The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
NBC Makes Web Olympics Viewing Tough for Mac Users

NBC Makes Web Olympics Viewing Tough for Mac Users

by , 3:50 PM EDT, August 11th, 2008

Macs users who have a PowerPC Mac are out of luck if they want to watch the Beijing Olympics at NBC.com. For those who do have an Intel Mac, they'll have to download Microsoft's Silverlight, still in beta.

PowerPC Mac users will get this message if they try to watch video at the NBC Universal site.


However, if you have an Intel Mac, the challenge isn't over. In addition to Adobe's Flash, which most Mac users have installed, Silverlight, still in beta, is also required, along with its corresponding Microsoft license agreement.


 

Apple and NBC have had their differences in the past. That schism along with competing standards for the delivery of Internet video is making life difficult for Mac users who want to enjoy watching the Beijing Olympics at NBC.com

Recent Headlines - Updated October 25th

Fri,5:07 PM
New Uses For Old Power Macs
5:02 PM
Apple Pay is Soaring While Competitors Crash and Burn
1:47 PM
The Camera Lens Mug: $19.99
1:19 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-24
11:10 AM
Apple, Nike Teaming Up on Wearable Tech Project
9:37 AM
Kickstarter Project: Mouse Guard LEGO Mini Figures
8:48 AM
OS X Yosemite: Handing Calls Off to Your iPhone
Thu,8:46 PM
Yosemite: How To Fix Safari’s Address Bar
7:32 PM
If Microsoft Made a Smart Watch…
5:45 PM
X-Doria Folio Case for iPhone 6: Awkward by Nature
5:30 PM
ACM 277: Apple Pay, Apple Designs, and iPad as a Laptop Replacement
4:34 PM
Learn Apple’s Swift Programming Language for $19
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!