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Celebrate the summer games with Microsoft

Written By published August 1, 2016

The summer games start Friday! Today, we’re sharing some cool ways you can celebrate with Microsoft, from trivia games to watching any event live from your Windows 10 device or Xbox One.

Watch the Olympics live with the Official NBC Sports App for Windows 10 and Xbox One – free to download


Watch every minute from the 2016 Rio Olympics Live and On-Demand, with the NBC Sports app*, a free download in the Windows Store for all your Windows 10 devices, and on your Xbox One!  Plus, stream thousands of live sporting events airing on NBC, NBCSN and Golf Channel as well as replays and highlights for free, and navigate the app easily by asking Cortana to “Open Premier League,” “Open NFL” or “Open Live & Upcoming.”  Download the app here and get ready to watch!

Let Bing predict who will win and which events you should watch

Bing homepage for the Summer Games

For the 2016 summer games, Bing is using predictions technology to provide a unique viewing schedule, called Events to Watch, that will update every day and suggest the most exciting events to watch. Don’t miss Bing predict fun, factoid-like stories about different athletes and events. As the games heat up, Bing will predict medal outcomes as well. Follow along to see if Bing predicts your favorite athletes will win gold! Head over to the Bing Blog to learn more.

Try Cortana’s fun summer games trivia, recommendations on what to watch, and more**

Ask Cortana to share the summer games schedule.
Ask Cortana can give you information about summer games athletes.
Cortana has the latest summer games news, including medal counts.

Test your knowledge of current and past summer athletes with Cortana! Simply say, “Hey Cortana, guess the summer games athlete.” Cortana will give you a clue and let you guess. Or, ask for a fact about the summer games and she’ll share trivia about the games and athletes. Easily stay on top of the headlines by adding Summer Games as a news topic in the News section of the Notebook. You can even get personalized recommendations on what to watch! Just say “Hey Cortana, tell me what summer games event I should watch” and Cortana will use Bing Predicts to pick an event for you.

Manage your summer games sports schedule with Outlook

Outlook GIF

Microsoft is making it even easier for viewers to be immersed in the games with the new Interesting calendars functionality in, Outlook on the web, and coming soon to Outlook on iOS and Android. You can now stay on top of your favorite summer games sports by adding them to your Outlook Calendar and it will show up across all your devices. Learn more about how to get started with Outlook Interesting calendars here.

Head over to the Fire Hose Blog to learn more about how Microsoft is celebrating. Less than a week until the summer games begin!

*Available in US only. Cable subscription authentication required.

**These images are examples and not representative of current or up-to-date information. Cortana available in select markets.