NBC release their own channel app for BlackBerry 10

By Alicia Erlich on 15 Dec 2013 08:14 pm EST
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NBC has been quite busy in the recent weeks. From making their USA Anywhere, DVICE, and Oxygen apps available, you will be pleased to know they have gone ahead and released one for their own channel that focuses on their primetime, daytime, and late night programs. As with some of their other applications, it is only available in the United States for BlackBerry 10 devices running OS 10.2 and offers users the ability to view the latest clips, interviews, and schedule for all of your favorite NBC shows. Noticeably absent though is the ability to stream full episodes from your device. 

As stated in the description, shows and episode availability are subject to change and video clips are loaded pretty quickly after the air date. From what I see, it is similar to their Oxygen app where clips populate the next day after airing. Viewing video works best on Wi-Fi though it does work with 3G, 4G, and LTE, with the ability to adjust video quality.

If you are looking for upcoming sneak peaks and previews or watching interviews with the stars of your favorite programs, it is free to download. I would like to see it updated with full episode streaming support in the future to be more in-line with the version they released on other platforms.

Download NBC for BlackBerry 10

74 comments

treaker

Not for Canadians.

Pitty.

Z10 on Telus

Genghis2k3

Also not for most Americans, since it apparently requires 10.2. Not a big deal for me personally since you can't stream full episodes any way. Perhaps Verizon and NBC can get their acts together before The Blacklist returns.

FrankDLR1972

Sigh

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John Gee

This *requires* 10.2?

WTF?

The CEO of NBC ought to give the CEOs of AT&T and Verizon a call and nudge them to get the 10.2.1 OTA release rolled out ASAP.

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Genghis2k3

And then the CEOs of Verizon and AT&T need to call the NBC CEO, and advise him to add full episode streaming to this half-assed app, so that it's on par with the ABC and CBS apps.

Jerky223

oops, wrong reply to.

coffee-turtle

Love the ABC and CBS apps! Three of the main networks now.

Jerky223

More like John Chen. How can you Americans still not have 10.2?

RubberChicken76

Do you seriously think BlackBerry is unaware that the US networks don't have 10.2 when probably every other carrier on the planet in every other country does?

Alicia Erlich

I have sent an email to NBC technical support and hopefully will recceive a response soon about the OS and device compatibility.

coffee-turtle

Thanks! Love the attentiveness of the moderators/writers.
I made the leap a while back, but I know of many others still waiting for the official release from their respective carriers. I wonder what process the carriers have to go through to make the releases take so long?

franchise22

SVU. Booyah!

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axllebeer

Sweet.
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axllebeer

Except it won't work on my Q10 apparently?

Edit: only for 10.2 and above.

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BB Adict

Not for the Q10 either.

Addict for 10 years, but it may be time to get off this drug.

ewalker53

Hello BB Addict ,

I too felt the same after 10 years on BlackBerry. Now on a Z10 running 10.2.1. But I couldn't resist the appeal of the Nexus 5 so I tried it for 3 weeks and I'm back to BB. It's a fast device but the BB OS and all the apps I want are far superior to Android.

I hope you stay...

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bspence87

Haha, that is his signature and has been for months. I think it's harder to give up than he thought :p

ya3goub

I was considering the Nexus 5 for a second phone instead of my BlackBerry Torch 9860, but then decided I don't need another phone, I just like Android, so got the Nexus 7 instead.

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edwingmel

Another app I can't download. Thanks for the update Verizon.

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mcguire_michael

Exactly. Verizon is really doing us a solid with this OS updates.

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LVampa

Not available for my Z10.

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castano22

you have to be on 10.2 or higher to download it..

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joserMireles

An app for a U.S television network but it requires the os that hasn't been released in the U.S. Great work.

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BBjer

Classic.

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bspence87

Forward thinking, since it likely makes use of 10.2 features. They probably had no idea that the US carriers would still be shafting BlackBerry when they first started working on the app.

Let's promote foresight here, as it is definitely a weakness

axllebeer

Talk about the nail on the head...

+1

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drpearson

And while I realize it must be thankless work to write these articles, everything I need to know is captured in the closing sentence of the article's first paragraph: "Noticeably absent though is the ability to stream full episodes from your device." Cutting to the chase: yet another OS 10 app that falls short of being valuable enough to rally this platform, which makes me sad.

FrankDLR1972

You really hit the nail on the head there.

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pattyhill556

Not available for my z10, don't know when am going to get the update from AT&T

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Turnda643

Apparently the ABC apps are the only ones that work on all devices and 10.1 and above. And offer full episodes. Sad the other networks can't offer the same.

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jh07

Can you download CBS?

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iBuilder

I have it, from BBW.

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psskid

Question....

If BlackBerry is a dead platform, why are all these U.S stations making apps and creating BlackBerry channels for their brands? Why are the only running on an OS that is not available in the country that it is available in?

Can we start a conspiracy theory and say that something is going to happen in the new year? Or is this just another app...

what does everyone think...

This should be fun....

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emmuniz1

Totally forgot to mention that is for 10.2...

USA carriers SUCK Big time!!

