5 Apps to Help You Enjoy the 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics are in full swing and if you’re on the move or don’t have a cable subscription, you might feel like you’re missing out on all the excitement. Luckily, there are a few apps to help you stay up to date with the Olympics without cable. Here a few worth looking into:


1. PyeongChang app

Android, iOS | Free


It goes without saying that the 2018 Winter Olympics has its own official app. And while it won’t let you stream the action, it will provide highlights, photos, news, and a schedule of events. It also provides information on the venues, including 3D views and drone footage. The app is available in multiple languages, making it accessible to wide audience. All in all, it’s a great little app to help you stay up to date.


2. Olympic Channel

Android, iOS | Free


Similar to the PyeongChang app, the Olympic Channle app offers you a wealth of information, such as highlights, schedules, exclusive behind the scenes, and news. However, this app will also bring you live events and original programming. The best part is that this app is updated all the time, not just during the Olympics! It also lets you follow your favourite athletes and sports, which allows you to customize your experience.


3. CBC Sports Olympics

Android, iOS | Free


CBC owns the official Canadian broadcast rights for the Winter Olympics in Canada but if you don’t have a cable subscription and can’t tune into CBC the old fashioned way, there’s an app to help you out! The CBC app includes live videos and highlights to help you stay up to date with all the latest developments.


This app does have ads but, if you’re an iOS user, you can opt to get rid of them by signing up for a subscription for $4.99/month.



Android, iOS | Free


The CBC TV app also features live video, including the opening and closing ceremonies of the games. You’ll need to register for this app and you’ll find ads here too but iOS users can remove them with a $4.99/month subscription.

5. YouTube

Android, iOS | Free

YouTube might not be the first service you think of something like the Winter Olympics but it’s definitely possible to catch some of the action here. Tune into the official Olympic Channel to stream competitions and check out the Team Canada channel for Candian-focused daily recaps and content.