Samsung wants you to watch sporting events on a Gear VR headset

samsung gear vr footballManufacturers are still trying to find the best use cases for virtual reality headsets, and Samsung thinks there might be a future in streaming sporting events.

Earlier in September, a football game (soccer game, for anyone in the US) was aired in Portugal, and then a surfing competition was streamed in October. Both of these used the full 360 degree experience that only a virtual reality headset can provide, creating a completely immersive experience that you just can’t get from a normal television broadcast. Read more

TuneIn announces premium subscription with tons of ad-free radio stations and content

tunein premium subscriptionTuneIn has announced a new premium subscription option for listeners that includes a ton of content that should appeal to just about everyone. The subscription includes 600 commercial free music stations, access to over 40,000 audiobooks, play-by-play coverage of all Major League Baseball games and Barclays Premier League and Bundesliga matches, and 16 language learning stations. This makes for a pretty compelling option for someone that’s looking for more than just on-demand music streaming. Read more

BreakingSports delivers everything sports in a slick and quick Material Design package


Speed is something that both sports and mobile applications require. Why not combine the two? That is what BreakingSports claims to do by packaging an in-depth, efficient sports app covered with Material Design. The app, which is available for free in the Play Store, covers all areas expected from a sports app.

It does add an abundance of options for notifications. Users can deem the importance of notifications for headlines, injuries, suspensions, lineups, rosters, scores, stats, rumors, and trends. BreakingSports will then forward notifications when necessary. This is especially handy during the ongoing NCAA Tournament. Fire up BreakingSports and users are greeted with the Material Design goodness that we have come to know and love.

Hit the break for the gallery and download links.

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YouTube preparing to get back in the game with live streaming platform


According to a new report, Google is preparing to relaunch its live stream platform with a focus on live gaming events and sporting events. Google sort of tried this once before with their YouTube Live service when they attempted to purchase Twitch for $1 billion. That deal fell through amidst claims of “antitrust concerns.” Since then, Twitch has gone on to achieve success in the market, with the backing of Amazon, while YouTube Live became an “also ran.” Now, Google appears to be ready to give it another go based on reports that internal resources are being committed to the initiative. Read more

Sling TV leaves beta, now accepting sign-ups without an invitation

sling_tv_logoSling TV launched in a closed beta where users could test out the service, but only if they had an invitation. As of Sunday night, that closed beta is offer, so anyone can sign up for the service for just $20 per month with no contract or obligations.

The basic package for Sling TV includes 15 channels like ESPN, ESPN2, ABC Family, Cartoon Network, The Food Network, and a handful of others that cover a pretty wide demographic. You can also pick up a “Sports Extra,” “Kids Extra,” or “News and Info Extra” package for $5 that bundles in a few more channels, depending on what you watch. Read more

Pebble officially gets ESPN app for live scores

pebble espnESPN has announced that they are officially bringing their application to the Pebble Smartwatch. The app will cover scores from many major professional games, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL, plus college football and basketball. It’s just in time for football season to kick back up.

The app will be available in the Pebble store and will let you keep up with your favorite teams and sports without having to take your phone out of your pocket. Definitely a must-have for sports fans.

source: ESPN


Minnesota Vikings utilizing Google Glass in training camp


It seems that Google Glass and sports are just meant to be. Many leagues and teams have taken it upon themselves to use the unique piece of technology to provide a dynamic look at the action. The latest organization to do so is the Minnesota Vikings. The team will supplement video content to its official site, allowing fans to view what is going on in training camp.

With this new form of content, fans know whether or not the players are exceeding expectations. Are we looking at a new way to analyze fantasy sports? We shall see.

Source: @Dave_Schwartz
Via: Android Central