The Met Opera app; no, really, they made one
Generally, when you say the words “opera” in the context of gadgets, you’re referring to the also-ran web browser that snobs used to use to sneer at people using that pedestrian Firefox before everybody switched to Chrome (except your parents, who still use Internet Explorer).
In this case, however, we refer to the distinguished, the respected, the epically boring New York Metropolitan Opera. Why in God’s name would you want to download the Met Opera app? Well, you might want to seem cultured. Also, when you don’t have to spend a few hundred bucks and wear a suit, but can instead drink beer and watch it in sweatpants, opera can actually be fun.
The app itself is free and comes with a free trial, although after that you’ll have to pay a subscription fee. But it’s got a metric assload of content. The Met’s been doing “Live in HD” for years: all of those performances are on here. Their PBS telecasts from the 1970s through today? Yup. They even have radio broadcasts dating back to the 1930s.
If nothing else, this is a fine arts organization actually figuring out that hey, they can stream stuff over the Internet, and people will pay money for it. This is something we heartily encourage, if for no other reason than maybe they’ll stop hitting us up for money every six months.
Met Opera App [Gizmodo]