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Olympics Opening Ceremony 2021 Live Stream: How to Watch Online

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After a year-long delay, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will finally get underway Friday when a near-empty Olympic Stadium in Tokyo plays host to the Opening Ceremony.

In the US, the Opening Ceremony (local start time: Friday, July 23, at 6:55 a.m. ET) will be televised live on NBC. You can also watch it (and most other Olympic events) live or on-demand via NBCOlympics.com or the NBC Sports app, but you’ll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch that way.

If you don’t have cable or don’t have a cable log-in, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of USA vs New Zealand online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of NBC and all NBC digital content (everything on the NBC Olympics website or NBC Sports app) with a subscription to FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Opening Ceremony live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

You can also watch live or on-demand on the NBC Sports app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the NBC Olympics website.

You’ll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your FuboTV credentials.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of NBC and all NBC digital content (everything on the NBC Olympics website or NBC Sports app) via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” bundle, This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with these channels, and you can get your first month (which will cover the entirety of the Olympics) for just $10:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Opening Ceremony live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

You can also watch live or on-demand on the NBC Sports app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the NBC Olympics website.

You’ll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your Sling credentials.


AT&T TV

AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” You can watch a live stream of NBC and all NBC digital content (everything on the NBC Olympics website or NBC Sports app) via any of them, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:

AT&T TV Free Trial

Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch the Opening Ceremony live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.

You can also watch live or on-demand on the NBC Sports app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the NBC Olympics website.

You’ll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your AT&T TV credentials.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of NBC and all NBC digital content (everything on the NBC Olympics website or NBC Sports app) via Hulu With Live TV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the Opening Ceremony live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

You can also watch live or on-demand on the NBC Sports app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the NBC Olympics website.

You’ll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your Hulu credentials.


2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Preview

As per usual, the specifics of the Opening Ceremony are being kept under wraps because the host country wants to surprise viewers with what is in store.

But there are a few traditions we know are taking place, such as the Parade of Nations, led by original Olympics country Greece, then followed by the rest of the countries in alphabetical order, with host country Japan entering Olympic Stadium last.

There will not be any spectators this year due to the global pandemic, but there will be the taking of the Olympic oath by representative athletes, coaches, and officials, plus the lighting of the Olympic cauldron. The theme for the Opening Ceremony is “United by Emotion,” which is “”underpinned by the idea the Games can bring fresh hope and encouragement to people around the world – both through the active appearance of athletes and through the power of sport,” according to the Olympics press release.

On NBC, Savannah Guthrie and Mike Tirico will serve as hosts for the Opening Ceremony, with track and field reporter Lewis Johnson and swimming reporter Michele Tafoya on the scene as well. This is the first time NBC has aired the Opening Ceremony live in the morning. IN fact, NBC has planned an “”unprecedented full-day coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.”

The schedule for the NBC broadcast is as follows:

6:55 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Live Opening Ceremony Coverage
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Special Edition of “Today”
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Tokyo Olympics Daytime
7:30 p.m. – Midnight: Primetime Opening Ceremony
12:35 a.m. – 1:38 a.m.: Special Edition of “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”
1:38 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.: Encore of Opening Ceremony

The primetime broadcast will feature appearances by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Leslie Odom Jr. and Uma Thurman all adding some star power to the special features about Team USA.

The 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics take place from Friday, July 23 until the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, August 8. The Opening Ceremony airs Friday, July 23 from 7 a.m. Eastern/4 a.m. Pacific to 11 a.m. Eastern/8 a.m. Pacific live on NBC.

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If you’re sick of all of the sitcoms and dramas that you’ll find on Netflix and Hulu, and have no interest in the type of content that Disney Plus offers, chances are that you’re looking for a streaming service that does things a bit differently. That’s where Curiosity Stream comes in.

Curiosity Stream is available now for streaming on many of your favorite devices and platforms. And, for many of us, that means we’re planning to add Curiosity Stream to our Roku devices.

Is Curiosity Stream Available on Roku Devices?

Yes, Curiosity Stream is available on Roku devices, as well as your Xbox One, PS4, Android, Firestick, Apple TV, and more. And, luckily, there were no hiccups with the app’s launch, and if you’ve purchased your Roku device in the last few years, you’ll have no problem adding the Curiosity Stream channel to your device.

