Whether you’re tuning in to a college football game or cheering for your NFL fantasy players one thing that remains true is the way we watch sports is not what it used to be. According to a Deloitte study, the sports media landscape is evolving rapidly—if you’re watching the game live in the stadium, at a local sports bar, in the comfort of your own couch or streaming it on your phone at a family dinner, one thing is for sure, we consume sports differently.
According to eMarketer, in 2014, only 51 percent of respondents used their smartphone at the same time as watching the game on TV. By 2017, that number rose to 74 percent, and if tablets are included in the tally, more than 88 percent of US adults will use a mobile device while watching sports events on TV at least once a month this year—and this goes for sports fans watching in the stadium too. Whether it’s to be the first to share something cool about the game or to search for sports trivia: this is the “second screen” experience and it’s how mobile has changed the way we watch sports.
As the sports experience transitions more and more from our TVs to our phones, we demand better, faster Wi-Fi. The second screen experience provides us with an enhanced viewing experience for content on our phones. For years, sports fans have depended on Wi-Fi to handle their data needs, and it has delivered, but as we expect to use our phones more and more while watching sports, traditional Wi-Fi will not be able to keep up.
That is where Max WiFi comes in. Built on the latest generation of Wi-Fi, it upgrades Wi-Fi capacity and reduces the strain on the venue’s wireless networks so you can look up player stats, snap a picture with the venue’s filter and post that Instagram of you at the game all at once without slow download speeds.
Max WiFi devices are equipped with serious bandwidth and can use twice as much bandwidth as the best-in-class Wi-Fi devices running on the current standard, 802.11ac. Max WiFi is also much more efficient, thanks to Target Wake Time (TWT) and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) technology. 802.11ax can deliver more data up to six times faster than today’s Wi-Fi standard.
Stuck up in the nosebleed seats? No problem. Max WiFi also lets sports fans enjoy four times more range. Because Max WiFi is so efficient, devices that use it don’t need to work as hard to connect to a network or to send a livestream, meaning they can also stay online longer—Max WiFi delivers a battery life that lasts seven times longer.
Did Dad give you the tickets to that Thanksgiving Day football game, but you promised Mom you would attend family dinner? With Max WiFi you can do both. At the game you can Facetime the family live at the dinner table without worrying about your signal cutting out. Max WiFi eliminates Wi-Fi dead zones and has you covered, whether you’re inside a private box, out in the stands or at the local sports bar by the stadium.
It’s time that we had a Wi-Fi standard that provides fans with the “second screen” experience they insist on. No matter where your event is or how crowded it is, Max Wi-Fi can help you livestream and upload more, faster. Learn more about Max WiFi technology by visiting maxwifi.org.