Love the app but 2/5
By Hairball Hartopolis
Stop shoving Marshawn Lynch down my throat. I don’t know why every third thing in my feed has to be that idiot. He’s not funny and hardly relevant anymore. Stop promoting his stupid show.
Avoid the app - just go to the mobile site. 1/5
Anytime you try to watch a highlight, you’re gonna get bludgeoned with ads. To an infuriating degree. Wanna watch a 15 second clip? Here’s a 30 second ad before you can see the clip. Did you just select full screen on this video? You now have to watch another 15 second ad before you can get out of full screen mode. I understand the need for ads (gotta be profitable somehow, right?) - but it’s officially to the point where you’re gonna spend more time watching advertisements than reading articles/watching videos. Avoid this one unless you *really* like advertisements.
Twitter Feed Updates 1/5
I keep seeing posts by opposing beat writers bashing my struggling teams. Why should the team's own page be a toxic cesspool? I'm out. Fix your algorithms.
Please stop forcing Lynch down our throats! 2/5
Could you ease the throttle on the Marshawn Lynch series updates? I’m tired of him clogging up the sports news feeds.
That aside, I like your app!
Do you like days old "news"? 1/5
Do you like old news, bad analysis, worse spelling and poor grammar? Well then bleacher report is the app for you! Seriously, bleacher report is worse than ESPN. It's that bad.
Ads after my videos? That I can’t exit out of 1/5
Don’t like em
My fantasy tab never works 1/5
By Travis Kalanick's dad
App as a whole is okay but the ‘my fantasy team’ never works or properly. Emailed them to bring to their attention but little feedback and no resolution.
By Ahmed Jin lo
Is it just me but the app doesn’t work when you are using your data instead of WiFi but it somehow still send notifications??????
No good 1/5
By Cuerpo humano
Last version of bleacher report was better than this one very disappointing
Latest update 1/5
Your latest update has completely turned me off.
Needs about 1000% less emoji. Jesus.
New forced ad ruining experience. 1/5
By Absent Mind
Watching a video and what seems like the middle of the video (maybe the end don’t know because I haven’t stuck around) an ad takes over with no choice to exit. You have to force close the app to exit or watch the ad. There are plenty of ads all over and it seems extreme to lock you into one. Haven’t seen this anywhere until now. I’m sure it’s a great sell to advertisers.
Now with no-close commercials 1/5
Use this app everyday. Now they play commercials with all the controls disabled so you cant close them. I accept some ads for free content, but once they become obtrusive you have to push back.
By jay dee 1
I liked the old version of this app but every since I updated to the new app I don't get my team notifications anymore
Ads ruin the app 2/5
This was a 5 star app. Now its got too many ads . Cant watch a clip without ads interupting the video. Makes for a terrible experience.
One irritating issue 4/5
When in one of the set “my teams” I should be able to see the entire season schedule for that team and I cannot. It’s very frustrating!
Marshawn Lynch 1/5
I am now giving one star because of B/R’s relationship with Marshawn Lynch. The featured “No Script” series by Lynch is terrible. It shows a famous football player just cussing and drinking Hennessy. Might as well go to a bar. And now, Lynch respects Mexico over the U.S.
Too lib 1/5
If I want political opinions I would go to cnn.
The Score is waaaaay better 1/5
If bleacher report took as much time on this app as they do those videos they make... it would be a good app. Downloaded the score, and haven’t looked back ever since. Better features and interface.
Problem with ads covering text on articles 3/5
By Keks Jans DNS
Big fan of bleacher report. But there are two issues I think are small but big:
1.) when you watch a video a lot of the time it doesn't let you replay it. It just goes to the next video. Vine was cool because it replayed automatically. At least give the option to go back to the video instead of playing some wack pod cast next.
2.) certain types of ads cover the text in articles. Without the option to x it out. This takes away from the article. It takes away from the user interface as well.
Just fix these and it'll be perfect.
Bring back comments!!!! 1/5
By AI is horrible
Bring back the comments so I can roast the writers like the old days.
Liberal politics? Why? 1/5
By Don Quixote 2
"Alright team, ESPN is failing and we can swoop in and steal some market share, how should we go about it?”
