Want to watch the Olympics online from anywhere? Want to be able to watch the events live as they happen rather than long drawn out taped coverage like the NBC Olympic coverage where they keep 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 from anywhere in the world whenever you want.
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…
(If you can’t watch the video the 3 easy steps are fully detailed in the text below.)
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 26 servers and 3,439 unique IP address in the UK which in layman’s terms means they’re good.
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.
Step 3: Head Over To The BBC and Watch The 2012 Olympics Online
Head over to http://www.bbc.co.uk/2012/ which is the BBC’s hub for the 2012 summer games where you’ll see that there are lots of links to watch Olympic events live.
Another great place to go is http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video where you can watch all the action from the Olympics as you can see here:
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.co.uk/2012/ and/or http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video and watch the Olympics online until your heart is content.
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