How To Stream The 2022 Winter Olympics

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It’s hard to believe we’re just after the last major Olympic event in Tokyo, which took place in the summer of 2021. But the XXIV Winter Olympics are officially here, with the opening ceremony kicking off on Friday, February 4.

Whether you’re planning to tune in to Peacock, watch with a cable subscription, find highlights via a streaming service, or hope to find it bundled with your live cord-cutting solution, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know to watch the Olympics. to stream.

How to watch the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics?

Coverage of the opening ceremony will begin on Friday, February 4, starting at 6:30 AM ET / 3:30 AM PT. (Beijing is 13 hours ahead of the East Coast and the event is scheduled for 8 p.m. local time.) The event will be streamed live on NBC and Peacock.

If you miss it, the opening ceremony will be available on-demand on Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, and the NBC Sports app, though the latter options require a cable sign-up.

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Where can I watch individual sports broadcasts?

Peacock’s free level will include clips and highlights. For those who want a more in-depth look at the games — including full event replays and live coverage — you’ll need to pay one of Peacock’s paid tiers: Peacock Premium ($5 per month) or Peacock Premium Plus ($10 per month) .

Viewers can also access coverage of the games through the NBC Sports app and at NBCOlympics.com and NBCSports.com. On NBC, primetime coverage starts Monday through Friday at 8 p.m. ET and Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, according to NBC Sports.

Where can I find more coverage of the Games?

Cord cutters with existing live TV services can watch the Games anywhere NBCU networks are available. A full schedule of specific coverage on individual channels can be found here.

YouTube TV has NBCU channels for the Games, including US, CNBC, and NBC. The service typically costs $65 per month, although there are occasional promotions that lower that cost for a period of time.

Hulu with Live TV can also access the games, both live on NBCU channels and on-demand. Hulu with Live TV starts at $70 per month ($76 per month with no ads), but also includes ESPN Plus and Disney Plus.

FuboTV will provide live and on-demand coverage of the Games through its partnership with NBCU. FuboTV currently starts at $65 per month.

Sling TV has two basic plans, Orange and Blue (each costs $35 per month). Those with a Sling Blue subscription (or a bundle that includes both) can find coverage of the games in the US. Sling also has additional coverage through the News Extra add-on ($6 per month), which gives viewers access to CNBC. Local NBC affiliates are available through Sling Blue in select markets.

DIRECTV stream will also report on the Games. The plans start at about $70 per month.

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