On Wednesday at the Football Factory at Legends, go90 hosted an open bar and light bites event for the press to showcase Verizon’s new app. With a Sheffeld United/Southend United game playing on the television screens and on the iPads on the tables, go90 truly proved that it is the best video platform for live events.
So what is go90 exactly? Verizon created this new social media platform that was built with the intentions of serving the mobile-first generation. The app allows you to watch live and on demand videos not only limited to sports but also live events, prime-time television, original comedy series, music, games, lifestyle and entertainment stories, and more. And this is all provided with a social media front that allows you to chat with other fans, snip parts of the videos you’re watching and share them, get suggestions from people in your community, and more.
It was also just recently announced that go90 will debut Machinima’s “Inside eSports” this summer, with a soft launch in May and a hard launch in June. “Inside eSports” will cover news, highlights, and analysis from all of the eSports tournaments, offering facts on teams, players, lifestyle, and more. It will even feature news on eSports games, like first person shooters, multiplayer online games, FIFA soccer, and strategy games, all the while, the app will be the exclusive distributor of “Inside eSports.”
Users of the app currently will receive a sneak peek of Angry Planet’s next episode called “The Reshaping of Laos.” The episode, which will air on April 22 on Pivot, is part of a special cooperation between Pivot’s Participant Media’s television network. Along with the sneak peek, users of go90 will also get the chance to win a trip to Laos to see everything from the show up close.
Available only in the US, both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets will be able to download the free app, regardless if you are a Verizon customer or not.