Eternaljourney - Great app use it everyday
Love the variety of sports and games that subscribers can view live, daily for cheap. They let you watch select replays for a while after the live game too.
My issues are two: no customization whatsoever. I have written to espn with no response. I will keep lowering my rating ever few weeks until they respond. The issue is they have far too many sports for any one person to have interest. I want to be able to block out the ones that continually dominate the screen so that I can better see and select only the sports I care about. Allow users to either select sports we like and dislike on a more advanced preferences screen (with the aim to block sports we dislike) or at least create a thumbs down option for contests we dont care about.
Second issue is espn+ doesnt have enough viewing rights to top ranked teams. I have yet to see an ncaam gonzaga game available with only the espn+ subscription. I fear they wont have any critical games and i will miss march madness because i refuse to pay 100 a month for an outmoded cable subscription. Get with it espn and app developers. Its not hard. You already dominate the sports market, just make some simple changes and figure out what viewers really want. Thank you.
MKE Cody WI - Almost perfect
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.
Robbwells - Wish i had more hands. At least 4 thumbs down
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.
Cowboy redskin fan 2018 - Delay of game.... 5 yd penalty on ESPN+....
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jimi-Thang - This WAS my favorite app
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.
Oracle1984891 - Glitchiest app I’ve ever used
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.
Helpls!!!!!!! - So much money, make a better app!
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.
Cheesymilph69 - Slow and Uninviting
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
Elephantbot - Good info but militant advertising
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.
TheArtistFormerlyKnownasBob - Probably the worst app I’ve owned, but I love ESPN content
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
DP8414 - Good App, Slightly Glitchy
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.
Tate8525 - How?
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.
Shahryar1983 - Poor App, difficult to connect/watch
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.
Itz_Griz - Great App
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
USMarineKV - Quality of Articles
I use the app for updates on scores mainly. The content in terms of writing, is often old, and without substance that would differentiate from merely the score. Redundancy seems to be the theme with ESPN. Let’s just write and speak the same things over and over regardless of the audience be it on an app or television. I miss Peter Gammons and his writing, but I will compliment Buster Olney for his piece on the Red Sox. ESPN needs more of that, and less of the redundancy. Return to the daily writing of yesteryear! Do some actually research and writing! There’re stories out there, and one of them is the return of “heat, cheese, hard-ball” through a proliferation of hard throwing relievers and starting pitching that has brought baseball back full circle. Spinning is still statistically important, but good old country hardball has returned! Here it is, hit it if you can is what every fan wants to see! Nathan Eavoldi showed the world that, of the many players in today’s game who have had Tommy John Surgery, a return to, and in some cases, new found power pitching is possible. So, country hardball, and Hope should be the theme to talk about in much more depth. Seek out minor leaguers, follow them as well, and shed light on what’s the biggest development in baseball today.
Gunit00000 - UFC Streaming iPhone issues
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.
Just trying to help people - Slow and disappointing
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!
Ndjeh Xs jend in jehdhesjjdhd - No Reason They Cant Do Better
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
GrryK - Paid content should be better
Update: Still horrid. Now the App does popup advertising while you are in the middle of watching a live game.
It isn’t just because the writing & coverage is way better that people subscribe to other Sports content providers like The Athletic over ESPN. But also because they allow you to filter out the Sports & content you don’t want. ESPN allows you to select the sports and teams you want to follow but they generally ignore these settings and totally overwhelm with content you don’t want. You don’t follow follow MMA or WWE? Too bad ESPN will inundate you with ads and PPV offers before you get to the sport you want. You paid for ESPN? Sucker that doesn’t mean extra value. Too bad we need to make money! Geez you want to filter for the sports you want? Please navigate to the bottom of the screen every friggin time because we ignore & forgot the Sports you like. Oh want to watch 2 games ar once? Oops we forgot the filter setting you set and will show 43 college basketball games you have to sort before getting the 2nd game you wanted. I wish I could get my content elsewhere cause ESPN Is horrid. Can’t believe you clowns give this a 4.6 rating.
Amoinus - TV Provider?? This is a subscription service already.
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.
Ad-Lover 123 - Great way to catch up on advertisements
If you love spending time watching ads, this is the app for you. Not only can you catch up on your favorite sports team or sports analysis, but you can also spend double the screen time on ads. Wanna catch up on highlights from last night’s game? Well that’s simple. All you need to do is select the game, click the highlight reel, watch a 30 second ad for a 10 second highlight clip, and repeat the process 5-7 times. That’s right, every video will have a 15-30 second ad. Before you ask, yes it guaranteed that the app will work perfectly at 1080p resolution for your advertisement and immediately crash your app when your video appears. Also, all of the videos auto play to the next one and pulls up an advertisement that completely freezes your screen so that you are unable to devote time towards any other distractions like sports. It also conveniently puts an ad banner over your menu bar, occasionally, so that way you can quickly access the ad’s website rather than check up on your sports team. Because that’s why you have the app, right? For the ads, not for the sports?
WesleyHansen - It has been ruined
The ESPN app has been my go-to app for sports news, scores, and recaps for a long time. But it has been ruined with the latest updates and redesigns. The app is almost unusable these days. Even when I am at home, on wifi, with nothing else running on my phone, the app is slow and crashes often. Don’t even think about using it at a game or anywhere your connection isn’t perfect. They have overburdened the app with video, ads, and cookies that slow it down to a crawl or even just prohibit you from even being able to open the app at all.
Today I finally jumped onto the apps “text support” to see what I could do to improve my experience. Unfortunately the ESPN support rep proceeded to first accuse me of having a bad connection. I pointed out that he was incorrect and the rep then informed me that the app stores a lot of cookies and I should just delete the app and reinstall it. This is an annoying suggestion but I did it anyway. There was no improvement. And the tactless interaction with the rep definitely did not help the situation.
The point is, you can do better. Go find another app that works and was designed by a company that still cares about their user base.
Krokkta - Could be great, but won’t save your place!!
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.
