The way that people are consuming their online content is changing and as the world becomes increasingly digital, more people every day are downloading apps to their smartphone for the convenience of accessing the internet from their pocket, 24 hours a day.
This also applies to the way that sports fans and football fans in particular keep up to date with news on their team, or even stream live matches. As a result, there’s now a plethora of apps available to give you your football fix.
Seeing how you can’t download every app to your smartphone however, here’s our pick of the 5 best football apps that every fan needs:
The Premier League App
The Premier League is world football’s most watched competition, with the appeal of England’s top division reaching all corners of the globe.
The official Premier League app is therefore one of the most downloaded apps on iOS and Android and when you look at what the app offers, as well as the fact that it’s completely free to use, it’s even easier to see why it is so popular.
You can get in-depth stats on all 20 Premier League teams, with in-depth player profiles for every player at every club. The app also gives you the ability to follow your team around the clock, featuring live updates on match day.
There are also video highlights from every game, you can check the live table, upcoming fixtures and past results and – if you fancy yourself as a football manager – you can play the Premier League’s Official Fantasy Football game, with full management of your team through the app.
LiveScore is an app that actually keeps you up-to-date with the latest scores and live action in a variety of sports, be it tennis, cricket, basketball, the NFL and of course football.
But it is particular revered by football fans, as it’s seen as a fast yet user friendly app that provides detailed match previews and transfer news as well as fixtures and results for every major league in one place – be that the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 or the Bundesliga.
Just like the Premier League App, LiveScore also has a fantasy football feature.
FIFA Ultimate Team
If you’re a FIFA player, then you need to get the FIFA Ultimate Team on your phone, which provides all of the features that you get on the console game itself but in a friendly mobile format that’s also easy to use.
Betting apps are a dime a dozen nowadays and chances are if you’re a smartphone owning football fan, you’re partial to the occasional flutter.
And if you’re going to download one betting app to your phone, the Coral app is one of the most popular. Coral offer a wide range of pre-match and in-play markets and offers as well as real money online pokies.
The app is currently only available in the UK but with the USA recently changing laws surrounding gambling, we can expect some of the well known high street bookmakers like Coral switch focus to the US to try and establish themselves as one of the best casinos in usa online.
If it’s premium content that you’re after, the ESPN football app provides a high quality blog with feature articles, in addition to providing all the match reports, transfer news and updates of the other apps.