August 15, 2013
WatchESPN now includes a live toolbar that runs across the bottom of a video screen. This allows users to pull up data from other games such as scores and stats. You can also use it to access on-demand video clips. The app is also now compatible with iOS 7. Also new in WatchESPN 1.7:
WatchESPN is free to download. Use, however, is still restricted to those who subscribe to one of ESPN’s cable partners. These include Time Warner Cable and Comcast, among others. Note: The new live toolbar feature is currently only available on the iPad and iPad mini. ESPN streaming partners include: AT&T U-Verse, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast XFINITY, Cox, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon. See also: Apple TV Now Offering HBO GO And WatchESPN Programming Thanks To A New Update, CBS Sports Goes Universal, New iPad Edition Comes Complete With Live Video, and Op-Ed: What Good Is Live Streaming On An Apple TV?,
- Users connecting from a college or military network now get access to ESPN3 events automatically!
- "ESPN on ABC" events will now appear in the WatchESPN app. Selecting these events will bring you into the WatchABC app.