The Athletic

The Athletic

By The Athletic Media Company

  • Category: Sports
  • Release Date: 2016-09-02
  • Current Version: 7.5.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 108.26 MB
  • Developer: The Athletic Media Company
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 5
From 45,376 Ratings


Fall in love with the sports page again with The Athletic. Follow your favorite sports teams and leagues with smart, in-depth coverage you simply can't get anywhere else - all with zero ads, pop-ups, or auto-play video. An expanding roster of all-star local sportswriters bring you original storytelling daily in more than 40 markets across the US and Canada: US - Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, SF Bay Area, Boston, Buffalo, Carolina, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indiana, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minnesota, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Washington DC, Wisconsin Canada - Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg In addition, The Athletic offers premium national sports coverage - including: MLB with Ken Rosenthal and Jayson Stark NHL with Pierre LeBrun and James Mirtle NBA with Shams Charania and David Aldridge NFL with Jay Glazer and Michael Lombardi NCAA Football with Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman NCAA Basketball with Seth Davis and Dana O'Neil Subscribers get access to ALL the in-depth local and national offered on The Athletic for one price. The customizable mobile app lets you follow and show content only for the sports, cities, and teams you care about in a beautiful, clutter-free reading experience with no advertisements. Use the app to save stories to read later or read offline. Follow your favorite authors to easily access their content. Adjust text settings with night mode. View box scores, team highlights, and report cards on player performance all within the highly rated app. Within the app, you can choose either an annual or monthly subscription plan for access to all of our exclusive content and features - with plans starting as low as $4.99/month. The app may also offer you an introductory free period. At the end of the free trial period, the full price of the subscription will be charged thereafter. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase and your subscription will continue without interruption and auto-renew unless turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current billing period. The renewal charge will be placed within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Visit for more information. Terms of Service - Privacy Policy -



  • True sports journalism for real fans.

    By Booey87
    The Athletic provides the best sports journalism out there. Plain and simple. You get to choose your team and customize your feed. As well, searching for articles, authors, etc. is easy. The app itself is simple and great. With community, rating system, text (size, color) adjustment it provides everything you’d need for reading.
  • Great coverage needs notifications

    By JJacobs88
    The quality of writing simply can’t be beat. They provide great coverage for all four of my favorite teams.The app layout is very easy on the eyes and simple to navigate. Well worth the money but, my only wish is for breaking news push notifications such as, trades, contact agreements, injuries etc. ( I often see breaking news other places with The Athletic as the source.)that way I can finally remove the espn app from my phone. Since that’s the only reason I keep it around. Overall I highly recommend this app to anybody who is very passionate about sports and looking for more insight that you just won’t find anywhere else.
  • Great!

    By scottlovesuga
    Loving The Athletic!!
  • Buggy with poor customer support

    By dcparke
    They have some great writers who really compliment the local paper. But the app and website are crippled by glitchy service and incredibly poor customer support (typical for a start-up that didn’t raise enough money). Won’t bother renewing.
  • Great app, could use improvement

    By Newgy24424
    I love using this app, they’ve made a ton of features that work well with a lot of customization when reading. However there needs to be a better way to save articles without opening the article. Force touch shows a preview which you can swipe up to save but that is cumbersome and requires more dexterity. Force touch should only show an option to save-which would make it a lot easier. Also when playing breakdown videos, it pauses my music. There should be an option to play my music over it. Or have my music resume after the clip ends. I have to exit the app to go into my music app to resume playing. Also, often times when I leave the app mid article, when I return minutes later the app refreshes and I’m back at the home screen losing my spot in the article
  • Best Way to get Sports Information

    By Pitino's Middle Finger
    In a world of pop ups and redirection, The Athletic bucks that trend. It is a wonderful way to get your sports information efficiently and detailed in a well formatted simple to read app.
  • Just great

    By northshorestalker
    The 5 stars is more for the content (which is amazing) but the app is very good as well. Smooth, well-designed, etc. I never thought I'd pay for sports journalism but it's worth it.
  • Incredible Stories

    By Utkuhan Genc
    The best in the industry in terms of unique storytelling. I enjoy reading stories, takes, analysis from really talented people. The stories that focuses on players emotions and what they have gone through in their lives are my favorite due to the fact they show us how they are also people. Great respect for everyone who had impact in creating this wonderful app and the content.
  • I’m glad I got it!

    By Romerules2
    I used to be the guy that loved reading the sports section every day. Every single day. But now sports journalism is all blogs and quick articles and click-bait photo shows. It’s been nice to actually read real writers who work hard to tell us something. Im so glad I got this.
  • Must-have for sports fans!

    By B.Smith.37
    Don’t let the subscription scare you away... the top-notch journalism you get is absolutely worth it. Anyone who seriously follows sports should have this app!