The 8 Best Sports Apps Of 2019

Posted: Sep 13 2019, 11:56am CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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The 8 Best Sports Apps of 2019
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This the season for NFL and MLB, with the NHL and NBA getting ready to go too. Technology has changed the games, and here are the best apps for a true sports fan.

Smartphones have changed the world of sports forever. They give fans a personal and immediate way to connect with the game in larger-than-life ways.

Fans used to have to hope they could get tickets to their favorite game and then watch it in person, while also remembering all the seasonal scores and facts that could impact the future of their team.

That was a lot to handle, but now it's all one tap away. If you're trying to decide which sports apps will help you the most, check out the best eight ones of 2019. They're popular because they have everything you'll need to learn about and support your team, no matter which sport is your favorite.

1. The ESPN App

ESPN is always releasing new updates for its app because it's used by millions of people every day. It has all the scores of current games happening around the world, plus professional analysis for anything going on.

Users can also personalize their sports experience by picking the franchises and athletes they want to read about the most. Plus, with an extra monthly payment, you can stream games, shows and movies right from your favorite mobile device.

2. The NBA App

Basketball is one of the most popular sports, so the NBA quickly jumped into the world of apps. All year, fans can get updated info about their favorite players and teams. Game schedules are immediately posted online, along with recap videos and stats. Anyone who downloads the app can turn on notifications so they're alerted whenever a game goes live.

3. theScore App

Some fans may prefer to skip premium content and features so they can immediately find out how their team is scoring. If you fall into that category, you'll want to check out theScore. It has an event calendar for all upcoming games and shows scores for current and past matches. Game reports are a constant source of discussion on the app, as well as play-by-play breakdowns.

4. DraftKings App

Betting has always been part of the world of sports, so it's part of the smartphone game, too. DraftKings is a popular sports betting app for daily and weekly fantasy contests. If you learn how to do it right, you can win some big money and track results with worldwide leaderboards.

5. Bleacher Report App

For a more personalized sports experience, download the Bleacher Report app. You can select the teams and franchises you want to follow, blocking out the noise of others that may dominate your timeline. Bleacher will deliver real-time notifications on current scores, stories, videos and pictures of your favorite teams, along with access to online content like news articles and blog posts.

6. LiveScore App

Block out even more of the noise from the world of sports with the LiveScore app. Since 1998, LiveScore has provided up-to-the-minute scores for worldwide teams. Now their app sends notifications for the ones you want to follow. Fans of soccer, hockey, tennis, basketball and cricket will find all the latest scores and highlights on this app.

7. Yahoo Fantasy Sports App

Fantasy sports fanatics will love the Yahoo fantasy sports app. It covers hockey, baseball, basketball and football all year. Users make their own fantasy leagues, create drafts and even set up team lineups.

You can check scores and team performances and review them with expert analysts who post their thoughts on the app. When you're not checking up on your favorite team, you can play in daily and weekly fantasy games for real prize money.

8. The NHL App

Hockey fans have not been left behind in the ever-changing world of sports apps. The NHL app has all the live scores and player stats for any team you want to check up on. Read about the season's schedules, watch highlight videos and listen to live game audio for free. Customizable notifications make it easy to take advantage of all the app's features, along with a premium subscription option that expands streaming options.

See What Works For You

The good news is that sports fans have many popular apps to choose from, so think about what features are the most appealing. Have fun and see what works for you by testing them all out before you decide which ones to keep.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/56" rel="author">Scott Huntington</a>
Scott Huntington is a writer and journalist from Harrisburg PA who covered movies, tech, cars, and more. Check out his blog Off The Throttle or follow him on Twitter @SMHuntington.

 

 

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