Great App! 5/5
Works excellent! No lag or bugs! Excellent App!
This app is trash 1/5
I want to watch Hockey. This app makes it extremely difficult. The Apple TV app claims there is no content under any tab. They blackout the screen if you go full screen trying to project it onto my Apple TV from the phone. Lastly, they don’t even have an option to hide scores, making it difficult to come into a game late without the spoilers. Ultimately I wish NHL had never made a deal with ESPN.
Fix the widget 1/5
Widget won’t work since last update. Uninstalled and reinstalled and still won’t work. Also the app is so slow and buggy. And why do I have to watch a 30 second ad for every highlight that’s 20 seconds long. Unreal
Fix notifications 4/5
By Pale Wraith
Changes to notification settings don’t stick.
At least 3/4 of the time I open a story it never loads. The other quarter the app crashes. It’s not a good app at all. You would think the world largest sports entertainment company in the world would have a better app.
Widget is not working in 15.0.2 4/5
Widget is blank
Mostly good but one VERY annoying bug 2/5
When I go to the hamburger menu, I’m supposed to see my teams at the top, but they aren’t there. I found a trick to make them come back though. I have to go to settings and go to the part where you select your teams and they show up there. Then, when I go back, they appear at the top. So annoying!
Terrible update 1/5
Widget won't work. App won't show my saved preferences.
Crash crash crash 3/5
By James B
I can barely use the app. It crashes very often. I signed up for ESPN+ today and the app crashed over 5 times so far.
Content is good at least I can watch hockey with my Apple TV and that doesn’t crash.
Stick to B-Ball. 1/5
By Battleship Kelly
Confused. They keep pushing we viewers to streaming services that are not up to speed and do not work across different platforms. The NHL just about had it figured out with Centre Ice, one site for both audio/duel video. Does anybody remember Peacock? Gary Buttman is a basketball guy trying to maximize profit for the owners not the fans. I for one do not want the NHL to become the 20 billion dollar circus that is the NFL/NBA. Hopefully the Brits can keep the greedy U.S. Venture Capitalists out of the EPL. Try and find multiple games on ESPN? ESPN is an amateur operation with big bucks Disney the owner. Totally confused trying just find hockey on that totally incomprehensible lead page. Jamming all their crappy sports talk jive at us. Apparently ESPN + does not offer radio feeds and one needs a duplicate subscription to the old Centre Ice. I guess ESPN reaches more cable homes than NBCSN [2nd tier subscription], and streaming may be the out from cable tv domination. Hockey on TNT? Here's hoping I can watch HNIC to witness more nuts and bolts and hopefully less fluff [Sir Charles Barkley?]. Anson Carter, Keith Jones and Mike Johnson are 3 of the best analysts in the game! Wayne and Mark are not relevant anymore, nor have they been studying the game down in the minors, juniors or collegiate levels. With east coast marketing gurus and now pimping for sports betting sites, professional sports are the opiate of the masses. Rupert Murdoch is the Citizen Kane of our time. Betting on legalized [not for profit NFL] prostitution, as simple as that. U.S. Cornhole Championship, really, need I say more about this Idiocracy?
Terrible app, but lots of content 1/5
By Alley Useless
First, it has no “hide score” option so when you turn on the app it shows you the score of the game you’re about to watch. About half of us either record the game or watch it starting in the middle and just rewind it. Second, the rewind/fast forward does so in big chunks and it’s impossible to watch a replay without going back three minutes.Third, and this is the most important I think, if you pause the game for too long to go get a pop or something, it will go to screensaver and you’ll have to start the game at the very beginning or sometimes it just goes directly to live again and shows you the score that you did not want to see. Fourth, for some reason, it rarely loads up the first time on my fire stick. I have to do it two or three times and even then it’s sort of pixelated during the hockey games. But it does have all the hockey games, it’s cheaper than the NHL package which they don’t have anymore in the USA.But it’s by far the worst app I have. It really is a terrible app and they need to do something about it. You think with the billions and billions of Disney dollars they could do something right. Worthless
Good but filled with bugs 2/5
By Gee REGZ
List of issues:
1. Videos always have CC on no matter what. 2. Sometimes you cannot edit notifications for certain games.
3. Forces you to watch an ad after the video.
4. Doesn’t save my favorite sports on the first page.
5. Sometimes shows “offline” and is unusable.
Fix these and I’ll consider 3 stars.
