Armstrong is bad for NBC Cycling Coverage 1/5
By J cartographer
Adding Lance Armstrong to cycling analysis is a stain on NBC.
Glitchy as hell 1/5
By Hat trick 67$$
Audio doubles, app freezes and very poor video quality - overall terrible service
Difficult connectivity 1/5
I purchased my pass to have access to TDF while in France so I could have English speaking coverage. I was not pleased with difficulty with connecting!!😡😡
To expensive terrible controls 1/5
To expensive. 59$ for the Tour de France. Almost the annual cost of MLB’s access to every baseball clubs 162 game package (it also includes spring break and postseason)and yet for a sport that is trying to grow they charge a fee that is really hard to justify paying for. In my case I did it because while their tour commentators are fantastic the incessant commercials inevitably mean that you miss key parts of the tour and what happened. So you are forced against your will (not because the service is good) to purchase the commercial free feed from Australia of all places. Why they don’t use Bob and Co. is beyond me. If nothing else just use them and they can choose to commentate or not during the over the airs commercial breaks. Oh, and bring in Lance Armstrong. No one made NBC America’s nanny.
Spoilers in alerts!!! 1/5
I can’t always watch cycling events live, and it’s frustrating to get spoilers from the app you pay to watch the event from! Last spring, it was the Paris Roubaix, I went online to the nbc sport *gold* website (steaming, not nbc.com or news) and there it was, the winner, pictured! Now with the tour, the app is sending alerts on my phone with spoilers on previous stage wins or crashes! Sorry, but there are tons of free cycling news, which I manage to avoid before watching the race! I don’t need to pay to get results, I am paying to watch the race developing, and not knowing who won, makes it a lot better!
Paying for Gold is just bs to the max. 1/5
I tried to watch a Phillies Game at the beach last week and I was directed to Gold to see the pregame and post game. I’ll bet a huge sum the Phillies Flyers and Sixers will only be available by Gold in the not too distant future. When that happens goodby Comcast. Paying $500-600 a month to watch TV in my two homes is asinine and I cannot believe I do it. I was brought up on Cable and kind of hooked but my son and daughter’s generation are all making decisions to cut the cable ties and go internet with sling type product and only with some minimal streaming for content. Paying $100 a month average is one thing but $250-300 is sick. Go ahead and make watching your local sports team an extra cost on your devices and say goodbye to me with cable. I am already looking at serious options. You have me hijacked with my local sports teams but maybe I just go to a bar and watch.
This service was automatically renewed without notifying me. I don’t know how to cancel.
NBC Sports App Delivers!!! 5/5
Whether it is the Tour de France, or motor racing or any number of sports, this app is right on the money. I am all the way in Afghanistan serving as a military contractor, and I am able to keep up with all my favorite sports via my iPhone. Thank goodness for NBC Sports App!!!
Even after I log in to cable provider no replays will load. I have 400 gigs internet!
How do you write a review of NOTHING 1/5
By Lou B 21
This app does not open and when it does it does not last more than ONE SECOND. I have seen one SECOND OF THE TOUR.
IN TODAYS WORLD THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE
App doesn’t play videos 1/5
The app won’t play anything for me. I’m logged into my nbc gold account, but whenever I click on a video which is covered by my membership, the app gives me a pop up window telling me to go to nbc sports and subscribe to gold.
Lots of room for improvement 3/5
By Animation Man
I subscribe to NBC gold for the IndyCar series. I wish all the other content was not showing. It is simply in the way. It makes the website cumbersome to navigate.
Worst app. 1/5
This app dose not work. I payed the cycling pass and I cannot watch the replays of the Tour de France! I tried everything and it dose not work!
Ads ads ads 1/5
You will miss most of what you are watching because of ads and for baseball if you leave during an inning break when you come back you have to watch more of the same ad over and over.
Password management is lunacy 1/5
Too much effort required to use the app. I paid for Gold to watch the Tour de France and I’m missing parts because of password lockouts.
Rip off 1/5
Nbc seems determined to put its sports network out of business by charging cable fees plus per sport fees. Its working — I didn’t watch the TDF this year because of the extra charge for Gold service. And forget the so-called Olympic channel. Bye bye NBCSH.
