NBC Olympics Highlights and Results Sports App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: English

Seller: NBC Universal, Inc.

- During NBC's nightly broadcast, enhance your experience with the Primetime Companion

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
379 Ratings
All Versions:
429 Ratings



Experience the best of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games with the NBC Olympics Highlights and Results app. Get prepared for the Games now by checking out news, video, photos for every sport -- all from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

During the Olympics, you can follow every event from Sochi, including real-time results & schedules, medal counts and TV & Online listings. And during the nightly Primetime Show televised on NBC, the app will feature a second screen experience that makes a great companion to the on-air broadcast!

NBC Olympics video is only accessible in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories. The application requires a 3G, 4G or WiFi data connection. Watching video over a 3G or 4G connection may affect your wireless data plan.

Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/nielsen-privacy-policy/nielsen_app_optout.html for more information and to learn about your choices with regards to Nielsen’s measurement.

Customer Reviews

  • Great..but lots of commercials

    by PGADAVE

    This is phenomenal but a commercial before every video? A big time waster but the Olympic videos are really high def and great.

  • Text too small!

    by tty01

    Hey, some of us are over fifty. Let me change the font size so I can read it! Completely insensitive and/or clueless design.

  • Great App!

    by luvapsos

    I had no trouble at all accessing and viewing the videos on both my iPad 4 and iPhone 5S. I'm running OS 7.0.4 and have 64 gig capacity. Perhaps some of the reviewed problems are hardware not software. For me the commercials were 15 seconds, I don't consider that too long.

  • Good but no tv listings

    by Men call me Dude

    Lacks tv listings, which would be useful for, you know, watching the Olympics. But otherwise, it's a nice app with good content. If you're looking for live streaming, look elsewhere.

  • love it

    by Prosephhhh

    really excited that NBC is offering this to us...you cannot see everything but being able to watch the amount the offer via app is amazing!

  • Well done

    by Chesterfield zxxv

    Great job keeping me informed of all my favorite Olympic events. Highly recommended.

  • GREAT APP!!!

    by CarlyRenee2010

    I think this app is great! I have to work during the day and this is a great way fore to be updated. As for the events in the calendar (someone mentioned) you can shut that off in the settings. There is no live streaming because who in there right mind is going to stay up all night watching the games? I'm not. That's why there is video footage that is not live. So thank you NBC for this great app! I love it!

  • Something you should add

    by Lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I love this app, and all the things you can do, BUT it would be awesome if you could add a forum where we can discuss the olympics and such things. ADD A FURUMMMMM!!!

  • Good start

    by BeavsFan

    Good start for getting into the games

  • WOW!

    by inclineguy

    BLOWN AWAY NBC! Great App! ... I'm Really Surprised!

  • Too many ads...CHEVY:-(

    by Zimmrlady

    Enough with the ads...aaarrggh!


    by BOckiejukyla

    Thanku nbc for giving me the ability to watch my fav Olympic sports on the go thank u again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Awesome!

    by Polyne K

    Great app!

  • Great

    by Mary Glikman

    What a helpful app to see the Olympic hockey games!

  • America

    by Chris Jackson


  • Needs share button

    by sprayker

    Great app! Just needs a share button for videos!

  • Like it!

    by avajohn

    Amazing app and helpful... Like it!

  • thank you!

    by Naturefriend

    I was skeptical, but not having a proper tv, really wanted to catch some videos. After a couple fabulous ice skating ones, plus the ability to find others by sport. . . I'm so thankful to nbc for offering this! Of course there will be missing events. . . yet to have both event videos and some of the story and explanation of event ones is great.

  • Go team usa

    by John Le

    Go team usa :)

  • ????

    by Jaeguar

    What the heck, app don't download been waiting awhile now…

  • So many ads

    by Tyyt3d

    Great app for advertisements. And that's about it.


    by Codybrown007

    I try playing the videos, it's keeps freezing on the ad that plays before it. I can hear the video, but the pic is a freeze frame of the ad. Horrible!!

  • Created by the NBC village Idiot!

    by Grillmaster2399

    Without question the worst app I have ever seen. Shows lovely images of what you've missed, but offers NO logical way of helping you see what's coming up. If only there were a 0 stars option. -Cheers.

  • They spoil the results!

    by I wish I had some chicken

    I only downloaded the app to see what was on during primetime and to occasional watch during live events. At the top of the app in bold they spoiled the results of who won the first gold medal. I'm deleting the app.

