How to watch the Tokyo Olympics – live gymnastics, swimming, and basketball events continue this weekend

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Simone Biles withdrew from the team and individual all-around competitions, but she could still compete in other gymnastics events.

  • The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will run from July 23 to August 8 after a one-year delay.
  • NBC is providing live coverage of the games on its networks, along with select events on Peacock.
  • Check out our schedule breakdowns for track and field, gymnastics, swimming, basketball, and soccer.

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The Tokyo Olympics held its opening ceremonies on July 23 after a one-year delay, welcoming thousands of athletes from 205 countries and states. The international competition will continue through August 8 with events from 33 different sports.

Live broadcasts and streamed events from Tokyo are available every day on NBC and other NBC affiliate networks. Free highlights and select live events are also available on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service. You can find full channel details and schedules for upcoming track and field, gymnastics, swimming, basketball, and soccer events in our individual articles for each sport.

Because the event was originally planned for last year, this year’s Summer Olympics are still being called the Tokyo 2020 Games. Japan hosted the Winter Olympics in 1998, and last hosted the summer games in 1964.

How to watch the Olympics

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Megan Rapinoe and the US Women’s Soccer team defeated Japan to win the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.

To watch the Olympics you’ll need access to NBC and its affiliated networks. Olympic coverage is spread across multiple NBC channels, including NBC Sports Network, CNBC, the Olympic Channel, the Golf Channel, and USA; Telemundo and Universo carry Spanish language coverage. You can find channel details and schedules for track and field, gymnastics, swimming, basketball, and soccer in our breakdowns for each sport.

If you have a pay-TV provider with access to NBC’s various channels, you can use your account information to stream every Olympic event online via the NBC Sports app or the NBCOlympics website. You can also visit NBCOlympics.com to view the daily Olympics schedule with specific network information for every event.

NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, also features daily highlights, docuseries, commentary, and a limited selection of live events for free. Peacock is available on iOS and Android devices, Roku, Amazon Fire, Xbox, web browsers, and select smart TVs.

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Live TV services with NBC coverage of the Olympics

If you don’t already have a cable or TV provider, you can use a live TV streaming service like YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, or FuboTV to watch the Olympics live on channels like NBC, NBC Sports, and USA.

Of those options, Sling’s Blue plan is the most affordable at $35 a month ($10 for your first month) for NBC, USA, and NBC Sports. However, to watch all of NBC’s live Olympic coverage on Sling, you’ll need to add the $11 sports package to get access to the Olympic Channel and Golf Channel, as well as the $6 news package for CNBC.

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How to watch the Olympics opening ceremony

The opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics was broadcast live on July 23 at 6:55 a.m. ET on NBC. If you have a pay-TV provider with access to NBC, you can stream a replay of the opening ceremony via NBCOlympics.com, the NBC Sports app, or any live TV streaming service with access to NBC.

The opening ceremony is also available to watch on-demand via Peacock, NBC’s standalone streaming service.

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Key dates for the Tokyo Olympics

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US swimming star Katie Ledecky goes into the Tokyo Games with five Olympic gold medals.

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How to watch UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Strickland this Saturday on ESPN+

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Uriah Hall (left) became the first UFC fighter to win a match without throwing a strike when a defensive check of Chris Weidman’s kick broke Weidman’s leg in April 2021.

  • UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Strickland will be streamed live on ESPN+ on July 31
  • Prelims start at 6 p.m. ET, while the main card is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET.
  • Every UFC Fight Night is included with ESPN+, which costs $6 a month or $60 per year.

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UFC veteran middleweights Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland will headline this weekend’s UFC Fight Night on July 31. The entire event will air on ESPN+ and ESPN, with prelims scheduled for 6 p.m. ET and the main card starting at 9 p.m. ET.

Hall’s recent record includes four straight victories, with the last two coming against former champions Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva. Strickland has also won four straight matches and boasts a career record of 23 wins and three losses.

UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Strickland will have limited attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though UFC has started welcoming fans back to its larger pay-per-view events, like the upcoming UFC 265.

Here’s the match schedule for UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Strickland

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UFC Fight Night matches are included with an ESPN+ subscription.

Prelims – 6 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. PT on ESPN+ and ESPN

  • Philip Rowe versus Orion Cosce [Welterweight]
  • Ryan Benoit versus Zarrukh Adashev [Featherweight]
  • Jinh Yu Frey versus Ashley Yoder [Women’s Strawweight]
  • Danny Chavez versus Kai Kamaka [Featherweight]
  • Chris Gruetzemacher versus Rafa Garcia [Lightweight]
  • Collin Anglin versus Melsik Baghdasaryan [Featherweight]

Main card – 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT on ESPN+ and ESPN

  • Bryan Barberena versus Jason Witt [Welterweight]
  • Niklas Stolze versus Jared Gooden [Welterweight]
  • Cheyanne Buys versus Gloria De Paula [Women’s strawweight]
  • Kyung Ho Kang versus Rani Yahya [Bantamweight]
  • Uriah Hall versus Sean Strickland [Middleweight]

How to watch UFC Fight Night matches

UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Strickland is separated into two parts: the prelims and the main card. The entire event will broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN+, starting with the prelims at 6 p.m. ET. The main card will begin at 9 p.m. ET.

