Adds ESPN.com on-demand clips, performance enhancements and native design elements
Amazon Appstore customers and Kindle Fire users that enjoy sports at home and on the go with WatchESPN will now be able to download a major update to the app in the Amazon Appstore. It includes additional content, performance enhancements and design elements that bring to life Kindle Fire devices, including Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX.
“We are thrilled that ESPN continues to evolve the way they deliver content in their WatchESPN app, giving Amazon Appstore customers greater access to the sports they love in a high performance way,” said Aaron Rubenson, Director of Amazon Appstore. “The latest update of their app enhances the live sports viewing experience for Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX customers with new content, features and greater access to video.”
“Today’s update to the WatchESPN app for Kindle Fire devices delivers additional content and a new visual layout that enhances live sports viewing on tablets,” said Damon Phillips, Vice President, WatchESPN & ESPN3. “By adding ESPN.com video clips and highlights as well as new features and enhancements, we are able to create a more immersive experience.”
The latest WatchESPN app for Kindle Fire delivers live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS and ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beater to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. Live access to popular sports and fan-favorite shows include college football and basketball, Monday Night Football, MLB, NBA, major golf tournaments, all four Grand Slam tennis events and more. The new app also introduces ESPN.com on-demand clips surrounding the latest news and must see videos featured prominently on the app homepage and accessible to all sports fans.
The WatchESPN update for the Amazon Appstore for Android and Kindle Fire users follows the WatchESPN launch on the debut release of Amazon Fire TV earlier this month. WatchESPN on Fire TV also delivers live access to ESPN networks to fans with an affiliated video provider and an on-demand video offering that features the most recent and relevant content available to all users. It is the latest platform to carry the authenticated networks service.
Launched in April 2011, WatchESPN delivers live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS and ESPN Buzzer Beater/Goal Line on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. It is currently accessible in more than 67.5 million households nationwide to fans who receive ESPN’s linear networks as part of their video subscription from AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV, Cox, DISH, Google Fiber, Midcontinent Communications, NRTC, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon FiOS TV.