NBC Sports is a broadcasting network that originated in the United States. The network broadcasts different sporting events like NASCAR, the French open, and even NFL. NBC Sports also broadcasts the Olympic Games. Hence, it is quite understandable that the network is high in demand within its fan base. The NBC Sports network also provide their broadcasting services through a website and mobile application. But, since the last few months, many NBC Sports users have been dealing with an “NBC Sports authentication error”. Read this article to know how to get rid of the error.
This authentication error has left even the most technologically inclined audience perplexed. The error is a notification that pops up when viewers try to watch content that should be available to them, based on their account and active subscriptions. More and more people have started encountering this error on the network. This poses a demand for either a fix or a workaround for the viewers to enjoy their favorite sporting event. But before that, let’s go through the possible reasons for the authentication error on the NBC Sports app or website.
Possible reasons for NBC sports authentication error:
The most common and probable reason for the authentication error can be the change in the account’s region or the device used. If you’ve just returned from a place that isn’t your home network, the chances are that the application is not acknowledging that you have returned to your home network. Hence, the authentication error. Either that or there might be a technical issue with the server.
Another possible scenario for the authentication error to arise is trying to access the content that comes with a paid subscription. Even though a lot of the content on NBC Sports is free to watch and only requires the user to sign in, there can also be some exclusive content or a featured event that might need an active subscription to watch. If you have an active subscription, and still aren’t gaining access to the content you’re entitled to, then follow the fixes and workarounds mentioned below to help your situation.
How to fix/workaround NBC sports authentication error:
1) First and foremost, try to uninstall and reinstall the application. If you’re using a browser, clear all the cache and/or cookies from the browser.
2) You can also try changing your device or the browser used for signing in. This can eliminate the chance of any browser setting interfering with the authentication process.
3) If you have tried accessing your NBC Sports account from a different location before, try clearing the browsing data from the device you used while away from your home network. Also, turn on the location service of your device, and connect your device to the local network through your device settings.
4) If these don’t work switch off your modem (unplug it) and wait for a few minutes. Switch it back on and authenticate using your credentials.
The fixes and workarounds mentioned above should get the job done. If the problem still persists, you can try contacting the official NBC Sports network support or your ISP.