If you plan to watch the NFL Draft tonight and own an Xbox One, the NFL app might be worth checking out.
Microsoft has beefed up its NFL app to include a couple neat features developed specifically for the Draft, where hundreds of college football stars will find out where they’ll be playing professionally.
Xbox Live Gold members will be able to live stream the Draft with the app. You can also use the Xbox One “Snap,” feature to pull up a “Draft Tracker,” which lets users see which teams are picking and what kind of players they need. This allows Xbox One owners to watch a movie or play a video game, for example, while following the Draft’s progress at the same time.
There are also highlight videos for the top prospects and expert analysis baked into the app, which will be updated throughout the three-day event with video recaps.
This is yet another example of the partnership between Microsoft and the NFL that was inked last year. We noted how NFL teams were using the Surface tablet at the NFL Combine in February, and more recently Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson — the unofficial Surface spokesman — appeared in a Surface commercial.