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Here's how to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics on your phone, PC or tablet
It happens every four years, and now the entire world will be wrapped up in the 2018 Winter Olympics, which have already started in PyeongChang, South Korea. We will be interested in ice skating, skiing, bobsledding, and the many other winter sports, besides hockey, that only seem to become relevant during the Winter Olympics.
NBC is once again handling the coverage of the games in the US, and in addition to watching it the old-fashioned way on its broadcast and cable TV networks, sports fans can watch tons of coverage online on their smartphone, PC or tablet.
How to watch on NBCOlympics.com
NBC launched the NBCOlympics.com website for people who want to check out the coverage on their Windows and Mac PCs. It’s compatible with Google’s Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox, Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Edge web browsers. It will feature over 800 hours of coverage during the Winter Olympics, which includes all of NBC’s prime-time shows, such as the opening ceremonies which begins on Friday, Feb. 9.
The site will show the events with live streams, along with on-demand video. It will also be the home to three exclusive shows: Gold Zone, Olympic Ice and Off the Post. You can watch coverage for 30 minutes, but after that you will need to sign in with your cable, satellite or telco logins to keep watching the coverage.
How to watch on the NBC Sports app
For people who want to watch the coverage of the Olympics on their smartphone or tablet, the NBC Sports app is the way to go. It will have all of the same video coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics that’s available on the NBCOlympics.com website, including its digital-only programs.
Again, you can watch 30 minutes of video on the app before you are asked to type in your cable, satellite or telco logins so you can continue watching. The app is available for Android, iOS, Amazon Fire tablets and Fire TV devices, Roku, Apple TV, Windows 10, the Xbox One console and some of Samsung’s smart TVs.