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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, SEC Network, SEC Network Plus, ESPNews ESPN Deportes and Longhorn Network.

Access to WatchESPN live video is determined by your TV provider and, in some instances, your Internet service provider. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, SEC Network, SEC Network Plus, ESPNews ESPN Deportes and Longhorn Network 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 access to the top events from the ESPN family of networks, including:

* NBA Regular Season and Playoffs
* Major League Baseball
* The Masters, US Open and The Open Championships
* College Football and Basketball
* Barclay’s Premier League, Spanish Primera Division and Euro 2012 Soccer
* All 4 Grand Slam tennis events
...and thousands more live events airing on the ESPN networks

Up-to-the-minute news, highlights and analysis with live streaming access to your favorite ESPN shows, including:

* SportsCenter
* Mike & Mike
* SportsNation
* Baseball Tonight
...and every other ESPN original show

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 1.9.6

Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements


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Customer Reviews

Frustrating freezes

This app would be five stars if it weren't for two annoyances that always come up. Every time I watch a game live or on tape delay, the app always freezes when going to commercial break or in the middle of the game. I have to always restart it and pick it up where it left off and then for some reason, it plays fine after that. It will play another 10 minutes and then freeze again. It doesn't matter if I'm on Wi-Fi, a hardline, or no Wi-Fi at all. It happens every single time. Another problem is if I get a phone call, and when the phone call ends, I get this disclaimer that says "unable to play video" then I have to log out of the app, go back into the app, and find where it left off. You would think with ESPN being a billion-dollar company, they would figure out how to fix these problems. These problems are so common, but yet ESPN never seems to fix it. Please fix it. If you do, this app would be beyond five stars. Thank you.

Mixed opinion

First things first. The fact that there is a watchEspn app is fantastic. It provides access to sporting events in great detail when no cable service is available.
For myself, being able to see cricket matches in their entirety is absolutely great. Cricket is the sport I grew up with and the coverage of the test matches in England this summer has been superb. Now for my reservations: I cannot believe how often the same commercials and PSAs are repeated. Makes viewing a nuisance. Worse even is that these interruptions come at crucial moments when we are shown a replay or hear some very insightful commentary on what is happening in the game. It is as if whoever operates the channel has no appreciation for the game or its viewers.
But, bottom line, I am glad watchEspn exists. Very glad.

Great when it works! Just does not always wok.

I really do like the ESPN app for watching college football away from my TV. I've watched it a number of different places with various connections in the front that periodically it will freeze for an extended period. I am often able to get it to restart by shutting down the app and restarting it but it's painful.

The other issue is that the commercials are extremely repetitive – can't tell you how many times has he the same commercial within 30 minutes but it's a large number.

Overall a great app but waiting for the next one to be even better.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Sports
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  • Version: 1.9.6
  • Size: 23.0 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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