Whether you have a favorite college basketball team or just tune in for the inevitable upsets, March is one of the most exhilarating months of the year for sports. And for customers with X1, there are some new features that will make it easier than ever to keep up with every minute of every game.
Regular users of the X1 Sports app will notice a new and enhanced tournament tile, which now displays the top-seeded teams in each region, along with a schedule of dates for each round and the opportunity to look back at previous results. Customers can also track a specific regional bracket and follow results by round or zoom out for a look at the full tournament. Brackets can be accessed easily through the X1 Voice Remote using the command “Show me the bracket.”
Customers can also use new commands to pull up X1’s voice-enabled knowledge cards for quick access to team stats and comparisons. If you can’t make it to PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh but don’t want to miss the Midwest Region second round, say “Duke basketball” or “Duke vs. Rhode Island” into your Voice Remote to get prepared for that March 17 matchup.
Fans looking for a full tournament experience can say “NCAA Tournament” into their Voice Remote and launch the NCAA Basketball collection within the X1 Sports Guide. There they’ll find a new score strip highlighting all the matchups in real time, plus web clips featuring game highlights, dunks of the day, news, analysis and expanded video content for the men’s tournament. Live action for the women’s tournament and National Invitation Tournament will also be featured.
And for those who are late to tip-off or forget to set their DVR, games airing on TBS, TNT and truTV will be available to play back as Instant on Demand, giving X1 customers the ability to restart a game from the beginning shortly after it starts airing.