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How to Install NBC on Android TV

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NBC on Android TV

NBC is a popular TV channel among the US households. On Android TV, you can install the NBC app from the Play Store and watch all the video content. The NBC app offers local news, series from different networks, and all the NBC originals. As NBC is offered by TV providers, you need to activate the app on your Android TV. If you don’t want to install and activate the app, you can cast the app using your smartphone to your Android TV.

NBC on Android TV


NBC app is free to download and stream. However, you need to have a TV provider subscription to stream content from the app.

Cable TV Providers

  • DIRECTV Stream
  • Xfinity, Verizon
  • COX
  • Optimum

Live TV Providers

  • fuboTV
  • YouTube TV
  • Hulu + Live TV

How to Install NBC on Android TV

1. Start with launching your Android TV home screen.

2. Go to the Apps tab and then launch the Google Play Store.

Google Play Store on Android TV

3. Go to the Search icon and then search for the NBC app.

4. Pick up the NBC app by clicking on its icon.

6. Click on the Install button and the app will install on your Android TV instantly.

7. After the installation, launch the NBC app.

Alternate Way to Get NBC on Android TV

If your Android smartphone and Android TV are synced with same Google account, you can use this method.

1. Take your smartphone and open the Play Store.

2. Search for the NBC app.

3. Tap the This Device drop-down button and choose your Android TV.

4. Now, select the NBC app from the search results.

5. Tap the Install button on the next screen.

6. The NBC app will be installed on your Android TV.

How to Activate NBC on Android TV

1. When you open the app, you will get the Welcome screen.

2. Click the Sign In button to get teh activation code. Note down the activation code.

3. Next, visit the NBC Activation site (https://www.nbc.com/nbcuniversalfamily/activate).

NBC on Android TV

4. Enter the activation code in the space provided and click on Continue.

5. Choose your TV provider and then enter the respective login credentials.

6. Finally, the NBC app on Android TV will sync with your TV provider account.

7. Now, you can watch all the video content on the NBC app.

NBC on Android TV

How to Cast NBC to Android TV

The NBC app is compatible with the Cast support. With this, you can stream the NBC videos on your TV without installing the app.

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

NBC app

2. Next, launch the NBC app and sign in with your TV provider account.

3. Tap on the Cast icon on the app.

4. From the list of available devices, pick your Android TV.

5. Choose any video you like to watch and then play it.

6. Within a few seconds, the app starts to cast the video on your TV.

How to Stream NBC on Android Smart TV Outside the US

If you are outside the US, you can’t access the NBC app as it is geo-restricted. In that case, you need to sideload the app on your TV. This process mainly involves the following three steps.

  • Installing Downloader on Android TV
  • Enable Unknown Sources on Android TV
  • Install NBC using Downloader

Installing Downloader on Android TV

Downloader is an app that you can find in the Play Store. It is used to add third-party apps to your Android TV.

1. Firstly, launch the Google Play Store on your Android TV.

2. Next, click on the Search icon.

Search Icon

3. On the search bar, search for the Downloader app.

Search for Downloader App

4. Next, pick the app from the search results.

5. Finally, click on the Install button and wait for some time till the installation completes.

Install Downloader App

Enable Unknown Sources

After adding Downloader to Android TV, we have to alter the settings on the Android TV in favor of adding third-party apps.

1. Firstly, open the Settings menu from your home screen.

2. Next, click on the Security & restrictions option.

3. Choose the Unknown Sources option.

4. Choose the Downloader option and turn on the toggle.

Install NBC Using Downloader

Finally, all we need to do is install the NBC app from a trusted site.

1. Launch the Downloader app on your TV.

2. When prompted, click on the Allow option.

3. Enter the NBC Android TV APK URL (https://rb.gy/i3x6) in the required field with the help of the on-screen keyboard.

NBC on Android TV

4. Click on the Go option and the NBC apk file will download on your Android TV.

5. Finally, install the app on your Android TV and then go through the activation process. You need to use a VPN service to use the NBC app outside the US.

NBC Supported Android TV

Here is a list of Android TV models that support NBC.

  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • Skyworth Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Mi Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV

Supported Android TV Box

If you have one of the following Android TV Boxes, you can enjoy streaming the NBC app.

  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • AT&T TV
  • Mi Box
  • AIR TV

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add NBC on Amazon Prime?

No, you can’t. The NBC add-on is not available on the Prime Video Channels,

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