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Published on January 16th, 2019 | by Brad Gibson

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ESPN+ gains personalization, offline viewing & new platforms

The $4.99-a-month streaming sports service ESPN+ is overhauling parts of its look-and-feel with customized features, the ability to view content offline, and support for more platforms.

With so much content, the service is adding recommended programming based on a users browsing and viewing habits. Recommendations are meant to drive interest in the on-demand library, showing live sports fans related to content they might enjoy.

The new offline viewing mode will also drive interest in the on-demand library. Many of the service’s original series, specials, and documentaries – including the popular 30 for 30 series – are available offline using the ESPN iOS and Android app.

ESPN has also announced it will be streaming all Canadian Football League (CFL) games to U.S. subscribers thanks to a multi-year deal. ESPN+ subscribers will get over 65 games per season, while at least 20 games will air live on ESPN networks.

ESPN+ launched in April 2018 and is part of the existing ESPN app on Apple TV.

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About the Author

Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of BESTAppleTV.com. He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as MacNN.com, MacObserver.com, MacCentral.com, MacMinute.com, and Macworld.com. He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the Associated Press and United Press International.



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