But if you’re trying to figure out exactly how to download Curiosity Stream on your Roku device, here’s how to do it:

  1. 1. Sign up for Curiosity Stream here
  2. 2. Boot up your Roku Device
  3. 3. Navigate to your Roku Home Screen
  4. 4. Scroll down and select Streaming Channels on the left side of the screen
  5. 5. Select Search Channels in the menu on the left side of the screen
  6. 6. Enter ‘Curiosity Stream’
  7. 7. Select Curiosity Stream
  8. 8. Select Add Channel at the top of your screen
  9. 9. Select the App on the Roku Home Screen
  10. 10. Log in with your Curiosity Stream credentials
  11. 11. Find whatever you want to watch
  12. 12. Select Play

If you’ve followed the above steps precisely, a window will pop up on your screen that says “Channel added – ‘Curiosity Stream’ has been added to the end of ‘Home’.

Of course, you can totally move Curiosity Stream from the bottom of the Home screen to the top by highlighting it and pressing the * key. If you do this, you’ll see the Curiosity Stream app right at the top of your screen when you first turn on your Roku device. That will make it easier for you to watch when booting up your Roku device.


Curiosity Stream Supported Roku Devices

Not sure if your Roku device will have Curiosity Stream available at launch? Here’s every Roku model that will have Curiosity Stream:

  • Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Premiere, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Ultra
  • Roku 4: 4670X, 4662X, 4661X, 4660X, 4640X, 4630X, 4620X, 4400X, 4230X, 4210X, 4200X
  • Roku 3: 3931X, 3930X, 3921X, 3920X, 3910X, 3900X, 3811X, 3810X, 3800X, 3710X, 3700X, 3600X, 3500X
  • Roku 2: 2720X, 2710X, 2700X
  • All Roku TVs

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So, it’s safe to say that if you’ve purchased a new Roku in the last six years, you’ll be able to download Curiosity Stream on your device. However, those of you who are still rocking a Roku 1 might want to think about upgrading.

I’ll also note that you need to have version 8.1 or higher in order to be able to install Curiosity Stream. So, if your device is no longer receiving Roku OS updates, you’ll definitely need to grab a newer Roku or pick up any of the other Curiosity Stream-ready devices.


Will Curiosity Stream Work on Roku Express?

Yes, Curiosity Stream will work on Roku Express as well as Roku Express+, despite not being listed on Curiosity Stream’s official FAQ section.


Watch Curiosity Stream in 4K on Roku

Not all Roku devices support 4K streaming, so if you’re planning on streaming Curiosity Stream in 4K with your Roku, you’ll need one of the following devices:

  • Roku 4
  • Roku Premiere
  • Roku Premiere+
  • Roku Ultra

Any of the older devices will not allow you to stream in 4K, limiting you to a max 1080p, unfortunately. But, if you have any of Roku device that supports 4K, then yes, you can stream Curiosity Stream in 4K on Roku.


Roku Devices That Won’t Work with Curiosity Stream

Any generation 1 Roku devices will not work with Curiosity Stream.


How Much Is Curiosity Stream Cost On Roku?

Like the majority of Roku apps available, Curiosity Stream is free to download. However, you’ll need to purchase a Curiosity Stream subscription for either.

There are 4 different subscription options for Curiosity Stream, so it’s super flexible and can be adjusted to your budget.

Here are the 4 tiers:

  • HD Monthly for just $2.99/month.
  • HD Annual for $19.99/year (most popular/best value).
  • 4K Monthly for $9.99/month.
  • 4K Annual $69.99/year (best price for the best picture quality).

After you’ve subscribed to Curiosity Stream, you’ll then use your credentials to log into the Curiosity Stream Roku app on your device to start streaming.


What Shows Are on Curiosity Stream?

If you’ve got a need to learn something new, there are plenty of great options on Curiosity Stream. Here are just a few highlights available now:


What to Do If Curiosity Stream Is Not Working On Your Roku?

If Curiosity Stream isn’t working on your Roku device, there are a few things you can try.

