It is a great time to be a sports fan. Twitter helps everyone get up to the moment information on trades and injuries. Facebook and Instagram allows athletes bond with fan bases. But where to go from there? Well, there are plenty tools for the sports fans these days, the next gen sports apps.
Next Gen Sports Apps
CBS Sports App
The CBS Sports app (Play Store, itunes app store) is a highly customizable app covering all major sports. Get up to the moment scores, stats and news. Plug in your favorite teams and CBS Sports will send you related content. The app also alerts you to major events happening in sports. If there is a pitcher in Major League Baseball taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning, the CBS Sports app will send you an alert. Also, if you are unable to watch your favorite team play, you can access the game through the app and get play by play gamecasts to keep you informed.
As people consume media differently, sports has to keep up. Many people are ditching their cable television packages for streaming medias such as Hulu and Netflix. The problem with this is they do not have access to live sports. There are apps that allow you to stream live sports to your phone, tablet or laptop. The MLB.com At Bat app, NFL Mobile app, and the NBA Game Time app all offer fans live audio and video content. The NBC Sports Extra app gives you access to every English Premier League soccer match.
The next gen sports apps also contains social media applications. Sqor Sports is an app that features 1500 former and current sports stars from the NFL, MLB and MMA. Former NFL quarterback, Brett Favre, is on its board of directors. It combines an athletes’ social media posts and filters them through one application. As a bonus to the athlete, Sqor Sports also teaches and helps them with their posts and content to help keep them from making the all too familiar athlete social media faux pas.
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