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    There's nothing more exciting than watching a match live, in person. Since this is not always possible, enjoying a direct stream on your portable device is a pretty good second best. You can choose between live shows and 1000s of older videos, along with interviews and professional analysis.
    img by pokemon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Depending on your schedule, you might not get to watch the 1st round of the NBA draft from your couch. Get updates on your favorite team's picks and more info on the future starts of the game.
    img by Aubrey
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    There's no denying that the NBA is where the Nets shine the brightest. It's always good to keep up-to-date with the latest games in the league and ESPN is about as reliable as it gets. Sometimes, their news will get updated literally every 5 minutes.
    img by Antonio
    5 months ago
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    Kut app - Fox app was 10000x beter Jan 31, 2021

    By Adrie Verbij
    Fox sports was top, topscorers van de competitie kon je zien en per speelronde overzichtelijk alle wedstrijden. Toen kwam ESPN en nu is het helemaal kut. Echt verschrikkelijk.
  • img Expert The Best Live Sports Streaming Apps for Your Buck in 2022

    The Best Live Sports Streaming Apps for Your Buck in 2022

    If you're a cable cutter or just want a way to watch your favorite sport on the go, you're in luck: there are lots of live sports apps. We tested 10 to find the best.

  • img Expert
    1. Put on your headphones & get right into live national and regional radio game broadcasts & over 100 podcasts
    2. Get live video streams of all your favorite games from NFL, College Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer & on-demand news and highlights
    3. Why follow only your favorite team? Quickly find out everything you need to know about the opponent for a detailed game overview

    Reviewed by Laura S on December 27, 2017

  • Almost perfect Jan 6, 2022

    By MKE Cody WI
    Great Price and a must have for any sports fan. I use chrome cast to watch ESPN + content on my TV. 75% of the time the chrome cast icon is nowhere to be found. A week or two goes by all of sudden the incon is back. Then all of a sudden it’s gone again. When it isn’t working I’ll go to all my other apps and it works with those. I’ve tried everything I learned from online research and nothing has worked for me. I’ve reset the tv, the chrome cast, deleted the app and reinstalled it, signed out, reset my phone, cleared cashed apps, updated iOS, updated the app. Prolly forgetting a few but I’ve spent hours multiple different times trying to fix it. Randomly with no rhyme or reason the icon re appears but eventually disappears just as randomly as it appeared days prior. I even ordered Apples Lightning to HDMI cord which will mirror my phone or iPad screen to the TV. That works and mirrors my actions as I browse the app but I get a error message as soon as I try to watch something. ESPN must of built the app to not work when you’re trying to mirror their content onto the TV even tho they allow you to cast their content to your TV if/when the chrome cast icon is present.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Carlos Cifuentes
    It works great on wifi but a soon as I switch it to stream with phone data it buffers every 20 seconds it's really annoying I'm never able to watch a game without being interrupted. It does not matter if I have full bars. It seems to be a problem only with android phones though. Because I tried with an IPhone and it worked great. No interruptions using phone data (with 3 bars) please fix this. It's extremely annoying.
  • Delay of game.... 5 yd penalty on ESPN+.... Jan 19, 2020

    By cowboy redskin fan 2018
    I would say once you actually get the ESPN+ app installed it works pretty well on Roku and is easy to navigate with the remote......the big problem is it literally takes a PhD and engineering degree to get the app installed on a non QLED TV which many do not have esp if you’ve purchased a tv prior to 2017.....ESPN also failed to offer a heads up on this so if you have an older tv be prepared for a long set up process.....after about 8 hours and a trip to the store to purchase said Roku device we hunkered down to watch Connor v cowboy....sad to say 40 secs was a huge letdown but it looks like the UFC lineup In coming months looks promising....One other note....the sound was on a 10-15 sec delay which was annoying and unacceptable...I’m wondering if anyone else had this issue....I did appreciate the discounted price for the fight so overall some good and some bad points...work on that streaming being in sync and we’ll be back with another review after the next fight....GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Good App, Slightly Glitchy Jan 23, 2022

    By DP8414
    I’ve been using the ESPN App on my IPhone since 2018. It gives you most of the information you can find on the ESPN website, with the exception of certain specific sections of different sports homepages (for example, you cant access the college football conference standings from the college football page). I also don’t like the only the last names of players are shown in boxscores and stat columns. The website shows you their full names. Beyond that, the main complaint I have is that the app is glitchy in spots. For example, say I’m looking at the boxscore of a football game, and say I minimize the app briefly without actually closing it. When I go back to the ESPN app, it will take me to the game recap and force me to click on the boxscore again. I don’t get why thats necessary. If you’re a sports fan who is used to perusing the ESPN website, and if you’re familiar with the firsr names of the athletes, the app is a useful way to do deep dives and read columns without having to use the website through a desktop or laptop. Recommended, but its frustrating in places.
  • Almost perfect Jan 6, 2022

