NBC yesterday finally announced their plans to cover the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Many of the biggest events will be 100% free on NBC with an antenna, but an additional 365.5 hours of Olympic coverage will be aired on NBCUniversal cable networks, which include NBCSN, CNBC, and the USA Network.
The good news is you do not need cable TV and the two-year contract to watch the Olympics.
Here is how you can watch the Olympics as a cord cutter.
NBC will be the place to go for many of the biggest events including the opening and closing ceremonies. Hulu, DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue all offer NBC in some markets; however, the best way to watch is 100% with an antenna.
To find out if you can get NBC free over the air, check out AntennaRecommendations.com. There you can see if you need an indoor or outdoor antenna to get NBC.
#2 NBCSN, CNBC, and USA Network
The good news is every major streaming service includes NBCSN, CNBC, and USA Network. You should check out Hulu, DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and other services.
Now the question is what are the least expensive options. So let’s take a look at the cheapest way to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics n Pyeongchang.
Sling TV is the least expensive option. You will need the Sling TV Blue package and the News add-on for a total of $30 a month. With that you will get every channel that will air the Olympics.
Sling TV does offer a 7-day free trial that will let you test out the service before you pay for it.
If you are an AT&T Unlimited Subscriber, you can get DIRECTV NOW for just $10 a month. AT&T gives AT&T Unlimited Subscribers $25 off DIRECTV NOW allowing you to get their $35 a month plan for just $10 a month.
DIRECTV NOW offers a 7-day free trial allowing you to test out DIRECTV NOW before you pay.
If you are a Hulu on-demand subscriber you can add Hulu’s live TV service for just $32 a month. This will allow you to watch the Olympics live on Hulu.
We will be updating this post as we get closer to the opening ceremonies on February 9, 2018.
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