How to Activate MSNBC (NBC News) on your Firestick to Watch MSNBC Live – Updated

This post will show how to install and activate the MSNBC app (NBC News) on Firestick. The activation steps provided in this guide work on FireStick 4K, Fire TV Stick Lite, FireStick 4K, Fire Cube, New 4K Max, and older Firestick devices.

MSNBC is an American news-based television channel owned by NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast, and provides news coverage and political commentary.

In addition to its television broadcasts, MSNBC has a significant online presence. The channel provides videos and live streaming on its MSNBC TV app, making its content accessible to viewers across various streaming platforms.

To watch MSNBC live on your Firestick TV, you must have a subscription to a streaming service that offers MSNBC, or you can sign in with your cable provider credentials.

If you have a subscription to NBC News, install the MSNBC News app from the Amazon App Store, activate your device at, and watch the most popular cable news channels in the United States.

Things to Consider

You need a few things ready beforehand to stream MSNBC on Fire TV Stick. Take a look here –

  • High-speed internet connection for uninterrupted streaming.
  • Sign-in details with your TV provider. (If you don’t have a participating cable TV provider, you can’t watch MSNBC.)
  • A compatible Firestick device.
  • A second device to complete the activation process.

How to Install & Activate MSNBC on Firestick/ Fire TV

Since MSNBC doesn’t have a standalone app, you will have to install the NBS News app to stream MSNBC on Firestick.

Let’s get started with the activation process below.

  • You need to turn on your Fire TV.
  • Go to the home screen by pressing the Home icon on the remote.
  • Then navigate to the Find section.
  • Look for the NBC News app using the search option.
  • The search results should bring the app to the screen.
  • Install the app by clicking the Get button.
  • Return to the home screen to launch the NBC News app on Fire TV.
  • Inside the app, follow the on-screen prompts to get a unique activation code.
  • Save the code before accessing the activation URL – on another device.
  • Here, you need to enter the code and click the Continue button.
  • Enter the sign-in details provided by your cable operator.
  • The system will verify the details.

Once confirmed, you are ready to stream MSNBC news on your Fire TV.

How to Watch MSNBC on Fire TV without Cable

“Can I watch MSNBC on Firestick without cable?”

The answer is YES. Make sure you subscribe to a streaming service to watch what you like. Here are some of the streaming services that offer MSNBC News.

  1. Sling TV: Sling TV has different plans like Sling Blue or Sling Orange to stream MSNBC. You can subscribe to its Orange and Blue plan at just $50 per month and enjoy several other channels.
  2. YouTube TV: You can live stream MSNBC on Fire TV via YouTube TV. If you haven’t subscribed yet, start with a free trial offer. After the free trial, you will be charged $64.99 per month (base subscription). Apart from MSNBC content, you can enjoy YouTube Originals.
  3. Hulu Plus Live TV: You can subscribe to Hulu + Live TV for $64.99 monthly to watch MSNBC. You get to stream 70+ channels with the cloud DVR feature along with your preferred channel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I find the MSNBC app on Fire TV?

There’s no dedicated app for MSNBC. Instead, you need to install the NBC News app to watch MSNBC on Firestick.

Is MSNBC Free?

You will require the sign-in details with your TV provider.

Can I watch MSNBC on Firestick without cable?

To watch MSNBC without cable, subscribe to a streaming service (DirecTV Stream, YouTube TV, Sling TV, etc.).

About Mark Spencer

I am a technical writer with over five years of experience in the tech industry. I have a passion for explaining complex technical concepts in a clear and concise way. I am also skilled in using various technical writing tools and techniques. Here at, I am responsible for writing and editing user documentation for activating different channels and services on Amazon Firestick TV.

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