UK BBC Olympics app 2012 for iOS & Android

If you are gearing up to enjoy the London 2012 Olympic Games you’ll know there’s very little time left to wait as the big event kicks off on July 27. Today we have news of the official BBC Olympics app, which is now available for iPhone and iPad on on iOS and also for the Android platform. These apps include live streaming and are exclusively for the UK only so read on for more.

We have previously given you details of an Olympics 2012 results app which is very comprehensive but this brand new BBC Sport Olympics app will give you the very best chance of following the Olympics without having to miss a single moment as it offers 24 live streams with over 2,500 of Olympic sports as well as daily news, schedule and results. Users also have access to catch-up coverage and highlights, updates in real-time and information on stats, facts, countries competing, athletes and sports as well as live daily text commentaries.

In short if you haven’t got the opportunity to sit yourself down on your sofa to follow the Olympics on TV for the next few weeks then this app will give you the next best thing and keep you informed while you’re on the move, at work, or anywhere else. Stories can also be saved for offline reading so that at times when you don’t have mobile reception you can still keep informed and users can also add their favorite sports to a customizable tab bar for quick access. We have a video all about the app embedded below this story for your viewing pleasure that gives a comprehensive walkthrough of what the app offers and how to use it.

The free BBC Olympics app is available for iOS at iTunes here and is compatible for iPhones iPod touch and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later. Alternatively the Android BBC Olympics app is also free and available from Google Play here. This is suitable for smartphones running Android 2.2 or later and you need Flash installed to view live video and highlights. We’ve taken a very good look at this Olympics app and heartily recommend it for enjoying this momentous UK Olympics.

Are you looking forward to the 2012 Olympics? If you download this BBC Olympics app tell us what you think of it by sending your comments using the box below. Alternatively you may have details of other Olympic apps that you’d like to recommend to readers to make the most of this sporting occasion.

N.B. We have updated this app description as the app is not suitable for tablets but only smartphones.


6 thoughts on “UK BBC Olympics app 2012 for iOS & Android”

    1. Gervs says:

      I couldn’t have said it better myself, but what do we expect in the age of copy and paste journalism. Its like the know-it-all know-nothing’s who fill society with misinformation because they believe and pass on info from other know-it-all know-nothings, that’s how common misconceptions are born.

      1. Debbie says:

        Thank you for pointing out our error. However we would like to point out that the iTunes description of the app clearly states that it is compatible for iPad and it was this that we were referring to. We have now updated our post so that it now states it is for phones only. Thanks for reading!

  1. Ceri says:

    shame it is only available for a severely limited number of android phones and tablets.3 phones and 1 tablet in our household, all less than 18 months old and it won’t install on any of them!

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