What Channel is NBC on Samsung TV Plus?

NBC, an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, is the oldest broadcast television network in the United States. It’s owned and operated by Comcast’s NBCUniversal, under which also comes channels like Bravo, CNBC, Syfy, Telemundo, USA Network, etc.

Home to some of America’s most popular dramas, comedies, reality and talk shows, and news programming, such as Chicago, Law & Order, Quantum Leap, America’s Got Talent, The Voice, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and big sporting events like Sunday Night Football and the Olympics, NBC is free to tune in to nearly 200 local TV affiliates across the nation.

Since NBC is a free-to-view channel, some of you may be expecting it to be accessible via Samsung TV Plus, the tech giant’s free, ad-supported streaming platform. After all, it offers 200+ live channels of various genres, along with on-demand titles.

So, what channel is NBC on Samsung TV Plus? Can you even enjoy your favorite NBC programs on the big screen through the service? Continue reading to get your answers.

What Channel is NBC on Samsung TV Plus?

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Sadly, you won’t find your local NBC channel on Samsung TV Plus. Even competing ad-supported streamers like Pluto TV, Tubi, Xumo Play, and Crackle don’t offer NBC, let alone any other broadcast networks.

Except for news and maybe some sports ones, most of TV Plus’ 24/7 FAST (Free Ad Supported Television) “channels” rerun a specific set of shows in a linear programming format, simulating the traditional cable TV experience.

You can, however, tune in to NBC’s international news channel, NBC News Now (1008), on Samsung TV Plus, which delivers in-depth coverage and reports of live breaking news from the States and worldwide. Additionally, depending on your location, you should be able to catch your local NBC News (1035) affiliate in the following markets:

Bay Area San Diego Richmond Chicago
Philadelphia Washington, DC Dallas / Fort Worth Connecticut
South Florida Los Angeles Boston New York (1036)
Nebraska Kansas City (1036)

You’ll also find NBCLX (1034) on TV Plus, the channel that focuses on airing home and lifestyle programs.

How to Watch These Channels on Samsung TV Plus?

On any 2016 or newer Samsung Smart TV, press the Home button on the remote control and select the Samsung TV Plus app on the Home Screen / Home Bar / Smart Hub menu. If your remote has a TV Plus button, press it instead.

After that, press the CH or Guide button to open the channel guide and use the remote’s directional pad to navigate to the number corresponding to the channel you want to watch (e.g., 1008 for NBC News Now).

Some of NBC’s classic programs are available to stream on Samsung TV Plus on-demand. You can access these titles (and 1000s more) by pressing the Down D-Pad button and going to the Discover tab.

You can also watch the NBC news channels on your Samsung Galaxy mobile or tablet via the Samsung TV Plus app preloaded on your device. If it isn’t there, head to the Galaxy Store or Play Store to download it (Android 8.0 and above). Non-Samsung Android devices aren’t officially supported.

Those who don’t have a Samsung TV can cast the live channels (and on-demand content) via the TV Plus mobile app to a Chromecast-enabled TV or streaming media player on the same network. And in the US, one can also access the service’s offerings via the official samsungtvplus.com website.

Note you don’t need any subscription or even have to create an account to stream your favorite channels, shows, and movies on Samsung TV Plus.

Other Ways to Watch NBC Channel on Samsung TV

NBC is a free-to-air broadcast channel, so the easiest way to watch it on your Samsung TV without a cable or streaming subscription is by setting up a digital OTA (over-the-air) antenna, e.g., 1byone Amplified TV Antenna and Mohu Leaf 30.

Provided you live close to a TV tower with good signal reception (use FCC’s DTV Reception Maps tool to confirm so), you should be able to tune in to not only your local NBC affiliate but also other broadcast networks, i.e., ABC, CBS, FOX, etc.

Alternatively, sign up for the monthly or annual Premium Plus plan on NBC’s streaming counterpart, Peacock, for streaming access to your local NBC station on your compatible Samsung Smart TV (2017 or later).

Even the standard Premium tier gives you access to the latest episodes of your favorite NBC and Bravo shows and live sports broadcasts – along with 50+ ad-supported streaming channels featuring content from all across the NBCUniversal network. That’s on top of Peacock’s growing library of on-demand shows, films, and originals.

Live TV streaming providers, such as DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, FuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV, also offer NBC and the majority of its sister channels, plus dozens more with their monthly subscription packages, which are usually cheaper than cable and satellite TV contracts and bundle far more benefits.

Tuning Out

Whether it’s the latest episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, Chicago P.D., or yet another NFL regular-season weekend with Sunday Night Football, unfortunately, you can’t dive into the NBC on Samsung TV Plus just yet.

However, you can at least find NBC News Now and your local NBC-affiliate news station on the service, as we’ve discussed in this guide in detail.

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