Peacock on all Fire TV devices. When NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service launched in 2020, it lacked support for two crucial streaming platforms: Amazon’s Roku and Fire TV. Roku and NBCUniversal eventually came to an agreement, but Amazon was left in limbo – until now. As of June 24, the Peacock app can be added to all Amazon Fire TV devices, including Fire tablets and Fire TVs from Toshiba and Insignia, an auspicious moment given Peacock’s extensive plans to cover the Tokyo Olympics.
“We’re committed to making Peacock as affordable as possible,” Maggie McLean Suniewick, president of business development and partnerships, direct-to-consumer, at NBCUniversal, said in a press release, “so we’re excited to bring the service to the millions who watch streaming on Fire TV and Fire tablets. Amazon customers will find amazing streaming content on Peacock this summer, from the Tokyo Olympics to Boss Baby: Family Business.
The agreement between the two companies is not limited to the Peacock service. NBCUniversal’s 15 network apps will also be available on Amazon devices. These include NBC, Bravo, NBC News, NBC Sports, Telemundo and others.
After installing Peacock on your Fire TV device, you can use Alexa to open the app by saying: “Alexa, open Peacock,” but Amazon is also promising deeper Alexa name integration later this year. When that happens, you’ll be able to request specific shows or movies.
You can start a subscription to Peacock for as little as $5 a month, but it’s an ad-supported tier. For $10 a month, you can also purchase an ad-free version called Peacock Premium. Any of these plans gives you access to Peacock’s full library, which has a great selection of popular shows like “The Office,” “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Be Healthy,” “30 Rock,” “Yellowstone,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Downton Abbey.” You can also watch Hollywood movies like Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, The Matrix and Ghostbusters here.