Stay connected to live sports and shows from ESPN

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 2.5.1
  • Updated: September 27, 2017
  • Requires Android: 4.4 and up
  • Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000



The free WatchESPN app lets you keep up with your sports anytime, anywhere on your Android phone and tablet. Watch live games and studio shows with 24/7 access to 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. You can also watch on-demand clips of the latest news and highlights.

Access to live streaming video from 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 is determined by your TV provider. The providers below offer access to WatchESPN live video:
- AT&T U-verse
- Bright House Networks
- Charter
- Comcast XFINITY
- Cox
- DirecTV
- Google Fiber
- Midcontinent Communications
- Optimum
- Time Warner Cable
- Verizon FiOS 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
* 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,
* 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!


Before you download this app, please consider that it includes advertising, some of which may be targeted to your interests. You may choose to control targeted advertising within mobile applications by using your mobile device settings (for example, by re-setting your device’s advertising identifier and/or opting out of interest based ads).


Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see for more information. You may also visit Settings in the app to opt out of Nielsen measurement.


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    Eric Williams Published date: September 29, 2017

    Samsung Galaxy S8, for some reason when watching replays after the most recent update, I can no longer scrub to a certain point in the video. I can only watch the video from beginning to end. When i tap the screen, the scrub bar with pause, etc is no longer displayed. My wife has a Galaxy S7, and the replay allows for ffwd/rewind. We have an S6 as well, and it works fine there. Not sure why this stops working on my S8 suddenly? Full Review

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    Scott Huizenga Published date: December 4, 2017

    I just wanted to try it to watch the end of Monday night football while my 3 year old was sleeping. Wouldn't let me watch on my phone; told me I had to use tablet, computer, or other connected TV device. Why have a phone app you can't watch on your phone? Full Review

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    David H Published date: January 8, 2018

    This app has been installed for years on my phones. It is a little pixelated and freezes but mostly watchable. Fast forward to the big games of Alabama (Clemson and Georgia) 2018 and it is very evident that ESPN and their servers are not capable of supporting any big games. It paused every 10 seconds. Extremely painful. But, if you stayed for the trophy presentation, no skipping. Why, because majority logged off. ESPN, Please be prepared for the "bigger " audiences. Full Review

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    James Mitchell Published date: January 1, 2018

    Constantly buffers. Makes watching games unbearable. I can stream 4k tv on other mediums no problem. But sportscenter is just too much to handle. Without any other streaming options for certain games, they've got little incentive to fix any issues. Horrible, horrible job. Full Review

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    april crapo Published date: November 4, 2017

    It keeps crashing after I close it I have to Uninstall it and reinstall to work right and after I exit it I have to do it again. It is always coming up on my phone say a not responding when j don't even have it on. Of it weren't for having no cable and only watching this on the ap and my boyfriend loves football I have no choice but to deal with it. Full Review

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    david carr Published date: January 1, 2018

    During every game it lags/buffers. This is the only app I have that does this. It's not my internet speed or the divices I use. It's your terrible app. I feel like a company like ESPN that advertises their app so much should have this figured out by now. Full Review

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    Aaron Morgan Published date: January 1, 2018

    Freezes and jumps around a lot. A LOT. Especially frustrating when watching sports, which is all this app is. Misses every important play with seeming intelligent motivation. Seriously, every single time they line up, freeze for 20 seconds, skip ahead to the huddle. Line up, freeze, skip to huddle. I watched an "anti-highlight" reel of The Rose Bowl today. Really frustrating. This was worse than just missing the game entirely. This app is utterly ridiculously bad. Full Review

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    William Fawkes Published date: January 8, 2018

    30mbps is sufficient to stream most anything for me. It allows me to play online video games with little trouble. This app, however, buffers like a MF. I don't know what's wrong with it, but you need to fix it. On Android, on Chromecast, on Roku. They all buffer. They're all bad. HELP. Full Review

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    Thomas Suever Published date: November 11, 2017

    Working great until now. Trying to watch big college football games and it's saying cannot view this content outside of the United States. Well I'm in same place in Texas that I've been and it worked up until today. Has Texas become part of Mexico?:) Full Review

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    Curtis Thomas Published date: November 10, 2017

    The app is just as good as Netflix's streaming quality. Very easy to navigate throughout the app especially for entry level cordcutters. But when the NBA finals come around, the app lags and cuts off in the middle of the game. The app should have better content like 30 for 30. Bamtech did a hell of a job Full Review

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    Jasson Riddle Published date: October 21, 2017