    By MKE Cody WI
    Great Price and a must have for any sports fan. I use chrome cast to watch ESPN + content on my TV. 75% of the time the chrome cast icon is nowhere to be found. A week or two goes by all of sudden the incon is back. Then all of a sudden it’s gone again. When it isn’t working I’ll go to all my other apps and it works with those. I’ve tried everything I learned from online research and nothing has worked for me. I’ve reset the tv, the chrome cast, deleted the app and reinstalled it, signed out, reset my phone, cleared cashed apps, updated iOS, updated the app. Prolly forgetting a few but I’ve spent hours multiple different times trying to fix it. Randomly with no rhyme or reason the icon re appears but eventually disappears just as randomly as it appeared days prior. I even ordered Apples Lightning to HDMI cord which will mirror my phone or iPad screen to the TV. That works and mirrors my actions as I browse the app but I get a error message as soon as I try to watch something. ESPN must of built the app to not work when you’re trying to mirror their content onto the TV even tho they allow you to cast their content to your TV if/when the chrome cast icon is present.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Carlos Cifuentes
    It works great on wifi but a soon as I switch it to stream with phone data it buffers every 20 seconds it's really annoying I'm never able to watch a game without being interrupted. It does not matter if I have full bars. It seems to be a problem only with android phones though. Because I tried with an IPhone and it worked great. No interruptions using phone data (with 3 bars) please fix this. It's extremely annoying.
  • Delay of game.... 5 yd penalty on ESPN+.... Jan 19, 2020

    By cowboy redskin fan 2018
    I would say once you actually get the ESPN+ app installed it works pretty well on Roku and is easy to navigate with the remote......the big problem is it literally takes a PhD and engineering degree to get the app installed on a non QLED TV which many do not have esp if you’ve purchased a tv prior to 2017.....ESPN also failed to offer a heads up on this so if you have an older tv be prepared for a long set up process.....after about 8 hours and a trip to the store to purchase said Roku device we hunkered down to watch Connor v cowboy....sad to say 40 secs was a huge letdown but it looks like the UFC lineup In coming months looks promising....One other note....the sound was on a 10-15 sec delay which was annoying and unacceptable...I’m wondering if anyone else had this issue....I did appreciate the discounted price for the fight so overall some good and some bad points...work on that streaming being in sync and we’ll be back with another review after the next fight....GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Good App, Slightly Glitchy Jan 23, 2022

    By DP8414
    I’ve been using the ESPN App on my IPhone since 2018. It gives you most of the information you can find on the ESPN website, with the exception of certain specific sections of different sports homepages (for example, you cant access the college football conference standings from the college football page). I also don’t like the only the last names of players are shown in boxscores and stat columns. The website shows you their full names. Beyond that, the main complaint I have is that the app is glitchy in spots. For example, say I’m looking at the boxscore of a football game, and say I minimize the app briefly without actually closing it. When I go back to the ESPN app, it will take me to the game recap and force me to click on the boxscore again. I don’t get why thats necessary. If you’re a sports fan who is used to perusing the ESPN website, and if you’re familiar with the firsr names of the athletes, the app is a useful way to do deep dives and read columns without having to use the website through a desktop or laptop. Recommended, but its frustrating in places.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Jeremy Dohrmann
    BUFFERING ISSUES. If u are experiencing buffering problems with this app like I was...try the following:1. Reset your wi-fi connection 2. Power cycle your device 3. Check for device or app updates and install if available 4. Log out of your account and log back in 5. Uninstall and reinstall the application
  • UFC Streaming iPhone issues Jan 20, 2019

    By Gunit00000
    This is one of the worse apps I have ever had. The buffer times are ridiculous and half of the time You can’t even watch what you want to because it won’t load off of the app on the iPhone and it’s not because of a slow connection or Wi-Fi issue because everything else works you would think that the top leader in sports would have an application that works. This was during the UFC espn+ main card 2nd fight on the main card and happened during the prelims as well. My app and iPhone are both up to date. I tried it on my droid and my computer and it did the same thing, buffer for 10sec then just go back to the page or freeze the app. I hope you address this issue. Dana White this only happened during the UFC fights all other streams worked. I was optimistic about UFC going over to ESPN for this reason.
  • Slow and disappointing Aug 8, 2018

