Judging from the reader comments when we initially reported on Commercial Break's beta launch, a lot of people wanted to see an Android version and more functionality for sports. Well, the devs appear to be listening. With the app's new "Live Events" feature, you can follow multiple upcoming live broadcasts (ballgames or otherwise) and get push notifications before they start and when they return from an ad-break. The app is now available at Google Play, and both it and the iOS version support a majority of (not blacked-out) nationally televised pro and college football games, as well as the upcoming MLB playoffs. Could the app use any more improvements? Speak up and speak often -- it won't be in vain.
Commercial Break Launches 'Live Events' to Help Sports Fans Break Free from Commercials
New feature lets sports fans "follow" events in advance for automatic alerts when commercial breaks end; available for majority of nationally televised football and baseball games this season.
NEW YORK, NY (PR WEB), SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 – Commercial Break, the app that alerts viewers in real time the moment their TV program returns from commercials, today announces the release of its "Live Events" feature, enabling iOS and Android users to "follow" an upcoming event in advance and receive a reminder before it starts. Commercial Break will automatically monitor the event for commercial breaks and stop when the event is over. Commercial Break, which will support the majority of nationally televised NFL, MLB and NCAA Football games in the 2013/2014 season (in accordance with network blackout rules), today also announces its expansion to the Android™ operating system. The mobile app previously launched a public beta for the iPhone® in July.
Commercial Break's "Live Events" feature enables sports fans to get instant alerts every time a game that they are following returns from commercials. Fans who watch multiple games simultaneously can therefore know when the action on another channel comes back from commercials, so they don't miss any critical moments from their favorite team or action-packed game.
"Ideally, every fan would have a wall of TVs tuned in to every game," said Commercial Break Co-Founder and CEO Haim Kairy. "But since that is not a reality for most people, Commercial Break helps sports fans get the most out of their cable package by allowing them to spend less time watching commercials and more time watching premium live action."
In addition to iOS, Commercial Break is now available for Android free of charge. Commercial Break's unique algorithms identify the end of commercial breaks by analyzing dozens of cues from audio and video signals, 40 times per second, through Digital Signal Processing (DSP).