There’s no question as to what Tuesday’s main talking point from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be – the return to action of megastar gymnast megastar Simone Biles. Read on as we explain how to watch the Team USA star’s much-anticipated comeback with a live stream of the beam final online from anywhere – and where you can watch absolutely free of charge.
The four-time Olympic medalist is arguably the USA’s star athlete, and had qualified for all five individual gymnastic event finals. That was before she took herself out of four of them in order to focus on her mental health. She later explained her decision by revealing she had suffered a case of the “twisties” – a sensation of losing her position in the air.
The 24-year-old and her supporters will now be hoping for a golden return to competition, with USA gymnastics confirming the star was ready to return to action on Monday.
Biles will be up against USA teammate and all-around gold medal winner Suni Lee, but her main completion for glory looks likely to come from Chinese duo, Chenchen Guan and Xijing Tang.
Don’t miss a moment by following our guide to watching the women’s gymnastics balance beam final online and live stream the Tokyo 2020 Olympics from anywhere today.
How to watch Simone Biles at the Olympics 2020 in the US
No matter which coast you find yourself on, you’re looking at a very early start to watch the return of Simone Biles, with the event scheduled to start at 4.50am ET / 1.50am PT on Tuesday morning.
NBC has exclusive rights to live coverage of this and the rest of the Tokyo Olympics, however this event will not necessarily be shown live on any of its linear channels, opting to show the event on tape delay on NBC at 8pm ET.
Free Olympics gymnastics live stream in the US
But there’s great news…today’s final is making up part of the FREE live action being streamed by NBC’s dedicated streaming service Peacock.
Our guide to watching Olympics 2020 on Peacock will explain more, but you can see its coverage on the your computer, IOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TVs and Fire TV Sticks.
Watch the gymnastics without cable
If you miss the live coverage and want to catch up later on NBC but don’t have cable, no worries.
Great value over-the-top streaming service Sling TV could be the answer. NBC and the USA Network come as part of its $35 a month Sling Blue package. But it usually has a good deal on, like your first month for only $10 at the time of writing.
Alternatively, you may want to look at something like FuboTV. It carries loads more channels and is available to try with a free 7-day trial, but the normal monthly cost is much pricier, starting at $64.99.
And if you’re abroad right now, don’t forget that you can still tune in like you at home with the help of a good VPN. We explain in more detail below.
How to watch the gymnastics from outside your country
Already got your domestic Olympics coverage options sorted? Well, if you happen to be abroad this fortnight, they may be thrown into disarray as your stream will very likely be geo-blocked. The same goes in certain offices and schools that altogether block streams.
The great news is that there’s a really simple way to get around these issues. By downloading and installing the best VPN, you can effectively trick your computer, phone or tablet into thinking that it’s somewhere completely different. That way you can enjoy your usual coverage without having to find an illegal stream.
Use a VPN to watch Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games from anywhere
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How to watch a women’s gymnastics balance beam final live stream in the UK
The Women’s Gymnastics Individual Balance Beam Final is scheduled to start at 9.50am BST on Tuesday morning.
The BBC is scheduled to be airing the event, with coverage flicking between BBC1 and BBC2 as well as online via BBC iPlayer. That’s great news for sport loving Brits, as it means you get to watch the action effectively free.
And, of course, the iPlayer app is available on a whole host of devices. So as well as watching on your TV, computer or mobile, you can also get iPlayer on the likes of Smart TVs, games consoles and other streaming devices like Fire TV Stick, Roku and Apple TV.
Outside of that, Discovery+ and Eurosport are showing every moment of the Olympic Games live. Each one costs £6.99 per month or a bargain £29.99 for a whole year. And a three-day free trial for both if you want to try them out.
If you’re out of the UK for the 2020 Olympic Games, make sure you install a VPN so you can continue accessing UK streaming services from anywhere – whether that’s on the BBC, Discovery+ or Eurosport.
How to watch women’s gymnastics beam final: live stream the Tokyo Olympics in Canada
Gymnastics fans based in Canada can watch this event through CBC Sports, but prepare for an early start, with the first routines set to begin at 4.50am ET / 1.50am PT on Tuesday morning.
It’s being shown through the channel’s standalone streaming service, and better still, CBC Gem offers a 1-month FREE trial. After that, a subscription costs CA$4.99 per month.
In fact, if you’re really lucky, this one may even end up being shown completely free on the CBC CBC website and across its apps for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV, select Smart TVs and Amazon Fire TV Stick. So double check there before you sign up to anything.
Sportsnet and TSN are also offering plenty of Olympics coverage, but at the time of writing it isn’t totally clear if either of them will be showing the Women’s Individual Balance Beam Gymnastics Final.
Want to watch your coverage from abroad? Then don’t forget that using a VPN is a great way to watch coverage overseas.
How to watch watch gymnastics live stream FREE in Australia
Aussie gymnastics fans can watch the watch women’s gymnastics individual balance beam Final game for FREE Down Under, thanks to the 7plus streaming service.
Better still, all the action is set for a very convenient 6.50pm AEST start on Tuesday evening.
Not only does the 7plus service have a massive range of Tokyo Olympics coverage, you can also watch it on a whole host of devices like PCs, Macs, iOS, Android, Fetch TV, Apple TV, PS4, Chromecast and more.
Not in Australia? Use a VPN if you’re away from home, in order to tap into your domestic Olympics coverage.