ESPN+ subscribers can watch every UFC Fight Night event live and also gain access to a huge catalog of classic UFC matches and recent highlights. ESPN+ costs $6 a month or $60 for a full year, and it’s available as an app on most mobile and streaming devices. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Disney Plus and Hulu for $14 a month.

Here’s a full breakdown of additional features and details for ESPN+.

Select UFC Fight Nights, including Hall vs. Strickland, are available on the ESPN cable network as well. If you don’t have cable, ESPN is available through live TV streaming services, including Sling Orange, Hulu + Live TV, AT&T TV, and Youtube TV.

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HBO Max is offering a free trial to new subscribers who are already signed up for Hulu – here’s how to take advantage

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“Space Jam: A New Legacy” now streaming on HBO Max.

  • New subscribers can get one week of HBO Max for free.
  • The free trial of HBO Max is offered as a Hulu ad-on, where you can get 30-days of Hulu for free in addition to HBO Max for one week.
  • Watch HBO Max originals and newly released movies including “Space Jam” A New Legacy.”

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HBO Max has a huge library of movies and shows, including older original content from HBO and new content called “Max originals.” Right now, new subscribers can get a 7-day free trial to HBO Max attached to a 30-day free trial of Hulu.

Setting HBO Max apart from its competitors, the streaming service releases movies on HBO Max the same day they would be released in theaters. Subscribers can enjoy blockbuster films from the comfort of their home – a game changer during the pandemic.

Now, you can stream recently released film including “Space Jam: A New Legacy” with the HBO Max free trial.

How to get a HBO Max free trial

To get the 7-day HBO Max free trial, you have to sign up for Hulu with HBO Max as an add-on. This may seem like extra work, but it’s an excellent deal since you also get a 30-day free trial to Hulu in addition to the 7 days of free HBO Max.

HBO Max does not have a free trial directly through them, but if you like to keep your streaming services in one place, this is the best way to do it. Plus, you get two free trials with one sign-up. 

When the HBO Max trials ends after 7 days, you will be charged $15/month if you choose to keep the subscription. The ad-supported HBO Max subscription for $10/month is not an option through Hulu. You will also be charged for your Hulu subscription after the 30-day free trial wraps up.

If you’re someone who forgets to cancel free trials, you can set a reminder in your phone to avoid getting charged after the trials end. 

Frequently asked questions

What are the best shows on HBO Max?

HBO Max has hundreds of shows to browse including Max originals, HBO originals, and other non-original shows. You can enjoy popular shows such as “Games of Thrones,” “Euphoria,” “Mare of Easttown,” “The Sopranos,” “Hacks,” “In Treatment,” “Rick and Morty,” “Friends,” “The White Lotus,” and “Batwoman.” 

In addition to the large library of shows offered by the streaming service, HBO Max allows subscribers to stream new Warner Bros. films on the streaming platform instead of going to the movie theater.

What is the best streaming service?

Each streaming service is a little bit different, so we’ve put together a list of our favorite streaming services that offer subscriptions. We placed services into categories for on-demand streaming, live TV, and channel-specific streaming. 

Apple TV Plus, NetflixHBO MaxHuluAmazon Prime VideoParamount Plus, and Peacock TV are the best streaming services for on-demand entertainment. 

For live TV include, the best streaming services are Hulu + Live TVYoutube TV, Philo TV, Fubo TVAT&T TV, and Sling TV.  

The best services for streaming channels that we included in our list are ShowtimeStarz, and ESPN+.

Check out our guide to the best streaming services to read more about each service. 

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‘Jungle Cruise’ is now available in theaters and on Disney Plus – here’s how to stream the new adventure movie with Premier Access

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Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” premiered on July 30, nearly two years after its originally intended release date in October 2019. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, the movie debuted simultaneously in theaters and on Disney Plus with Premier Access.

In “Jungle Cruise,” Johnson and Blunt embark on a perilous riverboat journey through the Amazon jungle to find the Tree of Life. The action-adventure movie is inspired by the ride of the same name at Disneyland and Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Earlier this year, Disneyland revealed a new version of its Jungle Cruise ride for theme park visitors to enjoy. The updated attraction no longer includes offensive portrayals of Indigenous people.

Jungle Cruise” is the fifth movie released online via Disney Plus Premier Access. You can currently buy “Black Widow” and “Cruella” with Premier Access as well.

How to watch ‘Jungle Cruise’ on Disney Plus

Jungle Cruise” premiered on July 30 in theaters and on Disney Plus with Premier Access. In order to stream the movie at home, you have to pay a one-time $30 fee on top of your Disney Plus subscription.

Viewers who purchase “Jungle Cruise” through Premier Access can watch the film as many times as they like as long as they remain a Disney Plus member. Disney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 a year.

