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WeTek Showcase: 2016 Olympics

WeTek Showcase: 2016 Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics are here! For the next few weeks countries around the world will come together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and you can get in on the action using your WeTek Play, OpenELEC, Core, or Hub.

Note: Most of the Android apps listed below will use the "tablet versions" of various Android apps. Since these apps typically aren't made for use with a directional TV remote, be sure to use a wireless touchpad, wireless mouse, airmouse, or other mouse-type input device. 

 

 

We will be updating this posting throughout the Olympics. If you have a tip for us for a country that isn't listed, or want us to get to your country faster, give us a shoutout on Twitter to @WeTekNed

 


 

Global

 

Over-the-air

If you have a WeTek Play/OpenELEC with the correct tuner and antenna, you can get a lot of coverage for free using an over-the-air TV broadcast.  You can even use a Play/OE to stream those channels to other WeTek boxes in your home. Check out http://tutorials.wetek.com and http://wetekforums.com for tutorials and guides on setting this up.

 

YouTube

Select clips and events are available over YouTube (app or browser) from the official Olympic YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/olympic

 


 

Canada

 

Canadians under the care of the CBC can watch most or all of the Olympic events and games using the CBC website or apps. For more information see the CBC's handy FAQ here: https://cbchelp.cbc.ca/hc/en-us/articles/222848448-Streaming-Rio-2016-via-the-CBC-Olympic-app-on-mobile-and-tablet

 


 

UK

 

Users in the UK can watch nearly all of the Olympics using the BBC's iPlayer service. You can use the Kodi add-on for an easy remote-friendly interface by installing the iPlayer WWW: http://kodi.wiki/view/Add-on:IPlayer_WWW

 

or users can use the iPlayer Android app from Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bbc.iplayer.android

 


 

USA

 

Unfortunately, the US has more strict viewing rights than most of the world, but you can still get some or all events for free, with a cable/sat subscription, or from a monthly cord-cutting service. 

 

 

NBC Sports - Requires TV subscription - Google Play

 

 

Sling TV - Requires Sling TV monthly membership - Google Play

  • This doesn't include the main NBC channel, but does include many of the secondary channels that are showing various events.
  • Full information on which plan to get and what is included can be found here: Sling TV blog

 

 

PlayStation View Mobile - Requires PlayStation Vue monthly membership and must first be activated on an approved device (PlayStation 3 or 4, Roku, Fire TV) (one-time activation, but must use the same ISP and location of the approved device) - Google Play

  • This doesn't include the main NBC channel, but does include many of the secondary channels that are showing various events.

 


 

(Image credit: Citizen59 of MediaWiki Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Men%27s_10000m_Final_-_2012_Olympics_-_1.jpg )

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