(Pocket-lint) – While the Tokyo Olympics may feel like it happened a lifetime ago, it has actually been less than six months.
If like us, you’re itching for more Olympic action already, the good news is that there’s not long to wait at all. In fact, this is the first time in history that the two events have happened so close together.
The biggest winter sporting event in the world is upon us – and it’s all going down this year in Beijing.
Athletes from 95 nations will travel to the country to compete in the ice and snow, as the world watches them battle it out for their shot at the Olympic gold.
There are a number of easy methods for watching the Winter Olympics in both the UK and US. Here’s how to get started:
When are the Winter Olympics?
The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing, China, taking place from February 4 to February 20.
The closing ceremony takes place on February 20 at 12 pm GMT / 7 am EST.
The full schedule can be found here.
How to watch Winter Olympics in the US
NBCUniversal is the US rights holder for the 2022 Winter Olympics, this means all the games will air on NBCUniversal channels such as NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Olympics Channel.
The NBC Olympic schedule can be found here.
If you prefer to watch online, here’s how that works this year.
NBCUniversal’s primary streaming platform is called Peacock, and this will be the main hub for streaming events from the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Peacock subscribers will gain access to daily news shows, Olympics channels, highlights and full-event replays.
Peacock has a free tier that gives access to a limited library of content but, unfortunately, all Winter Olympics related content will be restricted to the Premium packages.
Peacock Premium offers two tiers – Premium at $5.99 per month and Premium Plus at $9.99 per month. Both grant access to the same content but the Premium Plus tier offers ad-free viewing.
How to watch Winter Olympics in the UK
Both the BBC and Eurosport will be broadcasting coverage of the events.
The BBC will be airing select events and highlights across BBC TV channels whereas Eurosport channels will be broadcasting every event on live TV.
There’s also plenty of online options for cable cutters.
Eurosport will have every event available to be viewed via the Eurosport and Discovery+ apps. It promises over 1,000 hours of live coverage and a line-up of more than 100 winter sports stars and presenters.
The Olympic events can be viewed with the Discovery+ Entertainment Pass, which costs £4.99 per month. For a limited time, the Entertainment & Sport Annual Pass is discounted to £29.99 (normally £59.99) – you can sign up for that here.
Eurosport Player is also available as an add on to your Amazon Prime Video subscription for £6.99 per month.
Writing by Luke Baker. Editing by Britta O’Boyle.