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ESPN: Live Sports & Scores Positive Reviews
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Cowboy redskin fan 2018Version: 6.13.1
Good App, Slightly GlitchyI’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..DP8414Version: 6.60.1
BlahThis used to be my favorite app throughout the year. Because I could check game highlights and even watch the game if I were working and was away from a TV. I used to watch the videos showing different highlights but now if I pick one video about a certain football team the next video will be about some random COMPLETELY off topic vids like nascar or gold. Also the app won’t let you stop the next AD video from playing! So when that AD video stops playing then you find the next on topic video you want to watch then you have to watch another AD video!!
On top of that the video quality for the first 5-10 seconds is horrible!! No matter if you pause it for a moment and restart the video from the beginning it’ll still be horrible video quality. So you spend 30-45 seconds watching one AD video then another 30-45 seconds to watch another AD video just to watch a video that’s looks like it was recorded with an old flip phone camera! I don’t know what happened but I sure do wish you all would undo it!!.BoombostikVersion: 6.55
Great AppI 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.Itz_GrizVersion: 6.60.1
When it worksFirst 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….Skynety2kVersion: 6.55
Slow and disappointingSo 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!.Just trying to help peopleVersion: 6.1
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..AmoinusVersion: 6.56
Used to love this app.. needs to improve to be back at the topI love this app but there is zero reason why when navigating back to the college basketball scores from exiting the score of a single game the app just crashes and completely freezes for 10 seconds until you can navigate and scroll to see other scores or other score categories. This should not be happening on an iphone 14 pro max. its not the hardware, the app needs to improve. there is zero reason why theScore is more reliable and operates better than espn. probably all pf the ads that have to load that slow the app down every time you load something different. it's sad. it's faster to go to another app to get an accurate score than trying to exit and refresh a list of scores on espn the world wide leader in sports. im sorry for being harsh but like come on. the app functions better on an ipad than a phone with the issue i am describing. an ipad does have a faster processor but like its a 14 pro max and i cant load scores on wifi?.CsiekVersion: 6.81
Doesn’t really support personalizationI’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..Madmick2002Version: 6.27.1
ReviewFast and efficient app and I thank you for it
George Cunill.Jordica337Version: 6.83
Please update so videos are optimized to iPhone X5 stars once this is done.Mfdr77Version: 5.11
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..Sto - TorontoVersion: 6.10.4
No more favoritesCouple weeks ago, the is not more showing my favorites under the scores tab, it shows all games, not only my favs.MtsAvilaVersion: 6.84
Wonderful, terrific appThis app is fantastic. Wonderful customization. So sophisticated. Ability to set favourites and follow your favourite teams’ scores. I recently gave up sports cable TV and have not missed a beat with the app. Truly the best app I have ever downloaded. If I could give it 10 stars, I would. All other sports apps should take notes of how to make a masterpiece like this. I know my praise is high, but this app deserves it..Lymie ScottieVersion: 6.83
Living in Denmark and staying connected.Living in Europe and being able to stay connected to North American sports via ESPN is awesome. Especially staying connected to college sports, is really a plus..BikeCrocVersion: 6.81
I cannot access the articles sports bettingTheres a little circle that is loading but the article never appear.VincentParenteauVersion: 6.81
ESPN ReviewGreat sports site. Has everything you need. Standings, upgrades, player stats. Multiple sports you would not think about..Ronbrad99Version: 6.79
Need to qualifyIn order
3 NCAA football
4 ask to rank in ordered.AMZ1963Version: 6.80.1
FIFA 2022Excellent coverage.Van gullitVersion: 6.78
Decent appI wish I could watch this in Canada.Tell your girl what's upVersion: 6.79
Great!Works great !.NeilaurVersion: 6.77
New pop-up videos have to goESPN decided to inundate us with pop-up video ads that crash the app immediately. App is currently unusable..Annoyed?23Version: 6.76.1
NiceI really like it and it helps me keep track of my sports teams..Tet535535353535535353Version: 6.71
Great for most sports. Home page images randomly missingThe home page is often missing images, leaving empty boxes all over the place. Deleting the app and reinstalling seems to have fixed the issue for now. We will see how long it lasts. For the rest:
Baseball game cast graphics / animations are amazing. It has good coverage of the major team sports but is weaker on tennis etc. Heavy use of videos where they can work in ads, but that’s what pays the bills and there are plenty of written articles too..Jonkie6Version: 6.75
