Minor Improvements and bug fixing
Ratings and Reviews
Rarely worth the price of subscription
Let’s cut to the heart of the matter: the most meaningful things for the majority of the paying audience who pay for access to this app are the Champions League and Europa League matches that Fox Sports largely have a monopoly on in the United States.
It’s bad enough for one company to monopolize something and then put it behind a paywall. If you’re going to do so, however, at least provide a product that is reliable, consistent, and of decent quality. By now, Fox Sports have a very good idea of the size of audience they can expect to tune in for, e.g., a Champions League semifinal match. There is ZERO excuse for a stream that is never in HD, routinely choppy, and prone to the video freezing — only for the audio to continue.
If the revenues broadcast rights to Champions League football do not suffice to invest enough funds to make broadcasting it online viable, then perhaps Fox should cut losses and let someone else have a go. The current state of affairs is, at best, an unscrupulous grab for money.
Criminal Fraud: STAY AWAY
Let’s start with the big one first: this subscription is fraudulent. When introduced, is was filled with a variety of soccer programming. Leading up to the World Cup, it advertised (promised) that it would carry it. People paid $140 subscriptions for that reason alone. Then FOX decided not to carry world cup on this app and gave no explanation or refund. This is illegal bait and switch practice. Since then, FOX has migrated almost all all its other soccer coverage to its FOX networks and offers almost none of it here. Do you know what you can look forward to this Summer on FOX SOCCER match pass? Rugby, rugby and more rugby - with some australian football thrown in. Looking for soccer? Don’t look here. I see NO soccer scheduled for the summer. $140 to get defrauded with rugby and australian football. Apple should drop this app and demand that FOX make full refunds. Otherwise, Apple and FOX should be tried and convicted for fraud. DO NOT BE DEFRAUDED; DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO THE APP.
On another note, want to know how often their technical help desk responds to and fixes technical issues? NEVER. IT’s a black hole when you submit a help request. I think the only people who work on this service are the people processing the money they defraud you of.
Apple TV streaming (sometimes) fails
(Original review) Tried streaming the Portugal-Mexico match so as to avoid listening to the awful announcer on FS1, but after a few minutes it lost the connection to Apple TV because the app couldn't find the stream any more. I feel the app has potential, but it needs to be at least as good as the last version, and right now it is not. One star.
(ETA) Had better success streaming a game from the beginning, vs. trying to join after the half. Still should work under all circumstances. I do like that this version lets my iPad go to sleep without stopping the stream. I have hope yet. Three stars.
Update 24 Sept 17: App still continues to stream when iPad sleeps, but when it wakes (i.e. at halftime) the app refreshes and doesn't seem aware it was doing anything. Have to force-quit app and start over. Two stars.
- Fox Soccer Channel
- 107.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 FOX Sports Interactive Media, LLC.
- In-App Purchases
- Annual Pass $139.99
- Monthly Pass $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.