NBC deserves a gold medal for this one! The entertainment giant has just announced that it will stream every single one of the London Olympics’ 302 medal events to our iOS devices via a dedicated Olympics application. In total, over 3,500 hours will be streamed in real time to our mobile devices. NBC will also make the content available via the web for desktop viewing.
Now, in order to access the footage, users will need to sign in with their cable or satellite information to verify that they do indeed subscribe to a package that includes CNBC and MSNBC. This is a bit of a bummer, but I think it’s totally fair. If you weren’t subscribed to these services, you wouldn’t be able to see the Olympics anyway, and you can’t expect NBC to give the Olympics away for free.
There are two apps – NBC Olympics and NBC Olympics Live Extra. Both are universal applications, which means they’re compatible with both Apple’s full line of iOS devices, and together they’ll keep you updated with live events, highlights, replays, photos, schedules, and more. Both are available in the App Store now for free, so if you’re an NBC customer, you should definitely check them out.
Will you be watching the Olympics on your iPad or iPhone, or do you prefer to watch “old school” on a television? Dive in to the comments section below, or walk the balance beam over to twitter @TiP_Jake.
Via: Cult of Mac