While Opening Ceremonies for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics isn’t until this Friday, February 4, 2022, Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey gets underway on Wednesday, February 2nd, with the USA Women’s Hockey Team playing their first game on Thursday, February 3rd (complete schedule below). This article will explain how you can watch every Women’s Ice Hockey game in the Beijing Winter Olympics
- Best Ways To Watch Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey
- Stream Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey on Peacock
- Other Ways To Stream Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey
- Watching Women’s Ice Hockey on The NBC Sports App
- How The Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament Works
- Full 2022 Winter Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Schedule
Best Ways To Watch Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey
The Easiest Way To Watch: Every event, medal ceremony, Olympic special, and more will stream live on the Premium tier NBC’s Peacock streaming service at a price of $4.99 per month. This includes prime-time coverage on NBC and USA Network. You can cancel anytime, so you aren’t required to keep the services once the Olympics ends on February 20. Read on for more details.
Watch Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey For Free: If you don’t want to pay $4.99 for Peacock, you can catch just about every event and ceremony through NBC, USA Network, and the NBC Sports App. To access Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey on the NBC Sports app, you need to use your credentials from a TV provider that carries NBC and USA. The streaming services below will work, and all offer 1-2 weeks of either a free trial or refund period.
- FuboTV – offers a 1-week free trial.
- DIRECTV STREAM – Has a 5-day free trial.
- YouTube TV – offers a 1-week free trial.
Stream Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey on Peacock
Peacock will have every Women’s Ice Hockey Event, Medal ceremony, and special available on its premium plan for $4.99 per month. There isn’t a commitment so you can cancel at any time.
You can stream Peacock’s Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey 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.
Other Ways To Stream Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey
All the streaming services below provide access to NBC and USA. You can also use your account credentials from each service to unlock all the Winter Olympic content available on the NBC Sports App. Once you subscribe to one of the services below, see “Watching Women’s Ice Hockey on The NBC Sports App” down for details on watching Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey through the app.
fuboTV offers over 100 live channels, including NBC, USA, CNBC, and more. They offer a fuboTV subscription, which you can cancel within the trial period and not be charged. Your account credentials can be used to link your TV provider to the NBC Sports app. Between the app and the live TV channels, you can watch all Women’s Ice Hockey events at the 2022 Winter Games. If you stay on after the trial, the cost is $69.99. 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
- 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 $69.99 per month. In addition to the two channels airing Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey, your DIRECTV STREAM account will unlock access to the NBC Sports App, providing you with access to every Women’s Ice Hockey event not exclusive to NBC and USA.
DIRECTV’s stand-out feature allows you to stream the service on up to 20 devices simultaneously with just one account. 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 and USA in their lineup. They provide three simultaneous streams and a personal cloud DVR. This comes with a price tag of $64.99 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)
Watching Women’s Ice Hockey on The NBC Sports App
Except for a few events exclusively airing on NBC and USA, all other Women’s Ice Hockey events air on the NBC Sports app. You can log into the NBC Sports App using your fuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM, or YouTube TV credentials and watch those events. The steps to watch Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey on the NBC Sports App are below:
- Use a Free Trial to a Service that carries NBC and USA. 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.” But you can download the NBC Sports app on Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more.
- Search for the NBC Sports app
- Add the NBC Sports app to your device and then open it.
- You can link your TV Provider to unlock all Winter Olympic Content through the Settings menu or by attempting to watch any “locked” content. You will be provided with an alpha-numeric code.
- Using a computer or mobile web browser, you go to https://www.nbcsports.com/activate and enter the code you received.
- 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 all Women’s Ice Hockey events through the app. On the menu to the left of the screen, select “Beijing Olympics” and scroll down to the “Live” and “Replays” section depending on whether you want to watch live or past Women’s Ice Hockey events.
How The Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament Works
The ten teams are split into two groups of five teams each, in which they will play against each team once. All teams from Group A and the top-three ranked teams from Group B will advance to the quarterfinals. A knockout system will be used after the group stage. The teams in group play are as follows:
- Group A
- United States
- Russian Olympic Committee
- Group B
- Czech Republic
Team USA Women’s Ice Hockey Games
- Feb 3 – 8:10 AM to 10:25 AM ET – Finland vs. USA
- Feb 5 – 8:10 AM to 10:25 AM ET – USA vs. Russian Olympic Committee
- Feb 6 – 8:10 AM to 10:25 AM ET – Switzerland vs. USA
- Feb 7 – 11:10 PM to 1:25 AM ET – USA vs. Canada
Full 2022 Winter Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Schedule
Olympic Women’s Hockey starts before opening ceremonies on Wednesday, February 2, and with the quarterfinal bracket starting on February 10th and the medal games on February 16. The schedule is below. All events will stream live on Peacock. For the viewing schedule for NBC, USA, and the NBC Sports App see the NBC Olympics Ice Hockey Schedule.
Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Schedule
- Feb 2
- 11:10 PM to 1:25 AM ET – Switzerland vs. Canada
- 11:10 PM to 1:25 AM ET – China vs. The Czech Republic
- Feb 3
- 3:40 PM to 5:55 AM ET – Japan vs. Sweden
- 11:10 PM to 1:25 AM ET – Russian Olympic Committee vs. Switzerland
- 8:10 AM to 10:25 AM ET – Finland vs. USA
- 11:10 PM to 1:25 AM ET – Denmark vs. China
- Feb 4
- 11:10 PM to 1:25 AM ET – Canada vs. Finland
- Feb 5
- 3:40 AM to 5:55 AM ET – The Czech Republic vs. Sweden
- 8:10 AM to 10:25 AM ET – USA vs. Russian Olympic Committee
- 3:40 AM to 5:55 AM ET – Denmark vs. Japan
- Feb 6
- 3:40 AM to 5:55 AM ET – China vs. Japan
- 11:10 PM to 1:25 AM ET – Canada vs. Russian Olympic Committee
- 8:10 AM to 10:25 AM ET – Switzerland vs. USA
- Feb 7
- 3:40 AM to 5:55 AM ET – The Czech Republic vs. Denmark
- 8:10 AM to 10:25 AM ET – Finland vs. Switzerland
- 8:10 AM to 10:25 AM ET – Sweden vs. China
- 11:10 PM to 1:25 AM ET – USA vs. Canada
- Feb 8
- 3:40 AM to 5:55 AM ET – Japan vs. The Czech Republic
- 8:10 AM to 10:25 AM ET – Russian Olympic Committee vs. Finland
- 8:10 AM to 10:25 AM ET – Sweden vs. Denmark
Women’s Quarterfinal Games Begin on the 10th playing in a head-to-head bracket until the medal games on February 16th. We’ll have the updated schedule posted here as we reach that point in the tournament.
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