Starting this Friday, millions will be tuning in to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. If you don’t want to miss a single slalom over the next few weeks—and already have a cable or satellite subscription at home—you’ll want to grab the new NBC Sports Live Extra app for Windows Phone 8. Download it now
The app offers more than 1,000 hours of live event coverage from NBC and its sister channels—so you can enjoy everything from NHL Playoff games and Formula One racing to French Open tennis and Major League soccer. You’ll also get live Olympics coverage from Sochi, including all 15 sports and 98 medal events, NBC says. Finally, the app makes it easy to know what’s happening and what’s coming, with up-to-date programming schedules and handy event alerts.
There are a couple of important caveats. The majority of the app’s live streaming content is available only to existing cable and satellite customers via TV Everywhere (look for registration instructions on the app’s settings page). And NBC’s Olympics video is only viewable in the U.S. But it’s a great option when you’re away from your couch.