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This time of year is great for sports fans. The MLB playoffs are heating up, the NFL and college football seasons are well under way, and basketball is coming soon. The best way to track all the action is with your trust Android device. Last week we asked you to tell us what Android sports app is the best. Over 200 votes were spread out across 40 different app nominations. Here are your best sports apps for Android!
theScore was the winner by a healthy margin, and it’s easy to see why. A problem some sports apps suffer from is usability. They have too much information, and it’s poorly organized. theScore has a clean and easy to use experience. Setting up your favorite teams and sports is super easy. Other great features include alerts, a customized stream of news, and player profiles.
2. Yahoo Sports
Yahoo has quietly made a suite of excellent apps for Android. One of those apps is Yahoo Sports. The look and feel of this app is reminiscent of theScore. It’s very clean and easy to navigate, plus is has all the bells and whistles you’d expect. Get alerts for game times and scores, follow live games, and see all your favorites in one place.
It’s no surprise that ESPN is on this list. They don’t call themselves the “worldwide leader in sports” for nothing. We received votes for a few different ESPN apps, but the main one was SportsCenter. This app provides live scores, breaking news, video highlights, expert analysis, alerts, and much more. It’s everything you would expect from ESPN.
4. Team Stream by Bleacher Report
Team Stream is all about providing news about your teams above all else. First you pick the teams you love, then the app is completely customized to your choices. Breaking news, scores, social media, videos, and more from the people you know, about the teams you love. Team Stream may lack some of the hardcore features, but if you really only care about certain teams it’s great.
5. CBS Sports
Last, but not least, is CBS Sports. This app is a lot like all the other sports apps we’ve mentioned, but it’s by a different network. The design is clean and easy to use, plus it has all the features you’d want. Stats, scores, tweets, gametrackers, and more. If you’re a fan of the way CBS does sports you’ll like this app.
Those are your picks! Do you agree with your fellow Phandroids? Let us know in the comments if you use any of these apps. If not, which app do you use? Thanks for participating!
The problem with the espn app and their fantasy football app is there’s no landscape mode. Annoying when driving with the phone docked. I’m going to try the score app.
Edit: landscape works with thescore.
Really? It’s annoying to try to read small text and click buttons on an app while driving?
How about maybe don’t do that?
Glancing over at a game score or fantasy points on a 5.2″ screen, vent mounted works quite well.
How about maybe you get a new phone or a new dock or a new car?
Yeah, I’m not talking about any of that.
I’m talking about not making distractions for yourself and endangering others while driving.
Knowing your fantasy score is really going to matter when you run into the back of my car, isn’t it?
No you weren’t, you were talking about it being annoying reading small text. Regarding endangering others, that’s why it’s vent mounted so I can see the screen without taking my eyes off the road. Next.
If you’re looking at a phone, you’re not looking at the road. Period.
I don’t care where it’s mounted, I don’t care if the font size is huge, I don’t care if it’s Google Glass. You’re taking your eyes off the road whether you want to admit it or not.
Trying to make you think of others rather than knowing what your fantasy team is doing up to the second, as though it affects you on that probably-short time you’re in the car.
ESPN would be a real leader but they DO NOT collapse their in game notifications. If you follow like 2 or 3 concurrent games you can have like 70 notifications.
The other, major problem is they removed tablet support (again).
Keep your eyes on the road loser
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