ESPN: Live Sports & Scores

ESPN: Live Sports & Scores

  • Category: Sports
  • Release Date: 2009-06-02
  • Current Version: 6.14
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 104.31 MB
  • Developer: ESPN
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
  • Rating Count: 656 510


Watch thousands of live events and shows from the ESPN networks plus get scores, on-demand news, highlights, and expert analysis. Subscribe to the ESPN+ streaming service for live sports, exclusive originals, premium articles, fantasy tools, and more. Watch on ESPN: • NFL (Monday Night Football) • NBA • MLB • College Sports (football, basketball, baseball, softball, and more) • Golf (The Masters) • Soccer (UEFA Euro and MLS) • Tennis (Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open) • eSports • ESPN Shows (SportsCenter, PTI, First Take, Sportsnation, NBA: The Jump, and more) • ESPN+ Subscribers: Stream exclusive live sports and ESPN+ Originals without cable--all in HD. Sign up for ESPN+ and get access to the streaming service that delivers live sports from the best leagues in the world plus premium articles and fantasy tools. Get live events from the UFC, MLS, NHL, international soccer, college sports, and more. Enjoy the complete 30 for 30 library and exclusive ESPN+ Original shows from the biggest names in sports including Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning, Dana White, Kevin Durant, Alex Morgan, and more all inside the ESPN app. Highlights and scores from what you care about. From news about your favorite sports or team playing right now, the home tab has you covered. Fast access to scores for your favorite teams and leagues and the top games of the day in the scores tab. Also, subscribe to your favorite ESPN Podcasts or listen live to ESPN Radio. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, SECN, and more 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 - Your California Privacy Rights - Do Not Sell My Information - 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.



  • Can’t project via HDMI

    By dalijet
    This app seems to block projecting via HDMI. I can do that with Netflix, Amazon Video, TennisTV, YouTube.... but not ESPN. Why?
  • Terrible quality

    By Hand entrain mdkentbdjsucjen
    Have had the ESPN app for several years now, they must have the most incompetent IT team that manages quality control for streaming because it hasn’t improved since WatchESPN dropped.
  • Garbage unless you have a tv made after 2017

    By kill o whats thematter
    Won’t stream to tv without additional device.
  • Ablixk

    By julio norman
    This app seriously needs to go back to the old update this new update is garbage. It usually signs in your tv provider connecting threw your WiFi now it’s telling me to put in my optimum id which i don’t have rn. #sotrash #needstogobacktothereoldways
  • Horrible

    By Aalfredo3
    Cant stream anything from the espn+. Its terrible.
  • Not good

    By jimmythemonkey1
    The buggiest app in the App Store. Good chance I won’t be an ESPN + member for much longer based on this alone. Seriously guys, you should be disappointed in yourselves and we both know you can do so much better than this.
  • Slow slow slow, and way too many ads..

    By MoPops
    I swear, every time I go to the espn app it just sits there, loading. It’s the only app I have that’s like that. I shut it down more times than not. I just don’t have the patience to wait for it to load. Let alone to navigate to another page. If I do wait it out and want to see what’s coming up on a game this weekend, I have to sit through ads. Watch a video for a few minutes, then more ads. I’m deleting the app.
  • ESPN stream

    By prihutch
    This is awful, used to work but all I get now after reinstalling is a blank screen. Prihutch
  • Really?

    By SpOrTs 🤧
    Why does this app seem so insufficient? The videos never clear up to view, with poor quality, until the last three-four seconds of the highlight. Before that though, you must watch a fifteen - thirty seconds of advertisements before watching a ten second clip of you favorite player, in which you can’t even clearly see. Sports should NOT be such a harsh charge on the viewers who supply these organizations and athletes with their own wages. This is ridiculous... make sports better for the fans.
  • Pushy

    By Tom Kennard
    I like the fact I can select teams but find the feed pushy. I don’t care about the NBA, Soccer, tennis, golf or anything that I didn’t select. This app constantly puts the sports that I don’t care about up front. I get they fired half their employees over the last few years and these are the sports they promote, but they need to get back to basics if they want to succeed.
  • Horrible Responsiveness and Slow App

    By CL user 34557
    Throughout the past use of this app when they were separate from “scores” the video playback and casting abilities were great. ESPN had a great app that enables user to stream a great amount of content. However, recently the app has become sluggish and response time has dwindled to a near stop! I cast all videos from the app to the TV and after the initial cast, it takes forever to click on a mother. Also, the app freezes and does NOT register any other touches for minutes on end. ESPN, you had a winner, but now you’re making it harder on people and users! Take some of that Disney money and invest it into your mobile capabilities. You are going to lose another user if these simple issues persist.
  • Keeps crashing on iPad

