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How to Watch Peacock on a Vizio Smart TV

How to Watch Peacock on a Vizio Smart TV

Key Points

  • Peacock is a relatively new streaming service that is easy to watch on a Vizio smart TV.
  • There are multiple ways to access Peacock on a Vizio smart TV, including through the built-in app or streaming from a mobile device.
  • To watch Peacock on a Vizio smart TV, you can access the Smartcast menu, locate the Peacock app, and sign in to start watching.
  • Peacock offers two subscription plans: Peacock Premium for $5.99/month with ads and Peacock Premium Plus for $11.99/month without ads.

Peacock is relatively new compared to other streaming services, but easy to watch on a Vizio smart TV. They have an official app for the platform, which makes viewing content a breeze. There are a variety of other ways to consume their offerings and two different plans you’ll want to be aware of.

Peacock on Vizio Smart TVs

If you own a Vizio smart TV, you can access all that Peacock has to offer with a few clicks or taps. You can use the official Peacock from the Vizio UI or stream the service from a mobile device. That includes smartphones and tablets that run Android or iOS. Set-top boxes and consoles are also an option through built-in apps.

While Vizio’s Smartcast system is “smart,” it’s certainly not for everyone, even if it provides quick access to streaming apps. We’re going to tell you all the ways you can watch Peacock from a Vizio smart TV and touch on what to expect from their subscription packages.

How to Watch Peacock on a Vizio Smart TV

If you want to watch Peacock using your TV’s built-in app, ensure you have a strong connection and follow these steps.

1. Access Smartcast

Turn on your TV and access the Smartcast menu. You can do this through the dedicated Vizio button on your remote control or by going through the Inputs until you see Smartcast.

remote for Vizio smart TV featuring quick access buttons for Netflix, Amazon Prime, VUDU, Crackle
You can access Smartcast with the Vizio button on your remote.

2. Locate the Peacock Vizio App

From the main screen in Smartcast, you’ll need to find the Peacock app. You may find it in the Apps and Inputs section, but you can search for it through the Apps menu on the left side of this screen.

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Find the Peacock app on your Vizio TV.

3. Sign In and Enjoy

Once you’ve found the Peacock app, select it to open it on your Vizio TV. Log in using your account credentials and select a viewing profile when it loads. Now you just have to locate something you want to watch and hit the play button.

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Log in and stream content from Peacock.

Watch Peacock on a Vizio Smart TV with Android

These steps will work on any Android device with access to Google Play.

1. Download the App

Go to Google Play and download the official Peacock app on your Android smartphone, tablet, or streaming device.

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Download Peacock from Google Play.

2. Log In to Peacock

Open the Peacock app and create or sign in to your account with the service.

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Sign in to Peacock.

3. Connect Your Device

You’ll see a familiar cast icon in the top right corner of this screen. Tap on it and select your TV from the list of available devices.

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Connect your Android device to your Vizio smart TV.

4. Select and Stream

Scroll through the Peacock app, find something you want to watch, and select Play to send it to your smart TV.

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Select a series or movie to watch and stream to your smart TV.

Watch Peacock on a Vizio Smart TV with iOS

You can watch Peacock using an iPhone or iPad with the following method.

1. Access the App

Head to the App Store and download the official Peacock app from NBC.

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Download the Peacock app from the App Store.

2. Sign In with Peacock

Tap to open the app on your device and sign in to your Peacock account.

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Sign in to Peacock.

3. Sync Your Device

Once you’ve signed in, you need to sync your smartphone or tablet to the TV. Tap on the Cast icon in the upper right-hand side of the page and choose your TV from the list.

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Connect your device to your smart TV.

4. Cast Content

When you’re ready to binge out, choose a title and select Play to begin streaming Peacock.

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Select content to stream to your Vizio smart TV.

Peacock Plans

Peacock was initially free for Xfinity subscribers. That ended over the summer, although you’ll occasionally find Peacock free trial offers throughout the year. At this time, the company has two plans for subscribers — Peacock Premium and Premium Plus.

Peacock Premium is the entry-level package priced at $5.99 a month or $59.99 annually. It includes access to their entire library, including Peacock originals and more than 50 Always-On channels. That plan contains ads, but you won’t have to deal with that as a Peacock Premium Plus subscriber.

This package has all the benefits of the Premium tier but with no ads on most content. It allows you to download select titles for offline viewing, and you’ll also get access to your local NBC live channel. Premium Plus is $11.99 each month or $119 for a yearly subscription.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who owns Peacock?

Peacock is a division of NBCUniversal, which Comcast owns.

Is Peacock available through cable providers?

Yes, you can subscribe to Peacock through Xfinity.

Can you get Peacock through Amazon Prime?

While subject to change, Peacock is not included as an add-on subscription through Prime.

Can you watch Peacock for free?

There is no way to watch Peacock for free at this time.

Does Peacock produce original content?

You can find a number of original series and films through NBC on Peacock.

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