Boogineer - Garbage
ESPN provides the worst service possible. You pay for a subscription, find whichever sport you want to watch and you will be prompted with buying a more expensive package. For example, I purchased the ESPN+ package for a year, once I’m logged in (doesn’t matter what platform, xbox, iphone, etc.) the app either crashes when you try to stream something or give you the good ol’ message “unauthorized user” or “login to tv provider”…. So considering I cancel my TV services specifically to switch to streaming services, only to find out ESPN will require you to login to a TV provided.. It goes to to show how useless the service is. Past are the days you can watch your local college football team without paying premium prices. Not to mention, whichever team you follow, it’s likely they will broadcast games on other networks through out the season.. meaning ESPN doesn’t always have the game available for your team. I’ve found myself scrambling to find the game on other networks because ESPN cannot provide. It will only cost more overtime. Choose what’s important to you because this service is NOT worth it.
Skynety2k - When it works
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…
D.a.v.e. (Mic3) - Not sure where to rate AppleTV version
The phone version of this app is...adequate. Could definitely be improved by having a ‘don’t show me’ list, because when have I ever wanted notifications on golf or baseball, but it’s mostly fine. The Apple TV version, however, is hot garbage and I don’t understand why. I’m legitimately hoping someone can help me. There’s no favorite teams/sports list, which means I have to dig for what I want to watch every time. Again, no ‘don’t show me’ list (really good idea, please implement), no replays button on the home screen like there used to be so now to watch last nights game I have to dig...a lot, and worst of all every time I use the app. it. keeps. kicking. me. out. and showing me something about AirPlay despite me having meticulously turned off everything AirPlay related on my Apple TV. This doesn’t happen with other apps, only espn. It makes games unwatchable. ESPN actively makes sports unsupportable. All I want to do is watch my basketball game without having to dig thru layers and layers of menus to find it and without the app crashing every 3 minutes. Someone please help me. 3 stars to the phone version, -3 to the appletv version.
Atime4treasom - An exercise in futility
Firstly: I subscribed because of the UFC partnership so my experience is limited to that aspect.
First problem is the interface. Everything is just jumbled it. The site has a million different links even once you select the MMA tab and it is unclear where to go. There are multiple search tabs and as far as I can work out, none of them allow you to search for specific fights. Searching for fights on these (I.E. Dillashaw vs. Cejudo) just seems to give you a mash of news articles, fighter profiles and press clips. Scrolling down to the 'binge fight' sections is not much better. The fights are splayed out in no particular order and the replays are intermingled with highlight versions. No way that I can discern to look for a specific fight. When I finally found Cejudo vs Dillashaw (which aired exclusively on this platform) it said the fight hadn't occurred yet. It was two weeks ago.
Customer Service: I decided to try the chat support. The first time I was connected to a rep. When I asked a question, the rep ended the chat. Second attempt I've been waiting for 35 minutes and running. How can the biggest sports network on earth be this terrible.
SadButTrue22 - ESPN - Lost in wokeism
Disliked a lot of the sports apps out there, and so I tried ESPN again to see if they could at least hold an app that wouldn’t glitch. To my surprise, it doesn’t glitch, but they seem to push an extremely strong race narrative that I, and the rest of the country, have come to abhor. The app is no better than ANY of their major network programs, and I will not support an anti-American, divisive platform that only tries to pitt minorities vs whites instead of reporting about sports!!! Dinger is now the N-word - poor Dinger…. While one of their OWN a DAY LATER drops an accidental N bomb LIVE on their show and NOT A PEEP from ESPN or ANYONE else (it was an obvious mistake but she didn’t look to be very black either)!!! You mine as well hire Jeffrey Toobin at this point and turn your show into a soft core porn application, because I can’t find anyone who would want to subscribe to this race hating nonsense your network spews… you whole Disney organization is rotted to the core. I was hoping for an application, I got another indoctrination tool. Saw a few of your employees on the news in FL recently again…. Lot of Pedos on your team… interesting…
Bearsman34 - Everything Except Streaming is Great
ESPN, I have been all ESPN ever since I was old enough to care about sports. The writing and reporting is phenomenal, and I love to be the one in my family to break the biggest sports news. The app is great with notifications on your favorite teams and leagues as well as breaking sports news. The radio streaming and podcasts are great especially my favorites (Lebatard Show, Golic and Wingo, and 30 for 30). I will continue to use this app for all of those reasons. I do however wish you guys had full game highlights online, but I digress.
The only bad thing I have to say is how god awful the streaming is. Tried to watch the ECF between cavs and Celtics and it lagged throughout the entire game when casting it to my chrome cast. It did the same just trying to watch on my phone and I have gigabit internet. I don’t know why that has always been an issue for ESPN. It has sucked since the first release of WatchESPN. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!! I’m begging you because the wife kicks me out of our tv room when I’m trying to watch the games! Thank you ESPN, and keep up the good work!
Sons of god - Deleted 1 day after buying
I bought espn+ to catch the football game Friday night (sugar bowl) and I tried and tried to get the game on but it kept saying “your package doesn’t have this content available” and with up charging they coulda had a sale Friday night because I needed that game on! But no matter what I did the game would not play nor tell me how to upgrade so I could watch the game. I searched and searched for over an hour while my party was going on and could not find a way to up upgrade further than ESPN+ in order to watch this game that it claims you could watch on their app by upgrading!!! Sorry espn your app does not work well and the app designers should be paid more to make it a better app in my opinion. In business if your having trouble then that means your not investing enough into you business and that tells me there is major greed going on in the upper management. My suggestion: pay your employees more and if that doesn’t work then hire new app designers because there is a lot of missing information that needs to be accounted for in the design of this app.
Madmick2002 - Doesn’t really support personalization
I’ve been using it for many years but it refuses to care about my interests, which through my interactions should be very obvious. They always push their own preferred content to the top. For example, I understand there is a PGA championship going on but I NEVER, ever once clicked on a golf story, but that’s what they’re pushing to the top these days.
