ESPN+ review 1/5
Total garbage. Works maybe 5% of the time, and when it does, doesn't provide access to main events. Would like to give it no stars, if that were possible.
Used to be great 1/5
This app used to be awesome. I added it and deleted bleacher report because my friends said it was better they were right, for quite some time. Now it’s god awful. The ads ruin everything. It’s slower, more bogged down, and is less user friendly. Even on excellent WiFi this app is a tragedy. Fix it now, or I’m going back to bleacher report. So dumb.
Bring back Watch 1/5
My SE, w/12.3 doesn’t open. Reloaded did nothing. ??? You tell me.
App keeps freezing 2/5
Locks up on loading 2/5
The app seems to have a glitch loading up on my iPhone 8. Have latest software and app. But consistently it tries to load, but has a blank screen with just the categories at the bottom. Deleted and reloaded with no change.
Warning: This app has spoilers! I use this app to watch replays of events I couldn't catch live. Invariably, but the time I navigate to where the replay is, it tells me who won.
Don’t push articles that I can’t see 1/5
I’ll get notifications all the time about articles that require an ESPN+ subscription. If you know I don’t subscribe, DON’T PUSH ARTICLES THAT I CANT READ ON ME.
getting worse 1/5
By LAS VEGA5
what a piece of garbage filth this stupid app is turning out to be. slow, crashing, expensive. the watchespn app was the best and you killed it. shame!
BRING BACK WATCHESPN!
Takes forever to load/show video 1/5
Was a fan of WatchESPN for years but this app is horrible! By time, if at any, the game or show starts in the app, it is already 5-6mins removed from when I began to watch! Every time I go to use this app it brings me issues where I have to shut it down and reboot at least twice every time! If there were another app to use besides this one to watch the most prominent games, I for sure would’ve deleted this one and installed that!
Does not work at all. Sits and spins.
Love ESPN, hate the App 3/5
I love the overall Sports News Coverage that ESPN provides but your technology is awful! It’s 2019 - Spend some budget on mobile developers to speed up the entire app, sending irrelevant news stories, fix all the bugs with videos not playing after clicking on the link or playing on top of one another, removing those awful 15 second ad for EVERY SINGLE TIME I watch any highlight (seriously annoying and unnecessary). C’mon ESPN step up your game.
Blocked from usage 5/5
By Awe thanks to the
ESPN+ SUBSCRIPTION I A SCAM! 1/5
The ESPN+ subscription is a scam, it works only if you have ESPN tv subscription and Apple will not refund it so stay away!
If it ain't broke don't fix it. 1/5
Every update makes app worse. Go back to 1.0. I can't get into my favorites any more, I can't follow the Tour de France, and I can't figure out how to find what I want. I don't want to sign in to Facebook or Twitter.
Terrible. I can’t get the sports I want and can’t get rid of the ones I don’t. The app is so slow I can’t even send feedback.
Video and audio out of sync on Version 6.7.2 1/5
By cavalier baller
Audio out of sync and ahead of video on highlights! Unacceptable!!!
Don’t get it for appletv 1/5
I will cancel it. It doesn’t work with AppleTV.
Garbage load time 1/5
Open & freeze. Wait 30+ sec until useable. If useable. Wonderful I am forced to use it now.
Says will stream wimbledon 1/5
Gets your money for espn+ then doesn't stream the final.
Too Many Adds 👎🏽😡 3/5
By The Jet 12
Way to many ads. Every 5 seconds in a video on the app there is a add and it’s so annoying. If you want to watch a bunch of adds this app is for you.
Horribly slow, glitchy, unresponsive 1/5
Not very happy, love watching UFC fights but can’t even get through one with the app constantly glitching or buffering. I don’t like not being able to see how far I am fast forwarding, and once I do hit play it’s taken at least 3 minutes to catch up so I’m sitting waiting staring at a frozen screen. I am very disappointed that UFC sold to ESPN and that this is my only option. Get it together ESPN!
