How to watch the Olympics on your iPhone, Mac, or Apple TV

The 2020 Olympics games officially commenced on July 23rd in Tokyo, Japan. As this is an international event, watching the game live isn’t as easy as you may think. Due to the Covid restrictions, Japan has banned tourists from travelling to watch the games live. Hence, the only way to enjoy the Olympics is from the comfort of your homes. You can watch the games on your TV as several channels are broadcasting the games, but what if you want to watch it on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

In this article, we’ll show you how you can watch the 2020 Olympics on your iPhone, Mac or Apple TV in the U.S.

Watch the Olympics on iPhone, Mac, or Apple TV

Stream it on NBC

You can use the NBC News app on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV for coverage on the Olympics games. You may not get the full coverage, but you will be able to watch the opening ceremony on the app, along with delayed-coverage of the games.

The Locast service is also an option, but this service only works in certain regions. It uses internet to stream local TV channels, such as NBC, and it’s available on the web, and as an app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

The NBC Sports app is another medium for watching the Olympic games, but this requires a cable provider login. Once you’re in, NBC has promised thousands of hours of coverage.

Use the NBC Official Olympics site and Peacock TV

NBC has also launched a dedicated Olympics website called The website has live streams and highlights, which can be accessed via a cable subscription. A temporary pass is also available for new users, which gives them 30 minutes of free watch time.

The Peacock app from NBC will also be offering coverage of the Olympics, and some of it will be free for users in the U.S. The app if free to download and available for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. If you’re watching on your Mac, then you can visit the Peacock website. The streaming service also offers paid subscriptions, which will include complete coverage of the Olympics.

Other options

You may also check out the official Olympics app, which will apparently include the scores and details for all the games. The app will also include video footage of the games, but we’re not sure if the video content will be available outside Japan. Nevertheless, the app is a free download on iPhone and iPad, but is more tailored for the iPhone.

Wrapping Up

Although some of the games have already started at the 2020 Olympics, the official opening ceremony is yet to begin. You can use the above services and apps to watch the ceremony and the games.