How to Watch Peacock on an LG Smart TV

How to Watch Peacock on an LG Smart TV

Key Points

  • Peacock is a popular app for cord-cutters and there are multiple ways to watch it on an LG Smart TV.
  • The easiest way to watch Peacock on an LG Smart TV is by using the official Peacock app from the App Store.
  • LG smart TVs have built-in casting capabilities, allowing you to cast Peacock from a mobile app or stream it through external devices like Apple TV, Roku, and gaming consoles.
  • You can also watch Peacock on an LG Smart TV by using a web browser with casting or screen mirroring capabilities.

Peacock has been a pleasant surprise for cord-cutters since it arrived. If you want to learn how to watch Peacock on an LG Smart TV, there are a half-dozen ways you can do it. The popular app makes streaming a breeze, and we’ll tell you the best ways to watch Peacock on LG smart TVs.

The Peacock App

The official Peacock app is the easiest way to watch Peacock on any LG smart TV. It’s in their App Store, where you’ll find hundreds of streaming apps geared towards entertainment, including Peacock. On TVs with webOS 5.0, it’s called the Content Store but simply listed as Apps on TVs with webOS 22. 

1. Home Menu

Watch Peacock on LG TV
The home button is the house-shaped icon at the top right-hand side of the remote.

Press the Home button on the remote control for your LG smart TV. 

2. Access the App Store

Watch Paramount Plus LG TV
The Apps icon is a square with four boxes, seen on the bottom left-hand side in the image above.

From the new menu, look for an icon called Apps or Content Store and select it. 

3. Find and Install Peacock

Crunchyroll LG TV Web Browser
You can find specific apps on your LG TV using the search bar and virtual keyboard.

Look for the Search Icon in the top right corner of the screen. Type in Peacock, and follow the steps to install the app. 

Cast Peacock to LG Smart TVs

LG smart TVs have built-in casting capabilities to go along with the company’s own App Store. You don’t have to rely on LG apps to watch Peacock on an LG smart TV, however. You can cast Peacock using the mobile app if you own a tablet or smartphone. 

1. Download the Peacock App

Before you can cast content to your LG Smart TV, you need an app. If you own an Android device, go to Google Play and download Peacock. For iOS, you can head to the App Store to pick up Peacock.

You can download Peacock for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

2. Log In to Peacock

Tap on Sign In at the top right of the screen. Enter your login credentials in the boxes and tap Sign In to proceed. 

Sign in at Peacock with your account information.

3. Cast Content

When you’re logged in, look for the cast button in the top right of the screen. Tap it, and choose your LG TV from the options to begin casting content to your smart TV.

Choose your LG TV from the list to sync the Peacock app to your TV.

External Devices

While using LG’s built-in app is the best way to watch Peacock on an LG smart TV for most folks, external devices are also an option. Consider other gadgets if you don’t have a smartphone or prefer to use another device to watch Peacock through an LG smart TV. 

Do you have an Apple TV streaming box? Their UI and selection of apps are fantastic, and they have Peacock. If your Apple TV is connected to your LG smart TV, you’re halfway there. Streaming boxes from Roku and Amazon are also popular options for Peacock.

If you’re a gamer, you’ll be pleased to know that Peacock is available on most major consoles. You can find it on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and the Xbox One. It’s also available on the Xbox Series X and S and Meta Quest devices, but not the Switch. 

Xumo stream box owners can watch Peacock on LG TVs through their devices, and if you have a streaming stick, you can get Peacock. Another overlooked but convenient option for the app is cable boxes. 

Cable box compatibility is limited with Peacock, and Xfinity has the largest selection. That’s due to their parent company, so while you can’t watch Peacock for free anymore with Comcast, you can get it through their cable boxes. At the moment, the app is available through the XG1v and XiD boxes, along with a handful of other devices, including:

  • XiD
  • Xi3
  • Xi5
  • Xi6
  • XG1v1 (Arris)
  • XG2v2
  • XG1v3
  • XG1v4
  • Flex

If you have cable through Cox, you can pick up Peacock on the Contour Stream Player or Contour Box with Voice Remote.

Cast Peacock from the Web

The last and least convenient way to watch Peacock on an LG smart TV is with a web browser.  As long as your laptop or desktop PC has casting or screen mirroring capabilities, you can stream Peacock using several web browsers. 

Choose your LG TV from the cast menu.

If you’re using a Mac, make sure you’re running Safari 14+ or higher. MS Edge users need to ensure their browser is version 112 or better, while Firefox is 113+. Make sure your Chrome browser is on version 112 or better for Peacock. 

The process to cast Peacock from PCs varies, but you can generally find the casting option in your browser’s settings section. While we’re using Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge have similar features.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Peacock app not available on my LG TV?

The LG Peacock app should appear in the store for any LG Smart TVs that are running WebOS 3.5 or higher.

Do LG TVs have free channels?

You can find free channels and content through LG’s channel store.

Does Peacock offer a free trial?

While subject to change, Peacock often runs specials and trials for new subscribers.

What’s the best way to watch Peacock on LG smart TVs?

The best way to watch Peacock on these TVs is with the company’s built-in streaming app.

How much is the Peacock app?

The Peacock app is free to download, but the price of a subscription depends on whether you choose a monthly or annual plan.

To top