Should've rated this app 1 star the 1st time. I click on the notifications to go to a video only for the video not to work and freeze the app. When it does work, there's 30 seconds of ads with no more than two plays shown in the highlight. Thinking of just deleting the app
Too many commercials when watching videos. Otherwise serves the purpose I use it for, keeping up with scores.
Video should be optional 3/5
I have to watch my data usage and typically shy away from videos when not on wifi. So when I simply want to check scores or headlines, the app automatically starts playing a video every time I open it/refresh it. Was checking march madness scores last week and the 4 video loads just barely put me over my limit for the month. I'll be using cbs app when not on wifi from now on
Data hog - by default 2/5
App is set default to use cellular data to auto-play video when app opens.
Otherwise this is a stable and useful app for checking scores. I don't use it for anything else so no comments on deeper level capabilities or performance.
New update is TERRIBLE 1/5
I used to love this app and relied on it 24/7. With this new update you can't find all the articles the video playing at the top makes everything else load slower. Also it freezes all the time.
NCAA Baseball 2/5
By Mike Whitlock
App is good except there are no statistics for NCAA Baseball. Need to fix that.
Bring back ESPN FC 1/5
Please bring back ESPN FC. Can't get most of the scores or articles I want and certainly not as easy as it used to be (i.e. World cup qualifying results and news). As a soccer fan, this version of the app is flat out horrible.
Poor update 1/5
Hey ESPN why can't I watch videos? Whoops?!? Is not a viable reason for my videos not to open for over three days.
Currently unable to watch videos on the app. Please update the app with a fix for this issue. I have never had this issue in the past. Only message I get is, 'something went wrong.' Thanks but what's that 'something'!?
You replaced the ESPNFC app with this!? 1/5
This is not even close to a replacement for the espnfc app. You allow me to create favorite leagues and teams but still only show me news from sports I don't watch or care about? Bring back the ESPNFC app!
Pretty great iMessage app 4/5
Love seeing the spread when sending games through iMessage. It would be nice if they added the Over/Under too.
Great job on making an awesome app even better. Thanks so much. Definitely recommended.
A pain in the rear 1/5
Gives me alerts on sports I don't care about. Tried to change it does no good. Only reason I keep it is to watch some live sports.
This app is ESPN in a nutshell 1/5
I hate this app. Tries to do way more than necessary and fails spectacularly at it. Want to watch highlights of a game? Click on 'highlights' watch a 30 second ad and then watch 10 seconds of a single play. Want to change the notifications for your favorite teams? Requires at least 6 attempts. Want to simply see the score of a game? Hold on while it loads all the unnecessary garbage first. Unfortunately it is essential if you're a sports fan but I hope something comes along to replace it because it should die as fast as ESPN the channel is. 1/100 if I could possibly rate that.
I don't care for the new version - exercise in obfuscation 3/5
By Words user
I liked the last version much better. If you simply want to see scores and schedules it's too obfuscated now and I also don't care about some random video on opening page. I'll probably look for another sport app that is simpler in content.
Would be hard to be more disappointed 1/5
Given that ESPN is owned by Disney, you'd think that Bob Iger would fund the development of an app hat works. This looks like it was designed by a kindergartner using broken crayons. It has the latency equivalent to a constipated snail. It has the reliability of a '73 Ford Pinto that's never been serviced. And this is on a GOOD day for the app.
But I guess that the cost savings increases earnings which are then reflected in a higher stock price. Nice for the shareholders, but lousy for ESPN fans.
FIX IT PLEASE! 1/5
Worst app ever it sends me a notification and I click it to watch it and it just loads. Why tell me about a clip get me excited and then just load the entire time and if I exit and try to reload it the clip can never be found again and why did you change the news section it's terrible I used to love reading all the different articles but now they are all gone good job developers, keep up the good work glad they pay you guys all that money to make an app that doesn't work wish I could give you zero stars!!!!
Garbage. Lacking Old Features 1/5
It's 2017 an we can't download a podcast. A feature that did exist, btw. On top of that, the podcast streams rarely work yet the app has issues loading a Stephen A hot take clip or an advertisement. 1 star for showing correct scores, I'm surprised they got that right.
I only come here when I'm mad at the app 1/5
I've been here like 17 times today.
By "something clever"
I loved the "espn radio" trying to listen to podcasts on here is terrible. It randomly shuts down and also just won't connect at times. Please fix the glitches some times I can't even check the scores
Not great 2/5
By Matt grigs
App is always buffing when I try to watch a video.
Can't it just work? 2/5
Notifications are always way behind Team Stream. And videos never work. All I see is the little spiny wheel every time I try to watch a video. Doesn't happen on any other app I have.
Fix it, ESPN!!!!! 2/5
By Techy David Jon
They notify me about a video, but when I tap on it, it doesn't show the video and freezes on black screen...the recent update won't let me login with my directv...I mean this app was nice until they came out with the last update. PLEASE FIX THIS CRAP...I JUST WANNA WATCH MY TEAMS PLAY...#firstworldproblems
Worst notifications of any sports app ever 1/5
Not like they care cause they dominate the market, but seriously 90% of the notifications are totally irrelevant and whoever pushes these out should be fired and then blacklisted from the industry. Absolutely awful updates and if it weren't for having the scores I would have never kept this app on my phone. Seriously? With the money you guys have you put out this crap? Not like you read these reviews. You sent me an update about tinder for NCAA men's players... get real
This app is complete trash...load times and search bar never pulls anything up just goes to blank screen. U would expect more from the world wide leader.
