The Sochi Olympics has begun and there’s a lot to check out while it’s going on. Nothing could be better than your Android phones for checking out the latest updates while you are traveling or moving around, and when you cannot catch the live action on the TV. Here are few apps from to be followed for the 2014 Olympics News, that are considered to be the best for now. NBC Universal is covering the Olympic Winter Games and they made apps for mobiles, for the people who want to be updated with all the events going on, as most of the content will be delayed on TV’s, so this app is made for watching live events from Android Smart phones for all the Olympic coverage.
1 – NBC Sports Live Extra – Download App
NBC Sports Live Extra is an official app that will be providing video coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic event and this app can be used for streaming live events. This app can also be used for setting reminders for the favorite sport that the user wants to and also replays the events that they failed to watch the event live. This app is free to download with some annoying ads at the bottom and is available only to authenticated cable, satellite and telco customers via TV and is accessible only in the U.S and its territories.
- Live Events: watch marquee NBC Sports events LIVE!
- Video on Demand: access video clips, preview upcoming events, and check out highlights from past events
- Online coverage schedule: browse the online schedule and set event reminders so that you won’t miss an event
- Full Event Replays: don’t worry if you have missed anything from the event, relive all the great moments with full event replays
- Push Notifications: receive reminder alerts for upcoming events
To run this application the Android device should be accomplished with 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi data connections, and watching the events on data plans will consume the data. This app can be downloaded from the Google play Store and the link is given above.
2 – Sochi 2014 Guide – Download App
Sochi 2014 Guide is an app which provides a complete guide to all the events with accurate information on the schedules. This app can also be used for purchasing tickets and also for planning a trip by navigating through the sports venues with an interactive map and it also let the user to share their trip experience and other things with friends which makes the app more interesting and exciting. This app is more of a guide for this Sochi 2014 Olympics.
- Provides complete guide for the Sochi 2014 Olympic events
- Schedule your events with accurate information
- Helps in purchasing tickets and planning trips
- Know more about the event venues
- Share your experience with family and friends
This app is free to download from the Google play store and will be running on Android devices
3 – 2014 Team USA Road to Sochi – Download App
2014 Team USA Road to Sochi is an official app from the U.S Olympic committee that will not only introduce the Olympics team members but also the team representatives of USA in this year’s Paralympics. This app will schedule and even and also shows the histories of the sport. This app will also link to donate or buy the merchandise so that you can support the team.
- Daily updates of who is making the team
- Unique and timely editorial content on competing athletes and sports served daily
- Athlete social media links and custom-made “cheer” button which enables users to send personal messages to athletes via Facebook and Twitter
- In-depth athlete bios, photo galleries and video clips, and a “”My Team USA”” section which allows user to customize the feeds from their favorite athletes
- Ability to donate to Team USA or support the team by purchasing official Team USA gear
This app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store which can run on Android Operating System.
4 – BBC Sport – Download App
BBC Sport is and official app that gives you the latest news in sports. This app also brings you the live action and highlights from the ongoing games and events. The user can customize and set up a quick link to their favorite sports and football teams. The users can also get the top stories from the world of sports on their home screen. You can also listen to the BBC radio while you browse through the app and share the experience with all your friends and families.
- Watch the best live action and highlights from Sochi 2014, plus read reports and features and check the latest results and medals table
- Home screen displaying the top stories across the world of sport
- Watch other major sporting events live or catch up with on-demand highlights
- Listen to BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra while you browse
- customise the app by adding quick links to favourite sports and football teams
- Dedicated indexes for dozens of sports, including football, formula 1, cricket, rugby union, rugby league, tennis and golf
- Comprehensive football news, analysis, live scores, match stats and text commentaries – plus the gossip column
- Share stories and results with your friends and followers
BBC is also planning to add a new feature to this app that will be notifying you when are online in the app store and it will be available on the Google Play Store for free download.
5 – Olympic Athletes’ Hub – Download App
Olympic Athletes’ Hub is an application created by the International Olympic Committee that will allow you to discover the verified Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts of favorite Olympians. It also lets you to follow them and can be searched with the team name, athlete name or the sport name. This app gives you all the updates at one place and create your own news feeds of the Olympians to follow in Sochi. The users can also directly message the Olympians and contact the IOC any time. The users can also unlock the exclusive tips from Olympiads and also badges and win special prizes.
- Discover and follow your favorite Olympiad
- Get all the updates at one place and create news feeds
- Directly message the Olympian and contact the IOC
- Check for the latest real time photos
- Unlock exclusive tips from Olympians, badges and win prizes
This app is available for free on the Google Play Store and can be used with the devices running on Android 2.2 or later.