As most of you know, the 2016 Olympics are kicking off this weekend and things are about to heat up in Rio. The next few weeks will see athletes from all over the world taking on the best in their respective sports and vying for medals. If you’re like us, you’re going to want to pay attention. You’re going to need to stay connected to goings-on and events.
With this year’s games being the most connected ever, there’s plenty of ways to follow along. A lot has changed since the last Olympics; smartphones and apps have evolved tremendously. Now, we have more ways than ever to keep up with our countries and athletes.
We’ve gathered up a collection of apps from the Play Store which can help you keep informed of the Olympics. Between these you should have everything you need to stay up date, watch live, and more. Moreover, you’ll also find a few other apps and games which will also enhance your experience over the coming weeks.
- The Official Olympics App: In addition to Rio, you can use this app to relive previous games, including Sochi 2014, London 2012, Vancouver 2010, and Beijing 2008. Not only that, but you’ll have what you need for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, too.
- Rio 2016: The official Rio 2016 app gives users up-to-date info on the schedule and results as well as medals, sports, athletes and teams. In Rio? Use this one to track venues, maps and spectators guides.
- NBC Olympics – News and Results: Offers real-time results, medal standings, TV and live streaming schedules, and links to the NBC Sports app for live coverage.
- NBC Sports: Watch all of the 2016 Rio Olympics and thousands of live sporting events airing on NBC, NBCSN, and more. Keep this one installed for after the games and enjoy NFL, NASCAR, and other sports.
- Rio 2016 Social Hub: Discover and follow the verified accounts of Olympians across various social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The true way to see the games through the eyes of those participating.
Each of these titles offers up something unique and interesting as it pertains to the Olympics, be it photos, virtual reality content, or something else.