The 2016 Olympic Games are set to take place from August 3rd through 21st in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Many sports and events will be held, but one of the most exciting events for me is Olympics Cycling. If you’re a cycling fan, or just want to cheer your country on to victory in every event, you may be wondering how you can watch Olympics Cycling online during the 2016 Olympic Games. We’ll show you how!
Gone are the days when cable was an absolute requirement in order to enjoy the Olympics. In fact, this will be the first Olympic Games where cord-cutters will be able to enjoy most major events, without paying a fortune for cable TV. In this guide, we’ll explore the various methods you can use to access Olympics Cycling live stream – either at home or on-the-go.
Sling TV Provides Legal, HD Olympics Cycling Live Stream
For fans of Olympics Cycling, no service offers more than Sling TV. In fact, through Sling TV you will be able to access every single Olympics Cycling event LIVE! Yep, every event that is televised will be hosted on channels that Sling TV offers! Sling even offers a free 7-day trial.
So, what is Sling TV? It’s an online streaming service that serves as an alternative to cable TV. It provides access to 40+ channels, for only $25 a month – and with NO contract required. For Olympics Cycling streaming, the following Sling TV channels will come in handy:
NBCSN streaming – NBCSN will offer 330+ hours of Olympics coverage, including a ton of Cycling events. NBCSN is included in “Sling Blue”, the $25/month, 40+ channel package.
USA streaming – USA will offer 110+ hours of Olympics coverage, including several Cycling events. USA is also included in Sling Blue.
CNBC streaming – CNBC will offer 42 hours of Olympics coverage, including some Cycling events. CNBC is offered in the “World News Extra” package, which costs an additional $5 a month to add on.
These three channels will host ALL Cycling coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic games. Sling TV offers them all, available to watch LIVE on most major devices. Plus, keep in mind that Sling offers a lot more, including 40+ channels ranging from CNN to TBS to AMC and beyond. All for just $25 a month (or $30 if you add “World News Extra”)
With Sling, you can stream Olympics Cycling on your computer, smartphone or tablet while on-the-go. At home, use a streaming device, smart TV or gaming console to watch on your big-screen. Sling is compatible with most major devices.
Speaking of devices, you can score some incredible deals on top quality streaming devices from Sling TV. Sign up and prepay for 3 months of Sling TV service, and you’ll get either a FREE Roku 2 (a $70 value) or an Apple TV for only $89 ($60 off retail).
You can also try Sling TV for a full week for free, thanks to their 7-day free trial.
PlayStation Vue Offers an Alternative Way to Watch Olympics Cycling Online
Another viable option for fans to watch Olympics Cycling streaming is to use PlayStation Vue. This service, offered by Sony, is rapidly expanding and becoming a real competitor to cable TV. Right now, it offers 50+ channels for $30 a month, and is available without a contract. Vue offers the same three channels that will host cycling; NBCSN, USA and CNBC.
Downsides to Vue include a higher price than Sling TV, less compatible devices, and no special sign up offers. To use Vue, you’ll need to have a PlayStation console, or a select streaming device like a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Chromecast. Read our PlayStation Vue review to learn more.
Watch Olympics Cycling Live Stream from Outside the United States
Live elsewhere besides the US? Unfortunately, the services discussed above are for US residents only. However, there are alternative ways to watch Olympics Cycling online if you don’t live in the US. Click here to learn how a VPN may help you stream Olympics Cycling online.
There will be a total of 18 Olympics Cycling events during the 2016 Olympic Games, which means cycling fans will have plenty to watch! Now that you know how to catch an Olympics Cycling live stream, you may be wondering about other sports and events. Streaming options vary for different sports, so check out our Olympics Streaming guide for details.