• Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 6.0.5
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: NBC News Digital, LLC
  • Compatibility: Android
3,688 Ratings
$ 0


MSNBC is your destination for full episodes of your favorite MSNBC shows, including new episodes available the day after they air. Log in with your TV provider account (cable, satellite or telco provider of TV) and open up a whole new way to enjoy MSNBC – anywhere and anytime. On-demand full episodes of your favorite shows, including: • The Rachel Maddow Show • Morning Joe • Hardball with Chris Matthews • The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell • All in with Chris Hayes • Up with Steve Kornacki • Lock Up • Caught on Camera MSNBC Features: • Full episode viewing when you sign in with your TV provider account • Save your favorite shows to your watchlist for quick access to the latest episodes • Chromecast and AirPlay! You can now start the episodes in the app and stream MSNBC to your TV and Apple TV. • Free trial – watch up to 3 full episodes of your choice for one month • Can't finish an episode in one sitting? The app saves your place! • Special clips, interviews and behind-the-scenes video • MSNBC program guide • Facebook, Twitter, and email sharing

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MSNBC app reviews

  • Great way to catch up 5/5

    By LisieMern
    Wow. I'm not sure what problems other people are having but this app works great for me. No crashes, no pauses. Maybe they have cheap internet providers or something but I'm satisfied. My only complaint is that they don't upload shows quick enough. Since TRMS is podcasted now, that podcast is up within hours of her show so I never listen on this app. And All In w/ Chris Hayes sometimes isn't uploaded for 48 hours or more.
  • Disconnected :( 2/5

    By Susan Powell
    If you get a text or call, you're signed out. Such a pain.
  • Finally an update but still not working as expected 1/5

    By FredTsui
    The app won't verify when I'm on my home network. If I switch off wifi, it will verify over cellular. Then I can turn wifi back on and then stream. Live and past show works now. Location services is turned on and allow over cellular is turned on. Of course this means I can't use it on my iPad.
  • Can't Connect 2/5

    By tjglfr
    Can not connect when outside the USA. Let's make it international, now that you're # 1.
  • Awful 1/5

    By Drewsephg
    Seems like everyone is having same problem with this version. Can't even get a whole show to play. Old version had issues but this isn't even functioning. Who created this piece of junk? Should be fired immediately. I miss Rachel. My life is incomplete in these trying times.
  • Worst of the worst! 1/5

    By Ed1944
    There is not one good thing to say about this app. Of the multiple bad things, the one issue that drives me nuts is the need to identify my cable provider every week. I do highly recommend the CNN App though.
  • MSNBC app live stream doesn't work 1/5

    By Mzpurple gives this an F
    I would put zero star if that was an option. What happened to the live stream on the app that worked until the March "update" when live streaming went bye bye. FIX IT! Otherwise this app is worthless. Who wants to watch day old news? Plus the link to contact MSNBC to report problems or get help also doesn't work.
  • Almost Worthless 1/5

    By stvytusdance
  • Fake News 1/5

    By thenewsisfake
    These liberals are hyperventilating, there is so muck fake news on the station, im uninstalling the app.
  • Chromecast 1/5

    By mepperley
    When trying to watch streaming video on my phone the app will interrupt the stream with a dialog box that covers the video and highlights where the google cast button is every ten seconds or so. I know where the button is. I'm choosing not to use it. Please stop showing me where it is.
  • Unwatchable 1/5

    By EveningJoe
    It worked fine until today, May 18th. Now it won't open. When I click on it, the screen turns whit and then goes immediately goes back to home page.
  • Junk!! 1/5

    By zeke22
    crashes all the time!
  • Completely Broken 1/5

    By HayesData
    The previous version of the app had enough problems, this new version crashes every 5-10 minutes and is horribly slow despite my gigabit connection and using it on my iPad pro. The addition of a password manager button for login was much appreciated but every other facet of this application is HORRIBLY BROKEN. Honestly using pirated web streams is a better experience than the official MSNBC app.
  • A Step Backward 2/5

    By Sonoma winegrower
    This latest version is a poor step backward. Their documentation says the update was to improve caching but it actually made it worse. Who is doing their QC -- Sean Spicer?
  • Always broke 1/5

    By ErikDes
    They really need to catch up - they might as well not even have an app.
  • Broken 1/5

    By kgeo752
    The version of the app that was available in early 2017 worked well enough. The most recent overhaul has broken this app. I can't get through an entire program without experiencing multiple crashes, freezes and erroneous error messages. Requires babysitting to keep the stream going.
  • Bill g 1/5

