The Rio 2016 Olympics are just over two weeks away. NBC is broadcasting 6,755 hours of the Games, which equals about 356 hours of coverage per day.[i] Because of this, NBC is offering several ways to watch them on TV and online.
One way to watch the Olympics is to turn on the TV to any of NBC’s stations. NBC and Telemundo will broadcast the Games on network television, and Bravo, CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, NBC Universo, and USA Network will broadcast the Games on cable television. NBC also has two specialty channels dedicated solely to soccer and basketball. NBC will also provide some of its partners with 4K Ultra HD coverage of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and some sports on a one-day delay. [ii]
Another way to watch the Olympics is through live streaming on your computer. NBC’s Olympics website has a page where you can watch various videos about the Games and a live stream of several sports. The page has options to filter the videos by sport or by athlete. Another way to live stream the Game is to download the NBC Sports app for iOS, Android, Windows, or Roku.[iii]
The NBC Sports app also allows users to watch the Games using virtual reality. It provides a 360-degree view of several events, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the men’s basketball final, gymnastics, and more. The virtual reality feature is only available to users with a Samsung Galaxy smartphone that can use Gear VR. The virtual reality programming will be available on a one-day delay.[iv]
If you cannot watch the Olympics live or if you want extra coverage, NBC has several social media accounts that track the Games. Its Twitter handle is @NBCOlympics, and its Instagram handle is the same.[v]
NBC provides many options for watching this year’s Olympic Games, including television, online, and virtual reality.