By Ch note
Bluf can’t hide scores or if so the option isn’t easy to find. Can’t download games to watch on a flight. Do better ESPN
Worth figuring out! 4/5
Writing a positive review after spending time and effort to figure out how to make ESPN+ work to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs with their home feed. Just marking them as a favorite wasn’t enough. I finally tried tapping the calendar icon, found the list of live feed choices, and that was the key.
Don’t Bother 1/5
Functionality is atrocious, along with screens not loading are only a few things that made me stop using the app. There are better ways of finding news and updates for any sport and there is little to no value with the ESPN app.
Forced over from NHL app...would not let me watch game until I subscribed. I subscribed for one month then tells me game is in blackout and wouldn't let me watch!!!!! RIDICULOUS
False Advertising 1/5
They make it sound like you can watch the games you want. When in fact, you won’t be able to use this app for much of anything.
Cant watch only team i want to watch 1/5
By Why do i need a nickname man
Screw any company that does local blackouts, why am i even spending money on this garbage
It doesn’t work 1/5
I want so much to pay to watch hockey on plus. But when I try using ESPN or ESPN 2 it just spins and spins and ……. I can never make a connection. The app is awful.
How I do filter out and hide anything related to Stephen A. Smith?
app is terrible for espn+, ESPN+ service rates zero stars 2/5
Listing of games for favorite teams is not linked to games in ESPN plus tab making it difficult to find games, in particular out of market NHL games. NHL.tv app was 1000 times better. Only positive about this app is that it’s better than the garbage TV apps for ESPN. ESPN plus service gets zero stars because of horrible TV apps that have no ability to focus on favorite teams and limited ability to focus on favorite sports without excess navigation.
Terrible App 1/5
I am now forced to used this app to watch NHL games. There is no way to hide scores on the game page, and even if there was, the score are plastered on every page of the app. The NHL app would hide scores, article headings, everything would be hidden when you selected “hide scores” so there were no spoilers. There is no good way to find games from the night before. It feels like half the games aren’t even available to watch. With NHL.tv last year, if a game was a national broadcast, you couldn’t watch it live but it would be available immediately after. Now the game just isn’t available at all if it’s on TNT. If this is now the only way to stream games, then they better learn how to do it for people who can’t watch it live. There is also no organization on the app. Clips, games, upcoming games, TV shows that mention games, everything is all jumbled together. They need to have some sort of categories. Previous nights games, upcoming, clips/highlights, recap shows. It all needs to be broken up and easy to find. This app needs major work.
ESPN+ is a scam. 1/5
You need to separate you ESPN material from your ESPN+ material. It’s ridiculous that half of everything we click on requires an ESPN+ subscription. I’m about ready to delete this app and just use other media outlets for my sporting news.
Good. Could be better. 2/5
Every single time I open the app, I have to go to my profile settings to get my favorite teams back to prominence in the menu. It’s irritating. I’m not logged out, it’s not ridiculous to want to be able to open an app and use it without having to calibrate it first.
Latest update doesn’t work 5/5
I’ve been using this for years and it worked well even 3 days ago 10/10. it got updated a couple days ago and now it doesn’t work for live streaming, I can’t even get to a log in page.
This app is terrible. Won’t let you log in. Terrible user interface.
Can watch nothing 1/5
Everything is tv provide and other apps let you watch for free app is only good for looking up stats
Jed love you 5/5
By jed poop
Widget isn’t working on iOS 15.0.2
ESPN+ NHL coverage is horrible 1/5
No option to start at the beginning of live games other than rewinding spoiling the game. Archived games are out of sync(audio to video). Will give it a couple of weeks to fix or else will cancel.
