Manufacturers 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
Football season is in full swing, and if you follow the sport at all you’ve probably looked into getting tickets to a game nearby. Fortunately there are plenty of apps and services to help you scout out tickets and events, and SeatGeek is one of the best available. Read more
TuneIn 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
There are tennis players, amateurs and athletes alike, that want to know everything about their game. And there is only so much that a coach or trainer can do. Enter Sony’s little attachment for tennis racquets that tracks and analyzes performance on the court.
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.
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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 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
ESPN 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.
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.
Via: Android Central
Sports fans cannot get enough sports. On television, there are more networks than ever before popping up and so many are turning to mobile devices to deliver content. There is a new online-only sports network called 120 Sports that takes this approach. And today the Android app was launched in the Play Store. The app is free and so is the actual service. There is no cable authentication or subscription necessary to view 120 Sports.
120 Sports delivers ten hours of live programming each day covering various sports. Notably, though, 120 Sports does not have rights to highlights involving the NFL; however, they are in discussions with the league to work out a deal. Every other major sport and league is covered by 120 Sports. Former ESPN anchor Michael Kim is actually one of the faces for 120 Sports, so they are not going in blind with this network. When not covering sports with live programming, the app continues to serve news and highlights to keep fans connected.
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