See all the ways to watch Winter Olympics live streams during the 2018 PyeongChang Games!
This is the definitive guide for fans who want to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics live online. We update this constantly, so the information here is always current. US viewers, see how to watch Winter Olympics online for free, without cable. If you’re outside the US and can’t get access to a live stream because of region-blockers, use any of these top VPNs for streaming to unblock Winter Olympics live streams on channels and sites worldwide.
Nothing unites people around the world like The Olympics. For two weeks every two years, citizens from all countries watch as one as the world’s athletes give it their all to attain glory for their nations.
The 2018 Olympics, held this winter in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will capture the globe’s attention from the opening ceremonies on February 9 to the final day on February 25.
PyeongChang 2018 is already on track to set records. Here’s the 2018 Winter Olympics by the numbers: 90 nations, 102 events and 7 different sports.
Global interest in the 2018 Winter Olympics will be likely be greater than ever this year. That’s because more of the world has access to the web than during any previous Olympic Games. Internet access means that, even for those without a convenient way to get broadcast TV, viewers can watch Winter Olympics online to catch all the action.
Even though fans across the globe will be able to watch Winter Olympics live streams, finding an accessible stream will still be tricky for many. First, online access to the 2018 Games will be different in regions of the world (though there is an easy way to get around geographical restrictions). Plus, some providers of live streaming will require viewers to log in with cable or satellite TV credentials.
This means there will be plenty of confusion, and searching for other ways to live stream PyeongChang 2018 for free, or in a particular region of the world.
Winter Olympics Live Streams: Where To Watch
There will be more options than ever to watch PyeongChang Olympics live streams this year. Here are all the major channels in the US and around the world that will live stream Winter Olympics 2018.
Where To Watch Winter Olympics 2018 Online
+ NBC: NBC and NBC Sports Network will offer Winter Olympics live streams for US audiences on a dedicated site, NBCOlympics.com and on the NBC Sports app. For the first time, NBC will live stream all its coverage of the entire Games online, from all of its NBCU Olympic networks. That includes Olympic coverage from: NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network, Telemundo, NBC Universo, Olympic Channel, the NBC Sports app, and NBCOlympics.com. Mike Tirico will host — making PyeongChang 2018 the first since 1988 someone other than Bob Costas has hosted NBC’s Olympic coverage. Watching live will require login with cable/satellite provider credentials. But, NBC will let you watch for free for 30 minutes before prompting you to log in, and give you another 5 free minutes a day.
The only moment of PyeongChang 2018 that NBC might not live stream is the Opening Ceremony. If NBC does what they did during the 2016 Summer Games, they’ll only show the Opening Ceremony over-the-air. So if you want to watch it online, you’ll need to get access to the Olympics live stream on the BBC, or another source outside the US.
+ USA Network, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, and Olympic Channel: Via the internet and over-the-air broadcasting USA, NBCSN, MSNBC, CNBC, and the NBC Olympic Channel will also air Olympics coverage. You can live stream these channels using a streaming service — details below.
+ BBC: The BBC has Olympics broadcast rights in the UK. Coverage will air on both BBC One and BBC Four. The BBC will live stream Winter Olympics 2018 coverage online via the BBC iPlayer. Access is free, with no login required. However, there will be geographical restrictions. See how to watch the Winter Olympics on the BBC from outside the UK.
+ CBC: In Canada, CBC/Radio-Canada will air live Olympics coverage on broadcast TV streaming online. CBC will provide over 4,000 hours of Winter Olympics live streaming on its website and mobile platforms, including a new PyeongChang 2018 app for iOS and Android.
⊕ Tip for US viewers: To watch the PyeongChang Olympics online without cable, the BBC and CBC are your best options. Both channels are free, but you will need to bypass geo-blockers in order to watch them. See how to watch the Winter Olympics free on BBC and CBC.
+ Eurosport: Discovery Communications, owner of Eurosport, has Winter Olympics 2018 broadcast rights across Europe (excluding the UK and Russia). If you can’t get Eurosport in your location, see how to get access.
+ Globo: In South America, Grupo Globo has all the broadcast rights for the Winter Games, including digital rights. Free-to-air coverage will show on Rede Globo. Globe will almost certainly live stream Winter Olympics 2018 action, details to be determined.
