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How to Watch Winter Olympics 2022 Without Cable: Live Stream Beijing Olympic Games Online

By Lore Apostol / January 31, 2022

The Winter Olympic games are some of the most loved and exciting sports competitions, and millions of fans from around the world tune in to see the beautiful disciplines and the medal-awarding ceremonies. This year, the best of the best from all corners of the world compete against each other once more, and Beijing is the elected host city. So, if you're looking for ways to watch the 2022 Winter Olympics online, we have all the details you may need.

The 2022 Winter Olympics will be the first Winter Olympics in China and the last of three consecutive Olympics in East Asia. As its second Olympic Games, Beijing will be the first city to have ever hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics: four existing indoor venues originally constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics will be used as part of these Games, while the Beijing National Stadium will again host the opening and closing ceremonies. The emblem of this edition, called "Winter Dream," was unveiled in 2017, and it mixes in the Olympic colors with those on the Chinese flag.

The Winter Olympics is between February 4 and February 20, 2022. This edition will take place in Beijing and venues near the neighboring towns of Yanqing and Chongli in China. The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will officially begin on Friday, February 4, with the opening ceremony, but some competitions will begin two days earlier, on Wednesday, February 2. The 2022 competition is scheduled to include 109 events over 15 disciplines in 7 sports. These sports are biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, luge, skating, and skiing.

These Winter Olympics have been the subject of diplomatic boycotts due to the Uyghur genocide, the general human rights situation in China, and various other concerns and controversies. The United States, United Kingdom, Canada, some European Union countries, Australia, Lithuania, and Kosovo have declared a diplomatic boycott of the Games, so although they will all send athletes to compete, no officials will attend.

Like the last 2020 Summer Olympics event held six months earlier in Tokyo, the Winter Games are impacted by the international pandemic, which has resulted in the implementation of health and safety protocols and restrictions on public attendance of the events. This year, we hope to be able to enjoy the entire event without any pandemic-related issues. So, let's see how to stream Olympic Games Beijing 2022 live from anywhere.

How to Watch Winter Olympics 2022 Online from Anywhere?

You can easily watch the Winter Olympics with one of the many streaming services available as long as you are home. However, these platforms won't allow you to access them abroad due to licensing issues, so you'll need to watch the Winter Olympics with a VPN to bypass the geo-restrictions. No matter where you are located, a VPN will let you select a virtual location to make it seem you are in your home country.

If you don't know what tool to choose, we recommend you use ExpressVPN to easily unblock almost any streaming platform. It comes with thousands of servers all over the world, the best encryption protocols to secure your data, and great privacy features. Moreover, it's extremely easy to use and supports Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku, Android TV, PlayStation, Xbox, Smart TVs, and more.

To get started, you need to subscribe to the ExpressVPN annual plan (49% Discount & 3 Months FREE) on their website, fill in your details, pay, and download the app for your device. Start the VPN app, connect to a server in your country, then open the live TV service of choice and tune in to watch the Beijing Winter Olympics games.

How to Watch the Winter Olympics 2022 Without Cable in the US

In the United States, the rights to broadcast the events have gone to NBCUniversal, which will provide coverage of the Olympics from February 2 to February 20. These Winter Olympic Games broadcast rights belong to NBCUniversal as part of its $7.75 Billion contract extending through 2032. The 2022 edition of the Super Bowl is tentatively scheduled during an ongoing Olympics for the first time in its history since they are now holding rights to both events.

You will be able to see the Opening Ceremony on Friday, February 4, live in the morning (6:30 AM - 9:00 AM) and the tape version in primetime (8:00 PM - 11:00 PM) on NBC and Peacock. Simply check the NBC channels schedule ahead of the dates of the games to see exactly when to tune in and when the other broadcasts are scheduled to take place. If you have cable access to NBC, you can also watch live stream coverage of the Winter Olympics for free through the NBC Sports app if you log in with your cable provider credentials.

The Beijing Winter Olympics will air on TV on NBC, USA, CNBC, and the Olympic Channel. There are several live TV streaming platforms in the US that you can subscribe to in order to watch the Winter Olympics without cable, and the networks above are part of most of these services' bundles. Let's see what options you have right now.

Watch the Winter Olympics on fuboTV

When it comes to watching sports live online, fuboTV is one of the best options since it has so many sports channels and offers coverage for quite a few major sporting events. You have three packs here, and all of them let you watch the event. However, the basic Starter pack that costs $64.99 per month includes the USA networks and the Olympic Channel, and also NBC, so nothing else is required for you to watch Olympic Games live this year.

