Apps for sports fans

Juni 20, 2017

Apps for sports fans

With Father's Day on the horizon on Sunday 18th June this week's blog has a Dad's interest focus with apps for sports fans who love watching and following sport. And while we're talking about Father's Day, make sure to check out Snakehive's Father's Day Gift Guide to find your dad a perfectly matched phone case.

Enjoy reading about our handpicked selection of sports apps that can add a whole new interactive level to your favourite sport with live streaming, schedules, latest news, statistics and fantasy gaming. Here our our top picks. 

Sport on the go - streaming/second screen

Enjoy your favourite sports action no matter where you are.  Streaming apps allow you to watch games when you're out and about.  See our blog movies on the go for general advice on watching TV via your phone too.

Sky Sports (Free w/ subscriptions | Android, iOS)
Already have the Sky Sports pack on Sky or Virgin Media? This app allows you to watch Sky Sports channels 1 to 5, Sky Sports F1  and Sky Sports News HQ live. Simply sign in with your Sky iD or account number. This app has got all the breaking stories from Sky Sports News, video, live scores, fixtures and results. And you can even pick your favourite sports and teams to receive the updates that matter most to you. 

BT Sport (Free w/ subscriptions | Android, iOS)
The BT Sport app for smartphones allows BT Sport subscribers to watch BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, ESPN on BT Sport and BoxNation live and on the go.

BBC Sport (Free | Android, iOS)
The official BBC Sport app offers the latest sports news, live action, scores and highlights. You can watch major sporting events live or catch up with on-demand highlights.

Matchpint (Free | Android, iOS
Not strictly in keeping with watching football on your own phone but more about finding a pub local to you that is showing matches.  The app includes a filter if you only want those serving food, offering Wi-Fi and/or with beer gardens.


 Keeping score - with your favourite teams and sports people


These live sports apps will help you stay updated on the real-time scores, news, statistics, and more. Some apps offer a selection of sports while others are designed for a specific sport.  


The Score (Free | Android, iOS
Delivers up-to-the-second game updates and statistics in football, golf, mixed martial arts, auto racing, tennis, hockey, American football, baseball, basket ball and lacrosse.  You can check the event calendar for upcoming games, and follow teams and individual players, and share with the online community.   


Onefootball (Free | Android, iOS)
This is one of the most popular apps for fans to get their news, scores and statistics, and to engage in the online community.

Forza Football (Free | Android, iOS)
This all-in-one football app is great for sports news, match schedules and the online community, which includes a forum for fan polls and opinions.  You can select your favourite teams and upcoming matches for pre-match lineups and live match updates.

Sky Sports Football Score Centre (Free | Android, iOS)
This app provides users with a huge amount of football information, such as live scores and text commentary, league tables, match statistics and photos, team line-ups and player profiles.


Ultimate Rugby (Free | Android, iOS)
Full match coverage,live scores, in-game match chat with infographics, squad announcement notifications, team schedules, video highlights, player interaction, tickets and news for all professional rugby.


Official Formula 1 (Free | Android, iOS)
This app comes into its own on a race weekend for Formula 1 fans.  You get to see live race leaderboards,  latest news and videos, post-race highlights and race schedule, team and driver standings.


Fantasy fun – dream teams and games




Rugby Manager (Free | Android, iOS)
Create your own rugby club, train your players, prepare the best strategy and win the championship. Play against your friends or other players in many competitions and show off your management skills.


Premier League (Free | Android, iOS)
This app offers a great way to manage your Fantasy Premier League team; research 25 years’ of statistics and watch some of the greatest moments in the League’s history. 

New Star Soccer (Free | Android, iOS)
Manage your relationships - keep team-mates, the coach, your partner and your sponsors happy as you face dilemmas and exciting twists along the way. 


See the game live – buy and sell your ticket


StubHub (Free | Android, iOS) (Free)
Looking for tickets to the big game, or suddenly unable to make it? You can buy and sell tickets to matches, as well as concerts and local events - users can even look up game schedules and seat layouts.

Enjoy trying out these apps - we love apps that enhance our real life interests and here at Snakehive we have cases that reflect our personalities too!  Just take a look at our Father's Day Gift Guide mentioned earlier to see what we mean - we're celebrating eight types of Dads and suggest a phone case for each so you can get him a perfectly matched case as a thoughtful Father's Day gift. Take a read to find yours!  




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