Official CBS Sports app is ready to kick off on Windows Phone 8
It has been some time since a big titled, official app landed for Windows Phone 8, so it’s great to see CBS Sports launch theirs today. The app, resting at version 1.0 (although it oddly says 2.0 on the About screen) and freshly published to the Store, comes in at a modest 3 MB and will surely keep you up to date in the sporting world.
The app comes with numerous features and is generally what we would expect from such a high caliber media company.
CBS Sports version 1.0 Features
- Scores - Football (NFL, NCAA); Baseball (MLB); Basketball (NBA, NCAA); Hockey (NHL)
- Game Details - Tap a score to see score and stat updates. Follow the live action for NCAA, NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL with GameTrackers.
- News - CBS Sports' industry leading sports writers provide you with great sports content
- Standings - Standings for every league, including rankings for college sports
There is also a nice Video section as well. The CBS Sports app is certainly quick to load and the graphics are well done though Windows Phone 8 features are limited. There is no double wide tile, no pinnable sections or Lockscreen features, which is a bit of a shame. But the HD images and extremely fast performance may make up for the lack of options early on.
Overall, the CBS Sports app is a solid but somewhat lacking app, but it should provide a robust foundation for CBS to build off of. Let us know in comments what you think.
Pick up the official CBS Sports app for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store. Thanks, Nate, for the tip
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