The Los Angeles Clippers are about to change the way fans consume live sports.
The Clippers and their owner, Steve Ballmer, have introduced Clippers CourtVision, a new app that will allow fans to control how they watch the games, give them more information, and will take them one step closer to feeling like they are in the game.
You can even make the game look more like a video game if that’s your cup of coffee.
The app, which is currently in invite-only and Beta mode, uses machine learning and augmented reality to add information and graphics to the screen as the game is happening. There are iOS and Android apps and CourtVision can also be used in a desktop web browser.
We took the new app for a spin during the Clippers‘ recent game against the Portland Trail Blazers, and one thing was clear — fans are going to love this.
When you first open the app, everything looks like a normal broadcast. You have the same video and audio as anybody who is watching the game on Fox Sports.
One difference is the addition of a second scorebug at the bottom-right of the screen. On a desktop, you need to make the window wide to push it off the game screen.
Here is what it looks like on an iPad. That second scorebug is part of a transparent bottom rail that occasionally displays tidbits or stats about the players.
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