    By landoctor94
    On both my iPad Pro 9.7 and iPad Pro 10.5 the app crashes on launch. It opens and loads for a little bit and if I’m quick enough and select a stream sometimes I can watch my game, but 90% of the time it crashes. It seems to have happened after I signed in with my DirectTV account. Please fix this :)
  • Auto renewal after cancellation

    By twbraswell
    How can you advertise that you are espn+ but you can’t even watch espn on that app if you pay for espn+? Not only that you have to have a tv subscription to watch espn at all. Secondly I was charged for a second month of espn+ even though I had cancelled my subscription the day I added it because I added it because I have Hulu and Disney + but linking all those is such an absurd process it is ridiculous. I expect a refund for espn+ because it is worthless. You get nothing different than what I already got on the free espn app. And now I can’t even find a way to speak with someone about this problem. All I can find is this stupid review thing so I hope someone reads it at least and doesn’t purchase it due to what happened to me.
  • Terrible

    By Commisar
    Terrible. Cannot watch live shows
  • iPad Version Crash

    By Elbe510
    After the last update, the ESPN iPad App crashes as soon as you click on it.
  • Continues ESPN tradition of maximum bugs

    By Syd_DC
    What can I say.. ESPN does not believe in any sort of quality control before dumping their apps on us..
  • Broken

    By BeingDS
    You get an alert for an interesting-sounding article. You tap on it, app starts... and it’s either some other random article, or a blank screen. You close the app, re-open it. The article you get the push alert for is nowhere to be found. No amount of scrolling reveals it. I have had this app for ~4 months, engaging with it most days. I have yet, ONE TIME, to read an article that I got a push notification for — do they even exist? This app is a freaking mess.
  • Buggy, Constantly Crashes, “No data”

    By bdk6767
    Fully updated, this app crashes constantly for me. Often when looking at the standings, it takes forever to load (I’m on WiFi) and says there is “No data” for NHL Wild Card standings. I click on an article, and it loads a blanks page. This type of thing shouldn’t happen when on WiFi.
  • Espn plus does not stream all Australia Open matches

    By Mylink
    Whyy??? It doesn’t show the most important matches!
  • Video player controls disappear

    By josuewithdds
    Can’t do anything when in full screen mode video after the controls disappear. Have to close out the app and reopen. Absolutely abysmal user experience, how did this get past code reviews/tests?
  • Unuseable

    By appledumplingang
    This app is kind of like trying to download web pages in 1994. Completely unusable. Get your crap together or get out of it ESPN.
  • Lots of long ads

    By CJ201234
    Unacceptable number of ads even for paid users.
  • Useless notifications

    By Availableusername10083
    Used to keep “breaking news” alerts on since ESPN would actually keep me updated on IMPORTANT stories in sports, now I swear I get 10 breaking news alerts from this app a day, and 9 of them are absolutely useless.
  • Videos slow and pixelated over 5G

    By Imaldo10
    Complete garbage
  • ESPN

    By mattcobbler89
    Had ordered a ufc fight and watched the pre fights up to the main event then it buffered for a solid minute. When it started back playing the fight was over! Then the next day I looked at my bank Act. And seen where I was charged 2 times for the same fight and the monthly subscription under the same act. No refunds after trying to settle this problem with Roku who was one of the suppliers and Apple was the other. Upset
  • Pathetic & Inconsistent

    By Elvis W.
    Terrible app. Got it mainly to watch the Australian Open on. Supposed to have access to all the courts. About half of them work half the time. Some of them have actual names of the players in the matches, some don't. They will say "Court 2". If you search for a player you want to watch that's currently playing, sometimes you find them, sometimes you don't. Absolutely inconsistent and pathetic. This stupid app makes something that should be so simple, borderline impossible: finding a particular event to watch. HAVE ONE PAGE WITH A LIST OF COURTS AND THE NAMES OF THE PLAYERS! PURE TRASH. Matches take HOURS. It shouldn't be impossible to update twenty-something courts every now and then. Good lord, you're getting paid for this.
  • App doesn’t work with Airplay 2

    By Ra1129
    App does not work with Airplay 2 on my Vizio P75-F1. Bought McGregor fight and couldn’t watch it on big screen had to move guest into office and watch it on small 43 inch TV that has ESPN app built in. Airplay works FLAWLESSLY on YouTube, HBO go app and several others it’s just this app that has the issue. Update the dam app why did I pay good money for the ESPN + service when I need to watch it on a small screen instead of the big screen I got it for??????
  • Ads

    By Birdieshot96
    Pretty well done app in most aspects but making users watch a 30 second ad for a minute long video is ridiculous
  • Dark Mode Needs Work

    By Yaksyodel
    For example, the game flow and win probability displays are almost impossible to see when teams have a dark color line. Still my go-to app for Gamecasts.
  • ESPN makes so much money buy can’t make a good app

    Hot garbage. Logs you out of your provider every day. Notifications for score updates are wrong constantly. They send notifications for the dumbest things. When you click on a notification that actually is interesting it takes you to some other random article. The watch live events is the absolute worst. It crashes constantly. It’s free though so whatever
  • ESPN channel

    By Moebettee
    With the ESPN + subscription we should at least get one ESPN channel with the subscription!
  • Please add PBA to the app!

