• Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 6.4.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: NBC News Digital, LLC
  • Compatibility: Android
4,249 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 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

  • horrible app 1/5

    By sandhog
    great content, ruined by poor app experience. what was just annoying, interrupted video, pauses, has become unusable - constant Not Authorized errors.
  • User not authorized error 1/5

    By gRen
    The live stream used to work pretty well until last week. Now I get the same “user not authorized error” message no matter what I do. I logged out/in with my comcast provider info. Deleted and re-installed the app. Nothing works. The app developer needs to sync up with Comcast. This is bad!
  • Stopped working for live broadcast 1/5

    By Frik72
    After about a minutes of watching a live broadcast, a pop-up appears the informs me that I need to add this channel to my subscription (directTV). It doesn’t happen all the time, but often enough.
  • Horrible 1/5

    By Yourmotherisapig
    Just get the cnn app.
  • No longer able to get live. 1/5

    By Steamboat Mary
    In a blink, live is gone and no amount of talking to my provider is helping. They say it’s an app problem, give me a number to call, I call it and nobody to talk to but I can email them. FIX THIS!
  • KK 1/5

    By itskashifkhan
    Live streaming starts in full hd for 10-20 seconds then comes down to 480 pixels or may be lower than that.. and this has been going on for a long time.. they threw a few updates on App Store but have totally been unable to fix it !!
  • Broken app can’t stay signed in, stream interrupts constantly 1/5

    By ScratchDiver
    MSNBC has great news coverage but this app is THE WORST! I have xfnity internet and even though I sign in, this app starts streaming live feed then pops up “User Not Authorized Error” over the video, even while it keeps streaming. No way to get rid of error message without stopping the video playback. Total garbage App 1 star. PLEASE FIX!!!
  • Bug 1/5

    By gatesbuster
    I get an error message now every time I connect on live stream. Used to work ok before. Amazing that there is also no app for android, only a live audio on the NBC News app. Common NBC, ABC and CBS, all 3 major networks with below average app in 2018 where everyone is supposed to cut the cord...
  • No live stream even with Dish subscription 1/5

    By BeauJes
    Had been able to watch live stream for about a week and then it quit. It tells me I don’t have a subscription to watch their content, even though I’m logged into Dish on the app and I can watch MSNBC on my tv. Talked with Dish and MSNBC support. Changed password, deleted and reloaded app about 5 times, still get the same error message. Love MSNBC content but this app is a waste of time, unless you want old news.
  • Pure crap 1/5

    By tr_dlite
    If their intention is to get ad money on this medium they’re failing at it. The ad servers constantly mess up the program that’s being played. Cause freezing. Ends up causing phone to go to sleep. And recently their authentication thing constantly complains about channel not being in my subscription.
  • This is a terrible App 1/5

    By Docthanatos
    It freezes all the time. It is super buggy. About once a month I have to delete it and re-upload it because it keeps telling me MSNBC is not part of my cable package (it is part). Seriously MSNBC you've had problems with this thing for as long as I've had it, well over a year. My CNN app rarely has a problem. Fix it.
  • Terrible 1/5

    By egwugwu
    This app used to be so good, but now it’s terrible. Crashes constantly, problems with video and sound. The MSNBC app has been unwatchable since the last OS update. I get “Sorry, we’re having trouble...” messages as soon as I turn it on. It’s a shame. I like MSNBC, but now I can’t watch it.
  • Commercials are crystal clear 1/5

    By Mauijoe
    Review 2 8Mar2018 App keep crashing. One would think MSNBC could get their act together and make it work on an ipad pro or an ipad or even an iphone. WRONG. Rated 1 star simply because there is no ability to give the app -2 stars. Review 1 1Mar2018 News video goes from crystal clear to fuzzy. However the commercials always seem to stay crystal clear. Come on MSNB get you act together ! I didn’t down load the app to watch clear streaming commercials. You want a better rating? Fix the app.
  • Problems 1/5

