You Can Stream the Olympics Live on your Android
With so many events to watch in the Olympic games, you don’t want to miss a minute. Take the competitions with you wherever you go with the NBC Sports app.
The 2016 Olympic Games began in Rio de Janeiro on August 5. We know you’re pumped. But you can’t stop living your life until the games end on August 21.
Luckily, the NBC Sports app streams all of the Olympics coverage from NBC, MSNBC, and other channels. You can stream popular sporting events live from your smartphone, as well as highlights and full-event replays. The app’s only downside is limited to people who have cut the cable cord: you need a cable provider log-in to stream most of the content available. If you’ve unsubscribed from cable, you’ll need to borrow log-in credentials from a family member or friend. Once you’ve done that, navigate back to this page for an Olympic-style play-by-play of how to download and use the NBC Sports app on your phone.
Downloading the App
- Search for the “NBC Sports” app in the Google Play store.
- Download the app.
- Once the app is downloaded, open it on your phone.
- Once opened, the app will prompt you to enter the username and password you use with your cable provider.
- Enter your credentials, and you’re in!
- If you want to watch the events without sound, you can click the “CC” — or closed captioning — icon in the player control to watch events silently.
Navigating the App
The NBC Sports app has several levels of content. On top, you can scroll through live and upcoming events. Simply click on the event you want to stream. In addition to these live events, the app offers highlights and full-event replays from competitions that took place earlier in the day or week.
If you only follow certain competitions, you can scroll down to icons of your favorite sports. Say you want to follow gymnastics. First, click on the green gymnastics icon. This icon will navigate you to a gymnastics page that plays live events, lists the schedule for upcoming gymnastics events, and provides replays of events you missed. For popular events, each sports page also includes interviews and features about the athletes competing.
If you want to make sure your NBC Sports app is able to play up-to-the-minute Olympics coverage, download PSafe Total. Its Internet Booster function closes applications running in your phone’s background to speed up your Internet playback, give you browsing without lag time, and enabling you to minimize your data usage.