The video player is awful, doesn't respond to touch to pause and replay, have to keep pounding the dang button, eventually it might decide to cooperate. Similarly uncooperative when trying to drag the current position on the video, if the control even appears on the screen. Only plus is it supports Chromecast.
One of the worst Apps you will ever use... 1/5
By KB_NBC News Fan_Not anymore
Downloaded the app to watch NBC Nightly News and they only post newscasts that are 2+ days old. Big fan of Lester Holt, but with old newscasts I am going to have to defect to CBS or ABC (maybe CNN) apps.
What even? 1/5
By credits are stupid
The app is terrible, the customer service is terrible, the locked episodes are terrible (because I have a tv provider and I’ve signed in and, apparently, it isn’t compatible with the Amazon Fire TV). The only thing that is not terrible is Dateline- but that’s based on assumption as I have no credits left to unlock the newest episodes to see if they are good or terrible. For a major network, this whole situation is absolutely ridiculous.
Apple TV app is full of bugs 1/5
Let’s keep it simple: if you can’t deliver ads without getting stuck when it’s time to switch back to the show, then keep the ads out!
Time to fix this app or take the ads out.
Shocked NBC can’t find decent developers to have a functioning app. All the adverts play fine but when it comes time for the episode (I linked through my xfinity), it freezes SO often.
Please update! 1/5
By Huffing kbguj
App disconnects from chromecast too easily. Then when connecting again starts the episode over. And now I can’t forward the episode to where I was.
Constantly Crashes 2/5
NBC needs to work on this app. It constantly crashes when I am trying to watch episodes, no matter what show. Also it NEVER saves my TV provider information. I really hope this is fixed soon cause I have so many shows I would like to watch. Please fix this issues as soon as possible.
No shows will play since last update 1/5
Either the show never starts or I get a message about video playback error. I sent an email to tech support several days ago and got no response. All of my other streaming apps are working, and this one was as well until the update. I’ve tried re-downloading the app and experience the same issues. Please fix this!
It's good, wish all the episodes were unlocked, but good
Unreliable and frequent crashes 1/5
This app will work a little while then it stops responding, runs slow, or shuts off in the middle of using it. I’ve had to delete and re-download the app twice this week alone and I made sure to restart my iPhone as well. This is so incredibly frustrating. I’m considering switching to Hulu instead of wasting my time with this app. Very disappointing. FYI I’m running iOS 11.2.2.
No Provider, No Service 2/5
By @onemagc (Twitter)
If you don’t have cable/aren’t associated with any TV provider, you cannot access the locked shows. First of all, the fact that so many shows and episodes are locked in the first place is ridiculous. Since NBC is a freely broadcasted channel not exclusive to cable, I find it unnecessary to discriminate against people who do not subscribe to a cable provider.
The commercials are a bit overkill and it would make sense if it was a free app, but you have to pay a cable company in order to use it!
The only good thing is that the show does play and they do give you 3 free trial credits (and a bonus at the holidays— how generous 🙄)
Beyond bad 1/5
There is an issue with the verify your cable vendor that just continuously asks you to verify your username and password again and again. Argg. I’m on spectrum which is a whole ‘nother annoyance. Oy. I am on the latest 11.2.2 build of iOS with an iPad 2 air.
Locks up on Apple TV 2/5
When playing a show, it will lock and skip. I would have to stop the show, and go through the menus for it to play again. As much as I love listening to the same commercials over and over again, I get to watch them again every time it locks up.
The black text on top of the cover art of the show are not easily readable.
Great app. 5/5
By Male USA
All of nbc at your fingertips...
Too much trouble 2/5
Looks like a well designed app but you have to jump through too many hoops just to watch something. Even after setting everything up it still wouldn’t work and said to call my cable provider. No thanks, I’ll just watch it for free on YouTube.
So bad it's amazing 1/5
By Candice 5162839484
It's really astonishing how bad this app is. I installed because I wanted to binge This Is Us after that I had heard so many good things about the show. I have xfinity so signing in was no issue there. The problem came when I actually tried to watch the shows. All 5 commercial would play and no episode - just a blank screen with the NBC logo in the corner. After waiting I would close the app and start over to another set of commercials. Fun. I would 1000% agree with the other Cromecast comments. If it did cast, and that's a huge if, you cannot control anything not even a pause to use the bathroom. And if u want to watch the next episode u have to disconnect, relaunch the app, scroll through all the show to find the one you just watched and select the next episode. Thank goodness I'm caught up on this is us and can uninstall this horrible waste of memory space.