    By Wrg 980
    Hard to use A royal pain. New version, still a pain!!!
  • Dowsn't work with a vpn 1/5

    By Reviewer11235813
    No video w/ vpn
  • Phony Reviews! Less than Zero 1/5

    By Langurss
    This app. is painfully slow, prone to crashes and completely biased - which is blatantly obvious to even the most naive readers. MSNBC's talent line-up is pathetic and their programming is lousy. Can they really believe in the left wing zealous garbage they advance? Also notice many of the reviews of their app. are completely phony. The fact that MSNBC/NBC allows and/or endorses ghost reviews says a lot about their (lack of) integrity. They've lost credibility as a news source and their ratings (in spite of their cheating) are still awful. Perhaps they should try reporting reality instead of moon-bat opinions.
  • President trump 5/5

    By CaC1947
    May god help us! I am 70 years old and never did I think that we would have a president so out of touch with governing as he is. I fear the future of my grandchildren. Please find a way to remove him from office. I will get more involved .He does not deserve to hold this office!
  • Watchlist is NOT saving place in playback 2/5

    By Jdeuberry
    Overall, app is MUCH improved but there's still one HUGE glitch. Watchlist and the app are supposed to mark where you leave off during playback. It DOESN'T. If you have to pause in the middle of viewing and leave the app, you have to restart from the beginning and try and find where you left off. The previous version did this function pretty well so the app has gotten worse in that area with this version. For this reason, I am giving 2 stars. When you fix the problem, I will have no trouble giving the app 4 stars or better.
  • Update Stories Faster! 1/5

    By PackOwner12--
    This is VERY frustrating having to wait for the segments to be updated so long after airtime. There is no reason they can't use the API feed to update immediately after they air. An intern could do that. Nobody wants to wait hours, let alone days, to watch news stories that are constantly changing! Please fix!
  • Now requires location services to be on...shame on you! 1/5

    By An IT Professional
    #boycottmsnbcapp For the most part, I've been indifferent to the app. It did what it was supposed to. But within the last two versions, MSNBC now requires location services on!!! Does MSNBC want to track our locations at all times? Here's why! Imagine the visibility and big data collection MSNBC will get as it watches each app user's time watched in whichever specific location a user is. The app can determine where we live, where we work, how far we work and how many hours we work. It can determine where we shop and profile our age and demographic by the stores at which we shop. It can cross reference databases on home pricing and job location. It can determine our fitness status, by the amount of time we move around. Other apps that ask for your location services can do the same thing! DON'T GIVE MSNBC THIS INFORMATION! #boycottmsnbcapp
  • Can't turn off closed captions 2/5

    By justindarc
    The closed captions seem to be permanently turned on. Toggling the "CC" icon does nothing.
  • Fix your app 1/5

    By Tom's student Zach
    I have Cox cable and every time I try to log in to watch the live feed, it tells me I have successfully signed into my account without actually having me sign in at all. No email, no password. It's just successful. But I only clicked that I use Cox... So when the feed tries to play, it tells me I don't have that channel on my subscription! Of course I don't! You didn't let me log in to my account! Fix it!
  • Ms 1/5

    By Taranberk
    The app worked great until the latest update. I was able to stream live TV when away from home. Now the screen opens to a permanent pause mode with a black background. I have to keep tapping it until I get lucky enough to get the play arrow. But it only plays for a few minutes at a time before pausing and then timing out. Please fix this. It used to be a great app.
  • Worst App Ever! 1/5

    By inick118
    I am so sick of having to re-sign in every time I switch apps. It is beyond annoying and cumbersome.
  • WHY so bad? 1/5

    By dsmitidaho
    What I don't understand is WHY the news apps are so bad? I have about 100 apps on my iPad and I think they all work reasonably well - except the news apps....and MSNBC is the worst by far. WHY can't they FIX it? I'd say that if I'm trying to watch an hour show on MSNBC, I spend 10-15 minutes watching the little circle go round and round, then having it flip back and repeat a minute or two - sometimes with sound, sometimes without. Many days I give up, delete the app and then download it again. It's WAY past frustrating, but the other news apps aren't much better, and I like to watch the news! If anyone has an answer to WHY, I'd love to hear it. ;^)
  • Freezes Up Constantly 2/5

    By Shana1347
    I like a lot of things about this app, but it suffers from major performance issues. No other comparable app I have freezes up and/or slows to a streaming halt more than this app. I hope they figure out how to fix this - I mean...when it comes to streaming content, ya got one job here, folks.
  • You can't multitask when using the app 2/5

