Xbox One getting ESPN, NFL – Xbox 360 gets NFL Fantasy Football today

Tuesday, 3rd September 2013 16:21 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft is partnering with the sports industry to deliver content across Xbox, Surface and Windows devices by deals with the NFL, Sideline App, Fantasy Football and a renewed contract with ESPN.

Here’s the list of content:

The NFL on Xbox One

  • A personalized destination. Tailor your experience for your team from the best content the NFL has to offer, including, NFL Network and NFL RedZone.
  • Fantasy Football. Xbox is the best place to track your Fantasy Football team, and Xbox One delivers an integrated experience so you are up to date on all the analysis, highlights, news, stats, scores and standings.
  • A new way to experience live TV. Xbox One reimagines the way you experience live TV. With the Snap feature, you can watch live games and track your fantasy team, or the latest scores and stats, at the same time.
  • Connected. Sports are best when fan-to-fan heckling can commence. The NFL on Xbox One will connect fans through Skype, curated Twitter feeds and Fantasy Football, ensuring that no win or loss is left unmentioned.
  • The NFL on Xbox One will be available in November 2013.

The NFL on Xbox One requires advanced TV hardware, broadband Internet, Xbox Live Gold membership and an account on Additional subscriptions and/or requirements apply for some features, including NFL Red Zone.

ESPN on Xbox One

  • Favorites. Deeper personalization with your account means you can customize your ESPN experience to the teams and sports you care about most.
  • Scores. Personalized scores and stats work with Snap or full-screen mode.
  • ESPN on Xbox One will be available in November 2013.

Advanced TV hardware, broadband Internet and Xbox Live Gold membership required. Live access to ESPN networks through WatchESPN requires a video subscription from an affiliated service provider. Certain other restrictions apply. Fantasy Football on Xbox 360, Windows Phone 8, W8.

  • Your fantasy highlights. We know your Fantasy Football team is serious business, and to perform your best the analysis and news has to be intuitive and easy to find.
  • Xbox 360 brings together the highlights and analysis for your Fantasy Football team into one, easy-to-access place – your TV – to make sure that you don’t miss a thing.
  • Fantasy league tracking. The Xbox 360 app provides real-time fantasy stats, scores, matchup updates and league standings for up to six of your fantasy leagues.
  • Fantasy Football on Xbox 360 will be available starting September 3.
  • Available today on Windows 8 and as an app on Windows Phone 8. Fantasy Football on Xbox 360 requires broadband Internet, Xbox Live Gold Membership and an account with Additional requirements apply for some features.

The NFL on Surface and Windows: Surface is on the sidelines with the NFL to help protect your favorite players, and in your living room to keep you connected to the latest game stats, social networks, email and messaging. Surface tablets will not only be in the hands of medical staff, officials and the NFL staff this season, but you will also see Surface branding included on the instant replay hoods and communication carts at every game. In addition, Fantasy Football apps will be available for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 so fans can track their fantasy teams on the go.

Sideline App

  • X2. Concussion injuries are taken very seriously by the NFL doctors and players. The season is started by taking a baseline evaluation of each player, and, as injuries occur on the field, the X2 app for Surface helps doctors assess the level of injury.
  • Players can answer a series of questions immediately after an injury takes place and then again later to determine if it is safe for the player to take the field.



  1. Playmaker

    My league is run through Yahoo! NOOOO!! Is it supported?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Playmaker

    oh and go Skins!

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Animeboy413

    Sounds Awesome, I believe you can watch live Football games on NFL Network/Redzone, even MNF is now on your XBox One.. Microsoft is making this console perfect for older male fans who are into these type of things. in their everyday’s a really smart move

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Animeboy413

    Wonder if Direct TV will let Microsoft used NFL Leauge pass for XB1

    #4 1 year ago
  5. diego-rbb-93


    Glad North American audience get all this awesome stuff, but what the hell are they thinking when it comes to Europe? (I already gey they dont give a shit about Japan)

    #5 1 year ago
  6. MFBB

    #5 they always ignore Europe/Asia and never offer that stuff there, sucks.

    I dont care for NFL but I do like NBA a lot.

    Anways you can simply open your browser on console and watch a free stream.

    I do that with my PS3 sometimes (watching NBA/UFC), streaming works fine.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. sebastien rivas

    It is likely this ESPN-NFL venture from MS on their new platform will be dedicated for N. America.

    After all, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia do not see American football as primary pass time.

    MS should know by now they cannot shove down gamers throats stuffs like that, that is why I firmly believe this move is only for N. America unless of course MS want to see as many ESPN sold around the world (US-Canada excluded) as they sell Xbox 360 in Japan.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. DSB

    I shelled out for an NFL Gamepass this year. Shit got real.

    And it’s gonna be so worth it when I get to watch the 9′ers demolish the Packers this weekend.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. revsouly

    Now we know why NFL was pulled from PS3 owners this year. Now I have to find a discounted XB Live Gold card.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. lexph3re

    Yeah, I was just about to get the NFL ticket for my wife on ps3. Then found out they were moving to XBL

    #10 1 year ago
  11. DreadSabot

    @1 X1 supports IE and snap, so no reason you cant watch the game and snap the Yahoo page on the screen to see your league. Bear Down!

    #11 1 year ago

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