How to Watch NBC on My Laptop

By Jakki Rochelle

The NBC television network is a division of NBCUniversal, and home to several popular TV shows. Although you can't stream NBC's broadcast live on your laptop, you can view episodes of your favorite shows on their website. Besides current TV shows, online originals and older shows, like the A-team, are also available for viewing online. With over 40 shows online, NBC has something available for everyone.

Step 1

Connect your laptop to the Internet. You can do this by using a cable connected to a modem, or by connecting to a wireless network.

Step 2

Go to the NBC website. (See Resources.)

Step 3

Click on the "Watch Video" tab at the top of NBC's page. A list of current and classic shows will appear for you to select from.

Step 4

Click on the show that you wish to watch to go to the show's page.

Step 5

Select the episode that you want to view by clicking on the thumbnail or the episode title. Most primetime show episodes are listed online at 2:00 AM (Pacific time) the night they air on TV, while most late night TV shows are listed online the next day at 9:00 AM.

Tips & Warnings

  • The time it takes for shows to load may vary, due to the speed of your Internet connection and the amount of traffic on the NBC website
  • Some of the online videos on the NBC website are available in High Definition. To view a video in High Definition, you must have an Internet connection speed of at least 1.5 Mbps and a monitor resolution of at least 1024 by 768. To watch a video in HD, simply click "Fullscreen" on the "Size menu" and wait 20 seconds for the video to reach its best quality.
  • If you are having problems viewing a video, it may be due to site congestion. The NBC website is busiest during lunch and early evening hours, so you might want to try avoiding these hours.