    By Just trying to help people
    So far, this app has been great, but there are a few things that make me rate less than a 5 or 4. I primarily use this app for baseball, as football season hasn't started. I just installed this app it to see if it was better that other baseball viewing apps I own. So far, the interface is great and well designed, but the app is SLOW! It takes a long time to start up, and it has a hard time with simple actions in general such as clicking on the details or score of a game. So far, I have had no problem with the live TV viewing aspect of it, but it should be noted that I haven't used it much as I am at home with my TV. The main thing that annoys me the most is that when I click on a player up at bat in the app, it brings me to a glitched version of the app’s website. You are unable to scroll, and have to use a drop down menu to continue on to the stats. Then when you finally get the stats, there is barely anything! In other apps, I can click on the player an instantly get an in-app page of TONS of stats, just like it should be! ESPN, fix this please!
  • Jan 20, 2022

    By Andrew Zenitram
    when it works it works, not that many sport teams I like on espnplus and I have done every step, sign in/out, re install, turn off/on and still when I watch a match its always buffering!
  • TV Provider?? This is a subscription service already. Nov 22, 2021

    By Amoinus
    App functionality is good. I haven’t experienced any crashes or problems and it’s laid out well and intuitive. That all said, they really have to figure out a way to have no blackouts for teams you follow and care. They ask for a TV provider even I subscribe to ESPN+ (paying monthly fee). The reason I subscribe to ESPN+ is to watch live sports without the cable subscription (or the Live TV streaming service) with 50 other channels I really don’t care about. This might not be ESPN’s fault but the whole segregated licensing deals with sports has become ridiculous, a company as big as Disney should start doing something about it. Apple stood up to wireless cell companies and did not let them load the iPhones with bunch of crap advertisement software back in 2007. I am looking forward to a streaming service that lets you select your team(s) and provides you with all the games. I know it’d be (much) more expensive than $6.99 (what ESPN+ costs) but it could be worth it - if they do it right.
  • img Community

    Kut app - Fox app was 10000x beter Jan 31, 2021

    By Adrie Verbij
    Fox sports was top, topscorers van de competitie kon je zien en per speelronde overzichtelijk alle wedstrijden. Toen kwam ESPN en nu is het helemaal kut. Echt verschrikkelijk.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Simon Kanter
    Streams change quality frequently despite strong bandwidth and flawless performance from other streaming apps under identical conditions. It can be difficult to find what you're looking for in the app at first glance, but maybe just takes getting used to. More than once an hour it pauses the stream and then restarts it from the point where you started streaming, which is frankly infuriating. Don't worry though, the ads come through crystal clear! Capitalism!
  • Wish i had more hands. At least 4 thumbs down Jun 14, 2021

    By robbwells
    If you love ads and miss regular cable commercials this is the app for you. ESPN is the world wide leader in sports no question so i find myself using the app out of habit but not by choice. I would delete but i pay ESPN+ for soccer matches. Most apps start free, then they up sell you by telling you hey pay and we get rid of or minimize ads. Not ESPN. You got ads, commercials, and content trying to run at the same time causing the app to, in simple terms, not work. Sad to say but i think the only thing that really works flawlessly in this app is the running of the ads however they can only seem to figure out how to run THE SAME ad over and over again. At least cable tv switches up the commercials and u might run into something you might actually want. Espn runs the same ad before anything and everything you click there is no escaping it. I’d go as far as to say the ads work better than most of the videos they post of the actual content you are looking for. Tap in for a highlight you will get a flawlessly run ad followed by a barely functional video of the content you want. And if u miss that video and try to replay guess what, ANOTHER AD, the same ad, the same exact one u just watched. Insanity. I doubt anyone at ESPN cares they are suffering from success at the highest level. However when a formidable opponent comes along they will be in big trouble.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Morales
    Only good for Notifications and score checks. To watch a video or news story this app is horrible. Ad's load and play mo problem, the story or news video never plays correctly; on wifi or data service. The app is sluggish, even after cleaning out the Cache & any other data. Great if you wanna look at a quick scoring update or want breaking news, but anything with video play back is terrible.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Nathan Jones
    I have more lagging problems watching 30 second sports clips then I do watching YouTube or any other app on my phone. Fix your problem with loading time so can watch a video with pausing or freezing or what's the point of having clips if take minutes to watch just 30 seconds. Makes me want to throw my phone when the app acts up and been watching sport center since was a kid. If app can't run like does on tv, then get rid of it
  • This WAS my favorite app Jan 10, 2021

