If the covered was anything like the last Olympic Games you’re going to have to endure the networks jumping from sport to sport to make you watch all 5 hours just to see one event start to finish?
We have got your back with this step-by-step guide on how to watch the Olympics online live from anywhere in the world whenever you want.
I wanted to let you know that there are options to stream the Olympics live online even if you do not have a cable bill in the USA.
Great news for Canadians and The Brits is that the CBC and BBC are both planning to stream massive amount of live Sochi Winter Olympics online.
The CBC will have up to 12 different fees streaming live and the BBC will streaming more than 650 hours of live coverage.
Don’t worry, it requires zero technical skills, it’s quick, easy, cheap and works like a charm. We will have you watching the Olympics live in five minutes or less! Let’s get right into it…
This video is from the Olympic games in London but the steps are the same. (If you can’t watch the video the 3 easy steps are fully detailed in the text below.)
BBC Step 1: “Move” To the United Kingdom
What we mean by “move” is that you’re going to use a pro virtual private network (VPN) to reroute your internet connection through a private and secure connection in the United Kingdom (UK). By doing so the BBC will think that you and your computer are in the UK and thus will grant you to stream all of the Olympic events live right into your very own living room.
We should point out that although our website is called How To Get It In Canada this trick will work from anywhere in the world.
The VPN that we use, love and recommend is, what we call, called HMA for reasons you’ll quickly understand once you check out their real name. It’s a little childish and makes it hard to keep our site 100% G-rated and kid friendly. Anyway, HMA offers the industry’s best pro VPN and they have 73 servers and 9,801unique IP address in the UK which in layman’s terms means they’re good.
BBC Step 2: Download & Launch HMA
After signing up for HMA you’ll want to log into your account and download the software by clicking the link on the top left:
As HMA downloads (should take a minute or less) smile because you know that you’re almost two thirds of the way to watching live and previously recorded Olympic videos online.
Once HMA has been downloaded launch the program and select “Random Europe – United Kingdom” from the “Quick VPN country change” drop down menu and click the green “connect to VPN” button.
Every time that you log into HMA it will randomly select one of the 26 servers in the UK to connect your computer to using military grade encryption and security.
BBC Step 3: Head Over To The BBC and Watch The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Online
Head over to http://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/2014 which is the BBC’s hub for the 2014 Winter Olympics where you’ll see that there are lots of links to watch Olympic events live.
How To Stream The Olympics Live From The CBC
The steps to stream the Olympics online from the CBC are the same as detailed above for the BBC however you will want to choose an HMA location that is located in Canada.
If you are already located in Canada, you do not need to complete this step.
I do recommend signing up for HMA as the coverage from the BBC will, very likely, be different that what is being offered in Canada and having both will give you more options. Plus, you can get the American version of Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and so much more with HMA.
Conclusion – 3 Easy Steps To Success
To recap, here are the three steps you’ll need to do in order to access the Olympic coverage on the BBC’s website:
- Get HMA
- Download, launch and selected the “Random Europe – United Kingdom” country choice and connect to VPN
- Go to http://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/2014 and watch the 2014 Winter Olympics online until your heart is content.
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