Unreliable appWhen I try to click on anything for ESPN+ it just says “error trying to load page, try again later”. So I can’t view future schedules or filter by sport. Very unreliable app!! When it works, it’s great..Chzhed12Version: 6.74.2
WowOmg I love it the sooooo much wonderful goodness ya.Tamantha 2Version: 6.71
Best sports media appEverything you would like to know in sports is all here.Im not very smarrtVersion: 6.70
It’s AwesomeIt’s Awesome.MOP2787Version: 6.70
AwesomeI rlly like it and I been very useful for getting solid info I recommend it over all of the other apps like this💯.JabsjsiajbebVersion: 6.64
LiveCan’t pick live basketball games.Zoomy goVersion: 6.64
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ESPN: Live Sports & Scores Negative Reviews
Roku account doesn’t allow other viewers?Many Apps allow 2 or 3 different household viewers so that the same account be used on a few different machine. Why doesn’t ESPN+??? Weird. And way too many commercials. Sheesh. And it’s really hard to navigate. If I choose a whole list of faves, I want those to show first, ALL the time, at the top of the page, on the front page. Why do I have to navigate through things I don’t want to see, even if they are LIVE, I don’t want to see any of those anywhere near the front or top, my faves should be displayed immediately front and top. Truly a cumbersome and ridiculous App, on the phone and on Roku. I go to my ESPN+, but my faves are more than halfway down the page, with all these other sports and shows and films I will NEVER watch. There is nothing in the Settings that actually does anything, other than you pick your faves, and then you can’t even see them unless you scroll down. This is seriously one of the stupidest Apps out there. It doesn’t even show the last thing you watch at the top that has continuing episodes or the next Live game, of your team, at the top!! Why? Really really dumb and bad. So tiresome to have to work to find your team and your faves.
All of the ones you don’t pick as a fave should be at the bottom, far away from your own choices. I don’t need the pages flooded with this other stuff. I just want to see my own faves, because that’s why I’m paying for to see!!!.He ain't THAT goodVersion: 6.74
Misleading, frustrating, disappointed , terrible, patheticI downloaded this waste of money to watch the Monday night football game. Paid for the proper subscription and was confronted with a window asking for my tv provider. Then another that said I was automatically connected to an account I no longer have. Tried to watch the game and the app wouldn’t let me because I don’t have ESPN in my cable subscription. I just paid you to watch the game. Why do I have to pay a cable company too. If I had the cable subscription I wouldn’t have downloaded your app. I would have watched the game on cable. Why didn’t you tell me this before you took my money. Maybe it’s in some small print somewhere but who’s reading that when you trying to watch the game that’s about to start? Maybe Disney doesn’t have enough of everything already. Maybe you need to scam sports fans out of there hard earned money. Thanks for nothing except a waste of time and money. Lucky for me I was directed to nfl app through the bills app and paid them to watch the game. Oh and guess what they didn’t ask for a tv provider. It’s a complete joke seriously. In order to stream the game on your app I have to pay for a subscription for ESPN+ and also pay a tv provider for a subscription that includes your channel. Think about how ridiculous that is and don’t act like it’s on the tv providers Disney has enough pull to change this you choose not to..Audioafterglow78Version: 6.74.2
Wish i had more hands. At least 4 thumbs downIf 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..RobbwellsVersion: 6.46.2
Glitchiest app I’ve ever usedUnfortunately 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..Oracle1984891Version: 6.61.0
This WAS my favorite appUp 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..Jimi-ThangVersion: 6.36.3
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..Helpls!!!!!!!Version: 6.60.1
Horrible app servesI rely on ESPN for all my sports needs.. I have given Disney alone a large chunk of my entertainment money to your company for close to 30 years. For this day and age and with all the competition I feel ESPN, and Disney should have better applications. Specifically the ESPN app on my PlayStation. It barely works and usually skips any live game I’m ever trying to watch. It’s easier to illegally stream and that shouldn’t be the case when I’m paying and have been for years. I have made multiple complaints over the years to no avail. Not even a simple response that y’all are sorry. There have been no updates or improvements to make the apps more user-friendly. Soon enough somebody will jump on it but as a loyal customer for 30 years I do feel obligated to mention a lot of people are fed up with Disney’s extremist mentality. ESPN should be strictly sports and not politics. I know a lot of people that are refusing to use any of their applications and changing their fantasy football leagues as well. I’m sure y’all will start to notice to drop off soon enough and I hope this review is helpful because ESPN was my favorite channel and place for good viewing pleasure my entire life but I can’t say the same anymore. I hope next time to leave a more positive review..CheflawlerVersion: 6.73