  • Garbage

    by Frenchy2169

    Complete failure to deliver a live stream. This app is like reading a newspaper. Even though my cable provider is a partner with NBC. NOTHING.

  • Why?

    by OceanGirlAz

    with all the technology available in the world, why do you have to have cable provider to see live coverage of the Olympics? another app that requires you to sign in with your cable tv provider to see "live streaming". believe me, if I was going to pay the $100+ monthly fee for cable, I wouldn't then choose to watch it on my smartphone. Sorry....fail on this app.

  • Redirect

    by Bynor

    Lame NBC / Universal! Lousy app redirects you to the NBC Sports app for local listings. Why?

  • Mainly Advertising, No Opening Ceremonies

    by MattyM32

    Very disappointed in this app. I thought it would be a convenient place to view the opening ceremonies, a brilliant spectacle seven years in the making. All I found were brief snippets, mainly of problems, of the ceremonies preceded by mandatory commercials. Waste of my time. I believe the main intent of this app is to earn advertising revenue for NBC, not inform user of the Olympic experience.

  • OK but

    by Jim5601

    This app is worthwhile but a bit disappointing. There's a good selection of videos...if you don't mind the lack of audio. There are some tv listings but you have to get another app for full listings(?).

  • Don't show me the results before I ask!!

    by Amanda Larson

    Would like the schedule & results on separate pages. If I want to know when to watch an event, I don't want the first thing I see to be the score/ result! Otherwise, an okay app.

  • Terrible app

    by Jran01

    Unintuitive app that provides very little meaningful content. The London Olympic app had a great layout where you could search by event and pull up virtually any video of the event. None of that here. Tried to pull up the gold medal slopestyle run and all I got was commentary and pictures. I don't want to see talking heads, I want to see the athletes. A perfect example of someone overthinking what should be a simple task.

  • Not that good

    by Da Ivyz 5

    Tech problem going to bed and when I get up and find tech problem still I will delete!!

  • Another Worthless app!

    by Steve Kelso

    What is wrong with these people how hard is it to write an app that gives useful information like a TV SCHEDULE !! Another CRAP APP !

  • Bad UI



  • This app is dildos. Where is the tAtU performance?!!!!!!

    by Cjmagnuss

    Stupid Sochi

  • Buggy

    by mousevsbuffalo

    Horribly buggy. Crashes every few minutes. I use the nbc sports app often n hoped this,would run as well. Maybe it'll be fixed before I miss out in the hockey games.

  • Aweful

    by Bapl

    This app crashes every 10 seconds!! U can't even do anything!

  • Crashes so often it's useless

    by Krashhhhh

    This app was great until they decided to put out an update. Now I can't keep it open past the homepage. I'm very disappointed. If you download this do NOT update or you'll be stuck with a rubbish app.

  • Annoying Ads

    by Garygas78

    Every time I open or switch to it, I have to wait for the advertisement to pass, most annoying advertisement technique ever. Couldn't manage to keep the app. Removed!

  • Glitchy

    by idahoclimber

    This app is slow and the commercials that show before the clips keep getting stuck so you can hear the clip but can't see it. Disappointing.

  • Malware! Do not download

    by Danfndnejfjjdnfnfh

    Only video that plays is commercials, no other video plays. Probably Russian hacker malware in disguise! Beware, do not download or waist your time! How do they pay so many people to give this any rating but a Zero!?!

  • Ads ads ads

    by WVpro

    Too many ads!! Cannot see the information for all the ads!

  • Video sticks

    by The Real Paintersam

    I have attempted to watch all sorts of videos, but the video sticks. Sometimes it is during the BMW ad, sometimes a few seconds into the video, but I never can run an entire video. It is not my network, everything else runs fine in this 14 Mbs system.


    by weeone


  • Disappointed

    by TTFoley

    I just installed the app and am already disappointed with all of the Chevrolet graffiti. Fast facts are exactly what was said on tv nothing more.

  • No airplay?

    by 5miya

    Simply poor interface

  • Okay w/tape delay

    by skisiren

    If you want video of the actual events and competition, this is NOT, repeat NOT, the app you want. This is just the fluff that NBC Olympic coverage is known for. Forget watching athletes compete, even a day later. You won't find that kind of video here.

