Watch the Tour de France 2010 on Your iPhone
The FIFA World Cup is not the only major sporting event that has come streaming to mobile devices. The 2010 Tour de France is also now underway and Lance Armstrong is claiming that it will be his last one. The good news is that you can watch the entire race live from your Apple iOS powered device. Versus, a channel owned by Comcast, is offering two different ways to see all the action even if you do not subscribe to the channel.
The first option is “Versus’s Live Tour Tracker,” which streams through Flash to PCs and Macs and uses HTML5 for Apple’s iPad. It does cost a hefty $30, but if you are a bicycling fan, then the ability to watch any part of the race at anytime (live or at your leisure) might be worth it.
The second option is Versus’s Tour de France iPhone app, which lets you stream everything to your iPhone through either Wi-Fi or 3G. Coming in at a more reasonable $15, it does work on the iPad also but of course you will not be able to watch on your PC. Push notifications and the ability to see exactly where your favorite racers are through their GPS units is also a nice bonus.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start streaming some world class cycling racing to your mobile device. We are in the 21st century now and there is no reason to have to sit in front of a boring old television to get your fix. I would, however, recommend that you not stream to your iPhone while driving.
So will you be watching the Tour de France 2010? Rooting for Lance? Thinking of watching the event streaming live through your iOS powered device? Let me know what you think of all these new options for catching your favorite sports on the go. Personally, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks and all of the new streaming options they will bring. Television just might go the way of the dinosaur.iPhone, Apple, Tour de France 2010, iPad, iPod touch