How to Watch The 2016 Summer Olympics on Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV




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Olympic_rings_without_rims.svgThe Olympics are back and this time cord cutters have many options to watch all the content cable subscribers pay a lot more for.

How can you watch the 2016 Summer Olympics?

The 2016 Olympic coverage will be on the following channels:

  • NBC
  • Golf Channel
  • Bravo
  • CNBC
  • USA Network

For most Americans an antenna will get you NBC. If you need help with your antenna please visit

For the rest of the content, check out Sling TV or PlayStation Vue.

Sling TV

Their Blue base package will now include NBCSN, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, and USA Network. Golf, for the first time in over 100 years, will be an Olympic sport and the Golf Channel will have full coverage. If you want the Golf Channel, you can get the sports add-on for an extra $5 per month. The best part is Sling TV has no contract, you can sign up for just one month and cancel your subscription after the Olympics are over.

MSNBC and CNBC will move to the Sling TV Blue package starting August 1, 2016, and will return to the World News add-on after the Olympics.

Sling TV Blue starts at $25 a month and the sports add-on is $5 a month.

PlayStation Vue

If you subscribe to PlayStation Vue (even if you just sign up for one month), you will have access to every channel covering this years’ summer Olympics. You can also use your PlayStation Vue login to access the NBC Olympics app on Android, iOS, Fire TV, and Roku.

PlayStation Vue starts at $29.99 a month, but if you want the Golf Channel you will need to pay for their $34.99 plan. Golf, for the first time in over 100 years, will be an Olympic sport and the Golf Channel will have full coverage. (Note: If you live in a market with all or most of their local channels, add $10 to the monthly bill.)

So what services are supported on what devices?

Streaming Player Sling TV PS Vue
Roku X X
Fire TV X X
Apple TV X
Chromecast X X
Android Phones/Tables X X
Android TV X

Cord cutting has come a long way, and with new options and services coming it will only get easier. 2016 truly is becoming the year of the cord cutter.

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