Could be good
Exciting news for lovers of all things sports! Together with the BBC, we’re bringing a new application to your PlayStation 3. The BBC Sports app.
The BBC Sports app will sit on your XMB, feeding you with highlights of key sporting events during the summer and beyond. Throughout the London 2012 Olympics alone, the app will deliver 2,500 hours of content and up to 24 simultaneous events, all in glorious HD and all at the touch of the X button.
Plus catch other sporting highlights, like Wimbledon and Formula One™, where you’ll be able to take command of your viewing experience with an array of camera angles and interactive experiences.
The best bit? It’s completely free and it’s coming to your PlayStation 3 this summer, before Wimbledon 2012 kicks off in June.
Those of you with keen eyes and a twitter account (pointed straight at @PSAccess for UK PlayStation goodness) will know that the BBC Sports App is now available as a beta trial in the UK!
Downloading the app is stupendously easy. Just follow these steps:
Start your PlayStation3 system and sign in to PlayStation Network
On the XMB menu, navigate to the TV/Video Services category
Select “My Channels” with the X button
Locate the BBC Sport Beta icon (Pro tip. It’s big, yellow and says “BBC Sport” on it)
Download the app as prompted. It’s 32MB in size. Once installed, it’ll start automatically
When you want to access the BBC Sport app in future, just select it from the TV/Video Services menu – no need to go into “My Channels”
Currently the app will give you video coverage across 3 events: Euro 2012, Formula 1 and Wimbledon. Each sport has a “News & Catchup” section which allows you to watch short videos with the latest highlights, news and interviews; and a “Live Coverage” panel where you can catch live streaming coverage from each of the events. You can even access the XMB whilst using the app to send messages and spoil the scores for your mates. Bliss.
The BBC Sport app is in beta, so if you spot anything amiss whilst using it, please let us know over on the PlayStation Forums here and we’ll pass it on to the BBC.
Keep your eyes on the blog for more news about the BBC Sport App, especially in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics!
I don't see the need for things like this when it will all be on tv anyway.
Anyone who is that interested in sport won't be playing their ps3 while a big event is on.
Nice to see it's free tho, Playstation and BBC >>>>