With about 2 million apps now in the Appstore, finding the best apps in any category has become next to impossible. Our job on appPicker is to help you discover apps that are fun, useful and essential for your everyday lives. We cover more than 400 categories but one of the most popular sections is our sports recommendations and having reviewed more than 200 sports related apps we feel confident in the knowledge that we have some experience in this area. Here are 5 essential apps for the sports lovers everywhere.
In the US, ESPN would be the top app for covering all the major sports. Although subscription based, at $49.99 a year, you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck. News, updates, live scores and of course live streaming of the major sports events. The app has been chosen as Editors choice several times by iTunes and 350,000 users have given it a 4.5 star rating so this accolade is well deserved.
With the Super Bowl qualifying in its final stages, the official NFL app has news, videos, highlights and replays of the top games. The prime-time matches are all covered too. You’ll need what they call a game pass but once you have that you’re in the system. Naturally, the Super Bowl final is included in the package and I don’t want to miss that.
I am a big football fan and at weekends enjoy making small wagers on not only my favourite team but on some fun specialty bets like final scores etc rather than just the outright winner. The Grand national every year brings out the punter in all of us. The William Hill mobile app is one of the leaders in this category and it’s great to have such a big brand name behind this offering.
The Horse Racing News and Videos by Sportsfusion is great for all horse racing fans, be it the flat or hurdles season. Basically, it’s a news aggregate app where you’ll get all the news from 1,000s of sources all in the one place. Perfect for keeping up to date on everything.
With winter now truly arrived in the northern hemisphere, the NHL app which describes itself as the one-stop-shop for all things hockey is our final essential app in this sports app roundup. About to celebrate 2 years in the AppStore, this app has had many updates which is always reassuring to us.