How to watch the 2016 Summer Olympics

How to watch the 2016 Summer Olympics

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – WMBF News and NBC are airing thousands of hours of Olympics coverage on air and online from August 5 to August 21. Here are the variety of ways you can watch.

On WMBF News:

Olympics coverage begins at 10 a.m. every weekday on air on WMBF News and runs until 5 p.m. Then, tune in to WMBF News for the latest live, local, late-breaking headlines and a re-cap of Olympic coverage from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m., tune in to our Olympics Zone program for a half-hour of in-depth national and Olympics stories, hosted by WMBF Sports' Joe Murano.

Prime-time coverage of the Olympics runs each weekday from 8 p.m. to about 12 a.m. After that, WMBF News will bring your late local news and a comprehensive re-cap of the day's Olympics events. For the night owls, there will be late-night Olympics coverage and re-broadcasts of the prime-time Olympics events after our late news.

On weekends, you can expect day-long Olympics coverage beginning at 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. each morning. WMBF News can still be seen at 6 p.m., and our late news will air after Olympics coverage ends at around midnight each night.

On Cable and Satellite:

More Olympics programming can also be found on NBC's other cable TV networks, including the NBC Sports Network, USA, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, NBC Golf, Telemundo, and NBC Universo.

CLICK HERE for a complete schedule of over-the-air and cable Olympics coverage. Note that all listings are subject to change.

On your Home Computer:

NBC is making 4,500 hours of Olympics coverage available at and the NBC Sports app, starting with preliminary soccer events on Wednesday, two days before Friday's formal start of the Olympics. The online coverage includes every single event live, as NBC continues a practice begun with the London Olympics in 2012 under new owner Comcast Corp.

Note that you will have to sign in to with your satellite or cable provider in order to view livestreams of Olympics events. Users of the Playstation Vue service will also have access to these livestreams.

On Your Mobile Device or Tablet:

NBC is also livestreaming all 306 Olympic events through their NBC Sports App, available for all Android and iOS devices.

Download the app for your iPhone or iPad here, and for your Android device here.

You can also download the NBC Olympics app (for iOS here and Android here) for news, results, alerts, updates and more directly from NBC, but note that will you will need the NBC Sports App to watch livestreams.

WMBF News has you covered as well – we'll be sending out alerts to users of the WMBF News app for major event livestreams, results, news, and more from Rio. We'll also send an alert shortly before our late news airs, so you know when to tune in to WMBF for your local headlines.

Find links to download the WMBF News App here.

If you would like to receive these alerts, make sure your app is configured to receive SPORTS, PROGRAMMING, and BREAKING push alerts. More details on how to do that can be found here.

On Your VR Headset:

For the first time ever, you can experience the Olympics in virtual reality! NBC is offering select events in VR using Samsung's GearVR headset.

If you have any questions about how and when to view Olympics events, you can ask our Olympics experts on the #WMBFRio Live Blog. Simply head to the Live Blog page, enter your name, and type your question. We'll respond shortly.

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