After a year of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics finally got the green light from the government and event organizers. However, there is a catch. The organizers have banned foreign spectators from traveling to Japan to attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In order to compensate for this restriction, the organizers have promised more streaming options than previously to catch live sports at home. Here’s how to watch the Tokyo Olympics on Amazon FireStick.
NBCUniversal has the official rights to stream the Tokyo Olympics in the US. Similarly, BBC and Eurosport handle the streaming experience in the UK and Europe, respectively.
Before we show you how to watch the Tokyo Olympics on FireStick, let’s first understand the event in detail.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Format
Yes, it still has 2020 in the name even though the event is held in 2021. The Tokyo Olympics has 339 events in 29 sports categories. Athletes from 205 countries will participate for gold, silver, or bronze medals.
The Olympics action will run from July 23 to August 8. Here’s how to watch the Olympics extravaganza and catch unforgettable moments right from your FireStick at home.
How to Watch Tokyo 2020 Olympics on FireStick for Free
Since NBCUniversal has the official rights for the 2020 Olympics in the US, any streaming service carrying the NBC channel is eligible to offer Olympics action to viewers.
First, we will talk about the verified ways to stream the Olympics at home, and then we will mention some of the third-party services to stream the Olympics games.
The NBC channel is a part of streaming services such as YouTube TV, Peacock, Hulu, Fubo, and Sling. This means you can opt for a free trial from any of these services to catch live Olympic action from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Another plus of using these services is that apps like YouTube TV and Peacock are officially available from the Amazon App Store, so you don’t need to go through any sideloading methods on FireStick just to install them.
Let’s start the list with our top recommendation: Peacock.
Peacock is a new service from NBCUniversal. The media giant is pushing it as a one-stop solution to watch on-demand movies, TV shows, NBC Originals, and live sports. The service got off to a flying start with 33 million users as of January 2021. NBC is promising 7,000 hours of Olympics coverage over two weeks of games.
As for pricing, Peacock Premium plans start at $4.99 per month. You can also opt for a yearly plan at $49.99 and save a few bucks.
How to Watch Olympics for free with Peacock
You can start watching Olympics on FireStick for free with a 7-day free trial. You can opt for Peacock TV’s free trial to watch the Olympics and cancel your subscription before the free trial ends.
How to Install Peacock TV on FireStick
2. Olympic Channel
The Olympics has an official app on all platforms, including FireStick. It’s a step above other sources, with more content available. For example, you can watch documentaries on competitors, never-seen-before game footage, new camera angles, and more.
The Olympics app is run by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The committee launched the official app during the Rio Olympics in 2016. Like I mentioned, the app is officially available in the Amazon App Store under the name “The Olympics – Official App.” Simply search for the app and download it from the store.
Hulu has support for NBC channels, meaning you can stream the Tokyo Olympics using the Hulu app on FireStick. You will need to subscribe to the highest Hulu plan, Hulu Live TV at $64.99 per month.
If the subscription is outside of your budget, you can go ahead and get the ultimate Hulu bundle with ESPN+ and Disney Plus. ESPN+ unlocks major sports events such as F1, UFC, NFL, and more.
Disney+ takes care of entertainment needs with the latest Marvel movies and new releases from Disney. As for Hulu, it supports 75+ live TV channels with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage.
How to Watch Olympics for free with Hulu
Similar to Peacock TV, Hulu offers a 7-day free trial. You may subscribe to its free trial plan and cancel it before the plan expires. This way you can watch 7-days of free Olympics games on Hulu without paying a dime.
How to Watch Hulu on FireStick
4. Sling TV
Are you looking for some affordable ways to watch the Olympics on FireStick? Look no further and get Sling TV.
Sling TV is officially available on Amazon FireStick. You can get the app on Roku, Android TV, NVIDIA SHIELD, and Apple TV as well. The subscription packs 50+ channels in full HD quality and multiple payment options get started.
Sling TV welcomes new subscribers at $10 per month. If you get the Orange bundle, you get to enjoy all ESPN channels as well.
How to Install Sling TV on FireStick
fuboTV is another solid contender to stream the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on FireStick. At $64.99 per month, it’s a bit on the expensive side compared to rivals.
However, if you don’t want to pay, you can still watch the whole Olympics 2020 for free with its 7-day free trial that you can cancel before you’re charged.
One of the prime reasons for fuboTV’s fat price tag is the number of channels supported on the platform. fuboTV can be your ultimate cable TV replacement, with its support for over 200 channels.
The service comes with live TV as well as on-demand channels, plus cloud DVR support. fuboTV is officially available from the Amazon App Store.
