THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (BBC) has launched Olympics apps for IOS and Android, offering 24 streams of live events coverage.
As well as constant live streaming of all Olympic events, the apps enable users to catch up on each day's events and watch edited highlights. Also included is a detailed Olympic Games guide, which offers facts about athletes along with statistics and news stories.
Other features include a day-by-day schedule, offline reading and the ability to customise the apps to show your favourite sports.
Phil Fearnley, GM of BBC News and 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.
"The app adds even greater value to the BBC Sport mobile experience, ensuring you never miss a moment of the Games."
The apps can be downloaded for free to both IOS and Android from the Itunes App Store and Google Play, respectively. Although the BBC is showing no love to Windows Phone owners, the LOCOG said earlier this week that an Olympics app will be coming to Microsoft's Marketplace. µ
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