When 7plus reviews itself…
Seven's own review of its streaming service ends with "This article has been supplied by 7plus."
“7plus is a comprehensive and enjoyable experience for discovering, streaming and watching the Olympics.
“It’s live, free and supports High Definition viewing, allowing me to enjoy moments like seeing Owen Wright win the first Olympic medal for surfing for team Australia.
“This article has been supplied by 7plus.”
7plus is such a ‘fanboy’ of its own streaming service that is has ‘reviewed’ itself in an article on 7news.com.au.
The review by writer Em Size is full of praise for Seven’s Olympics streaming channels.
“Watching the Olympics on 7plus.com.au has probably been one of my favourite experiences so far. It really lends itself to the multitasking I do throughout the day – but doesn’t end once I’ve wrapped up with my day job. Having the ability to load multiple windows that allow me to simultaneously stream multiple events has been a godsend, especially with the massive array of sports that are constantly on. I’m definitely feeling spoiled for choice during this Olympics,” she notes.
The review continues with favourable comments on being “easily discoverable within the navigation, Olympic carousels, search, or through browsing the Olympics hub.”
But alas there isn’t any criticism, constructive or otherwise, to be found anywhere in the review. So that’s 5 out of 5 gold rings, I guess?
Based on my limited experience of Olympics on 7Plus it was easily an improvement on previous Games offerings, and it was good to see some events in HD when they were SD in broadcast.
Readers have given it a more mixed review:
“I wonder how many more are watching through the 7plus app. In my opinion this has made this years olympics so much more enjoyable, being able to watch your favourite sports when you want to watch them or in full without disruption. I’m also very curious to know what sports are rating within the app.” -4onTV
“I have been finding the coverage of the Olympics looking like SD quality to me. It was only on the 7plus App that it actually looked like HD. I tuned in to have a curiosity look at “The Chase” yesterday and was disappointed to see the Olympics going over time. So I put on Eddie instead and ended up watching the Channel 9 news too. Now that 7 has the Olympics and Brisbane has the 2032 Olympics that is all that Channel 7 news can talk about so for a more informed picture that isn’t sport another network for me.” -Darwinite
“TV coverage has been fine son far. It would be good if their app was working properly. Lots of small little issues… it’s not that easy to navigate. Massive timing problems. And the turnaround of replays are not that great. Feel like they needed to build a seperate app and move it from the 7plus app.” -thesportsfreak
“Good job 7 for this, but your 7+ coverage is sensational and gets our eyes. Streaming in HD and with the international commentary, you are not subjected to a very biased call and get a balanced opinion of the sports. Try it, it makes a difference. You also get to see every heat of the swimming, not the selected ones 7 choose to show and the big one – there are no ad break every 10 minutes…” -sf1965.
“Yes, indeed – with the swimming you see all races, not just the ones Aussies and high profile swimmers are in, and no ads during the session. You miss out on all the interviews, but those you see replayed over and over later in the day or in the news.” -andrewb
How do you rate the 7plus app?