How to Watch Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 in the U.S on NBC and Peacock
|How to watch Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 for FREE on TV and online|
The games at Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 will once again be subject to pandemic restrictions, including limited in-person attendance, and NBC’s hosts will be broadcasting remotely from the U.S. But the games will go on, with thousands of athletes participating in dozens of events.
NBC Universal will present more than 2,800 hours of coverage across NBC, USA Network, CNBC, NBCOlympics.com and its streaming app Peacock, which for the first time will include all events and coverage, both live and on demand.
Team USA at Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
Team USA is expected to feature all nine of its gold medalists from PyeongChang along with several other top medal contenders. They include: three-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White (snowboarding); 2018 Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim (snowboarding); three-time Olympic medalist, including two golds, Mikaela Shiffrin (alpine skiing); three-time world champion and 2018 Olympian Nathan Chen (figure skating); two-time Olympic gold medalist David Wise (freestyle skiing); three-time Olympic medalist, including two golds, Jamie Anderson (slopestyle and big air); 2018 Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard (slopestyle); three-time Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor (bobsled); 2018 Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins (cross-country skiing, who won gold with since-retired Kikkan Randall); 2018 Olympic bronze medalist Brittany Bowe (speed skating); and 2018 Olympian Erin Jackson (speed skating). The U.S. is also expected to challenge for medals in team sports and returns many members of the 2018 gold medal-winning women’s ice hockey team and men’s curling team, which is once again skipped by John Shuster.
Here’s how to stream the 2022 Winter Olympics on NBC or Peacoc:
Tune into NBC or Peacock for primetime coverage beginning Feb. 3, and the live opening ceremony on Feb. 4 at 6:30 a.m. If you have cable, you can also stream live events on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. (A cable login will be required.)
NBCU will provide unprecedented full-day coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday. Feb. 4, on NBC and Peacock. The day will include live coverage in the morning followed by a special edition of TODAY, an afternoon Olympics preview show, and an enhanced primetime presentation of the Opening Ceremony, with a special focus on Team USA.
As with recent Winter Olympics, the NBC broadcast network will feature 18 nights of primetime coverage, beginning on Thursday, Feb. 3, the night before the Opening Ceremony. USA Network, the new home for many of NBC Sports’ biggest events, will be the cable home of the Winter Games, providing coverage from Feb. 2-20. And, Peacock will live stream all Winter Olympics coverage on its premium tier and immediately host replays of all competition to ensure fans won’t miss a moment.
How to Stream the 2022 Olympics Opening Ceremony
*Identical to this past summer’s Tokyo Olympics and in a first for a Winter Games, NBCUniversal will provide unprecedented full-day coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday. Feb. 4. Coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. ET on NBC and Peacock with NBCU’s first-ever live morning presentation of a Winter Games Opening Ceremony.
*Following live coverage, a special edition of TODAY will air on NBC from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET, including reaction to the Opening Ceremony and athlete interviews.
*From 12-3 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock, NBCU will review the highlights of the Opening Ceremony and look ahead to the biggest storylines of the Beijing Olympics with its first-ever daytime show on the opening Friday of a Winter Games.
*The day-long coverage will culminate with an enhanced primetime presentation of the Opening Ceremony, from 8-11 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock, with a special focus on the athletes of Team USA in addition to the traditional performances, pageantry and Parade of Nations that make the Opening Ceremony one of the most-watched events worldwide.
How to Stream the 2022 Olympic Games and Events
The NBC broadcast network will televise nearly 200 hours of coverage, including 18 nights in primetime. The primetime presentation will again be televised live across the country, featuring all the Games’ most high-profile sports, including figure skating, alpine skiing, snowboarding, short track, speed skating, and more.
For the second consecutive Winter Games and third overall, NBC will broadcast its primetime Olympic show live across all time zones. Primetime begins each night at 8 p.m. ET, except for Sundays (7 p.m. ET).
Like Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018, primetime coverage on NBC begins the night before the Opening Ceremony, on Thursday, Feb. 3, featuring live figure skating as well as qualifying for men’s and women’s moguls. In figure skating, Team USA begins its pursuit of a third straight medal in the Team Event, which could include the Beijing debut of Nathan Chen.
Primetime Plus, which debuted for PyeongChang and was duplicated for Tokyo, returns for Beijing. The program follows late local news in most time zones and will feature significant live coverage of many of the Games’ most high-profile sports, including figure skating, alpine skiing, snowboarding, short track, and speed skating. Like the primetime show, it will be live across the country in all time zones.
On Sunday, Feb. 13, the Beijing Olympics will both precede and follow NBC Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl LVI on NBC and Peacock. Programming from Beijing will begin at 8 a.m. ET and continue until Super Bowl pre-game coverage begins at Noon ET. Following post-game coverage, the Winter Olympics resume, including live figure skating and bobsled among other sports.
