How to Live Stream the 2022 Winter Olympics

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

In order to easily stream the Olympics, 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 stream the Olympics. If all feels lost, take heart, you can resort to the non-streamable method: the antenna.

The Chinese cities of Beijing and Zhangjiakou were selected as the host cities of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Opening ceremonies will begin on February 4, 2022 and closing ceremonies will occur on February 20, 2022.

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

NBC has an exclusive contract for airing the Olympics so you have to deal with any restrictions NBC has put into place. The Olympics will include 4500 total hours of sports content broadcast on NBC, NBCSN and across the networks of NBC Universal.

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 do need to enter your cable subscriber email and password if you have one.

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 longest trial version is available from YouTube TV, but you can also access trial versions from Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and 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. There are a few events, like the opening and closing ceremonies that 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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