknown error has occurred. Check you URL and connection. So! I tried as you suggested and uninstalled the app, then tried to download 2114. I am getting the same error with it and now. So I am completely without it now. Any suggestions?

  65. Jessica Knowlton says:

    This is great. Thank you for doing this. I feel like an absolute genius sideloading an app on my stick.

    Gotta run. I’m launching a space shuttle next!

  66. JIM T says:

    Keeps asking for another update. Doesn’t wo.rk on Toshiba TV

  67. ben says:

    is there another updat.e instealled 2110 just now but when i open app says update required.

  68. ben says:

    opps downloaded wrong one

  69. Chuck says:

    Installed 2116 on my Fire HD10 OS 7.3.17 and Peacock app says update needed. Arrgh

    Everything here has worked great for my other Amazon devices so I am thankful.

    • Charles Moore says:

      I downloaded APKPure and searched for Peacock and ended up finding the latest version there, that is not available with the other APK app. Works great now.

  70. Tina says:

    Yay! Thank you so much! You are awesome and very much appreciated!

  71. Matt says:

    Updated to the 2116 on my firestick, but as someone earlier noted, the picture quality is terrible. Anyone have any thoughts or advice on “clearing’” this issue up? Thanks

  72. Helese says:

    Just loaded 2116 after firetv refused to play again without an update to peacock app. Picture quality seems a little low, but overall, I have picture, sound, and the two match, so it sounds like success. Thanks!

  73. Gary Davis says:

    I had 2114 and got the Update Needed. I uninstalled 2114, installed 2111 to get the Peacock icon (did not run it) then installed 2116 and it ran without the message and icon stayed (did not turn gray).

    I did go to apkpure and saw a newer Peacock version than 2116 but as long as 2116 is working, I will leave it for now. I did not notice any issues with the video resolution.

  74. Catherine Hernandez says:

    Thanks so much! Worked great!

  75. Laura says:

    Worked for me too! Thank you because I couldn’t use the app until I updated.

  76. Mona says:

    2117 update working perfectly on 02/17/21. Thank you so much!

  77. Tracy says:

    Lovely! Worked great, thanks!

  78. regor101 says:

    It worked for me, too.

  79. Elizabeth says:

    Since I updated downloader for the peacock app a few days ago, the app keeps crashing.

  80. Stewart Silverman says:

    I was able to use the codes to get the proper Peacock logo finally installed properly. I had to resign in and the menu loads although it seems to take a lot of time to do it. The problem is that I can’t seem to access any of the programming. I tried your suggestion of stopping the App and resetting the fire stick but that doesn’t seem to work also. A couple of times, I was able to get a live news feed. I tried to watch a program and got the preview without any issues but when I tried to access the actual show, I just got the spinning wheel and it just reverted back to the previous screen. I have a first generation Amazon fire stick. Would obtaining an updated version resolve the problem?

  81. ben says:

    on fire cube 2 it installs and is under mange applicaitons but now in my apps row i went all the way to the end and even hit home and apps not appering

    • Jimmy says:

      You mean the icon won’t show? I installed mine so many times over from many different places and the icon never shows.

  82. Anthony Huddleston says:

    I’m unable to watch anything. When I click on a show, it acts as if it’s working, a spinning circle comes to the screen for about 30 seconds, then returns to the menu.

    • April says:

      The same thing started happening with my app last night. I’ve deleted and reinstalled all different versions of the app with no luck. Anyone have a solution to this?

      • April says:

        I reset my modem, router, and then restarted the firestick and the issue with the spinning wheel and the shows not playing was fixed.

  83. Jimmy says:

    Does anyone even know why the icon wont show on my fire tv cube? I downloaded so many different places for this app version 1.4.21. But every one i download it wont show the icon.

    The service works but this blank icon really frustrates me.

    Please help me.

  84. Bhushan says:

    Can I pass intent from my application with URL to Downloader app, which will then appear on the textbox on Downloader app without user need to type it and user can just press go.

  85. Jameson says:

    Is there a reason why we can’t use the latest 2.2.3 version?

  86. Bobby Gayton says:

    Downloader – aftv.news/2117 worked GREAT! THANKS

  87. Jannis says:

    Latest 2117 says outraged on my firestick

  88. John says:

    Thank you Elias for all of your work on Downloader and the ability to sideload the Peacock TV app! Update 2117 worked perfectly. I do not have the icon for the Peacock app. Early on, I tried to delete the app from the SD card, and thought I did a reinstall. Even with 2117, the icon is blank. Using Toshiba Fire TV Software Version FIre OS 6.2.7.8. Any suggestions are welcome. The app performs flawlessly.