“Well sir, I know I’m new here, and I know I only have a liberal-arts degree, but let’s try doing exactly what ESPN is doing that’s losing them all their viewers...”
“Genius!!! Someone promote this man!”
Other Sports Apps take notes 5/5
By Ike Golden
I’m not sure about a lot of the complaints of this app. I compared to other “Sports Apps” in its category it’s clearly the best. Not only are they completely up to date as far as iOS’s new APIs. Best notifications w/ built in video payback. Split view and PiP in the iPad app! Not to mention and iMessage & Apple Watch Apps to boot! Keep innovate BR! Never mind the haters!!
Minuscule stats 2/5
Why on earth are player stats in the box score .05 font size ... like literally figure it out
Used to be great 2/5
As with most media outlets, BR utterly fails at providing unbiased articles. It is so incredibly transparent and ridiculous reading the constant political viewpoints covered in the veil of sports. Rarely read this app anymore because of this.
Don’t want politics with my sports 1/5
Literally the softest app Ive ever seen. Every MMA, NBA, NFL article has to talk about sexism or how every article about a player starts with a qualifier “although so and so is problematic... (actual important information we care about). The MMA articles are especially bad. Disappointing cause I had the app for years and I had to delete it and reset my sport preferences with a new one. Hello Barstool Sports
EDIT: barstool sports doesn't let you set sport preferences, but I discovered ESPN writes good articles that you can sort by sport
App has gone to pure **** 1/5
Back in 2012/2013, BR was golden. Now, too much non sports related info and stuff showing up on my feed that isn’t even related to what I like or what I have in my interests. Going to look else where for a new sports app. But I wouldn’t recommend this anymore.
Too much politics -deleted app 1/5
This app was my go to for everything sports. Recently I began finding more and more political references in articles where it wasn't relevant to the story. I have apps for when I want to read about politics. I don't want my sports app telling me their political opinion. Oh well, off to the next app!
Uninspired design. Too many ads, not enough content. 3/5
The homepage presents GIANT cards as links to stories with humongous photos. You can see one headline at a time even on a plus-sized phone. There has to be a better way of having the user scroll through top stories.
The "fire" section is cringe worthy. Bleacher report tries so hard to sound like a high schooler. The first rule to appealing to a younger audience is to not make it seem like you are appealing to a younger audience. When is the last time anything or anyone "cool" referred to themselves as "cool?" There's a "trending" page, and a "fire" page. Both of those titles seem arbitrary and provide the user no clear reason to browse either of those pages exclusively.
The scores section is virtually unusable. Clicking on any matchup will throw you a link to the ESPN website. If you want to be a great sports app how do you not have scores? You'd think with the GIANT ads stuffed into stories and littered all throughout the app, B/R would have enough revenue to hire a few people to create an actual scores tab.
Reading articles on this app makes me want to jump off of a cliff. You will read 2 paragraphs of cookie cutter journalism, then be graciously interrupted with an enormous banner ad. By the end of the 300 word story you might see 2 or 3 banner ads and come out with no useful or valuable knowledge or information from the article. Fed up, you close the app, and get on a real one like Twitter or Yahoo Sports.
Most of your time in this app will be spent reading articles from 3rd party sources that Bleacher Report aggregates. However, the experiences from each source/website varies so much that you never know what you're going to get when you click on an article. There needs to be a default "reader" option or even some reader to begin with like you get with Safari or other news aggregate apps.
What this app DOES get right are notifications and staying constantly updated with new stories and headlines. Out of any sports app I've tried, this app provides the quickest and most up-to-date notifications on every event in sports. I have this app on my phone pretty much exclusively to be notified of the headlines of the teams and leagues that I follow. The ability to see photos, gifs, and even videos by 3D Touching a notification is incredible. I have yet to use an app that provides this level of depth through iOS's new notification system. It's sad that I rarely read the article associated with a notification because I know I'll just end up annoyed with this app.
