How to Get Peacock TV on Your Vizio Smart TV: The Ultimate Guide

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Peacock On Vizio Tv

Are you looking for a way to access Peacock’s vast on-demand library and live channels on your Vizio Smart TV? With over 15,000 hours of movies, shows, news, sports and more, the Peacock streaming service offers incredible viewing options to complement your Vizio home entertainment setup.

In this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about using Peacock on Vizio televisions.

So read on to transform your Vizio television into an all-access pass to NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming universe.

What is Peacock TV?

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Peacock TV is a subscription video on-demand (SVOD) service owned and operated by NBCUniversal.

It features a massive catalog of classic shows, brand new original programming, breaking news and live sports coverage courtesy of NBC, along with blockbuster films from Universal Pictures and Focus Features.

Some of the hit titles available on Peacock include:

  • The Office
  • Sunday Night Football
  • Yellowstone
  • Modern Family
  • New Amsterdam
  • Premier League matches
  • Harry Potter films
  • Jurassic Park films
  • Meet the Parents films
  • Despicable Me films

Peacock offers three main subscription tiers:

  • Free – Includes 7,500 hours of movies, shows, and more with 5 minutes of ads per hour. Does not include Premier League or WWE programming.
  • Premium – $4.99/month with ads, $9.99/month no ads. Gets you full 15,000+ hour catalog including Premier League soccer, every WWE PPV event, new NBC shows next-day and more.
  • Premium Plus – $9.99/month with ads, $14.99/month no ads. Same as Premium, but also adds your local NBC/Telemundo station live stream.

Peacock is currently available in the United States and certain U.S. territories. For information on accessing Peacock in other regions check out this review of Peacock TV’s global availability.

Now let’s explore how Vizio Smart TV owners can access everything Peacock has to offer!

Getting the Peacock App on Vizio Smart TVs

The Peacock app comes pre-installed on all Vizio SmartCast TVs from 2016 and later. For earlier Vizio TV models, you can add Peacock by downloading it from the Vizio SmartCast App Store.

Here are step-by-step instructions for installing Peacock on your Vizio television:

On 2016-2022 Vizio Smart TVs

  1. Using your Vizio remote, select the SmartCast input on your TV
  2. Scroll to the Peacock app tile and select to open
Getting The Peacock App On Vizio Smart Tvs
  1. Follow the on-screen instructions to sign up for a subscription or login to an existing account
  2. Start streaming Peacock!

On Pre-2016 Vizio TVs

  1. Press V Button → Select App Store
Vizio Tv Remote V Button 
  1. Search for “Peacock
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  1. Select Download → Add to Home
  2. Open the newly installed Peacock app
  3. Sign up or sign in to start streaming

And that’s all there is to it! The Peacock app should now be successfully set up on compatible Vizio televisions.

Quick tip: Make sure your Vizio Smart TV is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet before attempting to install apps.

Signing Up for Peacock on Your Vizio TV

Once you have the Peacock application installed, you’ll need to create an account to start streaming.

Here is an overview of what you can expect from Peacock’s sign-up process on a Vizio Smart TV:

  1. Open the Peacock app and select Sign Up
  2. Choose whether to create a free or paid subscription
    • Free lets you stream over 7,500 hours of movies, shows, news and sports with 5 minutes of ads per hour
    • Premium ($4.99/month with ads or $9.99/month no ads) includes the full 15,000+ hours of Peacock programming with extras like Premier League soccer
  3. Enter your email, create password and provide payment info (for paid plans)
  4. Personalize your profile with your name, preferred genres, and streaming preferences
  5. Start watching Peacock on your Vizio TV!
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Things to note:

Ready to unlock thousands of hours of NBCU entertainment? Get started with a free or paid Peacock subscription now!

Peacock Features and Viewing Recommendations

Peacock neatly organizes its massive catalog into easy-to-navigate sections like channels, genres, movies by decade and more.

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Here is an overview of key Peacock categories to help you filter through programming options:

Channels

  • Trending Now – Most buzzworthy titles this minute
  • New This Month – Latest films/series added to Peacock
  • Tokyo NOW – Live Olympics coverage & events
  • NBC – Flagship NBC shows, news and classics
  • Premier League – Soccer matches & highlights
  • WWE – Wrestling events, docs & collections
  • Movies – Hundreds of films sorted by genre

Genres

  • Comedy (sitcoms, stand-up, sketch)
  • Drama (legal, hospital, sci-fi, crime)
  • Reality (dating, talent contests, makeovers)
  • Kids (animation, live-action)
  • Latino (telenovelas, series)
  • Unscripted (talk shows, late night)

Movies Decades

  • 2010s Movies
  • 2000s Movies
  • 1990s Movies
  • 1980s Movies
  • 1970s Movies
  • 1960s Movies
  • 1950s Movies
  • Classics from 1915-1949

Peacock Originals

Don’t miss Peacock’s growing slate of addictive original programming:

  • Bel-Air – Dramatic reboot of 90s sitcom classic The Fresh Prince
  • Joe vs Carole – scripted telling of Netflix’s Tiger King saga
  • MacGruber – Action comedy series starring Will Forte
  • Wolf Like Me – Isla Fisher romantic creature feature

Image showing Peacock’s robust genre-based categories for easy content browsing on your Vizio TV

Live Events

Peacock Premium subscribers can live stream must-see NBC Sports events:

  • Sunday Night Football
  • Sunday morning Premier League matches
  • U.S. Open and Ryder Cup golf tournaments
  • 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games

Breaking news and special event coverage also air live from NBC News.

