Watch the Olympics live on your iPhone with free, UK-only, BBC Olympics app

The BBC) (British Broadcasting Corporation) has launched a new, free, UK-only app called BBC Olympics that will provide up to 24 live event streams, schedules, results pages, and all the latest news from the Olympics 2012.

Phil Fearnley, General Manager BBC News & Knowledge, said: “For the first truly digital Olympics, we needed to ensure that everyone could access our quality coverage wherever they were, across multiple devices. The free BBC Sport Olympics app for UK Android and iOS smartphones ensures that everything you need to keep up-to-date with the action is right there at your fingertips. Even when you’re out of range of 3G or wireless, we’ll still be able to deliver the latest news to you offline.

In addition to full, live streaming, you can catch up on any highlights or coverage you may have missed. A comprehensive Games Guide keeps you informed and up-to-date even on the go. Every athlete, nation, and event is indexed, so you can get detailed facts, stats, and other information whenever, and wherever you like. BBC Olympics for iPhone also provides text commentaries, all the latest news and results, and more.

Extra functionality allows stories to be saved for offline reading, ensuring the latest information is accessible even when mobile reception is unavailable. Additionally, iOS users can personalise the app by adding their favourite Olympics sports to the customisable tab bar, enabling quick access to the latest live action.

Unfortunately, due to TV licensing agreements, the app will only be available in the UK. If you are looking for a way to follow the Olympics from outside the UK, NBC has two new apps that will provide you with all the coverage you need.

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The London 2012 Olympic Games are scheduled to start on July 27th and will see around 204 nations competing. Over ten thousand athletes will compete against each other in 302 events across 26 different sporting categories. If you don't want to miss a any of the action make sure you have this app installed on your iPhone. There is a video showing how the app works but for some unknown reason, the BBC saw fit to produce it using Flash!

Source: BBC


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