Commonwealth Games 2014: Get medal alerts on your phone

Commonwealth Games medal alerts are now available from all competing nations from within the BBC Sport app.

Users wanting to get an alert whenever their country wins a medal simply need to add the relevant country and which alerts they want to receive from within the MyAlerts section of the app.

The inclusion of Commonwealth Games alerts means that wherever you are, even if you cannot follow any of the live video or text commentary of the Games, you can easily keep abreast of all the key developments.

And the app now also supports Chromecast ahead of the Commonwealth Games, allowing users to cast video directly to their TV if they have a Chromecast connected on their wifi network.

To add the alerts, you might need to install the latest update of the app. Once you have installed the latest version from your app store, follow these simple steps.

1) Visit the MyAlerts section of the app from within the menu


2) Select the country or countries you want alerts for and which medals you want to know about


3) Wait for the alerts to arrive...


These alerts build on an already comprehensive offering from within the app.

UK users can enjoy multiple live video and audio streams of the Games (and stream to their TV via Chromecast), meaning it's possible to choose which sport to watch, or simply to sit back and enjoy a mix of sports from network TV coverage. It is even possible to watch sessions as they happened if you were unable to catch them live, or indeed if you just want to relive some of the great moments.

And all users can also enjoy live text commentaries, reports, interviews, reaction, results and far more from a dedicated Commonwealth Games section that also includes a comprehensive schedule of the action.

The Sport app already included football alerts, allowing users to get match updates for any team from within the English and Scottish leagues or for their international team.

The app is freely available from Google Play  for Android devices, the App Store  for iPhones, and the UK Amazon Kindle Fire Appstore. 

Key features of the app include:

  • Push alerts for the Commonwealth Games
  • Push alerts for domestic and international football teams - get line-ups, goals, full-time and more
  • Watch live and on-demand video
  • Up to 15 live streams of Commonwealth Games action - watch all the sporting action as it happens; or catch-up with a full on-demand service
  • Home screen displaying the top stories across the world of sport
  • Follow all the football live scores, results and news - plus access your club's fixtures for the 2014/15 season
  • Customise the app to select your favourite sports and football teams
  • Watch major sporting events live or on catch up with on-demand highlights and interviews
  • Listen to BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra
  • Sections for Football, Formula 1, Cricket, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Tennis, Golf and all the other main sports
  • Indexes for UK nations, plus major events
  • Daily live text commentaries
  • Dedicated pages for every English and Scottish football league club, plus pages for cricket counties, rugby teams and more
  • Share stories and results by email and on social networks