Like Bike Races 4/5
Works really well, most of the time. I have been using this app for a few years. Started out just getting the Tour de France, now it has expanded to many more races. Usually good coverage. There have been episode when it wouldn't load, I thought it was my old iPad but an update fixed it. Also other various problems but they were always eventually resolved. I have been very satisfied.
Another year using the App. Still working well. I have liked being able to watch additional races through the past year. You better finish watching what ever you want to before the subscription runs out because even if you renew it you can't look back at races even from this year. May not be an App issue but someone really needs to work on the sound mixing for the Women's Tour, the wild sound is interesting but being able to hear the commentators is much more important. I also miss the ability to look up information about the riders and standings available in the prior versions.
Another year, still working well mostly. Current complaint is I have to keep logging in. The "I am not a bot" thing doesn't seem to believe me sometimes because it has me go through several screens before it takes. The thing which could be improved is the sound mixing on some stages or races. Sometimes I think someone thinks the background noise is what is important instead of the commentators. This is not an app issue but the programming is what you get on the app. Overall very satisfied even with a few glitches.
The good and frustrating 4/5
This app opens up a number of new opportunities, but you pay and still seems to need a TV service provider. On replays I noticed that if you drop the app and go back it does not hold the place you left off and their revenue generating adds run and run and run can’t skip and I kind of lose the will to live waiting to resume. I’m sure hope this app will eventually mature and I’d like to drop my TV provider and use the service alone. Meanwhile get twist I can.
Why not a part of the NBC Sports app? 2/5
Why is my gold membership a separate app from NBC Sports? Why can’t I login to one app with my premier league pass info and my cable provider info and find everything in one place? Wish it were all in one app.
Stay away from this app 1/5
By Eric from Baltimore
What a fraud. I paid $30 for half a season, thinking I get the whole English Premier League on my tablet. Wrong. All the good games are on NBC sports app, so you need cable or satellite subscriptions to watch on your Mobil device. If you like Manchester United or City, Chelsea, Liverpool,Arsenal, Tottenham, Everton - all the good teams and the star players, are usually not available on this NBC Gold app. Don’t waste your time and money. The quality of the broadcast is superb by the way. Real HD , but the wrong games. If you like a small team, this app for you.
Three rugby commentaries at once!, 1/5
Went with the NBC Gold so I could watch Six Nations and Aviva Premiership rugby. Tried watching the Italy-Ireland Six Nations replay and got THREE different commentaries over the sound feed at once - talk about a mess! If not for that, the app is alright — otherwise, I’ve wasted my $59.99!
Slow, when it work, poor image 1/5
By Gothik in LA
I can stream high quality videos without any issues on other apps. I have fast internet. Watching this NBC Sports Gold is slow and very poor quality. Currently I cannot watch a game as it plays 5 seconds and hangs for a minute. Tried my Fire device and IPad. Seriously poor for a paid service. Please resolve. I want to watch the Premier League which I paid for. This service is not fit for purpose.
Six Nations Rugby doesn’t play. 1/5
By Aardvark (Sco)
I would give this app and the apple tv version 0 stars if i could.
NBC said every premiership game live when they took over. Now you have to pay to see most of the games. Also, if you have PlaystationVue, which has NBC on demand, rather than NBC live, you can’t watch the games that are on NBC. Just to be clear, NBC is broadcast digitally, free to air, everywhere.
Why do we have to have two apps? Nobody knows.
I recently purchased the rugby pass, to watch the six nations. This week, it doesn’t work. Other rugby games play, just not the two six nations games.
This app and service are garbage, do not waste your money on them. I will be asking for a full refund of the rugby pass and if I do not get it I will lodge a complaint with the better business bureau and I suggest anyone else do the same.
Complete Scam 1/5
I didn't mind paying the $50 to ensure I could see all of the games. But if I pay the money, I want the product to work. Every other streaming service I have works perfectly fine except for this one. It works perhaps 1 out of 3 times. Plus, the company “forgets” on occasion to make matches available for replay entirely. The level of incompetence is incomprehensible. Just awful.
