One of, if not ‘the’ most significant sporting event of the year gets underway on the 8th of February. With its first competition, Curling, taking place, even before the opening ceremony on the 9th. What is this event? It is, of course, the XIII Winter games, which takes place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. So, if you’re wondering how to watch winter Olympics 2018 live online and keep up with all the action? Read on for all the details …
I’m Abroad How Can I Watch Via My Favourite Channel?
Unfortunately, if you’re abroad on holiday and want to watch your nation’s team, it’s likely you will need a VPN. Why? Because let’s say for example you are a US citizen hoping to catch NBC’s online coverage; geo-blocking will prevent you. Geo-blocking often referred to as geo-blocked, is a measure used to prevent content access based on your geographical location. And that means, if you’re on holiday, you need to use a VPN to watch the Winter Olympics.
The following VPNs are in my opinion the most reliable. Although should you wish to read about each one before signing up take a look at these reviews.
Having chosen a particular VPN, it’s now time to find out exactly which channels are showing the 2018 winter Olympics. After all, you could be a Brit on Holiday in Florida, wanting to use the BBC iPlayer. Or someone in a different time zone wishing to watch a particular live event, with no local coverage. This is when using a VPN to watch winter Olympics 2018 comes in extremely handy. As you can trick a website’s server into thinking you are in that country!
Where to Watch Winter Olympics 2018 Live Online?
The following is a list of all the major broadcasters who will enable you to stream winter Olympics 2018. For the most part, you will be required to sign-up to gain access, my advice, do that now.
- BBC iPlayer (UK)
- NBC Sports (USA)
- CBC (Canada)
- Channel 7 (Australia)
- Sky Sports (New Zealand)
- France TV (France)
- ARD (Germany)
- ZDF (Germany)
- Rai TV (Italy)
- DR TV (Denmark)
- RTVE (Spain)
- TV 2 (Norway)
- Star Sports (India)
- BeIN Sports (Middle East)
Watch for Free Via Online Streaming Channels
If you don’t want to sign up for a months trial or have a TV license (in the UK,) you could cheat! That’s right if you have a VPN and Kodi installed on a device you could watch the Winter Olympics via it. Or alternatively, use an app such as Modbro, the free sports TV app, but make sure to use a VPN. Unfortunately, in most countries it is illegal to stream copyrighted material without a paid subscription, and theFlashblog does not endorse it. Plus, the quality of either of these two is hit and miss! Meaning, you’ll be constantly frustrated by buffering, and picture quality issues. The only way to secure a great sporting experience while abroad is via the list of broadcasters, and a VPN!
What Devices can I use to Stream Winter Olympics 2018?
Now, if you are yet to sign up to a VPN, it’s probably worth checking that you have a compatible device. However, as we live in the 21st Century, it’s likely that all devices are compatible, but, it’s worth knowing.
Fortunately, I can tell you that the following devices are compatible: Windows Desktops and Laptops, Linux PCs, and Mac OS computers, Smart TV’s, Apple TV, Android phones, and tablets. Plus, iPhones and iPads. and sticks like the Roku, Amazon Firestick, and Chromecast.
Now that you know, you’ll be able to watch the 2018 winter Olympics from wherever you are in the world and; however, suits you best. And that means whether you are on holiday in Australia, the UK, US, Canada, Italy, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain or India, in fact, almost anywhere, you can watch the Olympics Live online.
How to Watch Winter Olympics 2018 Live Online
If having read the above, you need a quick and concise set of instructions on what to do. Here’s my quick four-step tutorial.
- Before you travel, Sign up to a VPN.
- Install the required VPN application on your PC, Android smartphone, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or streaming stick
- When you have have travelled abroad, use it to access a server in the country you wish to un-geo-block.
- An example would be, an American wanting to watch NBC’s winter Olympics coverage, connecting to a server in the USA would enable that.
Of course, this how to Watch Winter Olympics 2018 Live Online guide is transferable to any content. By, that I mean any film, TV, live music or exclusive content that you may wish to view.