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NBC Sports Gold streaming review: Price and features

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Can this highly specialized streaming service take the gold?

NBC Sports Gold offers a number of tailored sports packages for options like cycling, figure skating and rugby. However, the packages are expensive and it’s not a well-rounded alternative to cable.

Details

Service typeOn-demand streaming
Sports
Free trialNo
Pricing starts at$19.99
Lock-in contractNo

NBC Sports Gold Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Personalized choices for specific sports packages.
  • Live and on-demand options.
  • Select content for certain sports not even available on cable.

Cons

  • Expensive option that does little to rival cable.
  • Users often complain about problems with the app.
  • Premier League Pass controversial in the soccer community.

What features does NBC Sports Gold offer?

NBC Sports Gold offers live and on-demand streaming for several professional sports, plus on-the-go watching and exclusive content.

NBC Sports Gold package options

There are 14 package options for NBC Sports Gold viewers, each offering content for different sports. Some of the top-tier options include the PGA tour live package for golf, the Premier League package for soccer and the Track Pass package for racing. You can also purchase more than one package, though the site recommends purchasing them one at a time.

Live and on-demand streaming

Many matches and games are live, while some are only available on-demand. If you miss a game, on-demand options might also be available, as in the case of Premier League matches, which are available at 9 p.m. EST on the same day.

On-the-go streaming

Streaming is available on TVs, tablets, laptops and on mobile devices, so you can take your sport of choice with you wherever you go.

Exclusive content

NBC Sports Gold promises exclusive content for a number of sports that can’t be found on TV. It also promises the subscription will be able to “complement” your cable viewing, though you don’t need a cable subscription to subscribe.

What devices is NBC Sports Gold compatible with?

NBC Sports Gold is compatible with a number of devices, including mobile and stationary options like web browsers, phones, tablets and TVs. Though compatible with Roku, the service will not provide OS updates for Giga, Paolo and Jackson in the future. NBC Sports is available on certain gaming consoles like the PS4. And while it offers some Gold content, the Gold app itself is not available on these devices.

  • Smart TV devices
    • Apple TV (Gen 4)
    • Roku
    • Amazon Fire TV
    • AndroidTV
    • Chromecast
    • Xfinity X1
    • Xfinity Flex
  • Mobile devices
    • iOS
    • Android

How much does NBC Sports Gold cost?

NBC Sports Gold can cost as much as $84.99 or $19.99 a year, depending on which sports you choose. You may also want to bundle packages to get access to more than one sport.

PackagePrice annuallyAd-freeWhat’s includedLive or on-demand content
PGA Tour Live$9.99 monthly or $64.99 annuallyNo
  • Exclusive coverage
  • Access to the leaderboard
  • Round recaps
Live
Premier League- Matchday Pass$34.99No
  • Minimum 4 live matches per club
  • live content only
Live
Premier League- Premier League Pass$54.99 Yes
  • Minimum 4 live matches per club
  • All 380 matches on demand
  • Exclusive content like highlights, previews and classic matches
Both
TrackPass: All-Access$4.99 monthly or $44.99 annuallyNo
  • NASCAR
  • ARCA
  • Grassroots
  • American Flat Track racing series
  • IMSA events
Live
Cycling Pass$34.99No (Except for classic options like 2019’s Tour de France)
  • Competitive cycling matches
  • UCI Championships
  • Tour de France
Both for certain options
Premier Lacrosse League PassFirst Draft Pick Game: $5.99
Premier Lacrosse League Pass: $9.99 annually
Championship
Game: $5.99
Yes, with Premier Lacrosse League Pass
  • Premier Lacrosse League matches
  • Exclusive interviews and content
Both
Rugby Pass$79.99 annuallyYes
  • Premiership Rugby League championships and tournament
Both
Speed Skating Pass$19.99Yes
  • Speed skating and short track
  • World Cups and World Championships
Both
Snow Pass$69.99Yes
  • Alpine skiing
  • Ski jumping
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Biathalon
  • World Cup coverage
Both
Blazers Pass$34.99, only available in Blazers territoryNo
  • 15 Trail Blazers games
  • Replays
Both
Supercross Pass$74.99Yes
  • Entire Supercross season
Both
Pro Motorcross Package$89.99Yes
  • Entire Supercross season, plus pro motorcross
Both
Philly Pass$3.99monthly or
$29.99 annually
No
  • Pre and postgame events for Philly teams
  • Exclusive content like parades
Both
Figure Skating Pass$59.99Yes
  • ISU Grand Prix Series
    US Championships
  • ISU World Championships
  • Figure skating and synchronized skating
Both

Coming Soon

Certain options are on the horizon, such as the Indycar Pass, the Promotocross Pass and the Track and Field Pass.

Free trial

There is a free preview, but only for PGA Tour Live. It’s available during the live coverage, and you can enter your email address and create an account to sign up. Free content lasts for 10 minutes.

What can I watch with NBC Sports Gold?

You can watch a number of different sports competitions, matches and exclusive content. Choose your channel based on where your interests lie, but make sure you know what you’re looking for. For example, the Philly Pass offers exclusive pre- and postgame content, but not the games themselves.

How much data does NBC Sports Gold use?

NBC Sports Gold requires a broadband connection with at least 5 Mbps. You should be using the most recent browser available on your computer and an updated Smart TV. However, the NBC Sports website states mobile users can utilize iPhones all the way back to the 5c model, and Androids at 5.0 or greater.

Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Free trial Simultaneous streams Starting price
Hulu + Live TV
7 days
2
$54.99
ESPN+
No
3
$4.99
Sling TV
7 days
3
$30
FuboTV
7 days
2
$54.99
DAZN
No
2
$19.99
WWE Network
30 days
1
$9.99
FITE+
4 days
$4.99
MLB At Bat
7 days
2
$2.99
NBA League Pass
No
5
$28.99
NBC Sports Gold
No
1
$19.99
UFC Fight Pass
No
1
$9.99
NHL.TV
No
1
$24.99
Watch NRL
No
2
Bleacher Report Live
No
2
$9.99
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Expert review

If you absolutely love a particular sport and want as much related content as possible, this could be a helpful option. But most of the content is available through a cable subscription for one price. And since they aren’t offered together in a bundle like with FuboTV, the individual subscriptions can get expensive.

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