Almost a 12 months after Peacock’s launch, NBCUniversal’s marquee streaming app is finally coming to Fire TV and Fire tablets.
The streaming service will formally arrive on Amazon units on June 24th, permitting customers to entry the app with out having to sideload it. The businesses introduced Wednesday that the app can be supported throughout Fire TV merchandise, together with Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Fire TV sensible TVs. A Peacock spokesperson advised The Verge that second-generation Fire TVs and above can have help for the app, as will all Fire Tablets with Fire OS 5 and above.
As well as to Peacock, the distribution settlement will see 15 NBCUniversal apps arrive on Amazon units as effectively, together with varied NBC apps and Telemundo. A lot of Peacock’s content material is obtainable to stream totally free, however customers can unlock extra content material and originals with both of the service’s paid tiers. Peacock’s premium ad-supported tier prices $5 per thirty days, whereas its ad-free expertise prices $10 per thirty days.
Help for the app will give streamers entry not solely to NBCUniversal’s catalog of community programming — together with common collection like The Workplace, 30 Rock, and Legislation & Order: Particular Victims Unit — but in addition to protection of assorted sporting occasions. These embody Sunday Evening Soccer, the Tokyo Olympics, and, as a result of Peacock has exclusive rights to the WWE Community, SummerSlam.
Beforehand, Fire TV customers who’d hoped to entry occasion protection unique to the service would both have to discover one other approach to stream it or sideload it themselves — one thing Peacock itself previously encouraged its annoyed customers to strive as a workaround.
When help arrives tomorrow, Fire TV customers might be in a position to open and search the service’s catalog utilizing voice instructions. The businesses stated that later this 12 months, customers will get additional Alexa help and the power to surf Peacock utilizing an Alexa Voice Distant, a Fire TV Dice, or by pairing an Echo system to a Fire TV sensible TV or streaming stick.