The Future Of Watching Major Sporting Events

One word: iPad.

I’m sitting here on my couch watching the Masters live — not on my television, but on my iPad. And I can switch to other video feeds depending on which players/holes I want to watch. 6 different feeds are live right now.

I can watch highlights right after they happen. I can check scores. I can read bios. I can see photos. I can get an overview of the course. I can read about the history of the Masters. Etc. Etc. Etc.

The only thing missing is the ability to push the content via AirPlay to the Apple TV.

For all the talk about the future of television, it’s easy to overlook the obvious. This is the future of television.

Update: You actually can AirPlay the content from the app, as a number of you have pointed out. The functionality isn’t built into the app, but the native iOS 5 functionality (in the tray) isn’t blocked (as it is in some video apps). Excellent.

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  11. sioux-me reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    agree that tablets will become a much larger part...near future, you were watching...
  12. asadowski reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    It’s still golf though. The iPad can’t fix that. Does NHL.com let you camera jockey a live game?
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  14. weaponii reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Masters? I’ll wait a little longer.
  15. mtduff reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I’d love to see the NFL/NHL get something like this going.
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  17. tucker said: I used that app on my iPhone and I have to say another thing that’s missing is video quality. It is definitely not high-def video and I wish they would up the bit rate on the streams.
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    agree completely with MG...problem in the F1 world...how...
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    Correction: Apple TV (the actual TV one, that would run real iOS, that...currently being...