Google Glass has seen many uses but it seems that the device will now be used by the Sacramento Kings to broadcast its games live to viewers around the world. As it stands the Sacramento Kings are also the first team to accept Bitcoin as a method of payment, and it looks like they have no problems embracing technology as they have also announced that Google Glass will be incorporated into its games as well. Unfortunately this does not mean we will be getting a first-person view from a player’s perspective, but rather from the court side seats, so for those who can’t afford court side seats and want to feel what it might be like, tuning in to their stream is one way to experience that.
According to their media release, “The technology will allow fans at the game, and viewing at home, to witness the courtside experience through the eyes of Slamson, Kings dancers, sideline reporters and others closest to the action live as they stream their first-person views through Google Glass. The Glass broadcasts are the latest new technology feature the Kings are testing to improve the in-arena experience for fans.” We guess it would be a lot cooler if we could get the player’s perspective, although it will most likely end up being a hindrance to their play style, but hopefully one day the design of Glass, or maybe something from a competitor, will allow us to do just that.
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