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TIP: Unique "Radio Like" Audio Broadcast Option with Central Viewer App - FAQ

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:42 pm
by OhioTex
Forum members -

With a new baseball year upon us, and for those who have fans who follow your live iscorecasts...

I wanted to call attention to a very unique option that comes with the iScore Central Viewer App (blue icon) premium subscription - "Radio Like" Audio Broadcast available for both phones and tablets -iOS and Android. In my opinion an under recognized feature, and one well worth the premium subscription fee for iScore Central Viewer for fans 'watching' your remote iScorecasts.

If you have never tried it, i highly recommend trying it. The Audio cast goes beyond simply telling you balls and strikes, and score. it converts the play-by-play you score and notes to a "radio like" voice broadcast . For example, a 6-3 out. becomes. ., "Bryce harper grounds out to shortstop elvis andrus on the throw to first basemen mike napoli" or say "mike trout hits a 3 run home run". The broadcast will also repeat personal comments you type in NOTES. like "wow diving catch" or "close play" "love the ump" etc . If you do pitch location it will convert that too, e.g. "ball outside" "strike high" .

Yes it requires download, and yes it requires a registration and $5 fee for 3 months, but If you have fans/friends/parents who would like a "radio like" broadcast, i think you and they will be impressed with how well It works.

I can personally attest to listening to a game while driving (safely- handsfree). i have parents who have listened on planes, trains and automobiles when games ran long and they had to leave town early. Pretty cool

If you have fans that may be interested, Tell them to go to their App store, and search for iScore Central Viewer - Download and subscribe to the premium service ! Then enable the audio feature. and search for your team, enable it as a favorite, and then on game day, they will have it under favorites or search for your team. and are good to go.


UPDATE: Version 1.5 for iOS addressed the below issues and changed the default audio settings to be acceptable starting at 50 rate and 50 pitch for both male and female voices on iOS. Android devices can download different voices from google play

PS. TIP = when enabling the Audio setting, use the Male voice and try pitch 75 and rate 70 to start. then adjust based on preference

@ Support - I wish you could set the default Audio setting pitch and rate to 75/70. the default rates are barely understandable. (also the female voice on iPhone is still not understandable). I also wish the initial download had an option to have Premium Enabled, Saving a payment and registration step. , I find it painfully slow to explain to folks how to download, then how to register and then how to pay and then how to enable the audio feature. (perhaps i have slow friends)

Re: TIP: Audio Broadcast with Central Viewer App

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:52 pm
by FTMSupport
We have a fix coming for the audio with the female voice. We are also working on the flow for the purchase process.

Re: TIP: Audio Broadcast with Central Viewer App

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:42 am
by OhioTex

To be clear, I highly recommend Central Viewer "as is" for anyone wanting a "Radio Style" Broadcast.
The improvements will only add to user experience. Outstanding!

Re: TIP: "Radio Like" Audio Broadcast with Central Viewer App !

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:33 pm
by OhioTex
For those reading along .

Link to iScore Central Viewer APP - Product Description Page
Instructions for How to login or register for iScore Central Premium. ... gister.php

Re: TIP: Audio Broadcast with Central Viewer App

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:38 am
by OhioTex
an update for those reading along.

Central Viewer app for IOS was updated in April. (v1.5)

The update not only corrected some bugs (including the Female voice issue) it added new features making this an even more robust app. It created a free 7 day premium trial , to streamline quick on the fly use at the field . and it also added the ability to click on players name and see their stat lines for the game at anytime.

From the Apple store
iScore Central - Live Game Viewer
What's New in iOS Version 1.52
* Bug Fixes
* Fix default audio rate so speech is not so slow
* Fix issue where audio "on" setting could disable itself upon app restart
* Free preview of premium features
* See hitting and pitching stat lines for players in game by tapping the player name in the roster (NOTE: It will close each time "updates" come in)
* Fixed female voice on audio iScorecast

Re: TIP: Unique "Radio Like" Audio Broadcast Option with Central Viewer App - (FYI)

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:53 am
by ab2cmiller
The free 7 Day trial of Premium was good marketing. I'm not typically interested in "Premium" subscriptions, but the "Audio Broadcast" is a "game changer" (obviously better than Game Changer). I can see that feature being immensely valuable to someone who is driving, or someone who is trying to do other tasks, but still trying to keep up with the status of the game. With the free trial, I got to experience that great benefit first hand.

Re: TIP: Unique "Radio Like" Audio Broadcast Option with Central Viewer App - (FYI)

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:02 am
by FTMSupport
Glad to hear that @ab2cmiller - that was the main reason for the trial is the Audio option. We think most people will see value in it once they have tried it.