By Images uploaded ASAP 12345678
I downloaded the app and paid for a subscription with the intent to watch a baseball game with my dad, but you need a cable account to do so! I don’t have cable and have zero desire to ever have cable! This is bait and switch garbage, a subscription should be enough! DONT WASTE YOUR TIME!
I love ESPN and use it every day. I have problems streaming ESPN. It will work fine for a couple of hours but the video will eventually freeze. Hoping for a fix for that. Did not have that problem with watch ESPN. Watch ESPN works much better for steaming. It should not have never killed before you you fixed ESPN
Terrible App 1/5
Trying to watch the NBA Summer League. It’s supposed to be on ESPN2 on TV and on the app. It’s not on TV; the ticker says see it on ESPNu and on the app. The app only has the Spanish version. And when I try to hook my phone up to the TV through the HDMI connection, only the voice comes through. The screen on the phone and TV are black. Other apps don’t do this and HDMI viewing is fine. This is a garbage app.
The old WatchESPN app never spoiled a match for me 1/5
At the start of Wimbledon 2019, ESPN (by coincidence) phased out their WatchESPN app in favor of offering on-demand replays in this ESPN app, which would be acceptable if this app didn’t feature news highlights listed above actual match replays. WatchESPN had the usual streaming app problems with occasionally buggy controls and casting features, just like this one does, but it never spoiled a match for me.
This ESPN app has sections for ‘News’ ‘Home’ ‘Watch’ and ‘more’. In the Watch section, you select a sport and then that sport (in my case Tennis) has a series of rows. The first two rows for Tennis featured various unrelated highlights (Team Tennis) and options for additional tennis coverage beyond Wimbledon.
But row 3, ‘Related’, listed before the on-demand replays mind you, featured videos that SPOILED THE RESULTS OF MATCHES. Videos in row 3 included ‘Player X tops Player Y in epic fifth set to win Wimbledon’ and ‘Player X celebrates by tasting Centre Court grass’. Row 4 finally listed what you would actually go to the ‘Watch’ section of the app to see: replays of recent matches, Men’s Championship included.
So now, rather than enjoy an epic five-set final at the premier tennis event of the year, which I couldn’t enjoy live due to other obligations, I get to put it on in the background, knowing the outcome, while I catch up on paperwork, due solely to ESPN’s god-awful UX design. Thanks a lot.
Finally, because complaining without offering a solution never helps anyone, here’s an easy fix for any ESPN app devs that read this review. Don’t include news, results, match highlights, etc. in the Watch section. Put them in the News section, behind a header for the sport that prevents people from stumbling into it. Anything that would spoil the outcome of a contest, tennis or otherwise, should be cordoned off, out of the Watch section, and it certainly shouldn’t be prominently featured above replays where fans who can’t watch live have the experience ruined for them.
Summer league 3/5
Why is it only broadcasting in Spanish?
Just terrible 1/5
This is by far the worst app I have ever used. Once in a while it works smoothly, but the very vast majority of the time it freezes up on the first page. Like a fool, I still continue to try to use it, thinking magically it will work. You’d think a company like ESPN could find some decent app designers, but apparently that’s not a priority.
Horrible app 1/5
App is complicated, pushing, unable to find replays , change to worse compared to espn watch. Rey bad “ update”, actually can’t believe you passed this to public. Scandal...
DVR controls 3/5
Good app but add dvr controls to playback!
Cost to much for a free app 1/5
I have never really used another sports app so I do not have much to compare it to but it does have problems loading content often. Also several articles you have to pay for to read and there is no filter to just show the free ones. Paid for the espn plus and you cannot even watch the stuff that is airing on espn so unless you care about some division 3 team in South Carolina it is not really worth much. Currently trying other apps and ditching this one.
Forced into this "Version" 1/5
On an iPhone 8 and the app with not completely load. I have to uninstall and reinstall for it to work - just once. Then if I try to reload it again it freezes. Works on iPad, not phone. Hoping there's an update soon!
Works when you don’t need it 1/5
If you want to watch 3 minute clips of Steven A Smith a week after they air, this app is great. If you actually want to watch live sports or programming you’re just going to watch loading symbols and get dumped off of login screens.
