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How To Watch NBC’s Live Stream From Any Location

By Lyn Atwood / January 21, 2017 / Tags: ,

Here’s how to watch NBC live online from any city in the US — not just its available areas.

Watch NBC live stream from any location

Want to watch NBC’s live stream, but don’t live in one of the areas where it’s available? Then read on. You can get access to the NBC live stream from anywhere. Here’s what to do.

STEP 1) Get a 30-day trial of ExpressVPN

To watch the NBC live stream from any city  you need to bypass their location detectors. The way to do this is with a VPN. A VPN will route your connection through a secure server, thus “tricking” NBC into thinking you’re in an approved area to watch its live stream.

As long as you’re connected through a VPN, you can gain instant, unlimited access to live stream all of NBC’s programming. Note that you will still need to log in with your TV provider. This is a workaround for the live stream location restrictions only.

Unblock content with ExpressVPN
Services like ExpressVPN let users bypass location restrictions on websites like NBC.

ExpressVPN is a great VPN to test out because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. It’s a favorite for streaming TV because it delivers a five-star service all around. It is extremely fast (other VPNs can slow your connection to a maddening crawl), super easy, works on any device, and — even better — just works with no hassle. Plus, right now you can get 3 months extra free with ExpressVPN’s 12-month plan.

Using a VPN has many benefits. First, it’s not only NBC’s live stream you get access to. ExpressVPN works to unblock virtually every website in the world: ABC, CBS, FOX, plus tons of free UK TV channels like the BBC and ITV. It also unblocks Netflix, and other streaming services (Amazon Video, Hulu, Sling TV) so you can watch while abroad. And it’s great for streaming live sports on sites and services around the world. A VPN also prevents ISP throttling. And it’s a highly recommended online privacy and security tool to prevent data theft, spying, and tracking. More about how a VPN works and what you can do with it.

There are some good free VPNs out there, like TunnelBear. But they won’t work to unblock NBC because you can’t choose a city to connect to. You can only choose by country. So you’ll need a VPN with more location options, like ExpressVPN. To get the best deal on ExpressVPN, including 3 months extra for free, pick the 12-month plan ($8.32/month) when you sign up for your trial.

STEP 2) Download the ExpressVPN app

After you sign up for a 30-day trial, download the ExpressVPN app for the device (or devices) you want to use to watch the NBC live stream. They have great apps for every device: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, etc.

ExpressVPN apps for every device

STEP 3) Connect to an ExpressVPN server

Now, use the ExpressVPN app to connect to a secure server. The best servers to use to unblock NBC’s live stream: Los Angeles – 3, Washington DC – 2, and New Jersey – 3.

Unblock US Netflix around the world

STEP 4) Start watching NBC’s live stream

Voila! You can now live stream all your favorite NBC shows, sports, and specials. After you connect to an ExpressVPN server, go to http://www.nbc.com/live and start enjoying the live stream. You’ll immediately have unlimited access after you sign in with your TV provider.

Some tips: Clear the cookies on your device/computer after you connect to an ExpressVPN server. If you have any location services on your device, disable those. If you run into any problems, tech support will troubleshoot your particular device/operating system with you (they’re available 24/7).

Hopefully, NBC will make their live stream available in more cities, and soon. But, until then, this workaround is a simple solution. I hope you enjoy watching NBC online as much as I do.

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