July 28th 2011 11:00 am PT

ESPN Update coming in August

The team has been busy working on updating the ESPN app on Xbox LIVE and I am happy to let you know that we’ll be shipping the update in late August,

The new features in the update include:

  • My Sports – ESPN on Xbox LIVE now allows you to choose your favorite sports and teams and designate these channels as “My Sports,” so you can jump directly into the games and content you care most about. ESPN on Xbox LIVE will automatically provide you with a personalized daily feed of news and highlights based on “My Sports,” catching you up on only the teams and sports you care most about.

  • Mini Guide – The Mini Guide gives you a preview and quick access to all the sports content you care about right at the bottom of the screen. Saturday is all about college football, and now the best fans don’t have to miss anything. Is another game tied up late in the fourth? Instantly switch to that game. Halftime? Play the earlier highlights.
  • Split Screen – Because true sports fans want to watch more than one game at a time, ESPN on Xbox LIVE is adding Split Screen, allowing you to watch two events at once. Watch live events on both screens or a live event on one while you catch up on news and highlights on the other. You can even control both screens independently, pausing and rewinding each separately so you never miss a second of the action.
  • Voice Control with Kinect  – Focus on your team instead of looking for the remote. Navigate through the Content Guide, skip to the next highlight, or play, pause, and rewind that big play…all with the sound of your voice and the magic of Kinect .
  • Scoreboard – ESPN on Xbox LIVE is also adding a live college football scoreboard that you can jump to any time. You can even use Split Screen to watch the big game on one side of your screen while the live scoreboard occupies the other, keeping you up on all the action from around college football.
  • Reminders – Too many big games to keep track of in your head? Not to worry – ESPN on Xbox LIVE now lets you tag games and set reminders so you never miss a moment.Live Alerts – With new live alerts, ESPN on Xbox LIVE will keep you posted on score changes from around college football, even if you’re not keeping a close eye on the scoreboard.
  • ESPN BottomLine – The addition of the ESPN BottomLine to ESPN on Xbox LIVE keeps you in the know with breaking news and score updates from around the world of sports.

Some screenshots of the new interface:

You must access Xbox LIVE via an ESPN3 participating provider to use this app.

Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

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  • http://twitter.com/Lucky13X Lucky13X

    Looking forward to Split Screen and my Sports.  Looks great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Codeman420 Cody Rinehart

    Is it ever going to get pumped out in HD, i mean come on if your going to pull me in from watching it on regualr tv you need to be pumping it out at 1080p

  • http://www.facebook.com/Adampro123 Adam Joslyn

    Let me know when it will work for people who have brighthouse.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hood.locsta Hood Locsta

    i have Optimum will it work for it ……………..

  • http://twitter.com/prajcok Paul Rajcok

    Does the ESPN bottom line work outside of the ESPN app?

  • http://www.bazajaytee.com Bazajaytee

    How about a bit of love for Europe?
    Maybe add Spotify and Voddler. You know, something that works outside of the USA.

  • Tracy Babb

    AWESOME!!!  Unfortunately I’m not getting ESPN3 this summer while I’m at home, but in my free time I’m pretty much playing sports, watching sports, or playing games.  So I like the updates to ESPN3!!!  Especially the splitscreen.  I love college football saturdays.  Just love the madness as one channel has a crazy game between Auburn and LSU going while another has a crazy game between Oregon and Arizona and I’m always having to flip back and forth!!!  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDJNHNFRKV6GHEWDLK7GNMRO4Q Mason

    sure would be nice to be able for us TWC customers to be able to use this.  Its pathetic that I can watch ESPN3 on my PC, yet I can’t use my 360 to watch something that I’m pay for as a Gold subscriber I can’t use.

 

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