This is the definitive guide for fans who want to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics live online. We update this regularly, so the information here is always current. US viewers, see how to watch Winter Olympics online free, without cable. If you can’t get access to a live stream because of region-blockers, see how to unblock Winter Olympics on channels and sites that aren’t available in your country.
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.
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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.
US VIEWERS: How To Watch Winter Olympics Online Free, Without Cable
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
Watch the PyeongChang Olympics live stream on NBC (US).
+ 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.
See the full NBC Olympics Live Stream Schedule. Go to NBC Olympics online.
Watch PyeongChang Olympics live streams online on USA Network, NBCSN, MSNBC, CNBC, and the Olympic Channel (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.
Watch Winter Olympics live streams free on BBC (UK).
+ 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.
Live stream Winter Olympics 2018 free on CBC (Canada).
+ 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.
See the CBC Olympics schedule. Go to CBC’s PyeongChang 2018 headquarters.
⊕ 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.Watch the Winter Olympics live stream on Eurosport (Europe).
+ 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.
Watch Winter Olympics online on Globo (South America).
+ 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.