Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Live Stream - Watch Beijing 2022 Live Online

01 Feb 2022
Gary Emmerson 01 Feb 2022
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  • Watch the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony streamed live online
  • The Beijing 2022 games get underway on February 4
  • The Opening Ceremony takes place at 05:30am ET at Beijing’s National Stadium
  • Enjoy TV coverage of the opening ceremony via ExpressVPN

Where To Watch Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony marks the official start of the Beijing 2022 games and it takes place at Beijing’s National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, on Friday, February 4, 2022.

The ceremony weill feature unique artistic programs that showcase the host country’s culture and history, as well the lighting of the Olympic cauldron.

Many broadcasters worldwide will be streaming the opening ceremony live and you can watch every second of the big show online.

You can watch live TV coverage from a huge number of international broadcasters when using ExpressVPN.


Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Streaming Options

The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony will be broadcaster in a number of languages and you can VPN into countries and enjoy the coverage.

A full list of services and broadcasters offering free live streams is as follows. Simply download ExpressVPN and enjoy the coverage.

English Speaking:

Australia - Stream on 7plus (free)
Canada - Stream on CBC (free)
New Zealand - Stream via Sky
UK - Stream on the BBC (free)
Switzerland - Stream via Zattoo (free, BBC coverage)
UK/Europe - Stream on Discovery+
U.S. - NBC,, and the NBC sports app, Peacock TV, Sling TV Blue, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV (in 4K), fuboTV

International Language: 

Austria - Stream via ORF (free w/ German commentary)
Belgium - Stream via RTBF (free w/ French commentary)
France - Stream on France TV (free)
Germany - Stream via ZDF (free w/ German commentary)
Italy - Stream on RAI (free w/ Italian commentary)
Spain - Stream via RTVE (free w/ Spanish commentary)

What will be happening during the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony?

This year’s event will be spearheaded by Zhang Yimou—the very same director who helmed the breathtaking Beijing 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony. 

With three major themes - world peace, the Olympic motto (“Faster, higher, stronger - Together”), and
Beijing 2022’s new motto “Together for a shared future” - the event will feature some 3,000 performers and many cutting-edge technologies. 

And though the upcoming ceremony will be considerably shorter due to COVID-19 restrictions, Zhang has promised an “ethereal and romantic” viewing experience that’s not to be missed.

Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony FAQ

Where can I watch the 2022 Winter Olympics live streams?

The guide on this page shows you how to access official broadcasters and coverage from all events. We recommend using ExpressVPN.

When is the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony taking place?

The opening ceremony is taking place on Friday, February 4, 2022 to kick off the Beijing Games.