How To Watch the Olympics Online

Live streaming is available free through the NBC Web site if you already have a cable subscription that includes CNBC and MSNBC.


The opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics in London began at 1 p.m. Friday California time, but NBC waited until primetime to .

Some people don't have to wait, however. Live streaming is available online through NBC's Live Extra, if you have a cable subscription that includes CNBC and MSNBC. Sign up is required to access the service, which is free of charge.

Here's how it works: 

1. Click on the red button under "Watch the Olympics Live" on the Live Extra website.
2. When prompted, select your cable, satellite or telco TV provider (e.g. Comcast, Time Warner, DirecTV, AT&T) from a list.
3. Verify your TV subscription by entering the username/password corresponding to the online account you established with your provider.

A help section on the site provides FAQs and video instructions for streaming the 2012 Olympics live from London. The full live streaming schedule is available on the NBC Live Extra website.

Prefer the TV set to the computer? .

—Patch Staff 


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »