Watch NBC prime TV free on your BlackBerry Storm

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BlackBerry Storm video

Everything looks beautiful on the BlackBerry Storm. At WES, many of the booths were demo’ing their products on the Storm because the combination of a big screen and smooth UI, makes for the best way to showcase your application. Video is stunning on this device and I found a good post explaining how to get NBC prime television streamed to your device for free.

Just visit http://m.nbc.com/fullepisodes.shtml

If the link does not work, visit m.nbc.com

Shows include The Office, 30 Rock, Crusoe, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, Kath and Ki, Knight Rider, Lipstick Jungle, My Own Worst Enemy, The Biggest Looser and more.

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  • yada

    I think the BlackBerry Browser only exists on your device if you’re a BES user — at least, that was the only time I had that browser option on my vzw Storm.

  • yada

    Just tried it using Bolt and got the same 403 error, so I’m thinking it’s VZW, not browser configuration.

  • yada

    Just tried it using Bolt and got the same 403 error, so I’m thinking it’s VZW, not browser configuration.

  • http://twitter.com/NicBall/statuses/1787742955 NicBall (Nic Ball)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: Watch NBC prime TV free on your BlackBerry Storm http://bit.ly/wlOu5 @myen

  • Fuz

    Hey Richard, tried you suggestion, not working.

    I went to configure browser and the only one that shows in the drop down is “internet browser”

    I can’t select BB browser. I’ve seen it before, but now I can’t. I’m running 141 btw.

  • Fuz

    Hey Richard, tried you suggestion, not working.

    I went to configure browser and the only one that shows in the drop down is “internet browser”

    I can’t select BB browser. I’ve seen it before, but now I can’t. I’m running 141 btw.

  • DavidB

    Pretty poorly researched article if you ask me. If it only worked on Bell that should have been posted. Just dumb to post an article about something available on the Storm and it isn’t on the largest Storm provider, or only is by jumping through hoops.

  • DavidB

    Pretty poorly researched article if you ask me. If it only worked on Bell that should have been posted. Just dumb to post an article about something available on the Storm and it isn’t on the largest Storm provider, or only is by jumping through hoops.

  • n8

    I understand peoples frustration on this not working right off the bat and felt as if they were mis-lead by the article.
    However like I mentioned above, if you’re fortunate to have a carrier that offers a wap browser, than simply use that rather than the standard browser and it will work. Same thing with youtube videos on 5.0 as well.
    I have it working on a Bold, 8900 and 9530 Storm, so it is possible. Again, verizon isn’t blocking anything. Its the way that the nbc site is reading the device when attempting to bring up the video.
    I don’t have any devices with Verizon service so I can’t do any tweaking or testing to tell you which way to get it to work.
    If the time and effort was spent to play with the settings rather than bitching and complaining, someone would have probably figured it out by noW.
    BTW, love how every ad before it starts playing is a BlackBerry ad. Kind of pointless though since they know we are viewing from a BlackBerry. Wonder if other device users are seeing ads for their phones.

  • n8

    I understand peoples frustration on this not working right off the bat and felt as if they were mis-lead by the article.
    However like I mentioned above, if you’re fortunate to have a carrier that offers a wap browser, than simply use that rather than the standard browser and it will work. Same thing with youtube videos on 5.0 as well.
    I have it working on a Bold, 8900 and 9530 Storm, so it is possible. Again, verizon isn’t blocking anything. Its the way that the nbc site is reading the device when attempting to bring up the video.
    I don’t have any devices with Verizon service so I can’t do any tweaking or testing to tell you which way to get it to work.
    If the time and effort was spent to play with the settings rather than bitching and complaining, someone would have probably figured it out by noW.
    BTW, love how every ad before it starts playing is a BlackBerry ad. Kind of pointless though since they know we are viewing from a BlackBerry. Wonder if other device users are seeing ads for their phones.

  • n8

    I understand peoples frustration on this not working right off the bat and felt as if they were mis-lead by the article.
    However like I mentioned above, if you’re fortunate to have a carrier that offers a wap browser, than simply use that rather than the standard browser and it will work. Same thing with youtube videos on 5.0 as well.
    I have it working on a Bold, 8900 and 9530 Storm, so it is possible. Again, verizon isn’t blocking anything. Its the way that the nbc site is reading the device when attempting to bring up the video.
    I don’t have any devices with Verizon service so I can’t do any tweaking or testing to tell you which way to get it to work.
    If the time and effort was spent to play with the settings rather than bitching and complaining, someone would have probably figured it out by noW.
    BTW, love how every ad before it starts playing is a BlackBerry ad. Kind of pointless though since they know we are viewing from a BlackBerry. Wonder if other device users are seeing ads for their phones.

  • n8

    So since I had a free minute I did some testing.
    Click the image on the left hand side for the episodes, not the text on the right hand side.
    It should work then.
    Let me know.

  • n8

    So since I had a free minute I did some testing.
    Click the image on the left hand side for the episodes, not the text on the right hand side.
    It should work then.
    Let me know.

  • murphythadog

    It magically started working for me around 9pm last night. Not sure if the server was overloaded or if it was in fact a genuine block by “the network”. Weird error if the server was overloaded. You think it would be “we’re busy now please try again later”. Instead of the one everyone was getting that it was blocked.

  • murphythadog

    It magically started working for me around 9pm last night. Not sure if the server was overloaded or if it was in fact a genuine block by “the network”. Weird error if the server was overloaded. You think it would be “we’re busy now please try again later”. Instead of the one everyone was getting that it was blocked.

  • jsngrvn

    Still not working for me what a POS…. dont know about you but tired of half a** products that never work correctly

  • jsngrvn

    Still not working for me what a POS…. dont know about you but tired of half a** products that never work correctly

  • n8

    Sorry about the confusion earlier as well. I am so used to just saying “BlackBerry Browser” because most people just assume its the only browser.
    In my above statement, blackberry browser meant the “internet browser”. The wording BlackBerry Browser will only appear if you are on a BES.
    BTW, on the storm I also was getting the error that Richard was getting about the “an error occurred”, but like I wrote earlier, it worked when I clicked on the picture on the left. Clicking on the text to the right gave me the error.

  • n8

    Sorry about the confusion earlier as well. I am so used to just saying “BlackBerry Browser” because most people just assume its the only browser.
    In my above statement, blackberry browser meant the “internet browser”. The wording BlackBerry Browser will only appear if you are on a BES.
    BTW, on the storm I also was getting the error that Richard was getting about the “an error occurred”, but like I wrote earlier, it worked when I clicked on the picture on the left. Clicking on the text to the right gave me the error.

  • DavidB

    I tried this morning both clicking through the text and clicking through the pictures and same error either way. 9530 running .141 with BIS only.

  • DavidB

    I tried this morning both clicking through the text and clicking through the pictures and same error either way. 9530 running .141 with BIS only.

  • Phreqd

    Works with the Bold on AT&T. I also had to use the WAP browser because I got error messages in my regular browser.

  • Phreqd

    Works with the Bold on AT&T. I also had to use the WAP browser because I got error messages in my regular browser.

  • NA

    Where so I find the WAP browser?

  • NA

    Where so I find the WAP browser?

  • Rob

    I got it to work on a US verizon STORM 9530 by changing the Blackberry browser setting from Blackberry brower to firefox…but the quality isnt that great…nice in a pinch though. It breaks one episode into a bunch of little episodes.

  • Rob

    I got it to work on a US verizon STORM 9530 by changing the Blackberry browser setting from Blackberry brower to firefox…but the quality isnt that great…nice in a pinch though. It breaks one episode into a bunch of little episodes.

  • Rob

    For all US Verizon Storm 9530 users try this:
    I went into the “Blackberry Browser” Then i hit the menu button and went to options. I opened “Browser Configuration” I then went down to “Browser Identification” and changed it from Blackberry Browser to Firefox. Saved and went back and it worked like a charm.

  • Rob

    For all US Verizon Storm 9530 users try this:
    I went into the “Blackberry Browser” Then i hit the menu button and went to options. I opened “Browser Configuration” I then went down to “Browser Identification” and changed it from Blackberry Browser to Firefox. Saved and went back and it worked like a charm.

  • yada

    Still nothing. Changing browser identification doesn’t work (tried every option), enabling Javascript doesn’t work, launching in an alternative browser doesn’t work, sacrificing the neighbor’s cat to Cthulu didn’t work. It MUST be Verizon — perhaps whatever Verizon-like thing they’re doing is dependent on which part of their network you’re in? (I’m in Chicago.)

  • yada

    Still nothing. Changing browser identification doesn’t work (tried every option), enabling Javascript doesn’t work, launching in an alternative browser doesn’t work, sacrificing the neighbor’s cat to Cthulu didn’t work. It MUST be Verizon — perhaps whatever Verizon-like thing they’re doing is dependent on which part of their network you’re in? (I’m in Chicago.)

  • yada

    Still nothing. Changing browser identification doesn’t work (tried every option), enabling Javascript doesn’t work, launching in an alternative browser doesn’t work, sacrificing the neighbor’s cat to Cthulu didn’t work. It MUST be Verizon — perhaps whatever Verizon-like thing they’re doing is dependent on which part of their network you’re in? (I’m in Chicago.)

  • joemoeberry

    why the hell would you put up an article about something that doesn’t even work?????????? crackberry wouldnt do that

  • joemoeberry

    why the hell would you put up an article about something that doesn’t even work?????????? crackberry wouldnt do that

  • joemoeberry

    why the hell would you put up an article about something that doesn’t even work?????????? crackberry wouldnt do that

  • Joe1004

    When I try on my Curve, I get “Upgrade to a Blackberry Storm 8330, Blackberry Bold, Blackberry Curve 8330, Blackberry Pearl 8130 and Wi-Fi enabled Blackberry Smartphone and start enjoying full streaming videos from NBC.com.”

    Nice.

  • Joe1004

    When I try on my Curve, I get “Upgrade to a Blackberry Storm 8330, Blackberry Bold, Blackberry Curve 8330, Blackberry Pearl 8130 and Wi-Fi enabled Blackberry Smartphone and start enjoying full streaming videos from NBC.com.”

    Nice.

  • http://www.crackberry.com/ BStorm

    Change your browser to Blackberry Browser from the options, advanced options, browser section.

    Also go to options within your browser and make sure that Blackberry Browser is selected as the browser to be used.

    That did the trick, its working fine now!

  • http://www.crackberry.com BStorm

    Change your browser to Blackberry Browser from the options, advanced options, browser section.

    Also go to options within your browser and make sure that Blackberry Browser is selected as the browser to be used.

    That did the trick, its working fine now!

  • DavidB

    There is no such thing as “Blackberry Browser” on a Verizon Storm with BIS, BStorm. Only “Internet Browser”.

    And still today “Error 403: Forbidden” clicking either the thumbnail pictures or the text links.

    OS 4.7.0.141

  • DavidB

    There is no such thing as “Blackberry Browser” on a Verizon Storm with BIS, BStorm. Only “Internet Browser”.

    And still today “Error 403: Forbidden” clicking either the thumbnail pictures or the text links.

    OS 4.7.0.141

  • Alida

    I had been watching the shows I miss cause of work on my storm for over 2 months and last wee
    k it stopped letting get on that sucks ..I saw a sprint add that said to watch nbc on your mobile so .maybe its NBC or something it did work for a long time so I don’t
    Know something had to happen right?

  • Alida

    I had been watching the shows I miss cause of work on my storm for over 2 months and last wee
    k it stopped letting get on that sucks ..I saw a sprint add that said to watch nbc on your mobile so .maybe its NBC or something it did work for a long time so I don’t
    Know something had to happen right?

  • yada

    OS .148 doesn’t change anything, either: still nothing but 403 errors.

  • yada

    OS .148 doesn’t change anything, either: still nothing but 403 errors.

  • upSetStormUser

    The videos work fine– it’s the viewer that’s incompatible with the Storm. The KMedia player is garbage! Any RealMedia Player will tell you what the video link is. You can then email that link to your phone from your computer and “voila,” you’re back in business. The rub is that the purpose of the mobile phone becomes moot when you have to resort to using the computer to view the video in the first place.

  • upSetStormUser

    The videos work fine– it’s the viewer that’s incompatible with the Storm. The KMedia player is garbage! Any RealMedia Player will tell you what the video link is. You can then email that link to your phone from your computer and “voila,” you’re back in business. The rub is that the purpose of the mobile phone becomes moot when you have to resort to using the computer to view the video in the first place.

  • chris

    Had the same response as post #41, using 8310 curve through at+t. I had an ealier problem last week with youtube as well, unable to view/receive streaming video. Uninstalled some apps and got yt to work. Opera mini 5 was a culprit. Still can’t get nbc or cbs videos to play.

  • chris

    Had the same response as post #41, using 8310 curve through at+t. I had an ealier problem last week with youtube as well, unable to view/receive streaming video. Uninstalled some apps and got yt to work. Opera mini 5 was a culprit. Still can’t get nbc or cbs videos to play.