Fuck you, NBC. I shouldn’t need three separate subscriptions with three separate platforms to try to watch, and I shouldn’t then have to wait 24 hours for the replay. And listing start times in Tokyo time? FFS, at least give us the option to filter by time zone. Also, the Peacock app sucks and the NBC Sports app isn’t available on my smart TV. Serious middle finger to you NBC, from someone up at 6am on Saturday because she thought the US women were competing this morning.
I’m still struggling to find a consolidated list of how to watch everything and schedules that make sense for US time zones, so here’s what I’ve gathered so far:
Full Olympics Streaming Schedule, listing day, sport, time (in ET) and streaming platform. WARNING: it’s telling me Men’s quals should be streaming on peacock right now, and they most definitely are not, so I don’t know how accurate it is.
Primetime Schedule. Lists live streaming and primetime replays, in PST.
Options if you don’t have cable but need a cable login
I signed up for a $10 month of Sling (blue package + NBC sports addon). I was getting errors last night trying to login into nbcsports.com saying that my sling subscription didn’t qualify, but that seems to have resolved itself as of this morning after clearing cookies, etc.
*Peacock Premium* for $4.99 gets you replays. Not sure what good it does if replays are 24 hours later, but I have it.
Discovery+ I have not signed up for this one, but others are reporting that it has what you need.
If you don’t have cable but want to watch NBC primetime: Hulu Live is the way to go. The NBC Sports app probably works too, but it doesn’t do me any good when I can only watch on my phone.
I use Private Internet Access, which seems to know people are struggling with watching the Olympics given that they currently have a Gold Medal Offer for 78% off. It’s super easy to instal and intuitive to use.
Once you’ve got that, you can use it to access CBC which has everything live, including apparatus feeds. Bonus points for CBC coverage because they’re usually not focused on watching Simone stand around drinking water.
AdexIncc Twitch Stream AdexIncc has been my hero through all of Classics/Championships. For $3.99, he’s go REPLAYS immediately posted. It’s not the best quality, but the fact that some dude on the internet is doing what NBC cannot is enough to make me happily give him four bucks.
For those in other countries, feel free to use this thread to list how you’re working your way through this mess.
ETA: The Balance Beam Situation had a great schedule with exact starting times for subs, but I can’t find it now. If someone can post it I’ll add it.