Well let’s start by saying if we appear to be a little bit biased then maybe you’re right, but we always try our best to be objective.
BBC Sport app for Android has, it seems been a long time coming but, well worth the wait.
If you have seen BBC Sport on iOS then you will not be disappointed.
The pages are easy to use and navigate around but I could imagine it will be awkward if you have a smaller, say, 3.5 inch or less screen.
On the home screen in the top left corner you will see a menu tab, here you will see the ‘main’ sports quick links, (this is showing on the tablet) Football, Formula 1, Cricket, Rugby Union & League, Tennis and Golf. With More sports, Around the UK and Other at the bottom of the page.
So sliding back to the main page and scrolling down you will see “Latest News” and alongside “News By Sport”, tap news by sport and choosing your sport, I’ve chosen Formula 1, you will see the latest news, with Results, Standings, Race Calendar plus a down arrow with more options, depending on your sport.
- Home screen displaying the top stories across the world of sport.
- Live and on demand video and audio
- A page for Football, Formula 1, Cricket, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Tennis, Golf
- A page for all the other main sports, UK nations, plus major events
- Daily live text commentaries from BBC journalists
- Detailed football live scores, match stats and text commentaries
- A full season’s football fixtures and results searchable by day
- Football tables
- Pages for football team and league news
- Share stories and results by email and on social networks
- Links to the BBC mobile site for stats pages for other sports. These will become available in the app in a future release
- The BBC will be adding new features to the app and will notify you when they become available in Google Play.
A 3G or Wifi connection is required in order to access content.
The BBC Sport app is available for Android 2.2 and above and on devices that are 7 inches or smaller.
Well done BBC on finally getting round to giving sports fans a decent app to use. Its almost worth my licence fee! yea, right!
One thing I must say I like the fact they have included DISABILITY SPORTS. The app does work really well smooth scrolling, news is updated. When opening for the first time on my tablet, Xoom 10.1, it did take awhile to load but, subsequent openings where much faster.
Our Rating 5/5: