NHL

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

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Description of App: 

NHL GameCenter™ is the official app from the National Hockey League. It is the only hockey app that lets you watch out-of-market games live, see in-game highlights and stream live game audio. NHL GameCenter™ Features include: - Live Scores and Stats for Every Team and Player - Live Game Simulation with Near Real-Time Shift Changes, Boxscore, and Play-by-Play - Post-Game Video Highlights - Video on Demand Content Including Videos from your Favorite Teams and the Best Selections from NHL Editors - Full Season Schedule and Standings - Customized Game Alerts - Player Profiles with Headshots, Bios and Stats for all Active NHL Players - Customize up to 5 Favorite Teams Upgrade to NHL GameCenter™ Premium** for: - Live Radio Broadcasts (home and away) - In-Game Video Highlights - Condensed Game Replays One-time fee of $4.99 for access to the entire 2012-13 season Upgrade to NHL GameCenter LIVE™ for: - Live Out-of-Market Game Video (home and away) - Access on Multiple Devices* - All NHL GameCenter™ Premium Content *Access for current NHL GameCenter LIVE™ subscribers is available for no additional charge, simply log in with an existing username and password. ** Verizon iPad customers will get access to NHL GameCenter™ Premium and other exclusive content for FREE! Exclusive Verizon iPad content includes: - Live NBC National Games - NBC’s Inside the Glass - Live Streaming of NHL On The FLY™ - Other Exclusive Video On Demand

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

3.0.123

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

6

Accessibility Comments: 

With the new version comes new accessibility issues, with some resolved. The choosing of a favorite team is now accessible and these buttons are clearly labeled. However, I was unable to access the schedule on either my iPod or iPhone. Now, on my iPod and iPhone, when I go into this view, the only options are an unlabled button, a left and right arrow to go through the months, and the month that is displayed is also being read by VoiceOver. However, selecting a month brings up another schedule I can not read. Scrolling around with the 3 finger gestures yields no results for me, but apparently others have somehow had luck with this. I wish they would have kept the old schedule format, as it was easily readable. The audio and video sections of the app are still accessible.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments: 

Sadly, the Twitter feeds and news sections of this app have been eliminated. However, if you&;re after the audio content thrown in to one package so that you don&;t need to use another program to hunt for streams, it&;s still worth having.