ESPN: Live Sports & Scores

ESPN: Live Sports & Scores

  • Category: Sports
  • Release Date: 2009-06-02
  • Current Version: 6.49.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 137.44 MB
  • Developer: Disney
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 835 547


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 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 -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.



  • Thanks for F1

    By Hungvjkkjgfg
    You have F1 what is awesome! But your video constantly crashes and your blogs quality and quantity has plummeted. I think I speak for most fans when I say we want in depth analysis not Hollywood gossip or the new wokest take.
  • Lacking

    By Heismanziel
    Mostly, this does a great job of duplicating the experience of watching ESPN. You read what they find important, you see the scores they show you. Basically, if you miss watching SportsCenter on repeat in the summer of 2005 before you had a smartphone or a car, I recommend this app. The plus is that you can pick some teams and get curated deep cuts on the Akron Zips or whatever. The minus is that you wade through 20 spring baseball scores before (maybe) finding Champions Cup results (sub the sports you like/dislike here). It’s curated to what they want you to like and you just have to take it or leave it.
  • Too woke

    By newsguy11
    Littered with political garbage
  • Pop Out Ads???

    By TechieTexan
    One of my all-time favorite apps suddenly has ads that open in a new browser window without even being touched. What the holy heck, ESPN? Revenue down that much?
  • Too many ads

    By Deathshock
    It’s gotten out of control with the ads
  • Annoying Ads Scrolling down touch too sensitive

    By ppmiami
    Ads annoying now too sensitive while scroll down, this morning I got redirected like 5 times by scrolling down.
  • Terrible

    By BWAScrazy
    I only have this app because I’m a UFC fan. I have bought the year subscription ever since the UFC joined ESPN. They missed out on a lot more money from me. I would buy the PPV events if the site was worth a crap. Right now I’m trying to watch UFC 217. It will not play. I tried through Hulu, I have the bundle. I tried through the ESPN app on my fire stick, it won’t work. I cannot watch anything without having issues. Even the fight night events stream horribly. I have to wait until the fights are over and watch the replays. I have great internet that runs over 200mbs. ESPN+ is the only app I ever have issues with. I watch the PPV events for free on my laptop. How pathetic is it that I am able to do that with less issues than the app? This app doesn’t even deserve 1 star.
  • Why won’t this screen stop popping up?

    By fatgreta
    Every time I open ESPN app lately, or switch from one part of the app to another, a screen pops up telling me that I’m signed into some 15 minute TV provider account. When I attempt to follow the instructions to sign out of that account, the screen pops up again.
  • What do I get with + nothing

    By Scottm6987
    It’s a complete waste of money for plus, if you don’t have a local provider they won’t let you watch games.
  • Waste of money

    By historicité
    It shows nothing other really than what’s on ESPN if you have cable. Otherwise there’s only a cricket match or talk show about soccer. It’s really frustrating they don’t offer full cable access.
  • Very disappointed

    By unknow 2021
    I I’m very disappointed how I upgrade my Disney plus because I thought it was going to be able to watch live sports throughout ESPN app but I still have to pay for other services to get live streaming don’t fall for this scam
  • Completely useless app

    By Untraumatized
    This is the only app that’s DOES NOT WORK WHATSOEVER for streaming. I stream from a dozen apps and of course all the fight nights are ruined because EVERY SINGLE TIME a commercial plays it skips between 10 commercials and never goes back to the show. I missed the best parts of the all the last fights because no matter what I do it will literally just keep replaying tiny segments of commercials. I have to completely restart my TV and the App for it to work again but guess what? When another commercial comes it’s completely useless again. I PAY for ESPN + and this is a completely joke. How are you the ONLY streaming service that can’t get their crap together? I will just keep illegally streaming every event you do since I can’t actually pay for one since the only place to pay for it and play it is the ESPN app THAT DOES NOT WORK. Seriously who runs this useless company?
  • tvOS app needs work.

    By MWW83
    tvOS app does not obey speaker selection in Audio pull down menu. If more than one speaker is selected both do not play. For example, I can select my HomePod or my TV speakers. However if I select both only the previous selection continues to play.
  • ESPN

    By Skyboss74
    ESPN is racist, fascist trash.

