This app is a joke. Freezes all the time, repeats ads to get back in, the complete opposite of a great user experience. Sort it out NBC.
Total Garbage 1/5
I’m a FIOS subscriber in Phila. App has zero philly team coverage. Not sure what purpose it serves.
I want SportsTalk back 1/5
This is bologna. The better-interfaced sports news app was removed and merged with this. I now just link directly to the website.
Hot garbage 1/5
Constantly freezing, generally needs a full force quit to work again. Horrible, repetitive commercials every time you start a stream.
Cuts out, does not refresh 2/5
During halftime on Warriors games it gets stuck on a “will resume shortly” and ... doesn’t. You end up missing the first five minutes of the 3rd quarter. Just lame.
By disgruntled google drive user
This stupid app isn’t showing the full schedule- I want to watch the SOS Triathlon today at 5pm but I guess I can’t because NBCSports only wants to air “big money” events. What a joke.
The Worst 1/5
The worst app ever created. I expected something better from NBC.
Piece of Trash 1/5
Save yourself frustration. The app continually locks me out of channels I’m subscribed to, saying I’m not, occasionally crashes, and they force you to watch 1 minute of ads before you can see anything. No thanks
Easily top 3 shittiest apps on the entire App Store. Not worth purchasing whatsoever.
They’re not trying 2/5
Outdated, choppy, laggy , way worse than espn app. Won’t cast either. Why would anybody pay for gold when this doesn’t work?
App inconsistent 2/5
By Art Culley
App crashes on a consistent basis. Video quality not nearly as good as ESPN app. Also, confusion between NBC Sports and NBC Sports Gold apps. There should only be one of app. Either charge a subscription for every premier league game or don’t charge at all. Having have two apps is ridiculous and further shows how it’s more important for cable companies to distribute commercials to you vice a quality product.
Unable to display on larger screen 1/5
I have no problems streaming from iPhone/tablet/computer. However, when I try to display from devices onto living room TV, only the audio is playing with no picture. It appears that commercials will display properly but when the premier league comes back from commercial break, the picture will not be displayed, only audio. I know this sounds petty, but I enjoy watching soccer from the comfort of my couch and not on a small phone screen.
By Shreddy Reapus
Arguably the worst App I’ve ever tried to use. It’s useless without the needed compatibility with other providers/services. Don’t waste your time trying to get your Direct TV service (for example) paired/approved to gain access to the content. This app belongs in the trash can.
Money grab 1/5
Why should I pay for this service? You have companies pay millions for commercial advertising on your programming. You’ve made it impossible to watch your content without paying for cable or streaming of some sort.
App cuts to black often. Not worth trying to watch.
Skates on race tracks 4/5
By Molly the Mop
Great coverage of World class ice skating, also enjoy road racing.
Would really prefer The NFL more than 1 night.
Cuts away from game with 1:00 remaining and goalie pulled 1/5
Watching a close hockey game with 1:00 remaining and it cuts away saying “coverage has concluded” and automatically goes to a new game. Utterly ridiculous. If I click on a live game, it should play it all the way through, not switch when it’s almost over.
Also, the quality of the stream is mediocre.
Great app turned terrible 1/5
I used to love the old app - very functional design that showed me content with minimum friction. However, we’ve since been forced to download the new “scores” app which has been a complete and utter waste of an upgrade and has permanently destroyed the previously great user experience. It’s slow, forces you to see scores on the initial launch page, and displays less content on a per “fold basis” (before I’d see 5 rows of content, now I see 3 rows).
It’s unfortunate given that I’ve been a heavy user (would log in nearly every day) since I first got my iPhone in 2011. Unfortunately going to need to find a new app to get my sports content now.
As apps go you would think pretty good right? If you want premier league NBC is essential. It is a real shame that they hold us hostage with this. Sure. Replays. Then if you want to fast forward interminable advertising commercials. Shame on you. Oh and it gets better. You try to send a bad review and apparently every nickname that begins Dissapointed is already taken. Right
NBC should be able to do better 3/5
It seems most of the low star reviews are regarding not getting things for free. Free content comes with commercials so live with it.
For those of us who do pay we get a good selection of content not very well organized. I was sorry to see the extra content moved behind the golf paywall, but Gold is reasonably priced for the excellent soccer coverage they provide.
The absolute biggest complaint I have for both services is the constant authorizing. No other streaming service requests reauthorization a fraction of the times NBC does. It has been this way since day one on gold, and it’s been getting constantly worse on nbcsports. We paid already, figure out a way to limit unauthorized use without making your paying customers lives miserable. If Amazon, Netflix, HBO and everyone else can figure it out then so can NBC. We aren’t your problem so don’t put it on us!
Spends More Data Loading Ads Than giving you the mfing game 1/5
By Jack the Great
If i have to load (and reload and reload and reload...) the same ad over and over while the actual product crashes, then the app has something fundamentally wrong with it
By Georgia tech45
It a good app but to many ads
The app does not stream properly to apple tv
Needs standard play controls 1/5
App doesn’t follow Apple guidelines for playback control on mobile or Apple TV. I’m sure there is some lame business reason for this. Needs to support quick rewind and foreword on mobile and AppleTV remote foreword and back standards. Also if a video freezes and I have to go back to main menu to restart I get another pre-roll ad delaying getting back to event. Clearly designed with the customer experience in last place on list of priorities.
