London Olympics was one of the most watched and streamed event in the history and all the satellite and cable TV providers are ready to make the most of the upcoming Rio Olympic Games. Reports say that this year’s Olympics is going to break the currently set records.
NBC fully realizes the new trends in television industry and is fully prepared for broadcasting Olympics through all platforms. NBC is reported to broadcast over 2,000 hours of coverage through their 11 networks. Most of these channels are available only through cable TV only, but you can also watch the Olympic events without a cable TV subscription. Here is how.
Dish Network launched its very own streaming service, Sling TV, back in 2015. It allowed live streaming of a bundle of cable channels at small costs, and didn’t require any cable TV contract. For the Rio Olympics, Sling is offering a Blue Package, which includes NBCSN, USA, and Bravo channels. In selected markets, you could also get NBC local affiliate as a part of the package. The package cost is $25 for a month.
Sling also has specialty add-on packages, which features various other channels; each costing an additional $5. For instance, you can get the entire Golf coverage by subscribing to the Sport Extra package along with your basic Sling TV Blue package. Else, you can go with the new World News Extra package to get CNBC and MSNBC, which airs 100 more hours of Olympic coverage.
PlayStation Vue is similar to Dish’s Sling TV service. The packages are priced at a decent rate and your don’t require any contract with cable operators to get the channels. You could stream the channels using a Roku or similar device. Compared to Sling TV, the packages are a bit bigger and so, they cost a bit more. The pricing starts at $ 29.
Vue could offer access to all the channels you will ever want to watch the 2016 Olympics. The main highlight of PlayStation Vue over Sling TV is that it gives you the ability to authenticate the NBC Sports app, as PlayStation Vue is the only way to use the the app without a cable TV subscription.
These are the best options for you if you have no cable connection or you are searching for cable TV alternatives to watch the Rio Olympics. If you are not in a market with streaming of local NBC affiliate available, you could still access the content by buying a good antenna. You can checkout which antenna works well in your area by searching online.