I’m the kind of fan that follow teams, not individual players, but this app is constantly showing a section to recommend I follow individuals, and the “Recommended for You” choices are a million miles away from anything I show interest in - nobody from the teams or sports I follow, rather just the players in pop culture or who have big contracts.
Well, what about the teams I do follow, can I just get a quick glance at what they’re doing? Not really, I have to navigate around and scroll until I can finally find the content I really care about.
There’s no attempt to really learn my preferences and show what I want. There isn’t even an option to pay for personalized content or to remove ads.
This ESPN app really appears to be about promoting content, advertisements and agendas and we sports fans just have to deal with it.
Having said this, once you get to the content you want, there really isn’t a better sports app out there - again that’s why I deal with all the other baggage that comes with it.
Oh, and it can be pretty laggy with scores and updates.
Hdkebdjfnrjdmjd - Ads are unbearable
I’ll start with the good things- the ability to customize what sports you see is pretty much perfect. You can easily turn off notifications so judging by the other reviews I can tell there’s a lot of 80 year olds who don’t know how to work an app. Now the BAD- I don’t think I’ve ever used an app so obnoxious with the ads. Typically when you buy a plus version of an app it gives you ad free videos. NOPE not ESPN. Every single time you watch a video you have to watch a 15-60 second long video. Which you can’t fricken X out of unless you close the app and re open it. I think maybe that’s the most annoying part. Most apps would atleast offer you the ability to exit out of the video if you choose but nope not ESPN. The fact that I pay for this app is even more annoying. By the way, I only pay for it because of the Disney bundle. It’s certainly not because there’s any content at all on ESPN plus that’s really worth caring about. Lastly, can someone tell me how they have a 4.6 rating when I just scrolled through the reviews and looks like 95% of them are negative.
Qdawg31345679 - Buggiest, Most Infuriating App Available
I love sports. I love everything about them. The competition, the excitement, the highlights and immortalized moments. I think to myself, “What could ruin this?” “We know,” ESPN answered. And in response, the “Worldwide Leader in Sports” created an app that draws you in with the promise of seeing the latest highlights, breaking news and the latest scores, but then only delivers sponsored ads, the app shutting down after you wait 5 minutes for your page to load, and endless click-bait to ESPN+ articles. How the ads for videos always come through crystal-clear yet my actual video I want to watch makes me feel like Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn before the glasses is beyond me. With all the resources this company has, I’d love if they’d spend the time to make this app work somewhat better than Paul George in the postseason, but for now it’s like going to a DC movie after being told it’s just like a Marvel one. Quit making basic content ESPN+ only, and make the rest of the stuff work like you have trillions of dollars and understand the internet. Do better, ESPN. Do better.
<Bayani> - Great Streaming / Content; Horrible UI and customization
If there’s an event to watch or immediate sports news, the ESPN app is the place to watch and stay up to date.
If you don’t want to know everything about the most popular sports and the sports that espn is most actively advertising, this is not the app for you.
Especially if you’re paying for ESPN plus - not worth it. They do a great job from a business perspective of holding content captive but, once you’re forced to get a membership in order to watch a UFC PPV, and you think “oh cool, I’ll get some awesome content” - think again. With the lack of customization, it’s utterly disappointing. You get a lot of content but, if you’re a fight fan, the amount of content available is abysmal.
Beyond that, it’s a nightmare to search for the content you want or to see specific news and updates unless that happens to coincide with whatever espn is pushing. It’s seemingly impossible to customize your feed and, even tho you pick favorites, there doesn’t seem to be an easily accessible favorites feed.
I’m pretty disappointed.
Hlkggfbn - Too political, alienating
ESPN has crossed a line recently for me. I know you guys have always slanted pretty far to the left. But when you use your platform to relentlessly attack Drew Brees for stating his moderate opinion in direct response to a question, to me that is irresponsible, divisive, cowardly, pandering, etc... In that same response, Drew Brees also acknowledged racial disparities and expressed his desire to be part of a unified solution going forward, a sentiment most Americans on both sides agree with. Again, all off the top of his head in response to a direct question. Can we please try to focus on making positive changes rather than dragging someone’s name through the mud for expressing an opinion that does not 100% support the left-sided narrative?
Maybe balanced and thoughtful content wouldn’t generate enough headlines and clicks, and that is fair. But don’t delude yourself into thinking you guys are doing something good for the world by shouting down Drew Brees and constantly pushing a one-sided narrative. You are dividing people where there is room to unify. You are making things worse. You are part of the problem.
Andrewaltogether - Confusing Battery Killer
The user interface doesn’t make any logical sense. Content is just kind of randomly scattered everywhere. It’s not clear where to go to watch a game and there’s no central schedule. You can see an individual team’s schedule, the most popular games in a specific league or cup (but not always in chronological order), or the big games in a sport (neither in order nor a complete list). And the order seems to change while you’re using the app!
But the worst part is the battery draining while streaming. I wanted to watch a soccer game and started with 50% battery, so I plugged my phone in. By half time—with my phone plugged in and charging—the battery level had *dropped* to 18%! So I put it on low power mode, dropped the screen brightness, closed some background apps, turned off cellular and Bluetooth to use Wi-Fi only, and let it recharge during the fifteen minute break. I was able to watch the end of the match, but the battery had *continued to drain* and was at literally 3% when the final whistle blew. How is that even possible?
JReyes624 - Fine For Basics But Not Much Else
The app is fine when it works if you want scores or news. However, over the last month or so the app crashes on me after 5-15 minutes of use. While watching a video or reading an article it will just hard crash and close on its own. I’ve tried reinstalling but the problem persists.
Also, the ads are a little excessive. I understand they need to make money on ads, but watching a 30 second add for a minute long video seems excessive. The banner ads are also very intrusive.