Slow and UninvitingI 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.Cheesymilph69Version: 6.61.2
Good info but militant advertisingThe 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..ElephantbotVersion: 6.59
Probably the worst app I’ve owned, but I love ESPN contentIf 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.TheArtistFormerlyKnownasBobVersion: 6.57.0
This is robberyIt’s Saturday morning and I’m trying to watch one tof the Bundesliga games! I select one and wait, only to get a blank screen. So I select another game only to have the same result. This app used to be so reliable that using the 4-up viewing option used to be seamless. You can’t even have 1 match to load now so forget about taking advantage of the other multicast options. When it decides to maybe work, then the commentary you’re hearing doesn’t match the game on the screen. So you get out and start over to experience the issues. It’s like grow hog day! It has this really cool feature that when you select your game, you get all excited and you immediately get taken back the games grid. As I’m writing this review I keep selecting different games and I’m still unable to watch any of them! Let’s try the Celta Vigo vs. Espanyol game in La Liga…. No luck, that did not load either! I’ll tell you what loaded, ESPN’s charge on my CC for a higher subscription cost! Why don’t you follow my lead? I pay on time, you deliver a quality product. FIX IT!
FOLLOW UP: Still crashing!!! Can’t watch games! When are you going to fix all the issues with your app?
You are charging for a service that you’re not delivering! This is robbery!.Falaro67Version: 6.74
App user experience is bottom of the barrelIf I go to watch a short video clip (highlights for example), I’m always forced to watch an ad that is often longer than the actual clip despite the fact I pay for ESPN+. Also, on PS4, the video controls and time bar will not leave the screen unless controller is turned off. I checked Reddit, and this problem has persisted for 2 years. It’s mind-blowing that a company with the power of ESPN wouldn’t fix this immediately. The phone app doesn’t work with Googlecast on the TV; it never has for me. The app does not keep track of show progress so you can easily jump back into a season where you left off. This is the only streaming app I know of with this issue. It’s confusing for an app to have all of these issues for so long…and never have any of them fixed. It makes it much worse when you look at the assets available to espn/Disney.
It’s frustrating that paying for ESPN+ doesn’t include the typical espn content like Sportscenter in the age of cord-cutting.
The ONLY reason I give it 2 stars instead of 1 is because I find the ufc content entertaining…especially TUF. Basically the only reason I use this app..Dsyd10Version: 6.70
Poor App, difficult to connect/watchI 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..Shahryar1983Version: 6.13.1
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..Tate8525Version: 6.20.1
In-app Ads are Terrible, Streaming doesn’t workThe built in ads that appear within the feed of scores are the most poorly designed buttons of all time. The ads will open with a simple scrolling motion, not even a click. It’s constantly redirecting me to the App Store or safari when I’m just trying to scroll past. Also, ads embedded within videos will play with no option to back out of the video screen. You’re forced into watching an ad for a video you don’t intend to watch! A 30-second ad will play for every video clip regardless of duration, and a new one will begin after a clip ends without being able to back out of it. Give the ads a rest. You already charge $10 a month for an espn+ subscription and you continue to cram ads down the users throat while providing generally terrible video clips. Also, I’ve completely given up trying to stream video through my TV subscription. Streaming has NEVER worked despite having an active tv subscription. Don’t advertise a product that you can’t support on your mobile app. The ONLY nice thing about the app is the relative accuracy of the real time score updating..Bauerle2Version: 6.78
App Problems & Poor Customer ServiceI have ESPN+ and am a ufc fan. For the longest time when you click a ppv event the page comes up with the card and to select which fight to stream. All of a sudden about 10-15 ppv ago the app broke and it just shows the load screen indefinitely. I spent couple hours on the phone with customer support who said there was no issue they saw and would monitor. Spent about 30-45 min of them trying to blame my service connection speed. There was also a load problem getting into my ESPN+ profile to see my subscription info and to cancel/renew. They did not acknowledge that problem either. Needless to say I canceled my auto renewal while on the phone. After 4-6 weeks the problem still exists. The problem doesn’t exist if logging in and viewing through web browser so it’s clearly an app problem they won’t acknowledge. It’s unfortunate because prior to that I had no complaints or issues with the service. Now as they continue to ratchet up subscription costs each year by 20%+, and roughly 40% this coming year your supposed to ignore their issues and lack of technical support. Hopefully ufc partners with someone else in the future..Whiteyford_30Version: 6.78
