Microsoft adds new customization features to Bing Sports on Windows Phone 8

Microsoft launched versions of its various Bing apps for Windows Phone 8 several months ago and today the company issued a new update for one of them, Bing Sports. The new version offers up some customization features for the hardcore sports news fan.

The app, available in the Windows Phone Store, now supports a way for users to personalize his or her updates on to track favorite sports and teams. If you care about a specific athlete, the app now lets users check for the latest news, Twitter updates and more for popular sports personalities. Live tiles in Bing Sports can now be customized so that they display completed, live and upcoming games from a user's favorite team. The ability to share stores via email has also been added. Finally, the app offers up more details on NFL and NBA leagues as a whole, along with a number of soccer leagues.

So far there's no indication that any of the other Bing apps for Windows Phone (News, Finance and Weather) have also gotten any major updates. It's possible that Microsoft wanted to push the new Bing Sports version out so it would be ready for Super Bowl 2014 on Feb. 2. 

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Is this app any good for people in India, or is it just US centric?

Also, I just checked, it's "Bing Sport" and not "Bing Sports".

Edited by Mohitster, Jan 22 2014, 7:20am :

Mohitster said,
Is this app any good for people in India, or is it just US centric?

Also, I just checked, it's "Bing Sport" and not "Bing Sports".

why is the header Bing Sports in the image ?

I hope the rumor of them decoupling the core apps in WP 8.1 like IE and so on comes true so we can get updates like this to those as well in the future.

It's definitely true. When Xbox Music became a separate app, they said they're going to separate many of the baked in stuff to apps "where it makes sense to" in WP8.1, to allow them to make updates more frequently without having to give overall OS updates. This would also mean in order for them to do this, they would have to create a lot more app APIs in order to still give them that nice 'baked in' feel.

George P said,
I hope the rumor of them decoupling the core apps in WP 8.1 like IE and so on comes true so we can get updates like this to those as well in the future.

It also (theoretically) means that any of the built in apps can be replaced by 3rd party apps as defaults. That'd make a lot of people happy.