When Peacock TV not working on Firestick, we need to know how to address the issue!
All applications installed on the storage of your Firestick have their own data files, firmware versions, and so on.
When an application stops working, it could either be due to the files being disrupted or your Firestick’s request to the external servers being denied.
Peacock TV may not be working on your Firestick, due to problems with the WiFi connection or overfilled app cache/data.
Moreover, app problems with Peacock are caused by outdated app firmware, filled storage, or corrupted data with the platform.
To answer your questions about the problem in more depth, keep reading further!
Why Is Peacock TV Not Working On Firestick?
To understand more about the problem we need to dig deeper and discover all possible causes before troubleshooting.
Here’s everything that might be preventing the Peacock TV app not to work on your Firestick:
- An Issue with the WiFi Receiver of the Firestick or Router
- Overfilled App Data and Cache of the Peacock App
- Outdated Version of the Peacock Firestick Application
- Insufficient Firestick Avalaible Data Storage
- Temporal/Technical Issues with the Peacock App
In order to understand how to address the following problems, keep reading our troubleshooting guide to uncover the ultimate troubleshooting solutions!
Peacock App On Firestick Not Working – Best Solutions!
After we’ve learned what could mainly cause the problem with the Peacock application on your Firestick, we shall proceed with the solutions.
It’s important to follow the chronological order of the guide to achieve the best results as quickly as possible!
Let’s proceed further and learn how to properly address this problem!
Solution #1 Check Firestick’s WiFi Connectivity
Reliable WiFi strength is all that is required for installed applications to run smoothly.
Peacock, such as all other online streaming platforms, also requires WiFi or some sort of internet connectivity in order to run.
Having too weak internet also wouldn’t cut it, since you’ll be unable to use your Firestick at its fullest potential, 4K.
Here’s how to check the WiFi connectivity and reconnect your stick:
- Launch the Settings tab on your Firestick.
- Go to “Network”.
- Wait for the Firestick to automatically scan for networks.
- (Optional) Press on your home network, if the Firestick is disconnected.
- (Optional) Type in your WiFi password and hit “Connect”.
How to Know if Firestick is Connected?
To know whether your Firestick is already tied up to a network connection, look for a “Connected” status, underneath your home WiFi.
If from the list, there’s a network that has “Connected” underneath, it means that the Firestick is currently connected to it.
Tip: Even if the Firestick is already connected, unpair and then pair the device again to refresh!
Solution #2 Reboot the Firestick & TV!
Although it’s a basic thing to attempt, sometimes a Power Circulation is all you need!
If you haven’t tried yet, restarting your Firestick should address any issues with the installed applications on the platform.
Better yet, it’ll even clear out the temporal app memory that keeps bugging down your Firestick and slowing the software operations.
Follow these steps to perform a Software Reboot on your Firestick:
- Get your Firestick Remote.
- Locate the “Play/Pause” button as well as the “Center/Select” button.
- Press and hold both of the buttons at the same time.
- Keep holding the buttons for 10 seconds.
- Let go of the buttons once your FIrestick displays a “Shutting Down” message.
- Wait for the device to reboot.
Through the instructions above, we’ve triggered a software reboot on your Firestick. The streaming stick should start up in the next 60 seconds and be back on the home screen.
Note: If that didn’t fix the issue either, try connecting the stick physically, before moving on!
Solution #3 Clear Peacock’s App Cache & Data
If rebooting the streaming stick didn’t have any effect, perhaps clearing the Peacock app cache and data will help.
Using an app for too long on whatever smart device, will collect app cache (excess files) that must be occasionally cleared to maintain optimal performance!
Follow these steps to clear the Peacock application’s Cache and Data:
- Navigate into the Settings of your Firestick.
- Access the Applications tab.
- Press on the “Manage Installed Applications” button.
- Scroll down and highlight the Peacock app.
- Press on “Clear Cache”.
- First, choose “Clear Cache” and then “Clear Data”.
- Exit the settings.
- Test the Peacock app…
To keep the Peacock app from developing similar issues in the future, make sure to account for the app cache at least once every two weeks. It’ll also keep your Firestick fast.
Tip: Repeat the following process for all installed apps, to boost the performance of your stick.
Solution #4 Update the Peacock Application
If Peacock TV not working on Firestick even after taking care of the piled-up cache and data, perhaps the problem is occurring due to an Outdated App Version.
- Updating all applications on your Firestick is essential!
Although performing manual updates to applications on your Firestick is not yet possible, there’s a particular feature that must be enabled – “Automatic Updates”.
With these settings turned on, all installed platforms will receive their latest firmware automatically.
Here’s how to trigger it:
- From the home screen, select the Settings button.
- Navigate to “Applications”.
- Tap on “Appstore”.
- Scroll down and click on “Automatic Updates”.
- Set the feature to “ON”.
- Wait for outdated apps to receive their new versions…
If many apps have been queued up for an update after enabling this feature, locate and drag the Peacock app all the way to the top.
This way, you’ll move up Peacock in the list, so it could get updated before all of the rest applications.
Tip: To drag the up in the list, highlight it and choose “Move Up!
Solution #5 Free Up the Firestick Storage!
While the Fire Stick 4K comes equipped with 8GB of storage, which is more than enough for a media stick, it is quite easy to get this limited storage filled.
With the hundred of games and applications available for your Firestick through the app store, 8GB may not be enough.
Freeing up some of the available storage is established to smooth out the functionality of the installed applications and help with other app-related problems.
Here’s how to free up storage:
- Head into the Settings of your Firestick.
- Select “Applications”.
- Choose “Manage Installed Applications”.
- Highlight the app you wish to uninstall.
- Remove the app.
- Keep an eye on the storage availability slider.
At the top of the page (within the applications tab), you should see a slider that’ll display how many percentages of the Firesitck storage are filled.
For optimal performance, it’s recommended to leave at least 1 – 1,5 GB of free storage on your Firestick.
Alert: Keeping too many apps on your Firestick could slow down the device significantly!
Solution #6 Reinstall the Peacock App
In case nothing else helped, perhaps Reinstalling the Peacock App cleanly will!
If nothing has managed to get the issue with Peacock resolved so far, perhaps there’s a fatal error in the software files of the application that can’t be fixed otherwise.
By getting the platform reinstalled, you’ll receive a fresh set of data files (updated) to start from scratch!
Here’s how to reinstall the Peacock app in easy steps:
- Head to Settings on your Firestick device.
- Select “Applications”.
- Choose “Manage Installed Applications”.
- Press on the Peacock app.
- Tap “Uninstall” and wait for the app to be removed.
- Once uninstalled, head into the Amazon Store on your Firestick.
- Download the Peacock app again.
- Test the app…
In addition to receiving a new set of software files with Peacock, you’ll also get the latest version of the app, if it failed to update previously.
That would be enough to complete everything that you can attempt at home so if the problem continues, contact the Support teams for help!
To fix when Peacock TV not working on Firestick, reboot your Firestick and diagnose problems with the WiFi.
After that, free up some storage space and update the version of the Peacock app, before uninstalling and then downloading the application again.
We hope that this guide was helpful and for more Firestick-related content, check our blog!
Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.