For those looking to stream content on the NBC Sports App, here is all you need to know. We’ll cover technical questions, streaming A’s games, the NBC Sports app itself, and more.
If you have any technical questions regarding streaming content, please refer to our FAQ page at https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/basic-page/live-stream-faqs. There, you’ll find answers to common inquiries. If your question isn’t addressed, feel free to email us at [email protected].
Streaming A’s Games
Are you wondering how to stream A’s games? If you are an NBC Sports California subscriber through a participating video provider and reside in an area where you can access in-market A’s games on NBC Sports California, you have two options: you can go to www.nbcsportscalifornia.com/AthleticsStream on your desktop or use the NBC Sports app (TV Everywhere). However, if your provider hasn’t made TV Everywhere available yet, you won’t be able to authenticate and stream the content. In that case, please contact your provider to inquire about accessing the game stream.
The NBC Sports App
The NBC Sports app is NBC Sports Group’s platform for live streaming. It allows you to watch content on desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.
Cost to Download
We’re happy to share that downloading the NBC Sports app is completely free. With “TV Everywhere” functionality, the app enhances your subscription service, giving you more value at no extra cost.
Verifying/Authorizing Your Video Provider Account
If you’re an NBC Sports California subscriber through a participating video provider, follow these steps to verify/authenticate your account:
- Select your video provider when prompted.
- Enter your username and password, just like you would when paying your bill online.
- Tick the “remember me” option for your convenience. This will save you from having to log in repeatedly.
If you don’t have an online account with your video provider or can’t recall your login credentials, please reach out to your provider for assistance. If you already have login credentials, there’s no need to create a new account. However, if you haven’t registered with your video provider before, you’ll need to do so using a valid email address. For more guidance, please contact your video provider.
Forgot Your Username and/or Password?
Most video providers offer simple ways to retrieve or reset your password. Contact your video provider to learn more about their password recovery process.
Missing Video Provider
We’re actively working on adding more video providers to ensure that all NBC Sports California viewers have access to TV Everywhere. If your provider isn’t listed, please express your interest in receiving this service to your provider. Stay tuned for updates as we regularly update our list of participating distributors.
Connected TV Device Access
Yes, you can access live streams of A’s games on NBC Sports California via the NBC Sports app on connected TV devices. Before you can stream, you’ll need to authenticate your subscription. The NBC Sports app is available on various platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, select Samsung devices, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
Streaming A’s Games while Traveling
Currently, streaming A’s games while out of town is not available. However, if you’re traveling within the NBC Sports California A’s territory, you’ll be able to stream the games.
Territorial Blackout Restrictions
Just like televised A’s games on NBC Sports California, availability of games via TV Everywhere is subject to territorial blackout restrictions. Unfortunately, this means that some viewers may experience blackouts based on their location.
Different Technical and Security Requirements for MLB Content
MLB content has different technical and security requirements compared to NBA or NHL games. As a result, you may encounter occasional differences in your streaming experience.
Local Market Blackouts on Desktop Computers
In some cases, when using a shared, out-of-state wireless or internet service provider, your desktop may be registered as out of state, resulting in a blackout even when you’re in your local market. This is due to territory blackout restrictions. If you believe this is an error or have other technical questions, please follow the “tech question” escalation process outlined earlier.
NBC Sports Regional Network and NBC Sports Content
Certain event clips, highlights, and expert commentary are accessible without a video provider subscription. You can visit www.nbcsports.com or your regional network’s website to enjoy this content.
Now that you’re equipped with all the information about in-market streaming on the NBC Sports App, you can enjoy A’s games and more right at your fingertips. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Happy streaming!