The most likely culprit for Curiosity Stream not working on Roku devices is a slow internet connection. You need at least a 5Mbps connection to stream in the lowest resolution, and 15Mbps for 4K. But if your device isn’t getting those speeds, there are a couple of things I would try first.

  1. Restart your router and unplug your Roku device.
  2. Wait 30 seconds.
  3. Plug your Roku device back in.

This will help restart your device’s TCP/IP and internet connection settings so that you have the best chance of getting the best speeds.

If that doesn’t work and you’re still getting slow speeds, it could be due to a crowded network or downloads on other devices. For example, if you’re downloading a game update on STEAM on your PC, any game consoles, or someone else in your home is streaming a movie while you’re trying to watch CuriosityStream, it could cause your Roku to not have the required speed juice it needs to work properly. To most easily rectify the problem, turn off the internet connection on those devices and see if this helps CuriosityStream work again.

Something else you can try if your device is still not working after fixing your internet connection is to ensure you have the latest Roku software on your device. If you don’t, you need to update your device to the latest software for best results.

To do so, go Roku Home>scroll to Settings>Select System>Select System Update>Select Check Now. If Roku finds any new software available or channel updates available, it will download them and install them automatically.


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If you’re sick of all of the sitcoms and dramas that you’ll find on Netflix and Hulu, and have no interest in the type of content that Disney Plus offers, chances are that you’re looking for a streaming service that does things a bit differently. That’s where Curiosity Stream comes in.

Curiosity Stream is available now for streaming on many of your favorite devices and platforms. And, for many of us, that means we’re planning to add Curiosity Stream to our Fire Stick or another Fire device.

Can You Watch Curiosity Stream on a Firestick?

Luckily, yes, Curiosity Stream is available on Amazon devices, which includes the Amazon Fire Stick.

It will also be available on your Xbox One, Roku Devices, PC, PS4, Mac, Android, iOS, Chromecast, and more.

How to Install Curiosity Stream on Your Firestick

But if you’re trying to figure out exactly how to watch Curiosity Stream on Firestick, here’s exactly how to hook it up for your Amazon Fire Stick device:

  1. 1. Sign up for Curiosity Stream here
  2. 2. From the Main Screen, select Search.
  3. 3. Type ‘Curiosity’ into the search box
  4. 4. Select Curiosity Stream
  5. 5. Select Download/Free
  6. 6. After the Curiosity Stream app downloads, select the Open button
  7. 7. Sign In
  8. 8. Enter your Curiosity Stream account information (email address and password)
  9. 9. Browse to whatever show/documentary you want to watch and select play.

If you’ve followed the above steps precisely, congrats—you’re streaming CuriosityStream on Fire Stick right now!

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How to Watch Curiosity Stream in 4K on Fire TV

Not all Fire TV devices support 4K streaming, so if you’re planning on streaming Curiosity Stream in 4K with your Fire device, you’ll need one of the following devices:

  • Fire TV Stick 4K
  • Fire TV 2nd Generation and Up
  • Fire TV Cube

Any of the older devices will not allow you to stream in 4K, limiting you to a max 1080p. But if you’ve purchased a brand new fire TV stick in 2015 or beyond, chances are that your device will support Curiosity Stream in 4K.

Internet Speed Requirements for 4K

If you’re planning to stream Curiosity Stream in glorious 4K resolution, you’re going to need an internet connection of at least 25 Mbps (megabits per second). If you’re not sure exactly what internet speed you currently have, head on over to speedtest.net, run the test, and take a look at the first number that pops out (your download speed). If that number reads 25 Mbps or above, you’re good to go for 4K streaming. If it’s slightly lower, you should try to stream Curiosity Stream in 4K to see if it works. And, if it’s anything below 15 Mbps, you’ll need to call up your internet provider and see if there’s an upgrade available.

In my personal experience, Curiosity Stream works flawlessly on Fire devices, and since its U.S. launch, I have yet to experience any hiccups with the app.


How Much Is Curiosity Stream Cost On Fire Stick?

Like the majority of Fire TV apps available, Curiosity Stream is free to download. However, you’ll need to purchase a Curiosity Stream subscription for either.

There are 4 different subscription options for CuriosityStream, so it’s super flexible and can be adjusted to your budget.

