MG Siegler wrote a short post at his ParisLemon blog on Sunday, titled The Future of Watching Major Sporting Events. He defines that future in one word: iPad. He wrote it on the final day of The Masters and was obviously enjoying the The Masters official iPad app.
I’m sitting here on my couch watching the Masters live — not on my television, but on my iPad. And I can switch to other video feeds depending on which players/holes I want to watch. 6 different feeds are live right now.
I can watch highlights right after they happen. I can check scores. I can read bios. I can see photos. I can get an overview of the course. I can read about the history of the Masters. Etc. Etc. Etc.
I definitely agree that there are some excellent iPad (and iOS) apps now for some of the major sports and sporting events. The Masters app is a good example. So are MLB At Bat, NCAA March Madness Live, and NBA Game Time Courtside. There’s also a very good one for Wimbledon.
I wouldn’t say I prefer watching major sports events on the iPad over a big TV screen – but I do enjoy using these titles as companion apps while watching or for when I’m not around a big TV. I watched a lot of The Masters on Saturday and Sunday – while playing a baseball management game on my iPad.
Do you watch a lot of sporting events on your iPad? How much TV of any kind do you watch on the iPad?