How to Watch Peacock on a Samsung Smart TV

Peacock logo next to Samsung Smart TV logo.

How to Watch Peacock on a Samsung Smart TV

Key Points

  • Peacock is available on Samsung smart TVs with Tizen OS, along with other popular streaming apps like Netflix and Disney+.
  • Peacock no longer offers a free, ad-supported tier and requires a subscription to access its content.
  • To watch Peacock on a Samsung smart TV, simply navigate to the Tizen OS Smart Hub, open the Peacock app, and sign up or log in to start streaming.
  • Pros of Peacock on Samsung smart TVs include seamless integration with Tizen OS, high-definition streaming, and a large library of content.
  • Cons of Peacock on Samsung smart TVs include potential compatibility issues with older models and the presence of ads in the base tier.

From Disney+ to Paramount+, it feels like every major player across the television and film industries has launched its own streaming service. This includes NBCUniversal, whose streamer Peacock has been on the market since its launch in July 2020. One of the easiest and most convenient ways to enjoy any streaming service is by watching via smart TV. But can you even watch Peacock on a Samsung smart TV? Here’s what you should know.

Can You Watch Peacock on Samsung Tizen OS?

Peacock and other streaming apps on a Samsung smart TV.
Tizen, Samsung’s smart TV OS, supports the Peacock app.

Samsung smart TVs rely on an operating system called Tizen OS. It’s an open-source, standards-based OS used across a variety of devices and technologies. In addition to smart TVs, Tizen can be found on smartphones, cars, tablets, and netbooks alike. Across the board, the common denominator is Samsung. The tech giant was developed (and is primarily used) by the company.

Tizen OS has arrived pre-installed on Samsung smart TVs since 2015. This operating system gives you a library of pre-installed apps right there on the smart hub. Peacock is included in this, as is Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, and more. You can watch Peacock right from the app available on the Tizen OS home screen.

Do You Have to Sign Up to Watch Peacock?

Sign-up screen on Peacock website.
Peacock no longer has a free tier. You must subscribe to watch.

An acronym you might be hearing a lot these days is FAST. Short for “free, ad-supported television,” FAST streamers like Tubi, Crackle, the Roku Channel, and Amazon Freevee are shaking up the streaming space in a major way. This is because you don’t have to pay a dime to enjoy them. Sometimes, you don’t even have to sign up to use the platform either.

While Peacock had a FAST streaming option at the outset, it no longer offers a free, ad-supported tier to subscribe to. This means you do have to sign up for Peacock in order to watch its library of movies and television shows. The service offers a base tier, Peacock Premium, for $5.99 a month or $59.99 a year. It offers an ad-free tier, Peacock Premium Plus, for $11.99 a month or $119.99 a year.

How to Watch Peacock on a Samsung Smart TV

Peacock loading screen on Samsung smart TV.
Log in or sign up to watch Peacock on your Samsung smart TV.

Now that you know it’s possible to enjoy Peacock on your Samsung smart TV, let’s talk about how to make it happen. (Don’t worry: It’s incredibly easy and straightforward to get started.) Follow along with the steps below.

Step One: Go to Tizen OS Smart Hub

First, go to your TV’s smart hub by pressing the Home button. (Sometimes, this is also called the Smart Hub button.) Make sure you’re logged into the Internet, or else the smart hub will not be able to initiate.

Step Two: Open Peacock

From the Tizen OS home screen, scroll down until you see the row of pre-installed streaming apps. You’ll see plenty of familiar streamers here, but we’re looking for the one that reads “Peacock.” The icon has white text against a black background next to a vertical line of five multicolored dots. Hit the Select button once you’ve found it.

Step Three: Sign Up (or Log In) and Start Watching

Once the Peacock app opens up, you’ll be prompted to sign up or log in. Enter your information and follow the instructions on-screen. If you’re already a Peacock user, that’ll be your existing login information. If you’re new, this will involve choosing your username and password as well as your subscription tier and entering your billing information. After that, you’re free to start streaming.

Pros and Cons of Peacock

Pros of PeacockCons of Peacock
You can stream Peacock on a Samsung smart TV without the need for additional devices.Some older Samsung smart TV models may not support the Peacock app.
Peacock’s seamless integration with the Tizen OS interface allows for easy streaming.You may experience buffering or lagging with slower Internet or network speeds.
The high-definition streaming capabilities of Peacock ensure the highest quality viewing.Peacock’s base tier includes ads that interrupt the viewing experience.
Peacock’s large library of content provides a wide range of viewing options.Peacock’s library is almost exclusively comprised of NBCUniversal titles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I watch Peacock on my Samsung smart TV?

As one of the more popular streaming services around today, Peacock should already come pre-installed on your Samsung smart TV. If it’s not, you’ll need to go to the TV’s app store, search for “Peacock,” and download the app from there.

Is Peacock free to download on Samsung smart TVs?

Yes, Peacock is free to download on a Samsung smart TV. However, Peacock does charge a monthly or annual fee in order to stream its content. You can pay $5.99 a month or $59.99 a year for its Premium tier or $11.99 a month or $119.99 a year for Peacock Premium Plus.

Does Peacock still have a free subscription tier?

No, Peacock no longer has a free tier. You have to pay a monthly or annual fee to stream Peacock.

Does Peacock support 4K streaming on Samsung smart TVs?

Yes, Peacock streams in 4K on compatible Samsung smart TVs. The TV has to have a screen resolution of 4K or higher, however.

Can I download shows or movies from Peacock to watch offline on my Samsung smart TV?

No, you cannot download Peacock content to your Samsung smart TV. Peacock doesn’t currently support downloading content for offline viewing on smart TVs.

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