The ESPN App is the #1 Sports App in the market. The app gives you up-to-the-minute scores and the latest news, live video and audio streaming across ESPN’s networks, and loads of video highlights. Sign in and personalize the ESPN App to get alerts about scores and news from all of your favorite teams and leagues! No matter where you go, take ESPN with you to stay connected the moment you need it, from wherever you are.

What do you get with ESPN?

- Fast access to scores and news from the MLB, NFL, College Football, NBA, NHL, College Basketball, MLS, Esports and more.
- Stories and videos from your favorite teams and leagues up front and center in your favorites feed. Simply pick your favorite leagues and teams to get started.
- Not near a TV or want to stream a second game? You now have one tap access to stream live events, up-to-the-minute news, highlights and analysis from the ESPN family of networks.
- Take your sports wherever your ears go! Stream live national and regional ESPN Radio stations, over 100 other ESPN podcasts, live play-by-play and more — just tap on the headphones to listen.
- Use Handoff to switch between your Apple Watch and your iPhone.
- Our iMessages extension lets you share live scores with your friends and watch video highlights without leaving your conversation.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes, SEC Network, SEC Network +, Longhorn Network, ACC Network Extra, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, and ESPN Bases Loaded are now available for live streaming through WatchESPN in the ESPN App. Access to WatchESPN live video is determined by your TV provider and package and, in some instances, your Internet service provider. The providers below currently offer access to WatchESPN live video:

* AT&T U-verse
* Bright House Networks
* Charter
* Comcast XFINITY
* Cox
* DirecTV
* Google Fiber
* Midcontinent Communications
* Optimum
* Time Warner Cable
* Verizon FiOS TV
* Plus many more providers


* Due to contractual limitations with certain content, especially play-by-play broadcasts, there are times when the schedule that's on-air won't match the schedule that's online. While we make every effort to update the schedule, occasionally the nature of play-by-play broadcasting limits our ability to accurately present the latest schedule (ie., rain delays, last minute schedule changes). We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. If you have specific schedule questions, please contact the station directly by visiting their website.



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What's New

Version 5.12.2

Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

21.4K Ratings

21.4K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

ESPN’s delivered a great go-to app for sports fans seeking the latest scores and news. Its comprehensive coverage of pro and collegiate sports offers quick access to all the game previews, in-progress GameCasts, stats, and post-game recaps you need, no matter who you’re rooting for. Sign in with your ESPN account for an even better experience, including customized layouts and Notification Center widgets that focus on your favorite teams.

Worst App I Own


I love ESPN and their sports coverage but this app is horrendous. ESPN clearly cares nothing about this app which is odd because they advertise streaming their shows all the time on TV. The App is so slow. When you open the app, you have to wait about 8 seconds for it fully open. Everything you do on the app (scrolling, selecting articles, viewing scores, etc.) there’s about a 3 second delay before the app processes what you did. Even notifications come in about 30 minutes after other sports apps have sent them to me. (DISCLAIMER: the issues are absolutely not my phone. I’m pretty tech savvy and everyone I know has the same issues) Used to be a go to app but now that I have bleacher report and can listen to the podcast on Apple podcast, I never use it. I read some where that espn just links the app to their website so it just try’s to pull things from the website which is why it’s so slow (not sure it is true but I’ve been trying to figure out why it’s so bad and that explanation made sense). I wish they would make a dedicated app. All-in-all, the app is awful. I’m not sure how the app has 4.2 stars. From what I can tell, not many people have reviewed the app since the update that killed it. I wish more people would come do a review because I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t have bad things to say about the app. If they don’t review the app it will never get fixed but oh well.

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.


62 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
©2017 ESPN


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