    By frankfromct2
    The app stops any time you move off of it. Can't do eMail, check weather, stocks, anything. Can't listen to it in the background. And location services needs to be on? SAD!
  • Live tv is horrible 1/5

    By Jarod04
    App barely works when trying to watch live tv. For you have an alarm that goes off, completely ruins the airplay support. Getting air play support started is madness. Trash. Trash. Trash. No Apple TV app.… still No PIP support on iPad
  • Stop requiring sign ins 1/5

    By Scnackie85
    Stop stalking us, tracking us and requiring sign ins. We cut cable, we will delete you. Easy Peasy. Deleting your app. This is a con. Apple should not have approved your app.
  • Not working on iPhone 1/5

    By Nevermindalready
    This app has not been working on my iPhone for some time--an error age appears when opening saying I need an internet connection, despite the fact that I'm connected to the internet.
  • No more background app refresh 3/5

    By Somelucky
    I used to be able to stream this to my Apple TV and lock my phone. This no longer works and the option to enable background refresh is not present.
  • Don't like Update 1/5

    By Skytree10
    Updating to say I now get kicked off right after signing on. It was fixed for a while and now I can't even launch the site. Please fix! Thanks. I wasn't a huge fan of the old app either but at least it didn't kick me off! I just got the update last night and now I have a glitchy update that freezes every 20 minutes or so and then periodically closes out. Please fix! Thanks.
  • Background 1/5

    By I am Scott a
    Used to play in the background. Not anymore. Can't have that—paying customers liked it.
  • Can't log on to Google Fiber anymore 2/5

    By Mercenary Writer
    This makes me sad, and the app useless. Freezes during account log on. Only shows a white screen. #sad #MakeGoogleGreatAgain
  • App or new apple update? 1/5

    By Kwonzaa
    I can't sign in. The login page won't come up from my service provider.
  • Stay signed in 2/5

    By vikerious
    I wish it would not keep asking me to sign in every couple days. It gets old after a while ...
  • New upgrade 1/5

    By Nd05-1978
    How many times do I need to log in?
  • Love it! 5/5

    By Marrakay
    Thank you so much for adding the chrome cast tab! I use this app daily and it always runs smoothly!
  • Why? 1/5

    By pvino
    Edit: I've come to accept MSNBCs need to monetize at the expense of user experience, but could they for once have current episodes of their shows? I don't ever want to watch Rachel Maddox from three days ago. Never. How hard is it to put out a digital copy of a show you just aired, and probably recorded digitally as it was airing?
  • :( 1/5

    By promyk
    So now I can't use it unless I update my iOS..... Thanks

    By S_McAfee
    UPDATE: 4/9/17 V6.0.2 Build 10403 Streaming now works. Title says it all. Went from Ok app to crap. What's up with that? Update 1: I can stream fro my. Able provider but only on my home network (cox). Little consolation though. Update 2: I deleted the app from my phone and re-synced just the MSNBC app from my laptop, which had the previous version. Working fine again. If you sync apps regularly you should delete the app from iTunes to avoid accidentally updating your mobile device.
  • Crap 1/5

    By Cindy123455
    This new version keeps requiring me to sign into my satellite provider. I won't be using this app anymore.
  • Good but... 5/5

    By Davidwg35
    PLEASE add the option to speed up the videos.
  • Not good enough 1/5

    By Guy69Fahd
    Forces me to sign in multiple times a week. Does not remember my login. Why is there no subscription. There is no Apple TV app. AirPlay is very irritating. Also no audio only. Shows are uploaded at erratic times. Why are they not uploaded as they air, like on HBOnow? Just not good enough. I have given up watching Maddow because of this app. All these updates. No improvement.
  • Terrible since update 1/5

    By Brutality In The Raw
    I used to be able to stream all the time without wifi, but since the update I can get one sentence here and there. Unusable.
  • Garbage 1/5

    By Hippitydippity
    Doesn't stay logged in. Doesn't connect to shows when it finally does. Trying to figure out why I'd use this cause its consistency is so bad.
  • Barely functional on iOS 10 1/5

    By Tahoe Jimbo
    This update still messes up the video when you try to send the audio to airplay speakers. You can hear the program, but the video turns into this weird semi-transparent mess. The app is still a bit unstable, and I find myself forcibly quitting and restarting it to get it to play properly (and refresh the available content). Also, why does it take a day or more for some shows to appear? Chris Matthews showed up tonight shortly after broadcast, while Rachel Maddow is two days behind? The App makes me sign into it with my cable provider login, so there shouldn't be any content barriers. And why does it force me to turn on my location? Again, I've authenticated myself as a paying customer using my cable credentials. That should be enough.

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