One of the great things about streaming services like Peacock is that you can watch on almost anything with a screen: your TV, smartphone, tablet, a projector or of course your computer or PC. It's all the versatility you need to watch your favorite shows!
Peacock is one such streaming service, which was created by NBCUniversal as an online home for all of its movies and TV shows, both classic, current and Peacock originals, and live sports. There are two tiers: for $5.99 per month you can watch its library but $11.99 per month gets you ad-free watching.
Want to sign up for, or stream from, Peacock on your computer? Let's walk you through it...
How to watch Peacock on your computer
The first thing that you need to do if you want to watch Peacock on your computer is to visit www.peacocktv.com. Once there, in the top right corner of the screen there are “Join Now” and “Sign In” buttons. If you already subscribe to Peacock, you click “Sign In” and login with your credentials. If you are not a Peacock subscriber, select “Join Now.”
To sign up you will provide your email address and select what plan you want to use for Peacock. You'll need to enter billing information too.
Once that is taken care of, Peacock features a desktop web player that allows Mac, Window and Chromebook devices to stream any content that is available through whatever Peacock package you’ve signed up for on your computer.
In addition, once you’ve signed up for Peacock through the computer, you can then use that information to sign in through the Peacock app on any other device that is compatible with Peacock, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, PlayStation and Xbox.
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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.