NBC Sports Gold streaming review: Price and features
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.
What's in this review?
- NBC Sports Gold Pros and Cons
- What features does NBC Sports Gold offer?
- What devices is NBC Sports Gold compatible with?
- How much does NBC Sports Gold cost?
- What can I watch with NBC Sports Gold?
- How much data does NBC Sports Gold use?
- Compare popular sports streaming services
- Frequently asked questions
NBC Sports Gold Pros and Cons
- Personalized choices for specific sports packages.
- Live and on-demand options.
- Select content for certain sports not even available on cable.
- 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.
Streaming is available on TVs, tablets, laptops and on mobile devices, so you can take your sport of choice with you wherever you go.
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)
- Amazon Fire TV
- Xfinity X1
- Xfinity Flex
- Mobile devices
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.
|Package||Price annually||Ad-free||What’s included||Live or on-demand content|
|PGA Tour Live||$9.99 monthly or $64.99 annually||No||Live|
|Premier League- Matchday Pass||$34.99||No||Live|
|Premier League- Premier League Pass||$54.99||Yes||Both|
|TrackPass: All-Access||$4.99 monthly or $44.99 annually||No||Live|
|Cycling Pass||$34.99||No (Except for classic options like 2019’s Tour de France)||Both for certain options|
|Premier Lacrosse League Pass||First Draft Pick Game: $5.99|
Premier Lacrosse League Pass: $9.99 annually
|Yes, with Premier Lacrosse League Pass||Both|
|Rugby Pass||$79.99 annually||Yes||Both|
|Speed Skating Pass||$19.99||Yes||Both|
|Blazers Pass||$34.99, only available in Blazers territory||No||Both|
|Pro Motorcross Package||$89.99||Yes||Both|
|Philly Pass||$3.99monthly or|
|Figure Skating Pass||$59.99||Yes||Both|
Certain options are on the horizon, such as the Indycar Pass, the Promotocross Pass and the Track and Field Pass.
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.
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Frequently asked questions
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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.