NFL and ESPN apps coming to Xbox One in November

Microsoft has detailed plans for its upcoming ESPN and NFL apps, both set to arrive in November.


Are you ready for some football? Days ahead of the NFL season kicking off, Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox One's NFL and ESPN apps will both arrive in November, presumably in time for the console's unannounced launch date. This is, of course, the beginning of a multi-year partnership with the NFL.

The NFL on Xbox One app will feature live games, scores, stats, and highlights. It will also enhance the Fantasy Football experience by working with, NFL Network, and NFL Red Zone. The Snap feature will allow fans to watch live games and track their fantasy teams simultaneously, whether they're watching a game or anything else that might be on TV. The app will require Xbox Live Gold and an account. "Additional subscriptions and/or requirements apply for some features," such as NFL Red Zone.

ESPN on Xbox One will expand on many of the features currently available on the Xbox 360's ESPN app, offering WatchESPN,, and ESPN 3 video content, both live and on-demand. Like the NFL, the Xbox One's ESPN app will also feature Snap mode capability, for personalized scores and stats, whenever you're watching something like Monday Night Football. The app also requires Xbox Live Gold, and a video subscription from "an affiliated service provider."

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    September 3, 2013 12:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, NFL and ESPN apps coming to Xbox One in November.

    Microsoft has detailed plans for its upcoming ESPN and NFL apps, both set to arrive in November.

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      September 3, 2013 12:44 PM

      Ozzie, do you have any more details on what will be required to watch Redzone on the Xbox One? Looking at their page only lists 5 providers that can "watch online", so is it going to be an NFL subscription layer or something?

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        September 3, 2013 12:54 PM

        It's going to be one of those things that I'd imagine is going to depend on the provider. We'll hopefully find out more soon.

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          September 3, 2013 12:57 PM

          If it's like ESPN, I'll be OK with that.

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      September 3, 2013 1:04 PM

      Nice! You can just put your fantasy team into the app if your teams happen to be on THE OTHER FANTASY FOOTBALL WEBSITE! Awesome!

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        September 3, 2013 3:07 PM

        Did you just create your own league?

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        September 3, 2013 3:08 PM

        Did you just create a league? Where does it let you do that?

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          September 3, 2013 4:13 PM

          IDK, I was going off of Polygon's article.

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        September 3, 2013 3:34 PM

        Did you just create A League of Their Own?