After too long spent with just adequate ESPN content on Xbox Live, users can now get the full deal with the WatchESPN app. The app provides coverage of all ESPN channels, as well as a variety of other offerings, including highlights and replays. This comes after it was originally announced this past summer.
Users can now watch ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Buzzer Beater, and Goal Line. Features include split screen, my sports, mini guide, control via Kinect, interactive ESPN BottomLine, and reminders. Content can be watched in high-definition, including highlights and replays, while the entire system can be controlled with voice and motion.
The Split Screen feature allows users to watch two games at once, or to split the content up, such as a game in one window and highlights in another. Both screens can be controlled independent of each other, such as pausing one screen while you dedicate your attention to the other. The controlling can be done via Kinect, allowing you to go hands-free.
Next up is the Mini Guide, which gives users sports content previews and quick access at the bottom of the screen, making it easy to toggle between games. Breaking news is delivered via BottomLine, which includes live alerts. Reminders are also tossed into the mix, allowing users to tag games and set up reminders.