As anticipation for a potential iTV continues to build as we await Apple’s official announcement on September 1st, we wanted to take a closer look at what upcoming television and interests are already available to Mac owners. There are few things on american television that are watched more than College Football. Saturday’s are filled with interested fans watching football match-ups from schools across the country. And like most television, College Football has found its way to the internet and the Mac.
Watch College Football on ESPN3
ESPN 3, ESPN’s newly branded website that was formerly known as ESPN360.com, will broadcast 20 NCAA Division 1 college football games this year. Mac owners will be able to few these games by navigating their Safari or other web browser to ESPN3.com and clicking through to the game in progress. A complete schedule of games that will be broadcasted on ESPN3.com this year is already available online.
Virginia Tech fans will be finding themselves glued to their computers more than other college fans, as the Hokies will be broadcast 3 times on the ESPN online network. If VA Tech can win throughout the season and keep their high ranking, ESPN3.com will receive a considerable amount of use as more and more fans will be interested in the games being broadcasted on the network.
Most of the games scheduled this year will feature larger schools from BCS conferences playing smaller schools. It will be interesting to see if the trend to online broadcasts continue over the next few years. If so, we can expect to see more and more important games brought to our Mac screens.
Connect Your Mac To your TV
If you’re wondering how to watch these online games with friends and family on your new HD big screen television, then you’re in luck. Apple computers easily connect to most HDTVs through either VGA or HDMI adapters that connect to the video out ports on your Macbook or latest iMacs. Mac Mini’s even include a built in HDMI port to allow you to easily use your HDTV as a monitor and broadcast the games streamed to you over ESPN3.com and the internet.
If you don’t have a Mac MIni, you’ll want to be sure to have an HDMI adapter for your Mac so you can easily connect it to your HDTV. After connecting the adapter to your Mac, you’ll be able to use an HDMI cable to connect your computer to your HD television. Then, open up ESPN3.com, select your game and enjoy the event on your television.
Overall, we’re excited about watching college football on our Macs. I’m crossing my fingers that Apple’s September 1st announcement makes this process even easier.
What are you looking forward to watching on your Mac this fall?