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Ratings and Reviews
Slower than Slow
Really wish this app worked in a timely, consistent manner. Unless there’s a perfect connection watching a game on here is almost possible. Upon attempting to play a game the app will crash about the first 5 times and when it finally does come on you just have to cross your fingers that it won’t crash every 5 minutes. I don’t know how but Fox Sports Go and Yahoo sports work so much better, which is a shame because I like ESPN and their layout. I’ll have to watch MNF on the Yahoo app from now on. It’s just not the games though, trying to navigate thru different sports and news stories is an absolute nightmare. Quite often I’ll click a story and something different will pop up, and on top of that when I click to a specific sports the “headlines” will 1 or 2 week old news. Haha no idea what’s going on there. I thought ESPN’s new E+ was intriguing, but there’s absolutely no way I pay a monthly fee for something that I find myself getting so frustrated on that I just give up. ESPN please put some TLC into this app.
Update: Officially the worst app on the planet. Customer service places you on hold forever and doesn’t address issues and customer service doesn’t respond on Twitter. This app will never get better. ESPN should have to pay users to use the app. Total garbage.
Update 2.0: Installed and deleted this app for the hundredth something time because that’s all the troubleshooting they know. I cannot believe I’ve ever paid for ESPN.
Developer Response ,
Hi jcderhammer – thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention as we are constantly working to improve the ESPN App. Would you please provide some additional information here so that we may provide further assistance?: http://bit.ly/2i99ckQ - please include the code #appstore in the beginning of your comment for faster assistance. Thank you!
-The ESPN App Team
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.
Developer Response ,
Hi! Thanks for letting us know about the crash. We've recently released a new version of the app with performance improvements, and a complete redesign. So definitely make sure you get the update, and let us know about your experience. Your feedback is always welcome, and helps us fix these kinds of things when they happen. Thanks, The ESPN App Team
Has potential but too buggy
There are things I do like about this app - it’s easy to follow all your favorite teams, you can watch videos, it updates in real time. But unfortunately the benefits are not outweighed by the annoyances.
The biggest (and until today, only) complaint I have is the incessant notifications. I know how to set notifications settings through my phone and the app, it is not an issue of ignorance. I’ve set the strictest settings I could, so I *should* only get a push notification when the two NFL teams I follow score points. Instead, I get constant notifications about random news from the NFL and MLB (the two leagues in which I have tagged favorite teams). I have tried turning of “Team News” and every other notification setting except the one for points being scored by my NFL teams. Nothing has worked. Eventually I just disabled notifications entirely for that app in the phone’s settings, which almost defeats the point of having it for me.
The latest issue is a recurring error message telling me to check my internet connection. Nothing on the app will work, despite me having internet access. The pop up just comes up over and over again as I hit “retry” in vain. I do hope they fix these issues so I can use the app again. Until then, it gets two stars from me.
- ESPN Inc.
- 115.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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