So for the last five years I have followed the Tour by subscribing via the web. Paying whichever broadcasting network that covered the Tour for their less then stellar online feed. Anyone who has done this will know that the service usually leaves allot to be desired. This year instead of paying 30$ to NBC Sports to try to follow it on my computer. I purchased the app for 15$ to watch it on my ipad. It might be too soon to say this but after watching todays coverage of the prologue (via the same wireless internet hook up that I used over the years to try to watch it on my computer ) without it ever freezing or re-buffering, I am sold. So if you are still considering how to watch this years Tour, my advice is pay half the price for the app.