Finally, the radio features don’t play nicely with the rest of the iOS audio features. Radio feeds won’t pause if you start watching something else, and will play over whatever you switch to. Often times pushing play on headphones won’t restart a paused audio feed, and playing a paused feed requires you to press play, pause it, and press play again for it to start up again. It’s by far the worst part of the app, and I listen to far less ESPN radio shows now because of it.
Kenny Griffin - ESPN+ Is a Mess
If you are using this app to get scores and updates, it’s good. However, I use it for ESPN+ and watch ESPN FC on a daily basis. I must say, the organization of both the phone and Apple TV app is awful. Trying to view the latest episode is so hard, especially on Apple TV. First, there is no feature to subscribe to a show. You just have to browse around to find it. Second, once you get to the episode listings they are not listed chronologically from newest to oldest and are not titled the same way each time. Sometimes they have the date in the title, sometimes they don’t. Sometimes the newest episode is at the top, sometimes it’s in the middle, and other times it’s literally all the way at the bottom. Additionally, if you watch the broadcast live and then pause it, the stream goes all the way back in time to the pre-roll stuff and you can’t go back to live or where you left off! The service seems half baked right now and I’m not sure I’m going to continue to subscribe at this point and time. It’s a shame they relegated ESPN FC to this service.
Mox.fulder - Love the redesign, hate the re-edits for rights
The past iteration of this app was a clunky mess. It was difficult to watch shows and check scores of games. Most of these problems were fixed with the new update. Like really, it is a fantastic update. The app is less clunky, the advertisements are less intrusive, and watching shows is much easier.
Now here is the problem, I am watching PTI, which is the only show I actually watch on ESPN anymore and I notice that Mike and Tony are commenting on things as if video has just been show of something. However there is no video of said event just still images. The version of the show on mobile has been re-edited with all the highlights removed and replaced by still images. I understand this probably has something to do with ESPN not owning mobile rights to highlights but, come on that's the whole point of ESPN. Watching Tony and Mike comment is entertaining enough but, I want to see the thing they are reacting to. So this reediting makes the app redesign pointless because you are getting worse content. I will not be using this app until this is fixed.
Milk-Dude - 0 if i could
I don’t even know where to start. I will say at least you’re making an effort to bring F1 stateside, and for whatever reason this app is the only place to stream the races in 60 FPS, but the rest of the app is hot garbage. My ESPN+ subscription isn’t enough to get rid of ads when I’m looking at the game cast of anything? And the streaming selection is abysmal at best. You can’t even stream your local sports teams through the app, regardless of if you use your network TV provider to login. And to add on to that even more, the baseball streaming selection is terrible, like there’s only one stream a week and it’s only the Spanish broadcast, but hey thank goodness there’s thirty different tennis and amateur wrestling matches I can watch. And don’t even get me started on the notifications, I tried to get game notifications about some European soccer games but I swear I get notifications about what the players have for lunch everyday, and when I go to turn it off I get a never ending loading screen. So goodbye, cancelling my subscription, and hopefully see ya never again.
Chelseafcforlife - Unwanted notifications
App does fine however I get notifications for things I don't want. It's March madness. For me, not interested. But do I know how all the games went? Of course! ESPN let me know - whether I wanted to or not. I have tailored the notifications in the settings 20 times - I only want to be notified about my teams / sports. I have breaking news turned off, I have instant awesome off, I have gambling off, I have ESPN+ editors pick off and product updates and offers off. Yet, somehow, I get notifications for things I don't care about. Why is it this way? I like knowing when 1 of the 4 teams I follow play or there's news about those teams, but i don't want anything else. But apparently it's not my choice? I may seek alternatives to this app that don't send me notifications deemed important to the app and not the user. I could turn notifications off entirely but that's not the point. I want what I want and nothing else and that isn't happening.
Danny Bode - Can’t turn off specific notifications
The app is by far the best out there, but there is one major issue I have with it and honestly I change my settings every other week because it’s so annoying. When you turn on news notifications for let’s say one of your favorite teams, not only do you get that team’s news notifications, but you also then receive notifications about that league. There is no way to turn this off AT ALL. Perfect example—you’re a fan and have news notifications turned on for the Dallas Cowboys, but you also have breaking news notifications and all others turned off. You will still receive notifications for “Updated Power Rankings for the NFL” no matter what other settings you have turned on or off. I don’t care about that, or what columnists are saying about the league. I only want to receive news about that specific team, nothing else that involves the rest of the league. Make this change, the app gets 5 stars.
Damndyer_19 - It could be a lot better.
I think there’s a lot this app could improve on but as for the good things, functionally this app has no problems and runs smoothly while showing games in good quality, this app also makes sports a lot more accessible especially to those of us who have given up cable TV entirely and opted to only use apps. But when you go to actually watch the specific games or teams you want to watch this app struggles with making games accessible. Even if you pay for ESPN + coverage is extremely limited and for certain games they ask for your cable info which in my mind defeats the purpose of paying for the app. I’d like to see this app give us unlimited sports coverage for those of us who pay to support the app but that doesn’t seem to be the case. I think three stars is generous because paying for the app doesn’t give you anything and everything ESPN has to offer which is disappointing.
Jfrizzz - Out of control - runaway notifications
I understand ESPN’s desire to draw more people into their content, but the app has simply gone too far. The notifications are reaching the point of unwanted spam. It’s one thing for me to want alerts for NBA News like trades or injuries, but by turning on alerts for league news, ESPN will send you an alert for every big game starting, every halftime take, every LeBron highlight, and every post-game press conference. It’s just too much. I am happy that ESPN is pumping out alerts to keep users informed, but the app should offer an opportunity to control what is being delivered. Divide the types of notifications up: highlights, big game alerts, opinion pieces, press conferences. These are regular items that are distinct from league news like a major free agent signing or a coach firing. This is applicable to every league that ESPN serves notifications for. Users get excellent control over game score alerts (start, quarter, half, final, close game), but absolutely no control over the endless alerts that ESPN lumps into “news”.
Mike_412 - Terrible
This app should be an embarrassment to everyone associated with it at any level. Not due to the content, which is excellent. But, on the technical side it is an absolute disaster. No one responsible for that part of the app should have a job and all should receive a lifetime ban from ever working in this field again.
