Verizon FiOS TV adds WatchESPN for the Xbox
(Best Syndication News) - Verizon FiOS TV customers can now get WatchESPN on their Microsoft Xbox 360 game consoles. Additionally, HD video of live broadcasts and events from ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, and ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beaters are accessible for Xbox LIVE Gold members. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) made the announcement Tuesday.
The new addition will allow Verizon FiOS subscribers to watch popular ESPN shows, such as "SportsCenter," "PTI," "First Take," "NFL Live," "Baseball Tonight," "College GameDay," "Mike & Mike in the Morning," and more on their Xbox. Live sporting event broadcasts from the NFL, MLB, NBA, motor sports, soccer, golf, tennis, and more will now be delivered to the Xbox through ESPN.
The new WatchESPN for the Xbox will also have extra features. My Sports will help users find their favorite sports teams and assist them in finding the most relevant information and games. Mini Guide will help viewers preview and choose what is on ESPN by displaying information on the bottom of the screen.
The Split Screen feature lets viewers watch two events at the same time, or have one screen for the live event and highlights displayed on the other half. The Kinect controller is supported allowing user to wave a hand or use voice commands to navigate through the app. Lastly, ESPN BottomLine will provide the viewers the latest news and scores.
To get the Verizon FiOS WatchESPN on the Xbox, customers can find ESPN Live on the screen library of the game console. Customers without the Xbox can view WatchESPN on other platforms including Smartphones, tablets, and online at WatchESPN.com
By: Nancy Connors