ESPN: Live Sports & Scores

ESPN: Live Sports & Scores

  • Category: Sports
  • Release Date: 2009-06-02
  • Current Version: 6.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 108.08 MB
  • Developer: ESPN
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.2 or later.
  • Rating Count: 621 902


Stream live games, check the latest scores or watch the best highlights with the best brand in sports: ESPN. Pick your favorite teams and leagues to get started. Home: Highlights and scores from what you care about. Your feed will dynamically change based on what you need to know. From news about your favorite sports or favorite team playing right now, the home tab has you covered. Scores: Fast access to scores for your favorite teams and leagues. We curate the top games of the day so you can keep up on the NBA playoffs or the MLB's latest rivalries. Want more scores from a particular team or league? Just add it as a favorite! Watch: Stream events on ESPN networks, including MLB, NFL, College Football, NBA, College Basketball games and more. Watch on-demand shows like Get Up! or First Take. Subscribe to ESPN+ for access to thousands of events; Binge on great documentaries such as O.J. Made in America plus get access to exclusive shows like Details, featuring Kobe Bryant's inside perspective on the NBA. Listen: Subscribe to your favorite ESPN Podcasts like the Lowe Post, or listen live to ESPN Radio. Live Streaming with ESPN+: Subscribe to ESPN+ for thousands of live events. Get games from around the sports world, both live and on-demand, along with access to ESPN's best films and new exclusive shows. Watch anywhere, on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. Live Streaming with your TV provider: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, SEC Network, SEC Network Plus, ESPNews ESPN Deportes, and Longhorn Network are all available to stream live in the ESPN App. Access to live video is determined by your TV provider and package and, in some instances, your Internet service provider. *Due to contractual limitations with certain content, especially play-by-play broadcasts, there are times when the schedule that's on-air won't match the schedule that's online. If you have specific schedule questions, please contact the station directly by visiting their website. ESPN+ Subscription Terms -Access ESPN+ for $4.99 monthly, or $49.99 annually. You will automatically be billed for the full amount of your subscription every 30 days if you purchase a monthly subscription, or every 365 days if you purchase an annual subscription. -Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase, unless you are offered and are eligible for a free trial. If you receive a free trial, you will be charged when your free trial period ends. Your account will be automatically charged for renewal, at the above purchase price, within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. If you cancel prior to such 24 hour period, you will not be charged for the following applicable subscription period. -Your subscription may be managed, and you can turn off auto-renewal, by going to your iTunes account settings after purchase. -No refunds for the current subscription period are granted. Cancellations of the current subscription take effect at the conclusion of the current subscription period. Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - ESPN+ Subscriber Agreement - Before you download this app, please consider that it includes advertising, some of which may be targeted to your interests. You may choose to control targeted advertising within mobile applications by using your mobile device settings (for example, by re-setting your device's advertising identifier and/or opting out of interest based ads). Please note: This app features Nielsen's proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen's TV Ratings. Please see for more information. You may also visit Settings in the app to opt out of Nielsen measurement.



  • Streaming is batting .100

    By Rxpcali
    How do you have a streaming app that only works 1 out of 10 times? Batting .100 is a surefire way to get sent down to single A, maybe just let go altogether. I can’t tell you how many times I see this error message: “We’re sorry, something didn’t work quite right. Please try again.” Maddening. Worst. App. Ever.
  • Seria A soccer ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️👍🏼

    By palermo!!!
    The app needs work but I’m thrilled to be able to watch all the Italian League soccer ⚽️ matches live and on replay PLEASE add 15 or 30 Second skip or fordward botton. Also when stopping a program been able to start again at where you left off on another device or another time. I see now you have Spanish broadcasting and English how about getting “ITALIAN” broadcasting!!!🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 that would be great and would give you five stars.
  • Too many ads

    By ChrisDiek
    There are so many ads when watching highlight videos. Have to watch a 15 second ad between each one. I have gotten to the point where I will just go the the teams website for highlights
  • ESPN

    By nthhsbdgskeb
    To many notifications
  • Surprisingly bad

    By JonGaltpilot
    Give me what I want. Not what you think I might want. Don’t want to know about everything. I’m busy.

