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Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: January 5, 2018
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000



The ESPN App is the #1 Sports App in the market. From your phone you get up-to-the-minute scores, complete news coverage, live streaming games and shows through WatchESPN, and loads of video highlights. Tap the headphones button to listen to live national and regional ESPN Radio stations, over 100 other ESPN podcasts, live play-by-play and more! Sign in and personalize the ESPN App to get scores and news alerts about all of your favorite teams and leagues! No matter where you go, take ESPN with you to stay connected the moment you need it, from wherever you are.

The ESPN App is now available on Android TV! Live streaming through WatchESPN brings you the live sports and shows you care most about, as well as on demand news, highlights and analysis you can't miss. Download now to stream thousands of live events and shows, including:
* NFL – Monday Night Football (tablet only)
* College Football – including regular season, Bowl Games, and the College Football Playoffs
* Basketball – NBA regular season, Playoffs & The NBA Finals, as well as NCAAM and NCAAW
* Baseball – MLB regular season, NCAA Men’s Baseball, Little League Baseball World Series
* NCAA Women’s Softball
* Golf – The Masters
* Soccer – EURO and MLS
* Tennis – Wimbledon, US Open & Australian Open
* Esports
* ESPN Shows – SportsCenter, PTI, Mike and Mike, SportsNation, Baseball Tonight, and so many more!

The ESPN family of networks includes: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes, SEC Network, SEC Network +, Longhorn Network, ACC Network Extra, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, and ESPN Bases Loaded.

Access to live video is available for free to fans that receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. A short list of providers offering access to ESPN include:
* AT&T U-verse
* Bright House Networks
* Charter
* Comcast XFINITY
* Cox
* Google Fiber
* Midcontinent Communications
* Optimum
* Time Warner Cable
* Verizon FiOS TV
* Plus many more providers



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    JD Salzer Published date: January 28, 2018

    Overall a good app and is pretty up to date so I can have accurate stats while watching a game live. One annoyance: the NHL all star game is today, but the times for this event aren't on the main scores tab? I have the NHL selected as a favorite, but listed instead are the NFL pro bowl, golfing results, tennis results, and European soccer scores after my favorite teams. Full Review

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    Brady Montgomery Published date: February 16, 2018

    Good for getting top sports stories and checking scores. If I'm paying to access Insider articles, I expect all of them to be in one place, but they're scattered among each sports category and can be very hard to find. I'd also suggest allowing users to save their favorite articles. Full Review

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    Marcos Collazo Published date: January 17, 2018

    Spent 4 hours just trying to watch one full position of the CFP Championship with no success. "Live" stream means we're going to buffer every 20 seconds then instantly catch up so you missed everything. And I made sure my internet connect wasn't the problem. Garbage app. You should be ashamed! Full Review

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    Stephanie Mitchell Published date: January 8, 2018

    I love this app, the alerts, the info. But the videos are a disaster. The ads play just fine, but the actual clips, you're good to get a full 5 seconds at a time before it buffers. Whether connected to Wi-Fi with a strong connection or not, the videos are terrible, fix it and I'll give 5 stars easily. Full Review

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    Randy Perez Published date: January 12, 2018

    Complete garbage. I loved this app when it was working. Used to be able to watch all channels on the network no problem. Can't watch a single one now. Everytime I try to watch live it says I'm not authorized to watch and to contact my provider. I know the issue isn't on DirecTV's end because I'm able to watch all the channels on the Watch ESPN app just fine. Fix this issue please!! Full Review

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    Zack Tribulak Published date: January 8, 2018

    App keeps freezing every few seconds during live stream. Xbox app and ESPN website does the same thing. Issue does not occur in other live stream apps. App has been reinstalled several times with no luck. Do not use this app to watch a live stream unless you enjoy watching short clips of the game. Full Review

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    Robert Cary Published date: February 9, 2018

    I wanted to try the app because espn forces you to their useless mobile website, even on "request desktop" mode. I thought maybe the app would have a better ui and allow me to actually view the stats I want. I was wrong. It's the same. So I'm uninstalling Full Review

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    J Kelly Published date: January 19, 2018

    Drama sports news at espn now. I miss the facts. The Score is a better app also. Now its a race to get a story and ratings. That's just the world today I guess. They find something new to b$×ch about every day. But, man sports analyst and fans downing athletes is such a load of garbage. Full Review

