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Watch the Olympics on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Watch the Olympics on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

The 22nd Winter Olympics start tonight in Sochi Russia. If you’re in the US you don’t have to miss any of the action if you’re a Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 user! NBC has released the NBC Sports Live Extra app for both of our favorite platforms! The apps provide live, real-time video coverage, along with replays, and special short-form videos.

  • Live Events: watch marquee NBC Olympics events LIVE!
  • Video on Demand: access short-form video clips to preview upcoming events and check out highlights from past events
  • Full Event Replays: relive all the great moments with full event replays
  • Online coverage schedule: browse the online listings schedule and set event reminders
There are unfortunately a couple of downsides to the apps. First, if you’re not in the US you’re out of luck. Secondly, if you’re a cord-cutter, you’re also going to be left searching for an alternative source. These apps both require you to be authenticated through your pay-TV provider via TV Everywhere. Get the apps below.

NBC Sports Live Extra for Windows 8

NBC Sports Live Extra for Windows Phone 8

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.