Microsoft to ship ESPN Xbox LIVE update in August

By Tom Warren, on 28th Jul 11 6:19 pm with 18 Comments

ESPN on Xbox 360

Microsoft revealed on Thursday that it plans to ship an ESPN app update in August.

The update will ship in late August for Xbox LIVE users according to Microsoft’s Major Nelson. It will include the following new features:

  • 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.
  • Anonymous

    Just wish the UK had something similar (don’t respond with Sky Player, its not free)

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      Agreed but Sky dominates all our sports coverage :(

    • Anonymous

      ESPN3 isn’t free.. it requires your ISP to pay huge fees and carry ESPN cable channels.. those fees are passed to us as the consumers..  Sports is the reason cable tv is a ripoff, i certainly hope that doesn’t bleed to further price increases for internet traffic as well.

    • http://twitter.com/ma7mgte Joel Rollins

      What about EuroSport?

    • http://twitter.com/ma7mgte Joel Rollins

      What about EuroSport?

    • http://twitter.com/ma7mgte Joel Rollins

      What about EuroSport?

  • Anonymous

    Just wish the UK had something similar (don’t respond with Sky Player, its not free)

  • http://www.facebook.com/noe.brito Noe Brito

    Amazing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Sadler/525356281 Adam Sadler

    Thats the reason they can’t launch it because of SKY! annoying! just wish there was a good rival so they upped their game!

  • http://www.facebook.com/naudo Nicholas Audo

    Is this useable with any ISP (specifically Clearwire?)  

  • Morgan

    Time Warner Cable in Southern California doesnt support this either. Says coming soon… has for over a year now.

  • http://twitter.com/jimmyfal Jimmy Fallon

    If I can do all this without picking up a remote control from start to finish, it’s a game changer, big time. I’m guessing, I will still have to manually turn on Xbox, and TV, and then hit the input button. I guess that’s not too bad. Hope it works. And I hope they make it faster.

  • Anonymous

    I wish there’s a way to switch ISP carriers in ESPN on Xbox. I know Verizon allows this as well as others but TW (my ISP) doesn’t. Until then, I won’t be buying an Xbox.

  • Anonymous

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, GrabPenny.com

  • Supascape

    Oh mama! Life just got a whole lot better. 

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  • Bnlf

    we have sky, xbox is officially in brazil, espn is officially in brazil and still we dont have this service. >.>