With the Rio Olympics 2016 around the corner, fans have started finding ways of accessing the event online while on their way to the office or in the absence of a cable TV network anywhere.

This time, there are several media networks that are ready to offer best online accessibility to fans to watch the event online and go for live streaming. The opening ceremony will take place on Aug. 5. This will enable athletes to walk into Maracana Stadium and get things done formally in Rio de Janeiro.

NBC has promised to offer 4,500 hours of continuous live programming of the event on its website as well as apps. If fans are subscribed to pay TV, they can easily tune into the services. The Olympics 2016 will feature 11,000 brilliant athletes from 205 different nations who are prepared for the competition. Brazil will not only host the event but will also make sure to cheer and organize it properly at the same time.

This is the XXXI Olympics Games and it is the first time when South America will be hosting the event. You can stream the live event either on NBCOlympics.com or NBC Olympics app, accessible via iPhones, Android phones, iPads, TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV sticks, etc. In addition to NBC and its channels, BBC, Hotstar and CBC will also offer live streaming facilities for fans to watch the event online.

Now when the fans know where to watch Rio Olympics 2016 online, they must also be aware of the schedule to be followed. The related details are as follows:

When to watch?

The event will have its opening ceremony on Aug. 5 and it will continue until Aug. 21. However, some of the opening rounds of certain games like soccer tournament have already begun on Wednesday.

What’s the schedule?

NBC live streaming accessibility will be available on domestic timings of the regions. Online live streaming will start from 8:00 pm for Eastern and Pacific while 7:00 pm for Central and Mountain regions.

The opening ceremony is expected to continue for four hours. The athletes and coaches in the games will walk and wave to the crowd while officially entering the Olympics premises.