    By Smc2010
  • Buffering issues

    By Zipssuddenstar
    I have high speed internet and never have buffering issues with any app other than this one. It always seems to wait until ufc main events to start doing this. So annoying. Fix it! Nobody wants to spend $70 on a ppv to have the main events ruined with buffering.
  • Eh

    By JuJu-G10
    App only ideal for ppl In the US who don’t care about soccer.
  • 10 minute free preview

    By Gretch702
    7 minutes and 30seconds with ads! ESPN is destroying sports, and ufc! I don’t mind paying $50 even $100 for pay-per-view, but having to subscribe first then paying per fight! Just a pure rip off always been. I mean who even owns this channel anymore is it Don King?
  • Need TV provider to watch live

    By Most unique name EVER
    It’s okay if you don’t mind watching older recordings but I don’t see a point in subscribing just to use it as a middle man app to watch live events. Which is unclear until after you subscribe.
  • Restore won’t work for espn

    By jd goode
    I have espn+ I sign into my account and it won’t restore multiple times why Evan make that an issue when it’s the same account on my tv
  • App Crashes

    By Blake Chavers
    App continues to crash and will not open. I have deleted and downloaded the app again for it still to crash at opening. iPhone restart does not fix the situation either. I have the latest IOS.
  • Never consistent

    By 88JD
    I’ll be able to watch a video one day, next day go to finish the video and there is a play back issue. Trying to plan gatherings for events is hard when I can’t even guarantee we’ll be able to watch it.
  • What a joke

    By vsthoocovjfbrhxisosbfbhaoqo
    The fact that this app has a 4.5 rating is a joke. It has bugs and issues with the watch function all the time. Literally unusable sometimes and they just can’t get it fixed.
  • Was garbage and still is

    By rallying83
    ESPN app has been awful for years. It’s unreliable, constantly buffers, and sometimes doesn’t even work. I hope one day F1 signs a contract with a different network.
  • Keep getting blocked out

    By KLHFitness
    Not sure the point of paying for the service when games are constantly blocked or the message “We’re sorry, something didn’t work quite right. Please try again.” for both the English and Spanish broadcasts. FAIL
  • Used to work

    By chadesexton
    App was great. Got a new phone and now it won’t work. Blank screen is all I get.
  • Used to be great!!

    By Reed805
    This app used to be great…. However, recently they have been really pushing the ESPN + subscription. I used to read a lot of the articles they wrote about my favorite teams, but now can only read the fist paragraph because they want money. Very disappointed in the way the app is heading.
  • So much potential…

    By tobodoc
    Has a lot of problems streaming. You often have to restart the app after your initial attempt to stream and on your second attempt it will begin to stream smoothly (better to use Hulu for the streams that are available on both platforms). Too much of a delay in the stream and real-time (ESPECIALLY if you like to gamble). And the worst sin is that even though you might subscribe to the full Disney+ package (which includes ESPN+) you might have to log out of your TV provider in the ESPN app to watch some of the ESPN+ content which is annoying. If you just want data and not a smooth and effortless streaming experience, then this is your app for sports.
  • iOS 14 widget? Needs more college softball features.

    By App.User.2
    The widget always says I have no favorites so I have to constantly go in and update my favorites. And speaking of widgets: when will ESPN get an iOS 14 widget?? I like that this is the only sports app I can find that gives softball scores but I’d like to see more options like in other major sports, like the ability to add it as a favorite sport & follow your favorite softball team. Softball is getting bigger & bigger & it’s a shame ESPN doesn’t promote that more.
  • Get it together

    By jj1237542839
    This app as constant issues with freezing, not loading videos, randomly closing, and general lack of usability. A bad user interface is not excused by good content. It’s the whole package. Give me the ability to give you more screen time. It’s a win-win
  • App is unusable 50% of the time.

    By Michael from Maryland 1989
    Every time I try to use this app I have issues. Half the time it does not load. I have to turn my phone and off between games.
  • Doesn’t keep settings.

