I’ve heard a lot of complaining from my US friends about NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. BBC’s online coverage has been really good. You can stream just about any event going on. The problem is that if you’re outside the UK you can’t stream the Olympics. So here’s what you do:
Go download TunnelBear, which is a free app (up to 500 megs a month). This app creates a VPN that you can switch between the US and the UK. We use it all the time to watch Hulu from here in the UK.
After you’ve downloaded the app go to BBC’s live coverage site. That’s it.
If 500 megs isn’t enough, TunnelBear has a $5 a month, unlimited, option called Giant TunnelBear. With Giant, you also have the option of using the iPad and iPhone apps.
Some of you may have other VPN options, but this is the one I’ve been using and evangelizing. I get no incentive for this BTW, I just really like the service.