ESPN has upgraded its WatchESPN app with new support for split-screen viewing of content. For instance, individuals could see a live stream of among ESPN’s lots of channels while concurrently locating some on-demand video content or live sports ratings.

The function is special to more recent iPads and the iPad mini currently, but will be pertaining to various other devices like the Apple TELEVISION and Xbox in the future.
AllThingsD has more on how the feature works:

The key here is something ESPN is calling a “live toolbar.” It’s a widget that encounters the bottom of the video screen and lets you locate data like scores and statistics for other games you are not watching. And, if your attention span can manage it, you can likewise utilize it to locate on-demand video clips, like emphasize reels, that you can see side-by-side with a live feed.

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What’s new
Introducing the WatchESPN Live Toolbar on iPad! Now you can stay up to date with information, scores and on-demand video from your favored sporting occasions while watching live programs on ESPN.

The live toolbar includes:
– Live TV Lineup: See exactly what’s on ESPN’s networks and change to extra ESPN shows without exiting the video.
– Scores: Follow extra games while watching your game on ESPN. Introduce video highlights at the conclusion of an occasion (where available).
– Top Videos: Watch numerous things at the same time! Keep up with the current news and highlights right alongside the live ESPN programming you are viewing. Turn your device while enjoying two videos.

* The Live Toolbar is readily available on iPad and iPad Mini only.

Also new in 1.7:
– Individuals linking from an university or military network now get access to ESPN3 occasions automatically!
– WatchESPN is now compatible with iOS7.
– ‘ESPN on ABC’ occasions will now appear in the WatchESPN app. Selecting these occasions will bring you into the WatchABC app.

As with many of these apps, live streaming is U.S. only and requires verification with among these paid television carriers: AT&T U-verse, Bright Residence Networks, Charter, Comcast XFINITY, Cox, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum, Time Warner Cable television, or Verizon FiOS TV.
WatchESPN is a cost-free download from the App Shop.

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