As the Summer Games get under way, here are the essentials you need.1.
If you’re looking to watch in person: You can watch the games online, using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
To watch live online, check out Live Olympics.
To see what the games are like, go to www.olympic.org.
To access a live stream of the games from your TV, go online and follow instructions at liveolympics.com.2.
If the Olympics are on TV: You’ll want to stream the games on your TV to watch live on your television.
Here’s what you need:•A streaming device with a tuner.•An HDMI cable or digital video recorder that supports HDCP 2.2•An HDCP-protected streaming device•A cable with HDMI port that can connect to a TV’s composite video output or a monitor.•A wireless HDMI cable with an audio output that can play music and/or subtitles.3.
What you need for your TV:•a television that supports HDMI 2.0, the standard for video connections to televisions•a HDMI cable that has HDMI port and HDMI port cover•a set-top box•a remote control that supports remote play of the Games•a portable media player, such as a tablet or smartphoneThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) will start streaming live TV coverage starting June 23.
Here are some tips on what to expect:1.
Watch live on the Internet.
A streaming device that supports high-definition video streaming and an HDMI cable are the best ways to watch online, but many devices won’t work.
You’ll need to find a streaming device or a dedicated device that works with your internet service.2,3.
Watch on your phone, tablet or laptop without a tuners.
Use a dedicated tuner to watch on your smartphone or tablet.
To get a better idea of what you’ll be seeing, check with your television provider.4.
Watch from a connected TV.
A connected TV can be an antenna or an antenna-equipped set-up that streams live TV on demand.
A smart TV or set-to-tune TV that supports a remote can stream live TV.5.
Use the Roku app to watch your favorite sports and movies.
A Roku app lets you stream live sports and live TV in HD.
A TV that can be set to remote play will allow you to stream your favorite shows.6.
Set up a remote control.
Your TV should have a remote that supports Remote Play.
Roku has a remote for Roku Streaming Stick, Roku TV Stick, and Roku Streaming.7.
Use your mobile device as a remote.
Most smartphones and tablets can handle remote play, so if you have a smart TV that allows remote play and you have an internet connection, you’ll need a dedicated remote.8.
Use an external microphone for audio.
If your TV has a built-in microphone, you can use an external one if you don’t want to use a dedicated one.9.
If an antenna works, set it to remote-play mode.
If it doesn’t, you need an antenna that supports it.10.
If a tunable TV works, use it.
If not, try an antenna.