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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.
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    2 years ago
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    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.
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    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.
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    10 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.
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    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.

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    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
  • When it works Oct 31, 2021

    By skynety2k
    First of all I am grateful ESPN has LaLiga available to stream! My issue with the app is that I don’t have the ability to record for later as the European games don’t always fit the US work schedule… my biggest issue is that the app is cumbersome for members. Half the time this version does not recognize me as a returning member through my iPad and I wish I could skip news I don’t care about…screw sports I don’t care for on one level and if I am not watching my preferred team or I am “recording“ why would I want results?! No matter…my main gripe is that I always need to delete the app, download it again and login so my membership is recognized - I mean, I am paying to watch stuff and the app is more concerned I am part of the “paying customer” group that getting the game on screen!? 🤔 In any case, my dream would be a streaming package that covers most mayor soccer leagues (England, Germany, Spain, Italy,France and champions league) …right now it’s a scramble every summer before the season starts…
  • 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.
  • 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Great App Jan 31, 2022

    By Itz_Griz
    I use a lot of sports apps and they all work pretty similarly. This one has everything the others do all in one. Once you learn how, the app is very easy to navigate. The favorite teams AND SPORTS is helpful to narrow down the news that shows up. The stories is my favorite part especially with the interactive voting. The one request I have for it is this: if there were more stories that I could just scroll through they would be a GREAT time killer. When I'm bored I like to open them up for a minute but there are only five per day if I'm correct. If I was able to scroll through those just a little bit more I would enjoy killing time watching Joe Burrow talk about his real diamonds and watching people dunk on mini basketball hoops. Other than that the articles are well written and my notifications are personalized to where I'm not getting random sports I've never heard of like for other apps. Thanks for reading, I hope it helped
  • When it works Oct 31, 2021

    By skynety2k
    First of all I am grateful ESPN has LaLiga available to stream! My issue with the app is that I don’t have the ability to record for later as the European games don’t always fit the US work schedule… my biggest issue is that the app is cumbersome for members. Half the time this version does not recognize me as a returning member through my iPad and I wish I could skip news I don’t care about…screw sports I don’t care for on one level and if I am not watching my preferred team or I am “recording“ why would I want results?! No matter…my main gripe is that I always need to delete the app, download it again and login so my membership is recognized - I mean, I am paying to watch stuff and the app is more concerned I am part of the “paying customer” group that getting the game on screen!? 🤔 In any case, my dream would be a streaming package that covers most mayor soccer leagues (England, Germany, Spain, Italy,France and champions league) …right now it’s a scramble every summer before the season starts…
  • 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.
  • 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Great App Jan 31, 2022

    By Itz_Griz
    I use a lot of sports apps and they all work pretty similarly. This one has everything the others do all in one. Once you learn how, the app is very easy to navigate. The favorite teams AND SPORTS is helpful to narrow down the news that shows up. The stories is my favorite part especially with the interactive voting. The one request I have for it is this: if there were more stories that I could just scroll through they would be a GREAT time killer. When I'm bored I like to open them up for a minute but there are only five per day if I'm correct. If I was able to scroll through those just a little bit more I would enjoy killing time watching Joe Burrow talk about his real diamonds and watching people dunk on mini basketball hoops. Other than that the articles are well written and my notifications are personalized to where I'm not getting random sports I've never heard of like for other apps. Thanks for reading, I hope it helped
  • Jun 9, 2022

    By Canis Lupus
    Your app has some significant problems when it comes to viewing any of the content on there. Ads playing without showing the video at all, errors popping up, if I get a call and come back to watch my video it won't load, it never remembers anything I've looked up previously, and that's just what I've noticed for having this app for a week. ESPN has enough money to afford these developers to have a good smooth running app what's the problem?
  • 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!
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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.
  • Jun 5, 2022

    By Adam Weiland
    Been using this app for ~10 years and the experience has never been less enjoyable than it is today. Wanna watch a 10 second clip? Sorry you have to watch a 30 second ad. Wanna watch more than one clip? Guess what, you gotta watch more than one ad. If I wanted the same experience as cable TV I would throw my smartphone in the trash. Speaking of trash, that's what you have turned this app into. The problem isn't that you have ads. It's that you have way too many of them.
  • Jun 22, 2022

