iPad App of the Week: NBC Olympics Live Extra – the Definitive App for This Year’s Olympic Games


NBC Olympics Live Extra just might be the only app you need for this year’s Olympic Games – the free app allows you to watch every event of the London Olympics. You can receive push notifications when your favorite events start, or you can browse only the gold medal events that are currently ongoing. Those with new iPads will be able to watch those events in 1080p.

Most of the events can be recorded via DVR, and there will be full event replays available for any events that you want to watch but happen to miss. News, updates, and photos will be available on the app, as well.

Regrettably, the app suffers from a few poor design choices, like the inexplicable lack of landscape mode, and no full-screen video. It’s still the Olympic Games, and you’re still getting it free (as long as you live in the United States), but those design choices will be a turn off for many.

NBC Olympics Live Extra is available now for free on the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad.