The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics kicked off with the grand opening ceremony at Fisht Stadium Sochi, Russia yesterday. You can follow/live stream the all-time costliest 18-day Winter Olympics right on your iPhone, Mac or the iPad.
The 22nd Winter Olympics are being held in Sochi, Russia and hence the name. It is the biggest such event with over 98 gold medals and en estimated total budget of over 50 billion euros. A total of 86 countries are participating in the event.
Keeping updated with the timeline and scores has never been more easy. With several apps on the iTunes Store, you can easily stay updated at home or on the go. Users can also live stream the event on their Mac, iPhone or iPad. We’ve picked up some official apps for the purpose. The broadcast kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
iPhone and iPad:
Its a hard luck for the U.S cable cutters since the NBC app requires you to have a cable subscriber. The app will work after you provide your cable service sign in details. Cable providers Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Direct TV, Dish, Verizon FIOS, COX, Charter, AT&T U-verse, Optimum, Suddenlink, Mediacom, Cable One, WoW!, Brighthouse, RCN, and many more are supported. NBC gives you a short 30-minute pass anyways if you don’t have a cable subscriber.
CBC however doesn’t require you to have any such sort of information and you can live stream the event or get on-demand event videos for absolutely no cost.
Cable cutters can however access the free streaming from Canada and U.K app using some VPN Software like Hola.
There’s no official app for streaming and following the Sochi 2014 from countries other than the U.S, U.K, Canada and Australia as yet. Users can however keep up with the schedules and results at home or on the go using one of the following services.
Apple also provides a list of all the apps covering the Olympics. You can also check which cable networks in your Country provide live coverage of the event here. The Sochi 2014 official website also has similar listings.