Terrible app 1/5
By Herr rob
Terrible. Video hardly ever works. Always is freezing when it does start. Do not bother. Better get this right for the next Olympics in 2 years
What a joke... 1/5
Instead of being able to watch the gold medal match I'm basically just doing this review now because no video loads... What an embarrassment to rob the country of Olympic Games if you monopolize the games and have horid coverage. Thanks NBC!!!
Ap is the worst 1/5
The worst ap ever. Comcast is not a provider listed. Trail doesn't extend through the end of the Olympic Games and expired in the middle of the USA Canada women's ice hockey game. I hope NBC doesn't get the tv contract for future Olympic Games
Worst ever!! 1/5
Terrible!! Not, at all, as I was led to believe... If you like NFL football, you'll HATE this app!... Is negative 3 stars possible?!?!
NBC Sports Live Extra 1/5
By pHrank aboard
Trying to show the world you can do everything, to do one thing successful, well? I will say the app never crashed during a commercial. Congratulations you did something right!
Zero stars 1/5
What a waste! Cable provider not listed so I'm screwed. What's the point NBC?
Gold medal Fail 1/5
Annoying habit of needing to re-sign in everyday, and now keeps crashing during USA Canada Gold medal game.
By Charles Adams
Asks to select provider over and over again. I am a comcast subscriber and this app used to work. Doesn't now. Needs fixed!
Ads after ads after ads 1/5
Watched nearly an hour worth ads to watch one short program in figure skating. Everytime you adjust the scrubber you get ads after ads. It's so annoying since you don't know exactly when the content you want to watch starts among the four hour long video.
Fine app--works well 5/5
By Gaylord's Dad
This app does everything I want it to do, which is allow me to watch hockey live while I'm on the bus.
Piece of Trash 1/5
By Flying Hubcaptain
If you eventually want to watch Match of the Day with random still and pixelated shots of a game accompanied by commentary of a golf tournament, this is the app for you (just now 3/15).
If, on the other hand, you want live games shown uninterrupted with the actual commentary in synch, you have come to the wrong place.
This app is a piece of garbage and the coders and QA people at NBC should be ashamed of themselves.
Solid Gold 1/5
By Abc pancakes
In the pantheon of bad apps, this one definitely medals! Commercials load fine, live video immediately freezes. Tried again multiple times, same thing. Perhaps it was the lightning quick Curling action that caused the freeze-up issue? Scrap this one, perhaps they'll get it right for South Korea in 2018?
Thank for nothing 1/5
Great apps to nothing to watch
Horrible app. 1/5
Very buggy. Not ready for release!
The best 5/5
Great for commercials, bad for olympics! 1/5
Doesn't load, or only has sound with no image. Crashes on the iPhone every time airplay is turned on. Too many commercials, an you're forced to rewatch them every time the app crashes and sometimes have to re-log-in. Very frustrating if this is the only way to watch a lot of Olympic coverage!
Hooooorrrible app, doesnt work just a shame!
Horrible app!! 1/5
Don't even bother with this app. It doesn't work at all. Get your crap together NBC. Can't watch any videos live streaming, won't allow you to connect with your provider. It's worthless.
Weak effort 1/5
By Pieter Zack
I would have expected better from NBC. This app blows.
Almost unwatchable. 2/5
I rarely leave feedback, but the Olympics matter me a lot, and this app has serious issues with programming and content. I understand that ads are necessary to generate revenue to power the delivery infrastructure, but the frequency and repetitiveness of the ads make it excruciating to watch content on this app. Having to watch the same two or three ads every time you start a new clip, or scrub the footage forward or backward is unbelievably annoying. It makes me not want to watch the content, which defeats the whole purpose of presenting it. And what is with all the announcers with British accents? The intended audience is American, last I checked... In one clip (Bode Miller's qualifying run in a highlight reel) all you could hear was a helicopter overwhelming the announcers voice. The ads often interrupt the action at arbitrary points, sometimes making you miss a key moment. The only reason I give 2 stars is because they still deliver the content. If the network executives used this app, they would be appalled. It's that bad.
