NFL details online apps for Microsoft Windows 8 and Xbox One
We are just days away from the start of preseason football here in the United States, and Microsoft and the NFL have confirmed their plans to bring the 2014 season online. This includes current desktop and mobile devices, as well as Microsoft’s new Xbox One console.
For the past few months Microsoft has been reworking the company’s NFL presence from desktop to mobile-devices and the new online offerings will give football fans more options for watching each week’s match-ups.
One of the pitfalls of last year’s season was that the Xbox One launched in November, missing most of the regular season, while most NFL content was caught up in postseason restrictions and lockouts. That has been changed for the better this year with the launch of the new apps arriving in time for the regular season.
Now the Xbox One app will be ready to go with week one of the regular season (sorry preseason lovers) but that’s still a vast improvement over last year when it comes to content offered. There will be more than just games, there will be a few key Fantasy Football features added in to that particular app, and you can also hit NFL Now, the official online video service of the NFL.
You can add extra content with NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NFL Sunday Ticket and NFL Now, though not all of them are free.
Fantasy Football on Xbox One will offer a feed of customized content so you can track your players, the app also promises exclusive in-game highlights and team-management from the app itself. The NFL League Feed will work with the Xbox One Snap feature out of the box, and it is coming natively to Windows 8 devices this year.