Breaking News, Live, Politics

NBC News Digital, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • Free


The MSNBC app is your destination to get the latest breaking news and in-depth analysis through commentary and informed perspectives – anytime and anywhere. Watch live or catch up with full episodes of your favorite MSNBC shows the day after they air, including:

• The Rachel Maddow Show
• Morning Joe
• Hardball with Chris Matthews
• All In with Chris Hayes
• The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
• The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
• Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace
• MTP Daily with Chuck Todd
• The Beat with Ari Melber
• AM Joy with Joy Reid
• PoliticsNation with Rev. Al Sharpton

Get started by signing in with your TV subscription (cable, satellite or digital). The MSNBC app supports most TV providers, including DirecTV, Xfinity, Spectrum, AT&T, and Verizon.

Sign up for an NBCUniversal profile within the app using your Facebook, Google, or email account to sync your favorite shows across our family of apps and to continue watching progress across all your devices. You’ll also receive three credits to watch episodes for free before signing in with your TV provider.


Watch Your Way

• Watch the latest episodes of new MSNBC shows the day after they air on TV.
• Livestream and schedule available 24/7 when signed in with your TV provider.
• Chromecast and AirPlay compatible. Start episodes in the app and stream to your TV.
• Can't finish an episode in one sitting? The app saves your place so that you can resume watching later.
• Mark shows as your Favorites for quick access to the latest episodes.

Explore NBCUniversal Content

• Access to VOD and Live content across all of the NBC family of networks (NBC, CNBC, Bravo, • Oxygen, USA, Syfy, E!, Universal Kids, Telemundo and NBC Universo).
• New Full episodes available the day after air.
• Live stream and schedule available 24/7 when authenticated (does not include UniKids, Telemundo, or Universo).
• Substantial catalog of recent favorites and throwback favorites available to watch without authenticating.

TV Provider Access

• Sign in with your TV subscription to gain access to the entire catalog of VOD & Live content.

NBCUniversal Profile

• Create an NBCUniversal Profile to favorite and save shows across all your devices.
• Resume watching your favorite shows where you left off on any device.


Please note: Use of the app is limited to the United States and its territories. Video is accessible via 3G, 4G, LTE and Wi-Fi networks. Data charges may apply.

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What’s New

Version 7.36

Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
16.8K Ratings

16.8K Ratings

ccjnc1 ,

Almost perfect, except for....

I watch MSNBC every day, sometimes I have it on all day, and the app lets me watch it while I’m away from home.
App works very well EXCEPT that it freezes frequently and usually I can’t get it to unfreeze. Sometimes, after several minutes, it will begin to play again on its own but usually it stays stuck. I then have to go back to the MSNBC Home page, select Live TV and hope it will play correctly. In the meantime I’ll have missed part of the program.
And sometimes, when a live program has frozen, it won’t let me go back to the MSNBC Home page at all and I actually have to turn my device off, then back on, select the MSNBC app... and start all over. This is very annoying and such a pain that I often just quit watching - which is certainly not what I want to do! But when a live program has frozen twice, or more, during a single viewing, it is just too aggravating and frustrating to go through the process of trying to get it to unfreeze and restart. Grrrrrrr!

Eddie Štolen ,

Apple TV app just got worse. Just watch the live channel.

There’s always been times when the app freezes, there’s never been a rewind feature, there’s been several times when the app flat out crashes, and while it’s the only app with which I have those issues with, I still use it because it’s still slightly more convenient when switching between streaming services to choose what to watch. But this new redesign DOES NOTHING to fix those issues, and then tags on a forced “highlights” feature that automatically kicks in after an hour or so and switches from live broadcast to short clips of earlier programming. There’s no way to disable this function that’s been added for seemingly no reason, and with all the other issues it makes the app not worth using over the regular cable tv channel. (I leave this here because it’s not possible through the Apple TV. )

Más for the iPhone and iPad apps, they’ve taken away the screen in screen functions, you can no longer watch the news while working on something else, keeping you from multitasking.

You would think with as good as their advertising revenue is they would have a better app/streaming budget and would be working on making things better, but instead the apps just keep getting worse, like their app developer secretly works for Fox.

MyGirlz#1Mom ,

I'm so glad this app exists!

We spend much time in areas we can't get satellite, so we rely on streaming when we are in the RV. App support was very helpful when I couldn't watch live on my iPad, and they made it possible. My only complaint is how long it takes to get episodes up on the app. Since we are on the west coast, Morning Joe is over by the time we get up, so we can't watch live. We can stream on you tube, each hour is available almost as soon as it has finished playing. I'd love if MSNBC would break the program up into hour-long blocks and make all available on the app sooner. I don't know why the whole show isn't available, instead of just a fraction. I always (mostly) enjoy the variety of speakers in the program and you are short changing the viewers by not having the whole show availability. I'd much rather watch the whole thing on MSNBC than some random Chinese channel on you tube.

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