    Since last update, will not show ANY content. Have contacted customer support with no help or advice other than "uninstall, clear your browsing history, and reinstall". Well, third time wasn't a charm and neither was the forth. Done with this app, uninstalled for good! Full Review

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    Kevin Taylor Published date: January 11, 2018

    Two reasons for only one star: First, it has become unwatchable, buffering every 10-15 seconds. Second, no support for Chromecast built-in. Can stream just fine to my TV with Chromecast dongle, but my brand new TV with Chromecast built-in is not supported. This is terrible. The only reason it even gets 1 star is because it is the only way to watch my favorite sporting events. Need a fix ASAP! Full Review

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    Chad Rainey Published date: January 1, 2018

    You can't watch for ten seconds without the app freezing or crashing. Great access to so many sports and games but you can't enjoy them. GARBAGE. I wish I could give this negative stars. I guess if you don't have the money to pay your own staff then app maintenance falls right in line. Full Review

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    Nolen Doss Published date: November 4, 2017

    I dread the weeks I can't stream my teams on the fox sports 1 app. Streaming on the ESPN app with my Wi-Fi, my work's Wi-Fi or using my data is spotty at best. Using the website on my computer with Wi-Fi or plugged in is just as bad. Often I'll see a team starting to run a play on 2nd down and the next thing I know the other team is rerurning a punt. But don't worry, every commercial break is louder than the actual game and never has to buffer. Full Review

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    Monus Brewer Published date: February 10, 2018

    Well not sure what happened, it kicked me off, ask for my password. Has not worked since last weekend... Shows a solid white line across it. It sucks because I use a online streaming so now I am paying for a worthless app. Full Review

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    Shawn George Published date: November 8, 2017

    It's unbelievable that this app is still so bad after all of these years. Constant stuttering and buffering, and the Chromecast support is awful. Multiple times per night, this will stop working on Chromecast, and I need to recast to get it to work. I was a lot more understanding early on, but ESPN should have their act together by now. Full Review

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    Dexter Simmons Published date: January 8, 2018

    Streams constantly either freeze and skip to live or alternate between fuzzy and 1080p. Every other streaming service I use works great on all of my devices: Galaxy S8, iPad, PS4, and laptop. ESPN needs to fix their service. Full Review

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    Chad Cruzen Published date: January 4, 2018

    The watchespn app has become unusable over the last few months. Every time I go to use it to watch a sporting event, the video freezes and never continuously works. I've got plenty of internet speed and have no issues at all with PS Vue, Netflix, Youtube, or any other streaming service. Full Review

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    Nick Pilney Published date: November 4, 2017

    This app is horrible. Every other Chromecast compatible app streams in crystal clear quality on our connection and has never had any problems. All this app does it buffer, glitch and continually freeze up to delay the viewing experience more and more. Full Review

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    chuck wilson Published date: February 11, 2018

    Y can I not stream the Monday night football game on my phone. It says available on tablet, computer or tv connected device. Won't stream on my phone. Still having issues streaming on Galaxy S8 and I see I am not the only one. I cannot even get it to go to the provider sign in page anymore!!!! Needs fixed, hasn't worked in over 4 months!!!!!!!!!! Funny how I have had complaints for months and months, yet nothing has been done nor have I been contacted. Great company........ Full Review

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    Chris Shypkowski Published date: October 9, 2017

    HORRIBLE! It constantly stutters, freezes, or completely kicks me out of the app. It is so frustrating trying to watch a game. I miss plays and and have to restart it constantly and this is across several different platforms. None of my other streaming apps have these issues. I wish they would fix the app. Its a great idea, but such a headache to use. Full Review

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    Jared Lowe Published date: January 7, 2018

    Works sometimes, but struggles mightily in comparison to some other streaming apps. Don't even try to watch a big ballgame as ESPN's servers can't handle it. You'll be better going to a friend's house than watching it on this app. Full Review

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    Tiffany Chou Published date: December 13, 2017

    I had the app to listen to Don la Greca's podcast but Game Misconduct isn't available through this app anymore. The hockey podcast is now done, it sounds like, by two California surfers who, LIKE, can't help going off the reservation. Deleting the app right after sending this review. Full Review

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    Micah Published date: November 18, 2017

    Terrible app, cuts out way too much! Can't watch a game in full without losing the feed randomly for no reason and it will just say ESPN in big letters.. Terrible app! Last year it was great, not any more! Full Review

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    Chuck B Published date: January 8, 2018

    Used to work flawless all the time. Now I can't even get a fame to stream for more than 1 or 2 minutes without 40 seconds of buffering. Then it will play and skip ahead of where it left off. Not worth trying to watch anything anymore. Full Review

