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NBC is streaming parts of the 2022 Winter Olympics in 8K VR

Grab your Meta Quest 2 headset.
Feb 4, 2022; Beijing, CHINA;  Fireworks go off over the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Beijing National Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Harrison Hill-USA TODAY Sports
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Igor Bonifacic
Igor Bonifacic|@igorbonifacic|February 4, 2022 1:25 PM

With the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing underway, there are more ways than ever to watch Team USA and athletes from around the world compete, including in 8K VR. This month, NBCUniversal and parent company Comcast will stream more than 150 hours of interactive content from the games. To watch that coverage, you’ll need a TV Everywhere login and a Quest 2 headset from Meta.

Once you download the NBC Olympics VR by Xfinity app, you can look forward to watching live and on-demand coverage of six sports, including figure skating, hockey and snowboarding from a 180-degree perspective. With some events, NBC will also offer multiple viewpoints of the action. Additionally, the broadcaster plans to stream features and highlights from 10 other sports throughout the Olympics, including alpine skiing, bobsled and speed skating.

If you missed the Opening Ceremony, or want to see it from a new perspective, you can also rewatch the event from the point of view of athletes who took part in the parade of nations. When the 2022 Olympics finish later this month, NBC will offer interactive coverage of the Closing Ceremony too.

If you don’t have access to a Quest 2 headset, you can still enjoy the games in 4K HDR and immersive Dolby Atmos audio. NBCUniversal will stream the higher-resolution broadcasts during primetime and Prime Plus, with figure skating, skiing, snowboarding, hockey, bobsled and other sports set to get the special treatment.

NBC is streaming parts of the 2022 Winter Olympics in 8K VR