Let’s start with bad news: Tokyo Olympics 2020 organizers recently put a ban on international spectators. However, that doesn’t mean that local spectators are open to attend in the venues. Only a few locations in Hokkaido and Fukushima will allow a limited fan. Therefore, watching Tokyo Olympic 2020 live on TV or online from home will be a suitable option.
Watching from your couch will offer more options than ever before. With that note, we have listed ways to watch summer Olympics across the world.
How to watch the Olympics 2020 Free from the USA?
NBCUniversal’s platform Peacock Free will stream all the major Tokyo Olympic events, full event replays, live shows and highlights. Moreover, US viewers can enjoy the track, gymnastics and field events in real time.
However, you will have to subscribe to Peacock Premium for $4.99/month or add free $9.99/month to watch Team USA Men’s Basketball games.
Watch Tokyo Olympics 2020 Free Online from Anywhere
If you cannot access Peacock, we have more options for free. Check the following website to watch the Olympic games free.
*We will update the links during the event.
Additionally, British TV license holders for the Olympics can stream for free via BBC iPlayer. So, this will be a great option for the UK residents to watch for free. Besides, UK citizens from other parts of the world can also enjoy the games through the iPlayer using VPN.
How to watch Summer Olympics 2021 in 4K and 8K HD
This year for the first time, NBC network will broadcast the Olympic events in 4K HDR, which will offer Dolby Atmos surround sound too. However, all the events will not be broadcasted in 4K. Gymnastics, field, diving, Swimming, beach volleyball, swimming and tennis will be available in 4K HD.
But you have to keep in mind that you will not get the 4K streaming with every cable provider. A very few cable providers such as Dish Network, Comcast, and DirectTV will telecast via 4K capable set-top box. Furthermore, you must need a 4K TV to get the feed in better resolution.
You will be surprised to know that Olympics 2021 is even available in 8K too. Nonetheless, you will need access to NHK, a Japanese broadcaster. This provider offers the opening and closing ceremony, women’s soccer, 100m and 200m finals, volleyball etc. in 8K.
Apart from these options, US fans can also subscribe to fuboTV, Sling, AT&T to access the Olympic events via NBC.
NBC Universal Platform will cover more than 7,000 hours of Olympic events in 15 days.
Watch 2020 Olympics in the UK
BBC and the BBC iPlayer is the best option to enjoy the games without being interrupted by the commercials.
Olympic Telecast from Canada
Canadians will have multiple options to enjoy the Olympics. TSN, TLN, Sportsnet, and CBS will broadcast the events. However, you can watch online in Canada by logging in with your cable provider. You can even pay for the standalone packages too. You will have to pay $19.99/month or $4.99/day for the TSN streaming and $19.99/month for the Sportsnet.
Watch Olympics in Australia
The Aussies have a free watching option through the 7Plus service. However, you may not be able to watch all the events for free. Hence, may need to subscribe to 7Plus to watch your favorite Tokyo Olympic 2020 events.
Summer Olympic 2021 Schedule
Following are the top events you don’t want to miss.
|July 23||Opening Ceremony|
|July 23-27||Softball, Taekwondo, Tennis|
|July 23-28||Basketball 3×3|
|July 23-31||Judo, Archery|
|July 23-Aug. 1||Fencing|
|July 23-Aug. 2||Badminton|
|July 23-Aug. 3||Gymnastics, Shooting|
|July 23-Aug. 4||Weightlifting|
|July 23-Aug. 6||Beach volleyball, Field hockey, Table tennis|
|July 23-Aug. 7||Cycling|
|July 23-Aug. 8||Boxing, Volleyball, Handball|
|July 24-Aug. 4||Sailing, Skateboarding, Swimming|
|July 24-Aug. 7||Equestrian, Soccer|
|July 24-Aug. 8||Water polo, Basketball|
|July 25-Aug. 6||Canoe/kayak|
|July 25-Aug. 7||Diving|
|July 27-Aug. 7||Baseball|
|July 28-Aug. 6||Golf|
|July 30-31||Track and field, Trampoline gymnastics|
|July 31-Aug. 7||Wrestling|
|Aug 2-7||Artistic swimming|
|Aug. 3-6||Sport climbing|
|Aug. 5-7||Modern pentathlon, Rhythmic gymnastics, Rowing|
|Aug. 8||Closing ceremonies|
Olympics Broadcast in Rest of the World
|Japan||The Japan Consortium|
|Brazil||Grupo Globo, Bandsports|
|Italy||RAI, Sky Italia|
|Sweden||MTG: Modern Times Group|