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.
NBC Live Stream
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.
Hulu offers live NBC in most markets. If you are curious about all the channels Hulu Live TV offers in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zipcode.
Some of the larger markets where Hulu offers an online NBC live stream are New Orleans LA, Seattle-Tacoma WA, Los Angeles CA, San Diego CA, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose CA, Phoenix (Prescott) AZ, Houston TX, St. Louis MO, Salt Lake City UT, Denver CO, Dallas-Ft. Worth TX, Baltimore MD, Knoxville TN, Boston (Manchester) MA, Philadelphia PA, Charlotte NC, Portland OR, Buffalo NY, Bangor ME, Chicago IL, New York NY, Washington DC, Jacksonville FL, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale FL, Hartford & New Haven CT.
Hulu Live TV costs $54.99 per month. You can sign up here. There is no contract so you can cancel any time. Hulu supports Android, iOS, Xbox One, 4th Gen Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV and stick.
It is one of the best ways to stream local network channels online. It also offers on-demand where NBC streaming isn’t live.
You can watch local live streams of NBC online through the Sling TV blue package. They offer a way to watch network TV online in certain markets. For a complete overview of what Sling TV has to offer, take a look at my Sling TV review. It’s only $30 per month, and you can try it free for 7 days.
Live NBC is available on Sling in the following cities: Chicago (WMAQ), New York (WNBC), San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose (KNTV), Los Angeles (KNBC), Philadelphia (WCAU), Dallas/Fort Worth (KXAS), Washington DC (WRC), Miami/Fort Lauderdale (WTVJ), San Diego (KNSD), Hartford/New Haven (WVIT)
If your city isn’t listed, it’s still possible to stream NBC online. Check here to see if NBC on-demand is available in your zip code. Sling supports Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, Android and iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Nexus player, Xbox One, and 4th Generation Apple TV.
Offers NBC live streams in Boston MA, Chicago IL, Dallas-Forth Worth TX, Los Angeles CA, Miami FL, New York NY, Philadelphia PA, San Fran.-Oakland-S. Jose CA, Washington D.C. (Hagerstown, MD), San Diego CA, Hartford-New Haven CT and more. You can see which NBC affiliates are available at FuboTV through this 1-week free trial.
FuboTV supports the following devices.
- Android smartphones
- Android tablets
- Apple TV (4th Generation only)
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
Offers online NBC live streaming in nearly all the markets they serve. YouTube TV is available in the following cities: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Greenville, Greensboro, Harrisburg, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Nashville, New York City, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, St Louis, Tampa, Washington DC, and West Palm Beach.
Check out their free-trial to see if they carry NBC in your area. After the free trial, the service costs $49.99 per month. There is no contract, so you can cancel any time. YouTube TV supports Roku, Android, iOS (includes AirPlay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs.
DirecTV Now streams local NBC affiliates in some market online along with other broadcast networks. The service starts at $65 per month. Check out our review of AT&T TV Now for a full list of all the local networks streamed online.
Streaming Other Broadcast Networks
For information on other local broadcast networks, I recommend checking out our guide to Streaming Local Channels.
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