NBC’s Peacock streaming service has just launched, but Amazon Fire TV devices are being left out.
Just like with the arrival of HBO Max in late May, NBCUniversal and Amazon are currently locking horns over an array of money-related issues, such as how to split up revenue from advertising, and it doesn’t sound like they’ll be working it out anytime soon. NBCUniversal is also fighting with Roku on similar grounds, so Peacock isn’t available on that platform yet either.
The good news for Fire TV users is that a workaround exists, and it’s the same one that allows HBO Max to run on Fire TV devices today : Just sideload the Android TV version of the Peacock app on your Fire TV device instead. The setup’s a bit of a hassle, but the app itself works just fine.
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