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How to Watch NBC on Roku

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You don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on TV cable networks. We get it. No one wants to spend their hard-earned money on a product or service that can be bought for less than what they are actually paying. Same is true with TV cable networks.

Instead of shelling out a hundred bucks and stuffing the pockets of TV cable providers, you can always opt for a cord-cutting option and save over 50% on the actual fee.

We’ve created a primer for you on how to watch NBC on Roku and stream episodes live from anywhere.

Yes, you heard us right!

How to Watch NBC on Roku from Outside the US

NBC isn’t limited to the US. In fact, it has international broadcasting stations in other regions of the world such as Asia, Europe, Pacific, Caribbean, and more. However, there’s a catch. You can’t access and watch the US Primetime shows because of the regional-specific broadcasting license.

You need not to lose heart because PureVPN enables users to access region-specific content from anywhere in the world. By connecting to our VPN, you can spoof your location with a US IP address and access NBC shows live online on Roku.

Plus, you are assured top speeds round-the-lock because of our anti-throttling feature and optimized servers. Setting up and accessing NBC on Roku outside the US is easy:

  1. Subscribe to PureVPN 
  2. Download PureVPN App on your preferred device 

Alternatively, you can also patch PureVPN on your Wi-Fi router. This allows you to get default VPN functionality on all your devices connected to the same Wi-Fi Router. Here is how you can do that easily.

  1. Set up VPN on a VPN-enabled router
  2. Launch Roku and go to Settings
  3. Connect to the VPN-enabled hotspot or router
  4. Enjoy NBC live on Roku from outside the US


How to Watch NBC Live on Roku

Roku comes with add-ons or apps. You can go to the Roku channel store and search for the application you want to install on your device. Similarly, you can search and find the NBC app on the channel store or you can install over-the-top television service such as Sling TV to watch the channel live.

Note: if you are outside the US, you would need to download and install PureVPN to install and access American-only over-the-top internet television services and channels.

  • NBC Roku App

Developed by NBC Universal and available for Roku, the app gives you free access to the latest episodes and clips from select series such as The Blacklist, LAW & ORDER: SVU, This is Us, and more. If you want to unlock all the episodes and watch episodes after the day they air, you may probably need to link the app to a cable provider.

If you wish to stream NBC live on Roku, you might want to check out the following options:

Owned and operated by DISH Network, Sling TV is a popular US-based internet TV service that opens door to dozens of widely watched live TV channels. Its inventory includes big names like NBC, Fox, CNN, FX, ESPN, and more. Collectively, it offers live streaming of 40 TV channels that are regularly watched in the US.

Depending on the plan, you can run the application on up to 3 screens simultaneously. Sling TV is considered one of the cheapest online TV services on the Internet starting at $25. Regardless, you can test the service before committing to a monthly plan by subscribing to a 7-day trial.

Youtube TV is also a viable option to live stream NBC on Roku from outside the US. The Internet TV service features boatload of channels that are enough to keep you entertained all day long. By spending only $70 per month, you can get instant access to up to 70 top TV channels including NBC, TNT, AMC, Fox News, and more.

Unlike Sling TV, you can create up to 6 user profiles and access the channel on 3 devices simultaneously. Moreover, with access to Cloud DVR, you can download unlimited recordings for 9 months.

If the above two options don’t seem to be a preferable choice for you, try fuboTV that offers 80+ channels from several categories such as sports, entertainment, etc. For $44.99 per month, you can access 80+ channels on Youtube TV and by spending $5 more, the limit exceeds to 100+ channels.

Last but not the least, you can also try Hulu with Live TV to watch NBC live on Roku. It is one of the best options in the list because it offers attractive features and a generous list of cable channels. For starters, you can live stream your favorite channel on unlimited devices by paying a few extra bucks.

Mohsin Qadir An information security analyst in the making, a father of an adorable kid and a technology writer (Contributor). He can be found lurking around top network security blogs, looking for scoops on information security and privacy trends.

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  1. Denice says:

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    Thank you and good luck.

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