If you don’t mind waiting a few months, “Jungle Cruise” will become available to all Disney Plus members without an extra fee on November 12.

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For viewers who want a wider variety of entertainment options, Disney Plus offers a bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ for a discounted rate of $14 a month. The bundle saves you about $6 off the regular combined price of all three services.

You can access the Disney Plus app on most smartphones, smart TVs, and media players. You can find a complete list of devices and platforms that support Disney Plus here. “Jungle Cruise” is available to stream in up to 4K with HDR color and contrast on compatible devices.

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What other movies can I stream on Disney Plus?

Subscribers looking for more entertainment on Disney Plus will find an extensive catalog of movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and 20th Century Fox.

Raya and the Last Dragon” and “Mulan” were originally offered on Disney Plus for an additional fee, but these movies are now included as part of the standard membership. Fans of animated movies will enjoy “Luca,” a coming-of-age adventure, and “Soul,” a jazz-focused exploration of the afterlife.

Viewers who want to watch “Cruella” or “Black Widow” still have to pay an extra $30 to access each movie. “Cruella” joins the standard Disney Plus collection on August 27, and “Black Widow” will be available without an extra fee starting October 6.

Check out our full review of Disney Plus for more information about the streaming service.

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‘F9,’ the latest movie in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, is now available to stream at home just one month after it hit theaters

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Vin Diesel stars in “F9: The Fast Saga.”

  • F9,” the ninth movie in the “Fast & Furious” film series, is now available to stream through VOD.
  • Starring Vin Diesel, “F9” earned big numbers at the box office when it hit theaters on June 25.
  • You can rent the movie at home for $20 on services like Prime Video, Vudu, YouTube, and more.

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After an impressive debut in theaters, “F9: The Fast Saga” is now available to rent for $20 through video-on-demand (VOD) services. The early streaming release comes about a month after the movie’s theatrical premiere on June 25.

Directed by Justin Lin, “F9” is the ninth installment in the “Fast & Furious” series. The action movie features Vin Diesel and John Cena as feuding brothers. “F9” delivers a constant rush of adrenaline with all the wild car chases and extreme stunts the franchise is known for.

“F9” also honors the late Paul Walker who died in a car accident in 2013. Walker played Brian O’Conner in the first seven “Fast & Furious” movies. For more details about how the film pays tribute to Walker, read Insider’s interview with director Justin Lin.

Where to watch ‘F9’ online

F9” is now available to watch at home through video-on-demand services. You can rent the movie for $20 from Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, FandangoNow, YouTube, Microsoft Movies, and Apple TV. The film’s streaming debut comes just one month after it premiered in theaters.

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Once you rent a title, most VOD platforms give you 30 days to begin watching a movie. After the movie is started, you typically have 48 hours before your rental expires.

Rental options range from standard definition (SD) to 4K UHD with high dynamic range (HDR), but the price is $20 no matter what quality you choose. You can access VOD services on most smart TVs, mobile devices, streaming players, and web browsers.

In addition to VOD services, “F9” is likely to arrive on HBO Max or Peacock later this year, but an official release date has not been announced.

Where can I watch other ‘Fast & Furious’ movies?

The best streaming services for watching movies from the “Fast & Furious” franchise are Peacock and HBO Max.

You can stream three of the “Fast & Furious” movies for free with ad-supported Peacock:

  • “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” (2006)
  • “Fast & Furious” (2009)
  • “Fast Five” (2011)

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The HBO Max catalog includes access to the first two installments:

  • “The Fast and the Furious” (2001)
  • “2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003)

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Additional movies from the “Fast & Furious” series are available to rent individually on VOD services like Prime Video and Vudu.

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Starz is offering a free trial for new subscribers in 2021

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“Vida” on Starz.

  • New Starz subscribers can get a 7-day free trial and save 11% on a quarterly subscription.
  • The on-demand streaming service typically costs $9 a month.
  • New members can save $1 a month with the quarterly subscription payment.

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Want to start watching shows like “Run the World,” “Vida,” and “The Girlfriend Experience?” A subscription to the Starz streaming service could be just what you’re looking for.

Right now, new subscribers can get a Starz free trial for seven days with the option to do quarterly payments every three months for $24. For a limited time, this discount saves you 11% or $1 per month. You also have the option to do a monthly payment of $9 per month after the free trial ends.

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A Starz subscription offers unlimited HD streaming and offline downloads, plus families can watch on up to four screens at once with a single account. The streaming service is full of exclusive content, like the Sony films “Spider-Man” and “Jumanji: the Next Level,” along with its own original series like “The Girlfriend Experience,” “P-Valley,” and “Blindspotting.”

You can stream Starz on many devices, making it easy to watch your favorite shows and movies on smartphones, media players, select smart TVs, and Xbox One consoles. TV subscribers can also add Starz as an additional channel. You can check if your provider is Starz-compatible here.

