Most Formula 1 fans will understand the struggle between catching key events in each Grand Prix weekend in their busy schedules. Many of us have other commitments in our weekends, meaning we are out and about, perhaps missing parts of qualifying and the race itself!
For our Australian fans, we may have a solution for you! As you may know, the exclusive Formula One broadcaster in Australia, OneHD does a good job in televising qualifying and the race throughout the year, but not only that, they have also introduced live streaming! Our technical correspondent, Joseph Sheu, takes a look at OneHD’s offering…
(For our international viewers, please let us know if these solutions work in your area, as we cannot test if the applications are location (IP) specific.)
We’ve taken a look at their streaming efforts last weekend for the MotoGP race at Le Mans, and also for Qualifying at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, both sessions were streamed without issue!
Here’s how you can catch the action:
On an Apple iOS device: Download the OneHD Application from the App store, launch the application when the session is on, and click on the green coloured "Live Video" button.
On an Android 2.0+ device – please use the link above for a computer. On an Android device, please make sure your device can play Flash video
We’ve viewed the streaming sessions on an iPhone 4, on marginal 3G connection (mimicking most users out on the road) and the sessions were streamed to a reasonable quality, with all onscreen graphics viewable, and great audio quality! Here are a few teaser shots from the iPhone to give you an idea.
Please note that the streaming can be up to 1 minute behind the live vision on the television, on most attempts, we were between 30 and 45 seconds slower than the television broadcast. Also, the Apple iOS app, as well as the One website have quality videos available to replay if you have missed the sessions!
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