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How to watch Peacock with ProtonVPN

Launched in 2020, Peacock is a new streaming service that features content from the NBC network (the name “Peacock” comes from the colorful NBC logo).

What makes Peacock stand out from other streaming sites, like Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+, (all of which can also be streamed using ProtonVPN) is that it offers a generous free tier.

All you need to watch over 13,000 hours of free content is a ProtonVPN IP address located in the United States.

How to watch Peacock with ProtonVPN

Connect to any Plus server located in the United States. Plus servers have a “P” icon next to them in our macOS and Windows apps and are available to our Plus and Visionary Plan subscribers.

For best performance, we recommend connecting to the closest US server to your location.

Unfortunately, to stream Peacock on a mobile device (Android or iOS) outside the United States requires the Peacock mobile app, and to download the app, you need access to the US version of the App or Google Play store.

Step 1:

Get a ProtonVPN Plus or Visionary subscription

If you already have a Plus or Visionary ProtonVPN account, you can skip to step 2.

If you’re a new user, you can sign up for ProtonVPN here.

If you have a Free or Basic plan, upgrade your account by logging in and selecting Plus or Visionary from your account Dashboard.

Step 2:

Install our VPN app

You need to download the ProtonVPN app for your operating system. You can securely stream your favorite shows on Windows, macOS, and Linux devices.

Download the app for Linux, macOS, and Windows.

For installation help, here’s:

The Windows support article.
The macOS support article.
The Linux support article.

Step 3:

Connect to a Plus server in the United States.

Step 4:

Sign up for a free Peacock account

An impressively large catalog of TV and movie titles is available to free subscribers. Most of these are older tiles pulled from NBC’s back-catalog, but they include many popular “classics.” Ads are played during free content.

All you need to do to join as a free member is provide a username, password, and email address.

Peacock Premium costs $4.99 per month with ads or $9.99 per month without ads. It offers 20,000 hours of content, including NBC Originals (such as Brave New World), NBC shows broadcast on the previous day, and a large selection of (much newer) movies. It also includes access to sporting events, like the English Premier League.

You can upgrade to a Premium account inside your account area on the Peacock website.

If you already have a subscription with Xfinity or Cox, you can access Peacock Premium at no additional cost.

Step 5:

Kick back and enjoy Peacock with ProtonVPN!

After you have signed-up for a Peacock account (whether Free or Premium), just connect to a ProtonVPN Plus server in the US to enjoy content on Peacock.

If you experience issues watching Peacock, please try the following:

– Restart ProtonVPN application and VPN connection.
Clear your browser cache.
– Use a different browser.
– Restart your device.
Clear your DNS cache.

Note: If you have tried all possible options and are still having issues or if you have any questions, please contact our Support team.

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