Technology is a wonderful thing, especially when it allows you to watch fights – past, present and live – from anywhere. So while the idea of UFC FIGHT PASS was a brilliant one, execution was always going to be the key, and with the addition of the UFC.TV app to the Xbox One a few weeks back, you could say Mission Accomplished.
Providing console users with the ability to access countless fights and original programming from the comfort of their couch through their UFC FIGHT PASS account, the app also allows the purchase of Pay-Per-View events, even outside of the United States and Canada.
Sounds easy enough, and it is, even for the technically challenged. If you already have a UFC FIGHT PASS account, just go online, download the app from the Xbox store, enter your account info, and you’re there, ready to move through an easy to navigate user interface (one that includes a robust search feature) and watch your favorite bouts from the past or order an upcoming Pay-Per-View event like this Saturday’s UFC 186 card from Montreal. Featuring Demetrious Johnson’s flyweight title defense against Kyoji Horiguchi, the return of Rampage Jackson against Fabio Maldonado, and a pivotal middleweight matchup between Michael Bisping and CB Dollaway, it’s not a bad way to start your UFC on Xbox One experience.
If that sounds like a sales pitch, you could call it that, but only because once you get into the app, you will spend countless hours digging through the archives as well as getting ready for the next UFC event. And once fight night rolls around, the live streams have been flawless, even with less than optimal internet connections. So call it what you will, but the bottom line is that once you use the app, you’re likely to be convinced that it’s something that will be staying on your console for the long haul.
But what if you’re not a UFC FIGHT PASS member? Not a problem. Just visit UFC.tv/Xbox to start a free trial and you’re on your way.
So is this a must have if you’re a fight fan and an Xbox One user? Absolutely.