How to watch the Winter Olympics 2018 online free

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The Winter Olympics 2018 takes place in South Korea and if you’re looking for a reliable, legitimate and free way to watch all the action online then this guide has you covered.

The Winter Olympics are one of the biggest sporting events in the world and certainly the biggest in Winter Sports.

Unfortunately though, not all countries are showing the Winter Olympics and some that are showing it are reserving it for expensive cable and pay-per-view networks.

In this guide we’re going to show you how you can watch the entire Winter Olympics 2018 online both live and on catch-up from South Korea anywhere in the world.

How to watch the Winter Olympics 2018 online free

The Winter Olympics 2018 is being shown online completely free by the BBC in the United Kingdom.

If you’re in the UK you can simply visit the BBC website and watch without any issues.

If you’re outside the UK and you try to watch directly you’ll be blocked from viewing. The way to bypass this block is to use an app called a VPN.

A VPN allows you to alter your online location and appear as if you’re somewhere else in the world

How to watch the Winter Olympics 2018 on a PC or Mac

Probably the easiest way to watch the Winter Olympics 2018 is to do so on a computer or laptop.

For this you’ll need to sign up for a VPN service. We recommend NordVPN and you can get their VPN to watch the Winter Olympics anywhere in the world by following the instructions below:

  1. Visit the VPN provider NordVPN and sign-up.
  2. Download their Windows or Mac app from the VPN Apps section of the website.
  3. Install the app, run it and login when required.
  4. On the map select United Kingdom or press Countries and select United Kingdom in the list.NordVPN Windows UK

The NordVPN app will now make connection for you.

Once it’s connected any websites that you visit will think you’re in the United Kingdom.

To watch the Winter Olympics 2018 all you need to do next is visit the BBC iPlayer website by clicking here. You can watch both live events as they’re shown and catch-up TV.

Navigate around the site using the “Channels” section as most live content will be on “One” and “Two”.

How to watch the Winter Olympics 2018 on a Mobile or Tablet

Watching the Winter Olympics on a mobile or tablet is pretty easy too but you should be aware of a few issues.

If you already have the BBC iPlayer app installed on your phone or tablet then great. If not the process is a little more difficult. You’ll need to consult some online guides on how to install the BBC iPlayer app on your Android or iOS device outside the UK first.

Once you’ve managed to get the BBC iPlayer app installed you’ll need to get a VPN.

Follow the instructions below to get a VPN for your device to watch the Winter Olympics 2018 on your mobile or tablet.

  1. Visit the VPN provider NordVPN and sign-up.
  2. Search your regular app store for “NordVPN” and install the app.
  3. Launch the app and select United Kingdom.
  4. Then press the Connection Button.NordVPN Android UK

It takes about 15 seconds for the NordVPN app to get connected.

Once it’s connected you’ll need to launch the BBC iPlayer app on your mobile device. Here you’ll be able to stream both the live events from the Winter Olympics 2018 and any catch-up events that you missed.

When you’ve finished watching simply quit the BBC iPlayer app and press Disconnect on the NordVPN app. You can reconnect at any time in the future too.

When you’ve finished watching simply disconnect and reconnect next time you want to watch an event.

Winter Olympics 2018

The Winter Olympics 2018 takes place in PyeongChang, South Korea.

It starts with the opening ceremony on February 9th, 2018 and finishes with the closing ceremony on February 25th, 2018.

It will be the first time in 20 years that the Winter Olympics have taken place in Asia after being last hosted in 1998 in Nagano.

The 2018 Winter Olympics will feature 15 sports with 102 events across the disciplines.

Men’s Hockey and Figure Skating are likely to be two of the most popular events with South Koreans showing a large interest in both sports. While sports such as Luge and Biathlon will feature, they have a lesser interest in the country.

The full list of events at this year’s Winter Olympics 2018 are:

  • Alpine skiing
  • Biathlon
  • Bobsleigh
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Curling
  • Figure skating
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Ice hockey
  • Luge
  • Nordic combined
  • Short track speed skating
  • Skeleton
  • Ski jumping
  • Snowboarding
  • Speed skating
  • A total of 88 countries will take part in the event with a special delegation from Russia taking part but not under the Russian name or flag. They’ll also be prevented from playing their national anthem. This is in relation to the Russian doping scandal of recent years.

    Don’t forget, all you need to watch the Winter Olympics 2018 is to get yourself a VPN which you can do by clicking the button below. All you need to do next is follow the instructions above for your chosen device.

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