Veterans and military can stream the winter Olympics for free

Matt Saintsing
February 08, 2018 - 3:37 pm

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The Olympics is a time for national pride, fierce athletic competition and with the winter version, some obscure icy “sports” like (squints at notes)…curling?

But, did you know that veterans and U.S. service members can stream the 2018 Winter Olympics for free? All you need is an Exchange account from Comcast.

Now, I know, Comcast hasn’t always been on my nice list either, but this deal is awesome for any military personnel or veteran who doesn’t have access to NBC on a nearby tv, or tickets to PyeongChang, South Korea.

“We’re excited to partner once again with Comcast NBCUniversal to bring the Olympics into the living rooms or barracks of service members and their families all over the world,” said Tom Shull, the Exchange’s director/CEO.

“Let the Games begin!”

From desktop computers to ipads, and everything in between, NBC Olympics will produce more than 1,800 hours of streaming coverage as more than 2,800 athletes from 90 countries compete in 102 different medal events until Feb. 25.

The benefit will be provided to current military, and anyone with an honorable discharge.

NBC’s primetime coverage of the 2018 winter Olympics begins Thursday, Feb. 8.

Service members can access Olympics coverage from any device by visiting, or in the NBC Sports app, and choosing the Exchange as their service provider.  

Because of content rights restrictions, a account is required to verify eligibility. Some content restrictions will also apply to some locations outside of the United States.

This is only the second time Olympic coverage has been made available for the troops and vets to enjoy. The first time was through a similar partnership in 2016 when the Rio Olympics were streamed live to U.S. service members.