Whether you play, watch or even gamble on sport, the online age has presented a whole new range of options. Of course, in this mobile-first era, any online resource needs to be available on the go, and frankly, why would any of us use a mobile browser when we can install an app that is purpose built for iOS?
Of course, we all know about the tried and tested sports apps like ESPN and NFL.com. But this area of the technological landscape has been changing as quickly as any other. Letâ€™s take a look at three of the newer iOS sports apps that have been capturing peopleâ€™s attention in 2019.
Sports streaming is one of the biggest gamechangers for sports fans, and also has serious implications for the TV networks that have had the monopoly on everything from the NFL to the Olympics for so long. DAZN hit the headlines last month when it announced a partnership with Comcast â€“ definite evidence of a new â€œif you canâ€™t beat â€™em, join â€™emâ€ attitude in the sector.
This has also generated renewed interest in DAZNâ€™s native iOS app that was first launched two years ago. When it comes to streaming, performance speed is everything, and this is an app that doesnâ€™t disappoint. There are literally thousands of sporting events to choose from, either to watch live or on demand. Boxing and MMA are the major focus, but there is also coverage of NFL, NBA, PGA golf, Champions League soccer and WTA tennis events, to name just a few.
Over the past year and a half, changing legislation has helped sports betting to spread from the gaming halls of Las Vegas to a growing number of homes across America via our handsets. While there are plenty to choose from, ComeOn has attracted a strong following by providing in-depth tips and advice in addition to a good range of bets and coverage of practically every sport you can think of.
This makes it a favorite among those whose sporting tastes go beyond the staples of NFL, World Series, NBA and NHL. Fancy a wager on cricket, cycling or even swimming? This is the site for you!
At the mention of eSports, your mind probably goes straight to Twitch. Well maybe itâ€™s time to think again. Strafe is one of the best resources for the latest eSports news and action, and dare we say it, the app is far more focused and user-friendly than its big-name rival.
While Twitch certainly has the size advantage, it tries to offer so much that it is at risk of becoming the archetypal Jack of all trades and master of none. Strafe has adopted the tagline Everything eSports, and that is exactly what its iOS app delivers. A little like ESPN, it gives you the opportunity to select your favorite games, events or teams and provides tailored content in terms of streams, news feeds, scores, schedules and stats. If you are part of the eSport generation, this is definitely an app you canâ€™t afford to do without.