February 5, 2012
It’s no question that millions will be following the biggest game of the season today: the Super Bowl XLVI. But the real question is—how? While some of you might be rooting for the New York Giants or New England Patriots at a local bar, others may be glued to their TV’s at home, and the more fortunate ones will be at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Some might be actually watching the game, while the rest are busy making the ultimate Super Bowl tailgate platters and/or following commercials on ways to win big.
Regardless, your mobile phone will be your best friend during the game, keeping you updated on the highest rated commercials, the Madonna halftime show coverage (hopefully, there will be coverage), and of course, the play-by-play. That’s why you’ll need the best apps for your Super Bowl Sunday, below (data from Mobclix), to avoid missing any moment of the big game.
NFL Mobile – Free
Catch the live stream of the game, for the first time, through the NFL Mobile app. Brought to you by Verizon Wireless, you’ll be able to get additional camera angles, in-game highlights, live stats and replays of the Super Bowl ads. Share news across social networks, post comments to Facebook and NFL.com, and even get SMS alerts. If you’re a Verizon customer, keep up with the game however you please, for FREE in the App Store or Android Market.
NFL Pro Tweets – Free
Wonder if other NFL players are watching the big game too? Of course they are. So join in on the locker room talk and keep track of what your favorite football players have to say through the NFL Pro Tweets app. Follow tweets from players and sports-media, as well as a live news feed of the NFLPlayers.com site. Get in the minds of the players for FREE in the App Store!
SB XLVI Guide – Free
Scored tickets to watch the Super Bowl in Indianapolis at the Lucas Oil Stadium? Lucky bum. The Super Bowl XLVI Guide app is a must, then, serving as your personal tour guide for information on the best restaurants and activities in town, as well as a 3-D map of Indianapolis, the stadium and a parking guide that will help navigate you through the area. Stuck at home on the couch? We feel you. But download this app, too, and you can follow social media buzz with the NFL huddle. Get access to all you need to know about Super Bowl XLVI for FREE in the App Store today.
Chevy Game Time – Free
Yes, this dedicated app is all part of General Motors’ Super Bowl ad campaign—and it’s amazing. The Chevy Game Time app offers tons of opportunities to engage during the game to win great prizes. As the commercials air, you can play trivia games, answer polls about the game, and interact with others through Twitter. With each point of interaction, you’ll be entered to win one of 20 cars! Other giveaway prizes include phones, tires, pizzas, music and NFLStore.com gift cards. Join in on the fun for FREE in the App Store or Android Market!
ESPN Radio – $2.99
No TV for the big game? No worries—the ESPN Radio app, connects you to live internet broadcasts of top radio shows, over 35 ESPN radio podcasts, OnDemand SportsCenter that is updated every 20 minutes, and live scores and news feeds of your favorite teams. Specific for Super Bowl Sunday, searchable audio lets you find mentions of your favorite players or teams so you can get the news you wan, as well as post-game analysis. Get the most out of your sports news updates for just $2.99 in the App Store and Android Market.
Shazam – Free
Wondering what Shazam is doing on the Super Bowl list? Many brands have tapped into the potential of this app and are offering sound recognition cues in their commercials, directing users to additional content and special deals. If you see the Shazam logo pop up in an ad, that’s your cue to aim your smartphone at your TV and see what content you get—ranging from recipes to free song downloads! Don’t miss out on all the interactions—get the app for FREE in the App Store or Android Market.
In the Kitchen – Food Network – $1.99
Every Super Bowl party needs to have food and Bud Light—so make sure your guests don’t go hungry! Check out these super-sized snack and appetizer ideas from the In the Kitchen app by Food Network. The app offers recipes specifically for the game (under “Big Game Bash”) featuring recipes from all your favorite Food Network chefs. Be crowned ‘The Ultimate Super Bowl Chef’ for only $1.99 in the App Store today!
AdBowl – Free
While the Giants and the Patriots are battling it out at Lucas Oil Stadium, some of the biggest brands are battling it out during commercial breaks. The annual AdBowl is upon us and viewers across the country will be casting their votes on the best advertisements this season. You can catch the performance of each commercial in real time and determine if the ad was a “touchdown” or a “fumble”. Results are announced just after midnight, so download the app for FREE in the App Store or Android Market and start voting for your favorite ads.