How to Stream Peacock on Your LG Smart TV: An In-Depth Guide

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Peacock On Lg Tv

Can you watch NBCUniversal’s popular Peacock streaming service on an LG Smart TV? You most certainly can. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through everything you need to know to stream all your favorite Peacock shows, movies, sports, WWE events, and more on an LG Smart TV.

As an authority in cord cutting and streaming with over 5 years experience, I will cover the ins and outs of getting set up with Peacock on you LG device. You can trust this guide provides the most accurate and up-to-date information to help you get streaming as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

What is Peacock TV?

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Peacock TV is NBCUniversal’s streaming service featuring current shows, news, sports, and thousands of hours of hit series, Oscar-winning films and classics from the NBCU library.

It offers a free ad-supported tier with next-day access to current seasons of freshman broadcast series and library content. There’s also a Premium subscription without ads starting at $4.99/month with more content.

Peacock is the only place to stream every episode of The Office plus exclusive Peacock originals like Bel-Air. It also airs WWE PPV events, Premier League matches, Sunday Night Football, MLB games, Notre Dame Football and more.

LG Smart TV Peacock Capabilities

Peacock’s dedicated app can be installed directly on LG Smart TVs running webOS 3.0 or higher. This includes 2017 LG TV models and newer.

For older LG TVs without native Peacock support, AirPlay can be used by connecting an iPhone or iPad with the Peacock app installed to stream over WiFi to the big screen.

So all LG smart TV owners can access Peacock one way or another. The experience is smoothest by installing the app directly on the TV if possible. But AirPlay works quite well too.

Either way, an internet connection is required. For the best streaming quality, a fast and reliable broadband or fiber internet plan is recommended.

Signing Up For Peacock

Before we get into the how-to setup details, the first step is creating a Peacock account if you don’t already have one.

Before signing up, read this in-depth Peacock TV review covering plans, pricing, content, and more.

Visit PeacockTV.com and click Sign in. Follow the prompts to create your account and become a Peacock member.

Peacock Tv Sign Up

Choose either the Free or Premium plan. The ad-free Premium plan unlocks full access to all content including every season of The Office for $4.99/month. Premium Plus with even more includes over 75+ channels like NBC and Bravo for $9.99/month.

Once signed up, you can login on up to three devices simultaneously. So feel free to setup Peacock on both your LG Smart TV and mobile device to seamlessly pick up shows wherever you left off no matter where you are.

Downloading the Peacock App on an LG Smart TV

Here is a step-by-step walkthrough on getting Peacock installed directly onto your compatible LG Smart TV:

Access LG Content Store

Use your LG Magic Remote to navigate to the Home Screen. Scroll down and select the LG Content Store icon. You can also get here by going to the app ribbon and selecting it.

Search for Peacock App

Once in the LG Content Store, use the search bar to look up “Peacock”. Select the Peacock app from the list of results.

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Install Peacock App

With the Peacock app page open, choose “Install” to install onto your LG Smart TV. It may ask you to accept permissions or enter your TV password if you set one.

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Login to Your Account

After installation completes, launch the Peacock app from your LG Content Store library. Sign in by entering the email and password associated with your Peacock account.

You should now have full access to stream Peacock using the native app. Enjoy!

Using AirPlay to Stream Peacock

If your LG Smart TV is an older model or otherwise doesn’t support downloading Peacock directly, don’t worry. You can still stream Peacock to your TV with AirPlay.

Here’s how to get up and running with Peacock on LG with AirPlay:

Get Peacock iOS App

On your iPhone or iPad, install the Peacock app from the Apple App Store. Launch the app, click Sign In, and enter your Peacock credentials.

Connect to Same WiFi Network

Make sure your iPhone/iPad and your LG Smart TV are connected to the same WiFi network. For best results, connect to 5GHz WiFi if available.

Start AirPlay Streaming

In the Peacock iOS app, tap the Play/Pause icon. An AirPlay icon will appear on the video overlay menu. Choose your LG TV from the list of devices and it will start displaying Peacock on your TV via AirPlay.

Using Airplay To Stream Peacock

And you’re all set to watch Peacock hands-free from your iOS device to TV. Use the iPhone or iPad for playback controls like pause/play, etc.

I also suggest checking if Peacock works properly on other popular streaming platforms like Roku, Firestick, and Vizio TVs.

Tips for Using Peacock on an LG Smart TV

Here are my top tips for having the best viewing experience with Peacock on your LG Smart TV:

Browse Content Easily

The Peacock app is elegantly designed for TV screens. Quickly find content with rows for Trending, New This Week, Peacock Channels, Browse by Genre, and more.

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Use LG Magic Remote

Easily navigate Peacock on an LG Smart TV using the intuitive LG Magic Remote. Point, click, scroll through rows, and press Play right from your couch.

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Smooth Playback

I recommend a internet speed at least 25 Mbps for optimal Peacock streaming. This ensures the highest video quality with minimal buffering for the best viewing experience.

Resolve Issues Quickly

Common problems like choppy playback can often easily be fixed by force stopping and restarting the Peacock app, restarting your router if others are streaming, or connecting your LG TV via ethernet instead of WiFi.

If you are currently using a different TV brand, refer to this guide on fixing Peacock issues on Samsung TVs which provides troubleshooting tips that also apply across various smart TV operating systems.

FAQs About Peacock on LG Smart TVs

What do I need to stream Peacock on my LG TV?

You’ll need an LG Smart TV model 2017 or newer, Peacock account, stable high-speed internet, and to install the Peacock app from the LG Content Store or have an iOS device to AirPlay from.

Does Peacock work on old LG TVs?

Only 2017 LG TV models and newer with webOS 3.0+ have full support for downloading the Peacock app directly on the TV. For older models, use an iPhone or iPad with the Peacock app as an AirPlay receiver.

How can I troubleshoot issues with Peacock freezing or buffering on my LG TV?

If Peacock playback becomes slow or choppy, first force close and restart the app. Or restart your TV and router. Check internet speeds at LG Smart TV using a tool like Fast.com to identify issues. Connect via ethernet if on an unreliable WiFi network. Disable energy saving mode which can throttle streaming speeds. If issues persist it may simply require upgrading your ISP plan for faster internet service.

Now Stream Your Favorite Peacock Shows on LG

You now have everything you need to start streaming NBCUniversal’s incredible Peacock content library on your LG Smart TV.

From high quality how-to’s for installing the app or setting up AirPlay, to pro tips and answers for solving the most common issues – you have all the information at your fingertips in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Take advantage of this exclusive comprehensive guide and get streaming Peacock content using your LG Smart TV today!

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