Mobile Hacks for the Avid Sports Fan
It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of football, soccer, hockey, or any other great game – as Android users, we expect a little more from the game day experience than plopping ourselves down in front of the TV every week. That said, we’ve got our own ideas how Android athletes can take their love of sports to the next level.
MSN Sports – Scores & Schedule – Sick of opening multiple apps just to get the latest info from the wide world of sports? Download MSN Sports, add your top teams to your favorites list, and you’ll get real-time updates on news, standings, scores, and more about the games you care about when you launch the app. Since MSN Sports covers the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, tennis, cricket, soccer, and over 150 worldwide leagues, this comprehensive app is a must-have for all sports fans. Our favorite feature is receiving live notifications and updates when our favorite teams are playing, because even we can’t always watch the big game when we want to!
MINI JAMBOX Speaker – Everyone knows that the core tailgating staples are burgers, cold drinks, and a powerful, yet portable speaker! Ditch the bulky backseat boombox, and loudly stream the game’s broadcast from wherever you park yourself with a MINI JAMBOX Bluetooth Speaker. This speaker is wireless, easily connects to your Android device via Bluetooth, weighs in at a mere 9 ounces, carries a hefty 10 hour charge, and most importantly, pumps out crystal-clear sound in a 30 foot radius. These lightweight speakers are available in loads of different colors, so match your team’s colors to become a super fan!
Check out the MINI JAMBOX on JAMBOX’s Website.
Yahoo Fantasy Sports – We’ve noticed that many fantasy league apps are either bare-bone freebies or paid apps that can only track one sport at a time, which is why we can’t recommend Yahoo Fantasy Sports enough! Not only is this app 100% free, it delivers live scores and news updates for your baseball, football, basketball, and hockey fantasy leagues. This sleek app makes it easier than ever to create and manage your fantasy teams, and it supports some fun bonus features, including community message boards, basketball brackets, and leaderboards to see who makes the best picks week after week. Yahoo Fantasy Sports sure beats using spreadsheet documents to track your fantasy teams, so leave that weak stuff in the office, champ!
Yahoo Fantasy Sports is available on Google Play and the App Store.
Official NFL Phone Cases – Your smartphone case is to your mobile device what the defensive line is to their quarterback, so what’s better than showing your support for your favorite NFL team with a matching case? Having your team win the Super Bowl, naturally, but these cases are great too! The NFL Shop carries a huge range of official Android phone cases for all of the most popular devices, including the Galaxy S4, and there are plenty of unique designs for all 32 teams, so chances are good that you’ll find something you’ll like! Don’t forget to set a custom matching Theme for Dolphin!
Grab an official NFL Phone Case here.
Smartphone Streaming Packages – Worst case scenario: you’re not only away from the living room on game day, but you’re stuck in an area that won’t even air the game at all! Don’t worry, you haven’t struck out just yet, as there are many excellent streaming packages to keep your eyes on the field all season long with the help of your Android device. Although they can be fairly pricy, each official service provides livestreaming of the games that you want to see, direct to your smartphone. If you can’t miss a single game, we suggest MLB.TV, MLS Live, NHL Gamecenter LIVE, NFL Sunday Ticket, and NBA League Pass to get you started.
No matter which sports you follow, enjoy these high-tech upgrades this season, and as always, Dolphin is always cheering for your favorite teams!