NBCUniversal and Roku have announced a partnership to bring an all-new immersive experience for viewers to watch the 2020 Olympics on the Roku platform. Now through August 8, NBCUniversal will have an Olympics hub with games coverage and Olympics-related entertainment on supported Roku devices and Roku TVs. Roku viewers can access NBCU’s 5,500 hours of in-depth Summer Olympics coverage right from their home screen.
Starting July 20, Roku Users will see a dedicated 2020 Tokyo Olympics experience on the left-side menu of the home screen. Features include a countdown clock ahead of the opening ceremony, which will be replaced by a medal tracker once the games begin. You can also watch a short informational video on how to get started streaming Olympic-related content on Roku.
“The Tokyo Olympics will be one of the biggest media events of our lifetime and we look forward to working with Roku to create a new, on-device experience for their millions of streamers,” said Matt Bond, Chairman, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal. “We know that more engaging, personalized experiences are what consumers expect for this global event and we look forward to using this opportunity to innovate with terrific partners like Roku.”
In addition to Roku, viewers will be able to stream free daily highlights, get easy access to live shows, condensed replays and highlights for free through Peacock. Users can watch live events through NBC Sports.