CNBC Plus review

CNBC Plus is a relatively new service from CNBC. The compelling reason to subscribe to this service is that you get access to over 30,000 videos.

CNBC PlusThere are two sections: On Demand and Live streaming. The live streaming is pretty self-explanatory – you tune in to CNBC as if you’re using a TV. (click to view the whole screen)

The “On demand” section provides you with access to shows you’ve missed. Or at least, that’s the theory. In practice, I wasn’t able to find a particular show I wanted to see again. It could be a search issue – the search is a FAR cry from Google Video.

The search results seem totally irrelevant - probably for lack of good meta data describing the video. You can still select from 10 or topical channels like Global stories, US stories, Europe stories, etc.

Is it worth $14 a month? I’d say it depends if you have easy access to CNBC or not. The videos are a bit slow and you’ll have a hard time to find a specific show you’ve missed. Till the end of June, CBNC has a special offer – $9.99 per month, so if it sounds like a deal – hurry up.


4 Responses to “CNBC Plus review”

  1. 1 Ryan Gomes

    I need wireless data collection software for my blackberry and Motorola. It needs to support drop down menus, gps, check boxes, maybe capture photos, bar coding, and wireless inspection form. If anyone ever heard of something like that can you please help me out. Thanks!!!

  2. 2 bri

    i am having real trouble trying to save streaming videos from cnbc plus on demand. with a firefox plug in i can normally get the flash files easily but cnbc plus will not load in firefox …only internet explorer.

    similarly keepvid etc simply report an error.

    any ideas?

  3. 3 bri

    having probs saving the on demand videos, principally because cnbc plus (on demand) will not load into firefox. any ideas?

  4. 4 bri

    apologies…my first submission only surfaced after I had submitted my second!

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