My profile on the app confirms that I selected the U.S. version in English. Nevertheless, half the time the pages are in Spanish. This is particularly true on ESPN Plus, which is the source of most of the app’s shortcomings. I pay for a subscription. Sometimes the app lets me actually watch a program or read an article. Most of the time, I get a message that I must log in with my provider to view the content. I already am logged in. I have to log out and log in again. Sometimes that works. Sometimes it doesn’t. It is maddening, especially if I am trying to watch a live sporting event.
It often has the same problem when I am trying to read an article on Plus. I will open the story and receive a message that I must be a subscriber to read the full story. It gives me an option to subscribe or log in. I already am logged in. But I log in again. After being “successfully” logged in, I again try to open the article. Deja Vu. I have had this happen as often as 3 times on one article. I gave up after the third so I don’t know if the 4th time would have been the charm.
This will be my final month with that frustration, as I intend to cancel my subscription.
Mr.brito - Incompetent performance on Chrome
This app on Google Chrome close to 95% of the time when watching live games or fast forwarding past games is incapable of providing a full minute of uninterrupted broadcasting. My wifi service is good and only my TV is using it (I disconnect my cell from the wifi) yet after 30 min (or more than 1-2hrs) of playing still buffers every 5-10 SECONDS for 3-5 seconds!!! I’ve cleared the cache, uninstalled and install back the app and the same problem continues. When I open the app in my cell and broadcast it to my TV no buffering problem!!!! although the quality of the image is 40% less I prefer it that way than buffering and when the problem persists the app shows “Unable to Play Video. There was an error playing this video” and goes back to main menu and if I click the same saved game I have to start from the beginning. The app doesn’t have the “continue watching” option, how PATHETIC is that?!?!? 🤣🤣🤣. Either ESPN or Google are to blame for this and I’m sure neither will take responsibility for it 🤷🏽♂️.
Timvenable - ADS are killer!
It is obnoxiously frustrating that I see the same ad 10 times because I’m watching 7 short clips of sports. It’s seriously awful. If I click on a video, there’s an ad. If I click the next video, there’s the same ad. If I finish the video, and want to get back to an article, I can’t. I don’t know how (or why!!) but I actually can’t close the video without closing the app, being forced to watch the ad. It’s incredibly infuriating.
I can’t customize the app like I used to be able to. I basically only care about the NFL, and my favorite team is the Seahawks. But I can’t ever find NFL news or highlights easily (much less Seahawks!!!) because the app is flooded with every other sport. No one has time to care about EVERY sport! Let us customize the app and get the videos and news of what we want to see!
None of this matters, I’m just venting because the corporate millionaires who run the app don’t care about any of us normals who just want to have a convenient app. The problems (legitimate problems in my opinion) will never be fixed.
Dirty Red - I’m primarily a tennis fan!
I paid the fee for this app during one of the Major tournaments and the thing that they don’t allow you to know is that they have no intention of showing matches between well known players. They only show show players who are not well known to the public. When I complained to ESPN, they blamed this on AT&T not allowing a certain ESPN Channel in our area. I didn’t pay my fee for the app to AT&T, I paid it to ESPN. I feel that this is fraudulent for them to not warn a viewer of this information. They need to say, upfront, we are only showing unknown players with this app. I simply don’t understand why they don’t just leave TENNIS on the TENNIS CHANNEL where people understand tennis fans and allow viewers to see any match they want to view. ESPN has too many people yakking while they could be showing the matches. At least on the Tennis Channel, I can just mute the yakking and view the match. Well I wrote to Apple and told them that I thought ESPN was deceptive in their description of this app. I did get a refund. I will never trust an ESPN app again.
Jetlag John - Bad for the eyes
This app has all the sports info I want. It’s the place to go to find out what my teams did last night — or even how they’re doing now. I have three big issues with ESPN. 1) Too much in grey. For example, in box scores HR is in legible black, but the slugger’s name and data are in weak grey. My eyes are not that great and eye tests are a challenge, but ESPN doesn’t have to be so difficult to read. If two-tone is necessary display headings like HR in grey and data in black. 2) Navigation is slow and difficult. In progress game scores open to the last score displayed & it takes forever to update. So I try to speed things along by touching scores or sports or home, which of course doesn’t help but slows down everything. 3) the Yankees and the Mets are my favorites so their games are listed first. I’m also interested in the Red Sox but I’ll never call them a favorite, so their scores are hidden offscreen way down below. Give me a way to see all AL East and all NL East games in groupings.
Summary: lots on info, hard on the eyes, poor navigation.
Sdb1989 - The worst
This used to be my go to for sports updates new pretty much anything sports! Now they just cover trash! The app runs horribly slow it’s like they don’t put out new stories or half the time they aren’t even covering sports. It’s amazing not only is their App bad the content they put on it is horrible who is running this thing! They clearly fired all the wrong people when they let all those people go at espn! They have some of the absolute worst sports articles or coverage of what went on in games or event that occurred. Plus now all they want to do is follow Lavar ball and his 2 kids they aren’t even in America playing in some nothing league overseas they get more coverage then the oldest brother who actually plays for the lakers it’s pathetic! What are you doing over there at espn your app is terrible and your sports reporting is even worse it’s quite the shame espn used to be the most reliable source for any sports info there was no reason to look anywhere or watch anything else now I’m looking for any app remotely decent to delete the espn app I’m done with espn and their garbage app!
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Bluesky400 - Won’t work after last update
Was great but after last update, it gets stuck in loading, crashes and exits. Really made me appreciate how much I used it when its not working. Needs a quick fix.
Tbshee - Good navigation/UI but errors with video
The user interface and navigation works really well. Only problem I have is when loading video. Takes a while to load and sometimes there are errors loading them.
14NOV17 This problem is still ongoing. Notification arrives on screen, I tap it to load - app opens. Then either I get nothing or spinning wheel.
