BBC Olympics app BBC Olympics app

As you might have guessed by the continuing news coverage, the London Olympic Games are almost upon us.  And now the BBC is launching its official Olympic app for Android (and iOS), allowing you mobile to access the Beeb's Olympic coverage in all its forms. You'll find the same written and video content found on the BBC mobile sites, as well as live streams of the games once things kick off on July 27. There's also a guide to all the leading athletes, and an Olympic schedule to help users see what's next. Once the medals start being doled out, you'll find a dedicated guide page for keeping track of those, too.

The app is available now at the Google Play Store for devices running Android 2.2 and above.  To view the BBC's Olympic live streams,  you'll need the soon to be deprecated Adobe Flash Player.  Unfortunately that means anyone on the latest version of the OS, 4.1 Jelly Bean, is out of luck. You’ll also need to be in the UK to stream content from the BBC, though if you’re in the US, you can always use NBC’s streaming app instead.

Download: BBC Olympics app on Google Play

There are 6 comments

WindRunner says:

Looks like you need to be in the UK just to install the app, regardless of what you want to do with it. Such a shame, as always.

EDIT: And, to make things that much better, the NBC apps are now all listed as "incompatible" with my Galaxy S, S3, and Xoom. Something tells me that ain't right...

briankurtz79 says:

Incompatible with galaxy nexus. Don't developers test apps on Google phones? I don't get it.

Incubus123 says:

Seems to only be compatible with devices in the UK !

Here's the official olympics app:


arundc says:

Just installed the two NBC Apps on my VZ Galaxy Nexus and 4G Xoom. No issues and they are not rooted.

aaronwe says:

The Play Store won't let you install it if your phone's in the U.S.

For the rest of us, there's XDA.

Seems to run just fine on my Captivate with ICS.

Strangely enough, the app seems to be geographically aware -- my front page has a "Team USA" section, which I can't imagine shows up for users in the UK.