How to watch the 2024 Olympics from different locations for free

How to watch the 2024 Olympics from different locations for free

Agnes Amondi
June 27, 2024 at 11:55 AM
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The Paris Olympics runs from July 26, 2024, to August 11, 2024, and will be broadcast globally on different platforms. Fans and athletes are already preparing for the highly anticipated competition to catch some of their favourite events. If you are wondering how to follow the games, we have curated this article on how to watch the 2024 Olympics.

Olympic Mascots
Close-up of the "Paris 2024" logo on the Phryge mascot's stuffed toy as part of the 9th stage of the Olympic Torch Relay in Toulouse, southwest of France, May 17, 2024. Photo: Pat Batard/Hans Lucas.
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The International Olympic Committee gave broadcasters the media rights to cover the competition. To avoid illegal streaming services or missing out on the spectacle, we have compiled a list of outlets you should subscribe to.

How to watch the 2024 Olympics

There are 392 medal events across 32 sports. Some of the most popular include the 100m, artistic gymnastics, women’s football and swimming. Here is how you can tune in and watch the 2024 Olympics in Africa, Canada, and the United Kingdom on Peacock without a cable and for free.


Four broadcasters have exclusive rights to televise the games: DStv SuperSport, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), and Econet Media. Sporty TV has the rights to show the games in Nigeria and Ghana. Infront Sports & Media will air the games across 46 countries. Here is how you can watch the 2024 Olympics in Africa.



DStv SuperSport

South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa


South Africa

Econet Media

Most African countries

Sporty TV

Nigeria and Ghana

Infront Sports & Media

Most African countries


North Americans will follow their favourite sport, ice hockey, on television and radio. Four broadcasters have the rights to show the Summer Games: CBC/Radio-Canada, RDS, TSN, and Sportsnet.

US Gymnastics
Gymnasts warm up during a training session ahead of the 2024 US Olympic Gymnastics Trials at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 26, 2024. Photo: Kerem YUCEL.
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United Kingdom

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the official broadcaster of the Summer Games through BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Red Button and BBC iPlayer. How else can you watch the 2024 Olympics in the UK? Eurosport is an alternative. It may show some games on television and online.

How to watch the 2024 Olympics without cable?

Several streaming services will air the games on mobile, tablet or television. The platforms we list below have authorization. Here is how you can tune in.


NBC’s subsidiary, Peacock, is a streaming option at a subscription of $5.99 monthly and $11.99 for premium users. You will have access to live coverage of the Olympics 2024 basketball and other events, an interactive schedule, and the ability to watch four events, among other features.

How to watch the 2024 Olympics on Peacock? If you are a subscriber, log in to your account and visit the Olympics menu to enjoy the games on your web browser. Alternatively, download the Peacock app on mobile, tablet or television and follow the events via the Olympics section.

DirecTV Stream

For $7.99, DirecTV Stream's entertainment package offers access to NBC, CNBC, NBCSN and USA Network. You also have unlimited Cloud DVR Storage, which allows you to record events and watch later. You can watch the events at 4K and other resolutions.

Olympic Trails
Parker Valby competes in the women's 5000-meter final on Day Four of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field on June 24, 2024, in Eugene, Oregon. Photo: Christian Petersen.
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For $79.99, FuboTV gives you access to 193 channels, including NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, and CNBC. You also get unlimited DVR storage.


For $72.99, you will get access to over 100 channels, including ones that carry the Olympic Games. These include the USA Network, CNBC, and NBC, among others. For an additional $9.99, you can access 4K content.

Hulu + LiveTV

For $83 a month, you can watch the 2024 Olympics on CNBC, NBC Channel, NBCSN and the USA Network. They also give you unlimited DVR storage for up to 50 hours.

How to watch the 2024 Olympics for free

Some streaming services allow you to watch the 2024 Olympics for free online. Sports fans can watch the opening and closing ceremonies and highlights for free on the NBC Olympics website.

FuboTV offers a 7-day free trial. Australian sports fans can get free coverage on Channel 9 and 9Gem. Stan Sport has a seven-day free trial and, after that, a $10 monthly subscription.

Olympic Swimming Trials
Bobby Finke of the United States competes in the Men's 1500m freestyle in the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at Lucas Oil Stadium on June 23, 2024, in Indianapolis. Photo: Maddie Meyer.
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Frequently asked questions

If you cannot be in France for the Olympics, you can still watch the events on television or online. The opening ceremony is a few days away, and here is how you can watch everything.

Where is the Olympics streaming?

Broadcasters and online streaming services globally have media rights and will showcase the event live from July 26 to August 11, depending on their location.

Can you watch the Olympics on cable?

You can follow the games through cable channels like NBC or Telemundo.

How do I watch the Olympics online?

You can subscribe to a service of your choice, such as FuboTV, Peacock, Hulu, DirecTV, or others.

Final word

You now know how to watch the 2024 Olympics from your comfort. Before you subscribe, read the terms and conditions to understand the offer, then choose a platform that delivers your desired coverage.

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Agnes Amondi is a journalist and a versatile sports content writer with 6 years of experience. She wrote for several publications;, Her Football Hub, Tisini, and Spotcovery