Sac. Kings become first professional team to stream live via Google Glass

Jan 21, 2014 3:10 PM

The Sacramento Kings announced today they will become the first professional sports team to broadcast Google Glass views live during home games on the jumbotron inside Sleep Train Arena. The achievement was made possible with the combined effort from CrowdOptic, a Silicon Valley based software company.

The team first tested their Google Glass capabilities during a home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 12 and shortly released a preview via social media.

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The new technology allows fans at the game and at home to enjoy the game with a courtside experience through the eyes of players, Kings Dancers, sideline reporters and others in the action.

Kings President Chris Granger envisions a near-future in which the partnership woth CrowdOptic could be used to detect where fan’s smart devices, including Google Glass Units, are aiming inside the arena.

“Fans could simply aim their smart devices to inherit someone else’s Google Glass view, or evaluate concessions lines,” said Granger. “It is just a matter of time before Google Glass is an integral part of the fan experience of watching live sports. We are very excited about the many future possibilities working with CrowdOptic.”

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