WatchESPN - An Overview of ESPN's Mobile App
by, 09-22-2012 at 06:41 AM (2652 Views)
WatchESPN is a mobile and online version of the popular sports TV network that allows subscribers to watch their favorite EPSN shows and live events on their mobile device, according to a May 2012 article on USAToday.com.
What is WatchESPN?
WatchESPN is an app that is free to download on computers and mobile devices which allows people to view 24/7 live programming from ESPN networks, according to ESPN.Go.com. Online and mobile viewers can enjoy programming with few or even no ads.
Dozens of providers are compatible with Watch ESPN, including:
AT&T DSL and Uverse
Time Warner Cable
Verizon FiOS TV
There are many more providers. A full list can be seen here.
Where to Download the App
Downloading the app is simple. People can go to the iTunes App Store, Google Play or WatchESPN.com. The app asks for the user's television provider and then all someone has to do is enter their TV subscription username and password to begin downloading the WatchESPN app.
Types of Programming Offered
Through the app, subscribers can stream live feeds or content from four pay TV networks, including
ESPN 3 (formerly ESPN Broadband and ESPN 360)
A major advantage to the app is the ability to get access on the go to live feeds, such as ESPN Buzzer Beater for college basketball and ESPN Goal Line for college football. The app also makes it possible to view all of ESPN's regular programming, such as the popular Monday Night Football show.
Latest News and Updates
The WatchESPN app was launched in 2011, and like every new app there were some issues. Updates have fixed some problems. According to TopAppsToday.com, a critical fix is available for version 1.6.2 issues. Anyone experiencing problems from the 1.6.2 or earlier versions can download the 1.6.3 version free, which should fix known problems.
ESPN3 also now supports AirPlay, which should be available in the future for the other networks.
The WatchESPN app is available free to all paid ESPN subscribers.