Good news for those who enjoy watching sports and the Olympics as NBC has completely revamped their NBC Sports Live Extra app for 2016. The new app is available in the Windows Store as a real Windows 10 app along with streaming live coverage, notifications, and a special section dedicated to the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Version 1.9.20909 is live in the Store right now a bump from the previous 184.108.40.2064 from a few years back. The new app drops the 'Live Extra' branding, which is occurring on iOS and Android as well.
The new NBC Sports app lets you optionally log into your cable provider to unlock content as well as live stream whatever is on the channel at this time. There are also Replays, Highlights, and general sports categories e.g. NFL, NHL, PGA Tour, and more.
For Windows 10 Mobile interestingly NBC has not yet updated the app to the same UWP version for Windows 10. Instead, they can still use the 8.1 app, which also lets you live stream and more. It is not clear if NBC Sports is holding back for a few weeks or if there is just a delay in the Store.
Overall, the new NBC Sports app feels great on the PC with much better UI scaling for high-resolution monitors, updated design language, the ability to pin shows to your Start menu, notifications, and more. Hopefully, Mobile will also get an update, but for now, consumers should be quite impressed with the PC version.
Thanks, Jay, for the tip!