2016 DNC app offers livestream, video and more

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Are you a liberal, anxious to keep up with the minute-to-minute happenings at the 2016 Democratic National Convention? Or maybe a conservative, eager to hate-watch the events unfold?

The official DNC app offers something for everyone, with a mix of live content, video and more.

The Democratic National Convention Committee calls the app the “most innovative and forward-looking in history.” The committee adds that “the convention will leverage new technologies to make sure more Americans than ever can engage.”

Here are some of the app’s highlights, as noted in the DNCC’s official news release:

  • Robust Convention Content: No matter what type of user is accessing the app, there’s material just for them. From the casual observer scrolling through headlines to a political junkie glued to every second, the app will have in-depth and up-to-date videos, speeches, photos and more.
  • 360 Degree Livestream: In addition to a standard main camera feed, the DNCC app will feature 360 degree livestreams from vantage points unavailable anywhere else.
  • Seamless Social Integration: During key convention moments, real-time pre-populated tweets will surface on the home page for instant sharing.
  • Map overlays: In-app maps display convention venues, Philadelphia watch parties, and of course, all 57 Donkeys Around Town.
  • Search: App content is fully searchable, as are the in-app maps.
  • Chromecast and AirPlay Capability: The DNCC standard and 360 livestreams can be cast to televisions with Chromecast and AirPlay.
  • Convention essentials: Speech transcripts, schedules, maps and everything else a delegate needs to navigate their convention experience are at their fingertips.
  • Philadelphia Flavor: A “Best of Philadelphia” section highlights ways to make the most out of a visit to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.

You can download the app for free in the App Store and on Google Play. Just search for “DNC 2016.”

The Democratic National Convention for 2016 will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Monday, July 25th until Thursday, July 28th.