HockeyTV is the world's premier digital media partner for ice hockey national governing bodies, leagues, teams, and events.
Our world class platform, boasting breathtaking video, instant archival for VOD playback, advanced player features like pause, rewind, and fast forward for live games, user generate instant replays, integrated editing suite, and live dynamic reporting, empower our partners to deliver a total digital experience to their fans that is second to none.
- Fixing how free games are indicated
- Updates for iOS 13
Ratings and Reviews
Good option but could be better
I live on the West Coast my son is playing hockey on the East Coast. HockeyTV is an option for our family to enjoy watching him play and to root him and his team on from afar. The quality of the video can be challenging to view even on our 60 inch TV depending on which venue Is hosting, but some is better than none. I do have a hard time with the time difference. Some of the games are shown one hour different, some are live. Try it out.
This app really stinks
Good news is many of the play-by-play announcers do a good job.
Those assets are lost on an app that does nearly everything poorly. Most of these comments are in regard to the Apple TV app, but are relevant here because iPhone/iPad screens are just too small to see anything - especially since the camera operators never zoom on the action or players. The only use for the mobile apps would be for data entry or device control of an Apple TV.
1. Apple TV app: every week I have to scroll through hundreds of teams to get to ours. And the app scrolls either too slowly, or way too fast. Simple solution is to add an index bar to the right!
2. No integration between Apple TV and iPhone/iPad. This would allow data entry on the iPhone to control the Apple TV.
3. Apple TV app: no Favorites! This would solve #1, to an extent.
4. No useful game info. A viewer needs several pieces of information to understand the game context.
- what period?
- what is the score?
- how much time left in the period?
- is there a penalty, and how much time is left?
- SOG is a nice to have
Doesn’t seem technically daunting to provide this. When it is displayed it is only time and score, which is almost always wrong.
5. The camera never zooms.
For $30/month they need to invest more on improving the entire platform. If there’s one ‘worst’, that would be #5 - without it we’re just looking at a video, not a hockey game.
So Bad It Should Be Criminal
This product is terrible. I could talk about the one-camera shoots that never zoom, or zoom too much. The poor quality of the feed when the announcer is doing his own camera work, the burdensome and clunky interface for finding games or the number of games that just don’t have an announcer. But all of that is tolerable because you want to see your kids play hockey.
But the number of games that just aren’t shown is a disgrace. Paying $30 a month, you expect to get something. But with Hockey TV, there are an inordinate number of games with “technical difficulties at the rink” for which Hockey TV takes no responsibility.
You read that correctly. Hockey TV sells you a product, but disclaims any responsibility for providing the product... so if your kid plays eight games this month, and there are “technical problems” at six, Hockey TV keeps your $30, and you get the shaft.
This app should be de-platformed by Apple, because that’s how bad it is. By giving them access to the App Store, Apple is participating in this blatant rip off.
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- HOCKEYTECH INC
- 53.8 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 9.0 or later.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.