The official BBC Sport app has finally landed on Android, more than six weeks after making its debut on the iPhone. Designed for devices that are 7 inches or smaller, it provides you with access to all of the content you’ll find on the BBC Sport website, but in a format that’s much easier to enjoy on a smaller display. It has dedicated sections for football (soccer), Formula 1, cricket, rugby, tennis, golf, and more.
When you first open up the app, you’ll be greeted by the day’s biggest stories. You can then swipe to the right or tap the menu button in the top left corner to access the individual sections for each sport. Within these sections, you’ll find links to things like live scores, results, fixtures, calendars, league tables, and more.
The app provides access to daily live and on-demand video and audio; live text commentaries from BBC journalists — including detailed statistics; dedicated pages to each football team; a full season of fixtures and results — searchable by day; and lots more. It also allows you to share stories with your friends via email, Facebook, and Twitter.
Certain sections of the app, such as stories pulled from BBC News and stats for certain sports, link to the BBC mobile website and opens the page within the app. However, the BBC has promised that these things will become part of the app in a future update.
I’ve been using the BBC Sport app on my iPhone since its release back in January, and I think it’s great. It’s fast; has a clean, easy to use interface; and it has become my first source for sports news.
You can download the app now — for free — using the source link below.
- Source Google Play