NBC app released for all Amazon Fire TV models


As was promised a couple months ago, NBC has released their new NBC app to all Amazon Fire TV devices. The app provides on demand access to a wide selection of both new and old NBC programming. You won’t find any live streams in the app, but full episodes of NBC’s latest shows are made available through the app the day after the show airs. Some of the content, like brand new episodes, require the app to be activated through a participating cable provider. However, most of the content is available for free with ads without the need to have a cable subscription. NBC says new episodes will be available to stream without a cable subscription 8 days after they air live.

The app works fairly well. My biggest complaint is that there is no indication of which shows/episodes are available without a cable subscription. It’s only after you press play to start an episode that you are informed a particular video requires app activation. There is also a bug I ran into where, once you select to view the episode list of a particular season of a show, there is no way to back out and select a different season. You can only back out and select a different show. You must force quit the app to see the season list again. Quirks like this will hopefully be ironed out soon, but overall this is a great app and a must have for any Fire TV owner.

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