How To Watch the Olympic Games in Spokane

Find the Best Way to Watch the Winter Games

The 2018 Olympics in Peyonyang is almost here and you may be wondering the best way to watch the games. Viewing the games on NBC is always an option, but is there a better way to watch your favorite events? You betcha!

Whether you’ve cut the cord and have an over-the-air antenna pulling in your TV for free or you pay for satellite and cable, there are several options to satisfy your winter games thirst

Cord Cutters

If you’ve cut the cord and receive all television over antenna or through streaming options, there are a few ways to enjoy the Olympic Games at little or no cost.

Over-The-Air Broadcast

Plug in an Antenna for Free HDTV

You may be surprised to learn that over-the-air HD broadcasts look even better than satellite or cable if you’re within range of the broadcast tower. Because such broadcasts are uncompressed, they’re crystal clear. All you'll need is:

  • Any HDTV
  • An indoor or outdoor antenna

Most people in town can take advantage of this free broadcast by simply connecting an indoor antenna to the back of their TV and scanning the channels using their TV tuner.

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Live Stream Using NBC Sports App

Stream Olympics Using the NBC Sports App

If you subscribe to any of the streaming services below, you can live stream over 1800 hours of Olympic content on your tablet or smartphone.

Simply download the NBC Sports App from iTunes or Google Play Store to your device to get started. Once the app is downloaded, users will need to sign in by first selecting their provider (Hulu, Playstation vue, Sling TV or YouTube TV), then entering an email address and password to verify the account:

Users can also live stream from a computer on the NBC Olympics website using the same sign-in procedure:

Streaming Devices

Live Stream To Your TV

If you'd like to stream the olympics on your big screen TV, the NBC Sports app is available on the following platforms to help accomplish this. You still have to be a paid subscriber to either Hulu, Playstation vue, Sling TV or YouTube TV to sign in, but this will allow over 1800 hours of Olympics streaming video directly to your HDTV:

  • Roku Channel Store
  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Fire
  • Chromecast
  • Select Samsung Smart TVs
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U.S. Service Members & Honorably Discharged Veterans

Good news for active duty military and honorably discharged veterans. You can stream the 2018 Winter Games for free!

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Log on to the NBC Sports App with your Exchange credentials

Due to an agreement between the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and NBC Olympics, active military service members and honorably discharged veterans can download the NBC sports app and stream over 1800 hours of Olympics coverage for free. This includes service member located on U.S. military bases worldwide including Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Guard, reserve personnel as well as honorably discharged veterans.

What You'll Need:

  • A current Exchange login. Registration is free, just go to shopmyexchange.com
  • A mobile phone or tablet with the NBC Sports App installed from iTunes or Google Play Store store.
  • Or a streaming device (Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, or Chromecast) connected to your TV

Simply sign into the NBC Sports app using your exchange credentials to enjoy over 1800 hours of Olympic content.

* Special Note: The exchange login for military will only be available shortly before the games begin and will be removed once the games end.

Cable, Satellite & Telco TV Subscribers

For cable, satellite and fiber optic TV subscribers, there are multiple options to watch the Olympic Games:

TV Channels

Channels that will carry Olympic content

NBC will have 5 broadcast network TV channels that will have almost continuous coverage of the 2018 Winter Games. Check your local listings for the correct channels:

  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • CNBC
  • USA
  • OLYMPIC CHANNEL

* Check your local listings for the correct channel number.

* Be sure to check out the full 2018 Olympics event schedule to see when your favorite events will be aired.

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Live Stream Using NBC Sports App

Stream Olympics Using the NBC Sports App

NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, which are powered by NBC Sports’ Playmaker Media, will deliver more than 1,800 hours of live-event and TV simul-stream coverage for the PyeongChang Olympics — including all competition sessions across all 15 sports and 102 medal events — for authenticated pay TV subscribers via TV Everywhere. The record streaming coverage will be available on desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and, for the first time for a Winter Games, connected TVs.

The NBC Sports app is available on:

Simply download the NBC Sports App to your device to get started. Once the app is downloaded, users will need to sign in by first selecting their provider (Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, Dish, etc.), then entering an email address and password to verify the account:

Users can also live stream from a computer on the NBC Olympics website using the same sign-in procedure:

Live Streaming Begins Wednesday, February 7, at 4 p.m. PT

Live Stream Devices & Content

Choose the Best Device To Stream the Olympics

There are many devices to choose from when streaming the Olympic Games. Whichever way you choose, you'll get over 1800 hours of live video feeds straight from PyeongChang. :

  • Desktop Computers
  • Mobile Devices
  • Tablets
  • Select Connected Smart TVs
  • Amazon Fire
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Comcast X1

Live Stream Content

Live stream content will include:

  • 1800 hours of live event TV
  • Simul-stream coverage
  • Video-On-Demand (VOD) Including athlete profiles and highlights, full event replayer and short-form highlights
  • Enhanced live stream experience around select sports like alpine skiing and figure skating
  • Athlete Bios
  • Statistics
  • Closed Caption
  • Commentary
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