Xswqazxsw - Made it worse
Every update the site goes backwards
Wzrdkng - Great app but seems to cause issues in my phone
Had been great until I upgraded to iPhone 11. No other apps seems to affect the phone but espn seems to lag my whole out out when it’s opened for longer than like 2 mins. Great app but too clogged with ads and junk.
Benny3C - Too many ads
Between each video clip there is an advertisement, that is often longer than the sports clip itself.
15 second ad 9 second highlight, 15 second ad 12 second highlight, 15 second ad 18 second highlight... stop already, they’re all the same ad and it’s all gambling.
StavangerSteve - Doesn’t work
Use to be great, now crashes my phone every time I go to the scores (second option along the bottom) .... hasn’t been fixed for at least a couple of weeks now ....
Midnight_mutiny - Meh
Getting really sick of having to change notification preferences.. every time I update the app I have to turn off breaking news... newsflash I have no interest in the sports you keep sending me notifications for, it should be obvious by my favourites in the app given not a single one is basketball but I keep getting basketball “breaking news”.. fix it to save preferences.
Smileyassasin11 - Do not purchase PPV
Purchased PPV, paid for yearly subscription, once paid for, the app suddenly showed a message stating that ‘it could not stream in my area’.
Tried to get a refund, only got refunded the yearly subscription, there was nothing Apple could do with refunding the PPV which I couldn’t even stream even though it was paid for and happened to work long enough to take my money.
Stick to sport - Was great till it stopped being sport related
I’m over it. I go to check game results. Nothing more than politics from over paid over rated humans thinking their view is actually part of their job. I’ll delete this app till these muppets actually figure out I don’t wanna hear the excuses for not going to work. Done
Tonkz83 - Revenue takes priority over service
Unfortunately recent changes had thrown ads all over the place, to a point were you can no longer select some content within the app (as its blocked by advertisers).
Madguymitch123 - Constantly cuts out
Watching NCAA Football in Australia on iPad and chrome casting to the tv, and every single time it cuts into a commercial break, about a minute later it loses the connection to the stream. I have to completely close the app and re open the stream and re load it and re connect. Extremely annoying.
P2three - Videos don’t play. Frustrating to use...
Has been extremely frustrating to use due to freezing, videos not playing, annoying ads at every turn. Cannot watch a flow of videos without constant stoppage for ads. Looking at other apps, had enough of this one....
Tkalikajaros - Now running so slow
Normally pretty reliable app and my go to sports app.
Last app update however has seen app slow down considerably on launch and navigation -slow enough to leave you thinking it is unresponsive/frozen.
M3lly87 - ESPN+
Would love to be able to join in on reading this material but unfortunately I live in Australia and can not do so.
Anfuski - Commercials
Wait to to many commercials
Chuckesle - Keeps crashing
Last two months, the app keeps crashing and I keep having to re-install only for it to crash 1 week later..
Tahnsharpe - Review
Great app but what happened to the podcasts? I can’t find them anymore
Byleveld - Freezes when I open it.
Despite downloading the update today it still freezes when I open it. Only restarting the phone eventually gets it to load. Sort it out, fix the bug, release a new update.
Blkmt1 - UFC streaming GREAT!!!
Took 2 mins to signup, UFC streamed perfectly with great quality and no interruptions even on my poor internet connection.
Sherz458 - Please add more cricket and defensive stats for college games
Please add more cricket and defensive stats for college games
XxxACAxxx - Crash to Home each time I open. What a waste of time.
Used to work but after the last updates will no longer even start up. Straight crash to Home. Used to like it quite a bit. Tried uninstalling/reinstalling. No go.
7baron43 - Too many articles are only for paid subscribers
Too many articles are only for paid subscribers. Starting to look for other sources!
Garfish92 - Constantly crashing
Latest couple of updates have done nothing to fix issues with the app constantly crashing or getting stuck loading. Very ordinary app
JHSUGGESTIONS79 - Ok
Please fix the bug where you can’t add team news to your alerts
Dayz #10 - Update is terrible
Since the latest update rolled out, I have not been able to load nor watch first take or the jump. I usually watch these shows most days.
Mr. B Hayes - It’s not broken it’s awesome
I like ESPN because I can follow my favourite sports
Halpo80 - ESPN APP
Best Sports app it’s awesome
Dan Buntz - Too many videos
It’s too hard to find the excellent written content from ESPNs many writers
Less videos, more stories please
GFarquhar - Disable notifications
I have turned off notifications so many times now but the setting resets with every app update. You just ruined the Philly-Raptors game I was about to watch on delay...
Holzjoghurt - Ads ads ads ads
Listen live to COMMERCIALS ON ESPN and let’s get kicked out for the last minute of game 4 THANK YOU VERY MUCH !?*^#€
Benn068 - Now won’t load
Was working but since last update it will not load, just closes as it gets to the start screen.
Lindymh - Terrible update
What have you done ESPN. Since the update constantly freezing, blank screens - just terrible. Fix quickly or I will be deleting.
Mbosnjak - Used to be great
This used to be my go to app for all sports but now it constantly crashes and have no choice but to delete the app from my phone.
D.. Strud - Keeps crashing
Ever since I updated to iOS 12 the app just keeps crashing ..... help please
Asianboy9 - Keeps crashing
App repeatedly crashes without any information as to why.
Bhar1 - Increase number of favourites
There is limit to add number of favourite teams .Kindly update this
Weech1188 - Constant issues
Why does this app have constant issues? None of the EPL articles open up for reading.
JH1 Gymworse - Not suitable for AU/NZ users
App still diverts to that piece of garbage & unsupported WatchESPN app if any users wish to view live video with their subscription. I will not bother using this app until AU/NZ users are given more respect by ESPN.
Mrlbow - 6.1 broken
Since 6.1 release the app won’t open on my iPad. Starts then crashes. Quick fix please?
