How to watch NBC without Cable (Even Free)

NBC, otherwise known as the National Broadcasting Company, is home to popular shows. Nighttime television watchers can watch Voice, featuring Miley Cyrus and Blake Shelton as musical coaches. Chicago Fire, Dateline, and America’s Got Talent are all on the popular network as well. But what if you don’t have cable? These days you’re not out of luck. It just means that you have to be more creative.

First, if you have over-the-air channels, this means that you get NBC. I don’t get cable and NBC is one that we get through our television. We hook an antenna up in our window that we got from Best Buy. It all depends on where your antenna is located and what is the way, such as trees or buildings. This is going to effect how well the stations come into your television and most antennas you can move around to get the best signals. Normally you want to aim for sixty-five percent or higher on the signal on your television. If you’re questioning what antenna you need for your television, visit Put in your zip code and it will indicate which antenna you need to purchase.

Sign up To Sling TV For Free To Stream NBC

Another way to watch NBC is through their website.  Direct your browser to Sling TV. Here you can choose from several different packages that will allow you to watch your favorite cable channels directly from your computer. In order to watch NBC, choose the 40-channel package.

This package will cost you $25 per month, but you get a lot of fantastic channels. Included in this channel is CNN, Travel Channel, History Channel, USA, A&E, TNT and Lifetime. Whether you’re not home to watch cable, or you don’t want to pay an expensive cable bill, cut the cost and choose the channels you want to watch—while cutting out those that don’t interest you.

Watch NBC on Hulu Including a Free Trial

DirecTV Now, Apple TV, and Hulu is another option if you want to watch NBC shows. Hulu Plus is a streaming service you can get either online or through a device such as a Roku. It costs $7.99 per month and has all of your favorite shows. Through Hulu you can watch The Blacklist, Chicago Med and Days of Our Lives.

Additionally, since Hulu is a live streaming service, you can watch it anywhere in the world. In a busy airport or in the car? Watch Hulu on your phone or tablet. The screen is not going to be as big as your computer or television, of course, but you won’t miss out on  your favorite shows.

Use Amazon Prime to Stream NBC Shows For Free

Don’t forget to head over to Amazon, too, if you don’t have cable. Amazon has all the current shows on any network. Search for your favorite NBC show by its episode. You’re going to find that most of the episodes are priced at $2.99. If you’re only watching these shows once in a while, it’s not a bad price to pay.

If you plan on watching them more frequently, you may consider purchasing the entire season or other streaming options like DirecTV Now, or Google’s new live streaming service, Youtube Unplugged. Sometimes networks will post the episode for free the day after it airs. Don’t forget to check their website to see if this is an option.

Finally, head over to iTunes or the Apple store. NBC has its own application which you can download. I’m not sure about Google Play since I don’t have Android, but certainly have an app there too. Through this application you can watch their shows for free.

You can also live stream their news. What I enjoy about their application is that it has few advertisements. You’ll occasionally see the 30 second ad, but it has to be expected. Somehow they have to bring in revenue for the application and I support that. So if you’re looking to watch NBC, and don’t have cable, investigate these options. You’ll soon find that you don’t miss cable much at all.

NBC TV Shows:

About a Boy
America’s Got Talent
American Dream Builders
American Ninja Warrior
The Biggest Loser
The Blacklist
Chicago PD
Chicago Fire
Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
Food Fighters
Growing Up Fisher
Hollywood Game Night
Last Comic Standing
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
The Michael J. Fox Show
The Night Shift
Parks and Recreation
Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Sean Saves the World
The Sing-Off
Taxi Brooklyn
The Voice
Welcome to the Family
Welcome to Sweden
Working the Engels.