Guide to Live Streaming the 2014 Sochi Olympics


The 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia officially began, Friday, February 7th. And while NBC will be showing as much of the games as they possibly can during their prime time schedule over the next couple of weeks, in order to watch much of the action live, your best bet is to do it online. But unlike Fox Sports’ ultimate decision to live stream Super Bowl XLVIII free without restrictions, NBC will be requiring that you have a cable subscription (or access to one) in order to watch all 98 medal events live.

How to watch online:

Visit, where you can verify your cable subscription account (Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, Dish, Verizon FiOS and many more) and then watch an unlimited amount of coverage from NBC. You can also watch a 30 minute trial, with an additional 5 minutes per day, without verifying an account.

How to watch on mobile:

Similarly, NBC Sports is providing streaming coverage via their Live Extra app for iPhone/iPad and Android. In addition to watching all events live, you can also set up push notifications to be alerted when events are about to begin.

The full schedule and results for all events can be found here.

Good news if you happen to live in the United Kingdom or Canada: Both the BBC and the CBC will be broadcasting extensive live coverage online for free. The only problem is that it’s blocked for anyone who lives in the United States.

[photo via NBC Sports]

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