Are you ready for the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games? NBC wants to get their viewers prepared with two official smartphone apps, called NBC Olympics and NBC Olympics Live Extra, for Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad). If executed properaly, you’re in for a treat because the two apps are said to cover 32 sports, 204 Nations, 302 medal events, and 3,500 live hours of video footage. You can look up news, results, stats, schedules, TV/Online listings, medal counts, video replays, photos and more. Access to live streaming and full replay video features is free for subscribers to a cable, satellite or telco TV service package that includes CNBC and MSNBC in the US. Check out the promo video and read on for the list of features below.
Experience the best of the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games with the FREE NBC Olympics Mobile and Tablet Application! Follow all the action with live updates on every event from London. Check out NBC Olympics news, real-time results & schedules, TV & Online listings, medal counts, video, photos, and much more! Plus, you can follow your favorite athletes, teams and sports, and engage with other fans on various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Google+ – all from your phone or tablet. And during the nightly Primetime Show televised on NBC, the app will feature a second screen experience that makes a great companion to the on-air broadcast!
* News: overall and by sport, plus NBC Olympic Talk blog
* Video on-demand: watch NBC Olympics highlights and featured videos
* Photo galleries: slideshows capture the action, emotion, and splendor unique to the Olympics
* Team USA: athlete profiles, news, video and photos
* Sports info: news, video and photos for all 32 sports
* Hometown Coverage: select your local NBC affiliate to get news, video and photos about athletes from your hometown
* Destination London: learn more about the host city with video, photos and news
* Twitter Tracker: see which Olympic athletes, sports and topics are being talked about on Twitter with interactive heat maps
* Social networking: share Olympic Games content with your friends via Facebook, Twitter and Google+
Additional In-Games Features:
* Results & Schedules for all 32 sports: updated in real time
* Medal Counts: overall and by sport
* TV & Online Listings: look up NBC’s TV and online coverage schedule and set program reminders
* Primetime Companion: use your device as a second screen and enjoy and interact with contextual content to enhance your Primetime viewing experience
* Push notifications: get breaking news, programming reminders, and news and results for your favorite teams and athletes
Watch comprehensive LIVE coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games for free through the NBC Olympics “Live Extra” application, offering live video streams, alternate camera views, and full replays for all 302 events across all 32 sports! Never miss a second of the action with the app designed specifically for your phone and tablet. Access is free for subscribers to a cable, satellite or telco TV service package that includes CNBC and MSNBC.
* 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
Notes: NBC Olympics video is only accessible in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories. The application requires a 3G, 4G or WiFi data connection. Watching video over a 3G or 4G connection may affect your wireless data plan. Access to some live streams and full event replays is determined by your cable, satellite or telco TV subscription. Further instructions are provided in the app settings section. It seems Windows Phone and BlackBerry users are out of luck and will need to stick with the NBC Olympics mobile website.