    By Kris Aguillard
    Pretty substandard sport/news app. I'll get a notification of breaking news or such, click on it, then go to the home screen of my phone. It closes all other apps including itself. If you rotate the screen while reading an article, it takes you to a COMPLETELY random article. I was reading a golf article, turned my phone and it took me to a nba draft prospect for a team I don't even like on the opposite side of the country. What is this? Literally unusable
  • 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.
  • Apr 25, 2022

    By Gabriel Green
    I shouldn't have to watch a 30 second to 1 minute ad for a 15 second clip of someone repeating the video title. Videos keep playing after app is closed. If I accidentally click out of a video and try to reopen the video, I have to re-watch an ad. I have ESPN+ and half the time I still can't access articles or videos that are subscription only. Garbage app, subpar content.
  • 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.
  • May 1, 2022

    By Josh Hill
    The ads before videos are too long for the length of the video, and if you don't close out of the video quickly enough, the next ad will play in the background until you close the app. Also, the past few days it's been almost impossible to scroll up or down without accidentally having it swipe to the left or right. Seems like most of the articles are ESPN+ now.
  • Glitchiest app I’ve ever used Feb 3, 2022

    By Oracle1984891
    Unfortunately ESPN has hijacked the NHL. Navigating through games is a chore, especially if you are trying to watch a replay of an older game you may have missed. There’s no date, no rhyme or reason to how they log the replays, you have to know exactly the matchup you’re looking for if you plan on finding it. Using the app on Xbox one is an even bigger nightmare. If you miss the start of a game you have to scroll through the time line , sometimes causing spoilers - to find the beginning, you’d think just taking the timeline back to the start would bring you there but there’s an hour to an hour and a half of “you event will start soon”. Sometimes the rewind and fast forward feature aren’t even there and you have to exit out of the app and go back in hoping it works. Also the play and pause button don’t work while rewinding or fast forwarding. If you want to stop your times roll you have to slow down/speed up the search speed until the arrow is not moving anymore, that causes it to pause, but there’s still no play/resume in option so you have to let the Xbox idle until the search screen goes away, then bring the search screen back up and then you can play/resume from the paused screen. If it sounds like a twisted mess, it is. You shouldn’t have to go through this just to watch a freaking hockey game. ESPN is awful.
  • Apr 24, 2022

    By Michael James
    The app forces you to re-sign in to your TV provider every week. it's frustrating and annoying to have to do the same thing again and again. And no progress is ever registered on any stream, so never pause for too long or restart, or it's back to the first commercial every time. And no quality options for any stream, so no picking HD or lower for less data. Worst part is, you can see a score or result without meaning to before starting to watch a sports event, kind of ruining the experience.
  • 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.
  • 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
    2 years 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
    10 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
  • When it works Oct 31, 2021

    By skynety2k
    First of all I am grateful ESPN has LaLiga available to stream! My issue with the app is that I don’t have the ability to record for later as the European games don’t always fit the US work schedule… my biggest issue is that the app is cumbersome for members. Half the time this version does not recognize me as a returning member through my iPad and I wish I could skip news I don’t care about…screw sports I don’t care for on one level and if I am not watching my preferred team or I am “recording“ why would I want results?! No matter…my main gripe is that I always need to delete the app, download it again and login so my membership is recognized - I mean, I am paying to watch stuff and the app is more concerned I am part of the “paying customer” group that getting the game on screen!? 🤔 In any case, my dream would be a streaming package that covers most mayor soccer leagues (England, Germany, Spain, Italy,France and champions league) …right now it’s a scramble every summer before the season starts…
  • 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Great App Jan 31, 2022

