How can I pay for PeacockTV Premium without an American payment card?

PeacockTV is a streaming service from NBC Universal in the United States. It is a fantastic service for those who love good TV series, movies, and live sports, such as Premier League football. But, how can you watch PeacockTV abroad? And how can you pay for PeacockTV outside the United States?

I have already written an article on how you can watch PeacockTV abroad. It is quite easy and by using one of the few VPNs that work, you can easily stream and watch the PeacockTV content abroad. But, if you want to stream the Premium content, you will need to pay for your subscription. And to pay for your subscription, you need to have an American payment card or an American PayPal account. What can you do if you have neither of those?

How to pay for PeacockTV abroad?

In order to use PeacockTV, you need to make the service believe that you are located in the United States. For this to work, I recommend that you use the VPN services of ExpressVPN. This is a brilliant VPN for unblocking streaming services such as PeacockTV. The service can be used on computers, phones, tablets, TV, and more. Purchase a subscription, download their application, and connect to a server in the United States. You now have an American IP address and you are ready to watch PeacockTV abroad.

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You are ready to watch PeacockTV abroad, but you want to pay for the Premium subscription. However, you are not allowed to pay with your MasterCard/VISA card issued outside the USA, nor are you allowed to pay with your PayPal account. What can you do? How can you pay for PeacockTV without any payment card issued in the USA?

Two ways to pay for PeacockTV without an American payment card.

Get a virtual payment card issued in the USA.

The easiest way to pay for PeacockTV is by using a service named USUnlocked. This service will provide you with a virtual payment card issued in the USA. It can be used to pay for PeacockTV, Paramount+, Hulu, and other services requiring you to have a valid US payment method. How does it work? What do you need to do for this to work properly?

  • Visit the USUnlocked website and register an account.
  • Create a Shipito account in order to get a mail-forwarding address in the USA. This is completely free. This isn’t necessary, but it makes things easier.
  • Deposit funds to your USUnlocked account.
  • As your funds arrive at your USUnlocked account, unlock your virtual card and pay for PeacockTV Premium.

For even more detailed instructions and some illustrations showing this step-by-step, take a look at the following article.

Pay with an Apple account in the USA.

Some might finds this to be a much easier solution, while others will deem this to be more complicated. Decide for yourself.

  • Use the VPN and connect to a server in the United States.
  • Visit and create a brand new Apple ID.
  • Set your address to be in the United States (just use a random US address creator to get one or use your Shipito address).
  • Finish the registration process.

Now you need to add some money to the account, so buy a US iTunes Gift Card and redeem it to your newly created US Apple Account. When that is done, use your US Apple ID on an Apple device you own, find the PeacockTV application in the Apple Store. Download the PeacockTV application, run it, and go get a Premium subscription. You will later pay with it from the money added to the iTunes Gift Card.

Both methods might sound complicated, but they are not really that hard. You will need to use the VPN to actually stream the content on PeacockTV, and it is well worth it. At the time of writing, I am watching Tour de France live race on PeacockTV, and in a few days, I will watch a Premier League match. Besides that, I can also stream all the episodes of Monk and Downton Abbey on PeacockTV, so it is well worth the pain. The gain is much higher!

Do you still need some help?

Do you have some questions? Have I been able to help you with these instructions? Write a comment and let me hear from you. If you have questions, I will do my best to answer as quickly as possible.

20 thoughts on “How can I pay for PeacockTV Premium without an American payment card?

  1. warren says:

    Hey Thomas, Ive tried to get a Peacock Tv sub, I’ve carried out all the above, but my payment isnt being accept with the Us Unlocked card. Any advice would be great

    • Thomas Stein says:

      Hard to say anything for sure. I know it works for me and hundreds of others who have followed these instructions. Are you using a VPN? Are you using a virtual address in the USA (Shipito)? Using a combination of an address in the USA, a VPN (if possible connected to a server near your postal location), and also it is important to create a permanent US Unlocked card for PaycockTV (not just a temporary one-time use card). I have managed to pay with a one-time usage card, but I generally have a better experience creating a permanent card for PEacockTV (you can create five such cards).

      Good luck and I do hope you will succeed! 🙂

  2. Greg says:

    Have to upload passport or driver’s licence to verify account now? No way am I handing over that kind of information just to access a USA temporary use credit card. Your article never mentioned how much information they wanted to hoard/use/sell just to buy a peacock premium account what a joke.

    • Thomas Stein says:

      Since they hold and watch out for your money, I guess they need some ID as is normal procedure. But, I do understand your doubts and also being careful, so if you don’t feel like, there is no need to follow these instructions. Do not forget, however, that this card is a valid payment card that you can use to pay for other services and buy goods at Amazon and more, which means that it is for more than “just” PeacockTV.

    • Thomas Stein says:

      Have you tried making a permanent card (in the middle section of the website)? That is what I am using, and then I can constantly use the same card for all future payments to PeacockTV as well!

  3. Bryan says:

    Awesome stuff. I just managed to pay for my Premium package with the USUnlocked card. Had a discount, so got 12 months for $20 🙂 Awesome!

  4. Daryl Ingram says:

    Hi Thomas, The link to the US iTunes car purchase requires a photo and a photo ID for payment verification. Is this legit? Thanks!

  5. BARBARA says:

    I live in Florida every winter usually 5 months. I’ve had my Internet & tv with frontier for years. This year I added YouTube TV streaming and was able to watch YouTube TV online where ever I travelled to in Florida and was able to cancel without notice. I think I must have added peacock for a trial
    When we left Florida I cancelled YouTube TV but forgot I had Peacock. I put my Frontier phone, Internet and TV package on vacation hold as I do each year so I don’t pay for it until we go back in November. Now I just can’t find a way to contact anyone at peacock online or phone to cancel. I’ll thought I’d phone my bank to try and cancel the recurring payment. I don’t think it was stupid at time I set up 2 streaming channels, It was on understanding I could cancel them both at months notice. Problem is Peakcock won’t let me into their system to cancel if my computer is in UK.

  6. Barbara Barton says:

    I set up Subscription at my Florida home early in 2022. I am now living in UK. I’ve put my Frontier internet and TV acc on hold so no modem / VPN to connect to. I cannot find a way to cancel my Peacock account from UK. All Peacock emails are ‘no reply’ and every search result in the same screen saying Peacock in not available in UK. Any Phone numbers or email address for Peacock in USA would be welcome.

    • Thomas Stein says:

      Well, that is for sure stupid… Why don’t you just use a VPN to get an American IP address that will help you access your PeacockTV subscription,. and then you can either terminate your subscription, or keep on using it (with the VPN)?

  7. Kevin Jones says:

    Problem is from the UK, when you try to create a new Apple ID it needs a US telephone number where they either text or call you to verify your identity so it can’t be done like that

  8. Me says:

    Apple won’t verify my account when trying to download the app in the US App Store. I’ve tried a couple of addresses now but still it says you’ll need to contact them to verify for the billing address even though I’m not adding a card or PayPal. It’s driving me mad all I want to do is watch football

  9. David Walke says:

    I can find NO way to purchase Peacock even within the US. Finally reached a rude woman at NBC who said I PEACOCK has NO phone number and that I’m SOL!!..and hung up.

  10. paul booth says:

    done all the above but when it comes to buying the itunes gift card it doesn’t seem to go through. Am i doing something wrong? i’m in the UK

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