How to watch Summer Olympics 2016 online?

Where can I watch the Summer Olympics 2016 online? How to watch the Rio Olympics online? Who will broadcast the Summer Olympics? Find out who and how!

The two biggest sports events in 2016 are without a doubt the Euro 2016 (football) and the Summer Olympics. The Euro 2016 is a event only for European nations, but since Europe is the heart of football this will still draw spectators from all across the world. But, a much bigger event that will draw even more people to the screens is the Summer Olympics which will be arranged in Brazil with Rio as the host city between August 5th and August 21th.

Summer Olympics 2016 online
How can I watch the Summer Olympics 2016 online? Here you will find the answer!

If you want to know more about the broadcasters showing the Summer Olympics 2016 and which TV station will broadcast the event in your nation, simply scroll down to the bottom of the article. For those who would rather watch the Summer Olympics online, this is what you need to do:

Follow these step and you will be able to:

  1. Watch the Summer Olympics 2016 live stream on BBC in England or NBC in the USA
  2. Listen to all the events broadcasted with English speaking commentators.

What do I need to do to watch the Summer Olympics online?

For you to be able to watch the Summer Olympics online in a way that will make you able to watch it on the real streams from BBC in England or NBC in the USA with real English speaking commentators, do the following.

  • First get yourself a subscription to IPVanish.
  • Download the IPVanish application to your mobile, tablet or computer.
  • Start the application.
  • Connect to a server in the United Kingdom (to watch BBC) or in the USA (to watch NBC).
  • Once connected restart your browser.
  • Visit bbc.co.uk or stream.nbcolympics.com
  • Go ahead and watch the live streams on the BBC website or NBC website from the Summer Olympics 2016 online.
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Note that IPVanish has a 25% discount running during the Summer Olympics, making it cheaper than HideMyAss. Use the code “SECURESUMMER” to get the 25% discount on their annual packages (the discount is not available on their monthly packages).

Why do you need the IPVanish subscription? Because you need to be located in the United Kingdom/USA to be able to watch TV streams online. But, when you use IPVanish you will get a local IP address in England/USA which means you will be able to watch BBC from abroad and NBC from abroad, and thus you can easily watch the Summer Olympics 2016 online from all across the world.

If you try to watch the Summer Olympics on BBC from abroad you will get the following error message
If you try to watch the Summer Olympics on BBC from abroad you will get the following error message
Olympics on NBC
This is the error message you get if you try to watch the Summer Olympics on NBC from abroad!

The Summer Olympics in 2016 will be arranged in Brazil and the host city is Rio. That is the same country that also arranged the World Cup in 2014, and we do hope this event will be just as big a success as the World Cup in 2014 was.

Summer Olympics online - The opening ceremony
We are watching the Summer Olympics opening ceremony on BBC using IPVanish
Summer Olympics online on BBC from abroad
Here we are using IPVanish to watch the Summer Olympics on BBC from abroad

Who will broadcast from the Summer Olympics 2016 in other nations?

Austria: In Austria the state channel ORF will broadcast from the Summer Olympics. You can watch their streams online as well using IPVanish. Just connect to a server in Austria and you are ready to go!

Canada: In Canada CBC will broadcast the Summer Olympics both on TVs and online. To get this working you need to get yourself a Canadian IP address. For this purpose we recommend using the VPN provider IPVanish.

China: In China CCTV will broadcast the Summer Olympics, and streams will most likely be available on their website and you only need a Chinese IP address for this to work, something IPVanish also can help you with.

Denmark: To watch the Summer Olympics online in Denmark you will need a Danish IP address (IPVanish is perfect for that). DR and TV2 will broadcast the event on their website. DR has free streams.

Rio Summer Olympics online

Finland: In Finland YLE will broadcast from the Summer Olympics and all streams are free on their website. All you need is a Finnish IP address and for that purpose we recommend using IPVanish.

France: In France the state channel France will broadcast and show the Summer Olympics in most part. Their online streams are free and you can watch them with a French IP address online. IPVanish is perfect for that purpose.

Germany: This is one of the best nations during the Summer Olympics and millions of Germans will follow the Olympics at home and at work places. ARD and ZDF will broadcast the events online for free at their websites and you only need a German IP address to watch the Summer Olympics online on their websites. IPvanish is perfect for that purpose.

Hungary: Hungary is in fact a good nation during Summer Olympics and they often do good especially in water spors like polo, swimming and so on. The state channel MTV will broadcast all programs and you can watch it for free online at their website with a Hungarian IP address, something you get easily using the mentioned VPN provider.

Ireland: In Ireland RTE will broadcast the Summer Olympics. Use IPVanish to get an Irish IP address and you are ready to watch online at once.

Italy: In Italy Sky Italia will broadcast together with Rai. SKY is a pay-tv channel while Rai can be watched online for free. You will in any case need an Italian IP address to watch the events.

Netherlands: In the Netherlands NOS will broadcast the Summer Olympics. They are really good at broadcasting sports and we have watched their streams frequently using HideMyAss to get a Dutch IP address.

Norway: In Norway TV2 will broadcast from the Summer Olympics. This is a pay channel so you need to pay to get a subscription to their broadcast, and in addition you will need a Norwegian IP address to watch.

Spain: In Spain RTVE will broadcast the Summer Olympics for free both on TV and online. You need a Spanish IP address to watch and IPVanish can of course do that job for you!

Sweden: In Sweden you can watch the Summer Olympics online on TV3 and their sister channels. These are channels you need to pay for, but with a subscription you can watch the Summer Olympics online. Do not forget that a Swedish IP address is needed in addition.

Switzerland: To watch the Summer Olympics online in Switzerland you will need to tune in to SRF. This is a brilliant channel that broadcast the best sports, including the Summer Olympics. Use IPVanish to get a Swiss IP address and you are good to go!

United Kingdom: As mentioned in the start of the article BBC will broadcast the Summer Olympics in England. This is by far the best channel to watch the Summer Olympics on and you only need a UK IP address to watch. More instructions in the start of the article.

United States: In USA NBC will broadcast from the Summer Olympics. If you have a cable network subscription to NBC then you can easily watch their streams online, if not it will be harder. You might be able to watch it with Sling.tv and at NBC Universal, but we would recommend you to watch it on BBC in the UK instead.

Now you are ready to watch the Summer Olympics 2016 in Rio online. Follow these instructions and you are ready to watch online in a few minutes from now. Do not forget that IPVanish has a money back guarantee, meaning that you will get your money back if you are not satisfied.

If you have questions related to watching the Summer Olympics 2016 online or some technical issue, just write a comment and we will do our very best to help you out!

3 thoughts on “How to watch Summer Olympics 2016 online?

    • HideMyAss might have some servers that are blocked from BBC, but they have loads of servers still working, so try connecting to another server. You can of course ask for a refund, but try some more servers first 🙂

    • I just checked it even more, and lots of their servers are in fact blocked in the UK, but quite some are still working. But, due to the fact that quite a lot of their servers actually are blocked, I rather recommend IPVanish for this purpose as you want to watch the Summer Olympics on BBC from abroad!

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