    By Itz_Griz
    I use a lot of sports apps and they all work pretty similarly. This one has everything the others do all in one. Once you learn how, the app is very easy to navigate. The favorite teams AND SPORTS is helpful to narrow down the news that shows up. The stories is my favorite part especially with the interactive voting. The one request I have for it is this: if there were more stories that I could just scroll through they would be a GREAT time killer. When I'm bored I like to open them up for a minute but there are only five per day if I'm correct. If I was able to scroll through those just a little bit more I would enjoy killing time watching Joe Burrow talk about his real diamonds and watching people dunk on mini basketball hoops. Other than that the articles are well written and my notifications are personalized to where I'm not getting random sports I've never heard of like for other apps. Thanks for reading, I hope it helped
  • 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.
  • Jun 9, 2022

    By Canis Lupus
    Your app has some significant problems when it comes to viewing any of the content on there. Ads playing without showing the video at all, errors popping up, if I get a call and come back to watch my video it won't load, it never remembers anything I've looked up previously, and that's just what I've noticed for having this app for a week. ESPN has enough money to afford these developers to have a good smooth running app what's the problem?
  • 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!
  • Jun 22, 2022

    By Kris Aguillard
    Pretty substandard sport/news app. I'll get a notification of breaking news or such, click on it, then go to the home screen of my phone. It closes all other apps including itself. If you rotate the screen while reading an article, it takes you to a COMPLETELY random article. I was reading a golf article, turned my phone and it took me to a nba draft prospect for a team I don't even like on the opposite side of the country. What is this? Literally unusable
  • May 1, 2022

    By Josh Hill
    The ads before videos are too long for the length of the video, and if you don't close out of the video quickly enough, the next ad will play in the background until you close the app. Also, the past few days it's been almost impossible to scroll up or down without accidentally having it swipe to the left or right. Seems like most of the articles are ESPN+ now.
  • Apr 24, 2022

    By Michael James
    The app forces you to re-sign in to your TV provider every week. it's frustrating and annoying to have to do the same thing again and again. And no progress is ever registered on any stream, so never pause for too long or restart, or it's back to the first commercial every time. And no quality options for any stream, so no picking HD or lower for less data. Worst part is, you can see a score or result without meaning to before starting to watch a sports event, kind of ruining the experience.
  • 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.
  • Apr 17, 2022

    By Charles McCloud
    Content buffers more than it plays, unless you're talking about ads. They appear without fail. But the worst feature by far is the multitude of notifications menus that are all enabled by default. All hours day and night. I thought I turned off notifications after they sent baseball game-over notices with sound after midnight, and now I'm getting NBA pushes. I finally killed them on the app level because I can't find all of the notification menus in the app. Ridiculous.
  • 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.
  • May 19, 2022

    By Kevin Stowell
    I used to watch ESPN religiously 24/7. I just installed ESPN for the first time in a couple years. It costs $$ to watch just about anything! The app was confusing and I spent more time trying to figure out how to watch a NBA Playoff game. By the time I did I also saw the score of the just played playoff game. Oh I didn't mention that on most paid apps you can only watch after the game is over!? It worked out great for me in the past but didn't work out at all! Now the hard part "Easily Cancel"??
  • 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
  • Apr 20, 2022

    By jmb734
    SUPER DISAPPOINTED!! App is just ok and widget is horribly unreliable. We should all expect more from ESPN/Disney! Have had for years and still pretty basic. Not much for options in App, not even dark mode. The single widget is as basic as they come. NO options for type, size, color, transparency etc. They obviously don't care to invest in mobile users.
  • App user experience is bottom of the barrel Jun 1, 2022

    By Dsyd10
    If I go to watch a short video clip (highlights for example), I’m always forced to watch an ad that is often longer than the actual clip despite the fact I pay for ESPN+. Also, on PS4, the video controls and time bar will not leave the screen unless controller is turned off. I checked Reddit, and this problem has persisted for 2 years. It’s mind-blowing that a company with the power of ESPN wouldn’t fix this immediately. The phone app doesn’t work with Googlecast on the TV; it never has for me. The app does not keep track of show progress so you can easily jump back into a season where you left off. This is the only streaming app I know of with this issue. It’s confusing for an app to have all of these issues for so long…and never have any of them fixed. It makes it much worse when you look at the assets available to espn/Disney. It’s frustrating that paying for ESPN+ doesn’t include the typical espn content like Sportscenter in the age of cord-cutting. The ONLY reason I give it 2 stars instead of 1 is because I find the ufc content entertaining…especially TUF. Basically the only reason I use this app.
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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.
  • Jun 5, 2022