Needs option to lock iPhone/iPad and play background audio 1/5
Comcast owns NBC. If I watch TdF on NBCSN with Xfinity app, I can lock my iPhone and still listen to the audio. No such luck with this app. It requires the app remain open and phone unlocked. So I can't use any other apps on my phone and still keep the steam going in the background. On the iPad, it doesn't allow persistent video overlay (PIP), so again app must remain open on unlocked device to stream. Another irritant is in fullscreen, there isn't an option to skip/rewind in 15 sec increments. Not other video apps have these features, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, et al.
Too many advertisements 1/5
All I want to do is watch the race! The fact that I watch more commercials and then the actual race is really irritating.
Fundamental flaws 1/5
The app works as intended but it is barely useable. The app has no memory of your place when watching replays. Watching a 5 hour sporting event over multiple sittings? Be prepared to memrize then manually search for your spot every single time. Want to start watching on one device then pick up on another? No chance. NBC sports continues to allow minimized video playing to allow you to multitask. Stupid and lazy.
Too much $ for too little 🚲 2/5
Why not the Giro, folks...
By Bully from Tampa
Too expensive!Greedy NBC and INDYCAR.Won’t be seeing INDYCAR anymore.
By NEW CLUB PENGUIN ISLAND STINKS
Either charge me for one or the other. 1/5
I’m paying for a premium cable package that includes NBCSN. Now I need to pay an addition fee to see cycling with a NBCSN Gold app. I’ll love to pay more, but only for one or the other, not both.
NBCSN needs to get rid of their ‘paid program length commercials’ and start showing sports 24/7. Be a sports channel!
I hate this app 1/5
I hate this app so very much. It is a pathetic excuse for a streaming app. It is impossible to control, forces you back to the starting ad and constantly freezes. I hate it.
Nickel and dime for penny service 1/5
It’s bad enough that the per sport charges for content are as high as they are, but on top of that the app is just total crap.
If you get a text or need to look at something in another app for more than fifteen seconds, when you come back you’ll be at the front screen instead of the video you were watching. What even worse is that it doesn’t keep your place so you become a slave to checking time stamps so you’ll know where to search to when your viewing inevitably gets cut off.
This thing is seriously a joke, you’d think the developers at nbc would have some remote semblance of a clue, but clearly they don’t.
Clumsy and misleading 2/5
Signed up for cycling pass for $55/year. Just “sign up, subscribe and start streaming “ it says. But after paying I receive a 10 minute temporary viewing pass, then when it ends I am required to log into my cable provider account to validate my subscription. What the hell? I paid NBC $55 for a year of streaming cycling, what the hell does my cable provider have to do with it? 15 minutes after subscribing I cancelled. Fortunately, I canceled within 24hrs so they actually refunded my money. With it being this misleading from the get-go I sure wasn’t going to trust that more issues wouldn’t crop up after the cancellation period. If you change you mind after signing up, cancel immediately.
CYCLING COVERAGE 2/5
I pay a fee for the cycling package and Phil and Bob are not offered in the replay options without commercials?!?
Too Expensive 1/5
I have NBC Sports Gold and they have you paying money for something that was free and now have announcers I dislike. Not worth $50 for 1 sport just so someone can be a multi millionaire.
Will not work on iPhone. Often problems signing in
Worst app I’ve ever used 1/5
It does not work
By this is_impossible
Worst app I have. Will stop paying for sports gold and go with another service until it’s better.
I have paid for a subscription but the Sport Gold Doesn’t Work. NBC will take your money and not deliver a product.
App just doesn’t work 1/5
Cycling Gold pass holder for years. Old app worked. This one doesn’t. Can’t watch anything. Infuriating. Save your money.
By Honesty in sport
Your score went way down when you keep putting that disgusting cheating hateful liar on your air, Lance Armstrong. Not only did he disgrace cycling, his country, himself but he also ruined people and sued them! Now he says he would not change a thing? Unbelievable. Shame on you NBC for trying to rehabilitate this horrible terrible excuse for a human. He should never be forgiven.
Sound production terrible in Tour de France 3/5
NBC need to get a decent sound producer. The commentators can hardly be heard over the background noise, or when commentators are translating an interview. Sound mixing isn’t rocket science these days. Unforgivable for any decent tv channel. It’s the same on the app whichever platform one is using. It’s been poorly sound produced for the last few years with little improvement. Very frustrating.
When you can make out what the commentators are saying they are very good.