You get a 7-day free trial on fuboTV upon subscribing and several other perks, one of them being 250 hours of could DVR recordings. Read our fuboTV review for more information.

Live Stream the Winter Olympics on Sling TV

Sling TV has three channel packs, several extra packs, and premium channels. It provides 50 channels from various categories like news, live sports, and entertainment and is cheaper than the other streaming services on the market. However, this service offers the USA network as a part of their Blue package ($35 per month) and also NBC in the select markets. The Olympic Channel is available with this bundle only as an add-on, so you can get it with Sports Extra for $11 per month.

Your subscription starts with a 3-day free trial on Sling TV, and you get 50 hours of cloud DVR. You can read more about it in our Sling TV review.

Winter Olympics on Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV means you get the famous Hulu On-Demand service (ad-supported) together with the Live TV one that includes over 75 top channels. Right now, the subscription cost is $69.99 per month and comes with Disney Plus and ESPN Plus included for free as a special deal. This means you get Disney, Pixar, National Geographic, Marvel, and Star Wars content with lots of sports-related content on top of the regular service.

This platform offers NBC in select markets, and it also has the Olympic Channel and the USA network, so you're all covered when the Winter Olympic Games start this year. Read our Hulu + Live TV review for more information.

Winter Olympics on YouTube TV

Even though it has a single pack on its offer, YouTube TV lets users watch live TV from more than 85 channels. NBC is featured on the channel list, along with the USA network and the Olympic Channel, so you can watch the competitions once the Winter Olympic games begin. It also has NFL, NBA, and MLB networks for $64.99 a month, so you get a lot for your money.

Plus, some attractive perks are included, such as unlimited cloud DVR storage space. It also offers a few customization options, such as premium channels and add-ons. For more information, you can read our YouTube TV review.

Winter Olympics Live on Peacock

Peacock will be the streaming home of the Winter Olympics since it belongs to NBCU. This means you will be able to watch the live coverage NBC offers for free, but you will have to go for the paid tier to watch the full coverage. The service's limited-ads Premium tier costs $4.99 per month (or $49.99 per year). You can upgrade to the Premium Plus tier for another $5 per month to remove the ads altogether and reach a subscription fee of $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year.

Peacock offers coverage from February 2 to February 20, and it will let fans live stream over 2,800 hours of NBCUniversal's coverage of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games. It offers support for several devices, and you can check the full list here.

The Winter Olympics Live Stream in Canada

Canada's Olympic Network CBC/Radio-Canada will provide complete around-the-clock coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on all platforms. Besides the CBC, Sportsnet, and TSN TV broadcasts, Canadians will be able to live stream the events through the CBC Sports app CBC Gem, where an ad-free subscription is $4.99 per month and includes a 30-day free trial. CBC's dedicated Beijing 2022 website will also feature live-streaming of all the broadcasts, as well as non-TV events.

Streaming rights for Canada are distributed to Bell Media and Rogers Sports & Media as well.

If you are traveling abroad and want to watch the events live, you may see that content is geo-restricted in other countries. You can still access the CBC app and dedicated website if you use a potent VPN that you connect to a server located back home.

How to Watch the Winter Olympics in the UK

In the UK you can watch it all on Eurosport and BBC (BBC One and BBC Two). These are the first Games where Eurosport will be the main rightsholder. The BBC will sub-license a limited amount of coverage on free-to-air television as part of a deal in which the BBC sold the pay-TV rights to the 2018 and 2020 Games to Eurosport. The BBC announced it would be broadcasting over 300 hours of free-to-air live coverage, as well as highlights programs.

The Winter Olympics can be streamed for free through BBC iPlayer and on the Discovery-owned platforms, namely the Eurosport app (that you can download for iOS and Android) and the Discovery Plus streaming platform (where you can get the Entertainment and Sports plan for £6.99 per month, with a 7-day free trial included). The full Winter Olympics 2022 schedule runs from February 2 to February 20.

If you want to watch the events live on the Eurosport app, BBC iPlayer, or the Discovery Plus platform while you are traveling away from the UK, you can still do that even though there are geo-restrictions in place. All you need is to use a potent VPN that must be connected to a server located back home to bypass the geo-blockade.

Where to Stream the Winter Olympics 2022 in Australia

You can do that for free on Seven, with coverage beginning from 12 PM AEDT on weekdays and 10 AM AEDT on weekends. Channel 7 will have you covered for all the big events, but 7plus is where you can live stream online more of the Winter Olympic games for free, so this is definitely good news for fans in Australia.