Why ESPN has lost its wayI am going to be pausing my ESPN viewership even though I’ve been a fan for many many years- I just cannot take the political stance that most of your commentators have. Sports used to be an escape where everybody can come together and just enjoy and forget about what’s going on in the world but now all we hear are opinions and most of them are left leaning from your staff. Hypocrisy is rampant at your company! So quick to judge people that do not wanna have government telling them to inject themselves with an untested improven vaccine. So quick to judge people that refuse to wear a mask when everybody knows they do not work. Your company has come to be everything that is wrong with America right now. Your company has taken a stand that if we don’t agree with you we should be cancelled. Freedom of speech is no longer acceptable in the eyes of the left and since your company has taken that position I can no longer subscribe to your channels. If in the future you go back to just broadcasting sports without all the left leaning political commentary I will go back and start watching again. When your viewership starts to tank you’ll understand that the silent majority has spoken!!.Fed up in DenverVersion: 6.64
Quality of ArticlesI 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..USMarineKVVersion: 6.3
Final strawThe app is terrible, and always has been. It’s running joke among my friends about how bad ESPN’s app and the old “WatchESPN” were and somehow still are. I stuck with it because I love sports and grew up with it. I mean, c’mon, it’s ESPN. A beacon for sports around the world, or at least it use to be. Nowadays, the politics have gotten too much. I’m not a ‘cancel everything that has a different opinion than me’ person, but it’s clear ESPN and those running it don’t want me as a customer. The final straw was a notification of a “Racial and Gender Report Card.” That alone probably wouldn’t have been enough to cut me off, but it’s been a constant, ever-increasing attitude from ESPN for years now. I stayed on hoping they’d change, but it’s clear at this point that isn’t happening. It’s clear ESPN only wants extreme left-wing viewers, or at the very least wants to shame those that aren’t. There’s enough really good sports news/scores apps out there that I feel I won’t miss it too much. Here’s to hoping the normal, non-extremists win out there in the end. I know they’re there and likely outnumber the ideologues. But I’ve been hoping that for awhile and been disappointed. What a shame..ZoeyZ4Version: 6.83
Paid content should be betterUpdate: 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..GrryKVersion: 6.60
It has been ruinedThe 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..WesleyHansenVersion: 5.11
Great way to catch up on advertisementsIf 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?.Ad-Lover 123Version: 6.57.0
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..KrokktaVersion: 6.12
No Reason They Cant Do BetterI 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.Ndjeh Xs jend in jehdhesjjdhdVersion: 6.37.2
GarbageESPN 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..BoogineerVersion: 6.57.0
An exercise in futilityFirstly: 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..Atime4treasomVersion: 6.2.2
ESPN - Lost in wokeismDisliked 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….SadButTrue22Version: 6.50
Not sure where to rate AppleTV versionThe 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..D.a.v.e. (Mic3)Version: 6.4.2
Deleted 1 day after buyingI 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..Sons of godVersion: 6.59
Everything Except Streaming is GreatESPN, 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!.Bearsman34Version: 6.0.2
Great Streaming / Content; Horrible UI and customizationIf 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..Version: 6.6.2
Confusing Battery KillerThe 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?.AndrewaltogetherVersion: 6.6.2
ESPN+ Is a MessIf 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..Kenny GriffinVersion: 6.0.2
A truly terrible appWhile it “works” in that you can watch videos, this app is missing many obvious features and is absolutely terrible on any somewhat older iOS device.
1. You can’t hide scores in the app - This is like a no brainer. When I open the app to watch a live or on demand game, I don’t want to know the score. What’s the point of watching (particularly on demand games) when you know your team won or lost already. You can choose to default to the “watch” tab which seems to have less spoilers but every tab has scores on it and it fails to work most of the time and you are taken to the home tab, particularly if the app was left open in the background.
2. Time spoilers - there’s no way to hide the progress bar and time remaining so this also often spoils what’s going to happen.
