Trash app 1/5
This app is horrendous. Slow and freezes all the time. Every video starts with an add even tho I’m a ESPN+ subscriber. The amount of news from sports, that are more like hobbies, is ridiculous and there’s no way to turn it off. There’s zero control to ONLY have the stuff I care about on my app when it’s 2020 and people are tired of being force fed crap they don’t care about. If I didn’t need it to watch Football at work it would be deleted with the quickness.
Error 0058-The AccountID is Not Active 2/5
I’m signed in through my cable provider. When I try to watch ESPN or ESPN2 or another Game I get a pop saying “ Error 0058 The AccountID is Not Active” Can someone please look into this. Thanks!
Stops Video in Other Apps? 3/5
After playing any type of video content in the ESPN app and then switching to Twitter, any videos there will pause every few seconds. Only fix for now is to completely close ESPN. Other than that, good app.
Video Bugs 2/5
The ESPN app is the buggiest app that I use regularly. Of course I love the content. But there are many issues. Often when ads come on between videos the app will not let me close the video window. Other times even after leaving the app, the audio will continue to play from the last video, even during phone calls at times. I never have issues like this in YouTube, Hulu, or other apps with video content. Please fix these bugs🙏
ESPN blows 1/5
By Riley Wilson is the man
Wish they didn’t ruin everything they put there hands on these days
By Peter's Toes
ESPN+ is worthless if the games you wanna watch still require a tv provider. At that point, wouldn’t you just watch it with said provider instead?!?
Recent updates cause bad performance 1/5
Glitches all the time. Doesn’t save any favorite preferences. Crashes and/or won’t open regularly.
Videos never load. Switching between tabs never works. It's been awful as of recent.
Good app 3/5
Trouble accessing when using LTE; when wi-fi is not available.
How is ESPN and ESPN2 not included in ESPN +? 1/5
It’s literally in the name. To add insult to injury you cannot add ESPN2 or buy it as standalone app.
But the real reason for the one star is that in the ESPN + tab, it shows upcoming matches you might want to watch as if they are available, then after you wait for the game to start and hit play and it requires cable subscription. Deceptive business practice in my opinion.
Worst app ever 1/5
By mcm warhawk
Would give it zero stars if possible. I have to reauthenicate each time to watch a game. Truly is horrible.
Not great 2/5
This app has always been slow and it constantly closes itself. Newest feature is preventing me from logging in to any tv provider other than Comcast xfinity. It’s set up nicely but man it is hot garbage otherwise
Every time I use this app there is a connection problem. Ridiculous to pay for a service and constantly struggle for it to work. Straight awful.
Unmitigated Disaster 1/5
Streaming on this app is a nightmare. If there were literally any alternative at all I would not use it. It crashes repeatedly, especially if I try to stream to my Apple TV. Don’t you dare try to rewind or fast forward, as that will start a spiral of crashing that you might not get out of. It is constantly trying to play something I don’t want to, to the point that it won’t play what I actually request.
And it is very hard to find what I want to watch. What’s the point of asking my favorite teams if that won’t get me to those games and scores more quickly?
It’s great that so much content available - but only if I can get that content to work. After two days of trying to stream a game I missed, I gave up. I can’t believe a company owned by Disney, who supposedly has made a big commitment to streaming, can’t do better than this.
Stephen A Smith 1/5
I’ve been a subscriber to ESPN+ since the moment it came out. I have just canceled it because I can’t stand the constant notifications of opinions. I want sport alerts and news only. But instead I get a notification stating how Stephen a loves trolling the cowboys.... really? Also, ESPN sends political opinion alerts. I get politics and sports will naturally merge occasionally, but the opinions of your journalists are not asked for.
This app is awful. I don’t think I could make an app with more crashes, freezes, and glitches if I tried!
Very poor user experience 1/5
Looks like an App designed at the executive level, not by an actual design team. It’s designed to push products, not a good user experience.
It buffers all the time!!!! Many other apps are streamed to our chromcast and work great, so you notice all the stops and pauses with this one. ESPN get your act together please
Problem App 1/5
By Sad Brad 19
I seem to always have some issue with the app. Whether it be a video timeout error, or the inability to cast, there always is some headache when using this app.
Needs to Re-Authenticate 1/5
By Barca nut
This message pops up every single time while trying to watch a live game. It is very frustrating and I can’t get around it to watch. Fix your broken app please!!!!!!!!!!!
Fix your notifications sending me to wrong story 1/5
I’m getting tired of being interested in a breaking news story, then clicking on it so I can read more, and it sends me to a completely unrelated story and I can never find the actual story you gave me the notification for
I paid for a one year subscription and can’t watch anything. It keeps asking for my suddenlink log in. Why pay $50 if you can’t wYch games?
Would you please update the schedule?! 4/5
Look here, I’m a New Zealander living in the USA. Do you know how hard it was to find out who was broadcasting the upcoming NZ vs West Indies series (11/28/20)?! I searched the ESPN+ schedule to no avail. I emailed a competing service, to - you guessed it - no reply.
So I emailed New Zealand Cricket and THEY told me ESPN+ was the broadcast partner. I had to go home to get back here.
Please keep your schedule updated. Just add cricket as a search item. It’s the second most watched sport in the world for heck’s sake. The fact I had to jump through these hoops, with ever rising anxiety, is an insult.
Call it winter baseball if that’s what it takes.
