Xbox 360 ESPN App Goes Out By March 23

Xbox 360 ESPN App Goes Out By March 23
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Upgrades are definitely a thing these days. However, if there is something new added, there is also something removed in exchange. That is where we come to the report about Xbox 360 ESPN App dying out.


The app would still be there – for Xbox One players, that is. As the app’s support for Xbox 360 will now be pulled out, users are urged to upgrade as well to be sure they won’t miss out. Ubergizmo reports that the said app will be shut down this March 23 based on a notice posted on the said app.

The notice goes on like this: “ESPN on Xbox 360 will no longer be available as of March 23, 2016. Check out ESPN on Xbox One for everything you love about ESPN on Xbox 360 plus stats, scores, fantasy football and more – all personalized to your favorite teams and sports.”

Polygon also reports that the shutdown of the ESPN App, which was first reported by Deadspin, was confirmed by Microsoft in a statement similar to what was posted on the app.

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The company, known for Windows, also said that the shutdown of the said app is only applicable to the Xbox 360 as the app will still continue to work for Xbox One. When asked for additional details, the ESPN spokesperson declined to do so. However, an ESPN source of the Polygon says that the use of the Xbox 360 ESPN App has been dropping since its launch of the Xbox One in November 2013.

It could be recalled that the ESPN App was first rolled out in November 2010. It offers content on live sporting events, personalized scores and highlights. After two years, the software company and ESPN added live programming from all ESPN networks plus shows like SportsCenter.

For now, ESPN still remains accessible for other external devices like computers, tablets and streaming boxes via the WatchESPN app. However, the only video game console that offers the said app is the Xbox One. GameSpot also adds that the ESPN app will still get through Amazon Fire and Roku. Programming from ESPN is also available through the PlayStation Vue TV service.

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