It's time for the Team USA vs. Dominican Republic volleyball live stream, a skirmish to get to the semi-finals, and the big questions at hand all rotate around injuries. The winner will advance to Friday's early AM match, but if it's the American side, how healthy will they be in this Tokyo Olympics game?
Time: Team USA vs Dominican Republic is scheduled to begin at 12 a.m. ET (Aug. 3) / 9 p.m. PT (Aug. 2).
• U.S. — Watch live on NBCOlympics.com, and later on NBCSN via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on Discovery+ (opens in new tab)
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Yes, we could be bullish on the American team — injured all-star Jordan Thompson is expected to be available for this quarter-final game — as they were the top ranked team going in. But setter Jordyn Poulter rolled her ankle in the game against Italy, during the third set.
If Thompson is back and at full form for this game, the team definitely has a chance. That said, four of the DR team scored in double-digits in their win to oust Japan from the tournament. Prisilla Rivera Brens (17 points) led the team, and looks to be a threat in the quarter-final.
One of the biggest names for Team USA will likely be Annie Drews. She led Team USA with 19 kills and three blocks, as she started in Thompson's place. Also of note was Michelle Bartsch-Hackley (13 kills, two blocks and two aces).
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The Team USA Women's Volleyball team is ranked No. 1 in the world, but the team has yet to win gold in volleyball at the Olympics. So, hopes are higher than the net.
Of the services you will want for these games, Peacock will help you see highlights at night, while Sling TV and Fubo TV can help you catch games on tape-delay. Your login from the latter will help you watch the games live.
How to watch Team USA vs. Dominican Republic from anywhere in the world
The Olympics is a global event and can be viewed in almost every country on Earth. However, if you're not in your home country and can't watch Team USA vs. Dominican Republic with your usual services — or you want to watch in your native language — you're not out of luck.
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How to watch Team USA vs. Dominican Republic live in the US
This one's going to be easy to watch live, at least for those out west. The Team USA vs Dominican Republic live stream airs at 12 a.m. ET tonight (which is technically tomorrow, August 3).
Next, find your streaming/cable login, because NBCOlympics.com (opens in new tab) — the only place to watch this match live — requires one. NBC will join the game already in progress, no rebroadcast time is announced yet.
Of course, the nightly coverage on Peacock (opens in new tab) will likely include updates as well.
NBCSN is part of the $35 per month Sling TV (opens in new tab) Blue package, and Olympics-watchers will want the Blue package, which also has NBC. The Olympic Channel is also available as a $11 per month add-on.
Sling is one of the best streaming services alongside our other recommendation for Olympics viewing: Fubo TV (opens in new tab), which has 100-plus channels (many more than Sling), including all of the above networks.
In addition to the Olympics live streams, Peacock (opens in new tab) also has huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.
Sling TV (opens in new tab): You can get NBC, USA and NBCSN in the Sling Blue package, which is $35/month (the first month is just $10 right now) — plus the Olympic Channel in the Sports Extra package ($11 per month extra).
How to watch Team USA vs. Dominican Republic live in the UK
To watch every event live, you'll want to subscribe to Discovery Plus, which is offering coverage of every event at Tokyo 2020; all of the Olympics volleyball games (including Team USA vs. Dominican Republic) will likely be on the service.
Discovery is currently offering a three-day free trial (opens in new tab) of the service, with full subscriptions available for £6.99/month or £29.99/year after that. Plus, the service is available to stream through a multitude of devices include Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV and apps for iOS and Android.
The BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) has been the go-to source for all Olympics coverage for those in the U.K., but things have changed.
The BBC won't have the monopoly on Olympics coverage in the U.K., with the IOC having sold the main European rights to the Discovery network. As a result, the BBC's coverage, though still good, is limited to no more than two live events at one time.
Americans abroad could just use the service of their choice, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch Team USA vs. Dominican Republic live in Canada
It looks like the Team USA vs. Dominican Republic game is mostly likely on Sportsnet's SN or SN1 channels. That's because their midnight block of programming is described as "Scheduled events include - Baseball & Volleyball"
It could also be on TSN — either TSN1 or TSN4 , that is — as there's olympic coverage during those hours as well.
CBC is also sharing coverage of the Olympics, so you may need to channel surf if you can't find it. TLN is also showing off some of the Olympic Games, though judging by the schedule they will be on tape-delay.
Again, Americans visiting their friends in the great white north could just use Peacock, Sling, Fubo and other services, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch Team USA vs. Dominican Republic live in Australia
Down Under, Aussies can watch the Team USA vs. Dominican Republic live stream for free on the 7Plus (opens in new tab) network's streaming service — which has practically everything in the Olympics. It should start at 2 p.m. AEST.
Currently out of the country? Use ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to access your paid-for services.