In the U.S., NBC is offering live coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games online and through their free Olympics Live Extra app. Still, many have criticized this coverage, as the hashtag on Twitter, #nbcfails proves.
However, there is another way to stream the Olympics, despite NBC’s “exclusive” contract to do so.
— Tracy Bloom (@misstracybloom) August 1, 2012
For Mac users, you must first create a free account with your email address at Unblock Us. Once your account is verified (which takes mere seconds), you’re good to go.
From there, follow these directions:
- Open System Preferences > Network
- Select either Wi-Fi (for wireless) or Ethernet (for wired)
- Select Advanced > DNS
- Click the plus symbol and add these two DNS servers: 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206
- Reboot your computer
The Unblock Us service will route all of your browser traffic, and thereby enable you to stream restricted BBC Olympic coverage from inside the U.S.
For directions for Windows customers, click here.
Note: Unblock Us is $5 per month. However, the service is free for one week, as long as you cancel beforehand.
For more of our Olympics coverage, including game-inspired apps, click here.