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Is Cox offering channels devoted solely for the Olympics this year?

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  • Bill P.,

    NBCUniversal will broadcast the Olympics on the following channels and website.

    In addition to broadcast coverage on these channels all of the NBC channels will be available for streaming in the Contour app and On Demand will provide extensive coverage of all the Olympic events and highlights so you'll be able to catch up on anything you may have missed.

  • colleen,

    can you tell me why i can't get authorized to watch or other ice skating streams? 

    it says it requires a "simple one-time authorization process." in other words, i have to prove i pay SOMEBODY to watch anything.  but of course with cox...nothing is "easy!"

    i select cox, i even managed to get it to stop automatically loading user name & password so i could make sure it's the correct password (having changed it 15 times in the last 6 months...remember me from the internet and apps forum?) which i typed in myself.....the same combo that allowed me to post here! and it just won't "take."  the cox page flipped out 2 or 3 times then it took me back to the nbcsports page where it still says "verify now."

    oh, and i can't live stream either. 

    i thank them for bringong home the point that i'm not getting what i pay for tho.  i wasn't aware! :)

  • socal transplant,

    I apologize for the delayed response. I just tested authentication with my own account at that link and was able to sign in successfully using Chrome (Version 64.0.3282.167.) Have you cleared cache and cookies or tried a different browser?

  • i cleared cache & cookies.  i also tried i.e. which said sls(sp?) is not supported on your browser??

    neither  will let me watch it.

    AND  my bill for all this fun is going up by $11! isn't cox just the best!!???

  • and yes ii HAVE complained about the price increases.  we are retired (can any one tell me what a pension is???) so now you'll probably lock this post too.


     if i was getting what i was paying for i wouldn't mind so much.  but i'm not!

    check my "tickets" for the last 7 months. 

  • Hi Socal,

    I'm sorry that you're having problems with the authentication process at It isn't Cox that requires folks to prove they pay for TV content. NBC and all the other network TV broadcasters require that folks prove they subscribe to their content. Per the FAQ on

    Authentication supports our ongoing investment in sports programming for all of our platforms and is consistent with industry trends. Digital platforms require significant investment, and authentication allows us to capture the value of that investment, which in turn allows us to continue to provide cable/satellite/telco/live streaming service customers with high-quality sports coverage wherever and whenever they want at no additional cost. Of course, NBC Sports continues to make premier live sporting events and other sports programming available to all viewers on free over-the-air television through the NBC broadcast network.

    Is Chrome your primary browser? Are you trying to access NBC Olympic content on a computer or a mobile device? If so, which device? Does your device meet the NBC’s device and operating system requirements listed below?

    Minimum Web Browser Compatibility:

    • Windows 10 Edge
    • macOS 10.12.6 and above
    • Window/macOS Chrome 61 and above
    • Window/macOS Firefox 56 and above
    • iOS 11 Safari and above
    • iOS 11 Chrome and above
    • Android 7 Chrome 61 and above
    • Android 8 Chrome 61 and above


    Supported Connected Devices:

    • Apple TV
    • Roku
    • Fire TV
    • Win 10, Xbox One
    • 2016 Samsung Tizen Smart TV

    Mobile Devices with the following operating systems:


    • OS Version 8+
    • iPad 2+
    • iPad Air 1+
    • iPad Mini 1+
    • iPhone 4S+



    • Version 4.1 Jellybean

  • Yes, chrome is my preferred browser and it just updated a week or so ago. I'm on a Mac desktop, partitioned to run win 7. I don't think any of that conflicts.