How to Live Stream the Winter Olympics (2026)

Get a live stream of the Olympics on any device or platform

What to Know

  • Stream the Olympics on NBC, NBCSN, Peacock, and NBC Universal networks.
  • Access content at NBCOlympics.com, your cable provider, or the NBC Sports apps on any mobile device.
  • Download NBC and Peacock apps. Use internet TV options like YouTube TV and Hulu Live. In a pinch, try an antenna.

This article explains the different ways you can stream the Winter Olympics and Paralympics. NBC has an exclusive contract for airing the Olympics, so you have to deal with any restrictions NBC has implemented.

Beijing Winter Olympics words illuminated on Great Wall
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The Easiest Way to Stream the Olympics

The Olympics include 4500 total hours of sports content broadcast on NBC, NBCSN, Peacock, and across the networks of NBC Universal.

2026 Winter Olympics

The Italian cities of Milano and Cortina d'Ampezzo are the host cities of the 2026 Winter Olympics. Opening ceremonies begin on February 6, 2026, and closing ceremonies occur on February 22, 2026.

2026 Winter Paralympics

The 2026 Paralympics take place in the same two cities. Opening ceremonies begin on March 6, 2026, and closing ceremonies occur on March 15.

You can access this content through NBCOlympics.com, your cable television provider (that is, plain old cable TV), or on the NBC Sports app on any mobile device. Registering for the apps is easy, but you need to enter your cable subscriber email and password if you have one. You can also stream many Olympic events, including the opening ceremony, live on Peacock, with a premium subscription.

NBC has a wide array of apps for many other platforms, and Peacock supports most streaming devices and platforms.

Stream the Olympics on Internet TV

If network options aren't the right choice for you - they do offer limitations, and many of us have cut the cord and gone cable-free - you can still stream Olympics events through Internet TV providers. Most of those providers also offer a free trial, so if you don't already subscribe to an Internet TV service, you might still be able to get at least portions of the Olympics for free.

The most extended trial version is available from YouTube TV, but you can also access trial versions from Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, Fubo TV, and DirectTV Now.

You can get free trials of many of these services:

Watching the Olympics on an Antenna

Your last option to see the Olympics is an antenna. Before you go shopping for an antenna, take a look around your home or apartment building. Why? Maybe there's already an antenna in place. Old homes and apartment buildings might already have the antenna and cables in place, so it's worth checking out.

There is one caveat with using an antenna. You probably won't get all of the winter Olympic sporting events. A few events, like the opening and closing ceremonies, are typically shown exclusively on NBC network channels. But you can get most of the events, including the main events, which are often the most popular.

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