Watch Chess is the Next Generation of chess broadcasting!

This is the first chess app designed exclusively to provide the best experience on your mobile device. It's also the first app designed for the Apple Watch, optimized for your wrist.
This app allows you to navigate through live and recent chess tournaments at the Grand Master level so that you can stay up to date on each round and each game.

You can also subscribe to notifications to learn about results in real time. You will receive a push notification at the beginning of each round as well as after every individual game.

This is the *only* chess application that will provide you with live, up-to-the-minute notifications on all the live chess action from top tournaments around the world.


• Real time games from top chess tournaments in the world.
• Optimized user experience so that you can navigate through the moves by simply swiping your finger.
• Watch multiple games at once thanks to its extremely simple interface.
• Push Notifications that let you know in real time when rounds begin or games finish.
• Includes an Apple Watch companion native app.


• Watch Chess TV for your new Apple TV!
• We have lots of great features in mind, stay tuned!

Have questions or feedback? We'd love to hear from you!
You can e-mail us at or tweet us at @watch_chess.

What's New

Version 2.0.2

• Fixed a couple of potential crashes that could occur while scrolling through a live game.
• Visual improvements for smaller screens.
• Performance improvements for older devices.

• Added a banner to highlight tournaments with games in progress.
• Bug fixes and visual improvements.

Introducing the Next Generation of Chess Broadcasting! This release includes the all-new iPhone and iPad versions, as well as a completely redesigned Apple Watch version, optimized for watchOS 2.0.

*** iPhone/iPad ***
• Follow top tournaments in real time.
• Watch ALL games at once!
• Tap on a single game to go full screen.
• Swipe your finger across the board to easily scroll through the moves!
• Subscribe to push notifications to get real time updates on all the games!

*** Apple Watch ***
• Completely redesigned to work great on the new watchOS 2.0.
• Much improved board screen now shows chess positions more clearly.
• No need for arrow buttons: you can now scroll through the moves using the crown!

*** Coming next ***
• Watch Chess TV is coming soon to your new Apple TV!
• We have lots of great features in mind, stay tuned!

Have questions or feedback? We'd love to hear from you!
You can e-mail us at or tweet us at @watch_chess.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings

Great App -- Needs Notifications Fix

Formal Cause

Really great app -- simple to use!

Notifications are possible on the settings page, but they error when trying to change them.

Please fix this -- and I will change to 5 stars!!

Not bad at all

Ukulele blue

Nice interface. Cool notifications idea. As of yet they don't cover all the tournaments taking place. Hope that will change.



As a Chess player a love to study the grandmasters's games, I love this app, it is a lot of help.


Ignacio Soto Bustos
43.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Nacho Soto


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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