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Here are 9 ways you can watch the Olympic Winter Games

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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, a photographer walks down the steps underneath a large banner at the Gangneung Hockey Center ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will begin in PyeongChang, South Korea Thursday, Feb. 8, the day before the Opening Ceremony. Events will wrap up Sunday, Feb. 25 with the Closing Ceremony. Here's a look at how you can watch:

TV via antenna and/or cable

NBC will air Olympic events on its network channel as well as NBCUniversal's cable channels. NBC is available free if you have an antenna. You can get the rest of the channels through paid-subscriptions.

The complete schedule is listed at, but here's a basic rundown: 


  • Daytime: Coverage will air from 3-5 p.m. ET on weekdays and 3-6 p.m. ET on weekends.
  • Prime-time: Coverage will air at 8 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and 7 p.m. ET on Sundays.
  • Prime-time Plus: Coverage will air during the late-night show window following prime time.

Cable networks

  • NBCSN: NBCSN will show events live during prime time and will also include 24-hour coverage from Feb. 18-25. The first Olympic event will air live on NBCSN Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 11 p.m. ET.
  • CNBC: CNBC will show Olympic events Monday, Feb. 12 through Friday, Feb. 23.
  • USA Network: The USA Network will show ice hockey and curling coverage. Most events will air live between 7-9:30 a.m. ET., beginning with live coverage of the women's hockey qualifying round.
  • Olympic Channel: The Olympic Channel will show 24/7 programming of the Olympic Games from Saturday, Feb. 10 to Saturday, Feb. 24.
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General view of the Gangneung Hockey center prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Streaming and other digital platforms will have streaming coverage as well as extra video highlights and three digital-only programs — Gold Zone, Olympic Ice, and Off the Post. You'll need cable log-in credentials to access more than 30 minutes of coverage.

NBC Sports App

Coverage of all 15 sports and 102 medal events will be streamed live on the NBC Sports App. On-demand coverage is also available. The app is available through iOS and Android and on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Xbox. Log-in credentials are required.

Sling TV

Get Sling TV Blue package with the News add-on to have access to all Olympics coverage. Live programming from NBC isn't available everywhere, but NBCSN, USA, and CNBC are available to everyone with the Blue package. The Olympic Channel is available with the Sports Extra add-on. Cost: Blue package is $25 per month. Add-ons are $5 each. A 7-day free trial is available.

Hulu Live

Cost: $39.99 per month

YouTube TV

YouTubeTV is an option in some markets. It's available via Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One and supported Samsung and LG TVs. Cost: $35 per month.

DirecTV Now

Cost: $35 per month. A free trial period is also available.

PlayStation Vue

Cost: Starts at $39.99 per month. A free trial is available.

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