Profile Features

Enhance your viewing experience with Peacock’s handy profile tools:

  • Continue Watching – Resume shows/films where you left off
  • My List – Bookmark favorites for your watchlist
  • Ratings – Like/dislike titles to improve recommendations

For an eye-opening tour of everything Peacock offers, browse the Peacock Hub on Vizio.

Troubleshooting Peacock on Your Vizio Television

Don’t panic if you run into playback issues or error messages while streaming Peacock on your Vizio set. Here are some handy troubleshooting tips:

App Troubles

  • Force close and relaunch the Peacock app
  • Check for pending app updates and install latest version
  • Uninstall/reinstall the Peacock app
  • Restart or factory reset your Vizio Smart TV

Buffering / Quality Issues

  • Pause, let buffer, then resume playback
  • Ensure Vizio TV OS is also updated
  • Check internet connection – restart modem/router if needed
  • Test streaming speed using Fast.com app
  • Adjust video quality settings in the Peacock app

Error Codes

Google search error codes appearing on your Vizio to uncover specific causes and fixes, such as:

  • Error code 106 – Geographical content restrictions
  • Error code 108 – Issues loading content

Account & Payment Problems

  • Double check login credentials
  • Contact Peacock Support to resolve account issues
  • Update payment method details if invalid

Stuck buffering, getting error messages or struggling with account access? Reach out to Peacock’s 24/7 customer service team for personalized troubleshooting assistance.

Peacock Viewing Tips for Vizio Smart TVs

Optimizing your setup will help you enjoy smooth Peacock streaming on a Vizio television.

Connection

For best playback, connect your Vizio to the internet via ethernet cable or 5GHz Wi-Fi network. Check out how to get Peacock on Firestick for more Fire TV streaming tips.

Display

Access display settings through the Vizio SmartCast menu. Enable 4K HD, HDR or Dolby Vision based on content and model capabilities for superior picture quality.

Audio

Sync a Vizio sound bar for more immersive, cinematic audio. Use SAP function to switch Peacock programs into secondary languages.

Accounts

Set up dedicated viewer profiles so each person can bookmark favorites, continue watching their shows seamlessly and receive tailored recommendations.

Vizio remotes feature quick action buttons for popular streaming platforms – simply program your Peacock button for one-touch app access!

Have more questions about leveraging Vizio TVs for the ultimate Peacock viewing experience? See how it compares to YouTube TV for cord-cutting and check their Peacock support page.

Happy streaming!

FAQs About Getting Peacock on Vizio Smart TVs

Still have some lingering questions about accessing Peacock on your Vizio television?

Here is an FAQ covering the most commonly asked questions:

Is the Peacock app available on all Vizio Smart TVs?

Peacock is pre-installed on all Vizio sets from 2016-2022. Simply access the SmartCast input to locate the app. For older models, download Peacock from the Vizio SmartCast App Store.

Can I watch Peacock Originals like Bel-Air on my Vizio?

Yes! All Vizio TVs with the Peacock app provide full access to Peacock originals, classics like The Office, films, sports and more based on your account tier.

What internet speed do I need for smooth Peacock streaming?

Peacock recommends at least 8 Mbps internet speeds for optimal streaming on mobile devices and Smart TVs. For the best 4K programming, 25+ Mbps speeds are ideal.

Does Peacock allow multiple profiles per account?

Yes! You can create up to 6 Peacock profiles under one account so family members can access their own Watchlists, Get Recommendations and Continue Watching selections.

Can I get Peacock Premium included with my cable subscription?

Certain providers like Cox Contour offer free Peacock Premium with select TV packages. Check with your cable operator to see if included.

What channels can I live stream on Peacock?

Peacock Premium lets you live stream Premier League matches, Sunday Night Football, MLB Sunday Leadoff games, Ryder Cup/US Open golf, Olympics programming and more courtesy of NBC/Golf Channel.

How do I activate closed captioning on Peacock/VIZIO?

From the Peacock app, select the CC icon in the player toolbar then choose captions language and text style preferences from the Accessibility menu.

Why does Peacock playback stutter or show low quality on my VIZIO TV?

This typically occurs due to shaky internet connections. Restart modem/router equipment and connect Vizio TV via ethernet if possible. Adjust video quality settings in the Peacock app settings menu.

Still experiencing Peacock streaming problems on your Vizio SmartCast TV? This Peacock troubleshooting guide for LG TVs may help.

I hope this detailed walkthrough gave you all the guidance needed to start accessing Peacock’s entire on-demand library, exclusive originals and live sports/events using your Vizio Smart TV!