Watching shows with Chromecast 2/5
It stops to buffer CONSTANTLY! Others cable apps doesn’t have nearly the problem ESPN does when casting to your tv. I paid for Disney+ bundle to Watch the 30 for 30’s. It’s takes so long to get through any episode.
This app is good, but I had a problem with watching on demand videos of KBO baseball games. I would try to play the video, but it would say error every time or load for a long time and never work. Everything else is really good though.
Not a good product all around 1/5
By WGT is not fun
ESPN is just a bad at sports reporting and technology in general.
This app is inconsistent and illogical. I’ve been logged in for over two years now but they keep asking me to update my favorites every couple of weeks, like they expect my teams to change. I also have a validcable subscriber and I cannot watch any TV on the app that I should be able to watch. It keeps giving me an error saying that my subscriber does not provide this, even though this is false. I’m logged into ESPN on my PS4 and I’m able to watch those shows.
Also, when I click on a headline it takes me to a different headline then the one I clicked on. It’s like they want me to read some thing that I don’t want to read and they make it difficult to back out of that article and select the correct one
I’ve tried reinstalling and logging into and out of the app multiple times and nothing resolves this issue. I have the latest and greatest software versions for all of my devices
Good luck searching for a specific fight or athlete to watch their UFC fights 1/5
I will search for a fighters name only to be met with their more recent fight or stats from previous fights, but rarely the actual video of a fight I am looking for. It usually ends with me just typing the fight into YouTube and watching it there. The search function on the app is an absolute mess.
ESPN+ needs a heavy upgrade 1/5
I am unable to watch my sports on any console, tablet or computer even though i pay for the subscription. Its 2020 we shouldn’t be having simple problems at this stage of technology especially from a big household name of ESPN. Very frustrating app to use.
Don’t download this app 1/5
By Fowl Hunter
I have tried to cancel this app and they send you in circles making it impossible to cancel!! I log on to the App to cancel. It tells me to go to the ESPN website to cancel. I log on to the website to cancel and it tells me to log on to the app!! Total rip off! They try to keep their subscribers by making it impossible to cancel!
Constant buffering 1/5
I stream many apps and have never experienced such horrible quality’s multiple events purchased multiple fight nights watched and never once have I made it through an entire event with 20 plus buffering and reloads. And no it’s not my internet because I watch amazon prime Disney + Netflix Hulu etc and never have these issues. Plus screen mirroring on Apple TV with EAPN+ is a joke
Awful app 1/5
I just subscribed to ESPN’s monthly subscription to watch ufc fight pass yet I can’t even start the live stream. It barely buffers then just goes away. Waste of time, money and patience.
Trash streaming 2/5
This app, specifically ESPN+, is absolute trash when I try streaming to my google chrome cast. I’m forced to use this app because of the UFC, and it doesn’t even work correctly. Even the Fight Pass app is much better. Same issue when I pay $60+ for the UFC’s pay-per-views. Really just encourages people to pirate the events after the fact.
The video player rarely works 2/5
I like the ESPN content and that keeps me coming back, but when will you get the video player to actually work properly. Videos always freezing, I have to consistently restart the app to get it to work. With so many video sites getting it right, it’s crazy that you haven’t been able to get it fixed yet. I recommend shutting off the ads for a bit as that’s where it gets buggy. The transitions between videos are awful. Lots of potential with the app, but there are major issues with the video player
Few uses 5/5
Lacks basic features for a video app from 2014 1/5
This app has a lot of functionality issues. The primary ones I see include the app trying to play video in the background, so any audio you’re trying to use through another app is disrupted. There’s no easy way that I can find to resume playing a video you have already started. Swiping up in widescreen to exit the app ‘always’ results in scrolling forward/backward in the video you’re watching. Very disappointing.
Ad palooza 1/5
By Sports scholar
Once upon a time it was decent. But every video you try to watch, has an Ad run first. I’m currently looking for an alternate source to get my sports information and breaking news.