    By Woodside CC
    When you follow a sports league I wish you could rank the teams you want to see first. Example: NY Mets are in wildcard hunt three teams are ahead of them. When I see the mlb games I want those three teams listed first if they are playing. Should be able to adjust the order of teams when you follow a league. Giving 1 star only hoping someone at ESPN sees this. It’s the best sports app out there easily deserves five stars. Sorry for the low ranking.. just trying to get an interns attention.
  • Good notifications, terrible user interface

    By S-123123-
    When I want to look up specific sports teams in the search bar, I can’t find the team I’m looking for. For example, I typed in “USA men’s national team” and the only option to select was the US u17 team. I tried a few different variations to try and find the USA soccer team and it never came up. The app from 5 years ago is by far better than this one. Better off going with a different sports app to get your teams and leagues on. I do like how you have a scroll tab for your favorite leagues, however when you tap on one you only will see when those teams are playing. You won’t be able to find the tables/leaderboards and news pages unless you go back into the search bar and good luck finding your team/league again. I wish they had a favorites page that worked and a search that worked.
  • Alerts and notifications

    By Dan Cleve
    This app keeps changing my notifications and alerts so I keep receiving alerts for teams and other things that I didn’t even want
  • What is going on?

    By Jexes23
    Two videos playing at once. The video I click play on is not the video that is playing. Fix this crap.
  • Terrible app…

    By PackerPride
    I love ESPN and everything involved in it, except for the app. This app is the worst app I’ve ever used. It freezes every time I use it and chrome casting is out of the question. I bought a ESPN+ and was super excited to watch original shows and get fantasy advise. The app is unusable at best. Fix it…PLEASE!!
  • Tap a breaking news notification: get sent to the front page...

    By Jav_eee
    Where you can’t see the article you tapped on! Nor can you easily find it.
  • So slow...

    By eprieto3
  • Can't turn off breaking news

    By Jermzone
    I hate that I have to change the notifications every time there is an update
  • Widget

    By scott6371
    Your widget disappeared on last update
  • One thing

    By LLJ_RIP X
    I love this app, it is definitely the #1 ranked sports app, And I am a huge sports fan, I watch WNBA, NBA, MLB, NFL, NCAA sports, and Racing, so I am gonna follow a lot of player I follow not even half of my favorite basketball players it told me I have too many players, why do they have a max player limit??? It doesn’t make any sense to me. It is a minor problem and it is my only concern. But If the developer sees this please fix if you can’t please tell me why, but otherwise this app is a MUST DOWNLOAD for sports fans. If it wasn’t for that Player limit this would be a Five Star... if there was more stars, maybe more!
  • Needs an update

    By launcha new app
    Great app 5 years ago. Hasn’t been updated since and has become clunky and suuuuper slow.

    By Queef1000000000000
  • Crashes

    By Waaaaaaaaaap
    All the time...
  • Not impressed

    By 492749$.!29
    The app will open but freezes immediately.
  • Need to add feature for YouTube TV

    By Redbirdgangipad
    Need to upgrade the app so that it can be used interchangeably with non-cable television providers such as YouTube TV. Seems a bit silly that ESPN which has arguably one of the most cutting edge streaming platforms would still only have the capability of integrating with the industry’s dinosaurs old school cable/satellite providers.
  • ESPN Plus

    By JMZ24
    ESPN plus is not worth subscribing to because you can’t even stream recent UFC events or regular ESPN past events
  • Good app besides small bugs

    By rareraul
    Please fix the casting feature on the app
  • Great source for content but super buggy app

    By Nismo_Lee
    I’m one of those sports content addicts. So I rely on this app everyday to listen to podcasts and radio shows. But the app itself is horrible. Constantly crashes. Listening on Bluetooth audio causes an issue where audio won’t stream unless you close and reopen the app. Playing from a locked screen is very difficult. It’s like my cat. Sometimes it wants to play, other times it won’t do anything. Reinstalled multiple times. Basically I only use this app to listen live. If I want to listen to a podcast I have to use a 3rd party app that’s more stable. As much money as espn/Disney makes, youd think they’d make sure their apps were functional & stable.
  • Bugs and Glitches