This app is not good 2/5
Freezes a lot 2/5
Video locks it up, launching the app locks it up, everything seems to lock it up. Have to hard stop the app and restart it constantly
Ads on this app are beyond insufferable 1/5
By Truth Te11er
Not only do you get an ad with every video, you get the same one over and over! Theyre all minimum 30 seconds and have no skip feature regardless of how many videos you want. Wanna know the best part? They aren't even targeted ads. I am a 24yo male and have been assaulted by Glossier eyeliner ads just trying to keep up with my sports teams. When that stopped it was AT&T mobile (the incessant HBO Max one), of whom I have been a customer for 24 years. Now, I get my sports from The Athletic and my videos from YouTube and would recommend you do the same. The lack of attention to detail in this app is yet another example of how ESPNs monopoly of the sports world is detrimental to its consumers.
I want to cancel ESPN+, there is no way to do that. It tells you to go to the App Store, but I didn’t purchase in the App Store. Then it says go to the website, which tells you to go to the App Store!
treat those that pay better 1/5
i pay yearly for espn+ why tf am i subjected to 30 second commercials to watch a 30 second mls clip
Bug on Watch in iOS 14 3/5
By kylemark 00
Since the iOS 14 release, the videos under Watch don’t load the first time you tap them. You need to kill the app and re-launch it and then the videos will work.
Works maybe half the time 3/5
Videos play appropriately occasionally at best
Do not use anymore 2/5
By Irl Stud
I got rid of this app because every time you read an article they want you to join ESPN plus there are many mother other options do not get this app.
Force feeding you content 2/5
Hey the app is free, who am I to complain?...
Every new version gets more full of videos (more data hungry), harder to find the scores you want (even on your favorite teams), & gives a gagging feeling that they are force feeding you content.
I miss straight box scores without it being difficult. I’ve finally had it and will be searching for greener pastures.
It’s free though so it gets a bonus star.
Politics and pushing subscriptions 2/5
Free content continues to shrink. Everything that was free is now behind a paywall. Basically scores and news on signings. No writer insights or any analysis.They often send meaningless alerts(Why would anybody care about the way a player is dressed before a game??) It’s sadly became far too political pushing whatever agenda they agree with. Sports is supposed to be a place to get away from politics.
It doesn’t make sense! 2/5
A billion dollar company, I pay for ESPN + ...and this app only works or loads 70% of the time. When it does work ADS ADS ADS, because ESPN is so hard up...
Does what you need 5/5
Does what you need
Slow, slow, slow, did I mention slow. This app is so bad it speaks great length to say I’ve never left an app review before in my life. This app is such garbage its almost unusable. I really don’t understand how this app comes from such a large conglomerate company as espn. It’s like it 2008 and it’s the first app on iPhone on 3g in the middle of no where . Uuggghh
“Needs to re-authenticate” 1/5
Every. Single. Time.
By Treyvon Nichols
I like everything about this app except actually watching a live game. I have tried Apple TV and Amazon Fire Stick. It’s not me. It’s you ESPN. I wish I could use 2 photos. 1 of my TV Buffering and 1 of my face while watching said Buffering. Terrible.
Surprisingly terrible 1/5
Can’t believe how bad this app is. Incredibly slow, never loads, and live games are impossible to access. It’s been so long, how have you not fixed this app yet?
Video Buffering 2/5
By Tone Will
The app is having an issue when I cast it to my television. The video is lagging. Please look into this issue
Worst app! 1 star 1/5
I don’t know what has changed but I cannot even look at scores, slow and trying to stream a game it buffers me to death.
Won’t work with Chromecast 2/5
Won’t even allow me the option to cast which I’ve done for years. Customer service states ESPN does not support casting. They have no idea how to help; useless. ESPN on the Firestick has been spotty lately so that’s why I tried the Chromecast.
Doesn’t stream video 2/5
Game streams just don’t seem to load. I have to tap watch several times to get the stream to load. It’s very frustrating cycling through all the watch game buttons to try to find the one that might work. Don’t know if other people have this problem.
Ridiculously Buggy 1/5
This app used to be flawless but now and for a while now it really buggy. When I open it up the screen just stays grey. Half the time when I tap scores it doesn’t do anything. Now it just closes out while I’m watching MNF
Absolutely Horrible 1/5
I can’t tell you how horrible this app is. Four in a half out of five times I CAN NOT get video to play. Doesn’t matter if I’m using wi-fi or cellular data, videos refuse to play unless I try many, many times. I have NO problems with YouTube, Sling, Peacock, CNN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, etc but ESPN stalls all the time. Worse part is they now put almost everything behind a paywall and I’m forced to pay $4.99 to NOT watch videos. You would think the ‘free’ apps like CNN, Fox, and CBS would have the problems. Nope it’s ESPN/Disney - such a disappointment.
Just awful 1/5
No other app that I use on a regular basis buffers as much as the ESPN app. It is a constant problem. Fix it!!!
Stopped working 1/5
I can’t even cancel if I wanted to. No longer works won’t sign in or allow me to watch any of the content I pay for. Major rip off at this point
NFL Highlights? Try Bleacher Report! 1/5
By Sideshow Tom
Wow! I went your mobile app for highlights of the GB vs IND game, since I couldn’t watch the game live. How did the Packers manage to score 31 points in what seemed to be an exciting OT game, without providing any highlights worthy of espn’s time?
I think I’ll rely on Bleacher Report from now on!
Great app when it wants to work 2/5
I appreciate the incredible level of content the app provides and up to date scores. That’s primarily what I use it for, keeping track of games I can’t watch and getting timely updates. The biggest issue is the connectivity. It is incredibly slow, all the time. It easily the slowest app/function on my phone. It doesn’t matter my connection, whether WiFi, LTE, etc., all my other apps will be running fine but the ESPN app never fails to lag and often even time out and not work at all.