aNewDomain.net — Football is more than a sport. It’s a naturally social event. And Superbowl 2013 — aka Super Bowl XLVII will be more social than ever. Fans will view it from packed couches, in deafening bars and, of course, in the stadium where teams and helments will clash and crash.
And we’ll be watching it on apps online on mobile devices, too.
As an avid football fan and techie, here are my picks for the best apps and social tools to view the 2013 NFL Super Bowl XLVII as it’s happening in New Orleans. Super Bowl XLVII will kick off at 6:30pm ET on February 3, 2013.
The NFL Mobile app offers insight on players, real-time player stats, team stories and, of course, streaming video with its premium subscription package.
Viggle for Android is a social media sports app that connects users by sharing what they’re watching on television. Fire up the Viggle app, allow your device’s microphone to listen to what’s being watched and the app will run a Foursquare-esque check-in for points which are shared to Twitter and Facebook.
Fantasy football fans will dig Viggle’s My Guy feature. During the game, users can pick “their guy” — the player they predict who will do well on each play of the game. Game play supports up to 10 players online. This is a similar experience to fantasy football with the exception that each play uses a different player.
Finally, check out your Twitter feed. Plume is a great Twitter client with features for your standard sharing as well as easy search options for users, tweets and hashtags such as #Superbowl.
This Android app is lightweight and easily updates and syncs. Plume keeps you in the conversation while the game is on and after the game when your favorite team wins.
In a short time smartphones and tablets have changed the home entertainment experience. For this year’s Super Bowl, dip veggies and Viggle with me.