The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are set to start today in Tokyo, with the opening ceremony kicking off Friday, July 23rd. While NBC and its streaming sibling Peacock will both bring coverage of the Games in the US, the Olympics will be streamable on other services too.
It will be transmitted live on NBC as well as streamed live on the NBC Sports app and the NBC Olympics site. NBCs website has a full schedule of extra broadcasts of the occasion.
Taking location July 23rd through August 8th, the Olympic Games will be streamed for free on Peacock, with one exception: US maless basketball live protection will need a premium subscription to the service. A representative for Peacock informed The Verge that United States guyss basketball video games prior to the final video game will be available solely on streaming services, including on Peacock, prior to a later broadcast on NBC.
The service will feature initial shows, event replays, live coverage, and highlights from NBC protection. NBC is the unique media rights holder for the Olympics in the United States, so one method or another, viewing the Games involves getting access to NBC content.
A professional works beside Olympic rings at Ariake Urban Sports Park on July 22nd, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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What time does the Olympics opening ceremony start?
Eastern Time: 6:55 AM– 11AM
Central Time: 5:55 AM– 10AM
Pacific Time: 3:55 AM– 8AM
How to enjoy the Olympics opening ceremony
USA Network, CNBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel, Golf Channel, and Telemundo will each carry coverage of the Olympic Games, however NBC Sports Digital will be the premier location for all sporting events and occasions. For a full list of which networks will broadcast which sports and metal occasions, head to NBC Sports.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulus live TELEVISION streaming service will offer its users access to 7,000 hours of programs through NBC channels, including live and on-demand content and highlights of the Games. The service will also consist of a “tastepicker” feature for users to pick their favorite sports and customize their Olympics coverage.
Hulu with Live TELEVISION expenses $65 monthly.
YouTube TELEVISION will stream the Olympic Games throughout its supported NBC networks, including NBC, The Olympics Channel, Golf Channel, Telemundo, Universo, and more. Plus, YouTube TV will support 4K streaming of Olympics protection on the Olympic Channel and Golf Channel for subscribers to its 4K Plus add-on.
YouTube TV expenses $65 monthly. Its 4K Plus add-on expenses an extra $20 monthly.
FuboTV will provide complete protection of the Games through a partnership with NBCUniversal. The service will likewise support 4K HDR streaming in 5 markets:
FuboTV expenses $65 monthly.
Sling TV Blue.
Sling TELEVISIONs Blue bundle will carry coverage of the Games, consisting of a live broadcast of the opening event through NBC Sports Network and NBC in select markets. For additional access to the other cable networks that transmit the Games– USA Network, CNBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel, and the Golf Channel– Sling users can register for the services Sports Extra or News Extra add-on packages.
Prior to subscribing to these plans, however, Sling informed The Verge that all Sling TV customers will have totally free access to the Olympic Channel and NBC Universo during the duration of the Games. No extra action is needed to see the channels; they will appear instantly beginning today.
Sling TELEVISIONs Blue plan costs $35 monthly. Its Sports Extra package costs an extra $11 per month, and its News Extra plan costs $6 monthly. New subscribers to Sling who sign up now will pay just $10 for the first month.
AT&T TV will have coverage of the Games through its supported NBC channels. For a full list of plans and their supported channels lineups, head here.
The services Entertainment bundle begins at $70 monthly.
Roku and apps.
Roku and NBCUniversal have collaborated to use protection of the Games on Roku and Roku TELEVISION devices. Roku users will have the ability to access 5,500 hours of Olympics protection directly from their homescreens and through the NBC Sports and Peacock channels.
Additionally, the NBC Sports app is supported throughout most significant streaming gadgets, including iOS, Apple TELEVISION, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, choose Samsung devices, Win10, and Xbox.
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It will be transmitted live on NBC as well as streamed live on the NBC Sports app and the NBC Olympics site. NBCs site has a full schedule of additional broadcasts of the event. A spokesperson for Peacock told The Verge that United States guyss basketball games prior to the final video game will be available exclusively on streaming services, consisting of on Peacock, prior to a later broadcast on NBC. The service will feature original programs, event replays, live protection, and highlights from NBC protection. NBC is the exclusive media rights holder for the Olympics in the US, so one way or another, viewing the Games involves getting access to NBC content.