This year, you can take Oscar on the road again.
The annual Academy Awards show used to be a night that movie buffs stayed home glued to their TV sets so they could find out who would take the big gold statues home. But, for the last few years, that’s no longer been the norm.
Technology has given us the opportunity to almost instantaneously tap into information on the go through our phones and tablets. So, 2015 will mark another year when many will be watching the Oscars on mobile devices, enjoying live streaming or just catching periodic updates. Those on the go or multitasking, won’t have to miss a minute of the action, thanks to some special apps.
In addition to the ever-popular and very useful IMDB app, here are a couple more apps that could make your February 22nd Oscar night even more exciting:
The app that puts users right in the middle of all the action is the ABC TV “WatchABC” app for streaming video of the Oscars. This app is also a great complement to watching the Academy Awards on TV. It will provide the inside scoop on everything from backstage activities to out front presenters. The only catch is that you need to live in one of the viewing areas where WatchABC’s Oscar coverage will be available through special providers. It takes a little digging, but it’s well worth it.
The “Awards Guide” app is free and touts itself as providing “everything you need to know about Hollywood’s most spectacular night.” An extensive database ensures fast access to information on nominees, as well as past winners in all categories. You can both engage in the excitement of the 2015 awards and catch up on a little film history with this app. It’s available in iTunes or the Google Play store.