The NBC App - Watch Live TV and Full Episodes
Watch episodes of your favorite NBC TV series and stream shows live.
- Current Version: 4.14.3
- Updated: January 30, 2018
- Requires Android: 4.1 and up
- Installs: 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
GET THE NBC APP NOW TO WATCH ALL YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOWS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!
Watch TV shows for FREE on your Android tablet or phone, and stream episodes of your favorite shows straight to your TV with Chromecast.
Stream live TV and the latest episodes of new series the day after they air on TV. Watch the nightly news on the go. The NBC App keeps you up to date with the hottest shows and latest news wherever you are!
Create an NBC Profile to favorite and save new and throwback TV shows, or continue watching the latest episodes across all your devices.
NBC APP FEATURES:
WATCH EPISODES AND VIDEO CLIPS
â¢ Sign in with your TV provider to stream hundreds of episodes of your favorite NBC shows.
â¢ Watch free episodes of new and throwback TV shows you know and love.
â¢ Catch up with the latest episodes of new TV series the day after they air.
NBC LIVE STREAM
â¢ Link to your TV service provider to stream shows live.
â¢ The NBC live stream is available from participating TV providers in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Hartford, Dallas, Miami, San Francisco, San Diego and Bristol, Virginia.
Watch full episodes and video clips from:
- THE VOICE
- THIS IS US
- WILL & GRACE
- ELLEN'S GAME OF GAMES
- THE GOOD PLACE
- SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
- LAW & ORDER: SVU
- THE BLACKLIST
- BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
- THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
- LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
- DAYS OF OUR LIVES
- And more!
FREE EPISODES OF THROWBACK TV SHOWS
Stream hundreds of throwback TV shows for free!
â¢ Re-watch your favorite throwback TV series like Amazing Stories, Miami Vice, Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider and more!
STREAM WITH CHROMECAST
â¢ Cast episodes of your favorite NBC TV shows from your mobile device directly to your TV.
â¢ Create an NBC Profile to favorite, save and continue watching TV shows across all your devices.
â¢ Receive credits to unlock three episodes for FREE!
WATCH WITH CLOSED CAPTIONING
â¢ Watch shows using closed captioning support. Just tap TV shows with a "CC" icon in the player controls.
â¢ Streaming an episode? Just touch the âCCâ icon to enable closed captioning.
Please note: Use of the app is limited to the United States and its territories. Video is accessible via 3G, 4G, LTE and Wi-Fi networks. Data charges may apply. Viewing live TV and episodes and clips of selected series may require sign-in with a participating TV provider account.
This app features Nielsen proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsenâs TV Ratings.
To learn more about our digital measurement products and your choices in regard to them, please visit http://www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
Kimberly Bishop Published date: February 10, 2018
USED to love this app despite the ton of ads. Now app goes black & you have to restart & b/c it never starts back where you left off, you are forced to watch ads again. The app just did this 3 times in a row so instead of watching my show, I just watched 18 ads back to back. Eighteen... eighteen ads and it's STILL not playing the show. I will just go watch something on Bravo.. they don't have these issues. Please fix as you're my fave network Full Review
Tim Johns Published date: February 4, 2018
Any app that forces me to go into my app settings to block the notifications (no option to stop notifications in the app's settings) gets a 2 star maximum rating. Update... 1 start now because a network that offers live but won't let u watch the Superbowl live is a garbage network Full Review
jimmy bee Published date: February 5, 2018
Great job! Good to see some oldies on seriesâ gone by. Only wish since these Ã re over the airwave shows, that the current episodes of shows can't be freely shown in real time, as we'll still see the commercials etc. . They could actually capture a wider viewership. At least make them available perhaps the next day for those of us who may have missed an airing or want to see an airing again, Full Review
Henry Swantner Published date: February 1, 2018
Are your developers new here?!? When you send a show to Chromecast, is starts playing well enough. HOWEVER, when the screen turns off or even goes home, the video stops. So basically Chromecast is useless. However one big problem is that it will start replaying what you just watched when the connection to the Chromecast it just played on times out. That should never happen. Full Review
John Krause Published date: February 5, 2018
Lately I've been having trouble with the chrome casting feature. If I cast it to my TV to watch I need to keep the phone active on the NBC app or the show gets paused. So you can not do anything on your phone and if your phone hibernates since you are using it, the show also pauses. Meaning you have to constantly touch your phone to keep it active. Full Review
Margi T Published date: February 8, 2018
The shows take forever to watch. It constantly stops every few minutes and always buffering. I use to love it before all this. Hope the issue is resolved. If so I will rate it much better. Please fix the issues. I can't finish watching anything.. freezes and starts over. I don't suggest anyone downloading this app until issues are resolved. Right now it sucks Full Review