3. Chromecast integration is embarrassingly bad. Slow, laggy, loses the connection so it keeps playing but you can’t control it. Just terrible.
4. No way to automatically queue on demand games. If you know I like a team, why not have an on demand queue and add all recorded games to that queue?
5. Slow and laggy on anything even remotely older. Performance is terrible on any older device.
6. No progress syncing between devices. If I’m logged into the same account on my iPad, iPhone and Apple TV, why does my progress in a game not sync between them? This is the year of our lord 2022, progress syncing has existed for like a decade but apparently ESPN has never heard of it..Sojourner_timVersion: 6.77
Bunch of minor bugs for yearsApp is solid overall and go to it for sports news. Football (european) coverage has gotten much better which is a plus and american sports are well covered. But that brings me to the negatives… Too many times in the “my news” section does it show news for teams I do not follow and don’t care about. Highlights will continually play and automatically go to the next one even when i exit it. There are certain ads, like the apple music ones in specific, that will automatically pull me out the ESPN app even when I don’t click on them. They are driving me crazy because i have to be careful swiping through my sports news now because it happens every single time. There are also issues where images and team logos won’t load up if I open the app, so then I have to force close it and open again and everything loads fine. This has been an issue for my past two phones and is irritating as I don’t want to go to another sports app but it’s getting old..AkzorsonVersion: 6.74.2
Fine For Basics But Not Much ElseThe 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..JReyes624Version: 6.56
Worst app of all time?Honestly for how much money ESPN makes this app is terrible. The UI is garbage and non-intuitive, but much worse is trying to watch any sort of video. Half the time you go to watch a video, you sit through an ad just to have the video never load and have to force restart the app. If the video is from the home page feed it’s probably gone and good luck finding it again with the trash UI. If you do get lucky and the video loads it’s usually in 160p quality and stops to buffer every 5 seconds. You would think for a company making billions of dollars they could produce a better app than this junk. If there was a list of app quality compared to company worth this has to be near the top in worst apps of all time.
Honestly never write reviews but after years of dealing with this app and seeing 0 improvement whatsoever figured it was worth a couple minutes to actually write one.
PS: If anyone from ESPN actually reads this (doubtful) and thinks it’s my network quality or WiFi or whatever else on my end… it’s not. It’s your app..Sparky181818Version: 6.67
Love the redesign, hate the re-edits for rightsThe 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..Mox.fulderVersion: 6.0.2
Can’t turn off specific notificationsThe 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..Danny BodeVersion: 6.56
The information is all there, the app is still second rateThe app in the last ~3 months has started to randomly shut down. I’ve removed and reinstalled twice and no change in behavior. This is frustrating because I finally navigated to what I want to see and the app completely shuts down. GAH! When I reinstall, it always turns breaking news back on,Even though I have never ever had this setting enabled. The ESPN app has all the information I want, it is oft times hard to find. For example, on the Scores tab, my favorite teams show scores from the last season. Who cares. It finally goes away when the new season starts. Additionally, i’ve set the app to open in the scores tab, but it doesn’t. I’ve contacted support before and it seems they are more focused on closing the ticket then fixing the problem. The first thing they say every time is “have you deleted and reinstalled?” Why should I have to? They sent out an update and it didn’t work. Needless to say, I always do that before I call and removing and reinstalling has not worked yet..HudsonMarkVersion: 6.74.1
Buggiest, Most Infuriating App AvailableI 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..Qdawg31345679Version: 6.40.1
Slow and crashes a lotThe 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.Bobobobobobo56407Version: 6.5
Way to heavy and slowThis app is way to heavy. I have an iPhone 6S and it takes forever to open and crashes often. Super frustrating to use.Smoke JobVersion: 5.12.1
No Canadian fans aloudIf you live in Canada your out of luck don’t both downloading.Jdiggs676437Version: 6.17
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..Apple User SEVersion: 6.10
Does not work in CanadaThere should be a warning that this app is not available for use in Canada..MargauxMBVersion: 6.9
