New Optus football apps have stats, but no live games

Optus this week launched two new apps for iOS and Android giving customers the latest news from the Socceroos and A-League campaigns, but no streaming video of the matches themselves.

Optus this week launched two new apps for iOS and Android giving customers the latest news from the Socceroos and A-League campaigns, but no streaming video of the matches themselves.

The new Optus football apps are available for iOS and Android. (Credit: Optus/CBSi)

Fans can follow football at either the national or club level with separate Socceroos and A-League apps, offering behind-the-scenes video, post-match highlights and live updating commentary of matches in progress. The apps also have a notifications feature on both platforms, which can be set to alert users to when matches start and when goals are scored.

These apps complement major new redesigns for websites under the Federal Football Association (FFA) umbrella, with sites like the official Socceroos now offering content like player's bios and the option to purchase match tickets with a slick new design resembling Microsoft's new Metro user interface.

The Hyundai A-League kicks off this weekend with round one taking place across the country. The Socceroos also play within the next week, starting on the road to the 2014 World Cup, with a qualifying match again in Oman on 11 October.

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