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.

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/Goodeye Ken C

    This update looks SICK! I can’t wait, Split screen was sorely needed.

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  • Luke Wallace

    I’m excited about voice control & split screen!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/shaundavis Shaun Davis

    When is time warner going to start working with this feature? Can watch ESPN3 on my pc but not my 360.

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  • http://twitter.com/xTheRulerx Sam Gibbs

    Best update yet. Now Xbox just needs to get MLB.TV enabled like on the ps3

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  • http://twitter.com/xTheRulerx Sam Gibbs

    Best update yet. Now Xbox just needs to get MLB.TV enabled like on the ps3

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XIGWTYNDGQAUQLOIDGELRVKH3I JD

    How bout getting ESPN and Brighthouse to fix their probs.  I’m on a provider that SHOULD work with ESPN on xbox… I have ESPN3.  But it doesn’t recognize that, and the verify by key feature doesn’t work.

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    • http://twitter.com/ToddEvf Thomas James Egan

      I feel the same should apply to Time Warner.

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    • http://twitter.com/ToddEvf Thomas James Egan

      I feel the same should apply to Time Warner.

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    • Anonymous

      On Bright house, if you have digital tv with them, it should work just fine, but if you don’t have digital tv with them, then you DON’T get espn3. even if you have internet with them.

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      • http://twitter.com/videojacks vidjack

        Have you personally had it work?  Because I have digital tv with Brighthouse and espn3 through my laptop with them, but ESPN3 doesn’t work with the XBox360 program

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      • Anonymous

        Ah, I understand what you need. Like, how you need to get the verification code, but when you try to get it, it won’t work. I haven’t gotten it to work on my 360, and probably won’t ever, since I have Directv now…

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XIGWTYNDGQAUQLOIDGELRVKH3I JD

    How bout getting ESPN and Brighthouse to fix their probs.  I’m on a provider that SHOULD work with ESPN on xbox… I have ESPN3.  But it doesn’t recognize that, and the verify by key feature doesn’t work.

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  • http://twitter.com/Big_PoppaJ Josh

    Will more NFL stuff be added?  If anything I should be able to watch Monday Night Football from my Xbox!

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  • http://twitter.com/Big_PoppaJ Josh

    Will more NFL stuff be added?  If anything I should be able to watch Monday Night Football from my Xbox!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1053131540 David Briscoe

    I this going to be out in the uk 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1053131540 David Briscoe

    I this going to be out in the uk 

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  • http://twitter.com/dballa0880 Devin DeSoto

    Add UFC/MMA

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  • Anonymous

    People actually use this?

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    • http://twitter.com/RemmyX25 Rich Perilli

      At my college, I did. It was much easier to keep up on sports info since my co-host and i talked about sports on our radio show

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  • http://www.semblanceofsanity.com Bryan

    Just make it available to everyone regardless of ISP and it’ll be perfect.

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  • Anonymous

    Of course, you do know that this update will break the ESPN app for everone out there and Microsoft will happily just ignore the problem for two weeks minimum without even acknowledging it. But they probably probably at least won’t release new stuff for it nevertheless, like they did with, ooh… let’s say Kinect Fun Labs?

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    • Anonymous

      Agreed….Because I read N4G and Joystiq, they usually report on things or apps that goes wrong or when it will be running again on xbox live….but not on Kinect Fun Labs, No one even acknowledges that something is wrong with it. How The Hell Did That Happen? Not even the “Major” himself acknowledged it!

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  • Michael Alletto

    I asked Time Warner just yesterday when they were going to make it so we could use espn on the xbox through time warner and their response was “no information”.  Geez, its been 8 months I think since this was available and they still can’t get their heads out of their asses???

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  • Anonymous

    Biggest complaint about this App.  If for some reason the App doesn’t recognize your ISP, it will then give you ONLY content from ESPN’s website.  But when it DOES recognize your ISP you DONT have access to that content.  I’d like to watch some of those shows on my TV… MMA Live for one.  Why are we locked out of that content?

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  • http://twitter.com/taternuggets Mike

    let me track my fantasy teams and i’ll be thrilled. 

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    • Richard Mclean

      I agree, I would love to see all NFL games on it with fantasy tracking now that would be perfect.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/barefootboyz Don Barefoot

    Is it ever going to work with Time Warner Cable

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    • Anonymous

      I have TWC, it works for me. Maybe there are certain parts that don’t?

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      • Anonymous

        You only get highlights… you don’t get live sporting events (like you should…)

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  • http://twitter.com/X420 Michael

    Love the split screen feature, a date would be nice though instead of just saying late August.

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    • http://twitter.com/GreenMistt kyle

      Late August usually means from the 15th – 31st. 

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  • Anonymous

    Wish you could find a schedule? It would be nice to see what is on live, or coming up live before I have to start the xbox and go though launching it.

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  • Anonymous

    Fix this for Time Warner… announced the feature over a year ago… implemented 10 months ago… still no progress?  WHY BOTHER SAYING IT’S IN THE WORKS?

    As you can tell, I’m annoyed.

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  • ElektroDragon

    Completely uninterested in this.  Will it carry Wimbledon at least?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001515091017 Joshua Bowerman

    why no rogers

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  • Anonymous

    This looks like a great update, but two things bother me….. Why don’t we get this app and Hulu Plus app on Windows Phone 7? After all they are a part of xbox live and we do get Netflix on the phone, these would be two major plus additions to the phone and more may even sell with these add on’s.

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