Cordcutter's Guide to the 2018 Winter Olympics

February 9th marks the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics! This year, Pyeongchang, South Korea is the host city. Top athletes from all over the world will compete in 15 sports with 102 events. This will be the first Winter Olympics to have over 100 gold medal events! The Games also added six new events this year, including snowboard big air and the Alpine team event. The competition officially begins February 8th and runs through February 25th. You can check out the full schedule here.

With so many exciting events to watch, how will you tune into this year’s Olympics? We’ll break down how to watch without paying for cable or satellite.

Watch With An Antenna

Because NBC owns the broadcast rights to the Olympics, you can watch most of the major events completely for free with your antenna. NBC is available free over-the-air, so you can easily tune into the live broadcast events starting with the Opening Ceremony.

Not sure which antenna is right for you? Check out our zip code tool to see what channels you could get based on your location. Another great cord cutting tool is Untangle.TV. All you have to do is enter what you like to watch and how you watch it, and Untangle.TV will generate a cord cutting recommendation just for you – including an antenna and streaming devices!

Watch via Streaming Service

NBC and its other networks, like NBC Sports, are available on certain streaming services depending on your location. Be sure to check your area’s live channel availability before signing up! Here’s where you can find Olympic events on a streaming service.

Sling TV

Sling TV offers live channels in specific areas. Their Sling Blue package also includes NBC affiliates in select markets, and starts at $25 a month.

Hulu Live TV

With Hulu’s Live TV availability growing, you could be able to watch Olympic coverage depending on where you live. Packages start at $39.99 a month.

YouTube TV

A newer option for streaming, YouTube TV offers Live TV packages in certain locations starting at $35 a month.

PlayStation Vue

Basic packages begin at $39.99 and depending on your location, you can access live local channels with PlayStation Vue. Check to see if you can stream the Olympics on NBC here.

DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now has also added live channels to their lineup in select markets. You can sign up for packages starting at $35 a month.

Live Stream

And lastly, there are options to live stream the Olympics on NBCOlympics.com and with the NBC sports app. Check out the details here.

 

The best setup for watching the Olympics is a Mohu antenna supplemented with a streaming service for those NBC affiliates not available over-the-air. Get excited – we’ve got two weeks full of winter sport action to tune into! Which event or athlete are you looking forward to watching the most? Let us know!

 

Emma Brothers

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Emma is a recent graduate from East Carolina University and joined the Mohu team in 2017. She’s passionate about spreading the word about the availability of free TV over-the-air and helping people ditch cable. She personally cut the cord in 2015 when she picked up a Leaf 50 antenna.

When she’s not advocating for cord cutting, Emma enjoys running, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Emma is a recent graduate from East Carolina University and joined the Mohu team in 2017. She’s passionate about spreading the word about the availability of free TV over-the-air and helping people ditch cable. She personally cut the cord in 2015 when she picked up a Leaf 50 antenna.

When she’s not advocating for cord cutting, Emma enjoys running, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

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