Tennis Australia is pleased to offer the official iPhone app for the Australian Open Tennis Championships, from 14 – 27 January 2019.
Choose the players you want to follow for scores and highlights
Player biographies and alerts from the Australian Open.
Latest news updates from the tournament throughout the day.
Exclusive photography from on and off court.
On-demand video highlights, features, player interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes action.
Ball-by-ball coverage with a team of leading international tennis broadcasters.
Must-know information about the Australian Open.
Purchase tickets to watch your favourite players in action at Melbourne Park.
Get your favourite Australian Open souvenirs from our mobile shop.
Follow each match as it takes place with live scores & statistics.
Follow the pulse of each match with a live, interactive display of points and user-activated breakdown of key statistics.
LIVE point-by-point scoring updates and completed match results from all the action at Melbourne Park.
Keep track of who is playing where and when throughout the day with the order of play.
View key match-ups of your favourite players in the draw and find out how much they stand to win in prize money round-by-round.
Extensive video highlights and features, event guide with detailed calendar for entertainment at the AO.
Ratings and Reviews
Not very good.
Not user friendly enough to simply show scores, etc. in a useful way. Tabs indicating “scores” try to also show upcoming matches and future schedules, despite these categories having their own tabs. I just want to see the completed matches so far, but this is impossible as there is a jumble of other information there. Also the matches are categorized by court name/number...like we care which court it happened on? Show them in order of completion or something useful. The information is there, but hard to sort through. The most annoying thing is the top menu bar which pops down and “follows” you as you scroll. It then goes away when you stop or scroll back up. This creates a shift on the page which makes it hard to follow the information when scrolling. And it takes forever to load data, as if you are downloading some intricate graphics instead of simple text. It’s simply easier to Google ‘AO’ and have the results listed there. Only good thing on app is the ability to listen to AO radio. But even here, while the audio of match coverage works great, I was a bit confused bc the radio button says “Live DJ” and underneath this, it say “Next: Nothing Scheduled”. Why would it say Live DJ instead of “Match Coverage/Commentary” or something. And nothing scheduled after this? No Post-match, continued live coverage, more Live DJ, press conference audio, Aussie rave music, or wombat screeching? Nothing? Seems amateurish at best.
Finally seem to have fixed the bugs. At least as far as I can tell. I haven’t used every feature. It was SO bad the first few days though, that I’m still only giving 3 stars, just because it caused me so much frustration. Hopefully after this fiasco though, you’ll be better prepared next year.
Actually, just went to the app and found a problem. Not a glitch, just poor design. The “Players” tab defaults to the “Men’s Singles”, and to see the Women, you choose “Women’s Singles” from a drop down menu. That in itself isn’t a problem, but if I go to Women’s Singles and then choose a player to see her stats, when I hit the “back” arrow it takes me all the way back to the “Men’s Singles” page. Why?! Often I’m comparing stats between women and you’re making me start back at the beginning each time. Not helpful.
Actually while we’re at it, it would be nice if on the “Live” match screen, I could click on the match itself and see a head-to-head comparison of the the two players playing.
User friendly sometimes
2017 review: As someone who's a bit of a dinosaur, I really appreciate user friendly apps and this is one. Lots of information that's easy to find. I do agree that, since tennis has a worldwide audience, it would be convenient to show the time of wherever the device is. Or maybe have a little clock that shows the time in Australia.
Update for 2018: I love that the app now shows the time a match is scheduled to start where I am as well as in Australia. Thanks!! There is a new bug, though. When I try to see Results, I almost always get an error message saying that there was a problem loading the page and to try again. I try again and get the same error message. It’s also harder to pull up my favorites. I have to pull one favorite up manually and then can click on my list of favorites.
Another 2018 update: I’m now getting that same error message on other pages like the Draws and Players. It’s really annoying. I had to take off 2 stars. Last year (when I gave it 5 stars), it was the best of the 4 GS apps. This year needs improvement.
Final (?) 2018 update: you seem to have fixed the problem with getting Results so gave you back a star. However, not all issues have been fixed and, generally, the 2017 app was much better from the start. The tournament only lasts 2 weeks so to still be struggling towards the halfway mark isn’t good.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.