The 2018 Winter Olympics are here. Or, in PyeongChang, South Korea, actually. Most likely, you‘re not there. That’s just as well, because the games are expected to be bone-chilling—the coldest Olympics in decades.
Aside from the comfort factor, there’s another great reason to stream at home: You have the access to live footage from the best seats in the house—over 2,400 hours of coverage, distributed between coverage on NBC, NBCSN, NBCOlympics.com, the NBC Sports app, CNBC, USA, and Telemundo.
So you’re not limited to seeing just marquee events during primetime NBC coverage—you can watch any of the Olympics’ 102 events. Wanna go really deep on Biathlon? You can do just that. But how?
If you subscribe to cable TV: You have it easy. Aside from the 176 hours that will be shown on NBC, including the Opening Ceremony (Friday, Feb. 9, 6 a.m. EST live; taped repeat, 8 p.m. EST), you can see every event on NBCSN, CNBC, USA, and Olympic Channel. For a guide of what’s on when, go here. You can also watch on your computer (via nbcolympics.com), or phone, tablet, or connected TV via the NBC Sports app (free; itunes.apple.com; play.google.com). You’ll need your login information for your cable provider to watch, though in some cases your subscription will be detected automatically.
If you subscribe to broadband internet but not cable TV: You could try one of the growing numbers of live TV-streaming subscription services, including PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Now, FuboTV, SlingTV, YouTube TV, and CenturyLink Stream, all of which include coverage from most local NBC affiliates. (Double check what coverage exists in your area on the services’ websites first.) The price range for the most basic streaming services runs from $25 to $40 or more a month, and several offer weekly or monthly trials.
If you want to catch every glimpse of Shaun White broadcast, you could, theoretically, string together one or two free trials that would span until the Closing Ceremony on Feb. 25. Just saying.
If you have too much going on in your life to watch the Olympics on TV:
You could just follow the most interesting athletes’ shenanigans on Instagram.
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