How to watch the Winter Olympics: Live Stream Sochi 2014

The Winter Olympic Games 2014 from Sochi are upon us so here's how to get live and catch-up coverage on TV, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, PClaptop and radio.

Despite being across the world in a different time zone, there are numbers of ways to keep up with the Winter Games so you can watch the Ice Hockey, Speed Skating, Curling, Freestyle Skiing, Snow Boarding, Skeleton, Bobsleigh and more.

If you're in the UK then the BBC is going to be your go to provider for Winter Olympics coverage. BBC Sport says it will "deliver the most complete digital coverage of a Winter Games to date".

200 hours of network TV coverage will be presented by Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine and Jonathan Edwards. This will be supplemented by more than 650 hours of live action via six HD streams.

Amy Williams and former Olympians Graham Bell, Colin Bryce, Emma Carrick-Anderson, Robin Cousins, Jackie Lockhart and Wilf O'Reilly make up BBC Sport's team of winter sports experts for Sochi 2014.

If you're outside the UK and don't want to tackle using a VPN (virtual private network), US residents should look to NBC, Canadians to CBC and Network Ten for those in Australia.

Winter Olympic Sports

How to watch the Winter Olympics live: TV coverage

On TV, the content will be broadcast primarily on BBC Two with some also on BBC One, including HD versions of those channels. Head over to the BBC website for the full schedule to ensure you don't miss your favourite event. Don't miss the opening ceremony at 4pm tomorrow (7 February).

Up to two red button streams will offer both live events and highlights from Sochi 2014. Those with Virgin Media TiVo, Sony Freeview Smart TVs and the BBC Sport app for connected TVs will be pleased to hear that all six live streams and on-demand video will be available via the Connected Red Button service.

A highlights show called 'Today at the Games' will be shown daily at 7pm or 7:30pm on BBC Two.

How to watch the Winter Olympics live: iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, PCs and laptops

If you're unable to watch Sochi 2014 coverage on your TV from the comfort of your sofa then fret not because the digital age of broadcasting means that there are a number of ways to keep up with the games on various devices.

BBC Sport website Winter Olympics

The simplest thing to do is to head to the BBC Sport website via the web browser of whatever device you happen to own. Here you'll be able to get all the information about the different sports, schedules and of course coverage of the events.

However, if you prefer, there are various apps which you can use to get live coverage. The most obvious being the BBC Sport app which is free for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire (sorry Windows Phone 8 owners).

The good news for Windows Phone 8 users is that the TVCatchup app is available (as well as iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire). It's a great app for watching live TV, including BBC One and Two.

Plenty of coverage will also be made available via BBC iPlayer, live and catch-up, which is available on smartphones, tablets, online, media streamers, smart TVs.

How to watch the Winter Olympics live: Radio coverage

If you want to get the simplest form of coverage then our old and trusted friend radio is on hand. BBC Radio 5 Live with Chris Mitchell, Eleanor Oldroyd and Will Perry will present all of Team GB's 'medal moments'.