With Apple TV, you get access to lots of shows, channels, and apps if you have the App Store installed on your Apple TV. One of such TV apps you can get is Peacock TV.
Peacock TV came into function on Apple TV on May 6, 2020, after they made a deal with Apple. It also became available on iOS devices as well. On your iOS devices, you can have free access to Peacock TV on the Apple TV app for iPhone and iPad. You must sign up for Premium services through an in-app subscription to get more exclusive content.
On your Apple TV, you can get Peacock TV when you download it from the App Store of your Apple TV. You should go to your Apple TV App Store, search for “Peacock TV”, click the first result, and select “Download”. After that, log in and start enjoying your favorite shows.
This article will dive deep into the Peacock TV app and show you how to get it on your home Apple TV. Further, you shall learn how to fix Peacock TV that is not working on your Apple TV.
- How To Get Peacock TV on Apple TV
- How To Access the App Store on the Apple TV
- How To Access the App Store on the Apple TV 4K or Apple HD TV
- Why Can’t I Stream Peacock TV on Apple TV?
- Frequently Asked Questions
How To Get Peacock TV on Apple TV
To get Peacock TV on Apple TV, you should first sign up on Peacock TV.
After that, follow these steps.
- Switch on your Apple TV, and go to the App Store.
- Type “Peacock” on the search box and select the first or most appropriate result.
- Click “Download”.
- Once it is installed, log in with your Peacock TV account credentials.
How To Access the App Store on the Apple TV
If you have the Apple TV 4K or higher or HD models, you will have the App Store on your TV. If you have this model, go to the menu bar of your Apple TV. From the menu bar, you will find the App Store there.
If you have Apple TV version 3 or below, you won’t find the App Store on your Apple TV. You are only limited to pre-installed apps available on the TV.
How To Access the App Store on the Apple TV 4K or Apple HD TV
You will find the App Store on the horizontal menu bar of your Apple TV.
The App Store icon is the same on the iPhone and the Apple TV: blue background with a white uppercase letter A.
You can position the App Store wherever you want on the screen. To position it, press your remote’s “Selection” button and move your hands to where you want to move it.
You will see the app vibrate as it moves across the TV screen. If you click the play button while your App Store icon jiggles, it will move to the “Utility” folder.
If you can’t find your app store in your TV apps, it may have been mistakenly moved to another place. To find it, use the search box and type “App Store” to see it.
Why Can’t I Stream Peacock TV on Apple TV?
If you have an Apple TV that is version 3 or below, you won’t be able to use Peacock TV on Apple TV.
However, if your Apple TV is version 4 and above and you still can’t use Apple TV, you should try the troubleshooting steps below.
Fix #1: Hard Reset Your Apple TV and Wi-Fi
Hard reset means switching off your Apple TV from the power outlet by unplugging it. Here is how to do it.
- Take your remote and switch off your Apple TV.
- Go to your power outlet and turn off the switch.
- Unplug the power cable from the power source for at least 60 seconds.
- Switch on your TV again and see if Peacock TV works this time.
If it doesn’t work, you should also hard reset your Wi-Fi. Unplug the Wi-Fi cable from the power source for at least 60 seconds. Then, plug back your Apple TV and Wi-Fi and see if it works.
Fix #2: Uninstall and Reinstall Your Apple TV
Go to your Apple TV app screen and delete the Peacock TV app. Once deleted, download it again and check this time if it works.
Fix #3: Force Stop Your Peacock TV and Relaunch
- Take your Apple TV remote and double-click the home button. This action will bring out the home app screen.
- Swipe left or right to find your Peacock TV.
- Once you get to your Peacock TV, swipe up to force-stop your Peacock TV.
Fix #4: Factory Reset Your Apple TV
Wiping off the memory on your Apple TV can take any corrupt programs in it clear off. Here is how to factory reset your Apple TV.
- Go to the Settings app of your Apple TV.
- Click “System”.
- Tap “Reset”.
- Tap “Reset” again to confirm your action.
One way to enjoy your Apple TV and never get bored of hold or recurring shows is to sign up for more. One platform that provides this is Peacock TV. Thanks to the deal signed with Apple, Peacock TV is now available on Apple TV, and you can watch exclusive shows.
Frequently Asked Questions
Peacock TV is free on Apple TV; however, this free plan is limited to a few contents. You should contact the Premium Peacock TV subscription to access more content and shows.
There are hundreds of 24/7 Hollywood channel movies on Apple Peacock TV, such as Universal, DreamWorks, NBC Sports, TODAY All Day, True Crime, and Dateline. There are also kids’ movies and shows, such as Curious George and Where’s Waldo.
Peacock TV has a free ad-supported plan. It also has the Premium plan that is also ad-supported but with more shows. Finally, it has the Peacock Premium Plus, which is without ads. As of 2022, Peacock Premium Plus costs $9.99 a month.