Do I have to subscribe to see the Olympics? Right here’s the right way to watch the 2021 video games in Tokyo

Put together your self for a pair weeks of spoilers: The Olympics are already up and working (the Video games formally open on Friday), and because of our time distinction with Japan, many finals will happen when you’re hitting snooze within the morning. In case you don’t need to know the outcomes, keep away from media as finest you may till NBC’s night rebroadcasts and preemptively inform your folks to zip it.

Do I have to subscribe?

It relies upon what you need to watch. NBC is providing a lot protection in so many locations that it’s overwhelming, with quite a few occasions broadcast throughout a number of channels. Some sports activities might be largely relegated to particular channels, like USA Community,, NBC Sports activities, and your native NBC affiliate. And don’t overlook the Golf Channel. We’ll make it simple for you: Scroll down for NBC’s basic sport-by-sport protection right here.

What would I have to subscribe to?

In case you are specific about what you need to see, some occasions will solely be on NBC-owned cable channels or on NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service, which is free with registration. And a few sports activities, like most males’s basketball video games, would require $4.99 per thirty days subscription to Peacock. The Peacock bit is all defined right here (scroll down). If you wish to get down within the weeds, a full grid of NBC’s sport-by-sport protection schedule is right here.

What if I simply need to get pleasure from some sports activities, any sports activities, and cheer?

Right here’s a cheatsheet of high-profile occasions by day, which you’ll count on NBC to largely cowl in its nightly rebroadcasts. Go crew.