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How to get a free trial of Starz

  1. Go to the Starz offer page and provide an email address to create your account.
  2. Choose the monthly or quarterly subscription payment option. Don’t forget to set a reminder to cancel after seven days if you are unsure about the subscription. 
  3. Enter your payment information.
  4. Choose a password to finish creating your account.

After the free trial ends, you will be charged the quarterly or monthly subscription fee (unless you cancel before the trial ends). Your subscription will automatically renew after one or three months depending on your payment choice.

How to add Starz to Prime Video or Hulu

Amazon Prime users and Hulu subscribers can also get a seven-day trial if they add Starz to their current plan. The regular Starz plan costs an additional $9 per month after your trial ends.

This option could be easiest for those looking to have their steaming content in one place. Plus, Amazon Prime subscribers can use their ‘no-rush’ shipping credits to pay for Prime Video add-on streaming services, like Starz. This could be a cost-effective alternative, depending on how often you receive the shipping digital credit.

Frequently asked questions

What are the best shows on Starz?

Starz has a variety of shows available to subscribers. The best shows available on Starz include “Outlander,” “American Gods,” “Power Book II: Ghost,” “The Girlfriend Experience,” “P-Valley,” “Ash vs Evil Dead,” “Power,” “Black Sails,” “Run the World,” “Blindspotting,” and “Hightown.”

Additionally, subscribers can also enjoy the library of movies Starz offers. Movies such as “Jumanji: The Next Level,” “Spider-man: Far from Home,” and “Fantasy Island” can be streamed with the free trial. 

What is the best streaming service?

We rounded up the best streaming services categorized into best on-demand streaming, best live TV, and best channel-specific streaming. When choosing a streaming service, it’s important to decide what your preferences are in terms of price, content, and more.

The best on-demand services include HBO Max, Hulu, Peacock, Apple TV Plus, Paramount Plus, Netflix, Disney Plus, and Amazon Prime Video.

Top live TV streaming options include AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, Philo TV, and YouTube TV

For the best channel-specific streaming service, we recommend Starz, Showtime, and ESPN+.

Check out our guide to the best streaming services to read more about the streaming services.

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Katie Ledecky will swim for gold at the 2021 Olympic Games – here’s how to watch the event on NBC

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Olympic swimming events will be broadcast live on NBC and USA.

  • Tokyo Olympic swimming events started on July 24 and conclude July 31.
  • Swimming events will air on NBC and USA Network via live TV streaming services.
  • On the USA team, expectations are high for Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel.

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Swimming events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics started on July 24 and continue daily until July 31. Live coverage will be broadcast on NBC and the USA network.

The USA team has several strong competitors in women’s and men’s divisions, but all eyes will be on Katie Ledecky when she gets in the water. Ledecky already has an impressive collection of five gold medals and one silver medal coming into the Tokyo Olympics. If she snags three more gold medals in Tokyo, Ledecky will tie swimming legend, Jenny Thompson, as the winningest female US Olympian of all time.

In the men’s division, Caeleb Dressel is expected to lead the pack after his impressive showing at the 2019 FINA World Championships. Dressel earned two gold medals during the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

During the first three days of swimming events, the USA team earned three gold medals. In an unexpected victory, 17-year-old Alaskan Lydia Jacoby took home the gold medal for her performance in the women’s 100m breaststroke. For the men’s swimming division, Americans earned a top podium spot in the 400m individual medley and the 4x100m freestyle relay.

Katie Ledecky posted the fastest qualifying times in 200m and 1500m freestyle, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. On July 27, the women’s finals for both events will air live during prime time coverage on NBC.

How to watch Olympic swimming

Live broadcasts of Olympic swimming events are split between two channels: USA and NBC. For both men’s and women’s events, you can watch the preliminary heats on USA and the finals on NBC. Swimming heats will air in the mornings starting around 6 a.m. ET, and final races will air later in the evening during primetime coverage.

If you already have access to NBC and USA through a pay-TV provider, you can also stream every swimming event live via the NBC Sports app or NBCOlympics.com.

If you don’t have cable, you can get NBC and USA through a variety of live TV streaming services. Sling TV is the cheapest subscription service for watching all the Olympic swimming events. New members can get their first month for just $10 (regularly $35). NBC is only offered in select markets, however, so be sure to check Sling’s website for availability first.

FuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV are additional live streaming services with access to both channels for watching Olympic swimming, but these options are more expensive at $65/month each.

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Viewers who can’t tune into events live can stay caught up on the action by catching highlights and primetime coverage on NBC. For free swimming highlights and videos from additional Olympic events, you can download the Peacock app or visit NBCOlympics.com.

