Just in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics, NBC has released their Sports Live Extra app for Windows Phone. The app is going to be very welcomed for fans of the Olympics as it gives access to free live content and more. Let’s check it out.

Earlier last month is when we first heard that NBC was working on the app for Windows Phone. At the time they said they’d have it ready in time for the 2014 Sochi games, so we’re very happy to see NBC meet their deadline with a few days to spare. Here’s what you can do with NBC Sports Live Extra for Windows Phone:

  • Video on Demand: access video clips, preview upcoming events, and check out highlights from past events
  • Online coverage schedule: browse the online schedule and set event reminders
  • Live Events: watch marquee NBC Sports events LIVE!
  • Full Event Replays: relive all the great moments with full event replays
  • Push Notifications: receive reminder alerts for upcoming events

The app will give users over 1,000 hours of live sports for free during the Olympics. The app will definitely still be useful after the games since you’ll be able to use it to also watch thousands of sportin events that air on NBC, NBCSN and the Golf Channel. That’s in addition to regular season NHL games, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, PGA Tour, U.S. Open of Golf, Notre Dame Football, French Open, Premier League for “football” fans, Major League Soccer, Formula One, IndyCar, and much more! You can hit up the Live Extra Schedule to see when games are playing and available for streaming.

Like we said above, all the content for the Olympics will be available free using the app. Going forward though you’ll need to be an authenticated cable, satellite, or telco customer to get the vast majority of content.

It’s still nice that you’ll be able to use the app to watch all 15 Winter Olympic sports and all 98 medal events streaming live. Not bad and very welcomed on Windows Phone 8.

Want to pick up NBC Sports Live Extra for Windows Phone 8? Of course you do, but you’ll obviously need to be a US customer. Grab it from the Windows Phone Store

Thanks, Jay S., for the tip!