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Left a bad taste in my mouth
Regardless of the TV deals meaning you have to have a subscription to the Olympic Channel (nightmare for cable/cord cutters), it has a fair bit of content. I just wish they had more recordings of recent events like the 2019 curling event or the table tennis test for Tokyo 2020.
Good, but needs improvement.
Let’s go through the good first:
Content includes not only interesting originals, but access to world wide events you normally don’t get to see. The World Beach Games, for example. The developers and channel in general seem really friendly and frequently respond to concerns or comments, which is more than 85% of developers nowadays. The app is also perfect for worldwide sports news that is also usually hard to find. And of course, it’s the best place to get news about upcoming Olympics or watch your favorite moments from old ones.
Now the bad: The app can be confusing to navigate sometimes. For example, I wanted to watch replays from the skateboarding events during the Beach Games. I managed to find a replay page for it, but there were no videos besides ads for other shows or news articles. The video player itself needs work too: when I’m watching a replay of a 3-20 hour event, it’s hard to find the sports I want to watch if it’s a long replay, such as day 4 of the Beach Games or the Olympics. I usually end up skipping past the beginning and either go insane trying to scan to the moment it starts only to overshoot by 30 minutes, or just accept it and skip the first half. I’d recommend following YouTube’s example: have buttons that allow you to skip back and forth 10 seconds or so. Better yet, install a chapter button that lets you skip to specific events within the video.
Overall, I love this app! It just needs a little work.
Well.. it’s alright
I want really badly for the app to work fantastically because it’s a great concept but I think it could be set up to be more user-friendly and easier to navigate. This app does an extremely poor job at loading the videos/episodes (but online it loads very quickly), and then it glitches (pretty consistently). When I try to exit out of full screen of the video, it shows the bottom half of the page on the top half of my screen, and the other half of my phone screen is black. The ideas are there but the execution isn’t very good. The app has some minor glitches and loads very slowly. I’d say focus on the performance issues because I think if the videos load faster and the glitches disappear it would be an incredible alternative to the website, but right now I‘ve decided to use the internet instead of the app because it is a lot quicker and easier. :)
Developer Response ,
Hello- The updated app has a new video player which should alleviate the issue you described. Video content loads a lot faster. If you still experience issues with using the app, please contact us through the App Support link in the App Store. Thanks!
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
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