+ SBS: Locally in South Korea, SBS will air Winter Olympics live streams.
+ CCTV: CCTV and CCTV Sports is expected to offer live streaming for viewers in China and throughout Asia. CCTV in English may also cover the Olympics.
As new information comes available, including live stream access in other countries and regions, we’ll update this page. Check back as the Games draw closer.
Watch Winter Olympics Live On Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Etc. (If You Have Cable)
+ NBC Sports Live Extra App: With a cable subscription, you can watch Winter Olympics 2018 online on Roku or another streaming device using the NBC Sports Live Extra app. The app streams to Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, and Win10, with support for other devices coming soon (we’ll update this page when it does). The NBC Sports app is available for download from the Roku channel store, the Apple App Store, and from your device’s native downloads section.
+ NBC Olympics: PyeongChang News & Results App: NBC has also rolled out a dedicated Olympics app. It won’t live stream any Summer Olympics events, but will deliver round-the-clock updates on event results, highlights, and other info.
Live Stream Winter Olympics ’18 On Any Device With A Streaming Service (If You Don’t Have Cable)
There are several TV streaming services you can use to watch Winter Olympics live streams — no cable needed. They’re more expensive than the method we outline in ‘How To Watch Winter Olympics Online Free Without Cable.’ But they will work to give you access throughout the PyeongChang 2018 Games.
+ FuboTV: FuboTV is one of the best ways to watch the Winter Olympics online. You can live stream PyeongChang 2018 on all its US channels: NBC, NBCSN, MSNBC, CNBC, and USA. FuboTV works on virtually every device without the restrictions of other services. In addition to live streaming, you also get DVR function, so you can record events to watch later. Get a 7-day free trial to check it out.
+ YouTube TV: YouTube TV is fairly new on the scene. The live TV streaming service from YouTube will let you watch Winter Olympics live streams on NBC, NBCSN, MSNBC, CNBC, and USA. Unfortunately, YouTube TV is only available in select areas — but there is a workaround. You can use any of these best VPNs for streaming to get a free 30-day trial of YouTube TV in any location.
+ Hulu Live TV: Though still in beta form, Hulu Live TV is getting some good marks from customers. The service will let you live stream PyeongChang 2018 on NBCSN, MSNBC, CNBC, and USA.
+ DirecTV Now: With DirecTV Now, the cord-cutter offering from DirecTV, you can watch Winter Olympics 2018 online on NBCSN, MSNBC, CNBC, and USA.
+ Sling TV: Sling TV will let you watch Winter Olympics live steams on NBC (in some areas), NBCSN, MSNBC, CNBC, and USA. You can use Sling TV across devices, including iOS, Android, PC or Mac, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Stick, Xbox One, and Chromecast.
+ PlayStation Vue: PlayStation Vue will let you live stream Winter Olympics on NBC (in some areas), NBCSN, MSNBC, CNBC, and USA. It works on PlayStation consoles, iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Stick, and Chromecast.
Complete list of TV channels that will have Winter Olympics live streams in each region of the world:
Note: If any channel is not available in your area due to geographic restrictions, you can get still access. You just need to bypass the geo-blocks. See how here.
|Brazil||Rede Globo, Rede Record, Rede Bandeirantes, ESPN Brazil, Fox Sports Brazil|
|Caribbean||CANOC Broadcasting Inc., CBU, CWC, ESPN Caribbean|
|Czech Republic||ČT, TV Nova, Český Rozhlas|
|France||France Télévisions, Canal+|
|Italy||Sky Italia, RAI|
|Latin America||América Móvil, DirecTV, ESPN, Fox Sports Latin America|
|Lithuania||LNK, Lietuvos rytas TV, MTG|
|New Zealand||Sky Television|
|Pacific Islands||Sky Television|
|Portugal||RTP, Sport TV|
|Russia||C1R, VGTRK, NTV Plus|
|Slovakia||RTVS, TV Nova|
|South Asia||STAR India|
|South Africa||SABC, SuperSport|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport, Infront Sports & Media|
|United States||NBC, NBCSN, MSNBC, CNBC, USA|