By NBC News Digital, LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
MSNBC is your destination for full episodes of your favorite MSNBC shows, including new episodes available the day after they air. Log in with your TV provider account (cable, satellite or telco provider of TV) and open up a whole new way to enjoy MSNBC – anywhere and anytime.
On-demand full episodes of your favorite shows, including:
• The Rachel Maddow Show
• Morning Joe
• Hardball with Chris Matthews
• The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
• All in with Chris Hayes
• Full episode viewing when you sign in with your TV provider account
• Save your favorite shows to your watchlist for quick access to the latest episodes
• Chromecast and AirPlay! You can now start the episodes in the app and stream MSNBC to your TV and Apple TV.
• Free trial – watch up to 3 full episodes of your choice for one month
• Can't finish an episode in one sitting? The app saves your place!
• Special clips, interviews and behind-the-scenes video
• MSNBC program guide
• Facebook, Twitter, and email sharing
What's New in Version 6.1.1
- Bug fixes and performance enhancements
I love MSNBC, but lately...
Streaming live seems to be broken lately. The feed freezes after a minute or so and needs to be reloaded every time. This happens on any device I’ve tried, on multiple networks, so it’s definitely an issue on their end. There was a time when it worked and would stream flawlessly without issue for hours, but some coding or network problems is currently ruining the experience.
The other issue is that TRMS is rarely added to the streamable on demand shows. Of all the shows to forget to add, they somehow miss their most popular show? Seems unlikely, which leads me to believe they simply don’t add it so that fans of Rachel will always tune in live or risk missing a crucial episode. That’s lame. Don’t do that, just give us full on demand functionality while live streaming is broken or many of us may completely miss episodes. Missing an episode of Maddow is akin to skipping a week of class. You may be missing out on critical history that connects to today’s news which is referenced in tomorrow’s episode or next week’s episode. You don’t want to miss an episode of Rachel, and whoever runs the app department for MSNBC is forcing their viewers to miss weeks of class!!
Before all these problems, I’d have given the app 5 stars, but it’s simply half broken lately and I can’t in good faith recommend a broken app.
Now 2 stars (was 3) Fix it!
Running on iPad pro, ios 10.3.3, most recent MSNBC update. Will be watching live for varied amount of time when app freezes, and buffers then pops up an alert that I don't have access via my carrier. I do in fact have said access, and it authenticates when I log in.
Also, other times when I watch live, it will begin buffering, start playing again with the prior 30 sec or so I'd already seen, get to the original buffer begin spot and bounce back again to replay same 30 sec. I have to exit app, then reenter to stop the replay... Until it happens again.
The buffer thing is less often. But, everyday, I get the "Oops! You don't have access via your carrier" message WHILE I'M LOGGED IN VIA MY CARRIER!
Crummy MSNBC app can not stream reliably
Update: MSNBC app asks me to log into my cable provider way too often, like several times a week at least.
MSNBC app does not support video picture in picture, despite all major video apps supporting this.
MSNBC app does not play audio in background or have an audio stream option.
This app is such a terrible blight on a quality news organization. The MSNBC app cannot start streaming reliably at all, it often takes 2-3 minutes to start streaming at all, and the screen goes completely black while it waits, leaving me to wonder if my phone has just locked instead. The. When it finally starts the stream, it will randomly stop, do nothing for a minute or longer and then replay the last minute it had already played, then stop, repeat this already played part again, etc. meanwhile it is eating up several megabytes of data plan.
MSNBC releases multiple updates constantly changing the UI around, but they never fix the huge fundamental streaming bugs.
UGH can not recommend at all.
- Category: News
- Updated: Jul 31, 2017
- Version: 6.1.1
- Size: 86.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: NBC News Digital, LLC
- © 2017 NBC UNIVERSAL
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.