Immerse yourself in sport’s ultimate setting at the 2018 Winter Olympics! Experience the world’s best athletes in a whole new way, as they compete in PyeongChang, South Korea, using virtual reality. Watch VR programming available with smartphones and compatible VR headsets.
Access the virtual reality content in the NBC Sports VR app and be transported to iconic venues for an unprecedented view of the Opening Ceremony, and immersive Winter Olympic sports experiences.
Watch The Olympic Games in sport’s ultimate setting. VR content is available via the NBC Sports VR app after authenticating through your pay TV provider.
Ratings and Reviews
Very poor execution
The “idea” of VR in the Olympics is awesome. Sadly, the team that brought this forward is terrible. The videos are not even labeled correctly. “Ski Jumping”... nothing but a 60 second intro video. Most videos are presented in a weird 180 degree theater. An annoying screen showing videos pops up at weird times.
It’s pretty easy to do this right. Step 1: set-up (3) 360 degree VR cameras at the event (1 at the start, 1 at mid length, 1 at end). Step 2: turn cameras on during event. Step 3: broadcast the live feed Step 4: record feed for later Step 5: allow viewer to A. Switch feeds & B. Fwd and Rwd. That’s it. Don’t over complicate it by a bunch on nonsense that you can’t make work. (Step 6 is label videos correctly but that seems like such an obvious task...).
Looks like someone spent way too much time on the App’s color schemes and fonts and not enough time considering what VR viewers should do and would watch. Makes Intel look like idiots
app seems good but...
ok, so far I haven’t had any issues with playing back the VRs... no crashing on an iphone 8.
I love the idea of VR and as someone working professionally in 360 as well, I can see where I can improve with my VR.
I took off stars because the video is very LQ and blurry, even on a fast wifi.
The other issue I have is related to the camera positioning and angles. I have to constantly move my head left and right to try and find where the action is happening. By the time I find it, it’s already over.... sometimes it’s on the left, other times on the right... I jerk my head so much to find the action, I feel it might fall off at some point. This is also most difficult when I use the panoramic method as I already bumped into stuff while turning (using my finger works, but I cover the screen when I do that.
I know VR broadcasting is still new, but focus on quality and some of the camera angles please (skying events are the most difficult to follow).
I should emphasize this: It’s easier and feels better to watch with a headset than in panoramic mode.
other than that, thank you for bringing the VR to the Winter Olympics!
I guess they expect you to constantly take your phone out of your VR helmet and put it back in each time you want to watch another video. Ridiculous!! hey I got a good idea how about you have a VR website to manage the VR videos? Or is that too difficult for y’all? Once you put the VR visor on you don’t want to have to take it off just to scroll down and click on another video. And no, half of the VR controllers don’t even work. Also most of the new phones The iPhone X have a screen that goes to the very edge of the phone which means when you put buttons on the very edge of the screen people hit on them by mistake all the time makes it impossible to do anything. Stop putting buttons at the very edge of the phone screen! Jesus Christ you guys even test your own products?
- OLYMPIC BROADCASTING SERVICES SL
- 71.5 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- ©2018 NBC Universal
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.