Military Members Can Live Stream Olympics Coverage Free

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“Service members, retirees, family members and others authorized to shop in military exchanges will be able to watch NBC Olympics live streaming coverage of all competition for the 2016 Rio Games for free Aug. 3-21.

A partnership among Comcast NBCUniversal, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and U.S. cable, satellite and telecommunications companies is offering access to 4,500 hours of coverage from NBC. This year 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will compete in 35 sports.

The free live streaming is available on computers or personal electronic devices to any authorized shopper, regardless of their branch of service.

Active-duty members and other authorized shoppers can visit or the NBC Sports app, and choose the Exchange as their service provider. (AAFES refers to itself as the “Exchange.”) Viewers must have an active “” account to verify eligibility to watch the streaming, because of content rights restrictions. Those restrictions also will apply to some overseas locations. Outside of the AAFES option, prices would vary depending on the telecommunications provider.”

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