NFL Xbox One App is going to be awesome
Microsoft and the NFL just got me all excited for this season of football with the new NFL apps for the Xbox One. I got a chance to grab an early look at the app, and this is every football fans dream. The Next Gen stats Go beyond your standard categories of catches, yards and touchdowns and allow fans to track player’s velocity, speed (MPH) and total distance run. With Next Gen Stats, fans will know more than NFL experts with previously unseen data. Fans can discover how fast their favorite RB ran, how far their fantasy QB scrambled or change viewing angles to see just where the coverage broke down.
Revolutionizing the game.
With the 2015 NFL season right around the corner, Microsoft is proud to again partner with the NFL to bring its emerging technologies to the game millions love.
New this season:
- Microsoft is introducing Next Generation Stats, more customized fantasy football notifications, a season-long prediction competition and the introduction of an all-new Windows 10 experience.
- Microsoft will also upgrade the Surface Pro 2 devices on the sidelines to new Surface Pro 3 tablets and will test new technology such as in-game video and instant replay during the preseason.
- Additionally, Microsoft is delivering an unparalleled interactive TV experience to NFL fans around the world with the NFL app on Xbox One, bringing fans closer to their favorite teams, fantasy football and friends.
The NFL app on Xbox One (available in late August)
By connecting football fans through intuitive TV experiences like Skype and Fantasy Football, Microsoft delivers a whole new way to experience NFL game day. This season, Microsoft will integrate Fantasy Football programs from NFL.com, CBS, Yahoo! Sports and ESPN Fantasy Football into Xbox One and Windows 10.
Additionally, Microsoft has also added a variety of new features to the Xbox One NFL app, delivering a truly unique experience for fans, including:
- Next Gen Stats: Go beyond your standard categories of catches, yards and touchdowns and allow fans to track player’s velocity, speed (MPH) and total distance run. With Next Gen Stats, fans will know more than NFL experts with previously unseen data. Fans can discover how fast their favorite RB ran, how far their fantasy QB scrambled or change viewing angles to see just where the coverage broke down.
- Game Day Notifications: Fans will have improved game day notifications, as they can now set two favorite teams to go along with being able to upload two different fantasy teams. With smart notifications, fans can personalize their game day experience on Xbox One and Windows 10 to see only the big play alerts, scores, fantasy updates and highlights they care about when they happen.
- New Replay Function: There’s a new replay function that will allow fans to watch replays from multiple angles and share to their Xbox Live contacts. When you snap the NFL App while watching live NFL games, there’s a new highlight reel section, where you can “like” big plays and keep track of the most popular highlights for the day.
- NGS Pick’em: For the first time ever, Microsoft is introducing a new skills game competition called NGS Pick’em, offering an opportunity for fans to make predictions on Next Gen Stats recorded from highlights and replays to win prizes including tickets to Super Bowl 50. The full NFL App, complete with the NGS Pick’em will also be available on all Windows 10 devices, providing users the ultimate second screen experience
Microsoft Surface tablets on NFL Sidelines. Microsoft Surface technology helps make NFL players, coaches and teams more efficient, productive and competitive.
o This year, coaches and players will use the new Surface Pro 3 tablets with the Sideline Viewing System (SVS), affording the ability to review and mark up dynamic, full-color images of plays on the sidelines and in the booth immediately following each series, up to seven times faster than the old printed pages. These photos provide enhanced detail as well as the ability to zoom-in and focus on any area of the images in real time.
o During more than 20 preseason games this year, Microsoft and the NFL will be testing new ways to use Surface technology in-game including video on the Sideline Sideline Viewing System and instant replay usage by referees as opposed to them going “under the hood.”
o More NFL teams continue to adopt Surface as an end-to-end technology solution for their organizations – from playbooks to game day operations and front office productivity.
* Available features, content and requirement vary across systems.