Brazil Now is Microsoft’s new app that is set to bring to Xbox One a similar experience to that of the NFL app. Along with the new app, on June 15, Microsoft will premiere Every Street United, the first show of its TV initiative.
Brazil Now is part of Microsoft’s Destination Brazil, a month-long companion app and TV series that will bring NFL Now-like features to the Xbox One dashboard. You can snap Brazil Now next to live TV and the app will let you personalise it with your favourite team. It will bring you score updates from all the World Cup games, while adding real-time stats to live TV when snapped.
Other features include match notifications when matches start, interactive polls during live matches about all kinds of events during the games, such as referee decisions. Taking part in these polls will net you cards that will unlock team photos, there are 96 cards in total. The app will be available June 12 and you won’t need Xbox Live Gold to view or download it, you will however need to have a cable provider that’s airing the games.
Xbox Video will also be getting content from YouTube channel Copa90, a channel that airs content dedicated to football that “goes way beyond the match.”
On June 15, Microsoft will release the first of many shows included in its TV initiative, Every Street United. Every Street United is a reality show that features footballers Thierry Henry and Edgar Davids.
The pair will travel to multiple locations across the world to seek out eight talented young players who will represent their countries in a 4v4 street game in Rio de Janeiro. The show will feature stories about their environments, training and ultimate passion to the sport. Every Street United will be available on Xbox Video, as an app on Xbox One and Xbox 360, without requiring a subscription to Xbox Live Gold.
Have a look at the Every Street United trailer along with the screenshot gallery below.