NBC is one of the few streaming services to support live TV for free. It is available as a standalone app for Roku players, and thus you can stream NBC shows on the big screen. As a user of the NBC app, you can watch classic hits, local news, TV series, and lots more. Stay tuned to the NBC hit shows like This is Us, SVU, Saturday Night Live, Law & Order, etc. You may discover new favorites and entire seasons at high-quality. NBC supports live TV streaming with closed captioning. Get into the section to know the procedure to install the NBC on Roku.

Features of NBC

The exclusive features of the NBC app include:

  • With NBC, you can watch TV shows via NBC Live Stream with TV service provider support.
  • Log into your NBC Universal profile to unlock episodes, save new and classic shows, etc.
  • Stream brand new NBC series the day after they air on TV without logging in with a TV provider.
  • You can let enjoy hundreds of throwback TV shows free of cost.

How to Add NBC on Roku?

Since the app is officially available on Roku Channel Store, you can install it easily.

#1. Press the Home button on Roku remote at first.

#2. Secondly, select the Streaming Channels shown on the left pane.

Select Streaming Channels

#3. Click on the Search Channels option to type in the search bar as NBC.

Enter NBC to stream NBC on Roku

#4. After that, you should navigate down the suggestions list to choose NBC.

#5. When redirected to the app information screen, click on the Add Channel button.

#6. Wait for the “channel added successfully” message. Select the OK button.

Related: How to watch SHOWTIME on Roku

Alternative Method – How to Add NBC on Roku Using Roku Channel Store

#1. Turn on your PC and select the browser.

#2. Enter Roku Channel Store on the search bar and choose Roku Channel Store’s official website.

#3. Select Sign in on the top right side of the screen.

#4. Enter your Email Address, Password and select Submit.

Select Submit

#5. Once you have successfully signed in, select Search channels and enter NBC.

#6. Choose NBC from the list of suggestions.

Choose NBC

#7. Select Add Channel to add NBC on Roku.

Note: It will take about 24 hours for NBC to be available on Roku. This is because Roku only checks whether you have added apps on Roku using Roku Channel Store once every 24 hours.

Select Add Channel to stream NBC on Roku

How to Activate NBC Channel on Roku?

To activate and access the NBC app, you should follow the steps given here.

#1. From the Roku Channels section, open the NBC channel.

#2. It will show you the activation code if you are launching it for the first time.

#3. Launch the browser on your PC and visit www.nbc.com/activate/ on the address bar.

#4. Type the activation code as shown on Roku TV on the Activation Code box on PC.

Enter Activation code to stream NBC on Roku

#5. Further, you should click on the Continue button.

#6. Choose the TV provider that you have subscribed to watch NBC.

#7. Once the Activation is done, the NBC app on your Roku will restart, and you will be able to stream NBC on Roku.

Alternative Way to Stream NBC on Roku

You can stream NBC without cables by using streaming services available on Roku. The streaming services that have NBC are:



FuboTV not only has some if not all of the best sports channels, but it also has other entertainment channels like NBS, CBS, ABC, AMC, FX, and more. In addition, NBC is available on both of the plans that fuboTV has to offer. The Pro Plan costs $69.99/month, and the Elite Plan costs $79.99/month. And you can get NBC with any of the two subscription plans.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV to stream NBC on Roku

Hulu + Live TV not only offers you 75+ live TV channels, but it also offers thousands of on-demand content like movies, tv shows, Hulu Originals, and more. In addition, it offers channels like NBC, Food Network, Oxygen, tbs, etc. It only costs about $69.99/month. So, with Hulu on Roku, you can watch the NBC channel easily at a low cost.

Sling TV

Sling TV

Sling TV is one of the cheapest streaming services. It has over 50 + channels like AXS TV, BBC America, Bravo, CNN, Cartoon Network, etc. In addition, NBC is available on 2 of the three plans that Sling TV has to offer. The plans are Blue Plan which costs $35 per month, and the Orange & Blue Plan, which costs $50 per month.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV

You can stream NBC on YouTube TV along with other channels like TNT, BET, MSNBC, MTV, HGTV, and more, with a total of 115 channels. It only costs about $64.99 per month. You can also stream thousands of on-demand titles. Also, YouTube TV is one of the best streaming services to record your favorite shows on NBC with the DVR feature.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Can I get NBC on Roku.

Yes, you can get NBC on Roku.

2) How to resolve a live streaming issue with NBC?

If you find any trouble while streaming live TV, you should relink your TV provider to NBC. To do so, go to Settings > unlink your provider > close and restart the NBC app. Next, click on Settings > relink your TV provider.

3) How to watch or get NBC on Roku without cable?

You can use streaming services like Hulu, YouTube TV, FuboTV, Sling TV, and more to stream NBC on Roku.

4) Is NBC free on Roku?

No, NBC on Roku is not free. You need to have a TV provider or Streaming service account to stream NBC.