The Winter Olympics 2014 have just started and people all over the World keep an eye on their favourite athlete or national team hoping for the best possible results. As Pierre de Couberain put it, “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part.”, but it is even better to see your favourites winning the competition.
As usual, the games are broadcasted live on most of the public televisions (check the list of all official broadcasters here). If you prefer to watch them on your tablet or computer, you may do so as there are plenty of live streaming channels. There is only one catch: they are geo-restricted, meaning that they are only available for users located in certain countries. The good news is that there are workarounds. Better news: there is a tool that allows you to watch Sochi 2014 streaming without any speed loss. Continue reading the article in order to find out about the tool I am talking about.
Where to watch Sochi 2014 Olympics live streaming?
Some of the televisions that are broadcasting the Olympics are also providing online live streaming. My favourite is CBC (Canada) with up to 12 different streams, but also BBC (in UK) and NBC (in US) offer great event selection. But due of licensing agreements with the IOC, these free streams are limited to those within the area of service.
How to unlock restricted broadcasters?
Attempting to access video streams on those sites, brings up a message saying that the content is not available in your location. How does a website know where you live? By looking to your public IP address.
The basic idea behind unlocking restricted web sites is to change your public IP address such that the locked sites believe you are located in on acceptable location. For example, if you want to watch BBC from Germany you need to hide your Germany IP and get a UK IP. As simple as that!
When watching live streaming channels is not only a matter of accessing the sites, but also it a matter of connection speed. If your day to day Internet speed is good you should not have any problem in watching the games with the proper unlocking tool.
There are at least three good solutions to change your public IP address and hide your real one:
- VPN services – great for security, providing fair speed while unlocking live streaming channels.
- Proxies – good speed, but not very reliable.
- DNS services – the best solution for streaming, providing the same speed as you regularly get with your internet connection.
The best solution to watch Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
Thus, I recommend using a DNS service for watching 2014 Sochi Olympics in the best conditions. The function principle of DNS service is not in the scope of this article, but you may found a pretty good explanation here.
Does it is sound interesting? There is more: one the best DNS service on the market, ibDNS (provided by ibVPN), is running a 25% off promotion during the Olympic games. Thus, you may unlock NBC, CBC, BBC and many other channels for only $3.71 (the price for one month with 25% discount). Get more details here.
There are plenty viable options for catching all of the Olympic action. If you already have a VPN or proxy subscription you may use it to watch the Olympics live streaming channels. Otherwise I recommend you go for a DNS service. Enjoy!