No TWC 1/5
By Duane Cochran
No Time Warner.
You have to be a cable subscriber. Dumbest ever. When will these television companies get it through their thick sculls and join the rest of is in 2014. How about they get out ahead of a technology for once instead of having to be dragged kicking and screaming.
Waste of time 1/5
If there were a way to give negative stars, this app from NBC would be the one to give it to. Terrible video streaming, WAY TOO MANY COMMERCIALS and just a poorly designed app that makes getting older video feeds difficult yo find and load. Thank goodness the Olympics aren't year round because I wouldn't be able to take this all the time.
Terrible execution! 2/5
By Bash Sr
It's as if the developers had no idea how other "watch" apps, that have been out for a whole, work.... The home page does not do landscape, fast forward or rewind are gimpy and now it simply stops working in the middle of watching a recorded event.
Terribly designed app with poor development execution of an idea that has been done successfully already. They need to talk to ESPN to see how "watch" apps for sport is supposed to be done.
Screen cuts to grey! 1/5
Why can I not watch the Hockey without the screen going blank and grey!?!?!?!
What a Joke! Wish I was the guy who got paid to make this useless app! 1/5
Keep getting a message saying "you cannot view the programming because it is not supported by Infinity, call your service provider", so I did....Directv couldn't help me! But thank you NBC for telling me I have Comcast and not allowing me the option to change it....I'll stick with CBS
doesn't even deserve one star! 1/5
coming from nbc I expected a lot more from this app. no good. I rather go online each time than use this. very disappointed.
Poorly designed 1/5
Difficult to find streaming video of your favorite events, easily lost, and way too many "talking heads". How many times must I see the same commercial when checking another event?
Freezes way too much 2/5
By Beat Navy!
Concept and video quality is great but it freezes up WAY too often, sometimes freezing completely and sometimes the video stops while the audio continues; there's no way to restart the video without watching a commercial. As others have mentioned, it sometimes cuts away from live video to show commercials, which is inexcusable. Forced to re-watch the same Subway commercials every time you try to restart a stream. More app testing and fewer ads would greatly improve this app for the next Olympics -- I understand streaming live video is kind of a roll of the dice, especially to mobile devices, but this is notably worse than, for example, mlb.tv. Good idea but just an unreliable viewing experience.
By Ruffo Cano
Excellent app, perfectly executed!
This app requires a login to your tv provider. The only choice is xfinity, which is who I use. I picked it, and couldn't ever enter my xfinity credentials, and it says my subscription doesn't have this station. NBC...really? Of course I have NBC. How rediculous! So the app doesn't let me see anything. Thanks, great work engineers.
I cannot get the live streaming that they are advertising on the paired Sochi app. There is supposed to be men's super combined training run 2 live right now, but I cannot find it anywhere. They even put the damned thing in my calendar!!! I also watched team figure skating and that was frustrating as well. Had to wait a looonnnngg time for anything to load, and then, if I tried to fast forward or go back I had to watch multiple commercials. Every time I moved forward or back. EVERY TIME!!! Plus if you close the app you lose it. You have to start all over. I just wish there was reliable video streams. Hey, this is what's on...click to watch...voila! It works. Is that so much to ask??? It's 2014 for gods sake!
Requires cable subscription to watch live events...wait,I mean ADs AFTER ADs...what a joke. NBC once again reminds us why it'll go back to irrelevancy when these 2 weeks are over
I’d like to like it- if I could get past the ads 1/5
Should be called NBC Ads Extra. Trying to watch the Olympics, it’s like watching the ad bowl (suberbowl). 2-3 minutes of ads to start a stream. Each time. Banner at the bottom stealing screen space. I’d like to say that the stream, but I haven’t been able to watch anything but ads.
A strip of electrical tape over the screen fixes the bottom banner ad, but annoying to apply every time I want to watch a video. putting device on mute and flipping it over seems to help for the pre-stream ads.
