Watching the Olympics


Well it took some research but here’s the guide to watching the Olympics. Get an over the air antenna and hope you can see an antenna. If you can, then OTA is still free and it comes out on NBC. If you get a box then you can even make it a DVR. Not a bad choice, but you need to have line of site to a TV tower 🙂

  1. If you have a Cable, Satellite or other subscription. Download the NBC Sports application and use your credentials. Works on phones, AppleTV and all the various android players.
  2. If you have “cut the cord” your options are a little more tricky. You can subscribe to SlingTV Blue for $20 a month and Sony Playstation Vue. Despite that last name it is actually not tied to the Playstation at all. A huge caveat here is that SlingTV Blue only works for NBC certain markets like NYC, Chicago, Dallas, Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Diego and Washington, D.C., but not Seattle, so the only way to see NBC is to have a VPN that egresses into these markets that you either hook into your router or use a Mac or PC and then Airplay or Chromecast to your set top box. Most VPNs will ingress and egress from the same region, so if you say select a NYC access point you will egress with a NYC IP (hint, hint).
  3. If you are lucky enough to live outside of the US (or have a VPN that egresses into these countries like Tunnelbear), then you can use the by egressing there. You could also use Canada, but this requires a login to the network.

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