How To Watch the Olympics Online

Live streaming is available free through the NBC Web site if you already have a cable subscription that includes CNBC and MSNBC.


Confused about TV coverage of the Olympics, Healdsburg?

The opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics in London took place at 1 p.m. Friday, California time, but it wasn't until primetime .

Some of us can get it live, for free. Live streaming is available online through NBC's Live Extra, if you have a cable subscription that includes CNBC and MSNBC. Sign up is required to access the service, which is free of charge.

Here's how it works: 

1. Click on the red button under "Watch the Olympics Live" on the Live Extra website.
2. When prompted, select your cable, satellite or telco TV provider (e.g. Comcast, Time Warner, DirecTV, AT&T) from a list.
3. Verify your TV subscription by entering the username/password corresponding to the online account you established with your provider.

A help section on the site provides FAQs and video instructions for streaming the 2012 Olympics live from London. The full live streaming schedule is available on the NBC Live Extra website.

Prefer the TV set to the computer? .


Tim Sanchez August 01, 2012 at 07:39 PM
It’s a wonderful age we live in when we have so many viewing options for the 2012 Summer Olympics. I wasn’t able to watch the Opening Ceremonies on NBC last Friday but I used the Dish Remote Access App for the iPad to catch live coverage and recorded matches on my DVR. I watched a recording of the Opening Ceremonies on my commute to Dish last Saturday. I thought it was great they had an ode to the Industrial Revolution; I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the closing ceremonies!


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