Anne Mauldin Published date: January 31, 2018
I think it is great to be able to watch shows, but it would be better if you could fast forward through commercials. Sometimes it takes long for shows to load - "Buffering" is a word I've seen a lot! It is hard to go back and begin where you previously stopped. BUT... NBC has made an awesome hit with THIS IS US!! Full Review
kristin smith Published date: February 17, 2018
EVERY TIME I GET DONE WATCHING MY SHOW AND CLOSE IT OUT TO RETURN LATER THE APP WON'T START! I have to uninstall and reinstall it just to start rewatching my show. PISSES ME OFF! If I correlation watch "This is Us" season 1 free elsewhere I would! What a hassle! Full Review
SAW 706 Published date: February 3, 2018
The stupid thing keeps crashing halfway into the show. I have to close it and restart the show for it to work at least 9 or 10 times in a thirty minute time period. On top of that , it ALWAYS BUFFERS ! Might be lucky to buffer for than less than 10 minutes every show ! Full Review
Hailey Snyder Published date: February 7, 2018
Firstly, Chromecast is useless with this app because if you turn your device screen off or minimize the app for any reason, the video stops playing which is beyond rediculous and this is the only App I have come across that has that issue. Secondly, I would think that since this is like the only place you can stream Dateline episodes, there would be more than just a few select episodes from only 2 different seasons. This is literally the worst network app I have ever used. Full Review
Angela Fortune Published date: February 7, 2018
I really love this app, when it works! I don't know if it's an Android thing, but it hardly ever works the first time I try to bring it up. It takes uninstalling/installing, shutting off my phone and turning it back on to get it to sometimes work. So frustrating when This Is Us is on and I'm trying to get caught up and can't. Full Review
Jessica Wesley Published date: February 9, 2018
The app would receive 5 stars if I didn't have to keep my screen active on my phone while casting to Chromecast. That's very annoying, I have to keep tapping my phone because if my phone screen times out, then it stops casting to the TV. Very annoying! For that reason, I may never use it again. Full Review
Paul Larsen Published date: February 8, 2018
Tried the app to watch the nightly news. It was two days old, so hardly "news". I was streaming to television, but the stream kept stopping when my device screen went to sleep. So, while I could watch it on big screen, I also had to watch phone to prevent it from going to sleep. Arrrgh! Full Review
Tony Ornelas Published date: February 16, 2018
App freezes, starts over on it's own, will not hold place as shown on screen. Horrible experience of having to start multiple times and even restarting my phone. What a frustrating POS. If there is any other way to watch your NBC shows I would find the alternative to this app!!!!!! Full Review
Troy Keel Published date: February 14, 2018
After latest updates, my phone, lg v20 and wifes phone, samsung s7, will only cast to chromecast if we stay in app and then when screen sleeps, the show pauses. This is the only tv app doing this so its not chromecast. Please fix this bug before we delete forever. Full Review
Wallace Phelps Published date: February 15, 2018
The NBC app is a useful way to watch a series you just got into after the season is over for the most part. The part that isn't great is that the video quality isn't wonderful, you get the same ads over and over again, and the app crashes frequently making it a chore at times. If they fix the crashing it would be 4 stars. Full Review
Cameron Zettlemoyer Published date: February 14, 2018
Installed and deleted in the same day. More ads than content. Why include a Chromecast function that doesn't work? Casted video paused every time my device screen timef out. If I wanted to keep my device screen on for the full 30+ min episode, I'd just watch it on my device. Full Review
Carol Johnston Published date: February 4, 2018
I gave this app 5 stars when I started using it in October. Lately, though, using chromecast, the video stops when my phone screen goes off. The only way I can keep that from happening is to sit there with my phone in my hand and keep touching the screen so it will stay on. Pretty annoying. Full Review
Chelsea Ewing Published date: February 6, 2018
Used to love the app but for the last couple weeks everytime I use Chromecast and my screen turns off the episode stops. The point of Chromecast is so you can do other things while casting. This has deterred me from using the app at all until this is resolved. Full Review
Danel Berg Published date: February 7, 2018
I love the fact that I'm able to catch up on previous seasons of shows and watch them on my tablet. However, after every episode i watch, the app freezes and won't do anything. I force it closed and still does nothing. Then i have to uninstall it and reinstall it, then sign back in with my account. Every single episode, I have to do this and it's very annoying! Full Review
Ashley Yingling Published date: February 10, 2018
The app does a really bad job of keeping track of what you've actually watched. I end up spending 30 minutes trying to figure out where I am at on account of the ads. It also seems to bog down chromecast. Full Review
Published date: February 18, 2018
I appreciate the fact that it let's you Know in advance how many Adda they'll be. And based on what I read in some of the other reviews, apparently the app has improved. Because each time I closed it by accident, when I got it back on the show I was watching. It picked up were I left off. Full Review
