Major Nelson has announced on bis blog that the ESPN app for Xbox Live is getting a few updates.

The new features in the update include:

  • My Sports –  Designate your favorite sports and/or teams and use this shortcut to jump to any games currently being played.  It will also provide a daily personalized news feed.
  • Mini Guide – The Mini Guide gives you a preview and quick access to content at the bottom of the screen.
  • Split Screen – 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.
  • Voice Control with Kinect
  • Scoreboard –A live college football scoreboard that you can jump to any time. This can be used in conjunction with the Split Screen function.
  • Reminders – Tag games and set reminders.
  • ESPN BottomLine – Breaking news and score updates from around the world of sports.

The split screen function is going to be the most useful.  I haven’t met a sports fan yet that doesn’t flip between games.

The update is set to go live in late August.


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