Sponsored App Review: Live Football

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Live Football is an Android app that promises to be the quickest and most comprehensive football and soccer scores app available. It runs beautifully, covers over a thousand different football leagues from all over the world, and even provides fans with tips on who's going to win. These tips are put together by pooling all the different votes from the community, and offer a clear cut win, draw or lose tip for those that like to make a bet or two while watching their favorite teams on the pitch. Live Football covers the Premier League and all other leagues in the UK, it covers Major League Soccer in the States, the big leagues from Europe and all other leagues from further afield all over the world. Live Football allows users to favorite these leagues as well as their favorite teams to get push notifications about the leagues and teams, and everything is customizable and very granular, all the way down to the sort of notifications you get. The app will let you know of goals scored, when a game has started and a whole lot more besides. A comprehensive Android app for soccer fans all over the world, let's take a closer look.

A free app to download and use, users can download Live Football from the Play Store to get started, and when they first launch the app, they'll be taken to the main scores page for the current day.

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Right away, we can see that there are all manner of different leagues and games that the app will cover, and it only gets better when you go further into the app. Live Football will cater to all kinds of different fans, not just those interested in English football. As we can see, there's a comprehensive list of different leagues from all over the world, perfect for those that follow a number of different leagues. When looking for different rankings and tables, for instance, we can take a look at the long, long list here:

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When a user chooses a country, they can then choose the right league they want to see a table for, and they can also hit the star button to add this particular league to their favorites. This is a feature that works throughout the app, and will be very handy for those with a lot of teams and leagues they're interested in.

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Let's say, for instance, that you're a big fan of Spanish football, you can quite easily go ahead and take a look at the scores from matches in the Spanish leagues from that day. No matter which country or league you're looking at, the UI is always consistent, and there is never any nasty surprises or anything like that.

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Clicking on a match will of course bring up more information about the teams that have been playing, and we can again see the favorite options on either side of the match, giving users a quick and easy way to take advantage of this feature.

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What gives Football Live its "Live" part is the excellent live coverage that users can expect throughout games all over the world. Sure, this is not in-depth coverage, but it does an excellent job of listing highlights such as goals, and it does an excellent job of giving fans a quick and easy rundown of what's happened.

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Along with these live updates comes, of course, notifications and Live Football is one of the best apps out there to offer such content. It's super-easy to stay in touch with what's happening on the pitch with Live Football, regardless of where you are, and this is clearly one of the headlining features of Live Football and a reason alone to download and try out the app.

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Notifications such as these are often something that will please one group of user, and then annoy another group. As such, Live Football includes clear cut and easy to change settings that allow users to properly tailor things to their liking. I, personally, enjoyed this addition as there are too few apps that don't give enough control to users like this.

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There's even a "Do Not Disturb" option included here, which is something that a lot of users will really appreciate, especially when they don't want to know what's happening until they get home to catch the highlights and such. On top of this, there are options to control how frequently the app updates, too. This even comes with a sort of heads-up to those looking to load up on information, letting them know that it might be difficult to stay in control of things if they turn the frequency up too high.

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There's obviously a certain type of fan that Live Football will appeal to, and that's of course the sort of fan that likes to make a few bits here and there. For those users, Live Football has an ace up its sleeve. Live Football offers a comprehensive tips system.

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These tips offer users a clear win, draw or lose tip and users can themselves vote their opinion, although depending on which match you're looking at, there be more or fewer people voting with a tip that's all that useful.

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Live Football is an app that has a hell of a lot on offer for soccer and football fans. What's so compelling about the app is not so much the fact that Bet365 is offering such a large bonus for users, but because it's a comprehensive offering for those that need to be kept in the loop. We're all busy these days, and we can't possibly tune in to every match, sometimes it's a struggle just to catch matches from our favorite teams, let alone keep up with the rest of the games that are on. That's why Live Football is so compelling, with all of the notification options, as well as the calendar feature, it makes keeping an eye on things easier than any other app out there does. The app does a great job of making sure users don't fall behind when looking up their favorite teams and how they're doing, and with a consistent UI and a super-useful favorites feature, there's so much on offer here that it would be a wonder if there were users out there that didn't like Live Football, given everything that it does.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – Live Football runs fine on the vast majority of devices that are out there, and it doesn't take long to configure with all of your favorite teams and such.
  • Theme (5/5) – While the green look and feel of Live Football won't be to everyone's taste, it gets bonus points here for being consistent throughout, making sure that the app is easy to use for a lot of users, without ever throwing them a curveball.
  • Features (5/5) – With all of the right boxes ticked thanks to features such as the notifications, control over the notifications and a lot more besides, there's so much on offer here that we've only scratched the surface here.
  • Overall (5/5) – Live Football is so fully-featured and so comprehensive that for a lot of users, it will be the only football and soccer app they need installed on their device. Sure, it doesn't give in-depth news coverage to go with its stats and scores, but it does offer all the stats and videos of goals to help paint a picture of the games.

Pros

  • Everything looks good throughout, regardless of which country you're looking into or which league you're looking into.
  • Is never too complicated to get set up with, and won't be a problem for less tech-savvy users out there, either.
  • Notifications are comprehensive, arrive on time and can be controlled to the user's liking right from within the app.
  • Tips give users a little insight on which way they should bet if they want to go ahead and make the game interesting or not.

Cons

  • Might have too much on offer for some users that are looking for a simplified approach.
  • Constant ads on display can be a little annoying, but then again the entire app is free to use forever.

All-in-all, there's a lot to like about Live Football, and it's the sort of app that will appeal to a great many users, all over the world. The ability to control notifications in such a granular method as this is really great, and all the other features come together to create one of the most comprehensive football apps on Android right now. It looks good, is completely free to use, and doesn't take long to get to grips with, either.

 

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For years now I've had a heavy interest in technology, growing up with 8-bit computers and gaming consoles has fed into an addiction to everything that beeps. Android saved me from the boredom of iOS years ago and I love watching the platform grow. As an avid reader and writer nothing pleases me more than to write about the exciting world of Android, Google and mobile technology as a whole.

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