Published on August 27th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner0
Bring It! Pretty much any fantasy football app
With the myriad methods available to watch NFL games on your Apple TV, you’d think there’d also be a couple ways to manage/monitor your fantasy football team. Every league in which I’ve participated over the past few years has an iOS app available to supplement the website, but none of them have tvOS versions. Why?
I don’t know.
This is my second year participating in an ESPN.com league. I participated in the live draft on my computer, and that’s where I’ll handle most of my team management. However, ESPN.com has a handy iOS app that allows me to access scores and make team adjustments when I’m not at the computer. Last year, I even started my live draft on the iPhone due to travel.
However, the ESPN Fantasy Sports app is not available for tvOS. Nor is NFL Fantasy Football, Yahoo Fantasy Football & More, or CBS Sports Fantasy. Not even FanDuel or DraftKings, and they’re always looking for new ways to help sports fans part with their money.
I should point out that I’m not the biggest sports fan out there. I don’t have multiple screens set to multiple channels and subscription services on gameday. In fact, because I’m unwilling to pay extra to access more than what my DirecTV Now package already offers, it’s rare that I even get to watch my own team play on Sundays. And I’m cool with that because I don’t need the aggravation.
But I do follow my fantasy team, and I would prefer to pull up the live scoring updates on my Apple TV than on my tiny iPhone screen (which is usually being used for other things anyway). The gameplay highlights and analysis videos would look better there, too.
And when I am watching live football, swapping to another Apple TV app for fantasy scores would require just a couple clicks of the Siri Remote. Learn of an injury while watching a sports news show? Launch the app. Receive a good tip during a movie or gaming session? Launch the app.
Again, I realize the top fantasy football services all have an iOS app available to serve the needs of players, but that can be said of pretty much anything available through Apple TV. Some of us just prefer to have things available on the big screen, and here’s hoping that the developers realize that soon.