NBC only offers free online streaming of its broadcasts to those who are already cable or satellite subscribers. Live online streaming is not available to non-subscribers, however, viewers can watch full episodes of select shows online for free after they air via NBC.com.
In December 2014, NBC announced that it would start streaming live television online. Unlike many of its competitors, however, the broadcaster does not charge a subscription fee. Users of the service can stream live NBC TV on computers, smartphones or tablets.
All viewers, including those who do not have a cable or satellite provider, can watch full episodes of many popular shows on NBC's website for free. Available shows, as of April 2015, include "Saturday Night Live," "NBC Nightly News," "Tonight Show: Jimmy Fallon" and "Days of Our Lives."