The new SportsCenter app from ESPN that debuted Monday on iOS and Android is designed to help ESPN’s sports programming even get more eyeballs and reach than its on-demand counterpart.
It’s designed to be as easy to use as ESPN’s on-air talent, with an extensive “channel” for users to customize their own channel to their liking, and an array of new features to help you stay up to date on the latest news, video, live events, and more.
The app also has a sports section that allows users to browse sports and the highlights of the most recent games, including the latest games on ESPN’s mobile apps.
The SportsCenter feature in the new app is one of the highlights, with it being similar to the feature that is already available in the on-line version of the app.
The on-screen version lets users search for sports highlights on ESPN, including highlights of previous games, and then the search results will include news, videos, and highlights from past games, as well as other sports-related topics.
The sports section will also include a variety of live events and events that ESPN has put on its network, including basketball games, soccer matches, and concerts.
For example, there are live games of the NBA All-Star Game, a soccer match between the U.S. and Mexico, and a concert that includes Beyonce, Madonna, and the National Symphony Orchestra.
“We’re excited to continue to offer the most engaging and interactive ESPN programming on the web, and we are thrilled to bring this new, exciting, and easy-to-use SportsCenter experience to the new iOS and Google Play store,” said Chris Maffucci, chief content officer, ESPN Interactive.
“With SportsCenter, our sports programming is more than just sports, it’s the ultimate interactive entertainment experience,” said Rob Corddry, vice president of ESPN Networks.
“We are excited to add this new and innovative offering to our ESPN lineup.”
The Sportscenter feature is also a major draw for ESPN’s live programming, with the show’s latest episode airing on Monday at 8 p.m.
ET on ESPN2, and on the app as well.
The show, which is available to watch on the iOS and the Android app, is produced by ESPN’s parent company Disney.
ESPN is in the midst of a new deal with Disney to make ESPN content available on Disney-owned platforms such as ESPN.com, ESPN GO, ESPN TV Everywhere, and Disney XD.
The new app has the added benefit of allowing users to download the show in its entirety and watch it on the go with a cable or satellite connection.