Disney has been working to bring its content to Google’s Android TV, and the mass-media conglomerate’s latest step to that end will make sports fans cheer. As of Tuesday, Android TV users can now stream live and on-demand ESPN programming through the WatchESPN app, provided they subscribe to a major TV provider.
As any sports fan will tell you, the sports viewing experience is far better on a TV screen than a mobile device or tablet; therefore, the arrival of the app on Android TV is welcome news. Users can find live games and shows from a range of ESPN networks: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, SEC Network, SEC Network Plus, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes, and Longhorn Network. However, it’s worth noting that access varies by cable provider. The app also offers on-demand clips, ranging from ESPN Classic content to highlights and news.
Android TV joins a growing list of devices that carry the WatchESPN app at launch, including Sony 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs, Sharp Aquos
“Delivering our content seamlessly within this app-like user interface on Android TV embraces a growing trend in consumer behavior and consumption habits,” said Sean Breen, senior vice president of affiliate sales for Disney and ESPN Media Networks, in a press release. “We will continue to work with both traditional providers and new entrants to distribute Disney/ABC and ESPN networks in new and unique ways.”
It’s exciting to hear that more Disney apps are coming, but in the meantime, we’ll just enjoy WatchESPN.
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