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Men’s Olympic swimming schedule

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July 27

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100m Freestyle (Heats) 6:02 a.m. ET USA
200m Breaststroke (Heats) 6:50 a.m. ET USA
4x200m Freestyle Relay (Heats) 7:17 a.m. ET USA
800m Freestyle (Heats) 7:37 a.m. ET USA
100m Freestyle (Semifinals) 9:30 p.m. ET NBC
200m Butterfly (Final) 9:49 p.m. ET NBC
200m Breaststroke (Semifinals) 10:21 p.m. ET NBC
4x200m Freestyle Relay (Final) 11:26 p.m. ET NBC

July 28

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200m Backstroke (Heats) 6:25 a.m. ET USA
200m Individual Medley (Heats) 7:15 a.m. ET USA
800m Freestyle (Final) 9:30 p.m. ET NBC
200m Breaststroke (Final) 9:44 p.m. ET NBC
200m Backstroke (Semifinals) 10:04 p.m. ET NBC
100m Freestyle (Final) 10:37 p.m. ET NBC
200m Individual Medley (Semifinals) 11:08 p.m. ET NBC

July 29

Event Time Channel
100m Butterfly (Heats) 6:50 a.m. ET USA
4x100m Medley Relay, Mixed (Heats) 7:28 a.m. ET USA
100m Butterfly (Semifinals) 9:30 p.m. ET NBC
200m Backstroke (Final) 9:50 p.m. ET NBC
200m Individual Medley (Final) 10:16 p.m. ET NBC

July 30

Event Time Channel
50m Freestyle (Heats) 6:02 a.m. ET USA
1500m Freestyle (Heats) 6:48 a.m. ET USA
4x100m Medley Relay (Heats) 8:50 a.m. ET USA
100m Butterfly (Final) 9:30 p.m. ET NBC
50m Freestyle (Semifinals) 10:11 p.m. ET NBC
4x100m Medley Relay, Mixed (Final) 10:43 p.m. ET NBC

July 31

Event Time Channel
50m Freestyle (Final) 9:30 p.m. ET NBC
1500m Freestyle (Final) 9:44 p.m. ET NBC
4x100m Medley Relay (Final) 10:36 p.m. ET NBC

Women’s Olympic swimming schedule

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July 27

Event Time Channel
200m Butterfly (Heats) 6:28 a.m. ET USA
200m Freestyle (Final) 9:41 p.m. ET NBC
200m Butterfly (Semifinals) 9:57 p.m. ET NBC
200m Individual Medley (Final) 10:45 p.m. ET NBC
1500m Freestyle (Final) 10:54 p.m. ET NBC

July 28

Event Time Channel
100m Freestyle (Heats) 6:02 a.m. ET USA
200m Breaststroke (Heats) 6:52 a.m. ET USA
4x200m Freestyle Relay (Heats) 7:34 a.m. ET USA
100m Freestyle (Semifinals) 9:53 p.m. ET NBC
200m Butterfly (Final) 10:28 p.m. ET NBC
200m Breaststroke (Semifinals) 10:54 p.m. ET NBC
4x200m Freestyle Relay (Final) 11:31 p.m. ET NBC

July 29

Event Time Channel
800m Freestyle (Heats) 6:02 a.m. ET USA
200m Backstroke (Heats) 7:08 a.m. ET USA
4x100m Medley Relay, Mixed (Heats) 7:28 a.m. ET USA
200m Breaststroke (Final) 9:41 p.m. ET NBC
100m Freestyle (Final) 9:59 p.m. ET NBC
200m Backstroke (Semifinals) 10:35 p.m. ET NBC

July 30

Event Time Channel
50m Freestyle (Heats) 6:24 a.m. ET USA
4x100m Medley Relay (Heats) 8:36 a.m. ET USA
200m Backstroke (Final) 9:37 p.m. ET NBC
800m Freestyle (Final) 9:46 p.m. ET NBC
50m Freestyle (Semifinals) 10:32 p.m. ET NBC
4x100m Medley Relay, Mixed (Final) 10:43 p.m. ET NBC

July 31

Event Time Channel
50m Freestyle (Final) 9:37 p.m. ET NBC
4x100m Medley Relay (Final) 10:36 p.m. ET NBC
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How to watch gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics – the finals are free to stream on Peacock

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Simone Biles at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

  • The 2020 Olympic gymnastics competition started on July 23 and concludes on August 3.
  • Select events featuring Team USA can be streamed for free via Peacock.
  • NBC is rebroadcasting portions of its gymnastics coverage during primetime.

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Gymnastics are one of the most anticipated events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The qualification subdivisions started on July 23 and the last gymnastics final is on August 3. Coverage will be rebroadcast during primetime on NBC, and you can stream select events live on Peacock for free.

Women will compete on four apparatuses: balance beam, floor exercise, uneven bars, and vault. Men will compete on six apparatuses: floor exercise, horizontal bar, parallel bars, pommel horse, rings, and vault.

Simone Biles is looking to repeat her successful performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics where she won four gold medals and one bronze medal. If the Olympic favorite earns gold again in the all-around, she will become the first female athlete with back-to-back wins in that event since 1968.

Team USA earned a spot in the women’s team final, although the Russian Olympic Committee received a higher score during the qualification event. On July 27, the women’s team final will air live at 6:45 a.m. ET on Peacock. The highly anticipated Olympic event will replay that night in primetime at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

How to watch Olympic gymnastics

Complete coverage of the 2020 Olympic gymnastics competition is available to stream live on the NBCOlympics website or NBC sports app if you have a pay-TV provider with access to NBC. Since most of the gymnastics events occur early in the morning, NBC is rebroadcasting select portions during their primetime coverage.

