PeacockTV and Linux -> What’s the problem?

Have you ever been in a situation that just surprised you? Maybe you wanted to buy something in an online store, but for some reason, your card was declined. Or maybe it is a warm summer day and you are yearning for ice cream. As a result, you walk to the ice cream store. But, at the door, it says that it is closed and that they will only open in December. That would be surprising, wouldn’t it? Do you know what is even more surprising? When you try to stream PeacockTV on a Linux device only to discover that it doesn’t work.

peacocktv and linux

Are you seeing the PeacockTV error message 6007? So am I. Sometimes the error message will claim that something is wrong with your system configuration while it will tell it openly that your Linux settings aren’t supported at other times.

linux isn't supported by peacocktv
  • Sorry, your Linux settings are not supported. Please check the supported devices in our Help Center (6007).
  • Sorry, your system configuration is not compatible with Peacock. Please check the supported devices in our Help Center (6007).

These are two examples of the 6007 error message on PeacockTV. Have you seen any of these, or maybe a third version of the same error?

Error message 6007 on PeacockTV.

If you check the information about this actual error on the PeacockTV website, you will not get any wiser. They are writing the following there.

If you are experiencing technical issues, please try the following steps:
– Close the Peacock application on your device. Also close any other applications you may have running in the background. After all the applications have closed, relaunch the Peacock app.
– Restart your device by unplugging the power or fully powering down, waiting 20 seconds, then plugging the device back in or rebooting.
– Check the device’s internet connection. Please make sure you have a strong enough connection for streaming.
– Clear your device’s cache and data. You should be able to clear cache/data in your device’s settings menu.
– Uninstall and then reinstall the Peacock application on your device.

PeacockTV website

Now, let us take a look at the browser supported by PeacockTV. This is the official list located on the PeacockTV website.

What do you notice when you look at the list?

Supported Web Browsers:
– Chrome 75+ (Windows/Mac)
– Firefox 88+ (Windows/Mac)
– MS Edge 80+ (Windows/Mac)
– Safari 12+ (Mac)

I use Firefox on my Linux computer, but that doesn’t help. Do you know why? Linux isn’t supported by PeacockTV. As a result, you are unable to stream PeacockTV on your Linux computer. I know some people have played around by setting up a Windows virtual machine or a Chromium OS virtual machine on their Linux computer, but this is a quite complicated process if your only desire is to watch PeacockTV content.

Some people have said that turning on/off hardware encryption. and also turning on/off DRM might help. I have tried such solutions as well, but it hasn’t brought me any luck.

When I first saw the error message I thought it was caused by my VPN, but I quickly realized that Linux was the problem and not the VPN. Would you like to find out which VPN to use with PeacockTV? Click the link to find out.

In other words, PeacockTV surprises most of us by not adding support for Linux users. Why not? I have no clue. Will this change? Hopefully!

Do you have further insight? Have you found a solution that solved the problem for you? I would love to hear from you.

3 thoughts on “PeacockTV and Linux -> What’s the problem?

  1. Guest Star says:

    Still doesn’t work. The browser is a Chromium based Vivaldi (5.6.2867.58), OS is Pop!_OS 22.04, and the service I’m complaining about right now is SkyShowtime. All other streaming services work but the ones using this crap don’t. OTOH the contents in my case is not so impressive or unique either, I can find it elsewhere if I’d really, really need to. I’d cancel it, too, but my tv is compatible so I just keep looking for threads like this, add my 2c, and use my tv to occasionally watch something. No luck if I’m on the road.

    It’s funny that it would be easier, cheaper and faster to consume the contents from pirate sources – with better quality – than from the legal sources.

  2. Bakukula says:

    Same problem; it’s not working on Linux Ubuntu 22.04. What I’m gonna do is cancelling the service right away. Shitcock did that on purpose claiming that a lot of videos pirating is done using Linux. I had to use ‘scrcpy’ to mirror android phone screen on TV with a lot of lagging and loss of image quality.

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