updated 02:10 pm EDT, Thu August 25, 2011
ESPN app now ready for Xbox Live
Microsoft mid-Thursday took its ESPN Xbox 360 app live. The portal gives Xbox Live Gold members access to live college football and certain other sports normally shown on ESPN3. Viewers can watch up to two games at a time and voice control with Kinect if they have the camera controller.
Viewers can check scoreboards and get live updates from ongoing games. To help keep track of upcoming or current games, ESPN builds in both a bottom tray guide for what's coming as well as the option of flagging games for reminders when they get close.
Beyond the Gold account, Xbox 360 owners also need to have the device online through an Internet connection from a provider with a supporting ESPN3 deal, such as Comcast, Cox, or Verizon's FiOS.