This year, the Olympics Games are headed to London! Setting off across the world to see the action first hand would be exciting. However, the majority of us will be watching at home. Fortunately, there’s a way to stay connected to the Olympics, without leaving the country!
Starting July 27, fresh new apps may change the way live sporting events are experienced by viewers!
Instant Connection, from your Smartphone…
NBC announced the launch of two complementary mobile apps, exclusively designed for the London Olympics. Even though the games haven’t officially started, the apps are available for download on the iPhone, iPad and Android phones.
The apps are built using Adobe technology, allowing you to access live streaming video. It also supports a variety of camera angles and social media, such as Facebook. As a result, you’ll be able to watch during your lunch break – or whenever you have time!
Compliments a Traditional Watching Experience
The NBC Olympics Live Companion acts as a second display for stats and other important details. The technology compliments your television watching experience. While viewing on your TV, access additional information through the app, including:
- Social interactions
- Live results
- Additional videos
Users can go deeper into the broadcast with polls, trivia, slideshows, videos, athlete bios and much more. Experts estimate app users will tap into 3,500 hours of streaming content!
Other Ways to Follow the Olympics
There are tons of ways to follow the Olympics, with over 300 Olympic Games in 2012. Keeping track isn’t easy. If you’re looking for other ways to stay connected, check out Twitter. It’s a great place to access breaking Olympic news. Follow your favorite sports journalists – or a few nationally known reporters, such as Sports Illustrated’s Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) or Tim Layden (@SITimLayden).
Or, stay connected through ESPN, which offers online coverage of the events by Olympic staff. Another option is following the Yahoo! Sports 4th Medal Blog, which provides up to the minute, online coverage of the Olympic Games.
Are you staying connected to the Olympics? Please share your strategies in the comments below!