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lnichols

Who at BlackBerry decided to let an app out in the US that requires 10.2 when 10.2 hasn't been launched in the US except the Z30 which is only on one carrier? How about you just bypass the carriers since you don't have you sh1t together BlackBerry. I would use to have hope that this means 10.2 is releasing soon, but BlackBerry is just executing so poorly that I attribute stuff like this to incompetence.

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BBjer

First.

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bspence87

Haha, trying to get Quickie going, are ya?

BBjer

You saw what I did therefore:P

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BBjer

Ouch.. damned fingers. Anyways I'm sure he doesn't read all posts
:(

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TranceRomance

I might have something.....eeerr.....thinkin real hard....noooope. The Quicksilver conjuring didn't work!

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BBjer

If I could remove NBC from my TV lineup I would thanks to them excluding Canadians

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eddy_berry

I'm sure most Americans would be happier seeing a Bank of America app or something. Even if it was only for 10.2 it would push the carriers to release 10.2 so that their clients could catch up with the rest of the world. Oh right. It's the carriers holding 10.2 back.

BBjer

I honestly feel bad for you guys. It's not even an American Canadian thing. It's about the man trying to keep blackberry down.
Off topic, how long.does it take these carriers to push out Andy and Ios updates?

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BlackberryCanada

Please announce things like this when it's ready for all users of BlackBerry. Otherwise...quite pointless.

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Frugalcat

Not pointless to those can make use of the announced item. Since I'm in the U.S. and running a leaked version of 10.2 this announcement is quite welcome for me. Thanks Crackberry.

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Q10Nutter

Damn those carriers let everyone get on 10.2 now!

Z30, Q10, Z10, iP5, SGS3

Tranamal

@ Inichols - 10.2 is available to all carrier around the world including the US to push to their customers but US carrier delays the push for what ever reason and it's BlackBerry's fault? Why don't you get your US carrier to get off their lazy asses and push the upgrade to you and the rest of their BlackBerry customers instead of blaming BlackBerry.

BB10, the best OS on the planet

chi-town311

Sorry, but what the heck can I do? Send them an email? I'm sure that will change everything... its up to BlackBerry. Do you think they don't know that the OS hasn't been released. Of course I have os 10.2 so I could care less.

Supa_Fly1

I think articles like this need to praise these larger companies for bringing their apps and services to the BB10 platform! Especially considering the ongoing widespread notion of doom and gloom; we're still not too far from it so appreciation should be expressed.

Many of theses apps are going with 10.2 support in order to reduce o going development time and seems BlackBerry is promising a longer longevity time line maybe??

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blackberryz10w

Come on Verizon
BlackBerry forever

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Benjamin_NYC

Requires leaked OS. :no:

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blackberry008

First day of winter here in Toronto is December 21 so if that's the case in the USA, I hope they realize the 10.2 to USA client.

Fingers crossed for my USA brother and sister from Toronto Canada here.

Now if anyone has ceo john Chen contact to let him know if this USA screw up with software update :)

Dark Theme 10.2 white Z10

CDM76

And Canada gets left out again.

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Bla1ze

Of course Canada is left out, you should realize by now big media doesn't give a damn about anything but the U.S. It's only been going on for over 10 years now or longer.

Stephen Green

Wonderful but does not work on zed 30

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Drew Oswalt

Maybe this means 10.2 will come out soon from the USA carriers.

Most likely not though.

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BeautyEh

Very disappointed that Verizon hasn't come through yet with 10.2. They theoretically have the best relationship with BB, Z30 is exclusive. Let's see a little holiday gift for us loyal customers already.

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christoph77

C0038297E Quote of the Day,New bbm channel!

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CallMeNop

This red Z10 is teasing me everytime i see it!

matiaz1221

Hi....i have a problem with youtube playing video's on my z10...it says (this file has an unsupported media format...what i need to do please can anybody tell my any solutions...i wold be grateful..thx

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radyalex

Cannot install

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lynxs_claw

Wow, Verizon still hasn't released 10.2 .. that's just pathetic!

Warren1969

Why does it unavailable for this device? I do have BlackBerry z 10...

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walt63

I recently cut cable to save a little money. I now have Hulu (which works great btw), ABC, and now NBC. I'm only missing live sporting events. Really bummed about that but I'm not regretting my cancellation at all.

I don't know about everyone else but my app gap is closing fast and I'm not including side loads. A few more here and there, I'm all set.

ranzabar

Small step in the right direction

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III 4U2NV III

Not available for my device. Z10 on VZW.

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Xopher

Wouldn't it be nice if these articles started listing version compatibility? That should be a basic piece of information in every article like this, just like the price of an app (if not free).

Hopefully NBC adds full episode streaming by the time T-Mobile updates to 10.2. :/

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daShark

Is not set up for Verizon Bbz10 v10.1xxx. When will Verizon release v10.2?

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Neil_419

Wow. Not available for my device. 10.2 and higher. My guess is that this is the first of many other 10.2 apps. So if T-Mobile doesn't step up to the plate and release 10.2 they're sending us a message that they sold us outdated equipment. Where's the update?

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Alexjeroless

Am in Dominican Republic I can not download it neither is available, why you said that it is when is not!

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