    By Jimi-Thang
    Up until a couple of months ago I used this app daily on my iPhone. I loved being able to watch my favorite shows live or on replay at the office. I also enjoyed being able to watch live sporting events when traveling for work. Then one day I couldn’t watch anything on my iPhone anymore. Either I get an error message saying “something went wrong, please try again later” or just a spinning wheel that goes for awhile before timing out. The app for my Roku still works fine but by I have very little free time on weekdays it’s almost pointless. The whole reason I got the app was so I could catch Get Up and a few other shows away from home, so I could “watch from anywhere” like their commercials always say. I had hoped that their recent update would fix the problem but no such luck. Oh, and one last thing, I’ve tried chatting with support twice. The first time nobody ever contacted me like they said they would and the second time they asked a few questions and then just stopped, never to be heard from again. I tried all of the things they asked (power cycling my iPhone, uninstalling the app and then downloading it again, etc. Nothing worked and I am beyond disgusted at this point. I still watch ESPN at home and still love the shows I like, it’s just too bad I don’t get to watch nearly as often as I used too.... It used to be a 5 star rating, now not so much.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Chris Heredia
    This app is pure trash. Ads have no issue playing, but content errors, auth tokens expire, and buffering issues for a monthly subscription. Support says reinstall the app, let me suggest uninstall and save yourself the headache. The content is good, this app is pure trash. Watch it on a TV in a bar instead.
  • So much money, make a better app! Jan 23, 2022

    By helpls!!!!!!!
    This is genuinely one of the worst apps I have on my phone. The streaming feature almost never works for what I want to watch, for some reason it just does the loading circle and then just goes back to nothing? This isn’t a result of my service because it does the same thing on high speed wifi as well. The design of the app itself is also horrendous, it self promotes its own ESPN+ viewing options making it almost impossible to use to find what you actually want to watch if it’s on ACC network, SECN, B10N etc. I pay for ESPN on cable, as well as all of these networks and have to individually search each sports team’s name I want to watch to possibly find a stream that I am promised through my ESPN subscription, only to find that the stream is absolutely awful or blacked out. Only reason I’m not giving this godforsaken app 1 star is because I can sometimes watch sports on it and I like sports so much that somehow this awful app gets a pass. It somehow pisses me off more than the hbo max app which is the actual worst app on the market. These apps are the blueprint for pirates, if you want your content to get pirated, create the worst possible app/platform ever that’s literally impossible to use even if you’re a subscriber to the service.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Eric Hesson
    Unable to watch streams when connection is not on wifi or 5G uw. The stream will try and output HD but that means it will buffer for 10 seconds and then play 5 seconds of video. Instead it should just drop to SD video output. At least give me the option to force the stream to do so.
  • Good info but militant advertising Jan 1, 2022

    By elephantbot
    The app does provide a lot of good info. The issue is the sheer amount and time of advertisements. Im okay with being advertised to, you want to be compensated for the content you create and I’m willing to view some ads for that. But your ad system is horrifically burdensome and ultimately loses you money. Here is why - when you advertise to me for 15 seconds, with the same ad over and over, for EVERY SINGLE VIDEO CLIP no matter the length, I stop watching content and you don’t capture any revenue. Most of what I watch is highlight plays whose clips run for about 25 seconds. Then you show me another ad for 15 seconds, usually the exact same ad, to watch another 25 second replay clip. After 2 of those I get tired of it and just stop watching videos. If you showed me a 15 second clip every 4 videos or so I’d end up watching videos for an hour and you’d advertise to me way way more than you would have showing me ads every 15 seconds. Imagine watching cable and seeing 15 minutes of ads for every 25 minutes of the show you are watching. You’d stop watching cable. As is the case with your ridiculous ad system in your app. Guarantee yo change your ad length and occurrence and you’ll see revenue jump.
  • img Community
    There's nothing more exciting than watching a match live, in person. Since this is not always possible, enjoying a direct stream on your portable device is a pretty good second best. You can choose between live shows and 1000s of older videos, along with interviews and professional analysis.
    img by pokemon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Depending on your schedule, you might not get to watch the 1st round of the NBA draft from your couch. Get updates on your favorite team's picks and more info on the future starts of the game.
    img by Aubrey
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    There's no denying that the NBA is where the Nets shine the brightest. It's always good to keep up-to-date with the latest games in the league and ESPN is about as reliable as it gets. Sometimes, their news will get updated literally every 5 minutes.
    img by Antonio
    5 months ago
  • img Community

    Kut app - Fox app was 10000x beter Jan 31, 2021

    By Adrie Verbij
    Fox sports was top, topscorers van de competitie kon je zien en per speelronde overzichtelijk alle wedstrijden. Toen kwam ESPN en nu is het helemaal kut. Echt verschrikkelijk.
  • img Expert The Best Live Sports Streaming Apps for Your Buck in 2022

    The Best Live Sports Streaming Apps for Your Buck in 2022

    If you're a cable cutter or just want a way to watch your favorite sport on the go, you're in luck: there are lots of live sports apps. We tested 10 to find the best.

