WatchESPN and Soccer apps land on Chromecast streaming device

Chromecast gets new apps with WatchESPN, Crunchyroll, and others bringing anime, World Cup, and other content to your TV.

Shane McGlaun
Published Wed, Jun 4 2014 8:02 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

Sports fans that own a Chromecast streaming device now have some new apps to take advantage of. The Chromecast users can now watch streaming content via WatchESPN and Major League Soccer apps. These apps land just in time for soccer fans to watch the World Cup.

WatchESPN and Soccer apps land on Chromecast streaming device |

The catch with the WatchESPN app is that you have to receive ESPN on a cable, satellite, or other pay TV network to watch. If you have that subscription, you will be able to watch all 64 world Cup games on your TV. Other ESPN content is also available via the app.

Other features have also been added to Chromecast including Google+ Photos letting users watch their own videos and photos on the big screen. Crunchyroll is another new app that is now available adding 25,000 Japanese anime, Korean drama, and live-action videos to the mix.


Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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