Watch Chess is the Next Generation of chess broadcasting!

This is the first chess app designed exclusively to provide the best experience on your mobile devices and Mac. It's also the first app designed for the Apple Watch, optimized for your wrist.
This app allows you to navigate through live and recent chess tournaments at the Grand Master level so that you can stay up to date on each round and each game.

You can also subscribe to notifications to learn about results in real time. You will receive a push notification at the beginning of each round, as well as after every individual game.

This is the *only* chess application that will provide you with live, up-to-the-minute notifications on all live chess action from top tournaments around the world.


• Real time games from top chess tournaments in the world.
• Optimized user experience so that you can navigate through the moves by simply swiping your finger.
• Watch multiple games at once thanks to its extremely simple interface.
• Subscribe to push notifications to get real time updates on all the games!

Have questions or feedback? We'd love to hear from you!
You can e-mail us at or tweet us at @watch_chess.

What’s New

Version 4.3.1

- Bugfixes and performance improvements

- Added ability to open the list of a player's games by clicking on their name
- Added ability to reload tournament list using CMD+R
- Improvements to multi-window support
- Improved handling of notifications and handoff requests

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

chesspastime ,

Watch Chess very good and could be even better

Watch Chess works perfectly on my iPhone. I would also love to see the app coupled to a good chess engine to see competent responses to alternate moves from a given position. The engine would mimic expert analysis, and help me understand moves as played.

Mark Cerqueira ,

Amazing app!

Well-designed, fast, and very easy to use. A must for any Chess fan!

Formal Cause ,

Great App -- Needs Notifications Fix

Really great app -- simple to use!

Notifications are possible on the settings page, but they error when trying to change them.

Please fix this -- and I will change to 5 stars!!

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Good news: notifications are back on version 3.1!


Ignacio Soto Bustos
6 MB

macOS 10.15 or later. Requires iOS 13.0 and watchOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.