Here are the 4 tiers:

  • HD Monthly for just $2.99/month.
  • HD Annual for $19.99/year (most popular/best value).
  • 4K Monthly for $9.99/month.
  • 4K Annual $69.99/year (best price for the best picture quality).

After you’ve subscribed to Curiosity Stream, you’ll then use your credentials to log into the Curiosity Stream Fire app on your device to start streaming.


What Shows Are on Curiosity Stream?

If you’ve got a need to learn something new, there are plenty of great options on Curiosity Stream. Here are just a few highlights available now:


What to Do If Curiosity Stream Is Not Working On Your Firestick?

If Curiosity Stream isn’t working on your Firestick, there are a few things you can try.

The most likely culprit for Curiosity Stream not working on Firesticks is a slow internet connection. You need at least a 5Mbps connection to stream in the lowest resolution, and 15Mbps for 4K. But if your device isn’t getting those speeds, there are a couple of things I would try first.

  1. Restart your router and unplug your Firestick.
  2. Wait 30 seconds.
  3. Plug your Firestick back in.

This will help restart your device’s TCP/IP and internet connection settings so that you have the best chance of getting the best speeds.

If that doesn’t work and you’re still getting slow speeds, it could be due to a crowded network or downloads on other devices. For example, if you’re downloading a game update on STEAM on your PC, any game consoles, or someone else in your home is streaming a movie while you’re trying to watch Curiosity Stream, it could cause your device to not have the required speed juice it needs to work properly. To most easily rectify the problem, turn off the internet connection on those devices, and see if this helps Curiosity Stream work again.

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How to Watch Curiosity Stream on Xbox One & Series X/S

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If you’re sick of all of the sitcoms and dramas that you’ll find on Netflix and Hulu, and have no interest in the type of content that Disney Plus offers, chances are that you’re looking for a streaming service that does things a bit differently. That’s where Curiosity Stream comes in.

Curiosity Stream is available now for streaming on many of your favorite devices and platforms. And, for many of us, that means we’re planning to add Curiosity Stream to our Xbox One or Xbox Series X.

Is Curiosity Stream on Xbox One?

Curiosity Stream has been available on the Xbox One since the streaming service’s launch, as well as your PS4, Roku Devices, PC, Mac, Android, iOS, Chromecast, and more.

But if you’re trying to figure out exactly how to stream Curiosity Stream on your Xbox One, here’s how to do it:

  1. 1. Sign up for Curiosity Stream here
  2. 2. Turn on Your Xbox One
  3. 3. Sign into your Xbox Live Profile
  4. 4. From your Xbox Home Screen, hit the Y Button to bring up Search
  5. 5. Type in ‘Curiosity Stream’
  6. 6. Hit the A Button to go to CuriosityStream on the Microsoft Store
  7. 7. A buzz video/trailer will start auto-playing. Ignore it and hit down on your left thumbstick
  8. 8. Select GET and push the A Button (Curiosity Stream will begin downloading)
  9. 9. When the download is done, you’ll get an Xbox notification at the bottom of your screen. When that happens, hold the middle Xbox button on your controller to open the app.
  10. 10. Sign in to Curiosity Stream using your credentials
  11. 11. Browse to a show or movie, and hit the A Button to play.

If done correctly, congrats— you should be streaming Curiosity Stream on your Xbox One right now.

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How Much Is Curiosity Stream Cost On Xbox?

Like the majority of Xbox One streaming apps available, CuriosityStream is free to download. However, you’ll need to purchase a Curiosity Stream subscription for either.

There are 4 different subscription options for Curiosity Stream, so it’s super flexible and can be adjusted to your budget.

Here are the 4 tiers:

  • HD Monthly for just $2.99/month.
  • HD Annual for $19.99/year (most popular/best value).
  • 4K Monthly for $9.99/month.
  • 4K Annual $69.99/year (best price for the best picture quality).

After you’ve subscribed to Curiosity Stream, you’ll then use your credentials to log into the Curiosity Stream Xbox app on your device to start streaming.


What Shows Are on CuriosityStream?

If you’ve got a need to learn something new, there are plenty of great options on CuriosityStream. Here are just a few highlights available now:

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