ESPN’s WatchESPN app has been wildly popular on every new device that it’s launched on. But until recently, you had to log in as a cable subscriber to be able to actually “watch” ESPN on the app. Now the company is launching a new version of WatchESPN for Android that not only brings its tentpole Monday Night Football games to Android tablet users for the first time, but also provides on-demand clips for everyone.
The new WatchESPN app was built to run on Android version 2.3 and above, making it available to a huge number of users. And while the previous version required users to authenticate — i.e. to log in with their cable provider’s credentials — the new version has content even for those who aren’t cable subscribers, or whose cable provider hasn’t reached a deal with the Disney-owned sports network.
That’s a big deal for the company, and…
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