Previously, you could only access Peacock on Samsung TVs through streaming devices such as Roku, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick, etc. But, the good news is that this streaming service by NBCUniversal is now available for Samsung smart TV models of 2017 and later. You only need to get the Peacock app on your TV to access all the entertainment that Peacock TV offers. So, the question is, how do you do that?
First, you need to create a Peacock account for free. After that, download the official app directly on your Samsung smart TV and install it. The steps to do that are straightforward, and all you need is to press a few buttons on your TV remote. Once you’ve installed the app, sign in using your account details, and you’ll be ready to stream all the content you want.
Find a step-by-step guide on this below. We’ll also mention what to do if you have an older or unsupported TV model.
How To Get the Peacock App on Samsung TV
The Peacock app is now supported on Samsung smart TV models of 2017 and later. Once you download the app, you get access to thousands of hours of content, depending on your subscription option.
However, you must create a Peacock account first. Without it, you won’t be able to stream the content that you want even after getting the app on your smart TV. And that brings us to the first step on how to get Peacock App on Samsung TV.
Step #1: Create a Peacock Account for Free
Open your favorite browser on your phone or computer and go to the Peacock official website to sign up for an account. Enter your details, including first name, last name, address, and password. Once you insert all details, tap on the “Create Account” button.
Now go to your email account; confirm your new Peacock account by opening and clicking the link in the confirmation email. Now use the account and stream content on your TV!
Peacock may be unavailable in your country. This streaming service is currently available only in the USA (and some of its territories, including Guam, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico), UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, and Italy. However, Peacock is “Spreading its wings” quickly and may soon be available in many regions across the globe. Meanwhile, the only way to watch Peacock TV outside the mentioned regions is through a VPN.
Step #2: Go to the Apps Tile
Switch on your Samsung smart TV. Press the Smart Hub button on your remote. That should take you to the Apps tile from the TV’s home screen. You’ll find all the apps here.
Step #3: Search Peacock TV
Tap the Search icon on the top-right corner of your TV screen. Now, type “Peacock TV” in the search box.
Step #4: Download the App
Once you find the app, hit the download button to download it. Next, install the Peacock app on your Samsung smart TV.
Step #5: Stream Content
Open the Peacock app on your TV and sign in to your account using the credentials you used in step #1 above. Now you’re set to stream and enjoy all the on-demand video content Peacock offers on your TV.
You might find it hard getting the app to run on your Samsung TV even when your TV (model 2017 and later) should support the app. In that case, get in touch with Peacock Help Center for assistance.
Peacock on Unsupported Samsung Smart TVs
Unfortunately, you can’t install the Peacock app on Samsung smart TV models released earlier than 2017. The hardware of these older TV models isn’t compatible with the app. So, how can you watch Peacock on your Samsung smart TV?
You’ll have to go the old way – using streaming devices. The good thing is that the Peacock app is available for Android and iOS devices. In this case, download and install it on your smart mobile device.
Connect the smart TV and your mobile with the same wireless (Wi-Fi) network. Next, go to the Peacock website and sign up for an account. Open the app on your mobile device, sign in and play your favorite content.
Click on the “Cast” icon on your screen to begin the mirroring process and stream the content on the big TV screen. For iPhone devices, use the AirPlay icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
AirPlay supports only Samsung smart TV models 2018 and later. You should update the TV’s firmware to the latest edition if you don’t see the AirPlay icon on your compatible TV.
Peacock on non-smart Samsung TVs
You can also access Peacock even if your TV isn’t smart using streaming devices such as Google Chromecast, Roku, etc. You’re good to go if your Samsung TV has an HDMI port.
So, purchase your favorite streaming device and install the Peacock app on your iOS or Android device. Create a Peacock account and connect the streaming device to the TV through the HDMI port. Login to your account on your mobile device and select your favorite content to play.
You must connect your streaming device and mobile to the same wireless network. Click on the Cast icon on the top-right corner of the screen and choose Chromecast from the list of available devices. Now you’re set to enjoy Peacock on your TV screen.
We’ve discussed five simple steps to get the Peacock app on Samsung TV above. You must begin the process by creating a Peacock account for free. After that, download and install the app on your Samsung TV. Login to the Peacock TV and start enjoying your favorite content.
We’ve learned that Samsung smart TVs were released in 2017 and later support the Peacock app. You can’t install the app on older Samsung TV models. But you can use streaming devices such as Roku, Chromecast, and even mobiles.