  • img Expert
    1. Put on your headphones & get right into live national and regional radio game broadcasts & over 100 podcasts
    2. Get live video streams of all your favorite games from NFL, College Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer & on-demand news and highlights
    3. Why follow only your favorite team? Quickly find out everything you need to know about the opponent for a detailed game overview

    Reviewed by Laura S on December 27, 2017

  • Almost perfect Jan 6, 2022

    By MKE Cody WI
    Great Price and a must have for any sports fan. I use chrome cast to watch ESPN + content on my TV. 75% of the time the chrome cast icon is nowhere to be found. A week or two goes by all of sudden the incon is back. Then all of a sudden it’s gone again. When it isn’t working I’ll go to all my other apps and it works with those. I’ve tried everything I learned from online research and nothing has worked for me. I’ve reset the tv, the chrome cast, deleted the app and reinstalled it, signed out, reset my phone, cleared cashed apps, updated iOS, updated the app. Prolly forgetting a few but I’ve spent hours multiple different times trying to fix it. Randomly with no rhyme or reason the icon re appears but eventually disappears just as randomly as it appeared days prior. I even ordered Apples Lightning to HDMI cord which will mirror my phone or iPad screen to the TV. That works and mirrors my actions as I browse the app but I get a error message as soon as I try to watch something. ESPN must of built the app to not work when you’re trying to mirror their content onto the TV even tho they allow you to cast their content to your TV if/when the chrome cast icon is present.
  • Delay of game.... 5 yd penalty on ESPN+.... Jan 19, 2020

    By cowboy redskin fan 2018
    I would say once you actually get the ESPN+ app installed it works pretty well on Roku and is easy to navigate with the remote......the big problem is it literally takes a PhD and engineering degree to get the app installed on a non QLED TV which many do not have esp if you’ve purchased a tv prior to 2017.....ESPN also failed to offer a heads up on this so if you have an older tv be prepared for a long set up process.....after about 8 hours and a trip to the store to purchase said Roku device we hunkered down to watch Connor v cowboy....sad to say 40 secs was a huge letdown but it looks like the UFC lineup In coming months looks promising....One other note....the sound was on a 10-15 sec delay which was annoying and unacceptable...I’m wondering if anyone else had this issue....I did appreciate the discounted price for the fight so overall some good and some bad points...work on that streaming being in sync and we’ll be back with another review after the next fight....GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • UFC Streaming iPhone issues Jan 20, 2019

    By Gunit00000
    This is one of the worse apps I have ever had. The buffer times are ridiculous and half of the time You can’t even watch what you want to because it won’t load off of the app on the iPhone and it’s not because of a slow connection or Wi-Fi issue because everything else works you would think that the top leader in sports would have an application that works. This was during the UFC espn+ main card 2nd fight on the main card and happened during the prelims as well. My app and iPhone are both up to date. I tried it on my droid and my computer and it did the same thing, buffer for 10sec then just go back to the page or freeze the app. I hope you address this issue. Dana White this only happened during the UFC fights all other streams worked. I was optimistic about UFC going over to ESPN for this reason.
  • Good App, Slightly Glitchy Jan 23, 2022

    By DP8414
    I’ve been using the ESPN App on my IPhone since 2018. It gives you most of the information you can find on the ESPN website, with the exception of certain specific sections of different sports homepages (for example, you cant access the college football conference standings from the college football page). I also don’t like the only the last names of players are shown in boxscores and stat columns. The website shows you their full names. Beyond that, the main complaint I have is that the app is glitchy in spots. For example, say I’m looking at the boxscore of a football game, and say I minimize the app briefly without actually closing it. When I go back to the ESPN app, it will take me to the game recap and force me to click on the boxscore again. I don’t get why thats necessary. If you’re a sports fan who is used to perusing the ESPN website, and if you’re familiar with the firsr names of the athletes, the app is a useful way to do deep dives and read columns without having to use the website through a desktop or laptop. Recommended, but its frustrating in places.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Carlos Cifuentes
    It works great on wifi but a soon as I switch it to stream with phone data it buffers every 20 seconds it's really annoying I'm never able to watch a game without being interrupted. It does not matter if I have full bars. It seems to be a problem only with android phones though. Because I tried with an IPhone and it worked great. No interruptions using phone data (with 3 bars) please fix this. It's extremely annoying.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Jeremy Dohrmann
    BUFFERING ISSUES. If u are experiencing buffering problems with this app like I was...try the following:1. Reset your wi-fi connection 2. Power cycle your device 3. Check for device or app updates and install if available 4. Log out of your account and log back in 5. Uninstall and reinstall the application
  • Slow and disappointing Aug 8, 2018

