NBC today announced an update for its Android and iOS television-viewing apps that brings live streaming to select areas of the country along with a small but robust catalog of the network’s classic series offerings (via Engadget).
Following in the footsteps of the Watch ABC app that introduced to users the ability to live stream the channel on their mobile device, NBC’s new update brings a similar function to their app, with a few hindrances.
Like ABC’s app, the live streaming functionality is available only in areas where the network owns the local station, meaning some areas may not be able to fully take advantage of the new live streaming feature at all. This is in addition to the usual cable or satellite provider subscription account needed to access normal streaming functionality, as well.
What’s New in Version 3.0
* Live video stream of NBC programming available for cable/satellite subscribers in select markets.
* Expanded full-episode library of classic NBC shows available, including The A-Team, Miami Vice, Kojak, Battlestar Galactica, The Incredible Hulk, Knight Rider and more!
On the other side of the update, NBC is bringing back a handful of classic series – from Airwolf to Miami Vice and The Incredible Hulk – with full episodes and seasons available right next to their modern line-up. Unlike the current shows, these throwback episodes don’t require a satellite or cable subscription log-in to watch, so arguably anyone could download the free app and check them out.