All around the year, sports fans are kept engaged with their sports, leagues and clubs such as NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAAF, NCAAB etc. Each one of these has their own loyal fan following and attracts a considerable number of people. The more fortunate fans get the opportunity to witness the action live in the stadiums; however, those who miss the live action can get their fill either by watching the replays, or just checking out the scores and reading about the exciting moments in the game. You can turn on your television and wait for the news regarding your favorite sports to be broadcasted, or just log on to the internet and search for whatever you need. ESPN is a name every sports fan is sure to recognize. Its extensive coverage of all sports in different forms including television, podcasts, and website content make it one of the most popular sources for everything sports. Today, ESPN has released its Windows 8 app that lets users browse through all the information available on the ESPN website in a Modern UI interface. You can read the leading articles, view latest scores, watch videos and photos related to different sports events, listen to podcasts and much more. The app also syncs with your myESPN account to offer you a completely personalized experience and allows you to share your favorite sports highlights with your friends.
In order to get the app, go to Windows Store and search for ‘the espn app’. Select the tile titled The ESPN App to access its main page.
Click the Install button to download and install the app to your Windows 8 or RT device.
The main interface displays all the main categories of the app including The Lead, Score Center, Videos, The Magazine, Photos, Pod Center, Sports and more on ESPN.com. Content related to each category can be easily accessed by clicking its respective tile.
The Sports Center displays the score of the latest games on live tiles updated in real-time. The games are grouped according to their sport and clicking one opens up a detailed score board, assisted by a news article (if the game is finished and the article is already out), making sure that you don’t miss out on any of the game action.
The video section lets you watch top plays and highlights of the previous games, news and player interviews.
The Photos gallery is also organized according to different sports. Inside the section for each sport, the pictures can be viewing according to each week of play.
Scrolling to the extreme right-side brings you the Pod Center where you can listen to all your favorite ESPN podcasts. Next to this section, you browse through the content only related to your favorite sport. You can choose from NFL, NBA, NCAAB, MLB, NHL, NCAAF, Golf, Auto Racing,and Tennis.
The ESPN app works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8, and Windows RT.