The Athletic

The Athletic

By The Athletic Media Company

  • Category: Sports
  • Release Date: 2016-09-02
  • Current Version: 7.6.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 113.55 MB
  • Developer: The Athletic Media Company
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    5/5 ( 49,458 App Reviews)
  • Price:
The Athletic App Ratings: 5
Based on 49,458 App Reviews

The Athletic App Details

Go beyond the box score with quality sports coverage from an all-star team of writers. Follow your favorite sports teams and leagues with in-depth storytelling you simply can’t get anywhere else - all with no ads or clickbait. Join the fastest-growing community of passionate sports fans with The Athletic app and start reading stories with substance today! The Athletic’s expanding roster local writers bring you in-depth insights and analysis from teams within 47 markets across the US and Canada and premium national coverage from the best in the business, 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 stories on The Athletic for one low price. The highly-rated mobile app brings you stories only for the sports 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 -


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App Reviews

  • More than pleasantly surprised

    By BeantownBrian
    I had been reluctant to subscribe to sports journalism, as the only two sports I follow obsessively are college football and horse racing, the latter of which is not covered by the Athletic. I got the full year after my trial and it the full cost has already been worth it after a month. The app is easy to navigate and does not waste time with excessive graphics (since there are no ads).
  • Finally gave in

    By BenyTunes
    I resisted because I didn’t want to pay excessively for content. I weakened and paid because I used to read so many in here when we had papers. It’s not excessive and there is a wealth of sports knowledge in here. Probably won’t pay the 60 dollars after a year but, will enjoy the hell out of this until December ‘19.
  • Quickly becoming my favorite sports site

    By fuzzykat72
    Totally worth the subscription. Great writers, great stories! I probably spend an hour a day on the Athletic reading about my favorite teams.
  • Quality writing and clean app

    By Philmack
    Lots quality writing on all of the teams I’m invested in.
  • Terrible

    By 0le 6959
    $60 for what you get for free from ESPN and bleacher report
  • Craig Custance Hit It Out of the Park

    By lordbitememan
    The Athletic is a top notch news source for hockey fans, complete with in depth team coverage, well written articles, and the indispensable wit of columnist Sean McIndoe. Well worth the subscription, well worth the app.
  • Worth every penny

    By Cramer K.
    The breadth and depth of The Athletic’s coverage of so many varied sports make my subscription the easiest money I spend every year.
  • Worth every penny

    By Angryjoe78
    I dropped Bleacher Report for The Athletic. It costs more but it’s free of ads and, more significantly, the tmz-like gossip the BR thrives on.
  • Best writers in the industry

    By Raftrider
    It is absolutely worth the small price in order to get all the “special forces” of sports writers in all the same place. Let me be clear this is no echo chamber in the sense that opinion pieces vary in perception from writer to writer. Great job!
  • Quality content quality UX

    By MalinPaul
    If you have a paper route, you can afford the small cost of this subscription, and it is well worth it for the quality. Heck, it is worth it just to get rid of all the ads. The other secret upside is the quality of the commenting experience IMO. Keep it rolling!