We are barreling down the hill towards another NFL season. The first game of this 2016 NFL season begins this Thursday, and Microsoft is making sure it has its users covered. We reported about a grand scale NFL app hitting the Xbox One. The new Xbox One NFL app is bringing ‘next generation’ level analytics for fans as well a new age replay functionality. However, the audience for the Xbox One now pales in comparison to the growing crowd of Windows 10 users. Fortunately, with a little elbow grease and a lucrative partnership with the NFL, Microsoft has managed to create the NFL for Windows app for Windows 10 devices.
The Windows 10 app is almost identical to the Xbox One app except that users will not be able to stream live TV. The lack of live streaming on the Windows 10 app is understandable as users need to be connected to their cable providers for that level of functionality. As mentioned earlier, the feature that makes these new NFL apps stand out is “Next-Gen Replay”. Next Gen Replay uses player tracking technology to let viewers see the big plays on an interactive 3D field. Here’s a list of more features listed on the Store:
- View Next-Gen Replays with an all-new interactive field view – view the play from 3 different camera angles, select players to see their stats and break down the play in slow motion.
- NFL.com Fantasy integration lets you track your Fantasy matchup for all your NFL.com fantasy leagues.
- Game Day notifications keep you informed whenever your favorite team scores.
- Track live game stats and scores from around the league with in-game highlights moments after the play happens on the field.
- Follow your favorite team’s latest highlights and in-depth analyst opinions.
[pullquote align=”left” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Microsoft has taken full control of the development of NFL for Windows with the National Football League’s blessing[/pullquote]
The app development of NFL for Windows is similar to Facebook for Windows Phone. Microsoft has taken full control of the development of NFL for Windows with the National Football League’s blessing. While there are several NFL apps in the Windows Store, this is the Official app of the NFL thanks to a multi-year partnership Microsoft has with the NFL. The new app is another addition to a growing partnership Microsoft and the NFL have established that includes the Surface becoming the official tablet of the NFL.