Telstra’s 2013 NRL Live app has been released to the Google Play store, just in time for tonight’s season kickoff. The app was developed by Australian software house Outware Mobile and published by TelstraMedia on both iOS and Android, following Telstra’s $100 million NRL rights deal signed late last year.
It’s a free download, and if you’re not concerned with watching live games then you’ll be happy with the basic features:
- LIVE Scores and Stats
- Match Highlight and Match Replay Videos
- 2013 NRL Telstra Premiership draw
- Match & broadcast details
- News, Pre and Post Game Reports
- 2013 Ladder
However, a Monthly or Annual Pass – in-app purchases – will unlock live video streams, including the Finals series and the Grand Final if you have a valid pass at the time the finals are played. Passes are available as recurring Google Play subscriptions for $14.99/month or $89.99/year. Pass holders get:
- Video streams of the 2013 Telstra NRL Premiership match, including the Finals Series and Grand Final live as its being broadcast on TV, with six live games every week.
- Video streams of the 2013 Anzac Test Match, U20’s Origin and City vs Country game live as its being broadcast on TV
- Post-match Press Conference videos
It doesn’t look like you get the ability to stream ALL games live – note the reference to “six live games every week”, and the app will use your location to determine which Friday Night Football match (provided by the Nine Network) you’ll get to see.
Will you be watching NRL games live on your phone this year? Let us know in the comments!