Fire TV and Fire tablets will finally be able to watch NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming app, nearly a year after it debuted.
Streaming service Hulu will be available on Amazon devices starting June 24th. Users will now be able to access Hulu without needing to sideload the app. On Wednesday, Amazon and Fire TV announced the app would be available on all Fire TV devices, including Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Fire TV smart TVs.
Peacock will finally be available on Fire TV on June 24
According to a spokesperson for Peacock, all Fire TV and Fire Tablets with Fire OS 5 and above will support the app.
With the distribution deal, Amazon users will also be able to access 15 NBCUniversal apps, including Telemundo and various NBC apps. Users can stream a lot of Peacock’s content for free, but they are also able to unlock more content with the paid plans. Peacock’s premium ad-supported service costs $5 per month, while the ad-free service costs $10 per month.
Through the app, streamers will have access not only to NBCUniversal’s catalog of network programming – such as The Office, 30 Rock, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – but also coverage of various sporting events. As Peacock owns the WWE Network, they are able to show Sunday Night Football, SummerSlam, and the Tokyo Olympics.
Peacock itself had previously encouraged its frustrated users to sideload the content themselves as a workaround in order to access coverage exclusive to the service.
Voice commands and opening of the service’s catalog will be available soon after the new support arrives. In the coming months, Peacock users will additionally be able to use Alexa with an Alexa Voice Remote, a Fire TV Cube, or by pairing an Echo device with a Fire TV smart television.