6. YouTube TV
How can we end the list without mentioning YouTube TV? Google’s streaming platform is the new kid on the block, but it has already generated a huge buzz due to its flawless streaming experience with 85+ live channels support.
Besides the Olympics 2020, YouTube TV has official rights for other sports events such as NFL, NBA, and MLB. One can also take advantage of unlimited cloud DVR storage, fast-forward, pause, and other functions from the official website.
YouTube TV comes with two weeks of a free trial. After that, be prepared to pay $54.99 per month for the first three months. The pricing jumps to $64.99 afterward.
How to Install YouTube TV on FireStick
Watch Olympics 2020 on FireStick for Free (Unofficial Apps)
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One of the reasons some users don’t opt for a subscription is that they often forget to cancel it before the billing date. Besides, for a variety of reasons, not everyone wants to pay a costly monthly subscription.
Here’s where the existence of unofficial apps comes in. Using a solid IPTV service or Kodi addon, one can stream thousands of live TV channels, sports events including the Olympics, movies, and TV shows for a fraction of the price.
Sounds like a done deal, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, the fun ends there. These services may not carry legal licenses to stream the Olympic games in your region. In such cases, streaming the unlicensed content through these apps may land you in legal trouble. The thing is, your government and ISP provider can see the type of content you are watching on your FireStick.
Unusually high traffic from such apps can lead to the termination of your internet service and may leave you vulnerable to legal trouble in the future.
Before you opt for any IPTV service or Kodi addon, I advise setting up a VPN like ExpressVPN on FireStick. ExpressVPN offers fast speeds and follows strong security protocols to hide your online activity.
Last but not least, before using the apps and addons mentioned below, you will have to familiarize yourself with the jailbreaking process on FireStick. This is because these apps and addons aren’t available in the Amazon App Store or official Kodi repository. You will have to sideload them onto your FireStick.
The popularity of IPTV apps is growing with each passing day. For a small monthly price, you get to enjoy thousands of live TV channels from various countries, sports events, TV shows, and more.
You can also enjoy VOD (video on demand), PPV (pay-per-view), M3U links to connect to external IPTV players, multiple payment options, and cross-platform availability.
Once again, let me warn you about potential legal troubles when using an IPTV service. FireStickTricks.com can’t verify every piece of content in every region. You could end up accidentally consuming unlicensed content, as it’s hard to differentiate between legal and illegal content.
You can avoid all these troubles by investing in ExpressVPN for Amazon FireStick.
Kodi is one of the well-known unofficial apps for FireStick. However, don’t expect wonders from the Kodi app itself. You need relevant Kodi addons to watch the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on FireStick.
There are dozens of Kodi addons out there. You need addons specifically designed for sports events to stream Olympics events. We have identified two suitable options for you.
- ApeX Sports
As the name suggests, this third-party Kodi addon is designed to deliver sports streams on FireStick. You can watch highlights as well as replays of your favorite sports leagues.
How to Install ApeX Sports Kodi Addon
Sportowa has a good number of live TV sports channels. You can download the Kodi addon using the link below and expect a buffer-free streaming experience.
How to Install Sportowa Kodi Addon
Let me remind you to use a VPN app here as well. Even if you don’t plan to use unofficial apps on FireStick to watch Olympics 2020, using a VPN service lets you overcome location-based restrictions.
You can sign up, install, and use official services such as YouTube TV, Hulu, fuboTV, and Sling TV from anywhere in the world. Just set your VPN location to the US and you are good to go.
What about free sports streaming websites?
With the help of the Amazon Silk browser, you can use free sports streaming websites to stream Olympic games. But I don’t recommend going that route. The reason? These websites stream Olympic events through multiple third-party sources. They often come with unbearable ads that can compromise your security by stealing your IP address or installing corrupted files on the device.
Highly recommended if streaming with free or low-cost services 👇
How to Stream on FireStick Anonymously
As soon as you install the right apps, your FireStick is all ready to stream your favorite content. However, before you start, I would like to warn you that everything you stream online is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming free movies, TV shows, Sports might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Fire Stick. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kinds of streaming apps and is very easy to install on Fire TV / Stick.
We do not encourage the violation of copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on your Fire Stick / Fire TV, let’s see how to use ExpressVPN to keep your streaming activities hidden from prying eyes.
Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV Stick and go to Find followed by Search option.
Step 3: Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results.
Step 4: Click Download to install the ExpressVPN app on Fire TV / Stick.
Step 5: Open the app and enter the login credentials that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click Sign in.
Step 6: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.
You can also read more detailed info on using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.
The 2020 Olympics action is starting soon. Even though you can’t attend any Olympic events in person, the organizers have left nothing off the table in terms of streaming options.
Use any of the options above and get your popcorn ready on July 23 for the much-awaited Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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