The National Hockey League (NHL) has updated its iOS application with a lot of new features, including full support for iOS 9 features like picture-in-picture mode on compatible iPad models.
The new NHL 7.0 app also delivers high-definition live video streaming at a silky smooth sixty frames per second on the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus.
Furthermore, the app now allows users to subscribe to NHL Premium, a new package which brings the dramatic final minutes of NHL games, including 3-on-3 OT and shootouts, and extended highlight packages, and other enhancements.
The new NHL app also gets such features as closed captioning for live video, searchable video highlights, customized favorite team experiences and more. Here's how the full changelog looks like:
NHL 7.0 for iOS requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 8.0 or later. Picture-In-Picture is available on the iPad Pro, iPad Air or later and iPad mini 2 or later. Some features required devices with iOS 9.0 or later.
- Redesigned official NHL App, including support for iOS 9
- Introducing NHL Premium: watch the dramatic final minutes of NHL games, including 3-on-3 OT and shootouts, and extended highlight packages
- 60 frames per second HD streaming for live video on iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus and iPad
- Customize the home screen to feature your designated favorite team (iPhone only)
- Team homepage with individual team scoreboards and complete information such as schedules, news, team statistical leaders, tickets, official merchandise, rosters and social media (iPhone only)
- Watch the Free Games of the Week
- Multitasking and Picture-in-Picture capabilities (iPad only; requires iOS 9)
- League-wide scoreboard with new scoring summary carousel and inline video highlights
- Universal support for NHL Premium subscribers, accessible on iPhone, iPad and other supported smartphones and tablets
- Searchable video library
- Video and audio electronic programming guides
- Closed captioning for live video