The NFL has just released their official cheat sheet and draft kit for the 2014 Fantasy Football season. As you know, a lot of folks take their fantasy football very seriously – just watch an episode of The League on FXX to see how serious. This is probably an app you won't want to miss on Windows Phone and Windows 8 if you're big into fantasy football.
The official NFLRUSH Fantasy Football is now available for Windows Phone and the upcoming NFL season. This app will allow you keep track of your NFLRUSH Fantasy team while you're out and about. Bonus: It's available as a Universal Windows app, and there's a Windows 8.1 version floating around in the Store.
By Sam Sabri, Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 at 8:21 pm EDT
The official NFL Preseason Live app is available for Windows 8.1. The NFL preseason is officially underway. There will be a total of 65 games this preseason, and you can catch them all on your Surface Pro 3 or other Windows 8.1 device. Read on for details on how to access every out-of-market game live.
Microsoft will be updating the NFL app on the Xbox One and Windows 8 devices, adding several new features in time for the start of the football season next month. The new app will be more customizable, and you will be able to choose the information you see. You an view stats for your favorite teams and players, as well as on-demand video from NFL Now and more, according to Engadget:
The NFL will be employing modified Surface tablets on the sidelines of games beginning this season. As part of an existing deal with Microsoft, the NFL will deploy Surface Pro 2 tablets beginning with the Hall of Fame game today. The tablets, modified externally with a thick blue case, will be used to review plays instantly. Each sideline will have a temperature-controlled cart of Surface tablets, which will remain locked up at the stadium when not in use during games. Additionally, the tablets will be locked down to prevent cheating, according to Engadget:
In a bold move supporting cord cutters, satellite provider DirecTV is allowing users to stream NFL Sunday Ticket games to their personal devices without requiring a satellite dish in the process. Streaming will work on Microsoft's Xbox console as well as compatible Android phones and tablets and Apple's iPhone and iPad.
By Sam Sabri, Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 5:18 pm EST
Even though the NFL season is wrapping up, we’re happy to see more official apps for NFL teams join the Windows Phone Store. Mosey on over to the Store and you’ll see new official apps for the St. Louis Rams, Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens. That’s in addition to a handful of teams that are already there. Let’s check out what these apps are about and what we can look forward to from other teams.
NFL Mobile is a feature rich Windows Phone 8 app designed to keep you up to date with all the Pro Football action. One of the key features for NFL Mobile is the ability to manage your NFL.com fantasy football teams directly from your Windows Phone.
The app was recently updated to version 188.8.131.52 and while there's not an official change log, our tipsters are pointing to fixes with the Fantasy Football features that were a little buggy on release. It is our understanding that the update now fixes bugs that prevented you from switching players, managing lineups and held back other key Fantasy Football features.
The middle of August is when the NFL released their official app for Windows Phone 8. NFL Mobile was a very welcomed app for fans of American football around the world. Then came the announcement that official NFL Fantasy Football apps would be coming to Windows 8, Xbox and Windows Phone. We’ve seen the Windows 8 and Xbox versions and they’re pretty darn good, but the Windows Phone version was absent from the Store. Today, the official NFL Football Fantasy 2013 app for Windows Phone finally comes to the Store and is unfortunately a disappointment.
I can hear all you reading the title shouting “YES!” at the top of your lungs. At least you would be doing that if you’re diehard NFL fan, never want to miss a game, and happen to live outside the United States and Mexico. NFL Game Pass is now available for Windows Phone.
By Sam Sabri, Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm EDT
Today, the 2013 NFL season gets underway. The opening game will see defending Super Bowl XLVII champions Baltimore Ravens up against the Denver Broncos. Both teams met in the playoffs last year, but only one went on to become champion. Should be an exciting game that helps set the tone for this season. What better way to enjoy the 94th regular season of the National Football League than with companion apps on your Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 device. Oh, and your Xbox 360 is getting in on the action too. Ready? Break!
By Sam Sabri, Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 at 10:13 pm EDT
Right now the NFL preseason is underway. Football teams across the United States are gearing up for the 2013 seasons that kickoffs on September 5 with last year’s Super Bowl champs the Baltimore Ravens. If you’re outside the United States you’ll probably read the headline, roll your eyes, and move on. For the rest of you, there’s a redesigned NFL Mobile app for Windows Phone just in time for the new season. Let’s check it out.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 app store has yet to be a juggernaut of variety and applications. We had previously heard that the company mentioned this holiday season as a goal date to bring a majority of popular apps to the platform. Yesterday at Build 2013 in San Francisco, Microsoft’s loveable CEO Steve Ballmer stated that Facebook, Flipboard, and NFL apps will be arriving soon.
Microsoft has been wrapped up in sports deals for the last few days and yesterday’s partnership with the National Football League, was yet another welcome addition. The NFL and Microsoft plan to upgrade interactive TV viewing for football fans through the company’s latest entertainment console, Xbox One. The $400 million deal was announced Tuesday and will be set into effect as early as Q1 2014.
With the Super Bowl just days away, many will begin touting their vast knowledge of the NFL. NFL Trivia is a Windows Phone app that will test that knowledge and may give you a leg up on the competition.
The trivia game is laid out about as simply as you can get with two modes of play, Simple and Trivia. Simple Mode presents you with ten questions and awards you points for each correct answer. Trivia Mode also offers you points for each correct answer but has an endless string of questions.
NFL Trivia may not have many bells and whistles but it isn't a bad test of your NFL knowledge.
The "Peanut Butter, Jelly" version, shown above was the runner-up and will air during both the NFC and AFC Championship games.
If you're the type who would rather tune in this Sunday, January 21st, during the pre-Game show and see which version won, don't stray any further. If you can't stand the anticipation, you can find the winning version after the break.
Still think they should have had a War Eagle version....
Although Windows Phone 8 is now available (for some users at least), the big advertising campaign has yet to begin. The good news is that’s going to start this weekend, specifically during Sunday’s NFL games, which we think should get a lot of eyes.
The ad they will be using is the one that premiered during the big Windows Phone announcement at the end of October. It features numerous people of every stripe and color talking about how their Windows Phone is their own, focusing on the phrase the smartphone “reinvented around you”.
Microsoft has had mixed success with advertising in the past but we think this commercial is quite effective and should raise interest from those looking for something new. We should also point out that this is just the initial phase of advertising, so expect more things in the coming weeks.