The Rio Olympics are ongoing now in 2016! You can use this guide to watch all of the Olympics (even the next Olympics) on your Amazon Fire TV Stick. A vast majority of people just watch the Olympics through their TV with cable, but there are also other ways to access the Olympics through your Amazon Fire TV Stick!

You can use this guide to watch all of the Olympics (even the next Olympics) on your Amazon Fire TV Stick. A vast majority of people just watch the Olympics through their TV with cable, but there are also other ways to access the Olympics through your Amazon Fire TV Stick!

Watch Olympics Without Cable Subscription with VPN (Best way – although moderate difficulty)

If you want to access Olympic streaming free without a cable subscription on your Amazon Fire TV Stick, you can re-route your connection to another country and watch like you’re there! This requires the use of a virtual private network. VPNs connect your computer to another external service tricking services into think you’re actually there!

However, in order to watch the Olympics this way through an Amazon Fire TV Stick–this method does require you to either have a VPN router (a router that has DD-WRT software to extend VPN throughout your devices) or for you to jailbreak your Fire TV Stick and sideload VPN.

It’s actually not too hard…

If you do want to do this, follow this guide to jailbreak your Fire TV Stick.

After this, download the Google Play Store app and download OpenVPN or an app that a VPN provider has on the store. For Olympic streaming through an Amazon Fire TV Stick, I would recommend TorGuard since they are a great VPN and they have an app on the Google Play Store (see this review!).

Connect through the VPN and pick your server (pick UK for BBC for access) and your Fire TV Stick will have access to any Olympic service based on that location.

Here are some examples of international networks giving free service to watch the Olympics:

BBC – UK

CBC – Canada

The Seven Network – Australia

ARD – Germany

ORF – Austria

RTE – Ireland

RTVE – Spain 

NBC Sports App (free with cable subscription)

This is the way to watch the Olympics if you have a cable subscription. However, while you get the benefits of using your Amazon Fire TV Stick here, a vast majority of people watching the Olympics with a cable subscription won’t bother with the Amazon Fire TV Stick streaming. That said if you are one of those few with a cable subscription you can indeed watch the Olympics with your Amazon Fire TV Stick with the basic NBC Sports App. You could call up a friend and get their login and then use the app, however…

That said if you are one of those few with a cable subscription you can indeed watch the Olympics with your Amazon Fire TV Stick with the basic NBC Sports App. You could call up a friend and get their login and then use the app, however…

Playstation Vue App ($40-45)

While the Playstation Vue App is free, you still need to gain access to NBC, NBC Sports, and a few other included channels. The $45 dollars price includes a Golf Channel.

Playstation Vue isn’t the best option to stream the Olympics on your Amazon Fire TV Stick, but it includes more channels as an extra perk than something like Sling TV.

Sling TV ($25+)

One of the best ways to watch the Olympics on your Amazon Fire TV Stick is through the Sling TV App. This app makes it super easy to watch the Olympics with the Blue package that only costs $25. You also have access to a free 7-day trial!

The Blue package includes access to NBC, NBC Sports, USA, and Bravo. With this package, you gain access to fencing, boxing, field hockey, cycling, swimming weightlifting, soccer, rowing ,water polo, tennis and even wrestling. You can also add Sling TV’s news package to get MSNBC and CNBC which give you access to things like rugby and archery.

That’s it! These are some great ways to watch the Olympics on your Amazon Fire TV Stick!

 

How to Watch Olympics on Amazon Fire TV Stick

Tom Spark is a chair researcher, VPN expert, and a geek product extraordinaire. When he’s not spell checking his articles with Grammarly, he’s playing video games, watching too much Netflix, and deciding if he likes his current chair or not.