In order to easily broadcast the Olympic Games, you’ll need apps (see links below) and a current cable subscription. If you don’t have a cable subscription you can, if you want, resort to added steps to broadcast the Olympics. If all seems lost take heart, you can resort to the method that does not allow streaming: the antenna.
The Chinese cities of Beijing and Zhangjiakou were selected as the venues for the 2022 Winter Olympics. The opening ceremonies will begin on February 4, 2022 and the closing ones will take place on February 20, 2022.
The easiest way to stream the Olympics
NBC has an exclusive contract to broadcast the Olympics, so you have to deal with whatever restrictions NBC has put in place. The Olympics will include 4,500 total hours of sports content broadcast on NBC, NBCSN and all NBC Universal networks.
You can access this content through NBCOlympics.com, from your cable TV provider (i.e. old cable TV) or from the NBC Sports app on any mobile device. Signing up for the apps is easy, but you have to enter your cable subscriber email and password if you have one.
- NBC App for iOS
- NBC App for Android
- NBC App for roku
- Other NBC Apps
Broadcast of the Olympic Games on Internet TV
If network options are not the right choice for you, offer limitations, and many of us have cut the umbilical cord and become cable free, you can stream Olympic events through Internet TV providers. Most of these providers also offer a free trial, so if you don’t subscribe to an Internet TV service, you may be able to watch at least part of the Olympics for free.
The longest trial version is available on YouTube TV, but you can also access trials of Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and Fubo TV, and DirectTV Now.
You can get free trials of many of these services:
Watch the Olympics with an antenna
Your last option to watch the Olympics is an antenna. Before you go shopping for an antenna, take a look around your house or apartment building. Why? There may already be an antenna in place. Older houses and apartment buildings may already have the antenna and cables in place, so it’s worth checking.
Using an antenna comes with a caveat: You probably won’t be able to watch every sporting event from the Winter Olympics. There are some events, such as the opening and closing ceremonies, that are usually broadcast exclusively on the NBC network channels, but you will be able to see most of the events, including the main ones, which tend to be the most popular.