As you know we are big fans of the Xfinity X1 when we first got it and from all the updates it’s received since. Comcast is bringing even more to it for Football fans with the Football Extras app. The app will add information for each game like in-game drive stats, injury reports, team comparisons and more. It’s going to be a real convient way to grab more info on the game right in front of you without having to go to your phone or PC. Not that either one of those are hard but a little extra convience never hurts right? See more info on this from Comcast below
Earlier this summer, we launched Baseball Extras for the X1 Sports app which helped baseball MLB fans get closer to the game with stats and insights into their favorite teams and players – directly on the TV, side-by-side with the action on the big screen.
For the NFL and NCAA football season, we’re making the X1 Sports app the ultimate football companion. We are dramatically enhancing the experience for football fans, providing more data, real-time stats and visualizations, than ever before: pre-game player and team comparisons, injury reports, fantasy stats and leaders, win/loss probabilities to full post-game analysis including drive chart summary.
The best part is you don’t have to distractedly fumble with multiple screens to check your fantasy stats, player match-ups or the out of town scoreboard. Everything you want and need is on the right side of your TV screen all updating in real-time with every down.
And if you’re in a household where not everyone wants to watch hours of football each week – you can keep the X1 Sports app up on the screen regardless of what’s on to stay connected to your favorite team.
This is just the latest of several sports enhancements we’ve made to X1 recently, including an option that automatically extends live sporting event recordings by 30 minute increments if we detect the game is running over the scheduled time. We’re also testing in Comcast Labs a feature called DVR In-Game Highlights which allows you to jump to key plays within recorded football and soccer games.
Whether you’re a fantasy football player, a die-hard alumnus, or just live with one of them – the entire X1 Sports experience will be your best teammate all season long.
Football Extras on the new X1 Sports app is an NFL and Fantasy Football fan’s very best friend. Complete with pre-game player / team comparisons, injury reports, in-game drive stats, fantasy stats and leaders, computer generated win/loss probabilities and full post-game analysis, Football Extras on the X1 Sports App will take the TV experience to the next level.
And, beyond the blog post below, I’ve included an approved quote from former wide receiver/New England Patriots Hall of Famer Troy Brown (who also regularly comments on the team as an analyst) sharing his thoughts on the importance of stats for the fan experience to help localize it..
Troy Brown – “X1 sports app is great for me – especially as I’m going into the season as an analyst and getting ready to learn more about the teams around the league. No need to dig around the device. I can look right at the screen. It’s easy and convenient.”