My family’s favorite sports coverage is almost here. We so look forward to the Olympic Games and after talking to Xfinity recently, we are very excited for the games in Rio! Not too long ago, I told you all about how the Xfinity X1 is changing how we watch TV and they really have out done themselves with making sure that the Olympic games in Rio are ones you will remember for a long time.
It is so hard to keep track of which competitions are on when! The last time we watched the Olympics, I felt like we missed so much of the games!
10 Ways to Watch the Olympics in Rio
- NBC’s award-winning coverage will be broadcasting an unprecedented 260.5 hours of Olympic coverage.
- Rio is just one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time, so be prepared to watch more live coverage than ever before.
- Xfinity X1 Customers can access Front Row to Rio from the main menu (accessed by pressing the Xﬁnity key) or Xﬁnity On Demand sections of the guide, under “TV” and “Sports” and selecting “Rio 2016”.
- For the ﬁrst time, all of the online streaming content from the NBC Sports app (with 4,500 hours of NBC Sports app streaming Olympics content) will be integrated into the X1 experience for viewers to easily search, discover and tune.
- Xfinity X1 customers will never miss their favorite athletes, teams and nations when they add “bookmarks” for quick and easy access!
- Be sure to check out the “Must See Moments” Xfinity provides for marquee Olympic events that viewers won’t want to miss!
- Xfinity has created a ﬁrst-of-its-kind Olympics companion TV experience that will enable users to search and explore the latest medal counts, live results and scores, and real-time stats for all events with the X1 Sports App for the Olympics!
- Miss your favorite events? Every episode of the full NBC Primetime show and Telemundo late night shows will be available the next day on Xﬁnity On Demand!
- The Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics will air on Friday, August 5 and the Games conclude with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, August 21, on NBC. Most of the NBC programming will be primetime programming from 8 p.m. – midnight ET/PT; daytime from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET/PT; late night from 12:35 a.m. – 1:35 a.m. ET/PT; and replays from 1:35 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. ET/PT.
Which games are your excited to watch? We can’t wait for swimming and gymnastics!