The popular iPhone and iPod touch app, WatchESPN, has recently received a great update. Now, WatchESPN is a universal app – meaning it’ll run natively on all of Apple’s iOS devices, including the iPad.

Obviously, this great news for fans of the app. Previously, only iPhone and iPod touch owners could tune-in to the popular sports channel via WatchESPN (iPad owners could, too, but only in “compatibility mode” – which is rubbish). Now, the free app is available for all of Apple’s mobile devices.

However, despite this recent update, not everybody can take advantage of WatchESPN – unfortunately, your access to the app is determined by your TV service provider.

Participating providors include:

  • Bright House Networks, Time Warner Cable & Verizon FiOS TV – ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU are available to fans who receive ESPN as part of their TV package
  • Verizon High Speed Internet – If you do NOT receive TV service from an above provider, but receive high-speed internet from Verizon, you will have access to ESPN3

If your TV service provider is listed above, check out the updated version of WatchESPN. As mentioned, it’s currently available to download for free in the App Store.