Use Google Products To Stay Informed About The Olympics

Google's entire product line is built around the creation, archival, and spread of information and content, so it should come as no surprise that you can use a good number of those products to stay on top of events during this year's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. It's easy to think of using Google Search to find information about the Games on the internet, or using Google Photos to view pictures and videos taken by a friend or loved one who's at the event, but Google has constructed a blog post outlining a few other ways that it can help you to stay abreast of this year's Olympics, including a few new features built around that goal.

One of the most basic ways to stay informed about the Olympics using Google products is to simply ask Assistant what you want to know. You can ask it about specific events, for example, or about how many medals a given country has at the moment, just to name a couple of examples. Searching for information will still be streamlined by the addition of curated Featured Snippets. Google Earth and Street View, meanwhile, have gotten some new information at destinations across South Korea, giving you more information about the Olympics and the nation that's hosting them this year. YouTube will have highlights of the Games available publicly in case you miss an event, and YouTube TV will be showing NBC's live coverage of the event.

If you want to get even closer to the action, VR from NBC is also available through the NBC Sports VR app, though not all of the content available through the normal version of the channel will be available in VR. This requires a YouTube TV login. Finally, you can use Google Play to download a number of official apps that can keep you up to date on what's going on with the games. The selection includes the PyeongChang 2018 Official App, The Olympics - Official App, Olympic Channel, NBC Sports, Eurosport, and PinQuest. Users in Europe who want to get in on the VR coverage will find multi-angle VR content available from Eurosport through the official Eurosport VR app, also available in the Play Store.

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