    By sportsfan 1
    Only app on my phone that never works properly. Videos take forever to load and don’t come through clear. The screen freezes and the app force closes all the time.
  • Stopped working

    By TimmyGibs
    App stopped working at all, won’t load any info, ive updated it and deleted/redownloaded and it still won’t work.
  • Don’t load

    By Sal Aragona
    Appreciate crashing Loads slowly and freezes
  • New updated app

    By whoelse79
    Can’t even watch anything live anymore in the new app. It just says load video player again. Just want to watch First Take. Pretty sure this is there way of making me get espn+
  •!!raise downloads by 10 times

    By Gurtha Belfrage
    Looking for combine promotion games/apps, we can provide ASO service, daily installs can reach 1000+. visit us at:, Every one can get a test promtoin fot 3 days now!
  • Tuesday night

    By dan j08051951
    I have just about had it. Perez Sutticliff and the play by play guy need to call the game and quit doing the “ 6 o’clock news”. They are continually talking with the cameras on them and missing the game call. Please get them to stop. MLB sure doesn’t do it.
  • They blackout the NYY/Oakland game

    By viewer no more
    Very disappointed in ESPN (once again) for letting down viewers in the New York area by blacking out last minute the NYY/Oakland A’s game on 8/20 ... even though it was apparently scheduled on the ESPN lineup earlier. Was this a last minute business decision or deal by marketing? A real disgrace and complete letdown to the local audience (which is not, incidentally, an insignificant market).
  • Never Worked. Always jammed.

    By scottare
    It has worked once in the 8 months I’ve had the app. Otherwise it’s been frozen on an incomplete home screen.
  • Streaming needs work

    By Askljf
    Streaming to my chromecast is a struggle. The video will disconnect constantly. Netflix and Hulu do not have this problem. Also there is no “+10 button” when streaming, so it’s hard to maneuver through the videos. Lastly the app rarely keeps track of where you last stopped watching a video. So a majority of the time I’ll have to find the video again and start from the beginning. Big negatives when I only have this app to stream and watch the fights.
  • Update Drains Batteries

    By MacManIsHere
    I have always loved this app and use it daily. Recent updates REALLY drain my battery. It’s not my phone or battery- I have a new battery. No other app affects my phone like this. I don’t want to stop using it. This is my favorite app, but I’ve greatly reduced my usage of my ESPN app. Please look into this if you would be so kind to do so. Thank you.
  • Almost everything is perfect!

    By car all the way
    ESPN is a great app for any sport it gives you news pregame talk shows it really goes on and on but today when I was watching football it ESPN stopped me from watching it and said I had to pay for it then it said I had to pay everything else on the watch section on ESPN.
  • Trash

    By datbmayguy
    This app is utter trash. I've been using it for years, but that's only because they have the most access and inside stuff. The app itself is just not user friendly and if it isn't throwing an auto video add at you, it's throwing a video you didn't choose to watch at you. It absolutely will not work on wifi either. No, it's not a phone issue. I'm running across 4 phones so far and all the same result, also my friends all have the same issue. On top of that, i already pay for an insider and plus acct, but i still get hit with ads? nah. this app can eat it.
  • Bugged

    No issues until last update. When I open app it auto plays whatever headline it wants and then app freezes. Stop the auto play crap...
  • Is there an alternative app?

