The Peacock app is readily available on Samsung smart TVs, and installing it is as easy as any other application. Previously, the easiest way for a Samsung smart TV user to access Peacock was to use a streaming device like a Roku or Fire TV Stick, or by using AirPlay 2 to stream from an Apple device. It sometimes takes streaming services a while to bring their app to every platform. For some time, Samsung smart TVs were noticeably absent from the Peacock list.
Peacock is the streaming service offered by NBCUniversal and was first launched in July 2020. Customers have three subscription tiers to choose from, starting with a free option with ads that offers access to limited programming. There’s also Peacock Premium for $4.99 per month and Premium Plus for $9.99 per month. Most other streaming services are also available on Samsung smart TVs, including Paramount Plus, Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Users also have the option of watching live and on-demand TV for free, thanks to Samsung TV Plus.
Before watching Peacock on a Samsung smart TV, users will need to have a Peacock account. This can be created by visiting the Peacock website, entering an email address, and then choosing the right subscription tier. To download the app on a Samsung smart TV, simply do the following: from the home screen, navigate to ‘Apps‘ and then select the ‘Search‘ icon. Then it’s just a matter of performing a search for ‘Peacock‘ and clicking on the ‘Install‘ button on the Peacock app page. Once the app is downloaded, the user will find Peacock listed on the home screen. They’ll have to sign in to their Peacock account when first launching the app before they can start streaming. The only thing users really need to keep in mind is the model of TV they’re using. The Peacock app is only officially supported on Samsung smart TVs from 2017 or later. If someone has a Samsung smart TV from before 2017, Peacock isn’t going to work.
What You Can Watch On Peacock
Peacock provides access to popular NBC shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation, as well as Law & Order: SVU and Downton Abbey. The streaming service also includes its own original programming like Rutherford Falls, a Saved By the Bell reboot, and a MacGruber TV show based on the classic sketch from SNL. In addition to TV shows, Peacock users can also watch a variety of movies and even stream live TV.
With Peacock now widely available on virtually all smart TV platforms, the service is in the best position ever to start raking in more subscribers. As of the third quarter of 2022, Peacock has over 30 million monthly active users, out of which 15 million are paid users. Peacock’s availability on Samsung smart TVs likely won’t be the sole reason it becomes more successful, but it’s a key step forward in ensuring as many people as possible can get the app.
Other Platforms & Devices Supported By Peacock
For those who don’t have a smart TV, Peacock is easily accessible on several other platforms and devices. Users can stream it on a web browser like Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. And of course, there are also apps available for Android and iPhone. For those who prefer to watch on their TV, the Peacock app can be accessed on streaming sticks and devices like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Apple TV.
Peacock is also available for smart TVs running Android TV, including Sony’s Bravia lineup. Other smart TVs that have the Peacock app include Hisense VIDAA (2021 and later), LG smart TVs running WebOS 3.5 and above, and Vizio smart TVs with SmartCast 2.0 and 3.0 launched after 2016. The Peacock app is also available for the Nvidia SHIELD, Xbox, and PlayStation. Some cable provider set-top boxes like Xfinity and Cox offer the Peacock app as well. With support across most major platforms, anyone wanting to stream Peacock has several options to choose from.
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