The XXXI Olympic Summer Games are set to begin Friday, August 5th. NBC will be providing extensive coverage of the games. Make sure you keep up with when your favorite events are going to air so you don’t miss them! The full schedule can be found online on both the NBC Olympics site and the official Rio 2016 site. The Rio site does offer a cool color coordinated grid broken down by event, date and whether it’s a medal event or not if you’re a more visual person like me. Both sites offer video coverage of the games, ceremonies and exclusive previews and interviews. So, don’t worry if you’re sleeping or if you’re at work (or you’re sleeping at work) and can’t catch an event – you can catch up whenever you please online.
Apps, Apps, Apps
Rio 2016 – Although this app is designed for individuals who are actually heading to Rio for the games, it will make it possible to follow Games news in real time, browse through the best photographs from the competitions and receive Push notifications.
The BBC Sports App – The BBC Sports App allows you to get the latest news on the Rio 2016 games. It has more than you need to know about both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. You can even check the competition schedule and results on the go! Other great features include the ability to get quick and easy access to the Games’ medal race and customize your feeds with only the news (by country and/or athlete) you care about.
NBC Sports App – This app will not only keep you up to date on events, results and the general happenings down in Rio but it will also give you the option to watch the games in virtual reality! NBC is teaming up with Samsung and will be showing 100 hours of VR and 360 video programming using Samsung Gear VR. Select events will be able to view one day after the competition throughout the course of the games.
How to Stay Connected Throughout the Games
It’s August 20th. You’re up in the middle of the night to catch the Women’s Gold Medal Volleyball Game. You have your coffee and your bowl of Cherry Garcia with the perfect cherry to chocolate ratio. You’re streaming the game live on the NBC website. They’re a few minutes in, it’s getting exciting, you’re on the edge of your seat, spoonful of ice cream mid-air…all of a sudden you get the dreaded buffering symbol. Nooooooo. Don’t start the Games without the proper network setup. You’ll be streaming tons of video, so make sure you have a router that can handle that bandwidth! We recommend an 11AC Wi-Fi Router – maximum performance for HD media streaming to multiple devices. So whether you’re on your phone, your tablet, your PC or even your TV – you won’t miss a moment of this year’s Olympic Games.