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Enjoy more customisation and notifications in latest Nokia Lumia ESPN Hub update

Nokia ESPN Hub

The Nokia ESPN Hub app, available exclusively in the Nokia Collection, has been updated to version 2.6.67. The latest release introduces a number of improvements that will help users further customise the experience, as well as being notified on news and scores.

We've previously looked at and reviewed ESPN Hub for Nokia Windows Phones. Here's what's new in the latest version (according to the store description): the ability to save and deep pin favourite teams and sports is now present. Users can customise Live Tile score updates, as well as receive news and score updates via toast notifications. Not a bad release.

You can download ESPN Hub from the Nokia Collection on the Windows Phone Store.




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cdbstl76 says:

I could pin my teams before , or am I missing something?

Bartdog says:

Maybe the notifications for those teams will actually work now. :/

aeronaught says:

This the definition of first world problem, but I don't like how they changed the tile from ESPN to say ESPN Hub.

Is this app only for US users??

allos autos says:

Change region to US, restart. Download app. Change region back, restart. Enjoy!

I had to do the same thing.

Ryan A Klein says:

Ya, I honestly see no difference. Maybe pinned tiles take you directly to the teams page but the scores were not updating, and I tried a couple different configurations. Notifications have always been terrible, rather than taking you to the notification you clicked on it just opens the app.

I wish they would use the sports center theme for notifications, like iOS and Android. Anybody else think so?

awsman says:

For me, that would be the biggest change they could make.  Also, this app (and ESPN Scorecenter) would greatly beneift from a notification center, to beat a dead horse.  This is the only app I use that I get notifications that won't persist on the lock screen. 

jhoff80 says:

As far as I know, that's not actually possible on Windows Phone.

theefman says:

Pinned tiles are pretty dead for me so far.

jason8957 says:

Yeah, are the tiles supposed to actually do anything?  I am usually disappointed by anything from ESPN.

AFuentesJr says:

Why is the pinned tile resolution so low, it looks horrible.

The ZennyBoy says:

For good measure, lol. I can't stand apps with low resolution tiles . . .

glassadam says:

Yeah I emailed them about it in the feedback section of the app, I would encourage others to do so as well.

Chris_Kez says:

I tweeted Nokia SW Update about this yesterday. It looks terrible next to ESPN Scorecenter tile.

westex74 says:

This app is becoming really nice. If only it will play the Da Da Da...Da Da Da ESPN theme for notifications like the Android and iOS app. I kinda likd that. :)

freerider189 says:

Yeah, i don't see any difference at all

ricardios says:

Did this update make the app load faster? I've been using the mobile website lately

cdbstl76 says:

Not that I can notice. Still painfully slow.

oniororo says:

Actually it made it slower. And had ads now!

Yes, I hate the ads!

DarkKrystof says:

Its apps like this that have made me wait for a Nokia device over HTC and Samsung. Come on Lumia 928!

NaterBater says:

Why put the ESPN radio advertisement on the bottom now? Just gets in the way of scrolling. I already downloaded that crap so why try to make me again. They already have a whole page for their advertisements.

etlahrs says:

Not sure if there is a difference between the ESPN app for Lumias and the one for all others, but on my HTC 8X, this app killed my battery in a matter of hours when my team played.  I only had goals and final notification on, and the batery went from 80-85% to dead in about 5 hours, with no other use than it sitting on my coffee table.
Anyone else notice this issue with either version?

AirLange says:

I thought I was crazy thinking that. I'm glad it's not just me.

MatthewGavin says:

App is toooo slow.  It takes forever to load.  I want to actually test it out and see which takes longer get to baseball scores, the espn hub or Baseball now. 
Espn hub still seems weird to me.  I am not sure how to find out schedules past the next game.  LIke...who the Rays are playing on Friday or who Barcelona is playing in two weeks.

jiffffy pop says:

We need WatchESPN!

RaRa85 says:

+1 I've been saying that for the longest.

Sarang68 says:

Not available in India

HIllste1 says:

Don't update unless you want ads

eortizr says:

but where is 'WatchESPN'? like it is on Android and iOS?

Is there any real difference between this app and the non-Nokia ESPN app? I've never been able to notice. I've found both pretty terrible generally. 

mayne222 says:

Mine won't open now after the udate.  Just tells me there are "Network Errors"
This is happening when every other app works fine and I have full "4G" service on my 920 (I don't get LTE at my office)

chadbr says:

Live tiles are not... I guess I'll uninstall / reinstall... I'd like to have latest score on the tile.

I'll never figure out why the app doesn't take you to your own teams when you start it...

mistacombs says:

I want to know why this ESPN HUB app does not let you sign in with your espn account to sync your favorite teams. This is my favorite part about the espn apps on IOS. The other sportscenter app on WP allows you to do this.
I havn't tried with ESPN HUB, but the sportscenter app will not take you to the article after you click on a toast. Does WP8 not support deep linking from toasts, or is this something the developers of ESPN neglected?

Chris_Kez says:

Lack of deep links makes this app significantly less useful than it should be.

AmilM says:

I use Premier Leagues+

Score Center is way better imo. I have both apps installed but I rely on SC. ESPN Hub is just crap at this point.

awsman says:

I tried both this app and scorecenter and ended up going with scorecenter as my go-to sports app.  My main complaint with both apps, as has already been mentioned, is the lack of the sportscenter jingle on notifications. 

Matt Sharp says:

Intense battery drain. I pinned one team to the start screen, they were not even playing, went to to bed with 70% battery. Woke up phone was so dead it took 15min on charge to wake up. Un pinned and blocked background tasks until there is another update.

jgservices says:

No Canada love?