Okay sports fans, no longer do you have to open two separate apps to get your sports news and live streaming. In an announcement and update today, Dec. 3, the popular ESPN app is now integrated with WatchESPN. You can now watch every game live right within the ESPN app.
Today’s update to the ESPN app is a major first step towards marrying our two largest applications and our two largest mobile audiences. By bringing WatchESPN’s functionality into the ESPN app, sports fans now have a single home to follow, watch and listen live to all of their favorite sports events, teams and content.
New feature details
To use the new feature, simply sign in with your WatchESPN cable provider information. Then, you can browse through the live streams available by just tapping the WatchESPN tab within the ESPN app. If you are within a detailed game page, just select Watch Live. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
What else is new
ESPN did not stop with its WatchESPN integration in their most recent version of the app. Aside from performance improvements and bug fixes, the app now supports iOS 9 with some terrific features. You can now use Spotlight Search for scores, schedules, and news. Universal links open directly in the app now instead of Safari. And, for those with iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you can launch Favorites, Listen, and WatchESPN with the 3D Touch feature.
This update is something most users of the two separate apps have been waiting for, for quite some time. One home for your news, updates, scores, and live streaming simply makes sense. Those who use the WatchESPN app currently can continue to enjoy the full experience as before, but the convenience of this update means you do not have to app jump any longer.
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