It's amazing to me that this huge corporation, with such a historic reputation as NBC would allow this horrible disaster of an app to be a part of their brand. Hey, NBC, now that you don't have matts salary in the budget how about you take some of those funds and pay developers to produce a functional app.
Cable Ruins App 1/5
By Curtis R. Shideler
When outside of my home area, I can’t watch live TV either on my devices or Roku. So, when I travel, live NBC is useless! Fix this problem in all NBC apps, or lose yet another viewer. CBS is making it easy to subscribe and watch even WITHOUT cable subscriptions.
The live stream should NOT require cable. I can watch it at home with the antenna on our flat screen tv. So why make us verify a cable provider?! Ridiculous. It's 2015. Who uses cable anymore?!
Barely useable on Roku and iPad 1/5
By Joey Livingston
Barely useable on Roku and iPad
Best app for pause and restart 4/5
By Ang in Apex
All my other broadcast station apps are glitchy to use when you have to step away and restart the show later. NBC is the smoothest. The only thing I don't like is not being able to watch live tv as it is not available in my area. I don't understand why!
Like the app but... 3/5
I’ve been able to stream on my iPad for months with the verizon account. And now it says I can’t. Why I don’t know. I can stream live and watch with the Verizon account on my iPhone. Why can’t I with the iPad. It’s EXTREMELY Frustrating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please fix
Awesome app!! 5/5
Really greatful for it!
Worst app 1/5
This app is horrible. When casting to the tv, it starts the show from the beginning even if you are half way through it! Then it looses he casting from the device but continues to play on the tv. If you try to recast it, it starts over AGAIN! And forget about trying to advance the show to the middle. Then in top of all that it freezes CONSTANTLY! I dread using it but I like the NBC shows so I'm stuck with crap!!! NBC, get your shot together and give customers a quality app that a tally works!!!
Freezes & closes 1/5
I have had a lot of problems with is app. At first I thought is was my Apple TV but I have now used the app on multiple devices and have had problems. It frequently freezes, closes out, and glitches every time I watch something so I have to close everything out and try to open it again.
Great app! 4/5
I use this app often to catch up on my shows I have had to delete from dvr. My only complaint is it doesn’t always suggest the next episode of a particular show I am watching which is a minor inconvenience really. It normally works great. On occasion, it will error saying it cannot get the feed but it’s a rarity.
ATV App Broken 1/5
The app currently hangs with a “skipping” issue when transitioning between commercials and stream in the Apple TV app.
Can’t get rid of CC 1/5
Can’t get rid of closed captioning on the app even though it’s not on in my accessibility section of my iPad setting. The button doesn’t work in the app. Can’t turn closed captioning off!!! Annoying.
Forever to load 2/5
Not a good app. It takes forever to load. Once it finally does, it takes a long time to bring up the episodes you tap. And then, oftentimes it will crash trying. That and a zillion commercials on some shows make it tiresome to watch.
Airplay broke after every ad 1/5
Please fix every time when air playing SNL, every ad will play and then will error after the ad. The you have to drag the play slider back to the spot it errors at, then watch the same ad again. Great way to boost your ad views NBC!!!!!
Fun watching and very complete.
I downloaded the app to be able to live stream episodes, only to find out that feature “isn’t available” in my area. Slightly disappointed to say the least. 🙁
My review 4/5
I really enjoy many of the programs on this network. We don't have cable since it got so expensive so we watch OTA. I get up early for work so I generally don't stay up to watch but catch them on the app. The only thing I don't like is having to "subscribe" and pay to watch things that are free OTA. For those of us that don't have cable because of the cost it's disheartening that the networks charge us to watch free programs. I could understand it if it were commercial free, but we still get the commercials along with the program. Just my point of view.
NBC App 5/5
By Funtime friend
I love that all my favorite shows are at my disposal when I find the time to catch up.
Chromecast constantly failing 1/5
I love NBC programming but chromecast failures show this app is not ready for prime time. :(
I don’t bother trying anymore...
iPhone X Compatibility 3/5
The app is great and works just like every other television channel streaming app. Only complaint is a big one in my opinion. The landscape full screen view is not adjusted on the iPhone X to account for the notch. Just about every app out there accounts for that, making the notch seemingly unnoticeable to me. But this app still is not updated and it’s frustrating, especially considering how popular and large the app/company is. Hopefully it’s fixed soon!
