Get Closer to Your Favorite Sports Than Ever Before with the Best Fan Apps of 2019


For over a decade, fans have relied on mobile apps to get the latest sports scores and news updates. But scores and basic news are no longer enough. The most useful sports apps in 2019 go deep with multimedia content, live streams, expert commentary and analysis supported by big data. And as evidenced by fantasy leagues and betting, the various ways fans engage with sports spawn specialized apps.


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To help you get a handle on this crowded app landscape, here are seven of the best sports apps you need to know about as a fan. Each of these apps is or will be available for iOS and Android operating systems.


ESPN bills itself as the worldwide leader in sports, an assertion backed up by the network’s mobile app. Look no further than this winning option when you need up-to-the-second scores and information from leagues around the world. This app offers some cool customization features — users can select favorite sports and teams and receive personalized updates filtered by preference.

The basic ESPN app is free. ESPN+ is a subscription service within the app for $5, delivering live streaming games, films and other content exclusives.

Bleacher Report

If you have favorite teams (and who doesn’t?), then you need to use the app from Bleacher Report.

Choose the clubs you pull for the most and let Bleacher Report deliver real-time notifications as soon as relevant content hits the web. The app ensures you get a credible mix of information from a variety of sources, including newspapers, websites, blogs and Bleacher Report’s own sought-after reporting.


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What we love about this app are the event calendar and social media integration features. With theScore, it’s easy to view upcoming schedules of games you care about while sharing game summaries and stories on your social media accounts.

theScore makes it possible to follow individual players and receive updates when big plays happen, which is a level of detail missing from most sports apps.


In the U.S., seven states now permit fans to place wagers on games and tournaments, with additional states likely to join the sports betting movement soon.

Arriving this fall is FOX Bet, a new sports content and betting platform featuring exclusives from Fox Sports. The FOX Bet app promises to deliver new ways for fans to interact with their favorite sports while staking wagers on outcomes and props.


If you’re a sports journalism geek, then 365Scores is for you. This app brims with the latest news, analysis, insightful articles and trending buzz about your favorite teams.

Want to impress your friends with cool stats and figures? The data-heavy approach featured here is perfect for becoming your team’s most informed fan.

365Scores also packs with international content like updates from UEFA Champions League soccer matches.


Eurosport is your prime port of entry for commentary, news and streaming video for sports around the globe. In fact, over 150 seasoned sports journalists contribute daily content to the app, making you the ultimate insider.

Eurosport excels at covering events where information is hard to come by, especially competitions in other countries. We’re talking in-depth news about sports ranging from cycling to F1 racing to snooker. Does your current go-to app do all that?

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

Tailored toward fantasy football, baseball, basketball and hockey, Yahoo Fantasy Sports provides valuable performance trackers, analytics and draft deep dives. Users can join in-app fantasy leagues, set lineups and monitor player stats.

You can even glean strategies and tips from the experts at Rotoworld, a leader in fantasy sports content.

These days, putting a winning sports experience in the palm of your hand is easy. Every one of these apps will take your fandom to the next level. So, which one will be your next mobile download?

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Get Closer to Your Favorite Sports Than Ever Before with the Best Fan Apps of 2019
For over a decade, fans have relied on mobile apps to get the latest sports scores and news updates.

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