UK Customers: Stream the Olympics

The Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Summer Games kicks off in London tonight, and Roku Revolutionaries in the UK will be able to follow all of the Olympic events from the comfort of their living rooms.

How will this work? Well, the BBC is the UK Olympics’ broadcast rights holder and recently announced it will show every minute of every game live – which adds up to a staggering 2,500 hours of coverage over just 17 days. The events will be made available on BBC iPlayer (and your Roku player) after they air live.

Many of you will be working during the Games, but the good news is you can catch up on every Olympic run, skip and jump with your Roku player. Remember to pace yourself and drink lots of water – Olympic streaming is a serious sport!

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  • Nancy Downing

    Question: Even though I understand BBC holds the rights to this, is there anyway the Olympic streaming will be available for those of us in the United States?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I was hoping there would be a NBC Roku app for the olympics. I don’t even care if you’d have to authenticate with your tv service provider. It would be nice.

  • SV Roku Customer

    Yes, what about here in the U.S.? What about us “Roku Revolutionaries” that don’t have TV service and only Roku? We still want to watch the Olympic Games.

  • Highdesert97

    Should be interesting to figure out where to find all this coverage from BBC – 36 different sports and 304 events. If I’m able to watch it all non-stop, it’ll only take 15 weeks.

    • Calebjc

      I’m in VT. Try nowheretv channel, and the first bbc channel of the three. Is there something better than that in the US?

      • Highdesert97

        Unfortunately, Roku streams the Olympics ONLY in the UK. BBC News carries summaries and some live events. BBC 1 2 3 4 were working on MummyBox for a day or two, but now shut down. BBC coverage is still better than NBC, which runs almost nothing live, and only events that capture the largest audience and the most advertising traffic.

  • Disappointed

    LAME. What about the US?

    • Highdesert97

      You can thank NBC for our dismal coverage in the US. Do we really want more beach volleyball?

  • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Inaba-kun

    This is just a rather embrrassing admission that you don’t have the rather impressive BBC Sport app which just rolled out online and on the PS3. It provides live coverage of every event with a plethora of optional on screen info and all in HD.

    In fact you don’t have so much as a single channel of live BBC through iPlayer, which other iPlayer clients offer.

  • Roku US customer

    What about in the United States?

  • Sophie

    This article saved my Olympic Ceremonies viewing. I am glad I didn’t read the comments. As soon as I found this yesterday I turned on the BBC (on Roku) and there they were – the opening ceremonies. Before anyone else here in the US. Live. Fabulous. I was in heaven. I live in the Midwest, US. Then I worried I wouldn’t get to see very much of the daily coverage. It is Saturday morning, the BBC is doing extraordinary play by play (within NBC guidelines), wrap ups and everything I want to know from the Olympics. The BBC is doing a phenomenal job, all Olympics all the time. All I need. I was going to buy a converter for my old TV so I could see the NBC coverage but at this point I am just fine. So thank you for this article! I was quite frustrated yesterday, thought I was going to my mother’s house but they wanted to watch a baseball game (I know – Opening Ceremonies or baseball? you decide). My daughter has NBC and was furious as I texted her what was happening 3 hours before she could see it. :) I love my Roku.

    • Amy Silliman

      Did you add the BBC News site to Roku or a different one? I can only find the BBC News site and I do not think they are streaming all the sports. Thanks, Amy

  • Highdesert97

    On the US. Found some BBC coverage – BBC News and BBC World News on MummyBox. Unfortunately, BBC1 2 3 4 are shut down. Doesn’t NBC understand how poor its coverage is? I’d be happy to pay for a BBC package, if I could find it and it worked.

  • lemcabuhat

    I live in Mexico and with TelMex I get a maximum download speed of 5mbs.

    I LOVE MY ROKU!!!!!

    I use it with GetUSAWebsites.TV (Access code 815) They’re different in that they only jump in when the geo check is done, but the rest of the time it’s a direct connection NOT going through a proxy. The result is that I ALWAYS get a HD signal awesome video on Netflix, and Hulu. I hate other services where too many users bog down the server, and the quality goes up and down. (Mostly down and skipping!) Grrrrr….

    I think GetUSAWebsites approach is superior, and am VERY happy.

    My local friend has only a 1.7mbs download speed, and they are using it with their Roku and they love it too.

    GetUSAWebsites has 2 plans. Basic is $4.99 and Deluxe is $7.99 a month. I seriously couldn’t live without it!

  • lemcabuhat

    I live in Mexico and with TelMex I get a maximum download speed of 5mbs.

    I LOVE MY ROKU!!!!!

    I use it with GetUSAWebsites.TV (Access code 818) They’re different in that they only jump in when the geo check is done, but the rest of the time it’s a direct connection NOT going through a proxy. The result is that I ALWAYS get a HD signal awesome video on Netflix, and Hulu. I hate other services where too many users bog down the server, and the quality goes up and down. (Mostly down and skipping!) Grrrrr….

    I think GetUSAWebsites approach is superior, and am VERY happy.

    My local friend has only a 1.7mbs download speed, and they are using it with their Roku and they love it too.

    GetUSAWebsites has 2 plans. Basic is $4.99 and Deluxe is $7.99 a month. I seriously couldn’t live without it!

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