Comcast customers with the X1 platform have access to a new “Football Companion”.
Comcast today announced a new feature for the X1 Sports app that lets fans see fantastic real-time stats, player comparisons, injury reports and more with a sidebar on the right side of your screen. TV screen.
(Speaking of Tom Brady, the Pats quarterback had his 4-game “Deflategate” suspension overturned today by a federal judge)
This means you can watch live game action – or other programming – while stats and other football-related information are updated in real time on the right side of your screen.
The feature is quite similar to what Microsoft is offering with its own NFL app on Xbox One, which lets you “click” the app on the right side of the screen and see stats and scores while watching live TV. direct.
As more and more people use second screens while watching live matches to access fantasy football stats, news and other related information, companies like Microsoft and Comcast are trying to provide everything in one place. .
Comcast added more features to its X1 Sports app in July, including the ability to “auto-extend” DVR recordings when games exceed a scheduled airtime. It’s also testing a way to allow customers to easily skip to key highlights while watching recorded sporting events.