Watching the Olympics Without a TV? There's Tech for That


Those include NBC, NBCSN, USA Network. Thankfully, NBC will be rebroadcasting the Opening Ceremony tomorrow evening. That's a fine deal for less than $40 for a month.

The good news is that there is now a long list of streaming TV services that are affordable, require no lengthy commitment, will authenticate the NBC Sports apps, and offer an Apple TV app. Sign up with one of them and you can both test the service for a month and use your credentials to enable live streaming in the NBC Sports apps.

However, luckily we live in an age of internet TV providers and those providers offer free trials. We can also look forward to watching more of the Olympics live, since the much-reviled tape delay is largely going away (some events will still be tape-delayed so NBC can show them in prime time).

AT&T-owned DirecTV Now offers local NBC channels in 46 markets and includes CNBC, NBC Sports and US channels for $35/mo. You can watch the Olympics live on the NBC Olympics website or on the NBC Sports mobile app.

YouTube TV ($35/mo), Fubo TV ($45/mo), Hulu with Live TV ($40/mo), offer all of the channels except USA Network. Arzon will be joined by a revolving list of special guests for the classes, which will be available daily February 16-19 at 6 a.m. ET, and will also be available in Peloton's on-demand library.

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NBC owns the Olympics through 2032 as part of a $7.65 billion agreement that gives the network rights to air six games, or an average of $1.27 billion each.

Olympics will use 30 Lyric systems to cover the Winter Games, with about half deployed at its headquarters in Stamford, CT, and the remaining used at NBC Olympics' production facility at the International Broadcast Center in PyeongChang.

Riders across the country will be able to access Olympic athlete interviews and highlights, curated each day of competition by NBC Olympics.

NBCSN will present 369 hours of coverage, including live primetime and 10 days of 24-hour coverage from February 18-25.

Streaming the Winter Olympics isn't necessarily the easiest thing to do.