Are you looking for a streaming service that provides stellar TV shows, reality TV, movies, and news updates for you to stream at affordable subscription packages? Then, Peacock TV is just the over-the-top streaming service for you. The OTT is based in America and is a division of NBCUniversal.
Peacock TV features 15,000 hours of content from Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Dreamworks Animation. You do not want to miss out on any of this. Sadly, Peacock TV is available in only the United States. The streaming service is yet to come to South Africa. This article is just the solution to your problem. Read on to know how you can watch Peacock TV in South Africa.
How to Download Peacock TV in South Africa
You will require a VPN to get Peacock TV anywhere outside the United States. Follow the steps below to download the app onto your device.
- Set up a VPN connection on your device. (Steps discussed later in the blog)
- Launch Peacock TV on your browser.
- Click on Sign in and then click on ‘Join for free.’
- Enter your email and password. Also, provide your personal information.
There you go, your free Peacock TV account is all set up. To get a subscription you will need an American credit card for payment because Peacock TV is only available in the U.S. If you do not happen to have an American card then this is where your friends and family in the States come to rescue. Have them get a subscription plan on your behalf.
Peacock TV Subscription Plans
Peacock TV offers three different subscription plans for you to choose from according to your affordability and the features offered. Below is an overview of each plan.
This is an ad-supported plan that offers limited Peacock TV titles for free. With this plan, you can not download any content.
This is also an ad-supported plan that offers all of Peacock TV’s original titles and a 7-day free trial period. This plan costs $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year.
Peacock Premium Plus;
You can watch all that Peacock TV offers without any ads with this plan. You can also download titles to stream offline. The plan has the advantage of a 7-day free trial. The Peacock TV Premium Plus is for $9.99 a month and $99 a year.
How to Watch Peacock TV in South Africa with a VPN
Unable to access Peacock TV in South Africa? This is because Peacock TV is a streaming service available only in the U.S. If you access it from anywhere outside the U.S. your connection will be blocked. You will view the message ‘This service is unavailable in your region.’ This is due to the geo-restrictions in place and the only way to bypass this is by using a Virtual Private Network or a VPN.
A VPN will mask your actual IP address on the internet and give you access to the geo-restricted content by re-routing your connection via a different IP address of the location that you will have selected from the list of countries.
Here is how you will do this and set up a VPN connection.
- Download and install a trusted VPN from the Web Store, Google Playstore or App Store.
- Buy a VPN subscription package.
- Select the U.S. as your location.
- Launch Peacock TV and stream all your favorite TV shows and movies like you normally would.
Do not forget to delete browser history and cache from your device for a better connection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some FAQs for you to go through in case you have any questions.
Where is Peacock TV available?
Peacock TV is available to watch only in the United States.
Is Peacock TV in South Africa free?
Peacock TV does offer a free plan, the Freemium. This plan is ad-supported.
What are Peacock TV South Africa payment methods?
You can pay for your Peacock TV subscription through your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card or you can use PayPal.
How do I subscribe to Peacock TV from outside the U.S.?
You will need an American credit card to subscribe. Reach out to your friends and family in the U.S. to pay on your behalf.
Are VPN connections secure?
Yes, a paid VPN does not sell your personal information to any third-party sites.