NBC’s new app lets you watch your favorite shows for free

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NBC has finally stepped into the digital millennium, with the premier national network offering the ability to watch your favorite shows without a cent to pay. Aside from the full shows, you can also take a look ahead at NBC’s programming schedule, so you never have a reason to miss that must-see episode of The Blacklist or America’s Got Talent.

Several shows feature closed captioning support — simply tap the “CC” button while you’re watching a show to enable it. Of course, this app is only available to the American public and its territories. As long as you’re within the red, white and blue lines, though, you’ll be able to catch up on shows anywhere you can get WiFi, 3G or 4G (NBC obviously recommends WiFi whenever possible).

It’s sitting in the Google Play Store for free, so head over there to get started if you’re interested. Now, please excuse me while I go catch up on Troy and Abed in the Morning.

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  • Steve

    Im not seeing it.

    • MrGalione973

      doesnt work for MOST phones… smh FAIL

  • huffimus_prime

    But will it have Chromecast support when Google releases the SDK?

    • JPB

      So that you can watch broadcast TV on your TV?

      • JRomeo

        Exactly, because I don’t pay for cable television… and chromecast support is the easiest method of putting it on the TV from your phone/tablet

        • MrGalione973

          but you can get nbc with basic bunny ears! even if comcast does own the network now!

          • Splaktar

            Doesn’t come in at my house.

      • huffimus_prime

        For me it’s because I can oft times miss shows. Usually NBC gets their own shows before Hulu and Amazon or Google Play Movies.

  • dhinged

    No source link?

  • Mark2468

    Says it’s not compatible with my Galaxy Note 2 WTF.

    • Toasted_Cracker


    • Lennatron

      Same on my Note 2. What a joke.

    • kim

      I get the same with my g tab 2 10.1, WTF is being nice….

  • RahjerDat

    not compatible with the S4 either

    • Jay Holm

      Same here, I have the S4 also. Sheez! What is it compatible with?.

  • av3ng3r85

    Not compatible with SGS3

    • Tyler Walles

      I was able to download on my gs3 no problem

      • av3ng3r85

        Nope, tried it from my phone and then when I got home tried to send it from my desktop to phone. Can’t select my SGS3. I can select my Asus TF101 tablet though.
        Link: http://i.imgur.com/Jg9Vhvj.jpg

        • http://profiles.google.com/kamontryst Tyler Walles

          As it turns out, my build.prop is modified to show as a GNEX, i guess i never changed it back after i installed wallet

  • David Lutz

    Link please? Not finding it in the store (web browser version)…

  • ChristianMcC

    It works for og N7, but not my old G2x.

  • effApple

    too bad theres nothing worth watching on nbc. now show a live stream of Sunday Night Football and that changes everything!

    • Ronnie Ron Weez

      chicago fire ? Law & Order SVU ? two best dramas in my opnion

  • CerealFTW

    all I need is crunchyroll

  • Tojen1981

    works with my lg optimus g and my nexus 7

  • JPB

    Seriously? Not available for the Samsung Galaxy S3? Now I won’t be able to watch…….um….wait…I’m sure there’s something on NBC I like….

  • Kevin Johnsom

    Works for my nexus 4!

  • JRomeo

    When will Chromecast Support arrive?

  • Michael McGrade

    Not compatible with my Galaxy S, S2 or S4 or my Moto Electrify.

  • blest

    Dafuq is it compatible with?

  • King_James_The_Wicked

    No Note 2 support? How Horrid!!! LOL

  • steveb944

    I just need ABC to follow suit and then I’ll actually have something worth watching.

  • Jay Holm

    App said I’m not compatible with this version, wtf?!?!? I have the Galaxy S4, running 4.2.2

  • ncmacasl

    incompatible with almost everything!

  • rudyy

    I wasn’t aware there was anything worth watching on NBC, and after looking at the image at the top of the story I’m convinced of it.

  • Cesar Ortiz

    .I have a nexus 4 and cant download Because it is not available in my country..

  • Brett

    Got it on my Nexus 4. I’ll be using it to keep up on Parks & Recreation. Now AMC needs to follow suit.

  • Dan

    With an article title like that, I got my hopes up that the app might stream shows from the other content providers… Alas, not to be, just crummy NBC shows.

  • IamGeorgeZimmerman

    No Chromecast or GS4 support! Does this POS have a 2% compatibility list??? Oh well back to pirating my NBC TV shows commercial free.
    ATTN NBC and others: Make it available and I’ll watch it with commercials. Until then I’ll still watch on my terms and your advertisers lose my eyes.

  • Wonderbird

    Not compatible with GS3 either!

  • KenRobinson

    Won’t work with GS4 or my Asus tablet!

    So why did they even bother to release this POS app?

  • Jay

    No support for GS4? What sort of joke is this

  • Gus70

    Doesn’t work on Google TV. (Sony NSZ-GS8)

  • BPR639Geek

    You guys should state the app is available on MOST or some Android devices at this time.

  • http://amol.humsara.com Amol M

    was not able to download on my galaxy nexus running cyanogenmod

  • The Phenom

    Doesn’t work on my relay 4G