The 2022 XXIV Olympic Winter Games begin on Friday, February 4 and will run through Sunday, February 20. During that period, NBCUniversal will stream and broadcast over 2,800 hours of Olympics coverage on NBC, Peacock, USA Network, CNBC, and the NBC Sports app. Here is how you can watch all the action, from the Opening Ceremony to the Closing Ceremony and all 109 medal events in between, on your Roku device.
First the bad news - the only completely free way for cord-cutters to watch live competition will be on over-the-air (OTA) broadcasts through your local NBC affiliate station. If you already have an OTA antenna installed and can receive a local NBC broadcast, you can watch nearly 200 hours of coverage that includes 18 nights of primetime broadcasts featuring high-profile sports like figure skating, alpine skiing, snowboarding, short track, speed skating, and more.
If you have a Roku device, you can stream much more than what's offered on NBC - a full schedule can be found at nbcolympics.com/schedule. Read on to see the available options.
Streaming the 2022 Winter Olympics on Peacock
At only $4.99/month for a subscription that you can cancel at any time (ad-free for $9.99/month), Peacock Premium is easily the best choice for full Olympics coverage. NBCU will stream every Winter Olympics event live, as well as NBC's primetime show and studio programming on Peacock's Premium tier. This includes all 2,800+ hours of programming that begins on February 2, two days before the Opening Ceremony. This will include all events that will air on broadcast and cable TV.
Peacock will also stream four exclusive shows starting on February 5 (show descriptions adapted from NBCU information):
- The Olympics Show (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET) - A live studio show highlighting the biggest, must-see moments, with athlete interviews andpreviewing upcoming event previews.
- Olympic Ice (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET) - Essential viewing for figure skating fans, with in-depth analysis of one of the Winter Games' most popular events, plus competition highlights, interviews with Team USA athletes, practice reports, and scoring breakdowns
- Winter Gold (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET) - A comprehensive look at the most compelling performances of the day.
- Top Highlights (8:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. ET) - Even more memorable moments and highlights throughout the day.
Your Peacock subscription won't be limited to use on Roku, either. Peacock is alo available Amazon FireTV and Fire tablets; Apple devices; Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices; 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.
Subscribe to Peacock TV at www.peacocktv.com/plans/all-monthly.
Streaming the 2022 Winter Olympics on Cable Networks
The NBCU cable channels CNBC and USA Network will also broadcast 2022 Winter Olympics coverage. USA Network will carry nearly 400 hours of Olympics programming, featuring all 15 sports and many of the live medal events. Round-the-clock Olympic coverage will be provided on most days. USA Network's coverage begins on on Wednesday, February 2 with 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, February 13, Olympics coverage will be provided throughout the day and night while NBC focuses on its broadcast of Super Bowl LVI.
CNBC will carry around 80 hours of Winter Olympics coverage, primarily curling and ice hockey. Most CNBC Olympics programming will air in the evenings after the network's normal business coverage has ended.
Streaming the 2022 Winter Olympics on the NBC Sports App
If you already subscribe to pay TV through traditional cable or a cable-alternative live TV streaming service like those listed in the preceding paragraph, you can authenticate the NBC Sports app and stream over 2,100+ hours of coverage that will include live streaming of all events; TV simul-stream coverage of the three television networks broadcasting the Games; and an enhanced viewing experiences for select sports. You will also find live streams of select practice and warm-up sessions, along with extensive video content that includes event recaps, highlights, viral moments, interviews, and more.
For more information on live TV streaming services on Roku, see this article.