    By Just trying to help people
    So far, this app has been great, but there are a few things that make me rate less than a 5 or 4. I primarily use this app for baseball, as football season hasn't started. I just installed this app it to see if it was better that other baseball viewing apps I own. So far, the interface is great and well designed, but the app is SLOW! It takes a long time to start up, and it has a hard time with simple actions in general such as clicking on the details or score of a game. So far, I have had no problem with the live TV viewing aspect of it, but it should be noted that I haven't used it much as I am at home with my TV. The main thing that annoys me the most is that when I click on a player up at bat in the app, it brings me to a glitched version of the app’s website. You are unable to scroll, and have to use a drop down menu to continue on to the stats. Then when you finally get the stats, there is barely anything! In other apps, I can click on the player an instantly get an in-app page of TONS of stats, just like it should be! ESPN, fix this please!
  • Jan 20, 2022

    By Andrew Zenitram
    when it works it works, not that many sport teams I like on espnplus and I have done every step, sign in/out, re install, turn off/on and still when I watch a match its always buffering!
  • TV Provider?? This is a subscription service already. Nov 22, 2021

    By Amoinus
    App functionality is good. I haven’t experienced any crashes or problems and it’s laid out well and intuitive. That all said, they really have to figure out a way to have no blackouts for teams you follow and care. They ask for a TV provider even I subscribe to ESPN+ (paying monthly fee). The reason I subscribe to ESPN+ is to watch live sports without the cable subscription (or the Live TV streaming service) with 50 other channels I really don’t care about. This might not be ESPN’s fault but the whole segregated licensing deals with sports has become ridiculous, a company as big as Disney should start doing something about it. Apple stood up to wireless cell companies and did not let them load the iPhones with bunch of crap advertisement software back in 2007. I am looking forward to a streaming service that lets you select your team(s) and provides you with all the games. I know it’d be (much) more expensive than $6.99 (what ESPN+ costs) but it could be worth it - if they do it right.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Simon Kanter
    Streams change quality frequently despite strong bandwidth and flawless performance from other streaming apps under identical conditions. It can be difficult to find what you're looking for in the app at first glance, but maybe just takes getting used to. More than once an hour it pauses the stream and then restarts it from the point where you started streaming, which is frankly infuriating. Don't worry though, the ads come through crystal clear! Capitalism!
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Morales
    Only good for Notifications and score checks. To watch a video or news story this app is horrible. Ad's load and play mo problem, the story or news video never plays correctly; on wifi or data service. The app is sluggish, even after cleaning out the Cache & any other data. Great if you wanna look at a quick scoring update or want breaking news, but anything with video play back is terrible.
  • So much money, make a better app! Jan 23, 2022

    By helpls!!!!!!!
    This is genuinely one of the worst apps I have on my phone. The streaming feature almost never works for what I want to watch, for some reason it just does the loading circle and then just goes back to nothing? This isn’t a result of my service because it does the same thing on high speed wifi as well. The design of the app itself is also horrendous, it self promotes its own ESPN+ viewing options making it almost impossible to use to find what you actually want to watch if it’s on ACC network, SECN, B10N etc. I pay for ESPN on cable, as well as all of these networks and have to individually search each sports team’s name I want to watch to possibly find a stream that I am promised through my ESPN subscription, only to find that the stream is absolutely awful or blacked out. Only reason I’m not giving this godforsaken app 1 star is because I can sometimes watch sports on it and I like sports so much that somehow this awful app gets a pass. It somehow pisses me off more than the hbo max app which is the actual worst app on the market. These apps are the blueprint for pirates, if you want your content to get pirated, create the worst possible app/platform ever that’s literally impossible to use even if you’re a subscriber to the service.
  • Good info but militant advertising Jan 1, 2022

    By elephantbot
    The app does provide a lot of good info. The issue is the sheer amount and time of advertisements. Im okay with being advertised to, you want to be compensated for the content you create and I’m willing to view some ads for that. But your ad system is horrifically burdensome and ultimately loses you money. Here is why - when you advertise to me for 15 seconds, with the same ad over and over, for EVERY SINGLE VIDEO CLIP no matter the length, I stop watching content and you don’t capture any revenue. Most of what I watch is highlight plays whose clips run for about 25 seconds. Then you show me another ad for 15 seconds, usually the exact same ad, to watch another 25 second replay clip. After 2 of those I get tired of it and just stop watching videos. If you showed me a 15 second clip every 4 videos or so I’d end up watching videos for an hour and you’d advertise to me way way more than you would have showing me ads every 15 seconds. Imagine watching cable and seeing 15 minutes of ads for every 25 minutes of the show you are watching. You’d stop watching cable. As is the case with your ridiculous ad system in your app. Guarantee yo change your ad length and occurrence and you’ll see revenue jump.
  • Probably the worst app I’ve owned, but I love ESPN content Nov 27, 2021