    By Faith in action
    The app keeps telling me I need to include this channel in my subscription. Well its included and I am logged in to my provider. Its not working.
  • So frustrating... 1/5

    By szn-in-ak
    This app *continuously* tells me I’m not subscribed to the channel (as I’m watching the channel) and to contact my service provider. It’s not my provider, it’s this crappy app. I have to re-sign in, over and over. A lot of buffering. Starting, stopping, replaying video, skipping ahead - very. very. frustrating.
  • App is just a white screen 1/5

    By Silsmad
    This app no longer works on my iPad 2. Just a white screen and then closes!
  • Frustratingly Awful App 1/5

    By Jeff Kurtti
    Stalls, freezes, shuts down constantly. This is the best a giant media conglomerate can deliver? Terrible.
  • Cannot login to Cox account 1/5

    By Pixelpshr
    I used to be able to authenticate using my Cox account on the iPad but not the iPhone. Now neither one works. When I get to the “Select cable provider” screen and tap “Cox”, I get a flash of white screen and then it says I’ve successfully logged in. But, I was never shown the screen where I would enter my user name and password. So I get a failure when attempting to play any of the programs.
  • What’s wrong with you? 1/5

    By The Crenz
    At a time when streaming devices are more important than ever, why do you cede the market to your competition? CNN and Fox have both managed to create channels, but if I want to watch MSNBC on my Roku or Apple TV, they aren’t there.
  • Do I stutter? 2/5

    By MaybeMilo
    Yes, you do. The live stream is unwatchable more often than not. That kind of negates any of the other positives.
  • Video reception WHAT 1/5

    By egis1
    Video continues to be the worst of all cable news networks. It has been this way for months. Lags, freezes, latency you name the problem, it is present and accounted for.
  • Terrible app! 1/5

    By sadiebug37
    Content doesn’t load, playback is bad even at fantastic streaming bandwidths, and commercials are often hiccuppy and in the wrong spots. How hard is it to get shows loaded onto the app after they air?! Apparently it’s impossible for these developers. Sooo crappy. In these trying times, I need my Maddow and my Ari. Denying me that access is torturous.
  • What’s up with app? 1/5

    By jb2cents
    I downloaded the app and it will not open! I deleted this app a while ago because of the same problem and I want my MSNBC!
  • Why WiFi?? 2/5

    By Roqmo
    Video freezes or buffers. Cannot watch my favorites shows without WiFi? Why not change that like WiFi needed.
  • Live streaming not working at all now 1/5

    By Hal9003
    I keep getting the “uh-oh, you need to add this channel” message. No, I don’t, the error is in error. Tried logging out then back in. Same thing. Why is this so hard to fix?
  • AppleTv app has no live streaming, why? 2/5

    By AMaench
    You can stream from the iPhone and iPad apps the live stream but you can’t from the appletv app, why? It makes no sense it should be the same across the board.
  • Shuts down, lags and won't start too 1/5

    By divadrive
    All of these things plus the same 4-5 crappy commercials will make you more mad than the current political situation does. 😑😑😑
  • Does Not Work 1/5

    By Strachan
    App used to work fine. Now I tap to open, I get a white screen for a moment, then that goes away and I’m back to my home screen. Double click the Home button, and it shows the app running in the background. But if I tap it I’m back to the white screen, then the home screen. Unusable!
  • Won’t open 1/5

    By Sfslarson
    Was excited to get this, but now I am sad. The app won’t open. Why offer?
  • Won’t open 3/5

    By Firewater000
    Just did latest update now app won’t open.
  • App works well using cell phone 3/5

    By Goldens are Great
    I appreciate the on-demand option that allows me to watch shows I missed on TV. The videos work well using my cell phone with wi-fi, but not with my larger devices. Hopefully, the video issue can be improved.
  • Unable to close closed captions 4/5

