Fox Sports to offer College football game via VR

By iSportconnect | September 15, 2016

For the first time ever, fans have the opportunity to watch a major sporting event live in virtual reality without special equipment through the FOX SPORTS VR app, a new offering from FOX Sports, powered by LiveLike.

The huge non-conference college football showdown between No. 3 Ohio State and No. 14 Oklahoma on Saturday, Sept. 17 (7:30 p.m. ET, FOX broadcast network) is available to 95 million authenticated households through the new app, available for iOS and Android devices, making it the first live sporting event widely available in virtual reality.

Fans can access this first-of-its kind VR experience by downloading and installing the FOX SPORTS VR app and signing in with their television provider credentials the same way they currently enjoy streaming in FOX Sports GO, FOX Sports’ TV-everywhere app. 

“FOX Sports’ commitment to innovation makes them the perfect company for us to work with as we roll out a VR experience that allows today’s sports fan to lean-in and watch sports in an entirely new way,” said Andre Lorenceau, founder and CEO, LiveLike. “The Oklahoma vs. Ohio State game represents the beginning of our relationship with FOX Sports, and we look forward to working with them to make the FOX SPORTS VR app an important destination in the sports viewing experience.”

“LiveLike has a unique and compelling approach to the live-sports VR experience,” said Devin Poolman, FOX Sports Senior Vice President of Digital Platforms. “We are thrilled to work with them to bring this new technology to our viewers, and it is particularly meaningful that this experience requires only an iPhone or Android device, allowing us to bring VR to a larger audience than ever before.”