    By TheArtistFormerlyKnownasBob
    If you ask me what the worst app I own is, I could tell you without hesitation it’s the ESPN+ app. The ESPN corporate guys know it’s terrible, too - I live near the ESPN headquarters, and when I meet a guy that works there, I often tell them I have the app on my phone and they immediately flinch and start to tell you unsolicited that they can’t help with the app and their department has nothing to do with it. I have do delete it and reinstall it about once a month to get it to work. And, I need to log in through the website to successfully launch the app. After that, it will work correctly for typically a month before going haywire again. I’ve never had an app behave like this in the 5 years I’ve been on apple. It is not up to the standards of a major apple app. The content is also extremely disorganized. I’ve kept this app for 2 years because I truly enjoy the ESPN content. But, after two years, I still never know which fights it will and won’t let me see. There are some labels that are clear on what is pay-per-view - and some that aren’t (?). Great content, but it’s the only app I’ve ever owned that makes me want to toss the phone across the room - about once a month
  • How? Apr 28, 2020

    By tate8525
    I honestly have no idea how a company with as much money as this has such an awful app. It’s slow, bordering on unresponsive sometimes. My phone is flaming hot after a few minutes of use on the app, although that could just be my phone and not the app. I get a lot of alerts on from ESPN, but when I click on them, it’s about a 50/50 shot of whether or not I get to see what I clicked. Ads freeze all the time, keeping me from getting to a video I click on. Videos also typically start at about 4 pixels on the screen and get marginally better as the video goes on, no matter if I’m connected to my very good WiFi or my cellular data. The amount of content is also a little subpar. When you look at an app like Bleacher Report that produces an insane amount of well-done and free content on an app that actually works, the paywall of ESPN+ is just silly. Streaming from the app is also nearly impossible for me. But the website is just as bad. The content that I actually get to see is usually pretty good stuff, making it a two star rating instead of a one star. Considering the money ESPN and Disney have, they should be embarrassed about the quality of their app and their website.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Kyle Jahnke
    All videos buffer, more than just a few times, 5G or wifi, doesn't matter. Watching anything live on espn+.... don't bother just keeps buffering. Did everything tech support tells me to do. Still same result.
  • No Reason They Cant Do Better Feb 2, 2021

    By ndjeh Xs jend in jehdhesjjdhd
    I read the top review that is two years old and it echos my feelings for the most part. The app is slow, unreliable, and the interface doesn’t seem like it’s changed since I first downloaded it to my phone 8 years ago. I love when I get a notification that I actually have some interest in and tapping it to be take to the app to stare at a black screen for eternity because it NEVER loads. Then when you reopen the app to try and find the article it’s like it never existed. Good luck trying to find any specific article or video you’re looking for. You only get to see what ESPN wants you to see. I don’t watch UFC or MMA so why do they keep sending me notifications for it? The best part is when you watch a video and the 45 second ad plays perfectly then the actual video doesn’t load and you have to reload the app and watch the ad again. Then the video ends and it goes straight into another ad before you can rewind it to watch the 5 second highlight again. Soooo bad and they don’t have to improve because there is no real competition. Super sad they are complacent
  • Could be great, but won’t save your place!! Dec 12, 2019

    By krokkta
    I recently subscribed because of the Disney bundle and there are a lot of things I really am liking about ESPN +. I love all the old programming like all the archived Indy 500 races and Mohamed Ali fights. I also really like all the ESPN original programming like Payton’s places and being able to access all of the 30 for 30 episodes. That for me is probably one of the best things about the subscription. My frustration comes because a lot of those shows are long and I don’t watch them in one sitting You would think that there would be a ‘continue watching’ feature like every other paid, streaming subscription but there isn’t. I contacted ESPN and was told to just “remember where you were.” That seems so silly and unnecessary. Please ESPN, add a ‘continue watching’ feature and I will be a 5 star happy customer. As it is right now I have to scroll back through programming, find the show I was watching, click on it, and try to remember where I was and start fast forwarding which is a huge pain if your like me and watch different shows depending on the mood you are in.
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    Kut app - Fox app was 10000x beter Jan 31, 2021

    By Adrie Verbij
    Fox sports was top, topscorers van de competitie kon je zien en per speelronde overzichtelijk alle wedstrijden. Toen kwam ESPN en nu is het helemaal kut. Echt verschrikkelijk.
  • Wish i had more hands. At least 4 thumbs down Jun 14, 2021