    By Horselover11226633
    I downloaded this app hoping to find updates on Professional Bowling. I have recently become interested in the sport and watch it when my favorite MLB teams aren’t playing. I think some people would enjoy if bowling was added to the list of sports to follow.
  • Trash app

    By Idisliketheespnapp
    I have had the app twice and the first time it would kick me out of my account and wouldn’t let me sign back in,now the second time I’ve had it it won’t even let me sign in to my account.I just don’t get it so I would not recommend this trash
  • Terrible service

    By eric zim
    When it came to the app, it’s fine. But having the service stream anything live, even if you pay extra for pay-pre-view, forget about it, so disappointed not only with the “service” but how customer service handled the situation, even saying they would take my refund away if I ask for any other manger, I only received my money back on the service not the pay-pre-view I payed for which NEVER worked. Even offering to send them multiple videos showing the service never working they declined and told me they couldn’t do anything for me because it showed on their end that I “watched” the service. I would not have called to waste my time if they hadn’t wasted mine, my 64.99 along with 49.99, and having many people over for the fight that night, ruined the night but expected WAY more from the company.
  • Still didn’t fix its biggest bugs. App is a joke.

    By Mickmeister17
    You STILL have OLD LOGO COLORS for many teams when you SWITCH to DARK MODE. University of Pittsburgh’s logo in DARK MODE is ALL GOLD AND THAT IS INCORRECT when you are following a game live. Plus the LACK OF CARE for player profiles for NHL & MLB is pathetic. You could put the same effort into those 2 sports as you do for NFL & MLB. I’m going back to using TheScore app.
  • False Advertising

    By Printing of Oz
    I purchased the subscription for a year to be able to buy the ppv at 50% off. Terms claimed that the event could be purchased within 48 hours but even though I purchased with in 10 minutes it charged me full price. Getting a hold of apple to resolve this is pretty much impossible. I called ESPN+ customer care and they are useless.
  • Can’t login to espn+

    By DrummingAddict
    Can’t login. The sign in page is blank.
  • Slow and slower

    By ontimatter
    I’ve had this app for a while. It has shown no improvement over time still a majority of the time it doesn’t even work. The app freezes and can’t even load the basic home screen. The concept of this is great, but the execution is very sloppy and choppy!!
  • App doesn’t work

    By Junior cofresi
    App is not working on my IPhone I don’t not know but it needs to be fixed ASAP.
  • Not happy

    By Crimclerk
    We are Americans living in Canada and can not watch anything live because we are here. Subscriptions to ESPN have to be cancelled now because of it. SUPER frustrating
  • How about you don’t experience technical difficulties when I try to cancel

    By Rd2one
    How about you don’t experience technical difficulties when I try to cancel
  • Not working properly

    By Test taker..
    Buttons are freezing and not responding. Videos cut off and do not finish. App refreshes to home page and I lose the article, video or program I am watching. Very frustrating....
  • Dificult

    By Marcoseus
    Why is so hard to connect to Roku? Make you unplug your device? And then wait 50 minutes? Please help Impossible to connect to streaming device.
  • Will break your WiFi Connection

    By Pupdup123
    Every time I run this app it messes up my WiFi connection forcing me to reboot my iPad. Not much fun watching my screen trying to load no matter how great the content is.
  • Disappointed

    By Tasha1728
    It’s not letting me download it I had it but it kept loading back up so I removed it and tried to add it back on my phone it would not let me
  • Alert happy

    By Tjschlin
    Doesn’t respect your alert settings. Even when you turn ALL of the notifications off it still sends alerts through the app.
  • Spam

    By Nickname3848191
    You can disable all of the notification setting and it still sends you crap ALL THE TIME. Time to delete this garbage, I can’t take it anymore!!!
  • Worst streaming service ever.

    By screw espn
    Even $5 a month is too much for this. Terrible streaming with chrome cast and roku. Slow and restarts constantly. Not worth it!
  • Easy in-app purchasing

    By Cuban mane
    Totally easy to buy the PPV on my iPhone then load it up on my tv through PlayStation 4.