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How to Watch NBC on Samsung Smart TV

Stream NBC on your Samsung TV for free with the TV provider subscription.

Key Highlights

  • Install NBC App: Go to Apps section → Click Search → Search for NBC → Select the app → Tap the Install button.
  • Activate NBC App: Open the NBC app → Get the code → Go to the NBC Activation website → Enter the code → Complete the activation.

Streaming the NBC channel on Samsung Smart TV is the easiest thing to do. In my Samsung TV, I always use the Samsung TV Plus to access the NBC channel. To stream live sports events, I’ll use the NBC app installed from the Smart Hub. If you need any assistance in accessing the NBC app or channel on your Samsung TV, this guide will help you.

Here, I have explored all the possible ways to get the NBC app on Samsung TV right, from using the Samsung TV Plus to casting the app.

How to Watch NBC News Channels Using Samsung TV Plus

Samsung TV Plus offers more than 220 channels and is available natively on all Samsung TVs. NBC channels are available on the Samsung TV Plus channels list.

1. Press the Home button on your Samsung TV remote.

2. Open the Samsung TV Plus app from the home screen.

3. Bring up the Channel Guide and search for NBC News.

Watch NBC using Samsung TV Plus.

4. Select the NBC News channel you want and stream it on TV.

With this, you can access the NBC channel for free on your Samsung TV.

NBC Channel Numbers on Samsung TV Plus

ChannelCategoryChannel Number
NBC News NOWNews & Opinion1008
NBCLXNews & Opinion1034
NBC New York NewsLocal News1036
NBC San Francisco News
NBC San Diego News
NBC Chicago News
NBC Philadelphia News
NBC Washington, DC News
NBC Dallas Fort Worth News
NBC Connecticut News
NBC South Florida News
NBC Los Angeles News
NBC Boston News
Local News1035

How to Download and Activate NBC on Samsung Smart TV

If you want more video content from the NBC channel, you have to install the app from the Smart Hub Store.

1. Press the Smart Hub button on your Samsung TV remote.

2. Click on the Apps section from the home screen.

Click on the Apps section from the home screen.

3. Hit the Search icon and search for the NBC app.

4. When the app appears on your Samsung TV screen, click on the Install button.

5. Once the installation is over, launch the app and sign in.

6. Now, you can see a seven-digit activation code on your Samsung TV.

7. You have to use that code to activate the NBC app.

8. Now, open a web browser on your smartphone or PC.

9. Visit the activation website (

10. Enter the activation code into the activation website and hit Continue.

Enter that activation code into the activation website.

11. Select your TV provider and enter the necessary login credentials.

12. After activating the app, you can stream the content on the NBC app for free.

How to Watch NBC on Samsung TV Using Streaming Services

If you haven’t opted for any of the above-mentioned TV providers, use the following streaming services to access the NBC channels on your Samsung TV. Among these services, Sling TV is the cheapest to stream your favorite channels.

Hulu+Live TV

Watch NBC on Samsung TV Using Hulu+Live TV.

With Hulu, you can livestream 85+ channels along with several on-demand movies, shows, and originals. You can create a personalized profile and record your favorite shows with cloud DVR.

Plans and Pricing:

  • With Ads – $76.99/month
  • Without Ads – $82.99/month

Installation Guide: Hulu on Samsung TV


Watch NBC Using Fubo TV.

fuboTV is the best streaming service for watching sports channels. With this service, you can live stream all the channels from the NBC network.

Plans and Pricing

  • Pro – $74.99/month
  • Elite – $84.99/month
  • Ultimate – $94.99/month

Installation Guide: fuboTV on Samsung TV

Sling TV

Sling TV.

Sling TV is the next streaming service that has the right to live stream all the NBC channels on supported devices. The NBC Channel is available on all the Sling TV plans.

Plans and Pricing

  • Orange – $40/month
  • Blue – $40/month
  • Orange & Blue – $55/month

YouTube TV

Youtube TV.

YouTube TV streams major broadcasts and cable networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and so on. You can create 6-different profiles on a single YouTube TV account.

Plans and Pricing: $72.99/month

Installation Guide: YouTube TV on Samsung TV

How to Cast NBC on Samsung TV

If you have an Android smartphone or iPhone, you can cast the app to your Samsung TV with ease.

1. Install the NBC app on your smartphone from the Play Store or App Store.

2. Open the app and sign in with your provider account.

3. Then, connect your Samsung TV and smartphone to the same WiFi network.

4. If you are an iPhone user, enable the AirPlay feature on Samsung TV. For Android users, this step is not needed.

5. Now, tap the AirPlay or Cast icon on the NBC app.

Cast the NBC app

6. Choose your Samsung Smart TV from the list.

7. Now, play any video content from the NBC app. It will appear on your Samsung TV.

8. To stop the casting, tap the Cast or AirPlay icon and click the Disconnect button.

How to Fix NBC App Not Working on Samsung TV

Like other streaming apps, the NBC app on Samsung TV may display errors due to several issues. In those situations, you must follow certain troubleshooting solutions before approaching the support center.

  • Check internet connection – The NBC app requires at least 3.0Mbps to stream the on-demand library content from the app and 8.0Mbps to stream a live channel. So make sure that your internet connection meets the required speed.
  • Relink your TV Provider – If you are experiencing issues while streaming the NBC channels, log out of your account and relink your TV provider.
  • Restart the TV– When the NBC app freezes on your screen, restart the TV by unplugging the cables from the power source and reconnecting it after a few minutes. Now, check whether the issue is fixed or not.
  • Update NBC app – Using the outdated version of the NBC app is another possible reason for a streaming error, So update the NBC app on your Smart TV.
  • Update Samsung TV – If your TV is not updated for too long, you will find some errors while streaming. So update the TV firmware to the latest version.
  • Reset Samsung TV – If the above solutions haven’t fixed the issue, reset your TV and install the NBC app again to stream without any issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is NBC free on Samsung TV?

Yes. NBC app is free to stream with an active TV provider subscription. You can also live stream the NBC News channels for free using Samsung TV Plus.

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