NBC is one of the oldest and most recognized television networks in the US. Founded in 1926 it was later sold to General Electric in 1986. Then Comcast purchased a controlling interest in the network in 2011, and in 2013 acquired GE’s stake in the business. The network is known for broadcasting news, entertainment, and sports across the US. NBC owns and operates up to thirteen stations and over 200 affiliates in the US. Some of the affiliates are also available in Canada via cable services or around the border areas which are accessed over the air. It also has international channel agreements in Germany and South Korea.
|Channel||Sports Games Streamed||Free Trial||HD Stream||Cable Required||iOS App||Android App|
|MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA||Yes, with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes, except with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes|
Watch NBC Without Cable
NBC is still part of the basic package offered by most cable service providers in the US. However, since cable can be a hassle for most people, not to mention needing a long term commitment, it can get expensive. Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW are two of the biggest and most reliable online streaming services which are doing away with the need for regular cable television. Both services stream an array of channels including NBC as part of their packages. Streaming services don’t require a long-term commitment and subscribes can choose not to renew their subscription the following month to discontinue the service.
Sling TV starts at $20 a month with DIRECTV NOW costing $35. Though DIRECTV NOW does not charge people for data consumed when streaming channels. You can try out both services for free via the links below:
|Sling (7 Days Free)||DIRECTV NOW (7 Days Free)|
|Try Sling TV||Try DIRECTV NOW|
Streaming NBC with the Official App
The NBC app is available for iOS and Android devices amongst many others like Apple TV etc. The app enables subscribers to the channel to log-in and live stream the channel from their devices. However, the app can only be used within the US. Alternatively, subscribers can also live stream the channel via NBC’s live streaming option available on their website.
Which Sports Events are Streamed on NBC?
NBC streams a couple of NBA, MLB, and NHL regular season games. Most games broadcast by NBC are also available on the network’s sister channel ‘NBC Sports.’