Looking to watch the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics this Friday (Feb. 9) but don’t have a TV? NBC will be airing this three-hour extravaganza from Pyeongchang, South Korea on a taped delay basis beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. PT. One-time Today host Katie Couric and NBC sports anchor Mike Tirico will be leading the Peacock network’s coverage from the 35,000 seat stadium, which is a temporary venue for the opening and closing ceremonies. Read on to find out how to watch this and the rest of the 16 days of the Winter Olympics online.
NBC will be producing more than 1,000 hours of coverage from Feb. 9 to Feb. 26. The NBC Sport app is the easiest way to stay on top all of the action. All of the leading streaming set-top boxes and smart TVs allow you to download this app. The network will also be making all of its coverage available on the web at NBCOlympics.com. You will need a valid TV provider log in to access this programming.
You may already be subscribing to a service that includes a live stream of the NBC affiliate in your town and gives you this required log in. DirecTVNow, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV all have deals with NBC stations in most of the nation’s markets. The basic packages for these that include local TV run about $40 per month.
If you are an early bird, you can watch the Opening Ceremonies live on Feb. 9, beginning at 3 a.m. PT/ 6 p.m. ET on the app and the web. You won’t get any of Couric’s chirpy commentary, but you might consider that enough of a plus that it is worth getting up early.