The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will officially come to an end on February 25. After over 100 events and 259 medals, the closing ceremony will be a celebration of all the athletes who competed this year. If the spectacular opening ceremony was any indication, the Winter Games closing ceremony will be an event you won’t want to miss.
Fortunately for cord cutters, NBC owns the US streaming rights for this year’s Olympic closing ceremony, so you’ll be able to tune in for free with just your antenna. If you want to catch the closing ceremony on the go, you can use the NBC Sports app or NBCOlympics.com—if you have a login. Cord cutters with subscriptions to NBC-supporting streaming services can use their credentials to log in to either the site or app.
There are a variety of streaming services that will allow you to access NBC. However, some support local channels in more places than others, so if you choose to use a streaming service to watch the closing ceremony, make sure NBC is available in your area.
Although it’s an affordable option, with packages starting at just $20 a month, Sling TV has its drawbacks. Most importantly, it only offers local channels in select markets, which means that if you live outside of these areas, Sling TV won’t be a good option for you.
With packages starting near $40 a month, Hulu with Live TV is more expensive than other options, but it provides local stations in more areas than any other streaming service, so there’s a good chance it supports NBC in your area.
As a newer service, YouTube TV isn’t available everywhere yet. However, for supported locations, it’s a great choice for watching local stations like NBC. It starts at $35 a month.
Like Hulu, PlayStation Vue starts around $40 a month. It also has a decent number of local channels depending on location.
Starting around $35 a month, DIRECTV NOW is a moderately-priced option with strong NBC availability. However, you need to live in a supported area.
There are many ways to catch the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games as a cord cutter. Your best choice is to watch it via antenna, supplemented with a streaming service if NBC isn’t available over-the-air where you live. The broadcast will begin at 8:00 p.m. ET, so make sure to tune in no matter how you choose to watch!
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