    By Smash Williams
    So I was continuing to use the WatchESPN app because I'm only interested in streaming and replays of games. Since I can no longer use that app I thought I would try this one. That seems to be a no-go due to me not having a newer iOS on my iPhone. Am I now stuck with the DIRECTV app being my only "legal" option to watch ESPN via mobile phone?
  • App freezes when opening

    By Buckeyemax
    Since last update, app freezes more often than not when opening. Closing and reopening does not work. Very frustrating.
  • Unusable

    By StuSimpson
    This app has been unusable for months. I’ve deleted it 4 or 5 times with no help. I open it and it just spins. WiFi or LTE. I use to love it! 🙄
  • Bad

    By morfordmilker
    Use to be great , now it freezes
  • Alert annoyance

    By Snowsquall
    If I could give it zero stars, I would. App will take it upon itself to turn on Breaking News alerts even after you have turned it off for the 100th time. The ESPN tune will chime in at some of the most inopportune moments. It’s almost to the point where it’s not even worth having the app if it’s going to sound off when it wants to. I have just uninstalled it, and it’s with mixed feelings as the app does provide a comprehensive, real-time view of the sports world. Nonetheless, the unwanted alerts have made the app aggravating enough to remove it for the foreseeable future and rely on Google to get scores. Other than that, it’s a pretty good sports app. Runs a little slow sometimes.
  • Turned off notifications in-app, yet still receive them

    By KylePA15
    I had turned off ALL notifications for Manchester United, since I use an app specific for soccer. I unfavorited ManUtd and yet still receive notifications during the game. Obviously that doesn't work so I have to turn off notifications entirely from ESPN, because I still get notifications from teams I don't even have set to recieve notifications from.
  • Ads are out of control

    By klimbtime
    30 second ads for twenty second video? Ads for pretty much every video? Out of control.
  • Waste of time

    By Bean 65
    The Watch ESPN app was very good. It was easy to see what was on and easy to find what I wanted. This app is so convoluted that I can drive home and watch something before I can find it on here. I’m sure the inconvenience of this app is geared to push you to the + app for $5 a month. Sorry. I already pay WAY too much for cable and your bundle is a large part of that ridiculous price.
  • Please stop sending me breaking news

    By LJLAB
    I edit my Preferences and Alerts to shut off Breaking News once a month and it keeps being turned back on. Please stop spamming me.
  • Great when it works

    By Gainz o'clock
    This app has a lot of bugs, it’s like walking in to a Cabellas, you see all this cool stuff, but no employees to help you, with anything, at all.
  • Cal this bad boy Victor Fries

    By Lonelobo8
    Loads. Freezes. 🔁
  • Great but for notification bug

    By tlczek
    I rely on the ESPN app to send me notifications as I’ve chosen for my favorite teams. For the most part it has been great for that but for one minor but increasingly irritating exception. Every so often (maybe every month or so), the Breaking News notification option gets set to “ON”. Every time this happens, I have to go into Preferences and Alerts, scroll down, and deselect the Breaking News option. Hearing the ESPN alert sound when I know I’ve only set it for announcing the status of games being played by only a handful of teams, then checking the update to find it’s some random bit of sports news (most recently boxing, which I don’t follow at all) is confusing and frustrating. I think “Oh! Did I forget a game is starting?” Then see a news alert I don’t care about and realize that once again I need to go into the app simply to turn off a preference I never turned on. Next time it happens, I’m turning Apple Watch alerts for ESPN off, and the time after that, I’m just turning off all notifications.
  • Great for scores, limits with everything else

    By Angelino Evan
    I’ve had the app for a few years now, and overall it’s interface and customizability has made many improvements. Their articles are also top notch. I’m a soccer fan, mostly global domestic leagues, and espn does a pretty poor job of coverage of the sport in the US. They used to show highlights for many of the top leagues worldwide, and without any warning they stopped playing any highlights from EPL games, which to me is a pretty big deal to miss out on. Even things like baseball too, where they used to have “sportscenter” style highlights for each game, now you just get a link to some random play from that game rather than a true highlight summary reel. I shelled out for espn+ because I thought I could get access to a lot more, but honestly it isn’t all that much. Unless you like the espn documentaries, podcasts, or UFC, I find I’m paying $5/month really just to skip commercials and a couple in depth articles (nice feature, but not sure if it’s worth that much). Lastly, obviously they are a huge company, but their customer service is pretty poor. I’ve reached out a couple times, get a quick response saying “we appreciate your feedback...” but really I’m just punted to some other department and never hear back or get resolution. So if you run into an issue or want to voice your opinion on the app, I wouldn’t expect much out of that.