ESPN App Update Brings Improved Features & Marshmallow Support


If you are someone who likes to be kept up to date on all the various goings-on in the sports world, then chances are you have the sports news as part of your daily social feeds. At least, for the sports and teams that you are interested in. You may even be making use of an Android app or two to get your sports fix for as soon as new news is available. If you are one of the latter, then there is also a reasonably good chance that the official ESPN app is one of those that you currently use.

Well, if you do make use of the ESPN app then it is worth knowing that an update is now rolling out to the app and on the face of it, looks to be quite the update, bringing in a number of useful additions as well as a complete overhaul to the way in which the app looks and feels. The big visual change on offer with the update is the mass of Material Design which now seems to have been injected into the look of the app. As a result, the color scheme, layout and general presentation is much more Lollipop-based. In fact, according to the Play Store changelog, the update goes far beyond Lollipop, as the latest update is one which is optimized for Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Therefore, as well as the improved and more Material Design look, you can also expect a number of performance improvements which result in more natural scrolling, quicker loading of pages and a reduction in the number of crashes experienced.


However, it is not all aesthetic-based as the changelog also details a couple of new features which have been added. Probably the most useful to the binge sports fans is the ability to move from one article to the next in a much quicker time. After the update, once a user reaches the end of an article, the next article will be there ready and waiting and can be instantly dragged up to open. The updated version is already available through the Google Play Store and therefore, for those who already have the app installed, you should start to see the update arriving soon enough.


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John has been writing about and reviewing tech products since 2014 after making the transition from writing about and reviewing airlines. With a background in Psychology, John has a particular interest in the science and future of the industry. Besides adopting the Managing Editor role at AH John also covers much of the news surrounding audio and visual tech, including cord-cutting, the state of Pay-TV, and Android TV. Contact him at [email protected]

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