Getting Ready for Super (Amoled) Bowl on Sunday with Verizon Wireless

By on 02/03/2012 5:24 PM @beet_tv

They may be small, but new smart phones with super Amoled screens have displays equaling big-screen TV's for watching Sunday's Super Bowl, says Peter McCarron of Verizon Wireless.

For the first time, the Super Bowl will be streamed to mobile devices and to computers via the Web.   Verizon Wireless is the exclusive provider of the game which can be seen on Androids, iPhones and the Blackberry.  (It won't stream to tablets over the cellular network.)

Yesterday, we stopped by the Verizon Wireless store just off Bryant Park,  for a talk and demo with McCarron who is the assistant store manager.

To view the games, users need to download the free application and sign up for the mobile video offering which is about $10 per month.   The game will use from one to two gigbytes of data, which could cut into some lower end plans — but many viewers will connect via WiFi.

Online viewers can find the game for free on NBC Sports.

For a review of how the mobile viewing for last week's Pro Bowl, find this story by the Associated Press.

More on where to watch is on Mashable.

Please see our inteview with NFL digital chief Hans Schroeder who addressed the digital strategy at the league.

Andy Plesser




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