Only good in USMost of the features dont even work thanks to geoblocking. Garbage. Deleted..RGeraldeVersion: 6.8.1
App not loadingThe Apple ESPN app is not loading. It was working for a long time; however, it has not loaded for a week. I just get a blank screen..Maple_gcVersion: 6.6
CrashingI’ve never used an app that crashes so often. 3 times in 15 minutes sometimes?! At least 4 crashes per hour? Brutal. Fix it!.Kara aka KiwiVersion: 6.4.2
Subscribers outside USThey bill you with no service Canada..Steffcat212Version: 6.3
Canada • ESPN • LacrosseFirst, why is this app available to download if it’s not available in Canada? And second, ESPN is carrying FIL World Lacrosse Championships but doesn’t list lacrosse as one of the sports to follow?.JkrennickVersion: 6.1
Blackout in CanadaDownloaded, paid to watch PGA Championship and it was a complete blackout in Canada. Maybe my own mistake but still annoyed it wasn’t stated before purchasing..Biglertoutds954837125Version: 6.85
Can’t set notifications for specific gamesWhen trying to set notifications with specific NBA playoff games it does not save my preferences. Tried restarting, uninstalling and logging off but it does not work. Turned on only notifications for basketball but still receiving notifications for other sports..Aalvi_Version: 6.84
Keeps closingApp keeps closing within 2 -10 seconds of opening it. And I have the latest updates installed..RapsToPatsVersion: 6.84
Lame appThe app doesn’t work. It doesn’t load properly it’s super slow. It’s super lame..SarkmardVersion: 6.83
Canadian App Store?I was able to download the app and register but when opening the app I get a warning that ESPN+ is only available in the USA. I was hoping to compare it with apps like Sportsnet and TSN but due to licensing agreements ESPN is off the table. Until Disney can come to an agreement with license holders the app should be removed from the Canadian App Store. On a related note if they do work this out I hope Disney will include it in Disney+ app instead of a separate app 🤔.Imagine EngineVersion: 6.82
Crappy appThis app is awful. Spend most of game time restarting after commercial breaks..B1957NVersion: 6.81
TvHow do I get to watch TV with this app.Gar Guy PetersVersion: 6.80.1
Black screen streaming to tvWhen trying to stream from iPhone to tv, there is only a black screen..TyLR18Version: 6.80
Works okBut continue to send notifications that are not viewable. And lies about watching events in the app..Yendor27Version: 6.79
Leaf gamesThe Leafs are not on very often so it is useless while we are in Florida.RpatteVersion: 6.79
Asking for subscription have ONeBrutal.Frustrated craigVersion: 6.78
Subscription doesn’t work on laptopI bought the subscription which mentioned $10 on app, but ended up charging $12.99 through Apple store. But the worse is, I can’t access the subscription on laptop. I called support and they said they couldn’t even find my subscription - spent an hour looking for it.
I went and cancelled after a day the subscription since they still can’t find my active subscription. They are asking me to buy subscription again through website and can’t refund this because it’s through Apple.
Seriously, how hard it is to manage one account for subscription in 2022? Super annoying!.Abhinavchawla13Version: 6.76.1
BiasESPN has a pronounced SEC bias in everything they do. It’s obvious even to a Canadian. It even shows up in their ratings of High School football recruits. Never the less they have some decent shows like PTI, but also stinkers like First Take..WlargeVersion: 6.76.1
Deleted because of pop-up videosI’ve been using this app for years and loved it. Lately there have been annoying pop-up video ads that appear in the middle of browsing. Deleted. Shame on you ESPN.Jwp0616Version: 6.76.1
Live content Not available in CanadaIt is frustrated that live content is not available in Canada. Partner channel line TSN does not allow you to watch any game differed..JuanemendezgVersion: 6.74
This sucks.Not available in Canada..Tyman1522Version: 6.70
Good luck trying to find scoresTerrible app just deleted. Good luck finding scores you want. Looking for the nba or Stanley cup? Definitely won’t find on the first page, you literally have to find the sport and look for the score I can google faster.Cabral-dosVersion: 6.70
What?How in the hell is an app that google says “considered one of the biggest and best sports networks globally” does not allow for streaming in CANADA.
A true disappointment. App deleted. I’ll download it again when they “expand”….3BlindersVersion: 6.65
App has a malfunctionI’ve downloaded this app many and many times but there seems to be a malfunction. Everytime i press the “do not connect my tv provider” or something it redirects me to the page to “add my tv provider” so i went and asked my friend if he had any problems but everytime he watched a game it doesn’t ask him to add a tv provider, so guys have gotta fix something.Banana_Boy234Version: 6.65
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