Getting worse? 2/5
I use the app primarily for NHL games—when they’re on NBCSN, you can’t watch via the NHL app, so I’ve got to watch them here. The cast functionality works for me about 15% of the time, and frequently lags and freezes when it does. I don’t remember it being nearly as bad when I used the app to watch the Winter Olympics, but now I dread having to use it...
Ended support for a good app for this? 1/5
All I wanted was to read the content from nbc sports talk, now this has made it so ugly that I’ve decided to delete the app altogether and hope to catch it on Twitter if at all. Great work, folks.
Awful app 1/5
ALWAYS stalls when a commercial comes on the actual feed which means anytime I’m watching a football game and somebody scores, turnovers, etc I miss it because this app is horrific. No other app does that so it’s definitely the app.
Stupid money mongers 1/5
IF I was at home I could watch the Miami Homestead 2018 nascar race on antenna tv. YET NBC won’t let me watch the race with the App because I don’t have a “listed provider” because the providers are cable and satellite companies that want you to pay them to watch things already underwritten by advertisers.
No wonder nascar is losing its fan base.
Greedy media companies that want to get paid twice and greedier NASCAR who contracts with them.
App is laggy and constantly missing time for ads 1/5
The app is constantly lagging or cutting back in after missing a time in the game. It completely ruins the viewing experience
Embarrassing- never returns from commercials 1/5
Given the amount of developers in the Bay Area, this app is a joke. It never holds a connection when watching warriors games. For years now they have struggled to manage commercial breaks, with the app freezing and never returning from breaks. This has been going on for YEARS! For the love of g-d, please fix this before the warriors start sucking again.
Bad App 1/5
Had NBC sports talk and they made you switch to this one to read pro football talk and the app doesn’t let you read anything opens to the same spot of nothing every time. Should have left it alone worked good before the switch. I gave a 1 star only because you have to but should be a ZERO star
Please Fix 1/5
I’ve used this app since NBC acquired the Premiere league and haven’t had any issues until the last few weeks. For no reason the app freezes once it loads and I can’t make any selections. Eventually the app simply crashes and exits. Clearly something is broken which is infuriating since I love being able to watch games on my iPad. Please fix!
Always freezing at worst time 1/5
I have this app on iPhone and Xbox, it doesn’t matter which platform this app exists on it is constantly freezing and crashing. Despite 200mb internet.
Let’s play the same three ads for five minutes straight during all crucial game moments or every time you leave the app even if just for a second. Really annoying
I hate this thing. 1/5
I barely use it. But when I do, it asks me to log in and, if it doesn’t, it usually gives me some crap explanation as to why it can’t broadcast this or that. Useless.
Worst app I’ve ever used 1/5
Completely unusable, often simply doesn’t load or constantly freezes then makes you watch an ad each time you reload the app or open a stream. Needs an update or a complete overhaul
Just does not work..it’s 2018 you idiots. Get your app working!!
By KK' Tunes Account
I used to watch premier league games every weekend in nbc, nbc sports or the nbc sports app. This morning I went to watch the Arsenal vs. Newcastle Match. I was prompted to a new screen where I now have to pay $50.00 a year to watch the games that all were free until now. Ridiculous. How greedy are you NbC? How greedy do you really need to be ? How much greed / money is enough? I will not be paying for This service and will now be boycotting nbc. They don’t make any good tv shows worth watching anyhow. Crashes all the time. Issues even logging into the app. Garbage NBC
Glitchy mess 1/5
Edited on 11-11-18:
This app has only gotten worse since my last review. Now they charge to watch more than the”free” soccer. And that’s only if I get lucky enough to see it. Most mornings now are spent reopening the app 5 or 6 times after it crashes before getting frustrated and facettiming a friend in Liverpool so I can watch that way. I’ve deleted this mess of an app.
I downloaded this so I was able to watch soccer a year ago. While it does allow me to watch the games I'd like to, I can be watching a game and an alert tab will pop up to tell me to watch the game I'm currently watching which is annoying. The updates also took away the ability to switch games without having to close the game I'm watching, go back to the home screen, click on another game, watch the same commercial, and hopefully connect. I'll keep the app for the soccer season and hope they improve the watching experience.
Missing PIP. Ads play before video starts 3/5
Good app if it would add picture in picture support for the iPad and ditch the annoying ads before the stream will start.
Too many commercials 2/5
The app itself is ok and the content is good but it seems you have to watch the same commercial 15 times. I’m watching the “stock car” race and I’ve watched the same ad 16 times and counting.
No cable no NBC 1/5
Love it 5/5
The best network for soccer period.
Need TV Subscription 3/5
DONT download unless you have a cable TV subscription. It gives you 30 mins of free air time then looks for you to sign in with your cable login. Highly disappointed!!
Loads half of the time and freezes when it does load.
Was good until they stopped streaming 2/5
By Won't download update
Casting to chrome cast no longer works. Please fix this.
It’s so bad. If you like trying everything six times before it works, this app will be good for you. Otherwise very bad
Does not chromecast any more 1/5
It’s not chromecast in properly as of a few days ago. The videos play on the mobile device only while the nbc sports logo just sits there on tv.
The App is extremely glitchy. NBS tries to shove NFL, Golf, and other sports down my throat. The ONLY reason I have this app is to watch the NHL, specifically the Sharks. Half the time you can’t even find the game, because there isn’t even a search icon, just featured content. Furthermore, after downloading, deleting, and re-downloading this app several times, it still has the SAME bug. Every 2 minutes or so it shuts down in the middle of my game. Once you restart the app you have to watch commercials again before returning to the game.