Great conept. TERRIBLE MAINTENANCE AND EFFICIENCY 2/5
Radio aspect constantly drops out. Skips. Repeats. Even layers over itself. Production is garbage. Force closes on its self. Randomly stops playing. And ive gotten final scores two minutes before live tv feed showed it. And with credit to wrong player for winning score. Talk about a let down when in overtime against rival. ESPN should be ashamed such inadequate quality is attached to their name.
Huge downgrade 1/5
By D Money667
The recent update removed box scores and a lot of other information from single games. I thought updates were supposed to improve user experience??
"Whoops, something went wrong" 1/5
I can't seem to understand why the "worldwide leader in sports" can't hire the talent or dedicate the resources needed to avoid the app crashing and generally performing poorly most of the time. Don't waste your time with ESPN there are much better apps out there.
Too much political crap. 2/5
By Old Lazy Boxer
ESPN has a decent interface and is easy to navigate. But I like sports, not politics. Leave that stuff to the people at CNN and FoxNews. Then maybe your actual sports reporting will improve to respectable levels, instead of always relying on stirring up drama.
Zero effort at curating content 1/5
As a Cowboys fan, I don't need to see eight videos of that whiny clown Stephen A. Smith talking trash on my team every day. But that's what I get, because no one at ESPN pays attention to what content gets sorted into the feeds for different teams.
It provides much less than the website when it's not completely broken 1/5
I just want to see my sports scores. Sometimes the app loads and shows nothing except a single video.
When it does work, it's horribly organized. There are headlines for your favorite teams which do nothing when clicked on. Good luck actually finding the article in the app. When you look for scores for a certain soccer competition, the app thinks it's a good idea to start you at the beginning of the competiton 6 months ago so you have to scroll 8 pages to find today. The best thing they can do is delete the app and tell people to just go to the website, which also has become worse over time.
Crap since they changed the format. 1/5
This used to be my go to app for scores and news. But since they changed it all I get is a glitching app that works sometimes showing scores, but not news. Or news and no scores. But hey their video was ready to pop up working and ready to chew some data if you didn't fix the settings....change isn't always a good thing ESPN. When it isn't broke don't try and "fix" it.
Good luck trying to watch a video 1/5
...without crashing. Useless. Either turn on the TV to see highlights and if you're not around one, don't bother. Not worth the frustration.
Can't watch 1/5
Every time I try to watch a game on the app, I get a re-authentication error. Fix it!!!
Won't Even Open 1/5
I can't even open the app. It just says "whoops, something went wrong". It's so annoying because I use the app all the time. PLEASE FIX THIS!
It's just ok 3/5
I'm not really impressed with the current app. The scores section works fine, although sometimes to see stats it has to open safari. What'd the point of an app if it does that anyway. I wish I could turn off or block the videos. I really don't care about your shows or what the people in them are saying about my favorite teams. I just want to see scores, schedules and news.
Battery Killer after Airplane Mode 2/5
This app kills my battery every time I fly. Without fail, my battery will tank quickly after a flight & the ESPN app is responsible for it every time. It's like the app knows it missed notifications & keeps trying to get them. I have to delete and reinstall the app to stop it.
As for the app itself, it's ok. I really just want scores and news for my teams, but it's rather clunky to get that info.
Terrible updates 1/5
Hot mess since the last few updates. Can't look at an article for more than a few minutes without the thing crashing.
No more ads please 4/5
I love this app, however it needs to have a paid version to get rid of the ads. I would pay up to $1.99 for the ads to go away for good.
By Captain Robbie
I absolutely dislike this app now. Just like everything else with ESPN it is all going downhill. This app is so all over the place. It's just crap. I skip over it now and use other sports apps to get information.
By OMG I JUST WANT TO DO A REVIEW
There is no box to favorite softball. I wish softball got as much credit as baseball.
First it was the 30 second ads on all videos. Inexcusable. I don't watch. But now a giant video on the scores page. Last straw. I am deleting the app. Actually last stray was seeing SA Jackson on the video. What a piece of garbage.
Where's NCAA wrestling? 1/5
I can't find NCAA wrestling in any of the sports, the only reason I downloaded this app was to watch and keep up with it. You have men and women's golf and tennis, I bet the same amount of people wanna follow NCAA wrestling
Okay App 1/5
By Ash Ketchum111222333
App delivers sports scores okay. News section is terrible. The main reason I am giving it 1 star is that frequently it launches pop ups that transfer you to the internet. Ads everywhere. Provide a better product.
Waste of time like website 1/5
By Parking Lot Maintenance
First review ever, open the app and it instantly plays videos and good luck trying to get them to stop. Worthless.
Website blows like a falcons 20+ point lead. Try and play videos from the website on iPhone and 90% of time they won't play.
Why would I pay for "premium content" when you can't get the free stuff right.
I won't even start about not being able to watch sports center anymore.
Get back to sports and sports only. Leave the other stuff alone as I believe your subscriber numbers are only repeating what many of your one time cheerleaders have been echoing for years.
Nauseating UI 1/5
It's like they intentionally try to make the user experience worse with every update. App force feeds video content you don't want and now has an utterly incomprehensible organization of stories and scores. Garbage.
New Update is So Slow 1/5
I was excited for the new ESPN update. Too bad it is incredibly slow and inefficient. Sometimes I just use the app to check a score or two, instead I'm stuck waiting for all the videos to load, and all the added features to load. Very disappointed and am considering removing the app. They really should offer an ESPN Slim version, that is bare bones with scores and stats. Even to check box score on NBA took forever, way too much to load
Bad update 1/5
So much in the way to what I want to see
Disgustingly irritating when a video notification turns my phone on, I click on the notification...... and then the video isn't on the app.... i hope you make some money every time this awful app misdirects me and "doesn't work"... pathetic