While the Official Opening Ceremonies of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games don’t start until this Friday, February 4th, Olympic Curling will begin this Wednesday, February 2nd. This guide will explain how you can watch every event at the Winter games even if you don’t have cable. We’ll explain how to watch live and on-demand and even have a table with every event, along with when and where you can watch.
Best Way to Watch The Winter Games: All events, coverage, ceremonies, and specials whether airing on TV or not will be available to stream live on NBC’s Peacock streaming service with their premium plan. You can sign up and watch now! The service costs $4.99 per month, but you can cancel at any time. Essentially, you get 2800 hours of Olympic coverage for just $4.99. You can watch on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. Plus, the entire Olympics is all in one place.
Where To Watch The Olympics
NBC has the broadcast rights to the 2022 Winter Games and will have 400 hours of events and ceremonies airing on NBC and USA network. Another 2,100+ hours of event coverage will stream on the NBC Sports app. Your log-in credentials from streaming services that carry the NBC Networks like FuboTV (7-day free trial), Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, and DIRECTV STREAM can be used to unlock all the events available on the NBC Sports App. However, NBC’s Streaming Service Peacock will provide access to all 2800 hours of Winter Olympic coverage on their Peacock Premium plan, starting at $4.99 per month. Read on for more details on how to watch.
Olympic Events and Coverage on Peacock
All 2800 hours of XXIV Olympic Winter Games coverage will be available to stream live on Peacocks premium plan for $5.99 per month. So if you don’t want to deal with juggling free trials to streaming services to watch every even then you will want to sign up for Peacock.
Peacock is the must-have streaming service for those wanting to watch every second of the Winter Games. Here is everything the service has to offer:
- the ability to live stream all 2,800+ hours of NBCUniversal’s coverage of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games on the service’s premium tier from February 2-20
- live competition streams across all 15 sports, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, NBC’s nightly primetime show, exclusive daily studio programming, medal ceremonies, highlight clips, and more
- full replays of all competition available immediately upon conclusion of an event
- Starting on February 5, Peacock will stream four exclusive shows featuring top moments from the Olympic Games, interviews with top athletes and expert analysis exclusively through the Olympic Spotlight Channel. Exclusive daily programming includes:
- “The Olympics Show” (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET) is a live studio show that will highlight the biggest, must-see moments, feature athlete interviews, and preview upcoming events.
- “Olympic Ice” (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET) will be essential viewing for figure skating fans, featuring in-depth analysis of one of the Winter Games’ most popular events, including competition highlights, interviews with Team USA athletes, practice reports and scoring breakdowns
- “Winter Gold” (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET) will provide a comprehensive look at the most compelling performances of the day so that fans never miss a minute of action.
- “Top Highlights” (8:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. ET) will give fans even more memorable moments and highlights throughout the day.
How To Watch The Olympics on Peacock
You can stream Peacock’s Olympic coverage on your TV or mobile device. The streaming service supports Roku, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple T.V. 4K and Apple T.V. HD, Xbox One S and Xbox One X, Playstation 4, Android devices, Android TV, Chromecast, and Chromecast built-in, Xfinity Flex 4K and Amazon Fire TV or Fire Sticks. Follow these steps to install Peacock on your device:
- Subscribe to a Peacock using this Link.
- “Search” your devices app store or channel store for “Peacock”
- Select the streaming service and press “OK.”, “Install” or “Download” depending on your device
- Peacock is now installed on your Roku. Open Peacock, and log in with the credentials you used to subscribe to the service. Search for “2022 Olympics” and watch.
If you need more information see our review of Peacock for more details.