Sign up for Peacock to stream the following coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics:
Peacock will be the streaming home of the Winter Olympics, offering fans the ability to live stream all 2,800+ hours of NBCUniversal’s coverage of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games on the service’s premium tier from February 2-20.
Peacock will present live streaming coverage of every event of the Winter Olympics — inclusive of all events airing on broadcast and cable television — providing fans with a comprehensive Olympics destination for all live action and catch-up on-demand viewing.
In addition to live competition streams across all 15 sports, premium tier customers will also enjoy the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, NBC’s nightly primetime show, full replays of all competition available immediately upon conclusion, exclusive daily studio programming, medal ceremonies, extensive highlight clips, and more.
Starting on February 5, Peacock will stream four exclusive shows featuring top moments from the Olympic Games, interviews with top athletes and expert analysis exclusively through the Olympic Spotlight Channel. Exclusive daily programming includes:
- “The Olympics Show” (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET) is a live studio show that will highlight the biggest, must-see moments, feature athlete interviews, and preview upcoming events.
- “Olympic Ice” (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET) will be essential viewing for figure skating fans, featuring in-depth analysis of one of the Winter Games’ most popular events, including competition highlights, interviews with Team USA athletes, practice reports and scoring breakdowns
- “Winter Gold” (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET) will provide a comprehensive look at the most compelling performances of the day so that fans never miss a minute of action.
- “Top Highlights” (8:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. ET) will give fans even more memorable moments and highlights throughout the day.
|These shows will re-stream throughout the day on Peacock’s Olympic Spotlight Channel |
Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Amazon FireTV and Fire tablets; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; Samsung Smart TVs; VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs; LG Smart TVs; Comcast’s entertainment platforms including Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex, and XClass TV; and Cox’s Contour and Contour Stream Player devices. To learn more about Peacock and how to sign up visit PeacockTV.com.
To learn more about Peacock and how to sign up, visit PeacockTV.com.
USA Network, the platform that now hosts many of NBC Sports’ most high-profile events, will be the cable home of the Winter Olympics, televising nearly 400 hours across 19 days and nights.
Over the course of the Games, USA Network will feature all 15 sports in the Winter Olympics program and many live medal events. Most days the channel will feature round-the-clock Olympic coverage.
NBCU’s coverage of the Beijing Olympics begins two nights before the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 2, when USA Network televises live curling featuring Team USA; live coverage of women’s ice hockey between Canada and Switzerland; and training for the men’s downhill.
On Sunday, Feb. 13, USA Network will have Olympics coverage throughout the day and night while NBC broadcasts Super Bowl LVI.
This will be the ninth time USA Network has carried Olympic programming (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020).
CNBC, NBCU’s widely distributed business channel, will present roughly 80 hours of Winter Olympics’ coverage, mostly in the evenings when the network’s traditional business coverage has finished for the day.
Programming on CNBC will primarily feature curling and ice hockey.
This will be the 12th consecutive Olympics in which CNBC has provided coverage, every Summer and Winter Games since 2000.
NBC Sports app / NBCOlympics.com
NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream 2,100+ hours from Beijing, a record for a Winter Olympics.
Digital coverage will include live streaming of all events and competition across desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs for authenticated users; TV simul-stream coverage of the three television networks broadcasting the Games; and an enhanced viewing experiences for select sports.
In addition, fans will be able to access live streams of select practice and warm-up sessions, plus extensive video content including event recaps, highlights, viral moments, interviews and more.
NBCOlympics.com will once again be the home for results, schedules, medal counts, athlete profile pages, and more.
You'll find a full schedule and viewing guide to all Olympic broadcast and streaming coverage on NBCOlympics.com.
How to watch Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 Without Cable
Peacock will be streaming every event of the Winter Olympics as part of the service's premium tier, both live and on demand. Subscribers can stream all of NBC's coverage on the platform, including the opening ceremony, NBC’s nightly primetime show, full replays of all competition available immediately upon conclusion, exclusive daily studio programming, and events that are airing on USA Network or CNBC. Peacock Premium is $5 a month or $50 per year. (Bonus: Peacock will also stream the Super Bowl on Feb. 13.)
If you don't want to spring for premium service, Peacock’s Olympic Spotlight Channel is free and available to all Peacock subscribers. It features all of Peacock’s exclusive studio programming, featuring Olympic skier Jonny Moseley and Olympic figure skaters Ashley Wagner, Brian Boitano and Scott Hamilton.
The Olympic channel on Sling TV gives access to NBC along with USA Network and more to watch the Olympics. Fans can watch the opening ceremony and Games with Sling Blue ($35 a month), plus upgrade to News Extra or plus Sports Extra to capture all the coverage. The service is offering three-day free trials.
Hulu + Live TV will also include Olympics coverage via NBC, along with more than 60 other television channels, so you can watch the Winter Olympics and more. The service costs $70 a month with more than 75 channels of live TV, as well as access to Disney Plus and ESPN+. The service offers a week's free trial.
