How to Watch the 2016 Rio Olympics

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How to Watch the 2016 Rio Olympics: It’s finally here, the 2016 Rio Olympics have begun and there is certain to be several millions of people around the world tuning in over the coming weeks. Unlike more recent Olympics in the past, Rio de Janeiro is only 1 hour ahead of the continental United States. That means many of your favorite events will be featured live during normal daytime hours. And while many of the events will be featured on NBC, it’s sister channels that are usually cable exclusive will also have events being showcased throughout the coming weeks. Here’s a full breakdown of what will be featured on each channel, as well as a schedule of events by day.

Many of you with a cable subscription will also have the ability to view the events online through live streams that require a cable login. For those that do not have access to a cable subscription, there is still a way. Individuals can sign up for free trials for Sling TV and Playstation Vue, the latter of which will require a PlayStation device to use so that may still limit your options. New users who sign up for Sling TV can currently qualify for a free 7-day trial that can cover about half the games in the next couple weeks’ worth of events. Users will need to be vigilant about cancelling their service after those 7 days lest they get charged for a full month of service. If you have a Playstation device like a PS4 you can start up a Playstation Vue subscription that also lasts 7 days to cover the second half of the games. It should be noted that HD streams of video content, such as Netflix, typically recommend 5Mbps of bandwidth to be able to perform effectively.

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