Comcast subscribers now have access to WatchESPN
While the app is free, you do need to be a subscriber to one of a select few cable companies and have a plan that includes ESPN. Up until today, the group of cable providers allowing you to access WatchESPN did not include Comcast. But now, subscribers to that provider will be able to authenticate their service and receive the streaming video as well. The ESPNNetworks enabled providers are Bright House Networks, Comcast, Time Warner Cable & Verizon FiOS TV and if your service includes ESPN, you can watch all of the different ESPN channels on your mobile device. If you don't receive television service from any of those names, but do get high-speed internet from Verizon, you will have access to ESPN3.
The only downside to having ESPN wherever you go is the hit to your monthly data cap, and the hit from your girlfriend or wife who will have to schedule an appointment to have a conversation with you.
source: WatchESPN via Phandroid
1. irvinkeith (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)
I just don't get why DirecTV wasn't one of the first providers available to use this and still isn't today.....
4. bigdawg23 (Posts: 345; Member since: 25 May 2011)
Watch ESPN and ESPN3 is only on Internet providers. Directv will likely not get it. ESPN3 is one thing I missed when I dumped Charter internet. Hopefully this will change. I have been with Directv for 4 years.
2. AppleWho (banned) (Posts: 57; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
Ummm, I have had this for a while now - PhoneArena, where have you been?
3. blahb (Posts: 47; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Yes, Android received a much needed update yesterday for Comcast customers but the picture quality is TERRIBLE!!! Not even worth watching over 15Mbps Wi-Fi.
It took nearly 8 months to add Comcast support all the while they are promoting it and they delivered a pile of poo to their Android subscribers.
ESPN ought to be embarrassed with the quality of apps they've released. I'm sure carriers had their hands in scaling down the picture resolution. My MLB.com AT Bat 12 app works great! ESPN not so much truly shameful.
5. rigz1381 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
This has been available since June!! Where have you been PhoneArena...missed the boat on this one!!