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2016 Rio Olympics live stream: How to watch and listen on TV, radio and online

Fireworks Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Looking to watch the Rio 2016 Olympic Games? Whether you want to do so on your TV, via a live stream online, or on the radio, we’ve got you covered – this our ultimate guide with everything you need to know.

The Seven network is the only place to watch the Olympics on TV this year with no Pay TV option like there was for London 2012. Seven are broadcasting their Olympics coverage across all three of their channels – 7, 7TWO, and 7mate.

Seven is also the place to go to if you are keen on finding a live stream for any event. They are live streaming all three of their channels’ coverage live online, both through their website and through the Olympics on 7 app, available for iOS and Android.

However, that’s not all – if you’re keen to watch an event that is not being shown on one of Seven’s three channels, you do still have the ability to live stream it online or through the app.

To do this, you’ll need to purchase the ‘premium’ option, which comes in at the price of $19.95, and offers a further 36 channels to watch as well as a 24/7 Olympic news channel.

You can also get the premium service absolutely free if you are a Telstra mobile customer.

So how are you going to know when you need to watch? We’ve got you covered of course, with the ultimate Olympics TV Guide for Australians, to let you know what’s on TV and when, all in AEST time.

If you’re looking for even more detail, you can hit up our Olympics Events Guide for Australians which lists every single event on at Rio 2016, and the AEST time and date that it’ll occur.


If you’re wanting to listen into the Olympics coverage on radio instead, there are a couple of different options.

Southern Cross Austereo is the official FM radio broadcaster, and Triple M will broadcast selected events from Seven’s broadcast. There’ll also be a standalone digital (DAB+) channel, called 7 Rio Live, which will audio simulcast events each day from 5:30am.

ABC will also send over their own team and will provide coverage on ABC local radio, Grandstand digital, online and on the ABC Grandstand app.

Grandstand digital will be running a dedicated Olympic network for the duration of the Games.

And of course, The Roar will have you covered for live blogs and highlights throughout the games.


Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima Rio 2016 Olympic Games