The last thing you want when you’re jumping in the car or busy in the office is to miss a crucial wicket in this week’s Ashes match. So if you’re not lucky enough to be at Lord’s, why not take a look at the best apps for watching and listening to the Ashes.
OS: Andoroid and iOS
First and foremost is the BBC Radio app, which allows you to stream BBC Radio 5 Live from your smartphone or tablet, whether you’re at home, at work, or on the go.
BBC Radio 5 Live is known for its excellent sports commentary covering various sports, so there’s no better radio app to keep up with the Ashes than this.
Using the app’s easy to use dial, simply scroll to select Radio 5 Live or Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, and because the app lets you listen to all of BBC’s radio stations, including Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 1Xtra, so you can easily flit between stations in between overs!
Cost: £4.99/month, no lock-in contract
OS: Andoroid and iOS
If you can’t be at the grounds in person but want the next best thing, then the Sky Sports TV app is right up your street.
Sky is the official host for airing this year’s Ashes series, and the app, compatible with Androids and iOS devices, offers much more than just coverage of the cricket.
By paying a £4.99 monthly fee, you gain access to Sky Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4, as well as Sky Sports F1, Sky sports News and Sky News. While the app does require you to pay to stream the Ashes, the no-lock in contract means you can pay for just the two months over which the series spans.
Sky Sports TV is perfect for watching every moment of the Ashes while you’re on the go (remember data charges may apply if you’re outside a WiFi hotspot!) and great for keeping up with every other sporting event, from football to F1, this summer.
OS: iOS and Android
If you’re not willing to splash out in buying the Sky Sports TV app, why not give Demand 5 a go? Whilst Sky Sports may be the official channel hosting the Ashes, Channel 5 shows highlights of the day’s play each evening for viewers who don’t subscribe to Sky.
The Demand 5 app, which is free for iOS devices, allows you to catch up on the day’s cricketing action just like any other TV demand service. If you missed the live thing on channel 5, simply catch up in your own time, for up to a week after the show was originally aired.