Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 03:25 pm PT (06:25 pm ET)
ESPN brings ESPNEWS and ESPN Deportes to iOS app and Apple TVPopular sports entertainment outlet ESPN expanded its range of offerings on Apple devices on Wednesday, adding content from ESPNNews and ESPN Deportes to both Apple TV and the WatchESPN app for iOS.
Apple TV and iDevice-owning sports fans can now catch up on their favorite teams with ESPNNews' live coverage of a wide range of competitions. The addition of ESPN Deportes will bring Spanish-language sports broadcasts, complementing ESPN's current offerings. Beside ESPNNews and ESPN Deportes, the WatchESPN app will also feature content from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, and ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beater.
The WatchESPN app is available as a free download from the iOS App Store. The 9.0MB app requires an iPhone, iPod, or iPad running iOS 6.0 or later.
For the Apple TV, the addition of the new WatchESPN material is that device's second content update in as many days. Tuesday saw the introduction of a number of new channels, with Vevo, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Weather Channel, and the Smithsonian Channel all rolling out new portals for Apple's set-top box.
As is the norm with WatchESPN, the streaming content is available to users that get ESPN networks via an existing cable subscription. Customers of Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity TV, Midcontinent Communications, Cablevision's Optimum TV, Cox, Charter, and AT&T U-verse are eligible to receive content through the app. NRTC customers should be able to access the service in the near future.
On Topic: Apple TV
- Apple announces 20M Apple TVs sold since debut
- History, A&E and Lifetime networks launch on Apple TV
- Amazon to expand Fire TV voice search to third-party apps and services
- Review follow-up: Gaming on Amazon's Fire TV and Fire Controller
- New Apple TV box with motion controls to play 'key role' for Apple this year, but 'iTV' still a pipe dream