How to Stream Peacock outside the USA


Since its recent launch by NBCUniversal, Peacock has emerged as an online streaming service unique to its powerful competitors. Offering a diverse range of shows, movies, and exclusive content, Peacock primarily features content from NBCUniversal. Trying to watch The Office, Parks and Recreation, or any of the other great TV shows and movies that Peacock offers? You won’t be able to subscribe without a US-based payment method.

Peacock is geo-restricted, meaning that viewers outside the US can’t sign up. Without a VPN changing your virtual location to the USA, you won’t even be able to access the Peacock website. Instead, you’ll see this:

Once you have your VPN activated, you’ll still need to subscribe with a US-based payment method. That’s where StatesCard comes in to make it effortless to pay for Peacock and any other US-based streaming service you like.

What is Peacock?

In 2020, Peacock was launched by NBCUniversal into a landscape saturated with popular streaming services. The name “Peacock” is an allusion to the NBC logo:

As Peacock is owned by NBCUniversal and contains mostly NBCUniversal movies and TV shows, the name is pretty relevant. Even though the Peacock logo is, unfortunately, not a peacock:

Despite entering a market dominated by streaming competitors like Netflix and Hulu, Peacock has become massively successful since its recent launch. Peacock offers a wide collection of new and classic movies, TV shows, and NBCUniversal originals that would excite any entertainment enthusiast.

Subscription plans

Peacock offers monthly and annual subscription plans.



To summarize, the main difference between Premium and Premium Plus is that Premium Plus doesn’t have ads, allows you to download content to watch offline later, and provides access to your local live NBC channel (local will refer to whichever state your VPN routes you to).

Why is Peacock blocking non-US payments?

The distributors of Peacock’s TV shows and movies have licensing agreements with Peacock. They are only able to license their content in certain countries. Some examples of reasons why this may be are that they already signed the rights of the film off to another service in that country, they can’t with the licensing regulations of the country, or the licensing agreements offered in the country do not suit the distributors’ pricing model.

Regardless, it is an unfair and restrictive model that prevents people from being able to have the same access to cultural media, just because they’re from the UK or Brazil or wherever you’re located. Since Peacock’s library is only licensed for the US, any international users coming to the website are barred from signing up or paying.

Like other streaming services, Peacock checks two things to make sure that you are located in the US - your IP and your payment method. Your VPN allows you to pass the first check by altering your IP to make it appear as though it is coming from the US.

However, when it comes time to pay, your options are limited. Other than purchasing online gift cards from sketchy websites, you don’t have a lot of choices.

Enter StatesCard. StatesCard was created by experts in VPN and geo-unblocking so that you can enjoy the wealth of fantastic content on the top streaming services in the world. We believe that this is something everyone should be able to do.

Load funds on your StatesCard in seconds, and pay for Peacock.

Why do I need a US payment method for streaming?

Peacock is subject to licensing regulations by the distributors of its content, just like every other streaming service. One of the checks that it uses to make sure that you’re located in the US is to ensure that you’re using a US payment method.

Peacock will check your card for two things - that the first six numbers (BIN) are associated with a US bank and that it has a US billing address. Your StatesCard contains both of those, allowing you to freely pay for Peacock. It works just as well as a physical debit card you’d have living in the US.

What is a virtual US card?

A virtual US card is a virtual card that is used to pay for US-only online services. It bypasses geo-restrictions that don’t allow users outside of the US to pay for US-only online services. With a virtual US card, you can pay for any US streaming service you’d like.

There’s no need to accept unfair practices in the industry when you have a better solution.

Why StatesCard for streaming?

StatesCard is the best solution on the market to pay for Peacock and all the other streaming services that have the content you love.

  • Get your prepaid virtual US card in minutes with our quick sign-up process
  • Load funds instantly via credit card or Paypal
  • No per-transaction fees
  • Created by veterans in the VPN industry - no more Peacock gift cards from sketchy websites
  • After getting your virtual card issued for $14.99, the monthly price is $3.95. The price of your morning coffee ☕
  • Created by veterans of the VPN industry - no more Peacock gift cards from sketchy websites

Do I need a VPN to pay for Peacock?

Yes, you will still need a VPN to pay for Peacock. Other than ensuring that your payment method is US-based, Peacock still checks that your traffic is coming from the US. To change your virtual location to the US, you’ll need to activate a VPN such as StreamLocator. Then, freely access the Peacock website or app and pay with your StatesCard.

Note that you won’t need a VPN to download the Peacock app. You can simply log into the App Store with your US Apple ID and download Peacock. However, to open the app, you will need to turn your VPN on and change your virtual location to the USA.

How to pay for Peacock outside the USA?

It’s as simple as turning on your VPN and opening your StatesCard page. Here’s how you’d pay for Peacock outside the US:

1. Create StatesCard Account: Enter your name, email, and address, and a brand new StatesCard is yours.

2. Load Funds for the First Time: Load funds onto your StatesCard via your favourite payment method.

3. Pay for the Service: Since Peacock doesn’t accept prepaid virtual cards, you’ll need to pay for Peacock in the App Store. To do this:

a. Create a US Apple ID as per this article. You will be making a new Apple ID and setting its location to the US. You may need to open a new email, since you can’t use the same email as your existing Apple ID.

b. Add StatesCard as the payment method for your US Apple ID.

c. Log in to the App Store with your US Apple ID and download the Peacock app.

d. Turn on your VPN and set your virtual location to the USA.

e. Open the Peacock app and select a plan.

f. Enter your registration details.

g.  Pay for Peacock.

4. Enjoy Streaming: All of Peacock’s curated collection is yours for the viewing!

What to watch on Peacock?

Not sure what to watch? Don’t doomscroll the Peacock library. Try out some of these popular picks!

TV shows:

  • Suits Brooklyn
  • Nine-Nine
  • Law & Order
  • The Office
  • That 70’s Show
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Found
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • The Irrational
  • Wolf Like Me
  • Based on a True Story
  • One of Us is Lying
  • Poker Face
  • Heartland
  • Love Island (We won’t judge you. We’ve seen it too)


  • Five Nights at Freddy’s
  • Warhorse One
  • Strays
  • Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey
  • Hypnotic
  • Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain
  • Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3
  • The Protégé
  • Asteroid City
  • The Vengeance
  • The Super Mario Bros Movie
  • The Northman
  • Vengeance
  • Fast X

Peacock originals:

  • Lost Speedways
  • The Resort
  • MacGruber
  • Poker Face
  • Dr. Death
  • One of Us is Lying
  • Girls5Eva
  • Saved by the Bell
  • Based on a True Story
  • Rutherford Falls