WatchESPN app streams live sports to your iPhone or iPod Touch

WatchESPN app streams live sports to your iPhone or iPod Touch
ESPN has released their free WatchESPN app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, which allows you to watch live broadcasts from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and ESPNU from your iOS device.

Unfortunately, the service requires that you are a customer with one of their current partner networks: Bright House Networks, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon FiOS TV. If you are an Internet-only customer with Verizon FiOS, you only have access to ESPN3. Curling, anyone? ESPN does note, however, that they will be gradually adding supported TV providers.

The current version of the app isn't optimized for the iPad, but a tablet-specific version is expected in May. WatchESPN is also expected on other operating systems, but they've provided no specific timeline.

If we were forced to guess, we'd say the Android version is arriving in May along with the iPad version. Is anyone else surprised that they didn't debut this before March Madness?

source: iTunes via Redmond Pie

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7 Comments

1. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Watching the app on my iPod Touch and watching it on my TV, does have around a minute delay but that is obviously expected. Awesome app I will enjoy this.

4. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

i have time warner cable internet. am i qualified to use the app?

5. TOdoubleD

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

"Is anyone else surprised that they didn't debut this before March Madness?" Not really, espn doesn't get the men's games for the tourney.

6. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

I'm so tired of this tv copyright bullshit. I would love this service but brighthouse, verizon, and time warner do not provide cable anywhere in my area. I pay good money to watch television, I should be able to watch it when I want, where I want, and on what device I want

7. Whinemuch? unregistered

You pay good money for Tv in your home. Last I checked ESPn was not your cable provider. If you want to blame anyone blame your cable provider for not paying ESPN to let their customers use the app. Nothing is free in this world, get used to it and move on.

8. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

1) I never blamed ESPN, i did blame the cable provider 2) I never asked for it to be free, I clearly stated I would pay for the service but am being told I can not purchase the service based on where I live. But thanks for the pointless advice

9. 123Jonathan unregistered

In regards to testman22, you can watch it anywhere and anytime you want with DISH Network using Sling technology built into a 922 model receiver. Being a customer and employee of DISH Network I can tell you that DISH also has the largest storage capacity for DVR’s in the industry (1 terabyte), and you can use Sling technology to stream live programming on computers, smartphones, and tablets too. You can’t do this with FIOS.

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