Wasted Money 1/5
One is supposed to have access to all Premier League matches without a cable subscription, but the app will direct you to another NBC app that won’t allow you to watch without a cable subscription.
Not like the matches NBC shows on TV 1/5
I got this to watch Six Nations rugby, and you can hear three different commentary teams all speaking at the same time and volume. There is a French commentary team, an international sounding team, and an Irish commentary team. You can’t make out any commentary because it’s constantly three different people speaking over each other.
The matches NBC airs on TV are not like this.
Just terrible 1/5
By Normally a bbc fan
Why do they need location even when not using the app. Bye bye NBC.
Don’t wast your money. 1/5
Games you really want to watch won’t be on stream. Would have been much better and will get more customers if they allow all match’s. I can’t even freaking watch a united game for God sick. This app is terrible and I paid for it smh
The worst iOS app I’ve ever used, by far. 1/5
Crashes too many times to count. Constant messages about restricted playback forcing yet another login only to get another restricted playback message a few minutes later requiring another login. This happens equally on both iPhone and iPad. NBC refuses to fix this problem.
Junk app for a service they charge for. Don’t waste your money! I’d give it no stars if that was an option.
Casting didnt work 1/5
Got this to chromecast. All it does is show nbc logo on screen, doesn't cast. Jyst bought the Premier League pass, going to ask for my money back.
Waste of money 1/5
This is a rip off. I already pay a lot of money for cable and can use my login to watch games on the nbc sports app using my cable log in. I bought the yearly subscription to nbc gold and really wish I wouldn’t have wasted that money. There have now been four Chelsea games that haven’t been replayed in the nbc sports app or sports gold app. If I’m paying $50, all the games better be available on the gold app if they aren’t on the other app. Actually, for $50 they should be including other leagues, like the UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, etc.
No Premier League During Olympics 1/5
No Premier League During Olympics? Seriously not even on NBC Gold and online only? I know NBC paid too much for a sporting event no one has wants to watch, but give fans an option.
No picture in picture on iPad 1/5
IPad version needs picture in picture support. Let me watch while I do a workout plan on the trainer
Can We Please Get A Better Video Interface? 3/5
By Kevin Crawford
App works for me with my iPhone SE and iOS 11, but the interface while watching video is annoying.
First off, when you tap on the screen a banner appears on the top with a title. This is all well and good, except that this takes about 20% of the screen, when it could easily be less than 10%.
Worse is the bottom, where a huge area is dedicated to alert settings for the app to send you notifications. WHY is this part of the video interface when all this is already in settings?
The pause button - a button I acrually use - is comparatively tiny, and in the corner. I do appreciate the CC button though.
There’s also no quick way to jump back a little - say 15 seconds - to replay, which is nice to have if you aren’t glued to the screen and want to see something you missed. No, instead you have to waste your time jumping around erratically on the progress bar with your finger - difficult to do even to the minute on a small screen with a 3-hour program.
How about ditching the extraneous stuff, and adding some buttons that actually make the viewing experience better? Or at least make this an option? I fail to understand the rationale behind the UI design. I had better playback experience from my VCR, decades ago.
NBC Gold app is crap 1/5
By SHFC Scott
Bought an NBC Gold subscription so I can watch select Premiere League matches (Southampton). The app does not list any of the Premiere League matches, only 4 mo old ND football games. Thanks but I have no interest in watching a replay of ND v. Miami (Ohio). Totally useless!! I feel cheated by NBC Universal!
Great idea, poor implementation, a CON 1/5
2018 tried the premier league subscription. Almost nothing but rehashes and replays of obscure matches. NO LIVE GAMES. All games link to the NBC Sports app which is behind your cable providers pay wall. Nothing here worth paying for.
2016: Wonderful coverage of the Tour de France. Cuesta seems bare bones. No stage profile, no listing of leaders anywhere, very limited helicopter coverage, hard to figure out who is ahead unless you look at other sites.
Not worth paying for unless you are watching the Tour.
