This year, the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing will be airing across several NBCUniversal channels, including NBC, USA Network and CNBC, on the NBC Sports App and on the streaming service Peacock.
You can get access to all that Olympic coverage through Peacock, Sling TV, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV and YouTubeTV.
Which Skating Sports are in the Olympics?
You’ll be able to catch the following ‘Skating’ sports at this year’s Winter Olympics:
- Figure Skating
- Short Track
- Speed Skating
All three sports take place on the ice. There will be 5 figure skating events (1 for men, 1 for women, 3 mixed), the speed skating competitions will range from of 500 metre races to 10,000 metre races, with short track being any races of 1,500 metres or less, with the exception of a 5,000 metre relay for men, a 3,000 metre relay for women, and a mixed 2,000 metre relay.
Interested in following the Beijing 2022 skating competitions? Our Flixed TV Guides help you easily find out when and where to watch your favorite programs. To ensure you don’t miss a skating event, check out our special Olympic TV Guide.
Which Streaming Services Carry the Winter Olympics?
If you want full 2022 Winter Olympic Games coverage, you’ll need the following channels: NBC, USA Network and CNBC, plus a Peacock subscription for bonus content.
You can get access to the channels airing all the Olympic events using Peacock, Sling TV, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTubeTV. Each of these streaming services unlock the NBC Sports app’s live and on-demand Olympics streams, so you can watch all the events live or on your own time.
The NBC Sports app will be airing 2100+ hours of live streams from February 2 to 20, covering all the events, including some practice and warm up sessions, and enhanced viewing experiences for some sports.
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Peacock is a super low-cost streaming service which launched in 2020 and is owned by NBCUniversal. On January 5th, NBCUniversal announced that Peacock will be the top destination for all the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics content you can handle. From February 2 – 20, Peacock premium subscribers will get access to 2800+ hours of live content, including the Opening and Closing ceremonies, competition coverage beginning two days before the Opening ceremonies, live streams and on-demand recordings of every event, NBC’s evening primetime show for the Winter Olympics, highlight reels, medal ceremonies, and more.
To be able to watch the 2022 Olympic Games on Peacock, you’ll need a premium Peacock subscription, which costs $4.99/month with ads, and $9.99/month for no ads. With either plan, you’ll be able to catch all the Olympics content, but if you have the free Peacock subscription, you’ll need to upgrade to one of the premium choices. That said, it’s still significantly cheaper than other streaming options.
Peacock premium is billed monthly and comes with a free 7-day trial, and there’s no cancellation fee if you choose to only subscribe for a couple months. You’ll get a ton of channels included in your subscription and NBC’s huge on-demand content library at your disposal.
For more about Peacock, check out our Peacock Review.
Stream Live TV at the Best PriceTry Sling
To get access to all the Winter Olympics events on Sling TV, you’ll need the Sling Blue subscription for $35/month which includes NBC and USA Network, plus the News Extra add-on for $6/month to get CNBC.
With this subscription, you’ll also get channels like the Science Channel, NFL Network, Fox Sports, Cartoon Network, Discovery Channel, and more. With Sling Blue, you get HD streaming, and you can have up to 3 streams at once.
For more about Sling TV, check out our Sling TV Review.
You’ll be able to watch all the 2022 Winter Olympics events with any of the fuboTV plans: fubo Starter, Pro and Elite all carry NBC, USA Network and CNBC. The cheapest subscription starts at $64.99/month, and comes with over 100 channels (including an impressive sports channel lineup), 250 hours of DVR and 3 simultaneous streams.
For more about fuboTV, check out our fuboTV Review.
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You’ll get access to all the 2022 Winter Olympics events using DirecTV Stream with any of the Entertainment, Choice, Ultimate and Premier plans. The cheapest and most basic plan, the Entertainment plan, costs $69.99/month and offers a wide range of channels for the whole family, a 72-hour rewind feature and the option to stream on up to 20 devices at once in your home.
If you’re a sports fan, we suggest the Choice plan – you’ll get 90+ channels, with an impressive sports lineup which includes but isn’t limited to ESPN, FOX Sports 1, NBA TV and Regional Sports Networks.
For more about DirecTV Stream, check out our DirecTV Stream Review.
Hulu + Live TV
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Hulu + Live TV offers full Olympic coverage, with NBC, USA Network and CNBC all available in the $64.99/month plan. While pricier than Sling TV, you’ll get 60+ channels which includes tons of live sports channels, plus access to Hulu’s impressive on-demand library. You’ll be able to stream in HD and on up to 2 devices at once.
For more about Hulu + Live TV, check out our Hulu + Live TV Review.
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YouTubeTV offers NBC, USA Network and CNBC with its $64.99/month plan. You’ll also get 70+ channels that are heavily focused on sports, unlimited DVR, 3 simultaneous streams and up to 6 profiles allowed.
For more about YouTubeTV, check out our YouTubeTV Review.
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