Snapchat will quickly start exhibiting reside TV segments

Winter Olympics Everything you need to know

Snapchat users will also get access to custom Context Cards, which feature posts from Olympic athletes and fans, real-time leaderboards, event schedules, and more. No problem. The festivities will be aired in all their glory on Friday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. NBC's primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics begins February 8, 2018.

Samsung, an Olympic sponsor, developed the official Apple and Android app for the games, called PyeongChang 2018.

Follow along with the colorful festivities from Pyeongchang with our live blog, and see below for all of the info on how to watch. If you're on a tablet or a smartphone, the NBC Sports mobile app will carry the same content as the website. However, it is the first time, it will do it through live broadcasting. NBC is virtually certain to see a smaller audience than Sochi four years ago, simply because people are watching less live TV than they used to.

Every two years, devoted Olympics-watchers complain that NBC's home channel relies too much on tape-delayed events and "up close and personal" human interest segments.

NBC's coverage team is well stocked with veterans; essayist Jimmy Roberts is covering his 17th Olympics and Mary Carillo is on her 14th. Starting off this Saturday, February 10th, Snapchat users will have the option available to stream live Olympics in the application's Discovery section. NBC's main channel airs snowboarding, alpine skiing and figure skating. In iOS and tvOS, the NBC Sports app is your portal to the games.

What makes watching events so hard for Americans this year is that South Korea is literally on the other side of the world, and many events are going to be streaming at around the time most people are in bed. Thankfully, NBC will be rebroadcasting the Opening Ceremony tomorrow evening.

Most popular live streaming services offer at least one package that includes NBCSN. Previously, through Stories of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Snapchat covered the event extensively.

We know some of you will watch just for the wipeouts. It has schedules, news and 3-D and drone views of the venues. USA's slate of games will typically begin in the wee hours after midnight and continue past dawn, ending around the time most people on the East Coast are arriving at the office.

If you already subscribe to a standalone streaming service - or if you're willing to pay for an account - your best bet will be Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, and the online sports streaming service, fuboTV.

For the production workflow at NBC Olympics, Harmonic MediaDeck media servers will simultaneously record as many as 60 incoming venue feeds, giving NBC personnel at the Stamford facility independent control over 60 additional channels of ingest for locally produced Olympic content. You can also access the app via smart TV and on most streaming devices.



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