Eurosport has a massive TV audience and a huge Europe-wide TV fan base, however, they've always lacked a certain je ne sais quoin, when it comes to online presence. See also: Best Android Apps

Unfortunately the sport broadcaster's Android app isn't a massive improvement either. It's buggy and bit lightweight on its live scores tab, which isn't the best combination. The one thing it does have over its main rival, Sky Sports, is that it offers all of its information in one app - Sky Sports has separate apps for scores, and news. Visit New Star Soccer for Android review.

Eurosport.com articles

To give Eurosport.com's app its dues, it is laid out expertly. The four bold tabs at the top allow you to jump to what section you want effortlessly, and the extra tabs at the bottom allow you to focus in on a specific sport. See also Top ten Android apps.

Reading a sports news story is a pleasant experience on the Eurosport.com Android app too. Images are crisp and the articles are laid out neatly, the stories are pretty in-depth too, which is seldom seen in an app, and should be credited.

However, there obviously seems to be some sort of coverage rights issue coming in to play here, as live scorecards/reporting on certain sports, like cricket, isn't available, which is a real shame. The app offers a poor 'chat' alternative on sports events like live test matches, which isn't ideal.

On the plus side, the app is a bit of a statistician's paradise in terms of sports results. As you can see in the image below, it has a wealth of sports on offer and results that go back a whole season. Very good indeed, although we've sometimes experienced delays of results being updated on the app.

Eurosport.com liveEurosport results

Eurosport.com for Android: Specs

  • Size: 4.8Mb
  • Requires Android 2.1 and up
  • Size: 4.8Mb
  • Requires Android 2.1 and up

OUR VERDICT

The Eurosport.com Android app has huge potential to be a fantastic sports apps, but it's just found wanting in one or two little areas. Unfortunately this leaves you feeling a little bit annoyed rather than happy for the good work the app does do.

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