These days, it seems like a new streaming service pops up every time you take a breath. It can be challenging to not only pick a service you’re happy with but also one that offers your favorite channels that you love. Luckily, if you own a smart TV from Samsung, you’ve probably got their service built-in. Samsung TV Plus does come with ads, but it’s a free service that’s pre-loaded onto most of their modern TVs. Of course, not every channel is included in every service, but Samsung TV Plus boasts a huge number of channels; you’re guaranteed to find something to pique your interest. Unfortunately, if you’re a fan of NBC, we have some bad news. Most of the network’s programming isn’t available on the service. However, some select channels are. In this article, we’ll give you all the channel numbers for the NBC network on Samsung TV Plus.
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Where is NBC On Samsung TV Plus?
Unfortunately, the main NBC channel isn’t available on Samsung TV Plus, and most other channels from the network aren’t either. If you’re looking for channels like Bravo, Peacock, Oxygen, or SYFY, you won’t find them here. But you can tune into NBC News or their Spanish channel, Telemundo. See the table below for channel numbers, depending on your location.
|Channel Name||Channel Number|
|NBC Bay Area News||1035|
|NBC Boston News||1035|
|NBC Chicago News||1035|
|NBC Connecticut News||1035|
|NBC Dallas Fort Worth News||1035|
|NBC Los Angeles News||1035|
|NBC New York News||1036|
|NBC Philadelphia News||1035|
|NBC San Diego News||1035|
|NBC South Florida News||1035|
|NBC Washington, DC News||1035|
|NBC News NOW||1008|
|WWBT NBC12 News||1035|
|Telemundo Al Día||1253|
History of NBC
NBC is in fact the oldest network in the U.S., which kind of explains its rather self-explanatory name (National Broadcasting Network). As a collaboration between RCA Corporation, Westinghouse Electric, and AT&T, NBC was dreamt up in 1926 first and foremost as an informational service.
This intention wouldn’t last for long, though. The network soon enjoyed success with its entertainment-based radio shows such as The Jack Benny Program and Amos ‘n’ Andy. NBC began its foray into television broadcasting in the late 1930s but trailed behind CBS in terms of ratings. The popularity of NBC would rise in the 1950s as it implemented coast-to-coast broadcasting and pioneered both color television and videotape recording of a broadcast. NBC continued its innovation with shows like Today and The Tonight Show, which still air to this day.
Interest in NBC’s radio programs declined through the following decades as the network focused more on TV programming. Although NBC lagged behind both CBS and ABC at the start of the 1980s, a renewed focus on the sitcom format helped catapult NBC’s success. Household favorites such as Cheers, Seinfeld, and The Cosby Show helped define the era, and Friends followed soon after. NBC was never a one-trick pony, though. Dramas like ER and Law & Order and news channels such as MSNBC rounded out the NBC lineup. Comcast bought out NBC in 2009, and the network has continued to experience ups and downs in its ratings. But thanks to The Blacklist, Chicago PD, The Voice, and other hit shows, NBC has enjoyed an appreciable amount of time as the top-rated network.
How Can I Watch NBC On Samsung TV Plus?
While you can’t strictly watch NBC through the Samsung TV Plus platform, there is a way to tune in on your Samsung smart TV. All you need to do is go to the Smart Hub. Then, search for the NBC app in the “Apps” menu. Download the app, and you can catch up with the shows you love and stream live. This app store also offers more great content like on the ESPN app. However, you’ll need a subscription to watch ESPN+.