We’d wondered if Xbox 360 users might see the NBA Game Time application Microsoft announced back at E3 before basketball seasons official start. Coming just a week before tip-off Xbox LIVE users can now watch live streams of their favorite NBA team’s games.

While NBA Game Time for Xbox 360 marks the first time U.S. users will be able to watch highlights, replays, and games directly from their console that’s not this app’s only claim to fame. It also features in-app schedules and stats on your favorite players and franchises, Kinect sensor and voice support, and a split screen mode so you can enjoy two games at once.

Of course, this is strictly an Xbox LIVE Gold subscriber ordeal, Xbox LIVE Free users won’t be allowed to partake in the festivities. Neither will those of you who don’t have an NBA League Pass subscription.