Redesign is much worse 2/5
Old design was easier to spot team news. Old iPad version had cool left side navigation that show time since last updates. Android version would at least turn landscape for big phones and tablets. And it was colorful. The powers that be at Bleacher Report decided it would be better to remove all of this and make it drab black with a few buttons at the bottom. ScoreMobile did the same thing so maybe both companies hired the same marketing geniuses.
Great but... 4/5
This is a great app. I use it daily and it keeps me up to date with my favorite teams. I only rated it four stars because on a few of my teams’ streams, when I click on schedule, it takes me to today’s scores for that sport (ie instead of showing me a list of the Knicks schedule, it shows the scores from the NBA for the day even though the Knicks aren’t even playing). Hopefully this gets fixed soon.
Tough to discern... 2/5
By Surf fishing in the rain
The color scheme after the newest update is hard to read. Also moving to circles for each team makes the update dot hard to read with said color scheme. Add an option for night mode and it may be bearable and make the update dots the same aqua blue as previous versions and you may be into something.
One last gripe, the team circles are stupid looking. Squarish tiles would look much nicer.
Read honest reviewer 5/5
I never do this but I have to say bleacher report has kept me up-to-date with everything that's going on at all times in the sports world 10 out of 10 recommend this app
Old layout was better and I’m tired of the political curve.
Needs work 1/5
Way too many ads. I get ads for every video I choose to watch. It gets pretty annoying after trying to watch a video or 2 especially when you can’t even close out the video without force closing the App
OLD Version just better 1/5
1). I'm not feeling the white background. Cant update this :(
2). The old version just more user friendly with your teams on the left side; this version you gotta scroll up and find it.
3). OLD version must looks better but everytime I use it it annoys me with a message to use the NEW Version instead.
Conclusion: love bleacher report but the old one better. Fix these problems and you"ll get a way higher rating from me and everyone.
Doesn’t work on Apple Watch 1/5
By Crash test reviewer
App is ok but simply doesn’t work on Apple Watch. Like not at all. Useless.
UPDATE: What happened? 😢 1/5
Something happened, and the Bleacher Report app seems off on my iPhone 6 Plus (fully updated).
In the “My Fantasy Team” tab, it’s mostly Tweets from September 15. I’ve tried deleting all my players and adding them back one by one. (Didn’t help.) Also deleted the apps cash. (Also didn’t help.)
I had already deleted the app from my iPad Air 2 because it was acting squirrelly a year or so ago. (Couldn’t save stories for later.) Might try reinstalling it to see if it is better now.
If Bleacher Report updates and fixes the issues, I’ll update this review again.
I love this app! It's so great to be able to get relevant news for my fantasy players without having to sift through everything. Also the notifications and score updates are great. Outstanding!
Get it 5/5
Comments / Reviews 1/5
I agree totally with the new App review comment by " Bias "…therefore I will not be downloading it ! Hello my conservative friend Bias…thank you for the warning & God Bless !
Stop writing about kapernick 1/5
Every day there is a freaking article on this guy, STOP!!!!! He’s an unemployed quarterback
Update for iPhone 10 1/5
Please update for iPhone 10
I like team stream, I don’t want to install this app, tried it don’t like it. but BR continues to bully me with a pop up every time I open team stream app. And there is no option to turn off the annoying pop up! What is wrong with BR
Best sports app without a doubt 5/5
By Dog rabbit
Everything you could ever need in one place, passes the time and keeps you up to date.
I like the app but every since this last update. I can’t even open the app 😑
A real eye sore. 1/5
By The slugggg
What did they do ? The format is so visually ugly I had to delete it. 😝Some updates are nice, this one is ugly. Not sure what the engineers were drinking. ☹️
More American Soccer Leagues 4/5
Love the App. But it would be so much better to add more Soccer Leagues. Add the United Soccer League. And this app will be fantastic.
Log in issues 1/5
I received notice that I needed to update old app to the new version. I have tried to log in to the new app using email address - failed (error stated the email address was already linked to login via Facebook). Then tried to log in via Facebook, failed. It really shouldn’t be that difficult to recognize email addresses and allow login. I have deleted the new app. Now I get the pop up to upgrade on old app every time. Frustrating.
By The guy from last night
CANT UPDATE 5/5
For some reason this app won’t update to its latest version. Can you please fix that.