  • Crashes

    by Wzrfan

    Prime time companion crashes the app. I'm going on my 10th crash tonight. Next Olympics, fire your app team and just hire MLB.com. Their apps don't crash like this. Call me if you need a more competent project manager than the person that put this together.

  • Ridiculous

    by Lkmorris

    I'm trying to watch a video and every time I pause it to go make dinner, I have to watch the stupid ad for that 300 movie (which, by the way, I would not go see no matter how many ads you force at me). I've seen it 3 times so far and haven't even finished the video. I give up. Do you people (NBC) use your own product? The front page of the app does not work right. The blog panel is ever-present and cuts of the TV schedule panel. AND (Apple) you do realize that this form is not usable for more than a few lines in landscape on an iPad 2!

  • Ridiculous

    by Lkmorris

    I'm trying to watch a video and every time I pause it to go make dinner, I have to watch the stupid ad for that 300 movie (which, by the way, I would not go see no matter how many ads you force at me). I've seen it 3 times so far and haven't even finished the video. I give up. Do you people (NBC) use your own product? The front page of the app does not work right. The blog panel is ever-present and cuts of the TV schedule panel. AND (Apple) you do realize that this form is not usable for more than a few lines in landscape on an iPad 2!

  • Disappointing

    by Leebek

    I cannot get it to run on my iPad. It loads but crashes within 20 seconds. I don't know if it is a good app cause I can't view it.

  • Crashes at start up!!

    by Jason Swanson

    Just installed the app and it crashed every time I open it. I went ahead and deleted. Gave it 1 star only because it wouldn't let me give it ZERO!!

  • Worthless

    by Zœ

    I got this app thinking I could catch up on what I missed but I was wrong

  • It would be good

    by haley bye

    But it crashes every time you tap on something, but you can tell it TRIES to be good

  • Hybrid App

    by QEDMethods

    You'd think that with all the money that NBC is putting into the Olympics that they would have given more money to build a great app also. The app is flawed.

  • Videos don't work

    by Shausgsbnfnskshev

    Every video I tried to watch froze immediately after the advertisement.

  • Doesn't work

    by Stella Au

    Downloaded but doesn't work on my ipad

  • Useless

    by Propmom64

    I have not had a single video on the app load properly. The BMW ad doesn't even load correctly. Who wants to listen to a video about a luge run while looking at a still photo of a BMW. Not me! PS: using an iPhone with high speed wifi

  • Doesn't work on 3 year old iPad

    by Mr. Safety

    People that received an iPad for Christmas three years ago can't use this App, it will not work. NBC advertisers are missing out, they are paying the bill, and the viewers won't see the extra ads. Another example of networks that don't get it.

  • Non-functioning

    by Panchita B

    Come on NBC Surely you could get the video feed to function

  • Mostly commercials

    by Tim in Conway AR

    If you want to wait thru commercial after commercial, you might like this app.

  • olympics

    by olympic app friday

    Been waiting 20 minutes and still has not completed download. Not happy. I'm with the other person star rating is zero

  • Awful

    by Allgetbetterintime

    Just don't get it

  • Crap

    by Seneca18!

    NBC has butchered another Olympics coverage.

  • Frustrating

    by stev1bp

    Won't play a single video. It plays the advertisement before the video but then goes black and only plays sound

  • Near worthless

    by CrossEyed79

    Thank you NBC for attempting this app. The nostalgia of the games is exciting, but the execution of the app is poor. The only value of this app is that it provides video and news related stories on events. It does not offer live streaming coverage. It does not offer TV listings. For both of these, it redirects you to download the NBC Sports live app.

  • Disappointing

    by sotnoc

    TV listings not up to date, and need another app to view streaming events. Prime time companion was not doing anything during last night's broadcast. I can get this content from other sources, I see no value add. Uninstalling to use the space for something useful.

  • Annoying

    by Jerusha78

    They put upcoming live crap in my calendar. But then I can't watch it anywhere!! It redirects you to the nbc live extra app, but the live stream was nowhere on that app. I just want to be able to see whats on and watch it. Is that so much to ask???? It's 2014 for gods sake!!! Simplify this crap NBC.

  • No good

    by Md123gds

    Lots of ads. Buggy. Very little content. Skip it.

  • Sochi Olympic App

    by SWPW1

    Poor, poor, poor. Confusing, poorly organized, can't find highlights. H O R R I B L E ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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