This app wants to know your precise location 1/5
This is one of the worst ways of stealing user location data. It does not allow live streaming when you don’t enable your precise location in settings (not even satisfied with approximate location). Never buy this, and I already canceled my subscription with these guys.
Not doing too great 2/5
This app constantly crashes! And sometimes it doesn’t even let you play videos!
So. Many. Ads. 1/5
I pay for ESPN Plus and still can not watch more than 1 video without an ad. Nearly unusable, why are they giving ads if I'm paying for content? That means all I really pay for is a few articles and the opportunity to spend more money on UFC cards. Please see that this could be a great app.
AirPlay not working 1/5
By SP33DY SL0TH
Works on most apps but not this one
By Prod us
Way to go NHL, now all the out of market games will all be blurry.
iOS widget not compatible with iOS 14 or 15 1/5
The widget for iOS 14 and 15 isn’t compatible with the new software and shows up in a separate field. You cannot integrate it with the newer features for widgets that came out with iOS 14. In the last day, the widget started saying “unable to load” and I cannot access any information from it.
Please fix this issue.
Ugh! FIX WIDGET NOT LOADING ISSUE!!! 1/5
After most recent update ESPN —app will not load in the “widget” screen on iPhone.
Widget won’t load 1/5
Widget won’t load on iOS 15 se 20’
By johnnie boy G
It seems that players don’t want to play for him.
ESPN 🏀🏈⚾️⛳️⚽️🥎🏒 5/5
Widget ain’t working on iOS 15.0.2 on the last update
Can’t watch anything. The app just crashes. Crazy that the world leader in sports has one of the worst apps to track and watch sports
Terrible stuttering service 1/5
Just awful. Constant outages, unable to play messages. Reboot requests repeatedly requested. Don’t bother
ADS are killer! 1/5
It is obnoxiously frustrating that I see the same ad 10 times because I’m watching 7 short clips of sports. It’s seriously awful. If I click on a video, there’s an ad. If I click the next video, there’s the same ad. If I finish the video, and want to get back to an article, I can’t. I don’t know how (or why!!) but I actually can’t close the video without closing the app, being forced to watch the ad. It’s incredibly infuriating.
I can’t customize the app like I used to be able to. I basically only care about the NFL, and my favorite team is the Seahawks. But I can’t ever find NFL news or highlights easily (much less Seahawks!!!) because the app is flooded with every other sport. No one has time to care about EVERY sport! Let us customize the app and get the videos and news of what we want to see!
None of this matters, I’m just venting because the corporate millionaires who run the app don’t care about any of us normals who just want to have a convenient app. The problems (legitimate problems in my opinion) will never be fixed.
Your to pushy 1/5
Your app is constantly pushing your shows even though I opt out of them. What you think is pertinent information is not. You only represent the East Coast or the West Coast markets your TV station and show stinks, but we’re forced to have to watch it if wd like sports.
Hmmmm…. Where do I begin 2/5
By the big mexiccan
Let me start off my saying, I don’t write reviews for a living and this is honestly my 4th or 5th review of an app.
ESPN is a enormous sports broadcasting company; with that they get away with a lot of things, one being their app. This app crashes consistently, the live updates are minutes behind other apps, and they don’t keep up with other sports apps. For ex. The Score (which I have mainly gone to now for sports) has better in-game tracking. There’s been no major updates on the app to keep users attracted to the app, which makes me believe ESPN is fine with a discontent app. I’m telling y’all, YOU CAN FIND A BETTER APP FOR SPORTS. It’s the app before ESPN, and after ESPN. And for anyone at ESPN that actually reads this review, which is probably likely, I know you can produce a better app than this current travesty.
No MNF. This app and the 7 bucks a mont to s worthless. They raped me for my first 7 bucks. Canceled and charges disputed.
I have loved ESPN for 30 years. However, more then half your stories now require a subscription. Are you a news studio or a private magazine? If you are going to charge for so much content, at least make it possible so I can choose not to see the stories that I’d like to read only to realize you just want to make another buck off me. Jon
Still Broken 1/5
It’s been 6+ months and the app still doesn’t work properly on iPad OS. Unable to select TV service provider. App hangs. Disappointed.