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We love watching the Olympics around here and since we don’t have cable being able to stream it is the only way we can watch it. If you’re in the same boat as us here are several ways you can stream the Olympics.
Ways to Stream the 2018 Winter Olympics
NBC Sports App:
-The app gives you access to 1,800 hours of live streaming and video-on-demand coverage, including athlete profiles and features, full-event replays and short-form highlights.
-Available across desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TV (Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV + More). Get it through iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Comcast X1, and select Samsung devices.
-You will need to have access to basic cable to get the full coverage. You can ask a family member or friend for their log-in. Most cable companies will let you share a log in with up to 5 people. (Network log-ins that qualify are Comcast, DirecTv, Dish, Time Warner Cable, U-verse, and more.)
-If you can’t get a cable log in you can still watch replays, highlights, and featured clips, and filter the videos by sport and athlete on the app.
Use free trail periods for Sling & PlayStation Vue:
–Sling and PlayStation Vue allow a 7-day free trial for new customers (you do not need a PlayStation to sign up for PlayStation Vue). Use both services back to back to get 2 weeks for free access to the Olympics. Just be sure to cancel on day 7 to avoid paying for these services.
-These both give you the credentials to log-in to the NBC app for full coverage (see above).
If you want to pay for these services:
Sling: $25 a month on the Sling Blue subscription, stream 40+ channels including NBC, NBC Sports, USA, AMC, and Bravo live, from any device. This package supports up to three streams at the same time.
PlayStation Vue: you can subscribe to Access ($40 per month) for basic NBC programming. You can even record live TV programs by adding your favorite shows to “My Shows.”
For free highlight videos:
-If you’re ok with just seeing highlights you can checkout the NBC Olympics and Olympics Facebook pages or the Olympic Youtube channel for free highlight videos. These would be available the day after they have gone live so be aware of that.
Use an antennae:
-Buy an HDTV Antenna for just $17.99 to get access to several local channels.
-You’ll get access to local and primetime NBC broadcasts. This will not cover full events and will be what they cherry pick from the highlights (the way we watched the olympics as children).
-Service and stations will vary depending on your location.
What is the sport you’re most excited to watch during the 2018 Winter Olympics?