Great app 5/5
By amazon photos are amazing
I love watching ESPN and I get alerts whenever something happens on my favorite teams.
Very greedy company. 2/5
I can’t believe that I actually paid money for a subscription for this. How can there be commercials in a product that charges me to use? Ad revenue and subscription money. That is the definition of greed. Also, cable subscription needed to watch ESPN live. I don’t know if it is the licenses for this but it is not worth it. A few entertaining interviews on app. These same interviews can be seen on YouTube by just having to watch a few ads. Which I still end up doing on this app. World leader in sports looks like they have lack of integrity to the viewers. Money over quality viewing.
Why do I have to watch a 15 second ad every time I want to watch a 15 second video?
Audio Lag, a Feature, not a Bug 1/5
Awesome deal with Disney subscription but of the three apps, this is the only stream that lags consistently. Whether there’s a buffer problem or massive and even more prevalent audio lag, it ruins viewing experience. Neither the Hulu nor D+ video has issues. Pausing does not fix lag problem. It’s some terrible choice by the programmers that doesn’t allow it to be addressed in any easy way. Audio lag is a feature of this app.
FIX THIS APP! NOW😡! 1/5
Now, don’t get me wrong. I LOVE sports and the ESPN channel! I like learning about the sports world and nowadays sports! But I’m always having all kinds of trouble with this app!!!! ESPN, YOU HAVE TO FIX THIS APP! The articles will never load and the search engine is the crappiest thing ever! When I try to look things up it will never pull up what I like, even if it’s the title of the video and/or article! I had to delete this app because of this problem. If you fix it, I might redownload it. Also, one more problem is that there’s so many notifications, but that’s part of sports.
Trash app 1/5
I haven’t been able to cast to my tv thru google chrome, when I watch directly on my device it freezes constantly and very poorly organized. Seems to be an issue w Disney’s apps as I have the same problems w Disney+. Never had issues w hbo, Hulu or Netflix...
By Tanker Yanker N2O
This app has constant adds before any video you click on. Obviously they have to make money so I get it but they always lock up and the video rarely even plays. Half the time I just lose patience and turn it off. Very very annoying. This app needs a lot of work. Pretty sad for espn really.
Iove it 5/5
It’s a little bit slow but it’s fun
This app has so many problems. Highly let down. The links from notifications are broken a lot of times. The app doesn’t load sometimes. I have great service, great phone and great WiFi. Until this app is fixed Bleacher Report will clearly be #1 for a long time.
Alerts not opening in app 4/5
Fix this problem, it’s been like 3 years of this and it’s the only major issue with the app. If an alert is sent the app should be able to open directly to the alert.
Worst App 1/5
Worst app, every time I get a notification I press it and it brings me to a blank white screen that never loads. This has been happening for years, fix the app ESPN.
Like what they offer, poor delivery 2/5
By majobe OG
I find it comical how an advertisement never fails to load, however, the actual video I want to watch freezes. Once it freezes, I have to cancel out and try again. Of course, once I try again, I have to watch another advertisement...
Bring back watch ESPN 1/5
Watch ESPN being removed for the ESPN app was the biggest downgrade in service since the Xbox 360 to the Xbox one party system. How do you “upgrade” something and make the experience worse?
Worst streaming ever 1/5
Streaming buffers every 10 seconds. Every time phone screen turns off the app disconnects. When you reconnect, it doesn’t save where you left off on whatever you were watching. Can’t slide forward to get back to where you got kicked off.
Terrible user friendliness 1/5
Can not pause and come back. Can not even rewind without freezing up and having to unplug my devise.l and don’t even think. Out trying to fast forward back the spot you stopped viewing...nope, start all over. Multi billion dollar company backed by Disney, and this is the best you can do?
App issues 1/5
By Marty Wongo
For some reason the when I try to watch anything i.e. 30 for 30 the app would spin for 2 secs and close out on me. I have tried basic trouble shooting like delete and reinstall the app but still doesn’t work. Another thing is that the app does not allow me to sign in with my TV Provider.
