How to follow the 2012 Olympics on your iOS or Android device

The London 2012 Olympics kick off on Friday, June 27th and there are several ways that mobile users can keep up with the action. If you have access to a computer and live in the US,  then you can watch NBC’s streaming coverage which will offer 5,500 hours of online video. You have to be a cable subscriber and provide your cable account login information to access the Live Extra streaming content. NBC is also offering these live streams and full replays on its Olympics Live Extra app which is available for both Android and iOS.

If you’re looking just for the scores, then you should check out the basic NBC Olympics app (Android, iOS) which lets you follow your favorite teams, get breaking news and watch highlight videos from the events. It’s great for recaps and catching up during those brief times when you’ve a missed chunk of the live action. The BBC is also providing non-stop coverage of the event through its BBC Olympics app (Android, iOS), but its content is only available to customers in the UK. Last, but not least is the official London Olympics Results app which will give you live updates, a schedule of events, athlete profiles and more. Just like the other apps, the official London 2012 app is available for Android and iOS.

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