NBC’s new streaming app, Peacock, offers thousands of hours of free movies and TV shows. However, accessing it outside of the US can be challenging, especially on Android TV. Even with a VPN, the Peacock TV app can detect your location from the Play Store. But don’t worry, we’ve found a workaround.
Watch Peacock TV Outside US on Android TV
The usual method of watching geo-restricted streaming apps on Android TV involves sideloading the APK and streaming it with a VPN. However, the Peacock TV app can still detect your location, even with a VPN. The easiest way to bypass this issue is by casting Peacock TV from your computer browser. You don’t need to install any app on your Android TV. Here’s how:
Cast to TV
First, make sure your Android TV has Chromecast built-in, which is available on most Android TVs. You’ll also need a stable Wi-Fi network to cast Peacock TV from your computer or smartphone to your Android TV. Lastly, ensure that your computer or smartphone has the latest version of the Chrome browser installed.
Once you’ve met these requirements, go to your computer and install a good VPN if you haven’t already. Connect to a United States server since Peacock TV is only available in the US.
Next, open the Google Chrome browser and sign in to the Peacock TV website. If you haven’t signed up yet, click on the “Sign up to Start Watching” button and complete the registration process. Peacock TV is free and ad-supported, so you don’t need a credit card to sign up.
Once you’re on the Peacock TV interface, play the movie or TV show you want to watch on the bigger screen. When the show starts playing, click on the three dots in the top-right corner of the browser and select “Cast” from the menu. Make sure your computer and Chromecast device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Google Chrome will search for casting devices on your Wi-Fi network, and you should see your Android TV listed. Click on your Android TV, and Google Chrome will start casting the video to your TV. If the video quality is blurry, pause the video and wait for the connection to stabilize. You’ll know that your tab is being shown on the TV when you see “Display” on the right side of the browser tab.
By default, Google Chrome only casts the media streaming tab to your Android TV, allowing you to continue working on other tabs on your screen. Just remember to keep your laptop running while casting on Android TV. If you lock your laptop, Windows will switch off the video playback.
To stop casting, click on the same Cast option and select the casting device name.
Alternatively, you can also watch Peacock TV on an Android TV web browser, but it requires additional steps. You’ll need to sideload the Chrome Android APK to your Android TV, download a VPN app on your TV, connect to a US server, open the Peacock TV website on your browser, and select “Desktop Site” from the browser’s menu.
In conclusion, if you want to watch Peacock TV on your Android TV outside the US, casting from your computer browser is the easiest workaround. Enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows on the big screen!