Once again the Summer Olympics are upon us. The world’s finest athletes will come together in Rio to battle it out for glory and national pride. Ah, but how do we watch the 2016 Olympics as a Cord Cutter without access to the various cable channels broadcasting the Olympics such as NBCSN, USA, Bravo, MSNBC, CNBC, etc. Sure, a HD Antenna will pick up NBC, so you can get some of the major sports and a little too much Bob Costas for some of us. But for most of us that isn’t enough…
Enter Sling.tv In the last few months Sling has introduced a new $25 BLUE package (that includes NBCSN, USA, BRAVO & many more popular channels). So if you want to just watch the Olympics you can sign up for a Sling free trial and even cancel after the Olympics are over, since there is no contract! If you are a true Olympics fan you can also add on any of the $5 packages which include MSNBC, CNBC & Golf Channel (after clicking on Sling BLUE, hit the + under it). Better yet, if you plan to keep it for 3 months click here to sign up for Sling & get a Roku Box for free! If you have questions about what sports will be covered at what times, what channels and for streaming availability, click here for all of the Olympics details.
I will be signing up for Sling’s Blue Package in the next week or so for the Olympics and then in September I will be downgrading to the Orange package so I can watch college football & MNF on ESPN. I will then cancel Sling after the College Football National Championship and sign up again the following September.
If you are going to get Sling I recommend watching it on Roku. Sling has been working closely with Roku to make sure the streaming quality is top notch. In my opinion the Roku is the best streaming device out there and the picture quality is better than what you will see on a Smart TV or on a PC/Mac. Here is a link to a great deal on the Roku Streaming Stick, perhaps the most innovative and stable product out there for cord cutters.