Fox to launch FoxSports VR app for the first time

Super Bowl update:

Patriots win 34-28.

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots rallied back from 28-3 to even the score at 28-all to force the Super Bowl into OT.


You may not be in Houston this Sunday or may not want to spend $5,000 for a ticket to Super Bowl 51, but if you still want to get enthralled about the big show, Fox is making it possible using the VR technology.

About Super Bowl 51:

The Super Bowl LI aka 51 will kick off on 5th of February 2017, at 6:30 P.M ET (3:30 P.M (PT) in the stadium capable to accommodate about 72,000 fans – the NRG Stadium Houston, Texas. The two teams battling for the Super Bowl 51 trophy are – The New England Patriot and The Atlanta Falcons.

Fox will broadcast Super Bowl 51, with Troy Aikman and Joe Buck on the call; Erin Andrews and Chris Myers will be on the sidelines. The Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl Halftime Show will be performed by Lady Gaga, which is here 2nd performance after she sang the national anthem at Super Bowl 50. This year National Anthem will be sung by Luke Bryan.

How to watch Super Bowl 51 using Virtual Reality?

NFL fans this year get a massive chance to view Super Bowl in virtual reality in near real-time. Thanks to FOX that recently said that it has partnered with LiveLike Company to broadcast Super Bowl highlight packages in VR. Viewers can enjoy 6 camera angles to choose from to watch the clips, which are uploaded soon after the game kick off.

You will need FOX Sports VR app, available for iOS, Android, Gear VR. There is no additional hardware required to check out VR stream, still if get an added advantage of viewing with enhanced experience if you own Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear.

For people looking to watch the game in real-time should tune into FOX network that broadcast the stream live. But, if you want to enjoy the Super Bowl in immersive angles, VR headset is the best option.

Fox has done this previously to stream college football game and MLS Cup, but this is the first debut for Super Bowl. The two companies will work with partners like Avid (augmented reality graphics solutions); Twizted-Design (graphical integration); EVS (UHD replays solutions); and Ateme (UHD and HD encoding solutions) on Sunday to make it all happen.

FOX is also working with is NextVR, VR live streaming company that exposed its technology at the Super Bowl last year and also produced highlights in VR for three NFL games this season.

Eduardo studied Pure Mathematics at De La Salle University. He is working at Asian Development Bank as consultant. He worked previously at The Nielsen Company and National Statistics, now Philippine Statistics. Aside from being the statistician of DWRI news, he also writes.