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Peacock is now streaming and can be accessed on a variety of different smart TVs and streaming players. However, that doesn’t mean every device is officially supported. As this is a new service, it will take time for some agreements to be put in place. During this phase, some consumers will find they are unable to access Peacock through their current device(s).
Understanding which devices are officially supported is one of the first things to check before considering subscribing to Peacock. This guide provides information on the supported status for many different platforms and devices. For those short on time, below is a current and up to date list of all the main supported devices.
Peacock can be streamed on the following devices:
- Android phones (Android 6.0 or above)
- Android tablets (Android 6.0 or above)
- Android TV (Android 5.1 or above)
- Apple iPhone (iOS 11 or above)
- Apple iPad (iOS 11 or above)
- Apple iPod touch
- Apple TV HD (4th Gen or newer running tvOS 11 or above)
- Apple TV 4K
- Comcast Xfinity X1
- Comcast Xfinity Flex
- Chromecast (2nd Gen or newer)
- Chromecast built-in
- Microsoft Xbox One
- Microsoft Xbox One S
- Microsoft Xbox One X
- LG Smart TVs (WebOS 3.5 or newer)
- Sony PlayStation 4 (from July 20, 2020)
- Vizio SmartCast (2015 and newer running 2.0 or above)
Streaming Peacock on a smart TV
Almost every device listed above can be used to stream Peacock on smart TVs, although many of them do require the consumer to invest in additional hardware. For those looking to access Peacock directly on a smart TV, the options are far more limited at the moment.
At the platform level, Android TV is currently the only major TV OS platform with direct access to a Peacock app. Therefore, any smart TV powered by Android TV can simply download the Peacock app directly from the Google Play Store on the TV or by sending the app to a TV through the web version of the Play Store.
Peacock can be streamed on the following Android TV smart TVs:
Platform support aside, there are some specific smart TV manufacturers who have already agreed terms with Comcast and NBCUniversal for access to Peacock.
Smart TV brands compatible with Peacock include:
- LG smart TVs
- Vizio SmartCast
A final option for some users who find their smart TV is not currently supported is Chromecast built-in. While this option won’t provide direct access to a TV app that can be downloaded on the TV, users can take advantage of the built-in Chromecast functionality to cast Peacock from the smartphone app to a smart TV. This is without the need for any additional hardware, other than a smartphone.
Streaming Peacock through a set-top box
Regardless of whether a specific TV comes with Peacock app support, there are many third-party streaming devices that can be connected to a TV to access the streaming service.
At present, the most accessible streaming player option is Android TV. Similar to smart TVs powered by Android TV, there is also a small selection of players that run on the same platform. As a result, these devices can access the same Android TV app, available from the Google Play Store.
Peacock can be downloaded on the following Android TV set-top boxes:
- AT&T TV player
- Jetstream 4K
- NVIDIA SHIELD TV
- NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro
- Xiaomi Mi Box S
Besides the devices listed above, Android TV is also available on select additional devices, including the JBL Link Bar soundbar and Epson streaming projectors. Therefore, these devices can also download and stream Peacock movies and TV shows through the Android TV app.
Another popular streaming player option is Apple TV and Peacock is currently compatible with both Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K.
In addition, Comcast customers have the added option of using one of the company’s own solutions to stream Peacock on. In fact, both the Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex players were the first to gain Peacock support.
Furthermore, select Comcast customers will find that they are eligible to get the $4.99 premium plan with unlimited access for free. Alternatively, they can upgrade to the ad-free version for just $5 per month – usually $9.99 per month.
Peacock can be streamed on the following Comcast and Cox devices:
- Cox Contour Box with Voice Remote
- Cox Contour Stream Player
- Xfinity XG1v1 (Arris)
- Xfinity XG1v3
- Xfinity XG1v4
- Xfinity XG2v2
- Xfinity XiD
- Xfinity Xi3
- Xfinity Xi5
- Xfinity Xi6
- Xfinity Flex
A final additional hardware option to consider is Chromecast. Similar to devices with Chromecast built-in, the standalone Chromecast HDMI dongle can be connected to a smart TV and will add the ability for consumers to stream movies and TV shows through the Peacock smartphone app.
Streaming Peacock through a web browser
An alternative option to watching Peacock movies and TV shows is directly through a web browser. This is not only a good solution for when on a laptop or desktop, but can also help in situations where a smart TV is not supported, considering the computer can be connected directly to a TV.
Peacock can be streamed through the following web browsers:
- Chrome (version 70 and above)
- Firefox (version 65 and above)
- Microsoft Edge (version 40 and above)
- Safari (version 12 and above)
Peacock and Amazon Fire TV
As of right now, Comcast and NBCUniversal have yet to agree a deal with Amazon to provide Fire TV customers with access to the Peacock app. This is currently a similar situation to HBO Max – which also has yet to become compatible with Fire TV devices.
Peacock has repeatedly said that it is committed to adding greater device support in the future. In the meantime, there are a number of Fire TV devices that cannot be used to stream Peacock.
Amazon Fire TV devices you can’t stream Peacock on:
- Fire TV Stick
- Fire TV Stick 4K
- Fire TV Cube
- Nebula Soundbar
- Amazon Fire TV Edition smart TVs, including Insignia and Toshiba
Peacock and Roku
Identical to the situation with Fire TV, Comcast and NBCUniversal have also yet to agree terms with Roku. This also means that owners of a variety of Roku players and smart TVs powered by Roku OS wont be able to steam Peacock through their preferred device.
Again, there is currently no word on when a Roku player and TV deal will be agreed.
Roku devices you can’t stream Peacock on:
- Roku Express
- Roku Premiere
- Roku Streaming Stick+
- Roku Ultra
- Roku Smart Soundbar
- In addition to smart TVs powered by Roku TV, such as TCL and Westinghouse
Peacock smart TV and streaming player summary
Peacock is a new streaming service and therefore, it is understandable that device support is currently limited. In spite of the missing platforms and devices, Peacock is available on a variety of different smart TVs and players.
Arguably, the lack of Fire TV and Roku support is going to be a concern for many consumers, considering they are two of the most popular streaming platforms in the United States. However, as is the case with AT&T and WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, this is a situation that can, in theory, be remedied at any point.
Read more: HBO Max supported devices
In the meantime, there are additional options that consumers can turn to for access to Peacock streaming, while waiting for their main device to gain support.