If the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games find you traveling, you can still access the 7plus app and tune in to your local streaming coverage with the help of a VPN when the games take place. You just need to select a server located at home before accessing the streaming app.

The Winter Olympics Live in New Zealand

New Zealand fans can watch via Sky Television, which is featured with almost all of the cable providers in the country. Alternatively, you can head to Sky Sport Now and sign up. You can select a weekly, monthly, or annual pass, and these range from $19.99 to $39.99. They also have a special Olympic Winter Games Pass, which is valid for the period of the 2022 event. You can stream all the sports you want on your smart TV, mobile, computer, or tablet, and you also get a 7-day free trial.

If you are traveling away from New Zealand, the streaming service you are subscribed to is geo-blocked, so you won't be able to watch the Winter Olympics. So if you watch the events live while abroad, you need to use a capable VPN and connect it to a server located back home when the games are on.

How to Watch the Winter Olympics in India

Sony Pictures Networks is the official broadcasting partner of the Winter Olympics 2022 in India, so you will be able to watch everything on the Sony TV channel. You may be able to see the Winter Olympics 2022 on Jio TV if it's included with your local cable provider.

You will also be able to watch the Winter Olympics live stream on the SonyLiv, but you will need a paid subscription for this, and The SonyLiv Premium monthly membership is priced at Rs 299. If you want to see live updates online, you can do that on the Winter Olympics website.

Sony has streaming rights for the Winter Olympics in India, but if you travel abroad, the content you used to access back home will be geo-blocked. You can still watch the events live while abroad, but you need to use a good VPN and set to a server located back home when the games are on.

The Winter Olympics Live in China

Domestic rights to the Winter Olympic Games are owned by China Central Television (CCTV) here. Streaming rights are sublicensed by China Mobile's Migu streaming service. Other media novelties this year include Kuaishou, a live-streaming platform, being set as an official broadcast partner, and also the Tencent Video streaming platform.

Can You Watch the Winter Olympics for Free?

A lot of coverage for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games is offered by NBC, so you can stream the event live for free, including opening and closing ceremonies on this channel through Peacock since the streaming platform has a Free tier. You can access Peacock from a laptop, smartphone, or smart TV, and you can see the entire list of compatible devices here. If you have cable access to NBC, you can also watch live stream coverage of the Winter Olympics for free through the NBC Sports app if you log in with your cable provider credentials.

You can also go for the free trials that live TV and streaming platforms offer, which last mostly seven days, so you can watch some of the competitions at no cost. There's also free content on Australia's 7plus service, UK's BBC iPlayer, and some limited content offered by free-to-air networks such as Channel 7 and Eurosport.

Can You Watch the Winter Olympics in 4K?

Yes, For the very first time, NBC Sports will provide live coverage of the NBC broadcast network's XXIV Olympic Winter Games primetime and Prime Plus shows in over 53 markets in the 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) format with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Dolby ATMOS, which provides a fully immersive overhead surround sound experience. The live opening ceremony for the Olympics along with NBC Primetime Shows will be available via localized UHD simulcasts in the respective 53 markets and distribution platforms.

NBCUniversal will distribute the 4K HDR coverage to US distribution partners, and TV providers that will broadcast the 2022 Beijing Olympics in 4K are Comcast, Cox, Altice (Optimum), and Verizon. If you wish to have a 4K experience, you can do that over on the NBC channels or on fuboTV, DirecTV, and YouTube TV. However, we should mention that you will not be able to stream the Olympics in 4K on Peacock.

Recently, China Media Group has launched CCTV-8K, an 8K ultra-high-definition TV channel, to broadcast the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, so there's that.

Are There New Sports for the 2022 Winter Olympics?

Even though there aren't new sports added to the Winter Olympic Games, there are several new competitions to look forward to this year.

Schedule 2022

You can find below the official schedule for the Winter Olympics 2022 - the full Olympic Games Beijing schedule details, dates, and times. If any changes are going to be announced, we'll make sure to update.

You can find the full list of disciplines featured in this year's Winter Olympic Games in Beijing below:

You can see when are the competition days, the day with medals, and the ceremonies in the detailed schedule for each day on the official Winter Olympic Games website.

Watching the Winter Olympics online has never been easier than it is in 2022 since you have so many options to see the events over the air and also to live stream them online. Enjoy watching the Olympic Games Beijing 2022, and thank you for visiting TechNadu!



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