Sign in loop 1/5
Worked fine for months now won't allow a login on m iPad. Desktop still works fine though so its obviously not an issue with the provider. Come on and fix this otherwise great app!
Much improved 5/5
The video quality is awesome. It adapts the quality based on your bandwidth, so if it looks bad on your device it's your connection. Seems much more stable than the 2012 app so far. Good work!
iOS 5.xx fail. 1/5
Hey, hey, hey, hey, NBC. You realize that everyone with any device that doesn't have iOS 6.xx and up can't update, right? You realize you disabled support for the old app, right? Thanks a lot. I'm sure you didn't want people watching the Olympics anyway.
Invasive and creepy. 1/5
Why did this application select my ISP automatically (based on my wifi, I assume), then somehow access my account with my cable provider and also access details about my account? Without asking my permission? I do not have cable television, only internet. Attempting to watch an event replay on the app, I was asked to select my cable provider. I selected mine just to see if I could get access. No luck, but I didn't think I could anyway, so no big deal. Then my ISP sends me an email - "Someone has attempted to watch video on your cable account," etc. Now the app itself gave NO INDICATION that it would have access to my cable account. It did not ask me to log in. It did not ask permission to access my account details, or provide any clear statement upon downloading the app that it would access my account information. I understand that a network like NBC has relationships with cable providers and that the access was likely granted in some sort of blanket arrangement, but I would very much prefer to be given some indication that an application will have that level of access to my account, using my home network, or the ability to give or deny permission to that access. To do otherwise is incredibly invasive and I'm extremely troubled by this behavior.
DON'T GET THIS APP!! 1/5
This app is a complete disaster. It won't even let me sign in and an ad pops up almost every minute and it's super loud. To anyone thinking about getting this app I would strongly suggest not to get it. It's a waste of time and it's a pain in the neck. DONT GET THIS APP!
Great if you love commercials! 2/5
I clicked on the men's alpine event and clicked "Done" after I had watched the 9th straight commercial without ever seeing a second of skiing. I guess it would have come on eventually but I really couldn't tell to you that for sure.
Doesn't work without perfect connection 2/5
You literally have to be sitting next to your router for the stream to work
Logged in but continues to crash every time I select something to watch.
Will drive you crazy 2/5
Ignoring that you have to watch commercials (especially repetitive, stupid, low quality ones) when you have already forked over $100/month or more to AT&T, things just aren't working, and there's no explanation.
I wanted to watch the replay of the Men's figure skating, so I clicked on the video. Well, the obnoxious Subway ad blared out just fine, but then a screen comes up that says 'Coverage will begin momentarily'. 10 minutes later I'm still staring at the same screen.
All what I am getting for last 4 hours is a Subway commercial and a message "please wait your coverage will begin momentarily " These moments last for about 15 minutes and no video from the Games. That happens every time I try. All I am getting is crispy clear breakfast sandwich from Subway
Too many ads, not enough content 1/5
You have to watch 5 commercials ever time you start the app. Then a 1/8th of the screen is taken up by a banner. All this is is video... Why not have a list of the athletes with bios... Stats... Something... Very uncreative app that streams tv. Congrats on inventing tv
So many ads 1/5
Really, four or five ads before a second of video in a replay? And if you want to skip ahead, it still makes you watch more ads ... Bad experience.
No football 1/5
Where's the Sunday night football. I get out of work at 8:00 takes me about an hour to get home I want to see the kickoff to Americas game of the week.
It deserves no stars 1/5
This app is terrible just like nbc's coverage of the Olympics
Don't use unless you have wifi. 1/5
This thing is absolutely awful. If you manage by some miracle to get it past the repetitive ads and it doesn't freeze up then you'll have a very poor pixilated video. You will not be able to watch any olympic coverage if you use 4g or below. It will freeze up every time on the ads. If you have LTE then maybe after a good 6-7 tries it won't freeze up and you can watch the first 10 minutes of the event before the screen freezes up and the voice commentary continues. I think whoever made this was also in charge of healthcare.gov