Outside of NBC, Peacock is streaming all of the gymnastics finals live for free. You can sign up for a free plan at the Peacock website.

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If you’re looking to watch NBC’s primetime coverage without cable, you can use a live TV streaming service like Sling TV, FuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, or YouTube TV. Sling’s Blue plan is the most budget-friendly of the bunch at $35/month, and new customers can get their first month for only $10. That said, NBC is only available in select markets, so be sure to check Sling’s website for availability first.

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Women’s Olympic gymnastics schedule

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July 27

Event Time Where to watch
Team Final 6:45 a.m. ET

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Team Final 8 p.m. ET (replay) NBC

July 29

Event Time Where to watch
All-Around Final 6:50 a.m. ET

Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App

All-Around Final 8 p.m. ET (replay) NBC

August 1

Event Time Where to watch
Vault and Uneven Bars Finals 4 a.m. ET

Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App

Vault and Uneven Bars Finals 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET (replay) NBC

August 2

Event Time Where to watch
Floor Exercise Final 4 a.m. ET

Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App

Floor Exercise Final 9:30 p.m. ET (replay) NBC

August 3

Event Time Where to watch
Balance Beam Final 4 a.m. ET

Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App

Balance Beam Final (Rebroadcast) 9:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. ET NBC

Men’s Olympic gymnastics schedule

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Sam Mikulak.

July 26

Event Time Where to watch
Team Final 6 a.m. ET

Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App

Team Final 8:30 p.m. ET (replay) NBC

July 28

Event Time Where to watch
All-Around Final 6:15 a.m. ET

Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App

All-Around Final 8 p.m. ET (replay) NBC

August 1

Event Time Where to watch
Floor Exercise and Pommel Horse Finals 4 a.m. ET

Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App

Floor Exercise and Pommel Horse Finals 4:45 p.m. ET (replay) NBC

August 2

Event Time Where to watch
Rings and Vault Finals 4 a.m. ET

Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App

Rings and Vault Finals 4 p.m. ET (replay) NBC

August 3

Event Time Where to watch
Parallel and Horizontal Bar Finals 4 a.m. ET

Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App

Parallel Bar Final 2:30 p.m. ET (replay) NBC
Horizontal Bar Final 9:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. ET (replay) NBC
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Disney Plus Premier Access lets subscribers buy new movies like ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Cruella’ while they’re still playing in theaters

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Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh star in “Black Widow.”

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With the release of “Mulan” in September 2020, Disney Plus introduced a new purchase option called “Premier Access.” This feature allows subscribers to pay a $30 one-time fee in order to watch a movie early before it’s released to all Disney Plus members.

Cruella” and “Black Widow” are the latest Premier Access titles, and “Jungle Cruise” will be released on July 30.

Below, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about Premier Access, including how it works, how much it costs, and how long the option will be available.

What is Disney Plus Premier Access?

Disney Plus Premier Access is a purchase option for Disney Plus subscribers, enabling members to pay an extra $30 one-time fee to gain early streaming access to a movie that’s still playing in theaters. Once purchased, Disney Plus members can continue to stream or download a Premier Access movie for as long as they remain a subscriber.

You can think of Premier Access as a way to buy a virtual ticket to a brand-new Disney movie to watch at home instead of a theater. And, unlike a one-time theater viewing, you get to watch as many times as you like as long as you stay a Disney Plus subscriber.

That said, it’s important to note that Premier Access movies eventually become available to all Disney Plus subscribers without an extra fee. As such, Premier Access is best for people who like to watch new films as soon as they come out. If you don’t mind waiting a couple months, you can simply hold out for the wide release and save a lot of money.

How much does Disney Plus Premier Access cost?

The Disney Plus Premier Access fee is $30 in the US. In order to buy a Premier Access movie, you also need to have a Disney Plus subscription, which costs $8 a month or $80 a year.

Disney Plus is also available as part of a bundle with Hulu Basic and ESPN+ for $14 a month. That’s about $6 less per month than you’d pay if you subscribed to all of those services without the bundle.

How long does the Disney Plus Premier Access window last?

The Premier Access window typically lasts around three months. After that period, Premier Access titles become available to all Disney Plus subscribers.

This three-month period is similar to the release window that studios typically use for theatrical movie premieres before they’re allowed to debut on home video.

What movies have been released through Premier Access?

Disney has released four movies via Premier Access on Disney Plus. Two of those titles are now available to all Disney Plus subscribers without an extra fee.

Below is a full rundown of Premier Access titles released so far, along with details on when all members can watch them without paying extra.

Premier Access release date When can all Disney Plus subscribers watch?
Mulan September 4, 2020 Now available to all subscribers
Raya and the Last Dragon March 5, 2021 Now available to all subscribers
Cruella May 28, 2021 Available to all subscribers on August 27
Black Widow July 9, 2021 Available to all subscribers on October 6

What other movies will be available for Disney Plus Premier Access?

