WatchESPN now available on Kindle Fire Android devices

WatchESPN on the Kindle Fire

WatchESPN on the Kindle Fire

It’s been a big year for WatchESPN in 2012, and in addition to the multiple platforms it is currently accessible on, the app is now available on Kindle Fire Android devices (Fire HD 8.9” 4G LTE Wireless, Fire HD 8.9”, Fire HD and Fire).

The WatchESPN app is free to download and delivers live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beater to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider anywhere on the go. It is currently one of the top sports apps in the Amazon Best Sellers list and available for download here.

“We’re excited to work in collaboration with Amazon to offer our popular and award-winning WatchESPN app in the Amazon Appstore, extending its reach to Kindle Fire HD devices,” said Matt Murphy, senior vice president of ESPN’s Digital Video Distribution.”Tablets are a growing platform for video usage, and our goal has always been serving sports fans wherever they consume content.”

With the addition of Kindle Fire, WatchESPN closes out the year on a high note. To name a few:

·The WatchESPN app now available in the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore for Android
·Total downloads of the app have more than doubled in 2012
·Distribution has increased to 46 million households nationwide
·WatchESPN has added Comcast Xfinity TV, Midcontinent Communications, Cablevision and Cox Communications to its lineup of affiliates that already included Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV
·Of the top 10 cable distributors nationwide, WatchESPN is now accessible to six of them
·In addition to computers, smartphones and tablets, WatchESPN is now available through ESPN on Xbox, bringing live content from ESPN networks into the Xbox LIVE platform for Gold members in a unique and interactive sports viewing experience

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  • MTTY

    Did not see my first post, again this doesn’t appear as compatible with the original Kindle Fire on the Amazon app store-

    Compatibility with your devices
    X Matt’s Kindle
    X Amy’s Kindle

    • David Scott

      Hi Matt-
      The compatible devices currently include: the Fire HD 8.9” 4G LTE Wireless, Fire HD 8.9”, Fire HD and Fire.
      Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance. We also sent you an email with this response to ensure you get it.

  • Phillip Havens

    So I just caught eye on this app and downloaded it right away! I have a problem though… I noticed that the listed games are all college… I am looking to be able to watch pro games like seahawks vs falcons on sunday is there some way for the app to provide this?

    • David Scott

      Thanks Phil. Unfortunately ESPN does not have rights to the NFK playoffs. You can check at NFL.com for more viewing options and with the networks that are carrying those games this weekend. Hope you enjoy the app otherwise – it’s truly a must have!

  • Carl

    I have the same problem as MTTY: the app shows as not compatible with my Kindle Fire in the Amazon store. (ESPNWatch works great on my desktop PC). Any help would be appreciated.

    • David Scott

      The compatible devices currently include: the Fire HD 8.9” 4G LTE Wireless, Fire HD 8.9”, Fire HD and Fire.
      Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

  • Carl

    OK, I got an “official” answer from Amazon support. The *current* Kindle Fire is supported, not the 1st gen Kindle Fire. (Personally I wish Amazon had revved the name on the Fire when they did the 2nd gen precisely to avoid this kind of confusion…)