Free WatchESPN app streams live ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

ESPN’s new WatchESPN app allows iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users to stay connected to live sports and shows from ESPN – wherever and whenever. iPhone, iPad or iPod touch users get 24/7 access to live streaming feeds from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU.

Access to WatchESPN live video is determined by your TV provider and, in some instances, your Internet service provider. The providers below are currently offering access to live video:

• 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

Please check back regularly as new TV providers are added.

The WatchESPN app features:

Live streaming access to the top events from the ESPN family of networks, including:
* NBA Regular Season and Playoffs
* Major League Baseball
* The Masters, US Open and The Open Championships
* College Football and Basketball
* Barclay’s Premier League, Spanish Primera Division and Euro 2012 Soccer
* All 4 Grand Slam tennis events
…and thousands more live events airing on the ESPN networks

Up-to-the-minute news, highlights and analysis with live streaming access to your favorite ESPN shows, including:
* SportsCenter
* PTI
* Mike & Mike
* SportsNation
* Baseball Tonight
…and every other ESPN original show

Easy-to-use search functionality for locating your favorite teams, shows and events.

More info and download link (free) via Apple’s iTunes App Store here.

24 Comments

    1. Welcome to the world without net neutrality regulation: corporate backscratching, fine print and fragmentation. The worst tendencies of telecoms and cable networks combined, with no grownup to sort it out.

        1. How does it help me for any of them to pay any of them? I should pay one guy for a (legally-enforced) dumb pipe and another guy to send me the content I want through it. Any other arrangement just means I am paying for their lawyers and bean-counters and whatever unwanted content/services they scheme to bundle (and that includes advertising, which I’d rather pay to avoid).

          1. You don’t get it.

            Publish a book, music, app, etc. You have a contract with whoever. Now, the guy down the street that just gives it away free… Just cost you the royalty.
            You are whining about not being able to skirt a contract, a contract between two other companies.
            Espn and verizon are the ones putting up the money to bring the app to people free, you want someone like comcast to break their contract and give it to you.

            1. I don’t want to skirt anything. I want all these assholes to stop signing distribution contracts that treat consumer’s wallets and eyeballs as chattel (and user experience as collateral damage), and start contracting with users directly. I don’t want a “free” app if what “free” means is being treated as chattel, chained up by other people’s overcomplicated contracts. The “freedom” I want is to make simple commonsense contracts to buy content a la carte for a fair price and have it delivered through the dumb pipe of my choice!

    2. Dude, blame the cable companies. ESPN gets a huge amount of money from the cable companies. It’s the most expensive part of your cable bill. ESPN can’t sell to you, without jeopardizing its cable revenues. You’re just lucky that the cable companies don’t ask for more, by allowing ESPN to offer this app.

      1. Blame the cable companies??? It’s ESPN, or should I say Disney, the charges so much for ESPN channels. They are by far the most costly channels out there. The cable companies pay for the “right” to rebroadcast their signal and then they are forced to put it on their basic tiers ensuring that the largest viewer base has access to the channels. Then due to the rights agreement that the cable companies sign, they are further limited on how and where they can rebroadcast those signals. Cablevision lost the Yes channel and the Yankees games for an entire season because Steinbrenner would accept no other tier except basic. Cablevision lost subscribers and eventually lost the battle with the Yankees as it has with numerous other stations. People complain about paying for things they don’t want to see and then complain about the cable company not carrying a specific channel. So Cablevision becomes the bad guy for trying to keep costs down and Yes, ESPN, FOX, ABC all get a pass cause people want to see their content. It’s BS! ESPN would be cost prohibitive if it was not bundled with other channels to bring down the cost. Yes would lose money because the entire country are not Yankee fans. Cable companies aren’t saints but it’s the content providers that are holding them hostage forcing them where to place a channel, how much they pay for it, and what they can do with it. Then they go and offer it for free, streaming on their website. Ala carte is nice in theory but I do not believe it’ll work in the real world.

  1. This would be extremely useful if Comcast customers could enjoy this app. Of course, they are excluded, at least for the time being.

    This really pi**es me off. Just like the MLB.com app and subscription. I’m willing to pay MLB $120/year so that I can watch my hometeam games live, but in their infinite wisdom they say no thanks and want me to pay for taped games or live games of all the other teams I do not want to watch. Does anyone in charge have any brain capacity left to see how this business model is flawed?

    /rant

  2. Well, I can’t register for the dang thing. The registration process sends me to Time-Warner to log in, where I just get a “system error” screen instead of a login screen. I hope this gets fixed, because this app isn’t important enough to deal with Time-Warner support.

    ——RM

  3. This app sucks ass on Timewarner. The video cuts out every 1-2 min, is just black screen with audio. Trying to watch a soccer game and every other second I have to relaunch the app to get the picture back. what a piece of crap app

    1. HAHAHAHA! Good luck with that. The day the NFL or NBA *EVER* give their viewing rights away is the day we all sprout wings. Why do you think FOX, NBC and ESPN have paid the NFL billions of dollars for TV rights?

      To get back on topic, F U to Cablevision for denying its customers (which I have been for 25 years) ESPN3. Since the stupid folks at the American Le Mans Series decided to switch to them and away from SPEED, I can’t watch their races anymore unless it’s tape-delayed on Sunday nights. Bah. They wont’ carry the NFL Network either. Unfortunately, they are the best option here in CT….

  4. Watch ESPN America Channel Online Free Live Streaming. Watch Free Live Espn America Channel Online Streaming on Internet.

    and also try this app “MobileSportsTV”

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