Rogers NHL for iOS has received a major redesign for a cleaner look, as the app now supports iOS 9 and also adds iPad multitasking support and picture-in-picture. For iPhone 6/6s and iPad users, they get 60fps HD streaming for live videos.
The app also now includes weekly free games plus the ability to customize your home screen on the iPhone, while team homepages get completely revamped to bring more information. The NHL video library is now searchable, while closed captioning is also supported now for live video.
What’s New in Version 7.0.0
• Redesigned Official NHL® App, including support for iOS 9
• Watch select weekly free games or access your Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE™ subscription to watch every out-of-market game live and on-demand
• 60fps (frames per second) HD streaming for live video (iPhone 6+, iPhone 6S+ and iPad only)
• Multitasking and Picture-in-Picture capabilities (iPad only; requires iOS 9)
• League-wide scoreboard with new scoring summary carousel and inline video highlights
• Customize the home screen to feature your designated favorite team (iPhone only)
• Team homepages with individual team scoreboards and complete information such as schedules, news, team statistical leaders, tickets, official merchandise, rosters and social media (iPhone only)
• Searchable video library
• Video and audio electronic programming guides
• Closed captioning for live video
The app now has reduced latency for videos, plus better camera synchronization and layouts for fans, to go with the new league-wide scoreboard and new scoring summary carousel.
“We are always looking to improve the user experience so fans can get closer to all the hockey action they want quickly and easily on Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE,” said Scott Moore, President, Sportsnet and NHL Properties, Rogers.
There has also been a re-brand—NHL GameCenter LIVE is now known as NHL.TV outside of Canada. Within Canada, the service remains known as Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE (since the latter has exclusive rights here as part of its 12 year, $5.2 billion deal).
Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE is free for wireless customers on Share Everything Plans or select Rogers Ignite bundles. For everyone else, a full season’s pass starts at $199.99, or $29.99 per month.
Click here to download Rogers NHL for iOS in the App Store. Let us know how you like this update.