Watch The Olympics Free
If you don’t want to pay the $5.99 for Peacock Premium you could utilize free trials from streaming services that provide NBC and USA, as they also unlock access to the NBC Sports app. This will allow you to cobble together a solution to watch every event at the Winter Games. The services below are what you need and they all offer at least 1-week of free viewing, so you can take advantage of the free trial or refund period for each to watch the entire Winter Olympics free. You just need to cancel your service before the free trial expires and then pick up another service’s free trial. You can juggle the services like this to watch all 19 days of Olympic events airing on NBC-owned TV Networks.
fuboTV offers over 100 live channels including NBC, USA, and more. They offer a fuboTV subscription, which you can cancel within the trial period and not be charged. If you stay on after the trial, the cost is $74.99. You can cancel at any time. Pay every three months, with no long-term contract. FuboTV will also stream events in 4K resolution in the following markets:
- New York, NY
- Los Angeles, CA
- Chicago, IL
- Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX
- Boston, MA (Manchester, NH)
The service supports iOS, Android, Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, and more. The price includes a cloud DVR and the ability to stream on 3 devices at once. (see our review of FuboTV)
DIRECTV STREAM offers over 65 channels including NBC, USA, and more in their “Entertainment” plan for a price of $79.99 per month. The service supports Apple TV, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and most modern web browsers. DIRECTV STREAM lets you try their service with a 5-day free trial. (see our review of DIRECTV STREAM)
YouTube TV offers NBC, with three simultaneous streams and a personal cloud DVR. All this comes with a price tag of $72.99 per month. YouTube TV supports Fire TV, Android, iOS (includes airplay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs. YouTube TV offers a free trial, with no long-term commitment. (see our review of YouTube TV)
Watch Olympic Events on the NBC Sports App
Over 2100 hours of Olympic Events are available on the NBC Sports app. However, you will need access to a streaming service that carries those networks to log into the app and get access to watch. The NBC Sports App is supported on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, AndroidTV, Amazon Fire TV, Contour, Contour Stream Player, Roku, and Chromecast. Follow the steps below and you should have no problem watching all three weeks of the Winter Olympics
- Use a Free Trial to a Service that carries NBC Sports Channels. Those are:
- FuboTV – offers a 1-week free trial.
- Go to the channel store or app store on your device. On Roku, it’s called the “Channel Store.”
- Search for the NBC Sports app
- Add the NBC Sports app to your device and then open it.
- Go to “Browse” on the menu to the left of the screen. Under “All Networks,” navigate to the “NBC Sports App” and press the OK button on your remote.
- Using a computer or mobile web browser, you go to https://www.nbcsports.com/activate.
- You will then be asked for a TV provider and a username/password. If you subscribe to fuboTV, select “fuboTV,” then enter your login and password for fuboTV.
- Once you sign in, your TV screen will refresh after a minute or so. You should now have access to every Winter Olympic Event
When Olympic Events Start
Below are the dates each Olympic event will begin. Guides for certain events will be linked below for specific details on watching each event or competition.
Opening Ceremonies – The Opening Ceremony is Friday, February 4th. See How To Watch The 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony for details.
Curling – Curling begins before opening ceremonies on February 2nd see our guide How To Watch Olympic Curling for Details
Hockey – Women’s Ice Hockey begins before opening ceremonies on February 3rd see our guide How To Watch Women’s Olympic Hockey for details. The men begin playing on February 9th.
Freestyle Skiing – Starts on Thursday, February 3rd, prior to opening ceremonies. See our guide on how to watch Olympic Freestyle Skiing
Figure Skating – Begins on Friday, February 4th See our guide on how to watch Olympic Figure Skating
Biathalon – Begins on Saturday, February 5th. See our guide on how to watch the Biathlon
Cross Country Skiing – This begins on Saturday, February 5th. See our guide on how to watch Olympic Cross Country Skiing
Luge – Begins on Saturday, February 5th. See our guide on how to watch Olympic Luge
Short Track – Begins on Saturday, February 5th. See our guide on how to watch Olympic Short Track
Ski Jumping – This begins on Saturday, February 5th. See our guide on how to watch Olympic Ski Jumping
Snowboarding – Begins on Saturday, February 5th. See our guide on how to watch Olympic Snowboarding.
Speed Skating – Begins on Saturday, February 5th See our guide on how to watch Olympic Speed Skating
Alpine Skiing – Begins Sunday, February 6th. See our guide on how to watch Olympic Alpine Skiing.
Nordic Combined – Begins on Wednesday, February 9th. See our guide on how to watch the Nordic Combined.
Skeleton – Starts on Thursday, February 10th. See our guide on how to watch Olympic Skeleton events.
Bobsled – Begins Sunday, February 13th