Team USA vs. ROC volleyball live stream: Tokyo Olympics channels, start time and more

Team USA vs ROC volleyball live stream
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The Team USA vs. ROC live stream is about to begin. Today’s Tokyo Olympics match, another round of pool play, comes just after the American side almost let a 2-0 advantage against Turkey get bled away, as the game went 25-19, 25-20 before 17-25, 20-25, followed by a decisive 15-12 win for Team USA.

Team USA vs ROC volleyball start time and channels

Time: Team USA vs ROC is set to begin tonight at 10:05 p.m. ET
/ 7:05 p.m. PT, rebroadcasting via tape delay at 9:45 PM ET Saturday
• 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)
• Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

That win kept Team USA tied in the Pool B standings, as Italy also stayed a perfect 3-0. Previous matches saw Team USA topple China (the defending champs) in straight sets, as well as Argentina. The USA women's volleyball team is seeking its first gold medal. 

Team USA member Annie Drews, speaking about that comeback win, told the press (opens in new tab) "We work so hard to be a collective group of 12. And I really think that shows in these big moments. We take a big deep breath, we make eye contact and we play for each other."

The ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) volleyball team is 2-1 right now, having beaten China (3-2) and Argentina (3-0). Italy blanked them 3-0 in their first game.

The Team USA Women's Volleyball team is ranked No. 1 in the world, so this kind of undefeated record is pretty much expected by many.

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. ROC 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. ROC with your usual services — or you want to watch in your native language — you're not out of luck. 

With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you've got other VPN options as well.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to your website or streaming service of choice and tune in.

How to watch Team USA vs. ROC live in the US

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This one's going to be easy to watch live, at least in terms of the hour of play. The Team USA vs ROC live stream airs at 10:05 p.m. ET. Next, find your streaming/cable login, because NBCOlympics.com (opens in new tab) — the only place to watch this match live — requires one. NBCSN will have the 9:45 p.m. ET rebroadcast on Saturday night.

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. 

Peacock (opens in new tab)

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)
Cheaper Live TV

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).

Fubo TV (opens in new tab)

Fubo TV (opens in new tab) has NBC, USA, NBCSN and the Olympic Channel all its base $65 per month package. It's got a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) so you don't need to pay up front. Fubo's dozens of channels include local networks like ABC. 

How to watch Team USA vs. ROC live in the UK

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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. ROC) 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. ROC live in Canada

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It looks like the Team USA vs. ROC live stream may be on Sportsnet's SN1 or Sportsnet channels, as a block of "Scheduled events" that "include - Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Rugby & Baseball" is set for 8 p.m. on on Friday night. 

It could also be on TSN — either TSN1, TSN2 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. ROC live in Australia

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Down Under, Aussies can watch the Team USA vs. ROC live stream for free on the 7Plus (opens in new tab) network's streaming service — which has practically everything in the Olympics. Just add 14 hours to the Eastern times listed below to figure out when games start in AEST. 

Currently out of the country? Use ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to access your paid-for services.

Henry T. Casey
Senior Editor

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.