With Team USA’s increasing medal count, it can only mean that we are deep into Olympic territory and coverage. With so many sporting events scattered throughout the two weeks of games, catching your favorite sport can be a bit tricky, from halfpipe snowboarding to bobsledding. Coupled with a 13 hour time difference, the timing can easily get confusing.
While you can catch cable coverage with USA Network and NBC, you can also catch it streaming through Peacock. First of all, knowing the timing is essential. Be sure to check out our handy guide to your favorite events below so you know when to head to which channel – or streaming service – to catch the fight for Olympic gold.
Anyone who has ever watched the Olympics, Winter OR Summer, knows that there are always multiple events taking place at any given time. To make matters even more confusing, Beijing is between 1 and 4 p.m. ahead of the United States, depending on where you live (east coast is 1 p.m., west coast is 4 p.m.). Luckily, the Peacock UI makes things (relatively) simple to stream. First, head to the Peacock Olympics Hub, which gives you the ability to browse by sport, tune in to live coverage and even read stories of the day. From there, check out Peacock’s “Watch By Day” hub, which has a full schedule of every event the service will be streaming live.
Here are some of today’s highlights:
- SKI: Combined Men – Downhill (9:30 p.m./8:30 p.m.)
- CURLING: Men’s round robin #1 (7:05/6:05)
- FIGURE SKATING: Men’s freestyle (9:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.)
- SLED: Double luge – all runs (7:20 a.m./6:20 a.m.)
- NORDIC COMBINED : Men’s individual normal hill (2h00/1c), Men’s individual 10 km (NH) (6h00/5c)
- SNOWBOARD: Women’s snowboard cross finals (1h30/12h30), women’s snowboard halfpipe final (8h30/7h)
- SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING: Men’s 1,500m and over finals (6:00 a.m. / 5:00 a.m.)
- SKELETON: Skeleton Men: Rounds 1 and 2 (8:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.)
In addition to coverage starting Wednesday, ski enthusiasts will be able to watch the men’s combined slalom and women’s cross-country skiing. We will also see the return of hockey after a day off and enter the women’s speed skating playoffs.
Where can I watch the Olympics?
If you don’t have access to the US Network or NBC through your cable channel, you have a few options here. Hulu + Live TV offers coverage for these events with a subscription that starts at $69.99/month. You can also take a fuboTV subscription which starts at $64.99/month and will offer live streaming coverage as well as DVR cloud storage so you can record and watch it at your leisure. NBC Olympics also offers coverage, but will urge you to head to Peacock TV for 24/7 coverage. You will have to pay for the coverage which starts at $4.99/month for the basic plan and $9.99/month for the ad-free version.
How to watch the Olympics for free
If you want the gist of the coverage, you can check out NBC’s Olympics highlights clips and enjoy the major coverage. You can watch clips like figure skating performances, but you won’t be able to watch back-to-back performances. As a warning, you’ll also only get 30 minutes of free streaming before the site redirects you to sign up for Peacock TV.
And speaking of Peacock TV, you can get some coverage of events. If you’re looking for top performance with commentary and discussion in between, Peacock is your best bet. They offer free streaming only for highlights and bring discussion and commentary to aid understanding and insight for athletes.
If you are also not registered with fuboTV Still, they are currently offering a 7-day free trial to new subscribers so you can enjoy a week of live coverage.
How to Sign Up for Peacock TV: Free vs. Peacock Premium Option
See you on Peacock TV to subscribe to the streaming service. Although the free account provides a library of content, if you love watching the Olympics and want 24/7 coverage, you can opt for the basic $4.99/month package that comes with advertising. If you prefer to be ad-free, you can opt for the $9.99/month plan.
New York Post