Dreamforce500 - ESPN subscription
I’m not paying for a subscription to read sports news
Pizzamaniac - Scores page is blank. Useless update
Scores page is blank
RTMACHINE - Reecey boy
The app is still broken I can’t watch ufc it keeps blacking out
Hkjhjkmhmuk - Garbage
ESPN called the AFL apart of Rugby at least get your sports right.
C pony - Rippa
This app is a rip snortar!
Teeeeerrrrrryyyyyyy - Best App Ever
Seriously, why do you people even bother writing poor reviews? This app is 100% the most useful and greatest sporting app ever. Updates are all correct and as soon as it happens, it tells me when and gives me live updates about my team. It gives me info on the league and it's simply the best. Dont let the stars phase you because it's amazing and a must for any sporting fan. It's free too. Any one with problems, don't rate this down cause it works perfectly fine for a lot of us so it must be your device, amazing app. Get it now if you love sport !!! :) great job ESPN !
Paulfromadelaide - Good but maybe broken?
I've been using this app for a while and I've liked it for a long time. However, I've recently been having a problem where the app won't let me create new alerts for different teams or different sports, or change the alerts I currently receive. I like the push notifications I get, but I can't add any new ones or streamline the ones I currently get to just scores rather than including team news that I don't care for so much. This is REALLY annoying and is a possible deal breaker if not fixed. When I try to add a new alert, the switch changes to the on position but then immediately reverts to the off position. Every time, every team, every sport. I can still create new favourite sports and favourite teams, but I don't get any alerts for them. Seriously considering changing to a different app!
Sammy the decider - Very angry
DO NOT TRUST THIS APP!!
I received an internal message as I was using this app, it said that I was the lucky winner of a new iPhone as long as I answered 4 questions correctly. I answered them and it then prompted me to enter my private details for delivery (address, email, mobile no.). Because it was an internal app message I stupidly trusted it, however after entering my details many more questions kept popping up. Further I have now received spam on both my mobile and email all day. I'm sure they will claim it is in the fine print of the terms and conditions I agreed to, (not one person in this world has enough time to read all terms and conditions they sign up to) but this is a complete abuse of trust and should not be part of your advertising model. Now I have to try and block and remove all this spam. Know your place ESPN!! It's not in direct marketing.
Justo_88 - Scorescentre
Please give us back the old version. This new one is terrible. You can't even load up the games for the next day so you can read about it like you could with the last version. Also when you log in there are scores I do no want to be seeing as I watch the nfl games via game pass. The older version was better as when you logged in all you saw was the "my teams" page
Kingo8755555578 - Bugs with toggle
Hi, your toggle buttons for getting sports update alerts is not working. I have had this issue for awhile. I recently tried updating my favourite teams ie deselecting them so I had no favourite teams. I deselected about 8 teams. I found the toggle buttons then worked for about 8 games at a time. I have just tried to get updates for one game this morning and the toggle button keeps returning automatically to the off button. You guys have to work on this. It's become quite a gripe with me and has stopped me from being updated on sports while at work. Please fix!
ZacoAttaco - Buggy
The ESPN App is a great way to manage all your favourite sports teams and localised times are a huge benefit but the app is very buggy and the layout to shows scores favours advertising and articles too much over the scores and upcoming games. My favourite teams will change and be removed, they won’t update if I try and add more. Notifications are a bit excessive at times but that can be changed.
Wish they would fix the bugs and maybe consider redesigning the score interface. The app has some promise.
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Ch-ch-ch-changes - Thank you so much
Thank you for fixing ESPN it is now my favourite sports app. It is awesome and works great with any product 😍😍😍
Sto - Toronto - Love the data and info, but the vids on iPhone??
Love the app, but not sure if it’s just me.. I have an iPhone XR and when I get the notifications for a video when I click on it it just pin wheels forever and never actually loads. It’s really frustrating. I’ve updated my phone and the app. I fee like it should work, but honestly it hasn’t after many updates. Please fix or advise. Not sure if anyone else is having this problem. Would give 5 stars if this was not a problem.
Mfdr77 - Please update so videos are optimized to iPhone X
5 stars once this is done
Bobobobobobo56407 - Slow and crashes a lot
The app will crash continuously and is often very slow. Also the app doesn’t display stats and the espn+ isn’t available in Canada which is extremely unfortunate
Marc12Marc - Don’t even bother
Terrible after last update.
Youkiddinme? - Will not update!
New version will not update!
ALSlickster - Sick sports app, everyone!
This app is awesome! The layout is perfect and it’s easy to use!! A++ !!
--Sioux-- - Can’t get insider in Canada...
Without access to insider, ESPN HD little quality unpaid content.
Realsportsperson - Irrelevant sports news
I love ESPN but absolutely do not care about the headlines that are about useless social media information. Things like Lebrun reacts to something or his child is in trouble at home are a waste of space on the website. We can get all this garbage on social media.
Highlanderafc - Availability
Should be worldwide
ArturoUXes - No ESPN+
Why have a ESPN+ section if it’s not available in Canada?
SirKaboos - Quality is very low
The favorite/unfavorite feature is broken on iPhone XS. Every version there is something core broken. Otherwise, decent app.
Smittty22 - Fix the App!
It has the hardest time loading anything when opening the app. It just is stuck in suspension trying to look at the Home Screen of the app. You are a huge company and can’t get your app to work where millions of smaller companies figure it out and make it all work.
Dublin Cork - Won’t Load
Opens to blank screen
Newman918 - Finally fixed the Toronto Raptors favourite icon
Only took 3 years but the Raptors favourite icon has been fixed
Sporterrrrrr! - Headlines
I really appreciate this app when it comes to scores and game outcomes. But the most frustrating thing about this app is the headlines. Every time a headline pop up appears on my phone, I cannot access the article. I click on it and the app opens, but the article doesn’t come up. It’s the most annoying thing.
Mikey Mo from Kokomo - Snappy For One Use
Recently, Formula 1 is under my Favorites but it doesn’t appear listed where it normally is, so I can’t access F1 News.