Needs to reauthenticate 1/5
Started saying this and won’t get past it. No way to logout and relogin to my TV provider. Really annoying!
Works great 5/5
Really great app , lots of shows ,news etc. Have no problem accessing it on my iPad.
Hit and miss on news content 1/5
Meet the Press episodes are posted sometimes, sometimes hours, days, or weeks late, and sometimes not at all. The same episodes are available on the nbc.com website, but sometimes are not available on TV or mobile platforms.
When the content is there, the app is clean and usable. But with the erratic schedule for posting content, it would be nice to have a refresh button to see if an episode was posted yet.
Edit: the situation is more confusing now, in that MTP latest season is 70, but previous season used the year as the season number. So you have to scroll through all of the seasons to find the current season. Then, when you play today’s episode, it shows 2017 as the episode date instead of 2018, making you doubt you have the correct one. Lowering rating to 1 ⭐️.
CC Won’t Turn Off!! 1/5
I’ve been using this to watch The Good Place, and I CANNOT turn off the closed captioning, which I HATE. It’s a bug that seriously needs fixed!
Yeah! Not so much! 1/5
Visits to nbc.com to watch the golden globes directs to the app for live streaming. The app has no link to live television. Only shows past and present. Hulu and Netflix have ironed out the bugs for streaming shows already aired.
NBC app... not impressed.
One star because of a failed service and negative stars aren’t possible to post.
Can not watch newer episodes if viewing nbc OTA 1/5
By New Touch User 1
I watch NBC over the air with an antenna. You cannot watch newer full episodes with this app, through the website, through Roku, or any other way without linking a TV provider to your account. I don’t have a TV provider, I watch NBC over the air and stream through the internet pretty much anything else I want. I have emailed NBC with no response. Seems rather odd to me that something I can watch for free over the air I cannot access online anyway to stream.
Poor quality 1/5
Poor poor poor poor poor POOR quality. Lags, buffers, skips, loses audio, goes in and out of HD.
No Live TV 1/5
They spout having the ability to live stream NBC programming. I got this to stream the Golden Globes. Got my parent’s CableOne subscription info and thought I was going to be able to watch the Golden Globes. I look forward to it every year. And every year I don’t get to watch it. I was so excited that they would finally stream it and I could FINALLY watch it on my own TV, but alas I was mislead. Thanks for nothing. I will never recommend this app to anyone unless you fix this.
Live stream never works, won’t even start. What a pointless app
Doesn’t work 1/5
By panza gato
Broken app. Makes you turn on location services to use the livestream option, and then as soon as you do, the app deletes the livestream button and makes it impossible to livestream. Apparently livestreaming on this app is only available as an aspirational idea, and even then only to people who have their location services off.
Live stream does not work 1/5
I tried in two different iPads and on my iphone. Live Stream does not work! Don't offer it if you can't really deliver it.
Useless on Apple TV 1/5
By Just me in Michigan 77
Despite being logged into my tv provider, it does work and closes out every time you attempt to use it
No Live TV!! 1/5
I just downloaded this app to watch the Golden Globes, because I had to leave my home unexpectedly. The description in the App Store says we can watch live tv with the NBC app. I have linked my Comcast account to this app and set up an NBC account, both suggested by this app. Neither allowed me to watch NBC live through the NBC app. COMPLETELY FALSE ADVERTISING. Deleting this app now.
QR code to activate AppleTV app is brilliant! 4/5
NBC has probably always been the most streaming friendly broadcaster. Their iOS is one of the few that actually has a live stream of the channel.
Recently they added a QR code to expedite activating the AppleTV app with your cable provider. This is such a small feature, but it is fantastic. No fumbling the URL, no miss typing the code. It’s rare that any of these streaming apps add features that actually improve the user experience.
Thumbs up NBC app, keep it up.
No Live TV function 1/5
The app advertises a live tv option but that option isn’t available in my app. Perhaps it has to do with my provider...which is Comcast. Since Comcast owns NBC it would seem they’d support all the features in their app. Apparently not!
Consistent crashes on Live Stream 2/5
Can’t really enjoy a program when the stream stops mid-sentence ... very few minutes ...