The next Disney movie set for a Premier Access release is “Jungle Cruise.” The film will be available to watch in theaters and on Disney Plus via Premier Access starting July 30.

You can preorder “Jungle Cruise” now for $30. The movie will be available to all Disney Plus subscribers without an extra fee on November 12.

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Can you buy or rent Premier Access movies on other services?

Though “Mulan,” “Raya and the Last Dragon,” and “Cruella” debuted exclusively as Disney Plus Premier Access titles, their exclusivity periods were only temporary. The movies became available to buy on other streaming platforms without a Disney Plus subscription around one month after they premiered.

“Black Widow” will follow a similar pattern and is now set to become available for purchase on other video-on-demand streaming retailers starting August 10.

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How to watch swimming at the Tokyo Olympics – the qualifying heats begin on July 24

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Olympic swimming events will be broadcast live on NBC and USA.

  • Tokyo Olympic swimming events start on July 24 and conclude July 31.
  • Swimming events will air on USA and NBC via live TV streaming services.
  • On the USA team, expectations are high for Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel.

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Swimming events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics start on July 24 and continue daily until July 31. Live coverage will be broadcast on NBC and the USA network.

The USA team has several strong competitors in women’s and men’s divisions, but all eyes will be on Katie Ledecky when she gets in the water. Ledecky already has an impressive collection of five gold medals and one silver medal coming into the Tokyo Olympics. If she snags three more gold medals in Tokyo, Ledecky will tie swimming legend Jenny Thompson as the winningest female US Olympian of all time.

In the men’s division, Caeleb Dressel is expected to lead the pack after his impressive showing at the 2019 FINA World Championships. Dressel earned two gold medals during the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

How to watch Olympic swimming

Live broadcasts of Olympic swimming events are split between two channels: USA and NBC. For both men’s and women’s events, you can watch the preliminary heats on USA and the finals on NBC. Swimming heats will air in the mornings starting around 6 a.m. ET, and final races will air later in the evening during primetime coverage.

If you already have access to NBC and USA through a pay-TV provider, you can also stream every swimming event live via the NBC Sports app or NBCOlympics.com.

If you don’t have cable, you can get NBC and USA through a variety of live TV streaming services. Sling TV is the cheapest subscription service for watching all the Olympic swimming events. New members can get their first month for just $10 (regularly $35). NBC is only offered in select markets, however, so be sure to check Sling’s website for availability first.

FuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV are additional live streaming services with access to both channels for watching Olympic swimming, but these options are more expensive at $65/month each.

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Viewers who can’t tune into events live can stay caught up on the action by catching highlights and primetime coverage on NBC. For free swimming highlights and videos from additional Olympic events, you can download the Peacock app or visit NBCOlympics.com.

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Men’s Olympic swimming schedule

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Caeleb Dressel.

July 24

Event Time Channel
400m Individual Medley (Heats) 6:02 a.m. ET USA
400m Freestyle (Heats) 6:48 a.m. ET USA
100m Breaststroke (Heats) 7:55 a.m. ET USA
400m Individual Medley (Final) 9:30 p.m. ET NBC
400m Freestyle (Final) 9:52 p.m. ET NBC
100m Breaststroke (Semifinals) 10:33 p.m. ET NBC

July 25

Event Time Channel
200m Freestyle (Heats) 6:22 a.m. ET USA
100m Backstroke (Heats) 7:19 a.m. ET USA
4x100m Freestyle Relay (Heats) 8:10 a.m. ET USA
200m Freestyle (Semifinals) 9:37 p.m. ET NBC
100m Breaststroke (Final) 10:12 p.m. ET NBC
100m Backstroke (Semifinals) 10:31 p.m. ET NBC
4x100m Freestyle Relay (Final) 11:05 p.m. ET NBC

July 26

Event Time Channel
200m Butterfly (Heats) 6:29 a.m. ET USA
200m Freestyle (Final) 9:43 p.m. ET NBC
100m Backstroke (Final) 9:59 p.m. ET NBC
200m Butterfly (Semifinals) 10:35 p.m. ET NBC

July 27

Event Time Channel
100m Freestyle (Heats) 6:02 a.m. ET USA
200m Breaststroke (Heats) 6:50 a.m. ET USA
4x200m Freestyle Relay (Heats) 7:17 a.m. ET USA
800m Freestyle (Heats) 7:37 a.m. ET USA
100m Freestyle (Semifinals) 9:30 p.m. ET NBC
200m Butterfly (Final) 9:49 p.m. ET NBC
200m Breaststroke (Semifinals) 10:21 p.m. ET NBC
4x200m Freestyle Relay (Final) 11:26 p.m. ET NBC