    By cr,itic1
    Set to open in scores tab in settings and never does. Just want scores. No interest in article or comments

    By Boombostik
    This is one of my most used apps. I wish that when I get a notification and click on it to open that notification that it will actually play that particular thread smoother. Other than that I love it. Update: the app has gotten slow...really slow. And glitchy. It takes almost a minute sometimes longer for it to open from a notification. Watching a game is null and void now unless I want to watch it in Spanish lol 🤦🏾‍♂️. Every time it says that I can’t watch it and to call my service provider. I call AT&T and they said that everything checks out on their end. Please fix this?? Baseball season is already here and football season will be coming next and I’d like to be able to watch the games like I used to be able to. UPDATE: 7/16/2021. is goodbye ESPN since it is no longer available for my iPhone 6 Plus!!
  • Add a Home Screen Widget

    By jdhardie
    The current glance widget is junk and doesn’t remember my favorite teams. Home Screen widgets are made for something like sports scores/schedules. Even an articles widget would be cool to stack with News.
  • Getting worse

    By Gr8onemf
    This app just gets worse and worse. It used to be so simple to navigate
  • Only one option

    By Longdongjohnfonz
    I want to purchase the monthly plan but the app won’t let me, however it will allow me to purchase the year bundle. I don’t want that so here I am.
  • Slow and unstable

    By Vhicgu
    Slow to load, crashes a lot, videos “time out” all the time.
  • Sports Addiction

    By crankyoldmaninNC
    Just can’t have a better source for current and accurate reporting
  • Still need a TV provider even if I pay fire ESPN+?!

    By Clangel34
    The app is only OK. Navigation is not really intuitive and it can be difficult to find content. When I want to see what’s on right now, options seem very limited. When I find something good, I’m shown a preview and asked to connect my TV subscriber account. I signed up for ESPN plus because I don’t have one so that was a bit of a disappointment. Also, it does not pause or mute media you’re playing when you get a phone call which seems like a really strange behavior on mobile app.
  • No app on my iPad

    By jit72
    Claims it needs a more current version of iOS but it is not available for my iPad. No way to load an earlier version.
  • Airplay doesn’t work

    By Slackedoutslayer
    Please fix airplay. I will update my rating then. I tried to airplay the last fight to my TV and it did not work. I have used airplay through pretty much every app that supports it on my phone with no problem before.
  • Terrible and annoying

    By Steve stew
    Not even worth writing this review
  • Bad coverage, or fake coverage.

    By fisher ames
    I viewed coverage of Houston Astro’s for a month before I signed up with MLB. On several occasions whom ever was doing the posts made gross mistakes. Ex who was coming up to bat in the next inning on at least 20 times they said the wrong person was coming up. About 10 times in late innings the person that struck out to end the eighth inning suddenly appeared on second base in the ninth inning without a record of even batting and ended up scoring,insome cases the winning run. Either the person doing the play by play board was sadistically doing things wrong or was totally incompetent. I tried to complain to ESPN but you post was not allowed.
  • No innovation

    By candydinner11
    Sadly I think this is one of the worst user experience apps on my phone. The content is great but everything else is not. 2 top of mind suggestions: 1. Would love for the video player to be better and not crash all the time. 2. Would love to be able to easily see a history of the articles I’ve read because it often crashes which forces me to go find the article a different way. Lastly, I feel like I’ve been using this same app in its current form for years. Where’s the significant steps forward?
  • Great App to follow all Sports

    By RichLand Blessings
    Love it, it's a Great App to follow all Sports
  • 1 star mandatory + 1 star for content

    By kennythomas
    Horrible user interface. Not intuitive at all. Takes digging to find ufc playbacks. Also very slow to load. Easily the most lag of any app on my tv. Dvr controls are also not very user friendly. Take a page from other apps where you can see a screen thumbnail while you’re rew/ff so you know where to stop. Then to top it off you raise the price by $2/mo. No doubt to pay that SAS salary? Get it together!
  • Waste of money

    By irjdhdhfnfyfnchc
    ESPN+ is a total waste of money. Why pay for espn+ at all when you can’t watch anything that’s on “espn”. So basically they want you to buy cable to watch espn but pay for espn+ to watch old shows, and old ufc fights. Let’s not mention the ppv of an actual ufc fight card. It’s all a scam. Any of these cable companies with 2 apps is a scam just taking more money
  • Halfbreed41

    By Jacob's Grandpa
    I like the older version a lot better. This version is more complicated. Give me the older version. Update: the latest improvements have put this app over the top, therefor I changed from 3 to 5 stars. Update 2: Still SUPER 07/15/21, still works great and easy to use.
  • ESPN is an awesome app

    By suborboiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
    This is one of the best sports apps