By NHL Interactive Cyberenterprises, LLC
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NHL GameCenter™ is the official app from the National Hockey League. It is the only hockey app that lets you watch out-of-market games live, see in-game highlights and stream live game audio.
NHL GameCenter™ Features include:
- Live Scores and Stats for Every Team and Player
- Live Game Simulation with Near Real-Time Shift Changes, Boxscore, and Play-by-Play
- Post-Game Video Highlights
- Video on Demand Content Including Videos from your Favorite Teams and the Best Selections from NHL.com
- Full Season Schedule and Standings
- Team Clubhouse
- League Leaders
- News from Around the League
- Customized Game Alerts
- Player Profiles with Headshots, Bios and Stats for all Active NHL Players
- Customize up to 5 Favorite Teams
Upgrade to NHL GameCenter™ Premium** for:
- Live Radio Broadcasts (home and away)
- In-Game Video Highlights
- Condensed Game Replays
One-time fee of $9.99 for access to the entire 2013-14 season
Upgrade to NHL GameCenter LIVE™ for:
- Live Out-of-Market Game Video (home and away)
- Access on Multiple Devices*
- All NHL GameCenter™ Premium Content
*Access for current NHL GameCenter LIVE™ subscribers is available for no additional charge, simply log in with an existing username and password.
** Verizon iPad and 4G LTE customers will get access to NHL GameCenter™ Premium and other exclusive content for FREE! Exclusive Verizon iPad content includes:
- Live NBC National Games
- NBC’s Inside the Glass
- Live Streaming of NHL On The FLY™
- Other Exclusive Video On Demand
What's New in Version 4.0121
Follow the NHL Stars as they compete for Gold. New app update for Sochi includes:
- Tournament News
- All 12 Country Rosters
- Game Schedule
- Preliminary Round Standings
- Stat Leaders
Very much Lacking
This is a great app if you don't mind missing nearly every big game. It seems like every other game is in a blackout area. You pay just as much for this as you would for the center ice package and can't watch 20% of the games. It wouldn't be that big of a deal if every blackout wasn't a pens or hawks game and EVERY hometown game. I live in San Jose and a big reason I purchased the app was to be able to watch Sharks games on the go. Well, guess what? EVERY SINGLE SHARKS GAME IS BLAKED OUT. I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but its absolutely ridiculous. Get rid of blackouts or drop the price. Also, there is no Xbox one app. So if you use your 360 or ps3 to watch the games and are planning to upgrade to next gen, note that you won't be able to run this app. I also have a droid phone which, by some completely spontaneous black magic, can no longer run the app. All around, I will most likely just buy the center ice package next time. Thoroughly disappointed.
Do Not Buy Gamecenter Live Upgrade
While the app works fairly well, the unbelievable (and unpredictable) scope of game blackouts makes this video upgrade worthless.
Unless you are using it someplace that has no Cable or Dish service, your team's games will be blacked out randomly. For example, on a recent trip to Northern California my East coast games were blacked out even though I did not get NBC Sports nor NHL network on the hotel cable. And to watch archive games they have to be older than 48 hours to be past the blackout. What use is $150 upgrade if I can't watch my games when I am clearly out of market.
Buyer beware. If you are a business traveler who just wants to be able to watch your games while traveling, this is NOT a good option. Might as well call around to sports bars where you are traveling and help the local economy...rather than lining the pockets of the fat cats who own the NHL.
Still has potential
I haven't upgraded this app, so I can't comment on the usability, blackouts etc. Also, this app and NBCSN tend to lean more toward the teams in the Northeast. Teams like Pittsburgh, Washington, Buffalo, New York, and Philly always seem to be on. Really grateful for the occasional GCL sample game. The video looks pretty good. But, could some of the other teams be shown? St. Louis, Colorado, San Jose, or maybe my Red Wings sometimes? Maybe show some of the Canadian teams. Switch it up a little on the GCL sample! This site still has great potential to offer something for everyone if some of these issues can be addressed.
- Category: Sports
- Updated: Feb 03, 2014
- Version: 4.0121
- Size: 26.4 MB
- Languages: English, French
- Seller: NHL Interactive Cyberenterprises, LLC
- © NHL® 2013. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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