We have two pieces of good news for sports fans who often turn to their mobile devices to keep up with the action. The first, "WatchESPN" for your mobile device has just added, via an update, a live toolbar. While you're watching programming on the bigger space up top, you can scroll the bottom to check out the latest scores, even click through to see in-depth stats or highlights, which will pop up along side what you were already watching. If you like the look, that the toolbar also offers up other programs airing live on the network, or all the big highlights of the day. As a reminder, to access the live streams you will have to log in with your cable subscriber ID and password. And while WatchESPN is a free app for iOS and Android devices, that new toolbar upgrade is, at the moment, just for iPads.
NBC's Sports Live Extra
And NBC's Sports Live Extra app is pretty much the same deal only for sporting events NBC has the rights to. In addition to the host of other events it has the right to show from football to hockey to golf to horse racing, it recently secured three years of English Premier League soccer, arguably the most popular soccer league in the world, and will offer every game available live through the app. Again, NBC's Sports Live Extra app is free for iOS and Android devices but you will have to sign in with your cable id and password.