    By robbwells
    If you love ads and miss regular cable commercials this is the app for you. ESPN is the world wide leader in sports no question so i find myself using the app out of habit but not by choice. I would delete but i pay ESPN+ for soccer matches. Most apps start free, then they up sell you by telling you hey pay and we get rid of or minimize ads. Not ESPN. You got ads, commercials, and content trying to run at the same time causing the app to, in simple terms, not work. Sad to say but i think the only thing that really works flawlessly in this app is the running of the ads however they can only seem to figure out how to run THE SAME ad over and over again. At least cable tv switches up the commercials and u might run into something you might actually want. Espn runs the same ad before anything and everything you click there is no escaping it. I’d go as far as to say the ads work better than most of the videos they post of the actual content you are looking for. Tap in for a highlight you will get a flawlessly run ad followed by a barely functional video of the content you want. And if u miss that video and try to replay guess what, ANOTHER AD, the same ad, the same exact one u just watched. Insanity. I doubt anyone at ESPN cares they are suffering from success at the highest level. However when a formidable opponent comes along they will be in big trouble.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Nathan Jones
    I have more lagging problems watching 30 second sports clips then I do watching YouTube or any other app on my phone. Fix your problem with loading time so can watch a video with pausing or freezing or what's the point of having clips if take minutes to watch just 30 seconds. Makes me want to throw my phone when the app acts up and been watching sport center since was a kid. If app can't run like does on tv, then get rid of it
  • This WAS my favorite app Jan 10, 2021

    By Jimi-Thang
    Up until a couple of months ago I used this app daily on my iPhone. I loved being able to watch my favorite shows live or on replay at the office. I also enjoyed being able to watch live sporting events when traveling for work. Then one day I couldn’t watch anything on my iPhone anymore. Either I get an error message saying “something went wrong, please try again later” or just a spinning wheel that goes for awhile before timing out. The app for my Roku still works fine but by I have very little free time on weekdays it’s almost pointless. The whole reason I got the app was so I could catch Get Up and a few other shows away from home, so I could “watch from anywhere” like their commercials always say. I had hoped that their recent update would fix the problem but no such luck. Oh, and one last thing, I’ve tried chatting with support twice. The first time nobody ever contacted me like they said they would and the second time they asked a few questions and then just stopped, never to be heard from again. I tried all of the things they asked (power cycling my iPhone, uninstalling the app and then downloading it again, etc. Nothing worked and I am beyond disgusted at this point. I still watch ESPN at home and still love the shows I like, it’s just too bad I don’t get to watch nearly as often as I used too.... It used to be a 5 star rating, now not so much.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Chris Heredia
    This app is pure trash. Ads have no issue playing, but content errors, auth tokens expire, and buffering issues for a monthly subscription. Support says reinstall the app, let me suggest uninstall and save yourself the headache. The content is good, this app is pure trash. Watch it on a TV in a bar instead.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Eric Hesson
    Unable to watch streams when connection is not on wifi or 5G uw. The stream will try and output HD but that means it will buffer for 10 seconds and then play 5 seconds of video. Instead it should just drop to SD video output. At least give me the option to force the stream to do so.
  • Jan 13, 2022

    By Jason Fifield
    Utter trash on a brand new galaxy S21! I had a 2 year old LG v50 and never had a single problem. Just bought a new S21, running on 5g with full bars or on a wifi signal based on a fiber optic internet and it won't stream anything for more than 15 seconds without buffering. It's beyond aggravating and makes viewing la liga and bundesliga soccer impossible. Please please fix it!
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Ghosted Grave
    Horrible!!!! Everyone on here is having Constant Buffering issues. Streams are *UNWATCHABLE* ITS BEEN THAT WAY FOR WEEKS/MONTHS. BE SURE TO NOTE [IT'S NOT YOUR DEVICE, DELETING AND REINSTALLING WILL NOT HELP. IT'S ON ESPN END. THIS IS ON PURPOSE, YOU CAN BE SURE OF IT! They recommend restarting, clearing cache,updating ect... they know this will not help. Lastly!!!! List your phone service provider. They are probably now throttling the connection and are at fault as well T-Mobile here
  • Poor App, difficult to connect/watch Jan 4, 2020

    By Shahryar1983
    I honestly have difficulty deciding which is worse, the ESPN app or the website, as far as being able to view live games. Typically, I have to log in and out 5-10 times and independently log in to my cable provider 5-10 times each time I want to stream live games or replays. It’s quite amazing how many times you can be told that your cable subscription does not cover the live stream only to find out, on the 10th attempt, that it does. Considering it’s listed as one of the supported cable subscriptions, I’m guessing the 10th time is accurate. I have considered the possibility that it’s related to my cable provider, but since I experience the same issues with my ESPN+ subscription without going through my cable provider, I’m guessing it’s not. Of note, ESPN+ won’t be renewed. I remember watching ESPN when I was young and have continued to do so as I approach middle age, but the difficulty in accessing programming with more modern technology is quite frustrating and makes me want to find another avenue to watch my football, baseball, etc. Disney, if you’re reading this, you could really help improve the quality by fixing some of these issues before a mass exodus of subscribers who watch on mobile devices or their computers.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Manny
    Complete trash. Every time I try to watch something it keeps buffering. With WiFi connection or even 5g nothing streams for than 10 sec.. and I try other apps like YouTube tv to compare and it does not buffer at all it's the app not my connection

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