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As we’ve already seen CBS and ABC release their respective applications to the BlackBerry platform, it was only a matter of time before NBC threw their hat into the mix with their USA Anywhere application. This is not a streaming application to watch your favorite programs that air on the USA network but rather one that focuses on the social experience itself.
Billed as an “enhanced second-screen viewing experience” it gives users the ability to access real-time conversations via their character chatter and twitter feeds, view pictures and short video clips, browse the current schedule, and sync live with a show as it airs to access special content timed to the program’s action including behind-the-scenes production notes, photos, and commentary. However, please note that at this time not all of the shows participate in this feature yet. For additional social content, you can link to your Facebook account to see which shows you and your friends have in common.
The application itself offers a simplified interface with no extra menus or screens to navigate through and there are advertisements at the bottom. While I’m an avid fan of the network and their programming, not being able to stream past episodes is a sorely missed feature. USA Anywhere is only available for BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 devices and is for US residents only. Those looking to connect with other fans can download it for free at the link.