GREEDY, GREEDY, GREEDY 1/5
By Light Beyond the Clouds
Shame on the greedy Premier League and NBC for taking away soccer from US TV and making it pay per view via an app. When will companies realize? We do not want to watch sports by streaming it on a mobile device, we prefer to watch on TV. NBCSports was good, but then it got greedy.
I, and many other Premier League fans WILL NOT be held to ransom with this app and sales tactic. As your poor subscription sales will confirm, soccer fans have spoken and will REFUSE to spend additional money on this overpriced and greedy subscription...
If no-one subscribes, the people will have spoken and hopefully NBC will sit up and listen for next season.
Don’t understand poor reviews?? 5/5
Just bought the discounted half season pass. Flawless experience the past week. Watched the Swans top Arsenal. Worked great on firestick, iPhone, and gave my brother access and he’s had no issues. Full game replays work perfectly. Disappointed it wasn’t included in the general NBC package but understandable as it’s a business. 30 bucks for access to 15 non-prime time games is very reasonable. I wonder if those with negative reviews just have terrible internet connection/data plans.
Why make 1/5
Besides greed and trying to make a couple of extra bucks off viewers, why remove nearly all EPL games from NBCSN to this garbage gold package? We were already paying more for the privilege to watch NBCSN.
Lot of bugs - is this app done by professionals? 1/5
Every few days it has a problem. Tonight it just decided that I am not authorized to watch anything - contact customer support.
NBC Gold not worth it. 1/5
By Joel Wittenmyer
Thanks NBC for taking a good thing like your sports app and screwing everyone for an additional $50. #FuckNBC
Horrible and greedy. 1/5
Oh do I miss the days of fox soccer channel. NBC is just money hungry. Buy this app if you want to kick in your tv screen. Thank goodness for bein, FS1, FS2, and.... cant believe I’m writing this, ESPN.
Waste of $$$ - DISAPPOINTMENT 1/5
VERY DISAPPOINTED. Disgustingly POOR app. NBC has masterminded a way to bleed more money out of its customers. Appears once app released, they have done nothing to maintain it. As of today, I have been unable to watch two games earlier in the season due to “streaming issues”. Today I am unable to get sound.
More Money? Really? 1/5
I already have a giant cable bill - now you expect more to see games which should be included in my cable contract? The greed has gone over the top - I’ll choose to avoid this. I hope you experience the backlash the NFL is witnessing thru their blatant disregard for the fan experience.
Keith Pannell 1/5
I also expected to have premiere league games via my cable subscription, sports package which I pay extra for each month, to nbcsn. This “extra” subset of gold etc. is shoddy and certainly an incredibly poor posture for NBC. I have called their corporate office, left messages to no avail, not even a courtesy response.
Forced to pay. App is sub par too. Steaming is buggy. 1/5
By Ceramic Heart
Not happy about being forced to pay for games we didn’t need to pay before. Additionally, the app and signup process is oddly designed; functional, but awkward to use. Streaming is buggy too. It had stuttered multiple times in the 1st game.
Already paying through cable 1/5
Supposed to be included in my cable subscription. Guess not.
Fox Sports 1/5
By F. Johnson
You guys were doing great for offering all the matches until now. We pay our cable service extra for the sports packages but then I have to pay more now? This is the business model Fox Sports had when they had the Primer League and it was terrible hence why NBC took over. You are not generating income because most people I know have just stopped watching the matches when they are only available through here.
Would give 0 stars if I could 1/5
Why charge for games we used to could watch for free
Terrible app 1/5
Very frustrating and terrible to use app.
Screw You NBC 1/5
Thanks for making Premier League games “Gold”, cause now I can’t watch them and your app doesn’t work at all. Just simply go **** yourself.
Terrible service from NBC for Premier League Games 1/5
With ESPN and Fox you can watch all the premier league games on any platform as long as you have a TV subscription. NBC wants you to pay for NBC gold. I hope when the TV rights are ready to renew Google buys all the rights and allows the games to be broadcasted the right way.
