With broadcast rights for the uber-popular (to say the least) Olympics costing billions of dollars, it might make sense to some that NBC presents the action on a tape delay so as to broadcast the most attractive events in prime time when there's the biggest audience (and advertising dollars). But with ever-present social media, it's more than annoying to hear about the winner before you get a chance to see the event. Who hasn't had the result of a big game ruined by a friend? Now times that by 32 sports and 302 events, and it becomes quite a pain in the butt.
Luckily for us viewers, NBC also provides the ability to watch every single event online in real time if you have an existing "cable, satellite, or telco TV subscription that includes MSNBC and CNBC." Check out the action at their Live Extra, with additional features such as replays and alerts for upcoming events. It works for your computer, tablet, or smartphone, too (but requires a cable subscription).
Watch the Olympics Live at NBC Olympics Live Extra
Option for OS X users:
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