This app is trash. Super buggy and now when I go to use my subscription, I can’t even watch basic events because my “subscription doesn’t allow for this content”. It tells me to upgrade my subscription but doesn’t explain how or even what content is included in my subscription. It’s truly a shame ESPN has a monopoly on sports content because if basically ANY other major sports service was available I would rather use it. Thanks for making me miss the Wimbledon final.
Slow. Very slow. Painfully slow. Did I mention slow?
This app never works properly. You have to open and close it multiple times, and sometimes delete and download again to work. Crap.
By Dont Buy!!!!!!!!!!!!
Piece of trash in terms of content, if you don’t have cable subscription you can’t watch Wimbledon semi or finals as this is blacked out...what is the point of this app!
Duplicate Charges - BEWARE! 1/5
By Money man 2016
I tried to log in with the mobile version using my existing subscription. However, it created a second subscription and charged me another $4.99. I immediately cancelled but unable to reach anyone to correct and get a refund.
Very disappointing!!! 1/5
Got subscription to watch Wimbledon and what a huge disappointment!
1. Extremely difficult to navigate the app.
2. For $4.99 you can’t watch the most popular matches, unless you subscribe to ESPN through your TV provider.
No where in the description of the app it stated that purchasing this subscription will not enable you to watch top games/matches! It’s only either on Demand for extra money, or by upgrading your TV’ subscription. So you end up with an option of either watching second rated program, or not watching it at all...
It’s very sad how money has become the ruling point and everything that used to be so accessible through ESPN 3 to the most, is no longer on the table.
Cancelled subscription, it was a waste of money, was unable to watch ANY of the matches i wanted to see... It’s very sad whoever made this business decision and made this horrible move from ESPN3 to this good for nothing app.
Piece of total garbage 1/5
Never loads anymore, I have an iPhone 8 and app opens the first page and stops loading, WHAT A GARBAGE
iOS 11.0 1/5
This new app will not work with any iOS below 11.0. Also, the old app will not work at all. I'm sure there are huge numbers of us who cannot update to 11.0 and therefore cannot ever use the ESPN app again - old or new. Maybe ESPN gets a commission when we have to throw away our old iPhones and iPads 😫
Terrible app. I used to enjoy watching ESPN, but now their app won’t let me plug my iPad into TV and display sports. So deleted the app and will no longer watch ESPN sports or see their sponsored ads. When you become so elitist you don’t allow me to display ESPN wherever I take my iPad or iPhone you lose.
The new app is slow, cluttered and do not allow to transfer the image to your tv, this SUCKSSSS
This app. crashes on both iPhone and iPad running latest iOS. I have to delete and reinstall each time I want to use it. Pretty trashy performance for such a big company. BOO!
Annoying calendar on score tab 2/5
If you don’t check the score tab the same day as the event the date resets to Jan 1st. Wanted to see match details from Wimbledon yesterday (July 13) and because there are no events left/scheduled for today for that category, the calendar defaulted to Jan 1st. Rather annoying and I would think an easy fix to default the calendar picker to today’s date and allow the user to select the event date needed for their inquiry.
Never works 1/5
My espn app never opens anymore. It just sits there with a white screen. Espn + never works. Canceled my subscription. What a waste.
Something wrong 1/5
With the app. It’s the only app that buffers on my tv. I used to stream thru my Apple TV 4K and this app buffered like crazy. Called in to customer service and they told me to uninstall and reinstall the app. It would still buffer. Bought a brand new 2019 qled smart tv and the built in app still buffers. It’s the worst when watching live sports especially PPV events ...Please fix this somehow.
I always have issues with this app! It’s terrible but only way to watch UFC. just tuned in and watched the last fight/ main event at 10 pm when the main fight card was supposed to start! Missed it even with UFC & ESPN notifications on my calendar :/
Not worth the cost 1/5
By espn not worth it
Please be aware that certain programs on ESPN are not available on ESPN Plus (ie Wimbledon finals). So limited utility, and not willing to provide a refund.
gives spoilers 1/5
cannot watch replays without finding out the outcome of the game. useless.