The Olympics 2016 has already been launched and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has updated its services to keep Windows users updated on the sporting events.
The company is using its apps and services to make it easier for Olympics fans to keep track of the events on its operating system. The company claims that the changes will allow users to monitor the statistics from the international sporting event with ease. The company will not offer a dedicated page for the coverage of the 2016 Rio events, however. Users can configure Rio 2016 into their interests so that they can get 2016 Olympics-related news from Cortana as well as the News App.
The features are ideal for the Windows 10 app though it also extends to the Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google Android apps and the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS app. Microsoft recently updated the MSN sports app so that it can feature a section that it specifically dedicated for content from the Rio 2016 event. This content includes event schedules, news coverage, and each participating country’s medal count. The app is already preinstalled in Windows 10 meaning users will not have to go through a lot of trouble to get the content.
Cortana has also been configured through an update that will allow it to give accurate feedback related to the 2016 Olympics. However, its knowledge will not be limited to the Olympics because it can also give accurate answers about previous Olympic events. Microsoft has also launched its official Rio 2016 app that will particularly be ideal for Windows phone users for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. The app is designed to offer Olympic content including real-time videos and photos. It will also give users access to the schedules and locations for various street parties in Rio. The app is available in the Windows Store.
Microsoft has also updated its Bing services ahead of the Olympics. The company will use its prediction technology to point out the most interesting events each day. It has also introduced surface factoids and Bing Predictoids to provide info about athletes as well as related events.