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Stay connected to live sports and shows from ESPN - wherever and whenever you want them. Download the FREE WatchESPN app to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and get 24/7 access to live streaming feeds from 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.

Access to WatchESPN live video is determined by your TV provider and, in some instances, your Internet service provider. 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 available to fans who receive ESPN as part of their TV package. The providers below are currently offering full 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

Please check back regularly as new TV providers are added.

The WatchESPN app features:

Live streaming through WatchESPN brings you the live sports and shows you care most about, as well as on demand news, highlights and analysis you can't miss. Download now to stream thousands of live events and shows, including:

* NFL – Monday Night Football
* College Football – including regular season, Bowl Games, and the College Football Playoffs
* Basketball – NBA regular season, Playoffs & The NBA Finals, as well as NCAAM and NCAAW
* Baseball – MLB regular season, NCAA Men’s Baseball,
* NCAA Women’s Softball
* Golf – The Masters
* Soccer – EURO and MLS
* Tennis – Wimbledon, US Open & Australian Open
* ESports
* ESPN Shows – SportsCenter, PTI, Mike and Mike, SportsNation, Baseball Tonight, and so many more!

Easy-to-use search functionality for locating your favorite teams, shows and events.

AirPlay is now supported for all networks.


Before you download this app, please consider that it includes advertising, some of which may be targeted to your interests. You may choose to control targeted advertising within mobile applications by using your mobile device settings (for example, by re-setting your device’s advertising identifier and/or opting out of interest based ads).


Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see for more information. You may also visit Settings in the app to opt out of Nielsen measurement.

What's New in Version 1.10.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements


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Customer Reviews

Great games. Great coverage. Worst experience.

You get ESPN and all the other channels under their umbrella: Longhorn Network, SEC, All the ESPNs. The quality of the video is great. You can also access other aired content like 30 for 30 docs. NFL Live and their hot takes. Etc.

The problem: the commercials stream perfectly, however, if you're watching a game, you have to have another app open to follow along. It freezes every 10-15 seconds back with garbled quality. Once the picture clears up to HD, it freezes again.

I know ESPN was late to the streaming game. I know they're losing subscribers and money - the just fired a bunch of on-air talent. But if they're doing this to force the viewer to buy a cable package just for ESPN, I'd rather just follow along on "the SCORE" app and listen to the game on the radio. The SCORE app provider real time stats and is only a few seconds behind the actual game. C'mon ESPN. Invest the money you're "saving" into your streaming service. This is the future. If you don't, the games are going to basic channels and antennas.

Glitchy with too little functionality

It's great to be able to access all games on espn, live and replay, and to be able to rewind and fast forward without constraints imposed by other streaming services. That said, the app is buggy. It freezes a lot. Many times it just doesn't respond when I select a game..and it takes multiple close outs and restarts of the app to get it to work. Been this way for years now. Second, the functionality ought to have improved in the years this has been in operation. It doesn't save your place, so when you close the app or it freezes, you have to hunt it back down. It doesn't seem to easily offer to save certain preferred channels/sports/etc. I'm always having to dive into menus to look for soccer games. Probably a lot of user interface/function could be improved. Also would be great if this app were to be launch able from my DIRECTV app rather than forcing manual open of this app.

Never ever reviewed/rated an app until now...

Apple MacBook. Newest PlayStation 4. Newest Roku Stick. Apple TV. iPhone. 30 plus MBPS. Ethernet connection instead of wifi. Regardless of what device I use, the WatchESPN app has been nothing but disappointing and unreliable.

I work for the biggest electronics retailer in the U.S. and I cannot recommend this app to a customer without warning of my own personal testimony ever again. The resolution ESPN has when working is great. But what is resolution when your event freezes LITERALLY every 10 seconds? Or when the resolution is at full HD only 10% of the time your event is on? The last game I just watched was a very good one, but not an important one to me and it warranted my first review of an app. If this continues to happen even during the NBA Finals while the Cavaliers play or during me keeping track of my progress on Streak for the Cash, I will literally cancel my cable completely.

But what do I matter, right? I know....

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Sports
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.10.1
  • Size: 35.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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