  89. Jack says:

    You’re the man, thank you Elias, very much appreciated and works like a champ.

  90. Jeff Winig says:

    The latest update worked like a champ! Thanks Elias!

  91. Steve G says:

    Had to reload the App twice and reset my modem – and the VOILA! I got it working again! I too had the spinning whhels of death bit now I’m back!

  92. Susan H. says:

    I tried to use 2117, and it says it’s downloaded, then a “cancel or install” banner comes up over downloader, but it won’t let me make a choice. If I hit the back button, it leaves. If I choose “done” (since it says 2117 was loaded) & go back to the app, I get the same picture of Puss ‘N Boots saying the app needs to be updated. Ugh!

    • jaclyn S says:

      After 5 attempts from different sites, this worked!!! THANK YOU!!!!
      Please continue to keep us posted on future updates! I’m loving my peacock and binging Million Dollar Listing!

  93. Jeffrey Hill says:

    I just used the latest update for peacock and it worked perfectly

  94. Katie says:

    Update happened again. Please let me know when the new coding is available?

  95. jaclyn S says:

    After 5 attempts from different sites, this worked!!! THANK YOU!!!!
    Please continue to keep us posted on future updates! I’m loving my peacock and binging Million Dollar Listing!

  96. Keith says:

    Is there any reason to update?
    Like maybe the icon shows up?
    Or the load time decreases (seems the “Peacock” screen hangs for over 20 seconds before it loads.
    Any changes to the UI?

    • oasis_001 says:

      No. No. And no UI change. Still a clunky app with excessively long startup time. Still no Profile support. Still no 4K HDR support. Just the kind of mediocrity you would expect from an old school cable company.

  97. Catherine Gallo says:

    My app stopped working, this update fixed the issue for me, thx!!

  98. oasis_001 says:

    Thanks Elias. It is great that we can sideload Peacock, but it sure would be nice if there was an agreement between NBC Universal and Amazon for an official app. Maybe the upcoming Olympics coverage will be an incentive on both sides to make this an official app on Fire TV devices. Fingers crossed.

  99. Mike Brown says:

    After installing 2118 I open the app and get I need to Update again any suggestions

  100. Dan says:

    Thank you worked great!

  101. Cathy Iles says:

    Yay! Sideloaded app would no longer work until updated. Your new url was perfect; the newest version easily updated and the app opened without even needing to login again. I continued watching my shows midstream – right where each had left off.

  102. DreamRose311 says:

    Ever since doing this latest update, I have an issue where the commercials start before the segment of show ends. And then it comes back at the correct spot, not where it left the show, so I’m missing chunks of show. I tried clearing the cache and force stopping, and that worked for one commercial break, but by the second it was cutting out too early again. Does anyone have any thoughts on this or expierenced and fixed it before?

    Thanks!

    • Stephen says:

      Same here.

    • Ruth says:

      Same exact issue. It’s so annoying and of course Peacock is like, well, you sideloaded it so we’re not responsible.

      • Stephen says:

        Peacock would do well to unofficially monitor the performance of a sideload ed app. It’s so obviously to their financial benefit.

    • Rik Emmett says:

      What model of Fire TV are you using?

    • Ali says:

      Same thing is happening to me it’s so frustrating!

    • William says:

      I am getting the exact same issue. Except after a reload and the first ad working fine, the second not, after rewinding the second ad worked fine. Awaiting the third ad currently.

      • DreamRose311 says:

        Anxious to hear how the third ad went! I too experienced the first working fine and the second not, but I was too fed up at that point to try rewinding yet again ha! Also certainly don’t want to have to rewind and sit through the commercials 2x every time…

    • DreamRose311 says:

      This may have resolved itself, I just got through an episode of Girls5Eva without issue, but there were also on two commercial breaks… *fingers crossed* that the issue is gone though! Good luck everybody!

      • DreamRose311 says:

        Just kidding, it’s still happening sometimes, even on Girls5Eva. Seems to work on the first show I play, and then anything after that messed up. So frustrating.

  103. Father Spodo Komodo says:

    I was working fine on multiple devices (Android) around the house. Enjoying Rockford files, until I updated to the May 20th update, non of them work. Is it possible the Peacock developers don’t know their arse from their elbow?

  104. paperboy says:

    after getting the update notice last night and finally remembering this was a sideload this am fired up ownloaer and installed, keeping all my settings andd half finished episodes.
    will keep an eye out for issues

    Thanks for everything

  105. Ashli Key says:

    Works perfectly every time I need to do an update! Thank you so much for adding step by step instructions that keep FireTV users able to watch Peacock!

  106. Mark says:

    Unable to turn off closed captioning on Peacock. Under manage installed applications it says go to Amazon.com/appstore. This would be futile since peacock is sideloaded. might have to live with it for awhile I guess.

  107. Jaclyn says:

    Updates for May 25 2021 code or directions possible?
    I appreciate anyone’s help!
    Jaclyn

  108. jon h. says:

    Whew! thanks this is a life-saver!

  109. susan boyce says:

    Bless your heart
    Thank you so much for sharing this information.
    Thank you!
    Thank you!
    Is there some way I could send you chocolate?

  110. Bob Buckley says:

    Thank you for this. Now that NBC has abandoned Sports Gold for cycling fans, Peacock is essential come June for the Tour de France. Your update advice worked perfectly.

  111. Lauren S says:

    With the May 2021 update, scenes in shows are being interrupted for commercials prior to when the commerical is supposed to load. Anyone else having this issue? It’s frustrating because it skips the scene completely.

    • James Moore says:

      Yup that is one issue or the commercial just keeps looping. Comcast offers free flex box with internet only so I ordered it for my Fire TV. I can get sticks to work but the tv with Amazon in it will not work. It’s a different build so assuming that is the issue.

    • Fire Stick User says:

      Same issue here since updating.
      I’ve tried clearing cache, power cycling the fire stick, and uninstalling and reinstalling the app. Same deal. 90% of the time, the commercial starts early and cuts part of the show off, when the commercial ends, the show resumes after the cut scene so you miss content.

      Peacock support only responds that Fire Stick isn’t supported.

  112. Rooney says:

    Thank you! Works perfect!

  113. Crystal says:

    The May 2021 update has many problems. The app crashes frequently. Often the audio is not properly synced to the video. And every commercial break starts before the scene is over, cutting out part of the programming. It is all very frustrating. I realize that Peacock is not technically supported by Fire Stick, but the app from this website worked just fine before this update. Please go back to what worked.

  114. james scott says:

    just used 5/18 update to install on 4k firestick. after allowing for apps from other sources it installed without any problems. fingers crossed everything is working fine. any problems arise i’ll comment

  115. Michael Hayes says:

    Thanks for posting the latest update. I’m in Australia and have a google tv. Not in play store for me.

  116. Kevin says:

    It’s not opening for me the last few days.
    I keep getting puss n boots screen and a ‘something went wrong’ warning
    What am I doing wrong?

  117. Bob Buckley says:

    Thank you, 2118 worked fine for me except a) no icon, who cares, and b) sometimes I get the cat screen, but closing down and retrying has always brought it back.
    No problems with audio or video but it’s slow to respond to commands.
    If the official app updates, do I need to start over with a new APK?
    Another solution is to spring 25 bucks for a Roku streamer and use the real app.I use s HDMI switchbox for multiple inputs to the TV

  118. Catherine T Hernandez says:

    Is there a new update…Lost peacock from my fire TV yet again and the 2118 code is not fixing it

  119. Jim Lucas says:

    I just did the update and it’s working perfectly on my fire cube. Many thanks!

  120. Andrew Hopkins says:

    Peacock tv no longer working on my firestick. I’ve tried the 2118 update a couple of times. Also Uninstalled it and uploaded it again nut nothing works.

  121. AW says:

    Works like a charm using Downloader. Thanks, Elias!

  122. cindy says:

    I have the 2118 update on my Firestick. Since doing the update last month, it takes three times and about 10 minutes, for Peacock to finally open. Then it usually plays for a few minutes then throws back to the FireTV main menu. Did I miss an update? Anyone else have this issue? Thankfully, Peacock is now on Samsung TVs so it works on one TV, but thinking I need to get a new device, like a Roku. Do all Rokus work with PeacockTV?

  123. LGN says:

    Did the 2118 update as well (was working great prior to this but would not open the app without the update). Now I get volume with just about everything but WWE which was the main point of app. Tried the restart etc. Any other ideas? Thanks!

  124. JsW says:

    Gotta watch all the Below Deck

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