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    El Bo Published date: February 20, 2018

    The app literally does nothing. I open it, it freezes, then it force closes. ESPN is probably the worst of any big company I've ever seen at developing apps. Why can't I just download the podcast I wanna listen to? It would make it so much easier. Full Review

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    Topher Nugent Published date: January 27, 2018

    Hey uh, thanks for shifting things out of chronological order.. Missed a few of my favorites games because the soonest game was no longer at the top.. Kind of hate looking thru every single team on my favorites to figure out who's playing today. Can you please fix this or give us the option to put our favs in chronological order. This app used to be so useful/helpful for me... Full Review

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    Ranajoy Sanyal Published date: January 24, 2018

    Forces its own choice of sports news down your throat. Even though I select specific sports as my favorites, I get news on all other sports I don't care about in the app. Even within a specific sports (soccer in my case), focus is only on the EPL instead of the Spanish games that I have also chosen as my favorite. Hate the experience and will no longer use ESPN as my sports news source Full Review

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    Jerry Avenancio Published date: January 23, 2018

    Watching videos on this app is TERRIBLE!! They never load and when they do they're low quality and constantly buffering. EVERY TIME! I've used this app on iPhone 8 and Galaxy 8 and they both are atrocious! Please fix or I'm uninstalling Full Review

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    Ryan Mickus Published date: February 15, 2018

    Disappointed in the lack of functionality. I have champions league as one of my favorites, but for some reason I get NHL, or women's basketball on my home page and no soccer on the days of champions league matches! I can't look at matches from yesterday, and I've noticed some articles don't show up on my favorites feed - I have to go to the team news. Tired of this app, looking for a replacement Full Review

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    Randall Theerman Published date: January 24, 2018

    I don't know what's up with the video highlights. I have a Galaxy Note8 on 100 mb/s download wi-fi and the videos freeze, pause, time-out...makes the app horrible. It's faster to watch ESPN from my SlingTV app on an LTE network! Fix it... Full Review

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    icecoldhubbas Published date: January 8, 2018

    Trying to use the app to stream games is a nightmare. It constantly starts and stops. You can't watch football in this way. I'm currently missing the NCAA National Title Game because of this garbage. The app is trash. I want all my information back that you guys are selling to make this app free. I consider the info stolen, since you have not delivered your end of the deal. Full Review

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    Brian McGlenn Published date: January 8, 2018

    Kept popping up literally every four seconds saying "Unfortunately, ESPN has failed." Never took me directly from the story on my tray to the article mentioned. Update: This has not improved in years. Literally the worst app on my phone and it's not even close. Embarrassing for a company that does so much well to have this big of a disappointment in an area in which they should easily be excelling. Full Review

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    Charles Hockenbarger Published date: January 27, 2018

    ESPN should be ashamed of this app. Unstable, fails constantly, black and white screens almost every use on any type of content. Maybe they should spend more time on the app stability and functionality and less on how to put 10:1 ads to content. Full Review

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    B L DUNCAN Published date: February 13, 2018

    The best sports app in the business. Really love ESPN but I do admit that streaming videos needs to be better. Streaming tends to lag & freeze at times during streaming. Streaming needs to run smoothly.... Please correct. Continue updating & improving. Full Review

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    O Nad Published date: February 13, 2018

    I don't like it that the push alerts I get take me ... well , nowhere. And definitely not to the page or story in the alert. The search for team or league doesn't work well, you have a bug ( for example searching for champion league teams). Full Review

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    _ SourBoxyBrown_ Published date: January 8, 2018

    I downloaded this app because WatchESPN is incapable of casting games to my TV without loading every 10 seconds. This does the exact same thing. My Wi-Fi is actually really fast, I've adjusted all settings, so it has to be the app. Uninstall! Full Review

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    Jb Rone Published date: February 13, 2018

    I used to love this app but now I find it unusable because during podcast it will try to load video adds in the background every 30 seconds and pause your podcast so it can play a video that you literally can't see. If you want ESPN podcast I recommend you use Spotify. Also why is my phone saying your a power hog even when I am not using your app. What are you guys doing in the background that my phone is more scared of you then Netflix. Full Review

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    Clint Auman Published date: February 6, 2018

    Its ESPN. Only thing this app has going for it. Horrible load times, delayed info, and im not a fan of the layout. Hard to navigate. I get faster updates from DraftKings. Unistalling Full Review