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    Bob I Published date: January 1, 2018

    I haven't used this app since last year. Tried to use it New Years Day 2018 for bowl games. Something is terribly wrong with this app. It is constantly buffering and thus becomes unusable. I have a very fast internet connection so this should not be happening. Maybe ESPN needs to spend more money on delivering their sports products and less on their social commentary. Full Review

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    Matthew Hill Published date: January 8, 2018

    Just Awful. It is making the NCAA championship unwatchable with all of the buffering. I'd watch it on my Dish app but for some reason all the ESPN channels are the coaches room thing. Fantastic job guys ;) Full Review

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    clw22580 Published date: September 30, 2017

    App crashes/freezes repeatedly especially during primetime college football games. I have a 1000 mbps internet connection and all othee streaming apps work no problem. Full Review

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    Shane Davis Published date: October 7, 2017

    S8, ever since 2 updates ago, I have to delete, re-install, them i'm able to watch games on it. If I stop for a phone call, then it tells me I don't have access again. Delete, upload, watch game......disturbing for such a large company! Full Review

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    Daniel Blazer Published date: October 14, 2017

    Watch Espn always fails when I need it most. It has played all day for 10 hours until the exact minute I want to watch my game. As soon as the 6pm game started, the whole app crashes for the 3rd week straight. Absolute garbage!!!!! You make all of espn look like straight garbage. Garbage. Full Review

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    Erik Courson Published date: January 1, 2018

    Can't believe all the positive reviews of this app, are they for real? Yes, the idea is great, but the quality is beyond frustrating. Stream pauses then eventually skips forward to catch up. Quality ebbs and flows. This happens on three different devices on multiple networks. You'd think ESPN could hire someone to make a better app. Full Review

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    tim dieterich Published date: December 18, 2017

    Cant watch Monday night football on my phone???? It even says in the description i can. Garbage! I will be happy when ESPN goes under finally. The worst thing to ever happen was MNF going to ESPN. Full Review

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    Chad Royal Published date: October 18, 2017

    The app keeps pausing on me no matter if I use wifi or a wired connection. Online chat was help telling me that it was my fault even though other streaming sites work perfectly fine. When it is running, it does look great. Full Review

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    Michael Fondessy Published date: November 12, 2017

    Unbearable. I use Fox Sports Go flawlessly multiple times a week between NFL, NHL, MLB, and NCAAF. Even use the pause and rewind features. I can't go a few minutes with Watch ESPN without buffering, freezing, and skipping. NBC Sports live works way better too. Sports on this app? Unbearable. Full Review

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    Kevin Swanson Published date: October 7, 2017

    Watch ESPN is horrible as of the 2017 CFB season. EVERY SINGLE GAME BUFFERS CONTINUALLY THROUGH THE ENTIRE GAME. Eventually it just stops streaming all together before saying an unexpected error occurred, could not play video. Completely unwatchable... Also Netflix and Amazon Prime stream just fine with zero buffering on my gigabit fiber optic internet. Full Review

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    Ken Lorig Published date: December 29, 2017

    This is terrible. For a multi billion dollar company , they need to fix this app. Watching the Cotton Bowl and it keeps freezing during plays , then will skip 30 seconds back to live and you missed what happened. Take a look at Fox Sports GO app and copy what they're doing. Can pause and let the app cache and catch up with the stream and it won't skip ahead for no reason. Full Review

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    Michael Pesch Published date: October 9, 2017

    Can someone please tell me how to make this app allow me to sign in myself? It automatically signs in on the account of the wifi I'm on. If I could watch ESPN on my parent's cable service I wouldn't be trying to watch it on my phone. Visiting them every Monday means I don't see MNF. So seriously, is there a way? Full Review

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    Alex 77 Published date: January 8, 2018

    It worked great in the beginning. Now, I always get a message that reads. "Unable to retrieve program for linear network" I reset my phone reinstalled the app and nothing. Definitely 5 stars before this issue. Now I give it a one because it is completely useless!! Full Review

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    Jeffrey Robertson Published date: October 7, 2017

    The while point is to stream your game if another bleeds over but it doesn't do that. Just says upcoming until its live on TV so kinda beats the point Full Review

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    Edward Dumlao Published date: December 25, 2017

    Garbage. Non-stop buffering. Not a problem with similar apps so it's not the wifi connection. Use your cable provider's app instead. Once the repeal of net neutrality kicks in we're all f**ked anyway. Full Review