Sports audience in India is changing. Fans of cricket, soccer, tennis and more want to be connected 24×7 even when they are on the go. In fact, it’s not just about keeping score any more. It’s about the viewers’ opinion. They want to be heard. Welcome to the age of Digital Sports Viewing and sports apps for live scores.

Sports App for Live Updates Have Hungry Followers

Finding the best sports apps for live updates

Be it Indian Cricket, Indian Premier League, Pro Kabaddi or Indian Super League. In fact, Grand Slams like Wimbledon and Australian Open now have ever increasing urban audience in India. With all this following, sports apps for live scores are trying to capture the market in unique and significant ways. Apps like Hotstar and SonyLiv ensure viewers don’t miss a minute of the action. Since people are on the move all the time, mobile viewing has become common. Timely and interactive updates come in various forms. Through websites, apps and whatsapp messages.

CricBuzz

CricBuzz is the most popular app for cricket updates. Makers of the app played a masterstroke by bringing in “Harsha Bhogle – Voice of Cricket” for expert comments to provide Live Commentary during the matches. This helped them gain attentoion of serious followers of the game.

cricbuzz sports app for live updates
CricBuzz App for Live Updates

CricBuzz is the most popular app for cricket updates. Makers of the app played a masterstroke by bringing in “Harsha Bhogle – Voice of Cricket” for expert comments to provide Live Commentary during the matches. This helped them gain attentoion of serious followers of the game.

Not just the scores. CricBuzz has everything there is to know about cricket. News, ball-by-ball commentary, schedules and video content. Updates on the game are avaialble in many languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali and English.

Last I saw, the app had 5M+ downloads and for the fact that it is only specific to Cricket, the numbers are pretty decent. The best thing it has going for it is a 4.4 Rating on Google Play Store. Considering the number of downloads, it’s a number the app can be proud of.

TechThirsty Suggestion: Run on the ‘Dark Theme’ for a better viewing experience.

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Goal.com

goal.com sports app for live score updates
Goal.com Sports App for Live Scores

Goal.com has a wide-ranging menu that covers leagues from all across the globe. You can follow Brazilian Football to Chinese Football. Even the not-so-famous ones like Australian Soccer and Indian Football make their way into the app.

The main feature as an Indian fan is the detailing of Indian Football with all formats like the ISL, I-League and Calcutta Premier Division A. Must go for it once if Football is your thing. And like Sunil Chettri said “Agar ek din hume World Cup khelna hai, to aaj fan banna padega”. So Go for Goal.

The main feature as an Indian fan is the detailing of Indian Football with all formats like the ISL, I-League and Calcutta Premier Division A. Must go for it once if Football is your thing. And like Sunil Chettri said “Agar ek din hume World Cup khelna hai, to aaj fan banna padega”. So Go for Goal.

Clearly, what came into existence as a website for the Football Fan, is soon becoming a place for the fans of Indian football as well. Their goal alerts, detailed articles and indepth stats certainly give a lot of value to the subscriber.

TechThirsty Suggestion: Too many ads – pop ups and more – might irritate you. So be prepared.

Hotstar

Well Hotstar. Where do I Start. Purely for the viewing experience. How many times it has come to our rescue when we’ve been stranded somewhere for work or family duties and have not been able to get hold of the Television.

Hotstar sports app for live updates

Most of IPL or Indian cricket is here. So you don’t need to miss the action if you have HotStar. I think the campaign “Go Solo” is what really got everyone’s attention. It made people sit up and notice the fact that Cricket can now be viewed on Mobile. With the advent of Mirror casting onto the TV, this app is definitely one for the future. On last visit, e.g. The India New Zealand ODI which Dhoni finished off in style was being viewed on 5.3 Million accounts. Now that is some number, don’t you think.

Premier League football viewing has also never been the same. Although that falls in the premium viewing category but it is so worth it.

Something that comes in very handy when you are in route somewhere or perhaps in one of the Smaller Towns in India. Where even though everyone claims 4G is everywhere. I am afraid it isn’t.

TechThirsty Suggestion: If you have bad network connectivity, HotStar works well on a Slow internet connection.

Google Sports

Whereever you are in the world, (considering a world where China does not exist), Google Sports is the easiest way to stay in touch with your favorite sports team. If you are missing a match because of any of the following reasons:

  • Not being at Home
  • Bad internet connection – While on a RoadTrip to the Himalayas
  • Premium membership required from HotStar or SonyLiv

The best to get around is Google Sports. Select your favorite team i.e. any national team from any sports or any sports franchise from any private league. Google Sports will give you timely notifications if your team is about to play. Regular score with basic written commentary and stats are also available.

SportsGuru by Dream11

What began as a Fantasy App for the IPL and Pro Kabaddi Matches has now transformed to a complete solution for all your Sports fantasies and updates in India. It is still advertised as an app that gives you the opportunity to make Fantasy Teams, select players and score points. This is a great way of getting one over your friends who always think they know more than you about the sport.

The SportsGuru app has a given a new look and feel to the Dream11 experience and offers exciting stuff:

  • Live Commentary like never before
  • 100% Ad-Free Experience
  • Videos with expert opinions

Even something like the Bangladesh Premier League would have informative ball-by-ball commentary.

TechThirsty Roundup

All of the above recommended sports apps for live scores are adapting to consumer needs. For me the best idea that Hotstar came up with was the Predict and Win during IPL 2018. Great way to engage the fans. All sorts of Cashbacks on offer for the start-ups to advertise.

Have a list of your own fav sports apps for live scores? Tell us about it in the comments below!