    By Adam Weiland
    Been using this app for ~10 years and the experience has never been less enjoyable than it is today. Wanna watch a 10 second clip? Sorry you have to watch a 30 second ad. Wanna watch more than one clip? Guess what, you gotta watch more than one ad. If I wanted the same experience as cable TV I would throw my smartphone in the trash. Speaking of trash, that's what you have turned this app into. The problem isn't that you have ads. It's that you have way too many of them.
  • 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.
  • Apr 25, 2022

    By Gabriel Green
    I shouldn't have to watch a 30 second to 1 minute ad for a 15 second clip of someone repeating the video title. Videos keep playing after app is closed. If I accidentally click out of a video and try to reopen the video, I have to re-watch an ad. I have ESPN+ and half the time I still can't access articles or videos that are subscription only. Garbage app, subpar content.
  • 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.
  • Glitchiest app I’ve ever used Feb 3, 2022

    By Oracle1984891
    Unfortunately ESPN has hijacked the NHL. Navigating through games is a chore, especially if you are trying to watch a replay of an older game you may have missed. There’s no date, no rhyme or reason to how they log the replays, you have to know exactly the matchup you’re looking for if you plan on finding it. Using the app on Xbox one is an even bigger nightmare. If you miss the start of a game you have to scroll through the time line , sometimes causing spoilers - to find the beginning, you’d think just taking the timeline back to the start would bring you there but there’s an hour to an hour and a half of “you event will start soon”. Sometimes the rewind and fast forward feature aren’t even there and you have to exit out of the app and go back in hoping it works. Also the play and pause button don’t work while rewinding or fast forwarding. If you want to stop your times roll you have to slow down/speed up the search speed until the arrow is not moving anymore, that causes it to pause, but there’s still no play/resume in option so you have to let the Xbox idle until the search screen goes away, then bring the search screen back up and then you can play/resume from the paused screen. If it sounds like a twisted mess, it is. You shouldn’t have to go through this just to watch a freaking hockey game. ESPN is awful.
  • Slow and Uninviting Feb 9, 2022

    By cheesymilph69
    I am completely in shock this application has any 5 star reviews at all, there are so many inherent bugs and problems with this app. The application takes millions of years to load up every time, even though most of the data that is being loaded is simple numbers and pictures. The interface of the application is not conducive to finding something you need, the NBA G League and then the NHL is the first sports that shows up in my ‘scores’ section however I have NEVER touched these tabs, I frequently use the NFL NBA and MLB tabs and they are always the hardest to find why would you make it that way. More than 75% of the time when you want to read an article or watch a video from your notifications outside of the application it will load the background of the ESPN app and you could leave it open for a year you’re never getting your article or video to open up or play. And then, once you’ve opened that notification and it’s gone you will never be able to find that article or video because the videos and articles section is IMPOSSIBLE to find what you need either. Overall this app infuriates me every other day with the ridiculous bugs and glitches that seem like it’s been there for years, easy ad payment cash grab for money hungry ESPN. Fix your app
  • Apr 16, 2022

    By Lorraine F
    Junk. Can only watch ESPN+ on my phone. Can't watch on any other device, it also won't cast to my tv. Tried using the smart TV app and it wants me to buy it again. I definitely won't be renewing this garbage. It's not worth the headache and hassle of contacting customer support again to fix it. The last time I contacted customer support. It took them forever to locate my account and have me prove that I had an account. The fact that they had trouble locating the account is a red flag!
  • Jun 9, 2022

    By Edward Barshow
    What I want from a sports app is my teams scores and player moves. I have no interest in mock drafts, power rankings, or hot takes from talking heads. I tried messing with notification settings, but unless I turned off completely would get several notifications a day for things I didn't care about. I got more then 10 notifications related to a single game when all I wanted was the final score. All of the "news" was about off field issues for teams and leagues I don't follow.
  • 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.

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