When it comes to watching network channels like NBC without cable, I typically recommend using a digital antenna. It’s a way to watch NBC free along with all your other local networks. This guide on using an antenna to watch free TV explains everything you need to know.
You can also watch live NBC online through various live streaming services in quite a few markets. This article details all the ways to watch NBC Online without cable. I’ve also highlighted where NBC is available On-Demand in case you do not have a live NBC streaming option in your local market.
Stream Live NBC Free
Before we cover the pay options for local NBC, I wanted to cover Locast. Locast streams the local NBC network live in over 42% of households, and it is 100% free. You can even watch Locast using a streaming device. Locast supports Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Android TV.
Locast is only available in the following TV Markets: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Puerto Rico, Rapid City, San Francisco, Seattle, Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Washington DC
Other Ways to Stream Local NBC Live
If Locast isn’t an option then you can also use other Live TV Streaming services. The two best options are Hulu and Youtube TV. The following streaming services offer live NBC online. With these services, you can watch NBC live. You watch NBC shows as they air, just as if you had a cable subscription. I’ve broken down the availability of NBC live streams by giving the locations each streaming service provides live NBC.
Live NBC On Hulu Live TV
Hulu not only offers its on-demand service but live-streaming as well. Like other services, they offer NBC in specific markets along with cable TV and other broadcast networks. To see if live NBC is available in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zipcode.
According to the data we have, Hulu + Live TV carries NBC in ALL TV markets with these few exceptions.
Live NBC is available everywhere in the US through Hulu except in these markets:
- Alpena, MI
- Glendive, MT
In these markets, Hulu only offers NBC on-demand.
Hulu + Live TV is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. You can read more about Hulu in our review of Hulu. There isn’t a month to month contract so you can sign up to test the service without fear of a long term commitment. You can sign up for Hulu Live TV using this link: Sign up for Hulu + Live TV.
How Much: The base package starts at $54.99 per month.
Watch Live NBC on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is another great option to watch NBC live. YouTubeTV offers live NBC with its streaming service in nearly ALL markets in the US. The only market where YouTube TV doesn’t offer NBC is in the Rochester-Mason City-Austin market, which covers parts of Minnesota and Iowa. (YouTube TV does offer NBC in Rochester NY and Austin TX.)
YouTube TV is supported on Roku, Android, iOS (includes AirPlay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs. Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information. You can sign up for their free trial.
How Much: $64.99 per month.
Watch NBC on Fubo TV
Another streaming service that enables you to watch NBC online without cable is Fubo TV. They offer your local NBC channels in over half the country, including most major markets. You can check out a free trial to FuboTV here. Fubo TV supports the following streaming devices:
- Android smartphones
- Android tablets
- Apple TV (4th Generation only)
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
For more information on FuboTV features and which markets offers NBC, please see out Fubo TV review.
How Much: Hulu Live TV costs $54.99 per month.
Stream NBC on Sling
Sling TV offers NBC as a part of their Sling Blue package in the following markets:
- New York – WNBC
- Philadelphia – WCAU
- Chicago – WMAQ
- Boston – WBTS
- Washington, DC – WRC-TV
- Miami/Ft. Lauderdale – WTVJ
- Hartford/New Haven – WVIT
- Dallas/Ft. Worth – KXAS
- Los Angeles – KNBC
- San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose – KNTV
- San Diego – KNSD
You can get a 1-week free trial, and there is no monthly contract so you can cancel any time.
Sling TV is supported on Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, Android and iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Nexus player, Xbox One, 4th Generation Apple TV, Chromecast, and more. See our guide to Sling TV for more information.
Stream NBC on AT&T TV Now
AT&T TV Now streams a massive number of local NBC affiliates online along with other broadcast networks. Check out our review of AT&T TV Now for a full list of features provided with an AT&T TV Now subscription.
Sling is supported on Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, Android and iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Nexus player, Xbox One, 4th Generation Apple TV, Chromecast, and more. See our guide to Sling TV for more information on this streaming service.
Streaming Other Broadcast Networks
For information on other local broadcast networks, I recommend checking out our guide to Streaming Local Channels.
For information on watching other TV channels online check out: How To Watch Any TV Channel Online Without Cable
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