July 28

Event Time Channel
200m Backstroke (Heats) 6:25 a.m. ET USA
200m Individual Medley (Heats) 7:15 a.m. ET USA
800m Freestyle (Final) 9:30 p.m. ET NBC
200m Breaststroke (Final) 9:44 p.m. ET NBC
200m Backstroke (Semifinals) 10:04 p.m. ET NBC
100m Freestyle (Final) 10:37 p.m. ET NBC
200m Individual Medley (Semifinals) 11:08 p.m. ET NBC

July 29

Event Time Channel
100m Butterfly (Heats) 6:50 a.m. ET USA
4x100m Medley Relay, Mixed (Heats) 7:28 a.m. ET USA
100m Butterfly (Semifinals) 9:30 p.m. ET NBC
200m Backstroke (Final) 9:50 p.m. ET NBC
200m Individual Medley (Final) 10:16 p.m. ET NBC

July 30

Event Time Channel
50m Freestyle (Heats) 6:02 a.m. ET USA
1500m Freestyle (Heats) 6:48 a.m. ET USA
4x100m Medley Relay (Heats) 8:50 a.m. ET USA
100m Butterfly (Final) 9:30 p.m. ET NBC
50m Freestyle (Semifinals) 10:11 p.m. ET NBC
4x100m Medley Relay, Mixed (Final) 10:43 p.m. ET NBC

July 31

Event Time Channel
50m Freestyle (Final) 9:30 p.m. ET NBC
1500m Freestyle (Final) 9:44 p.m. ET NBC
4x100m Medley Relay (Final) 10:36 p.m. ET NBC

Women’s Olympic swimming schedule

Katie Ledecky at the 2021 Olympic Trials
Katie Ledecky.

July 24

Event Time Channel
100m Butterfly (Heats) 6:28 a.m. ET USA
400m Individual Medley (Heats) 7:30 a.m. ET USA
4x100m Freestyle Relay (Heats) 8:15 a.m. ET USA
100m Butterfly (Semifinals) 9:40 p.m. ET NBC
400m Individual Medley (Final) 10:12 p.m. ET NBC
4x100m Freestyle Relay (Final) 10:45 p.m. ET NBC

July 25

Event Time Channel
100m Backstroke (Heats) 6:02 a.m. ET USA
100m Breaststroke (Heats) 6:59 a.m. ET USA
400m Freestyle (Heats) 7:39 a.m. ET USA
100m Butterfly (Final) 9:30 p.m. ET NBC
100m Breaststroke (Semifinals) 9:50 p.m. ET NBC
400m Freestyle (Final) 10:20 p.m. ET NBC
100m Backstroke (Semifinals) 10:53 p.m. ET NBC

July 26

Event Time Channel
200m Freestyle (Heats) 6:02 a.m. ET USA
200m Individual Medley (Heats) 6:56 a.m. ET USA
1500m Freestyle (Heats) 7:32 a.m. ET USA
200m Freestyle (Semifinals) 9:30 p.m. ET NBC
100m Backstroke (Final) 9:51 p.m. ET NBC
100m Breaststroke (Final) 10:17 p.m. ET NBC
200m Individual Medley (Semifinals) 10:58 p.m. ET NBC

July 27

Event Time Channel
200m Butterfly (Heats) 6:28 a.m. ET USA
200m Freestyle (Final) 9:41 p.m. ET NBC
200m Butterfly (Semifinals) 9:57 p.m. ET NBC
200m Individual Medley (Final) 10:45 p.m. ET NBC
1500m Freestyle (Final) 10:54 p.m. ET NBC

July 28

Event Time Channel
100m Freestyle (Heats) 6:02 a.m. ET USA
200m Breaststroke (Heats) 6:52 a.m. ET USA
4x200m Freestyle Relay (Heats) 7:34 a.m. ET USA
100m Freestyle (Semifinals) 9:53 p.m. ET NBC
200m Butterfly (Final) 10:28 p.m. ET NBC
200m Breaststroke (Semifinals) 10:54 p.m. ET NBC
4x200m Freestyle Relay (Final) 11:31 p.m. ET NBC

July 29

Event Time Channel
800m Freestyle (Heats) 6:02 a.m. ET USA
200m Backstroke (Heats) 7:08 a.m. ET USA
4x100m Medley Relay, Mixed (Heats) 7:28 a.m. ET USA
200m Breaststroke (Final) 9:41 p.m. ET NBC
100m Freestyle (Final) 9:59 p.m. ET NBC
200m Backstroke (Semifinals) 10:35 p.m. ET NBC

July 30

Event Time Channel
50m Freestyle (Heats) 6:24 a.m. ET USA
4x100m Medley Relay (Heats) 8:36 a.m. ET USA
200m Backstroke (Final) 9:37 p.m. ET NBC
800m Freestyle (Final) 9:46 p.m. ET NBC
50m Freestyle (Semifinals) 10:32 p.m. ET NBC
4x100m Medley Relay, Mixed (Final) 10:43 p.m. ET NBC

July 31

Event Time Channel
50m Freestyle (Final) 9:37 p.m. ET NBC
4x100m Medley Relay (Final) 10:36 p.m. ET NBC
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