With the 2012 Summer Olympic Games are just a couple of weeks away, NBC has teamed up with Adobe to release mobile apps for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and “select” Android smartphones and tablets. Check them out after the jump!
Adobe and NBC’s combined powers have resulted in a very powerful app as, unlike other apps for sports events, it lets you watch the full 3,500 hours of games as they happen. There is one pre-requisite though: subscription to a cable/satellite package that includes MSNBC and CNBC. Subscribers have to sign in once with a one time authentication. Those without subscription will get one hour’s worth of viewing time.
Besides this, NBC Olympics’ mobile app offers a wide variety of excellent pre-game and in-game features. You get the usual news, short video clips, photos, athlete profiles, game results and schedules, NBC’s TV and online coverage schedule, ability to follow specific sports features that come with any other sports event app, along with never before seen features like the ability to follow athletes from your hometown with Hometown Coverage, track athletes on Twitter, receive push notifications for breaking news and live matches, use the app as a second screen to enhance your primetime experience and learn about the host city (London). You can also share different in-app content on networks like Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
This is one heck of a powerhouse app and we highly recommend it to anyone and everyone who intends to watch the 2012 Summer Olympics.
NBC Olympics works on all iOS devices running iOS 5.0 or above and on unspecified “select” Android smartphones and tablets, therefore we can’t say for sure whether this app will roll on your Droid or not. It is available for free and can be downloaded from the links embedded below.
- Download NBC Olympics for iOS [iTunes link]
- Download NBC Olympics for Android [Google Play link]
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