The WatchESPN app has been redesigned and includes new features.
ESPN has announced an update for its tvOS WatchESPN app on the Apple TV. The upgraded app, now simply called the ESPN App, offers Live Streaming Auto-Play, ESPN Video On Demand, and more.
"From replays to full episodes of on-demand content prior to their telecast premieres, ESPN's tvOS app is now so much more than our live streaming networks," said Ryan Spoon, senior vice president of digital product, design and audience development, ESPN. "With this latest update, authenticated users now have the full benefit of engaging with a wide range of live and on-demand video content from the very first click into what is now the ESPN App on Apple TV."
With the ESPN App, authenticated users with an affiliated television provider can stream live ESPN content from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, SEC Network, SEC Network +, Longhorn Network, ACC Network Extra and ESPN Goal Line, Buzzer Beater and Bases Loaded. Likewise, the app also offers ESPN Classic on demand content and free access to short form video clips. New features added in the update include:
- Live Streaming Auto-Play: Upon launching the app, a live stream of one of ESPN’s networks will now automatically play for authenticated users.
- ESPN Video On Demand: A new collection of curated on-demand videos including hundreds of hours of additional content from 30 for 30, E:60, Outside the Lines, SC Featured, World Series of Poker, X Games and more.
- Sleeker, Simpler User Interface: In addition to visual graphic enhancements to Featured content, users can also browse videos by Sports & Events or Channels.
The updated ESPN tvOS app for Apple TV is now available. The fourth generation Apple TV is currently available in 32GB ($149) and 64GB ($199) models.