If you like sports, have heard of sports, or can define sports, you most likely have heard of a little network that goes by the name ESPN. Yes, I was joking when I said “little” network. If you fall under the first category of someone who likes sports though, or more specifically watching sports via the ESPN network, this news is for you. Today, ESPN released an update for its WatchESPN application for iOS app (which is Universal for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch). What is so big about this update? It supports AirPlay. This allows you to stream any of its channels to something such as an Apple TV from your iOS device. Here is the full changelog from the App Store:
What’s New in Version 1.6.4
– AirPlay is now supported for all channels (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPN3).
– Includes support for AirPlay in background.
– Bug fixes, and optimizations.
I can’t wait to try this out, being an avid sports fanatic myself. I recently received an Apple TV as a gift and have gone a little AirPlay-crazy. 9to5Mac also makes an interesting point about Disney signing a contract for ESPN content, and Disney is supposedly a big part of Apple’s rumored television deal.
What do you think? Glad to see ESPN finally support this? Do you use AirPlay for many things? Let us know in the comments.