Peacock app now available on Fire TV — How to switch from sideloaded to official version

The Peacock app for Fire TV devices is now available in the Amazon Appstore. NBCUniversal and Amazon said the app would “be compatible with the entire Fire TV product line-up” but that is unfortunately not the case. The app is not currently compatible with the 1st-gen Fire TV or the 1st-gen Fire TV Stick. I haven’t tried it myself yet, but if you would like to try sideloading the official Fire TV version on those devices, you can enter 2119 (or aftv.news/2119) into my Downloader app. This version of Peacock for Fire TV devices is newer than the Android TV version that everyone has been sideloading, so, hopefully, it addressed the issues people were having with the previous version. If you already have Peacock sideloaded on your Fire TV, read on for what you should do to switch over to the official version. Read more ›

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Peacock officially arrives on Fire TVs and Fire Tablets on June 24

While there were hints yesterday, NBCUniversal and Amazon have now officially announced that the Peacock app will be released for Fire TV and Fire tablet devices tomorrow, June 24. The app will be available on all Fire TV models with free ad-supported access to thousands of movies and TV shows. To unlock more content you can subscribe to peacocks premium plan for $4.99 per month, which still has ads, or jump up to the $9.99 per month plan if you don’t wnat any ads.

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Peacock app is likely officially coming to Fire TV devices tomorrow

Peacock TV has been widely available for nearly a year and it’s still not officially available on Fire TV devices. While many people have sideloaded the app, at Peacock’s own suggestion, it certainly hasn’t been an ideal solution. That’s all finally going to change because it looks like the app will be coming to Fire TV devices tomorrow. Read more ›

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Peacock TV update is having audio and commercial ad issues on Fire TV devices

Peacock TV updated their app last week and the new version is, unfortunately, causing issues on Amazon Fire TV and Firestick devices. Several users that sideloaded the app are reporting there are occasional audio issues, such as the audio cutting, specifically after ads stop playing. Another issue that seems common with this latest release is that ad breaks are starting too early and cutting off a bit of the content being watched. Read more ›

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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.

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Peacock is telling Fire TV users to sideload their app

In a first by a major streaming service, Peacock is essentially telling Fire TV users, who ask about the app not being available in the Amazon Appstore, to sideload the app. As spotted by Scott Porch and covered by Jared Newman on TechHive, Peacock is replying to Fire TV users on Twitter and Facebook that complain about not being able to watch the upcoming WWE WrestleMania event to explore “sideloading options.” Before you think this is just some social media intern getting creative, Peacock’s official help article about supported devices also mentions sideloading on Fire TVs with a link to a Google search that leads people directly to my guide for sideloading the Peacock app. Read more ›

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NBCUniversal and Roku reach agreement to bring Peacock to Roku devices — Pressure on Amazon increases to do the same for Fire TV

Over 2 months from when Peacock launched nationwide on other streaming devices, the app is now available on Roku devices after NBCUniversal and Roku finally reached a mutually beneficial agreement over the service’s revenue share. This leaves Amazon Fire TVs as the only remaining major streaming media players to not carry the Peacock app. While there are unofficial ways to install Peacock on Fire TVs, they come with complications and compatibility issues for some people. With any luck, the added pressure on Amazon of now being the odd one out will speed up negotiations and result in the app officially being made available on Fire TV devices. Read more ›

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How to install / sideload Peacock app by NBC on Amazon Fire TV or Firestick

Peacock, the new streaming service from NBC, is not yet available in the official Amazon Appstore. That’s a shame because, while the service has a paid premium subscription, there is actually quite a bit of free content available. Thankfully, sideloading the official app works fine on Fire TVs, so here is a quick guide on how to install Peacock on any Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, or Fire TV Edition television. Read more ›

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