Every sports fan now needs just one thing to be totally engrossed in the games, clubs and players they love – a smartphone. The device carries all the information you need and has completely changed how we engage with sport. But why is the smartphone the ultimate tool for sports fans?
Keep Up-To-Date With News
First and foremost you can keep up-to-date with everything that’s going on in the world concerning sport in general, as well as specific teams and players. There are dozens of great apps including the like of ESPN, NBA’s specialist app and official team apps, which bring you the latest news, views and interviews from your favourite teams.
Bet On Upcoming Fixtures
Betting continues to be an ever increasing activity via smartphone and with the chance to bet ahead of games as well as in-play via betting apps. You can hook up your online account to your app so it’s easy to set up and you’ll find an app for essentially any bookmaker you wish. The best apps all have expansive markets so no matter what sport you want to place a bet on they’ll have you covered.
You’ll also find just as many offers as you would in a standard web browser, making betting on your team any time, anywhere easier than ever before.
Follow Games Live
If you can’t sit in the stadium and watch, we can use smartphones to follow almost any sports minute-by-minute, in many cases even watch the fixtures live. The likes of NBA League Pass allows you to watch all fixtures live via your device, while even some betting apps will allow you to watch the games you’ve placed a bet on, particularly in sports such as horse racing and soccer.
On top of that, you can usually download apps for any TV channels that are free or you have a subscription to and watch live. So if there’s sport on the television, there is on your smartphone too.
If watching isn’t an option for you, services such as Twitter regularly have live updates, particularly from official club accounts, meaning you can even subtly follow the game.
Engage With Players, Fans & Clubs
For many years fans have been a little disillusioned with how far sports and their fans have grown apart. Wealth has put world stars world’s apart from fans, but social media is narrowing that gap once more.
Fans can engage with both clubs and players these days on the likes of Twitter and Instagram and it has proven a success. In soccer, England players were incredibly active on social media and it brought them closer to the fans than ever before, creating a real feel-good atmosphere.
Additionally, a conversation between fans is easier than ever before thanks to social media apps. Fans can engage with each other before, during and after games, creating healthy debate, fun and positive sentiment towards a club. Or entirely the opposite of course.