In just a few days the 2018 Winter Olympics will kickoff in PyeongChang, South Korea. Keeping track of over 15 winter sports is no small task, but thankfully technology has made it easier than ever before. In this post, we’ve compiled a list of the best apps for Winter Olympic fans. Some enable you to live stream the games, while others provide up-to-date news plus athlete overviews and historical insights.
Best Apps for Winter Olympic Watching
Hulu Live TV App
Hulu Live TV subscribers have the ability to personalize their Olympics experience through a new feature in the Hulu Live TV app. A dashboard lets users track events, medal ceremonies, news, and whatever other highlights are of most interest. This article from Tech Crunch provides a great overview.
The Olympic Channel app provides important news and highlights from the games, but it goes the next step by offering exclusive behind the scenes content, live events, and original programming. Personalize your content by following your favorite teams, athletes, and sports. For those Google Daydreamers, feel like you are at the games by immersing yourself in 360 video. Download it from Apple’s App Store or get in on Google Play.
The NBC Sports app offers their everyday content, and will also livestream the 2018 Winter Olympics game. You can watch highlights on demand, browse online coverage, and set push notifications to remind you when to tune in. Worth noting is that the vast majority of live streaming content is only available to authenticated cable, satellite and telco customers via TV Everywhere. Download it from Apple’s App Store or get in on Google Play.
Best Apps for Winter Olympic Insights
The Olympics App
Wow your friends and family with your knowledge by downloading the Olympics App. Issued by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), this app seeks help users “experience the greatest Olympic moments of all time.” You can see the latest news from PyeongChang, and re-live top moments from any past Olympic game. The app also includes results and records for all sports and athletes, and great photos and videos from Olympic history. Download it from Apple’s App Store or get in on Google Play.
PyeongChang 2018 Official App
Issued by the PyeongChang organizing committee, the PyeongChang 2018 app for winter olympics is designed to help both local spectators and viewers from afar. Available in 5 languages, the app introduces spectators to unfamiliar sports, provides real-time game news, has 3D views and drone footage of the venues, and even allows you to cheer on your favorite athletes with live cheering! Those in Korea can benefit from information on transportation, tourism, and accommodations. Download it from Apple’s App Store or get in on Google Play.
If you’re rooting for Team USA at the Winter Olympics, then you’re in luck! The Team USA app focuses solely on news and accomplishments of America’s Olympic team as it competes. You can look up specific athletes, view photos and videos, check on upcoming events, and follow their social media feeds. Download it from Apple’s App Store or get in on Google Play.