How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics & Opening Ceremony on the Amazon Fire TV

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea officially started a couple of days ago on February 7th, but the opening ceremonies will air tonight, Friday, February 9th at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Here is how to stream the ceremony and the games live on an Amazon Fire TV, Firestick, or Fire TV Edition television.

Method 1: NBC Sports App

NBC is the official broadcast partner for the 2018 Winter Olympics in the United States, so the best coverage will be through the NBC Sports App. If you have a cable subscription, you can activate the app and watch all of the coverage. If you don’t activate the app, you’ll be limited to 30 minutes of live viewing the first time you use the app and then limited to 5 minutes of live video each day after that. Watching on-demand clips, commentary, and highlights is free and unrestricted.

Method 2: Kodi Add-on

Kodi is a popular media player app for Fire TV devices that has official add-ons for watching the Winter Olympics. To install Kodi, follow this guide. Once installed, open Kodi and install the NBC Sports Live Extra add-on if you’re in the US or the iPlayer WWW add-on if you’re in the UK. This can be done by going to Addon > Package Installer > Install from Repository > Kodi Add-on Repository > Video Addons from within Kodi.

Method 3: Internet TV Services

PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, Sling TV, Hulu, and Fubo TV

Each internet TV service listed below will stream the Olympics, but you will need to subscribe to the service and live in an area where NBC is available. Each service has no contract or obligation, so you can pay for 1 month and cancel after the Olympics if you’d like. They also each offer free trials, so you could also hop from one to the other and watch all of the 2018 Winter Olympics without paying.

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10 comments
  1. 1080pORbust says:

    Which one has the highest quality video?

  2. MD says:

    I am so confused. We have the Direct TV Now app on the Fire TV but it only shows “Olympic News” not the actual Olympics when you look at the schedule. How can I make sure we get the actual Olympics and opening ceremony?

  3. RD says:

    If you’re in the uk the Iplayer app is free and has all the coverage, no need to install kodi addons

  4. Scott says:

    I believe only certain (large) cities are able to get the local networks through the streaming services. However, the NBC app is free (for the Olympics, at least).

  5. Mark B says:

    Hdhomerun and it’s app.

  6. Red says:

    BBC + UK VPN
    Much better coverage than NBC could dream of, bonus, no constant commercial interruptions.

  7. Joshua says:

    Can’t use it with spectrum service on fire tv. What a joke.

  8. RozyRN says:

    It should be free access to all, so aLL can partake no matter what part of the world you are in.

  9. Journ says:

    And you won’t need a VPN? Apparently, most of the guides and articles I came across require a VPN along with one of these streaming apps. Most recommend Kodi btw. Read a recent one on PureVPN. Can anyone tell me if Amazon Fire TV comes with built-in VPN or proxy that can help us watch Winter Olympics Live Online.

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