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Watch the world's best athletes compete for gold all summer, because you can stream the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics for free in Canada with Amazon Prime Video and CBC Gem!

An Amazon Prime membership is required to stream via Prime Video and live broadcasts and event replays will be available for free throughout the 2020 Summer Olympics, including the opening and closing ceremonies.

Those without a Prime membership can watch the Games for free with CBC Gem, as CBC has created a dedicated Olympics page on CBC Gem with live broadcasts, event replays and an interactive schedule for all 40+ Olympic sporting events.

Both Prime Video and CBC Gem are supported on multiple devices, including web browsers or apps on Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, PlayStation, Xbox and more.

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics will take place between July 23 and August 8 -- click here to view a complete schedule of all live Olympic events (both Prime Video and CBC Gem stream the same live broadcasts).

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    • I was trying to watch a couple minutes of the CAN/JPN game on the CBC Olympics app, and it wouldn't load properly. Thx for the alternative.
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    • All events will be available to stream for free directly through the CBC Gem and CBC Olympics apps, as outlined here: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/cbc- ... -1.6108316

      So this is good news if you're mostly using the Prime app anyway (or if you have issues with the CBC apps as I now see Madchester did), but it wouldn't be worth subscribing to Prime just for this.
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    • Do they do VODs too? Because of time difference, we're bound to miss some stuff.
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    • trinxified wrote: Do they do VODs too? Because of time difference, we're bound to miss some stuff.
      the toronto star article mentioned on demand being available too and I do see an on demand section on prime as well for it so ya I think you should be good.
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    • I might actually tune in to some events now. Thanks for sharing @Nexzen!
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    • Damn i was about to cancel Prime
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    • You're on a roll today OP
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    • If you have a roku then you can get the cbc channel and watch the live feeds from the various local channels.
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    • Boycotting it for their shitty treatment of African Americans and the deaf and blind athlete.
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    • Anybody know if it'll be in 4K?
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    • SonicSam wrote: Anybody know if it'll be in 4K?
      I tried playing the highlights that are currently there and couldn't find a settings to show if its 4k, not sure. My guess is 1080p.
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    • OhHiThere wrote: All events will be available to stream for free directly through the CBC Gem and CBC Olympics apps, as outlined here: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/cbc- ... -1.6108316

      So this is good news if you're mostly using the Prime app anyway (or if you have issues with the CBC apps as I now see Madchester did), but it wouldn't be worth subscribing to Prime just for this.
      Is their app quality still much poorer than OTA or Cable/Satellite? I was watching a stanley cup game on CBC Gem on my firestick and the quality was terrible. My 720P OTA CBC feed (uncompressed) blew it away.

      Some are getting 4K in the US on certain cable channels, for the Olympics. Doubt that is happening here. I'm sure there will be almost no combat sports coverage, like usual.

      +13 Hours pretty well kills it for me anyway. No biggie.
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    • Gibsons wrote: I'm sure there will be almost no combat sports coverage, like usual.
      They are available on the streaming schedule
      https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summ ... g-schedule

      Are you covering all the event competitions?
      CBC, along with its broadcast partners TSN and Sportsnet, will offer more than 1,275 hours of broadcast coverage, with an additional 2,500 hours of live sport across CBC Gem, cbc.ca/tokyo2020 and the CBC Olympics app. As is the case with other official broadcasters around the world, CBC’s team on the ground relies on help from the host broadcaster to provide our audiences with access to more events than we have equipment and staff to cover. But even the host broadcaster does not have the capacity to broadcast every moment from every Olympic event. Consequently, not every Tokyo 2020 competition moment will be available.
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    • SonicSam wrote: Anybody know if it'll be in 4K?
      All material will be sourced in Japan in 4K (most events) and in 8K (only some popular events, such as the opening and closing ceremonies, and selected sessions of athletics, badminton, football, judo, swimming, table tennis and volleyball).
      But international broadcasters will likely stream in lower resolutions.
      https://informitv.com/2021/07/18/olympi ... nd-8k-uhd/
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    • Their app also has live feeds, i was able to cast to my shield TV. Good to have alternatives though.
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    • Madchester wrote: I was trying to watch a couple minutes of the CAN/JPN game on the CBC Olympics app, and it wouldn't load properly. Thx for the alternative.
      Have the Olympics already started?
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    • minimalist wrote: Have the Olympics already started?
      There's softball and soccer group stage games before the opening ceremony.
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    • minimalist wrote: Have the Olympics already started?
      Watched them yesterday and today. While opening ceremonies have not yet occurred, some sports are already being played (like softball, soccer) due to the number of games required.
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    • I read somewhere that the 4K coverage outside of Japan got 'Covided'. Basically with the protocols, they don't have the technical staff on the ground to do it properly, so they aren't.

      NBC will take the 1080p HDR feed and upscale it to 4K. The BBC are capable of taking the 4K feed, but it's too hard to get back to the UK with fewer staff in Tokyo than normal.

      I expect no 4K coverage in Canada (even properly upscaled via NBC), despite both Sportsnet and TSN having 4K channels on several providers. The neglect those channels get is astounding, they're pretty much white elephants.

      :edit: source
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