Not worth it 1/5
Still have to subscribe to espn through your cable provider to watch live events and still have to pay full price $60+ for fights on tops of the ridiculous price for the app.
Love it 5/5
By Jaxon white
I love it I do t know why people are hating I think this is a good app I think it runs fast and it’s a good app
Video streaming/casting pretty poor 2/5
Can’t scrub ahead when casting, loses connection easily, struggles to steam smoothly while casting even though other apps cast fine
Too much advertising 2/5
The content is great but having to watch 15 and 30 second ads before every single video (many times the same ad over and over) is just beyond annoying to the point I usually close the app altogether.
Slow and glitchy 2/5
It seems like every time I click on a notification to read more, the app crashes or I get taken to a different article. This is the glitchiest app ever and really only good for looking at scores. Also, a 30 second add before watching a 5 second highlight clip that ESPN notified me to watch? Come on.
Terrible app 1/5
Why is it that every time I click on a notification it takes FOREVER to open? I have Verizon, the best internet cable offers, and seriously every time is the same thing. You would think you would have fixed this by now.
How is it possible to make the app worse every time there’s an update. Across all platforms this app is horrendous. I’m pretty sure you can hire a 6 year old to make an app that is better then this app will ever be. Classic example of an aging giant dying a slow public death by refusing to change with the times.
I bought a subscription to ESPN plus hoping to be able to watch The Last Dance. But since I’m an “essential worker” and can’t stay up until 10pm watching a show on a Sunday night, I was unable to watch a single episode. In order to watch previously aired episodes, you need to have a cable provider. They did not make this clear when you subscribe. My opinion, hard pass on paying for their service if you don’t have a cable subscription. If anything in my assessment is incorrect, I’d love to know what I’m doing wrong.
I haven’t even try the app yet and I know it’s going to be good
I have to pay for the app now? 1/5
I can’t open the app. It says I have to pay for it. If so that’s total bull💩. I used this app everyday, I guess never again. Now I have to use Bleacher Report.
Hate doing this! 1/5
I hate doing this but the ESPN app has to be one of the worst apps ever to be created. All the app developers for this app should be fired and never be allowed to create another app again. I love ESPN and it helps me workout, but the app hardly works, or it continues to give me the “An error occurred loading this content” also logs me in and out. This all take time away from workout. This happens on my AppleTV. Please fix or I’m just going to have to watch the CBS sports app 🙄
Listen Live Crashes constantly 1/5
Streaming audio/video is a nightmare. I try to listen live through their app, but every 10 minutes the audio cuts out and I have to refresh the stream. It’s 2020 and the self titled ‘worldwide leader in sports’ can’t put together a reliable audio stream. You have got to be kidding me.
Video functions very poorly 2/5
The video functioning of this app is very poor and always has been. The videos won’t load or start for several minutes at times if at all. Multiple phones, same results. Great internet connection doesn’t change the function either. The app needs work in this area. The primary news articles open well and work seamlessly, but obviously the videos need work.
Spend some money and invest in some people that know how to design an app. This app is garbage in comparison to other apps that have live streams and videos. By this I mean any app that shows videos is better than this app.
Is their any way to go around all this commercial
Terrible Video 1/5
Always streams SD. My WiFi speed is 300 Mbps.
By TEAM RΩCKET
When I click a notification it never takes me to the article/video I actually wanna see
There are just better apps out there, that provide better information and they do it quicker. Don’t waste your time with ESPN.
THE WORST SPORTS APP 1/5
Super super laggy. Ad ridden. An absolute disgrace of an app. Just as ESPN is as an organization. Probably the worst app there is. Out of any that have existed.
No buffering 1/5
This app is terrible in streaming documentaries. If you atop midway in the program it makes you resume watching at the beginning. Every other Apple TV asks if you want to resume or start at the beginning? Not the ESPN app, it sends you back to the beginning. Then when you fast forward it cant handle the buffering and locks up. Gives you an error message and sends you back to main menu. Start over... but it then knocks you out at a different place.