Watch the Summer Olympics on Your iPhone or iPad

If you're a retro video game fan you might remember playing Summer Games from Epyx. Well now you can watch the real thing on your iPhone or iPad with two new apps from NBC Olympics. Featuring everything you need to know about the London 2012 Olympic Games, the first app is called NBC Olympics.

iPhone iPad watch Summer Olympics

This app will include highlights, schedules for TV and online programming, live event results, columns and features a Primetime Companion designed to be used while watching the games on TV. The second app, NBC Olympics Live Extra, will stream live events for cable, satellite and telco TV customers totaling over 3,500 hours of sporting competition.

The apps will be available for free on the App Store, and provide access to all 32 sports, every athletic competition and all 302 medal events happening in London this summer. After authenticating with TV Everywhere to prove you're a cable customer or subscribe to another live TV service, you'll have full access to all of the live video feeds.

Officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, things will kick off in London starting with opening ceremonies dubbed "The Isles of Wonder" on July 27. With TV ratings of the games declining over the years, the launch of NBC Olympics mobile apps for iOS and Android devices could give producers a needed boost in viewership until the closing ceremonies on August 12.

Check out NBC Olympics and NBC Olympics Live Extra on iTunes.


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