NBC O&Os launch live TV Everywhere viewing, Android and iOS apps

TV Everywhere access to live NBC programming has finally arrived, provided you live in a metropolitan area close to one of the conglomerate's owned and operated stations.

After making VOD content available for PCs in December, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations has enabled live, authenticated programming not only for notebooks and desktops, but also for Android and Apple tablets and smartphones via newly introduced apps.

The app can be downloaded from the websites of NBC O&Os, as well as Google Play and the iTunes Store.

Available content includes local programming, primetime and late night network shows, syndicated fare and network news. Of course, due to NFL restrictions, Sunday Night Football isn't available for live streaming.

NBC O&Os just debuted authenticated streaming on PCs in December. But the live streaming and mobile apps are new.

In addition to live streaming, the apps include access to an extensive VOD library of NBC shows, including The A Team, Miami Vice and Knight Rider.

NBC's stations aren't necessarily ahead of the curve. ABC O&Os introduced live programming access some time ago

For more:
- read this Broadcasting & Cable story
- read this Engadget story

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