We’re getting closer to getting our first look at what’s in store for Fox Sports Go, the sports-centric app that’s coming to iOS and Android devices in the coming weeks.
The app will offer users an array of curated content that will be delivered to their devices through the Apple TV, Roku, Apple TV Stick, Apple Watch, Apple television, Apple tvOS, Apple iPad and Apple TV remote.
While the app is still in early testing stages, Fox Sports Insider caught up with team leader Chris Brown, who spoke with us about the upcoming update and more.
Brown first touched on the upcoming app and what we can expect to see in the future.
“This will be a really great opportunity to bring a little bit of the excitement and the energy of Fox Sports back into the Fox Sports family, and really deliver a fresh new experience to the Apple and Android TV platforms,” he said.
“So we’re really excited about this.”
Brown also talked about the future of the Apple Watch app.
The Apple Watch will have a new experience, which is not as much about sports as it is about the people in your life that you connect with, he said, noting that there will be an expanded sports section and some of the new features we’re hoping to bring to it.
“We’ll be able, hopefully, to show you a couple of really cool features that we’re bringing to the Watch experience, so you’ll be a part of it,” he added.
“We have some really cool stuff coming up.”
We asked Brown how he thinks the app will change the sport-watching experience.
He was quick to note that it’s going to have a different look and feel.
“There’s going be a completely different look to it,” Brown said.
“[The new watch app] will really bring that excitement of being on the big screen, seeing what’s happening and being able to catch up on what’s going on.”
We also asked Brown about the potential of integrating the app with Fox Sports Pass, which allows users to watch games from multiple platforms.
“It’s definitely possible, because it will be possible to stream from your Apple TV to the TV as well as the Apple platform,” he responded.
“The problem is that you’ve got to actually have access to that Apple TV in order to be able [to stream],” he added, referring to the requirement for a cable subscription to stream games.
The new app will also be available for Roku users as well.
“Right now, we don’t have an Apple TV version, so we’re just waiting on a partner to provide it,” said Brown.
“And then once that happens, we’ll be working with them to integrate that with the Roku platform.”
Apple TV users who already have an app can upgrade their subscription by going to the App Store and selecting “Update,” then “Upgrade Your Apple TV.”
Users can also watch the app from their iOS device, which includes both Apple TV and Roku apps.
The app will debut this fall.