    By DHanthony
    Every video has closed captioning automatically on, and I’m unable to close it out/turn it off. Tapping the closed caption button doesn’t have any effect. Can this be fixed? If so, I’d be happy to update my review. The videos in the app run smoothly for me and, unlike the poorly designed NBC News app on my Roku, all the shows are accessible (for some odd reason, both Last Word w/ Lawrence O’Donnell and All In w/ Chris Hayes are not available on the nbc news app). Thanks, hope your listening.
  • Sorriest App 1/5

    By Zenman!
    This is the worst app in the entire store for a major news outlet, by far. Videos won’t play, even using high speed WiFi. And forget about the app’s “special clips, interviews, and behind the scenes video” that the app supposedly includes, because they don’t exist. All this app has is the ability to watch entire episodes of their programs and those don’t even play most of the time. Love MSNBC, but their app must have been developed and maintained by a collection of has-beens that never were. That, or the company just don’t care
  • Useless 1/5

    By Suffers Nothing Gladly
    After selecting provider, the app sits on a blank screen and does nothing.
  • Not working on iPhone 1/5

    By Nevermindalready
    App is now crashing before it opens.

    By Zezzman
    The app works, but there is no way to turn off the CLOSED CAPTIONING. please fix.
  • Broken again 1/5

    By Chess Boxing
    Won’t let me log on to my tv provider.
  • Glitchy 1/5

    By Killwill056
    Great content but it works when it wants to :(
  • CBS has great app, don’t bother with NBC 1/5

    By TRIP1844
    You have to have cable provider and you still get commercials.
  • Spinning wheel of death 1/5

    By Scott Wolff
    That is what you see mostly when you use this app. It’s constantly freezing to buffer most of the time my screen times out before it finishes buffering. Many times it just doesn’t come back at all until you close out the app and restart. Go with Reuters never fails me.
  • Good, but lacks picture-in-picture functionality 3/5

    By Rachel575
    This app works well for live-streaming MSNBC and playing MSNBC shows on-demand after they have already aired. I haven’t had any real issues with performance other than the occasional buffering lag. I do think, however, that an app like this really needs to have the picture-in-picture function, so it will keep playing in the corner if you leave the app to check your email or something. This is definitely the kind of programming that you might want to follow while you do other work on your tablet. If they add picture in picture, I’ll increase my rating to 5 stars.
  • Worst app ever 1/5

    By Jjzemp
    Keeps shutting itself down. Waste of time to download.
  • Works fine. Phony reviews are the negative ones. 5/5

    By Jwkeimer
    Works perfectly. No problems or complaints.
  • Clown Show 1/5

    By Langurss
    Your sensationalized attacks on the administration are getting worse! Do you realize how foolish you look? You really should take a more measured approach- you’re embarrassing yourself.
  • Look good but loads slowly, needs buffer 5/5

    By Sepumanpr
    Look good but loads slowly, needs buffer. Needs also an active search
  • Desperate State Run TV viewers 1/5

    By verve62
    Love the Bubble-breather faux news watchers unable to parse propaganda from factual reporting and then try to conflate problems web the app with political posturing. It's sad how gullible the no-democracy party has become so susceptible to the completely propaganda-based narrative pouring from their televisions in full Orwellian fashion. Do these people not remember civics 101 or government classes, or even high-school level for crying outloud. You're watching the decline of western civilization if you're watching the "Lock Her Up" network.
  • Never remembers login 2/5

    By DA DUCK !!!!
    Endless issues with this. Seriously, let me set my cable provider, select “remember me”, and actually do that. Ugh.
  • 0 Stars. I’m just addicted to the news. 1/5

    By RatingByMe818
    This app crashes as if it’s that’s the sole purpose of creating it.
  • Day old news 1/5

    By West-One
    Day old news in 2018 is useless.
  • Cord cutter 1/5

    By IowaStout
    I refuse to pay for FOX News w part of my money. This app is useless to me until it is available without a cable subscription.

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