Just keeps failing 1/5
It Just gets worse The coverage is spotty. The app forgets that I am already a paid subscriber. I get notifications that the content is restricted One must reset by logging off and restarting. There is no reset option. When casting , the signal is often confused and locks up. When replaying there is no option for thirty second fast forward or rewind. When service is interrupted, which is often , on replays the point of departure is not evident and guesswork is required. I will repurchase simply because it is the only way to watch the races. But the Frustration factor is at the redline. It still has not improved.
Not impressive 1/5
By Ad disliked
Sure would be nice to use the app I paid for to watch cycling. Not an easy thing to do in the US. Not only can I not get the tour down under to play on my device I can’t mirror it either. Also no convenient way to contact support and get issues resolved. If this app actually worked it would be a dream.
Absolute garbage app 1/5
Forced to pay for this app to watch the premier league. Glitchy, unstable, slow and generally poor experience. Tried on appletv, I-ad and iPhone with the same result. If NBC are charging $50 for watching the PL then at least fix the app. Very poor.
By Sam Boote
This should be called NBC BROWN, it’s crap....
Complete and utter waste of $50.
Do not waste your $$$ on this.
Too expensive!!! 1/5
By Loco Diaz
Way too expensive!!!
Beware that you will not be able to stream all EPL games 1/5
By Relo Help
I purchased the gold subscription assuming I would have access to all EPL games. A subscriber will not be able to stream any game on any NBC network channel ie. NBCSN, NBC, Etc. Essentially any of the top 6 teams worth watching you have to have another steaming service or cable that gives access to the NBC channels. My advice, buy a monthly subscription to any other streaming service and enjoy the games. I won’t be purchasing this sham service again.
By @Tigertail beach
What a joke !!! Can’t log in , can’t reload an account . Never again !!!!
Pay up... and enjoy! 5/5
It’s $50 for a ton of EPL soccer. Yes it was nice when it came with cable, but it’s their right to charge whatever they want for their service. They paid a fortune for rights to these games, they need to monetize it.
It streams fine for my modest internet.
Not the best app 2/5
I love the content and being able to view the world tour cycling, but this app is rather poor. It does not save your progress when watching a video so you have to remember where you are when you stop and then fast forward to that spot to resume - that should be built in functionality! It also won’t save my filters. I only pay for cycling so don’t make me apply the filter each time I want to browse my available content. Minor annoyances though, I suppose, to be able to watch the bike races but this is a premium package so I would expect better app features.
Frustrated tv fan now forced to watch bike racing on iPad 1/5
Tried to stream using both fire stick and roku on 100/50 my internet and the picture quality is so bad I am forced to watch it on an iPad. I am going to have to find other sports as it's simply not worth it to pay for cable. Then this for $30 and be forced to look at an iPad alone instead of with family or friends. Wake up NBC, espn learned some hard lessons looks like you will be next.
piece of crap app!! 1/5
The 1.2 star average rating for this app is accurate. I have yet to be able to watch an entire bicycle race without getting an unauthorized user message popping up. NBC sports must be laughing all the way to the bank. I have many free apps that work WAY better. Will not be renewing.
Works great!! 5/5
I've read the bad reviews and they seem to be Premiere League related. I watch this for pro cycling and it's fantastic!! No complaints.
Absolute Rubbish. 1/5
By the widowson
I'm just waiting for the class action lawsuit. Surely there will be one. It's that bad.
Typical Comcast Service - Lousy 1/5
By Tape Doctor
Bought finally to watch West Ham because they are on there all the time. Downloaded app, signed in, and hooked to AppleTV 2nd Gen.
14Jan18 update: a lot of very crappy streaming over last few weeks. Have Fios Quantum for internet so don't tell me to upgrade my connection. This is the National Broadcasting Company for crying out loud not some 5 watt small college radio station. Comcast forced fans of the less popular clubs to pay even more money to watch their matches and then delivers crappy product. There is a reason they are one of the most hated corporations in the US. Did not have this much problem with Extratime last season but you now charge and the product gets worse? Spend the money and buy more/upgrade your servers so you can actually read the players' names while they are playing!!!