If you’re any kind of a big sports fan, then you certainly know that the Summer Olympics are just around the corner. They will be taking place this time around in London, England from July 27th – August 12th. If you’re a huge Olympic fan like myself, you want to miss as little of the action as possible. Well today I bring you some really good news. And to be honest, it’s almost no surprise with today’s technology.
NBC and Adobe have partnered together and announced today that if you own an Android or even an *cough* iOS *cough* device, you can stream the ENTIRE Olympics on your device. What’s more is, well yeah, it’s FREE! The unfortunate catch to this is that it’s only available to people in the USA. However, it also seems that the BBC has you covered for those of you who live across the big pond from the USA.
What’s really kewl about the app that NBC and Adobe have come up with is that it’s a social type app. Meaning you can share things to Facebook, Twitter and Google+. This will be really kewl for me because I’m part of a decently sized Olympic Circle on Google+. I’ll definitely be using the app to test out what it can do with regards to G+.
Here’s the rundown on the Live Extra app, which brings you all of the content:
* Video on Demand: access short-form video clips to preview the London Olympics and relive the Beijing Olympics
* Online coverage schedule: find out NBC’s online listings schedule and set event reminders
* Live Events: watch every event of the London Olympics LIVE!
* Full Event Replays: relive all the great moments of the Summer Games with full event replays
* Channels: watch simulcasts of Olympic programming on NBC Universal television cable channels
* Gold Zone: check out the Gold Zone Live Streaming Channel featuring every gold medal event LIVE!
* Alternate Camera Views: view multiple camera angles for sports such as gymnastics and track & field
* Push Notifications: receive reminder alerts for upcoming events
* DVR: most live streams and all full event replays will have DVR capabilities
I can tell you one thing is for sure, I’ll be grabbing this app and checking it out for sure. Growing up as a swimmer and diver, I don’t want to miss any of Michael Phelps chances at gold at the Olympics. And of course volleyball. One of my favorite sports. Below is a little video for you to check out and then below that is the link to the Google Play Store where you can grab the app. Sorry iOS fan boys, I won’t be posting the link to the Apple Store. Y’all have pissed me off one too many times with your crazy law suits. LOL