“It looks like you don’t meet the US roaming rules” – PeacockTV error.

Would you love to watch a live Premier League match on PeacockTV, or maybe a brand-new episode of your favorite PecockTV original series? Few things are more annoying than an error message destroying your plans. Are you seeing an error message saying “It looks like you don’t meet the US roaming rules” as you try to watch content on PeacockTV? What can you do about this error message?

It looks like you don't meet the US roaming rules

I have seen the message myself. Yesterday I wanted to stream a Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa on PeacockTV, but instead of watching Arsenal win 2-1, I saw the error message in the picture above. What can you do if you have the same problem? Here I will explain the two most common reasons for seeing this error message and I will also explain to you how to get rid of it.

Error 1: You are located outside the United States.

The biggest problem is that you are located outside the United States. PeacockTV is only available to viewers in the USA. As a consequence, all viewers outside the United States will see this error message if they try to stream content on PeacockTV.

As you might know, a VPN can help you get an American IP address. It is important, however, to use a VPN that actually unblocks PeacockTV. During my tests this morning, ExpressVPN and Surfshark are great examples of such VPN providers. Click the links to visit their websites and to purchase a VPN subscription to one of them. Surfshark is the cheapest solution.

Install the VPN client of ExpressVPN or Surfshark on your device and connect to a server in the United States. It will only take some seconds and you will have an American IP address.

That should be enough, shouldn’t it? Despite the fact that I had an American IP address, I still saw the error message saying that I didn’t meet the US roaming rules. What was wrong? What was the solution?

Error 2: Your mobile network discloses your location.

Even if you are connected to a VPN server in the USA, your mobile network at your present location causes trouble with PeacockTV. As a result, you will see the error message even though you are connected to a server in the USA.

What is the fix to the problem?

It is easier than you think.

  • Turn on flight mode on your mobile device.
  • Connect to a local WiFi network.
  • Connect to an ExpressVPN/Surfshark server in the USA.
  • Watch your favorite show on PeacockTV.

This also means that you will be unable to stream PeacockTV on your mobile device using your 3G/4G connection. It only works if you use a WiFi network and combine it with your VPN while having flight mode enabled.

Flight mode is enabled, I am connected to a local WiFi, and the VPN is connected to a server in the USA.
Flight mode is enabled, I am connected to a local WiFi, and the VPN is connected to a server in the USA.

Do you have trouble finding the PeacockTV application in the Google Play Store?

Would you like to download the PeacockTV application to your device, but you are unable to find it in the Google Play Store? You can download it manually to your Android device from APKMirror.

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Bye bye – It looks like you don’t meet the US roaming rules

I hope you have now said goodbye to the “It looks like you don’t meet the US roaming rules” error message. I certainly have.

Have I been able to help you with these instructions? Write a comment below and let me hear from you. Do you have any further questions or do you need help? Write a comment and I will do my best to help!

8 thoughts on ““It looks like you don’t meet the US roaming rules” – PeacockTV error.

  1. mr_floydy says:

    Fantastic. You’re tip of switching on aeroplane mode and connecting back to the wifi did the trick. My VPNs always worked on the PC but not on the mobile for Peacock (Youtubetv was always ok). Genius – Thanks a lot.

    • Thomas Stein says:

      It is because your TV uses a different Internet connection, and thus it will recognize your location. This can only be fixed if you setup the VPN connection directly on your router, which is a somewhat complicated process.

  2. Dennis Berg says:

    Your solution works great. Thanks! I am in Italy and have not been able to get ExpressVPN (using ALL of their available cities) to work except for this trick. Looks like ExpressVPN’s cat and mouse ploy doesn’t work well with Peacock.

    • Thomas Stein says:

      Did you follow both parts of the instructions? Are you in the USA or outside the USA? Have you tried the flight mode trick? I know these instructions made it work for me, but something else might be causing this error for you then!

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