How to watch the 2022 Winter Olympics Live Online for Free—Without Cable

The 2022 Beijing Olympics Winter session will have its opening ceremony on Friday, officially beginning the 24th edition of the Winter Games.

This year’s Olympics will have 109 events in 15 sports, including seven new events: women’s monobob; men’s and women’s big air (freestyle skiing); mixed team snowboard cross; mixed team aerials; mixed team short track relay; and mixed team ski jumping.

The 2022 Beijing Olympics will be presented nationally on NBC and USA. Cord-cutters will be pleased with the news, as these networks are prominently featured on some of the most popular streaming options.

Below is a complete breakdown of live streaming options for the 2022 Tokyo Olympics.

Streaming optionCable subscription needed?Free?CostFree trial?
PeacockNoYes
fuboTVNoNo$64.99/monthYes
AT&T TV NowNoNo$69.99/monthNo
Hulu Plus Live TVNoNo$64.99/monthYes
YouTube TVNoNo$64.99/monthYes

Where to watch 2022 Winter Olympics games

Cord-cutters with existing live TV services will be able to view the Games wherever NBCU networks are available. A full schedule of specific coverage on individual channels can be found right here.

YouTube TV carries NBCU channels covering the Games, including USA, CNBC, and NBC. The service typically costs $65 per month, though it occasionally runs promotions that cut that cost for a specific period of time.

Hulu with Live TV will also be able to access the games live on NBCU channels as well as on-demand. Hulu with Live TV starts at $70 per month ($76 per month without ads) but does include ESPN Plus and Disney Plus as well.

FuboTV will carry coverage of the Games live and on-demand through its partnership with NBCU. FuboTV currently starts at $65 per month.

Sling TV has two base plans, Orange and Blue (each costs $35 per month). Those with a Sling Blue plan (or a bundle that includes both) will be able to find coverage of the games on USA. Sling also has additional coverage through its News Extra add-on ($6 per month), which gives viewers access to CNBC. Local NBC affiliates are available through Sling Blue in select markets.

DIRECTV Stream will also carry coverage of the Games. Its plans start at around $70 per month.

How can I stream the Olympics online? 

TV licence fee-payers can stream the action for free on the BBC website and via the BBC iPlayer app, with the broadcaster offering additional streams to its TV coverage.

Eurosport subscribers can stream the action online or via the Eurosport Player app, while Discovery+ will offer every moment from every event streamed live.

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