The year’s most anticipated sporting event kicks off tonight with the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Games. The 2016 entry in this long-running tradition will take place in and around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with athletes from more than 200 countries competing in more than 300 events from August 5-21. It’s going to be an exciting few weeks, so we wanted to make sure Xbox One owners know where they can experience this momentous event.
Watch the Olympics Live with the Official NBC Sports App for Xbox One
Watch every minute from the Summer Games live and on-demand, with the NBC Sports app, a free download on your Xbox One! Plus, stream thousands of live sporting events airing on NBC, NBCSN and Golf Channel as well as replays and highlights for free, and navigate the app easily by asking Cortana to “Open Premier League,” “Open NFL” or “Open Live & Upcoming.” Download the app on your Xbox One and get ready to watch!
Watch NBCUniversal’s Coverage of the Rio Olympic Games with Sling Blue on Xbox One
We know you might not be home when your favorite sport is airing, so we are making it easy to watch NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Rio Olympics at home or on the go with Sling TV. Sling TV will carry NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Rio Olympic Games on its Sling Blue service:
• Customers who subscribe to Sling Blue’s core service will be able to watch NBCU’s live coverage of the Rio Games on Bravo, NBC (where available), NBC Sports Network and USA.
• All Sling Blue customers can access a free preview of MSNBC and CNBC. Combined, MSNBC and CNBC will air more than 120 hours of coverage, ranging from men’s basketball, soccer, beach volleyball, water polo, rugby, wrestling, archery and cycling.
• Sling Blue customers who subscribe to the “Sports Extra” add-on pack can access 130 hours of live golf competition coverage via Golf Channel.
• Sling Blue’s “Best of Spanish TV” customers can watch extensive Spanish coverage on NBC Universo.
This are just a few of the ways you can enjoy the Summer Games with Microsoft. Head over to the Windows Blog for five more!