Today at Mobile World Congress, Formula 1 announced their new over-the-top (OTT) Grand Prix subscription service, F1 TV. The service will cost between $8-12 per month depending on your subscription level and will provide fans of the racing series ad-free streaming of all event sessions.
Formula 1 fans will get commercial-free live streams of each race with multi language commentary. In addition, the service will provide exclusive access to all 20 driver on-board cameras throughout every race session. F1 TV Pro will have unique feeds not available on any other platform with the capability of multi-level personalisation.
One of the key Pro features of the service will be the ability for subscribers to select the on-board cameras they want to watch during a race. If they want to watch the head-to-head battle between Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, they can do so while others watch Williams’ Lance Stroll battle McLaren’s Fernando Alonso.
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With the 2018 F1 season just 79 days away, the Liberty Media owned sport is already ramping things up to get fans ready. This morning a new update to the official F1 app was released for Android, bringing with it the 2018 race schedule and some overall changes to the look of the app.
The update is version 10.004 for those keeping score at home and if you have the app already installed, you should get the OTA update over the course of the next few days. The first change you will notice is the app’s icon has changed to reflect the new, and somewhat controversial, logo for the sport. The logo had not changed since 1994 but with new owners comes new looks.
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The official Formula 1 app for Android has received a nice update this week ahead of the start of the 2017 championship in a few weeks time. The update brings a significantly improved UI to the app with bottom navigation buttons and a brighter overall look to the app. All of the content that you have had in past seasons is still there but there are a load of new notifications you can sign up for within the app, including the current pre-season testing that is going on in Barcelona.
The Formula 1 app is a subscription-based app. For free, you get live timing at each race, post-race interviews, video highlights and standings. The $2.99 per month subscription gets you access to all of that plus timing & scoring for all sessions (practice & qualifying), in-car audio, in-race commentary and full 3D maps that you can view the race in action.
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