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Best Live Sports Apps 2018

Over the last few years, mobile phones have evolved from making calls and sending texts to something far more integral to daily life. Now smartphones have massive capabilities, and there is pretty much an app for anything you can think of. Streaming television has become really popular and with advancements in screen technology the handset screens have become so good it really is like watching on the big screen. If you have a sporting event you just don’t want to miss but cannot be by the television then streaming live sports on your phone could be the perfect solution. The only thing you need to remember is that if you are not connected to a wifi network you will be using your data allowance so be sure to have enough or you will be facing extra charges when the monthly bill rolls in.

Many apps will require a subscription in order to access the content, but this tends to remove things like advertising and secures a better level of streaming quality so you can enjoy the real-time action on all your favourite sports fixtures whenever you want.

Sky Sports App

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One of the giants in sports viewing, Sky Sports is probably a must have app for any serious sports fan. As you might expect this is a paid for subscription service and once you have downloaded the app you can sign up for one of two packages depending on what you want to watch. Pack one offers Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports News and Sky News on individual channels, this will cost £5.99 a month on a rolling contract that you can cancel at any time with no penalties.

If you want even more access to the action, then you might prefer package two which comes with all of the above plus extra channels in the form of Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Golf, and Sky Sports F1. These additional four channels change the price to £10.99 a month which is fantastic considering that you have unlimited access to all of the channels, and Sky have exclusivity on several things.

BT Sport App

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The BT Sport app has been designed for customers who subscribe to the service. It gives you mobile access to BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, ESPN on BT Sport and BoxNation.

It is worth noting that if you are taking out a new contract with us and our trusted partners at EE, you can bag six months free access to the service with certain contracts, so check out the deals as this is a great bonus gift. All of these amazing fixtures and competitions will be screened,  UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Premier League, Aviva Premiership, European Rugby Champions Cup, SPL, Bundesliga, Serie A, WTA tennis, MotoG, UFC and Boxing, with video highlights, news, fixtures, results and more. So this is an excellent app for any sports fan.

If you miss something, do not worry as you can also use the on-demand catch-up feature to watch at a time that suits you. If you do not have access to a BT Sport subscription, you will need to head over to their website to sort that, as once the app is downloaded you will be prompted for login details.

UK Live Sport TV Guide App

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If you are unsure as to when an event is showing or want to make your plans for the week, then this is a great little app to have. The following channels have been included: Sky Sports, Premier Sports, ITV, BT Sport, BBC, TG4, Eurosport, Channel 4, Racing UK, At the Races, LFC TV, MUTV, ChelseaTV, Box Nation, and you can see full scheduling information.

This is just a guide, not a streaming app however it is one of the most easy to navigate because you can search in many ways, whether you want to look for a specific fixture or search by sports. You can then schedule reminders so that you can be sure never to miss anything again. Android users can take advantage of the home screen widget which lists the live matches for the day or tips depending on your preference. This could be a great app to get if you are trying to decide which paid to air service is best as you will be able to see what each provider offers, in one place and make your mind up from there.

Live Sports Plus App

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A nice little app that offers you the chance to watch a wide range of sports from your mobile or tablet. You can have access to a variety of sports including football, motorsport, combat sports, American football, baseball, tennis, basketball, rugby, and darts.

The app has access to many live sports events, highlights and more. There are over 70 sports stations included, so you are guaranteed a massive range of choice. The app also offers things like betting tips and predictions.  Being a free app, you do have to put up with advertising. You can enjoy global sports coverage with Europe, UK, USA Sport, the Europa League, World Cup 2018 the Champions League, Asian Sport, World Cup Championship all being shown on the app. If you have Chromecast, this app offers support, and there is a roundup of the daily sports news.

Being a free app you will find that the streaming is not as reliable as pay to view services, which is to be expected, and all free to air apps will encounter an element of lag. However, this is still an app worth considering as there is plenty of content and the streaming is reasonable.