How to update your sideloaded Peacock TV app on Amazon Fire TV and Firestick — New v1.1.3 released

Peacock TV is still not available on Amazon Fire TV devices, but a new v1.1.3 updated version has just been released. If you’re new to sideloading, you might not be aware that updating an already sideloaded app is as straight forward 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 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.

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4 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.

  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)

  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.

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