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    Jonathan Martin Published date: February 14, 2018

    Loved the app, but it started showing ads incessantly. Every time I open a new story or game summary it now redirects me to an ad. If I try to back out of the ad, it backs me out of what I was looking for. And I pay for insider. This is unacceptable and ridiculous. Shame on you ESPN. Full Review

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    Matthew Fredericks Published date: January 7, 2018

    Pretty good app. My only request would be for it to be able to go full screen for watch espn on samsung galaxy s8+. It gives me black bars on either side and it's bothering me. Full Review

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    Brian Cook Published date: February 21, 2018

    Far too many of the podcasts have issues/glitches that make the on demand pods impossible to listen to in their entirety. The news and highlights are ok. But too many issues with whats on the listen tab, which accounts for 99% of why i wanted the app. Very disappointing. Full Review

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    Mohammad Rizky Adrian Published date: February 12, 2018

    Surprisingly the latest version of this apps become unbearable slow. I like its content, but it doesn't matter if it's slow (although I use the premium phone provider) Full Review

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    nash fredette Published date: February 3, 2018

    The absolute worst... Functionality is fine, but ESPN has gone downhill and there are waaayyyy too many notifications even though I shut them off, they still push through Full Review

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    Benny Published date: February 10, 2018

    This app is pretty great. I'd give 5 stars if I didn't get video errors everytime I try and watch a short 30 second video. No, it's not my phone it's the app itself crashing. Full Review

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    Published date: February 17, 2018

    Your app is horrible. Notified me two and a half hours after the start of a game that the game started, among other things that I don't want to waste my time explaining because you never fix things. Full Review

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    Kyle Kenny Published date: January 6, 2018

    Streaming skips and pauses all the time. Clocked my connection at 300 mbps down 10 up... definitely not my problem. And Disney wants to compete with Netflix? Lol Full Review

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    uncleGHoTi Published date: February 2, 2018

    How is it that I can live stream an nfl game over a 4g network without any lag whatsoever, but I can't load anything off of your app without my phone freezing, even though I am on a 5g router at home? Your app is horrible! Take some of those billions of dollars y'all at Disney have and put out a quality product! Full Review

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    Ryan Harris Published date: January 15, 2018

    Defaults to news instead of scores now. And none of Newcastle's premier league fixtures show up. Piss poor. Full Review

  • ESPN
    Published date: January 20, 2018

    Horrible. Misleading. Did not send link to email I provided. NO CUSTOMER SUPPORT. Will share negative experience w/all friends, family & colleagues. Highly disappointed. Full Review

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    Josh Meyer Published date: January 31, 2018

    App is junk, just like Espn's website. You'd think they'd be able to fund a decent working app, but it's always slow and never opens the links I get notifications for. I often have to force close the app and restart it. Though, this garbage app is about par for the course for espn these days. Full Review

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    David Brooks Published date: January 8, 2018

    Too slow, too much junk news. Not enought experienced reporters. Company is too interested in snowflakes and dodo's to report real sports. Full Review

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    Tank Soske Published date: January 11, 2018

    For a billion dollar company you would think they would take the time to provide a good product. This app sucks for videos. It takes forever to load the pauses constantly. For Christ sake, you are owned by Disney...figure it out!!! Full Review

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    Scott Diestelhorst Published date: January 31, 2018

    what good is the app if the away games are also blacked out in my own area. The app is so I can watch my team when they're on her way game. And yet I can't go to the game so why is it blacked out. Full Review

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    Vince Gilbert Published date: January 20, 2018

    Thoroughly annoyed. I declared where I live and it offered every option of teams to follow except the one I wanted (England national cricket). Now I get notifications for all sorts of sports I don't want and didn't sign up for. Bring back cricinfo. Uninstalling. Full Review

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    David Schowalter Published date: January 14, 2018

    The last two updates have increased the likelihood of freezes and crashes, nearly approaching the point of being worthless. Speed is great, but only when it works. Full Review

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    Ty Divina Published date: February 14, 2018

    Been getting an endless amount of popups recently. Not the average video ad or ads on the play store, but random popups from a weird website that looks like a scam or malware. I've signed off and tried reinstalling the app. For now I will use another app for my sports news and come back and try later. I hope this will be fixed Full Review