I find the app acts snappy immediately after downloading an update, then begins to chug shortly afterwards. It’s a shame because I like the app and UI, especially for live play-by-play and news. But the chuggy app is annoying.
iPhone 8 256GB iOS 13.6
Sgttfd - Struggles to work
It’s a great content app but frequently struggles to open. It’s great if you like to watch the spinny thing and have lots of patience to wait for what you are looking for.
Capersmurf - Was A TOP app
Will not load info since last up date. Please look and fix. TY
WP38 - Rob R. - App. is S-L-O-W to load
Despite yet another “Bug fix”, this app. is extremely slow to load, and after it loads, it functions S-L-O-W-L-Y.
Come on ESPN, get in the game!
Sreejithspillai - App blank in Canada?
Why app is blank in Canada?
I like solitaire. Good - Buggy on my iPhone 11 Pro
Sometimes just a white screen even when connected to wifi. Killing the app only sometimes solves the problem
Hahshejrrbvr - Great update, now it doesn’t work at all
App is blank after latest update.
Harvey Malovich - Terrible !
Update stinks! Where are the rosters and schedules? C'mon ESPN. You guys should know better. The last version was much better. I'm moving to fox! PS. What about the ad and fat fingering ? Give me a break!
Faroussd - No Canadian fans
C’mon why are we not aloud
Nickie Smallz - Get into Canada.
Great app but TERRIBLE @ the same time with the Canada restrictions. I can’t listen to the radio.
Jdiggs676437 - No Canadian fans aloud
If you live in Canada your out of luck don’t both downloading
Tracy Freeman - Terrible
What part of NO NEWS NOTIFICATIONS do you not understand? I only want match notifications and have my preferences set as such yet I continue to receive ridiculous amounts of notifications.
Hoomanaitor - trash can’t watch any videos notifications are always for paid content
Puglife 69 - Help
I can’t find cogeco and that’s my tv provider Please Help me!
Chicohr10 - Op
The godest thing ever
Candace68 - Absolute trash
Bought ESPN+ expecting to be able to bypass tv service providers, but instead you are locked to tv providers unless you want to watch basketball. They made ESPN+ sound like it was capable of watching all sports on the ESPN network, when it doesn’t work
GameReviewer92 - Ads are just overbearing
Like someone said earlier, we get it that because this app is free that you need to generate income, but having 30 second ads for vid highlights that are either 15-20 seconds is just unbearable. The way it was formatted before where ads popped up every 2-3 clips in-between was alright.
Apple User SE - Not available in Canada?
Why would the UFC get behind this crap!? If a espn+ subscription would be joined with TSN and i could get the UFC content there, then i will rate this crappy app better. Or just make your videos available in Canada.
Brbisnottaken - Crashing issues
Deleting the app and going back to Bleacher Report. Usually can’t even open the app without it crashing for probably the last 2 weeks.
Benibey44 - Update
won’t open with my new IOS update
Giggidydogg - Links never work
Every time I click on a notification, it never loads. Brutal.
LePilot - Thieves do NOT PAY
They take your money, then you find out you need a tv provider.
I don’t have one so the app won’t play.
I paid 6.50 just to watch the women’s final us open....
I just threw my money awa
Rrrrtesxh - Ripped off
I purchased a subscription only to find out that I couldn’t use the services in my location. After emailing and attempting to receive a refund I heard nothing in return.
MargauxMB - Does not work in Canada
There should be a warning that this app is not available for use in Canada.
Hvtardif - Great that you wrote reviews guys
Otherwise, I would have lost time downloading this app and be mad at how bad it works. I specially dislike commercials that repeat and repeatAgain. We read the reviews ESPN. Get better.
Mike4hire - Lowlights
Every time you want to want to watch a video highlights there’s a 30 seconds video that plays. Even after watching that stupid commercial you have to watch the same stupid commercial if you want to watch another video. The good old says are behind. B/R Sports have taken the reign. Such a shame!
@KPKyeg - Remember when this app was good? I don’t.
The confused startup screen. The interruptions with videos. The change of the scoreboard to emphasize teams you like as opposed to the games that are actually on. The scoreboard not updating in real time unless you open GameCentre. The difficulty finding articles and other content from the website. The list goes on and on.
They could go back to how this app was 4-5 years ago, and I would be happier for it. Instead, we’ve got this piece of junk. Sigh.
Ricus34 - Can’t watch in Canada
Can’t watch content in Canada 👎
AC Chum Slick - Terrible User Interface
I completely understand and accept the purpose of advertising in the commercial world we live in and the need for Corporations to generate income to the cover cost of a “free” user platform. However, why am I forced to watch a 30 second Ad after EVERY video clip? The video clips themselves are barely double the length of the advertisement I just watched, and yet again I’m bombarded by another ad. In most cases it’s the EXACT same one I was just forced to watch no more then a minute ago.
It’s time to update your app with some improved marketing technology that can recognize how often we are taken away from the content we actually want to view. Until such time your app, specifically the video platform is a huge waste of your users time.
It’s easier to find another compatible news source then it is wasting my time here.
RGeralde - Only good in US
Most of the features dont even work thanks to geoblocking. Garbage. Deleted.
McStelkill - Get your sports news somewhere else
Articles often fail to load and app crashes often. Hard to believe Disney can’t deliver a quality product...
Audbeuvd - Crashing Constantly
Drains phone battery very quickly and recently began crashing every time I use it. Uninstalling since the app has become too buggy.
Robert Andronico - Alerts
Cant watch any video b/c i live in Canada. Also doesnt let me change what i get alerts for it always reverts back.
Stanjohnsp - Terrible
Horrible app. Every time I press the play button, The live shows won’t load. Now I missed game 5 of 2019! Please fix now.
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@NBA @KingJames While we're at it can we get @amazon to add a sports ticker to the fire tv main screen. Also, @espn on your amazon app can you add a live sports scores ticker not just the games you are broadcasting. Awesome, cant wait. Thanks. Merry Christmas