Fubo TV will also stream Olympics coverage as part of its lineup of more than 100 channels. The service costs $65 a month but is offering 7-day trials.
YouTube TV will include NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, including in 4K with their 4K add-on. The service is priced at $65 a month but also offers free trials.
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How to Stream the 2022 Olympics Closing Ceremonies
As he did with the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou will serve as the director of both the opening and closing ceremonies. The closing ceremony will take place at Beijing National Stadium, signaling the end of the 2022 Olympic Games. Per Olympics custom, it will celebrate the culture of the next host city, which is Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy, where the 2026 Winter Olympics are set to be held.
The 2022 Winter Olympics closing ceremony will air on February 20, 2022, at 7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT on NBC. The ceremony can be streamed on the premium tier of Peacock ($4.99+ per month or $49.99 per year). Subscribers to Fubo TV ($64.99+ per month after a seven-day free trial), Hulu + Live TV ($69.99+ per month), YouTube TV ($64.99 per month after a seven-day free trial), DirecTV Stream ($69.99+ per month), and Sling TV ($35+ per month after a seven-day free trial) can watch the ceremony via the NBC live stream.
Top U.S. athletes to watch in the Beijing Winter Olympics
More than 200 American athletes are preparing for the Beijing Winter Olympics, which begin February 4. And with all eyes on the Games, these are some of the top ones to watch.
The world's top female speed skater will be making her second Olympic appearance after Team USA teammate Brittany Bowe gave up her spot. Jackson, 29, is just months removed from winning the speed skating World Cup, becoming the first Black woman to do so. She is currently ranked No. 1 in the women's 500-meter by the International Skating Union and will compete in the same event in Beijing.
Will Shiffrin continue her dominance? She won the last women's World Cup slalom before the Beijing Olympics. It was Shiffrin's 47th career slalom win, making her the first skier in World Cup history to win that many races in a single discipline. Shiffrin, who won gold in the slalom at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and in the giant slalom at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, is expected to be a top contender in this year's Games.
White will make his fifth Olympics appearance after finishing fourth among Americans in the World Snowboard Points list before Beijing. He has three gold medals in the halfpipe – from 2006, 2014 and 2018 – making him the most decorated male Olympic snowboarder. It will likely be the curtain call for White's Olympic career. He told Rolling Stone magazine he wants to retire from the Games after Beijing.
The 21-year-old turned heads in Pyeongchang four years ago, when, at 17 years old, she won gold in the halfpipe, becoming the youngest American to ever medal in snowboarding. Now, she is favored yet again to repeat as Olympic halfpipe champion. Despite her success, she recently shared her struggles with mental health and the pressure of expectations as an Olympian. Part of the reason she's comfortable going public is because "people are starting to become more accepting and also talking about these [mental health] issues more," she said.
After a frightening crash in her final run that knocked her out of the Pyeongchang Olympics, the luger will be back for the upcoming Olympics. The incident broke her neck and back, and it nearly ended her career. Since then, she has documented her recovery and while she admits she gets scared sometimes, she said Beijing will be another shot at earning a medal. She's also part of the Army's World Class Athlete Program.
Chen, 22, recently won his sixth figure skating championship and is now aiming for gold in Beijing. Expected to be a top contender in the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018, he failed to medal in the individual event. However, he did earn a bronze medal in the team event.
The curling legend will be back for this fifth Winter Olympics. After two straight disappointing Olympic appearances in 2010 and 2014, Shuster and his team finally won gold in 2018, a first for the Americans in the event. No one has ever won multiple gold medals in men's curling, but Shuster and his team want to take a stab at it, saying his team is "full of fighters."
The 25-year-old figure skater won a national championship this month, becoming the oldest woman to hold the title since 1927. It was her ninth appearance at national championships and her first title. Bell, a two-time Olympic medalist, now has her eyes on Beijing, where no individual woman 25 years or older has figure skated for Team USA in the Winter Olympics since 1928.
"Age is literally a number," Bell told NBC Sports. "It means nothing. If you have a dream, there is no limit on the time you have to achieve that dream, for sure."
The freestyle skier is going to Beijing and is an Olympic medal favorite. Ferreira, who is the son of a pro Argentinian soccer player, won silver after his performance in the ski halfpipe in Pyeongchang and won X Games Aspen in 2019 and 2020.
At 16 years and 6 months old, Liu is the youngest member of Team USA, according to the USOPC. Despite not being able to participate in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships after catching COVID-19, she's ready for Beijing. She already has a host of accomplishments, including becoming the youngest woman to ever win the U.S. figure skating championships when she was 14 years old and becoming the first to land a quadruple jump at nationals. Adam Rippon, who won bronze in the team event at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, said she has the potential to be the "Simone Biles of figure skating."
The gold medalist skier is back for his third Winter Olympics and looking for a three-peat in the skiing halfpipe. He beat out Team USA teammate Alex Ferreira in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and was the first Olympic champion in the men's ski halfpipe when the sport debuted at the Games in 2014.