Published date: February 2, 2018
Love NBC programming but... Network tv was always free, now, unless you don't mind being a week behind, you have to have a paid-for provider. Sad to see the networks, who already make millions, being so greedy. :( Full Review
Charles Casper Published date: January 31, 2018
This apps chrome cast feature is garbage and the programmers don't know what they are doing. After you cast, if you turn off your screen or switch to another app, your show stops. This is not how casting works in every other app. Dont you guys own Hulu?, their app works properly.. maybe go ask them for help. Full Review
Wendy Lou Published date: February 6, 2018
Took away all stars. Used to be the best...now, not so much. I have more trouble now that you have to be linked to a provider. Always telling me to update profile or sync. I've done everything...just too agg ravating to try and watch one show. So much buffering and waaay too many ads. Used to be my favorite and now I hardly ever open it any more. Full Review
Published date: January 30, 2018
I'm suddenly unable to use my phone while casting to chromecast. Now I have to leave my phone on and the app open to cast to chromecast. I can't even shut my screen off or else it pauses the video on my tv. Full Review
Published date: February 5, 2018
Garbage. I don't know if this is unique to me but the app is terrible. Nothing works. App won't load, and if/when it finally does I'm "not authorized" to watch almost anything despite having a tv provider. Insane amount of adds. Full Review
Gina Justine Westcott Published date: January 31, 2018
Its always buffering and always some type of issue. I wish I can remember when the shows are actually on tv bc if just watch them then. Smh very irritating!!! Full Review
Kim Crabb Published date: February 11, 2018
It would be great if it kept the screen from turning off when you're playing a video. I had to keep my finger on the screen the entire time so that it wouldn't turn off. I've never seen a video app do that. Not fun. Full Review
Bryan Gawron Published date: February 11, 2018
When the application actually works it does work. Sometimes it takes forever to load and sometimes it doesn't load at all and you have to exit out of the app several times to get it to work. Very fustrating. Also if you change screens or if the screen goes to sleep or if you browse to another application it stops casting no other application has done this to me. Full Review
Mike Ball Published date: February 19, 2018
The update was an improvement to overall organized listing of shows. Still a problem though with watching the shows. It take 3 to 4 times to watch an entire show. It goes to commercial and starts back over again. Can take double the time time to watch an episode. Full Review
Wendy Egelston Published date: February 6, 2018
Does not work with Chromecast! If your screen goes to sleep or you switch apps, it pauses your show. There is nothing on tv I want to watch badly enough to have to sit and touch my phone screen every few seconds to keep it playing! All other networks I've tried work perfectly. Full Review
Shelby Donaldson Published date: February 10, 2018
I have this app downloaded on my Samsung Smart TV and Amazon fire stick and it absolutely SUCKS! I have to click and close out of the app 3 or 4 times for it to even start, then it constantly buffers throughout or randomly freezes and forces me to close out of the app and try again later. Meanwhile, Netflix, Hulu and even my Kodi app work just fine! Extremely unhappy with their app across multiple platforms. Full Review
Andrea Dorsey Published date: February 13, 2018
It sucks big time. It makes it too stupidly difficult to watch the episodes you want to watch. Face it, subscription to cable is too expensive and so many people rely on broadcast TV. Why create an app that either requires connection to cable or gives stupid "keys" to last year's episodes? What a waste. Full Review
Jerrica John Published date: February 10, 2018
NBC needs to do better with this app. It always seems to crash. Has trouble picking up on the show that you left off on. And it has trouble starting up! This is striking out. Full Review
Steve Graves Published date: February 6, 2018
I'm 75 and don't have TV my daughter got me a tablet and I can watch the basic channels on it I really love it keep up the good work. You need a way to track the shows I have seen at my age we need all the help we can get thank you Full Review
Kathleen Scherrman Published date: February 2, 2018
Why doesnt this thing give me the option to link my provider? The button is right there....but nothing happeneds when I tap it. Uninstalled and reinstalled. It used to work fine. Completely stupid. Full Review
Will Harder Published date: February 12, 2018
Using Chromecast with pixel 2. You have to keep your phone screen on or else the casting stops. Not only is this annoying, it's a simple qa check that isn't being done. May change to higher stars when I see a more quality app. Full Review
Duane Needham Published date: February 5, 2018
The shows stopped streaming when my phone screen went to sleep. I'm not going to keep my phone screen on while I watch a show for an hour. I did not see anything in the settings to fix the problem. I use three other streaming apps, none of them have this problem. Full Review
Nippy Lavern Published date: February 11, 2018
Love the app BUT.... App doesn't keep the screen on when streaming to tv. Once phone screen turns off the video pauses. Would love for app to allow streaming when screen locks after timeout or only when connected to a charger or something. Full Review