Good Content trapped poorly executed app 2/5
I get the Cycling Pass and the Snow Pass. Most of the content rates 3 stars which to me means that I get the content I anticipated for the price I paid: good video with adequate but- not-at-all-entertaining commentary for the bicycle races (except for the Tour De France coverage with Robby McCewen (sp?). Robby’s commentary is 5 star and the banter with his normally humdrum co-host pulls his co-host’s game up to 4 stars. Very sparse commentary for the snow pass but I don’t mind. The video is great and NBC delivers a million races for the price.
BUT... all this applies only when the app allows me to access the content! The app freezes or fails to work entirely. Every time I enter the app I have to set my preferences. It would be really nice to have the option to jump back 10 or 15 seconds to repeat a segment of coverage I missed. I don’t want to bash the IT people. I don’t know their story. But I can only says that every aspect of these purchases over the past 3 years has been average or above, except the IT side of things. The IT drags the overall score down to 2 stars.
Replay doesn’t work 1/5
Replay errors and starts over at least 5 times per show and completely ridiculous to charge per sport. Either you buy gold and get everything or you don’t. Complete joke.
Same issues not corrected!!! 1/5
FIX THE FORWARD & REWIND feature on the application!!! This is my third year in a row paying to watch the Tour De France cycling event and the problem persists. If for any reason you are watching a Live stage and have to go somewhere when you try to watch it at a later date you MUST start from the beginning every single time and trying to move forward is at 10 minutes at a time!!!! Learn from Netflix on how to flawlessly allow you to continue watching a previous show at the exact time you left it. Is that too much to ask??? Only ONE star for the European broadcasting... they are awesome.
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NBC sports vs NBC sports gold 1/5
When your NBC sports app orders you to log into NBC Sports Gold and Sports Gold says it’s no longer available and round and round it goes,
then you truly know nobody is at the wheel at NBC but they will take your money without a glitch..!
One of the few ways to watch Cycling 4/5
I am troubled by most of the issues found by other subscribers. But I must say that to me, the cost is worth it to be able to watch cycling in real time; especially “the Tour”. It makes July so much better. I have had trouble with streaming, and I can’t say I enjoy advertising. But the cost is not outrageous( but cheaper is always better) and the a la cart way of doing it is a drag if you want to add other sports, but I guess someone has to pay for the content so you can share it. So basically I’m a fan. But you only get 5 stars for awesome. And it’s just not awesome.
Piss Poor Effort... Over Sell Services... 1/5
Really... this is the best you can produce?
Let me put it is way... Trying to watch world class athletes using at best, a Mediocre app. To the individuals who are sitting in their office’s trying to hide their failures or that give Excuses as to why the app is piss poor .. I say; “Keep cashing those checks” —Later
Don’t waste your hard earned money 1/5
Call me old fashioned, but I’m not crazy about paying for a service that is supposed to give me access to live coverage of the Tour de France and it straight up doesn’t work. And I’m getting zero response from nbc about how they are going to remedy the situation. Is this what a colonoscopy feels like?
Was really good before now its changed and locked out of content i was able to watch before. purchased for the tour de france and i would get the same coverage on my sling app. going to cancel
Lackluster App and Strategy 1/5
The app look and feel has gone down hill as has the programming and pay to view. I once loved NBCSN and the app for European sports, but the pay for this and that on top of my cable is a pain.
What a mess. 1/5
Doesn’t remember where I was on another device. Can’t fast forward or rewind in the appletv app. Come on...at least do the easy stuff!
Flat tire 1/5
By sean tri
Paid $60 for nbc sports gold so I could watch the tour and it has yet to work—2 days later. It blows.
You hats right. Gouge is more for your “special” tv shows, sports, etc.
Nothing like shaking us down for any little bit of cash everyone hasn’t shook us down for.
Why don’t you go after the millionaire players in all sports?.., after all, you advertise in a way all those people.....
Tired of being held hostage by over rated local channels..., I can do without your channel/ shows..., there are a ton more things to do besides being glued to a tv screen.
By Chicago Lizzy Bear
The Apple TV app is unusable. I instead AirPlay from the iPad, which is barely usable. For some reason this app has chosen to create a control scheme on the Apple TV unlike every other video app available.
Navigation and discovery on all platforms is terrible. There are three sets of tabs, and different combinations of them reveal different sets of content.
Resuming play does not the remember previous stop location. For a five hour cycling race this is incredibly frustrating. The fact that this happens on premium paid content is inexcusable.
I wish I had something good to say about to his app. It is unfortunate that NBC has control of so much good sports content.