Starting this week, you’ll be able to watch material from various ESPN shows on its mobile and tablet apps. That includes programs like Around the Horn, College GameDay. and Pardon the Interruption. Users will be able to watch full episodes directly through the ESPN app, and they’ll be available shortly after they air.

The 30 for 30 documentary “Tommy,” which airs Wednesday on ESPN2, already had its premiere on the ESPN app. It’s the first time that ESPN has exclusively premiered a 30 for 30 documentary online.

Episodes will be under the “Watch” tab on the ESPN app. Not only will various ESPN studio shows be available on demand, but selected SEC Network shows can also be watched.

Here are some of the shows that can be accessed on the ESPN app:

  • Around the Horn
  • College GameDay
  • College Football Countdown
  • College Football Live
  • College Football Final
  • The Fantasy Show
  • The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
  • Jalen & Jacoby
  • The Jump
  • Pardon the Interruption
  • The Paul Finebaum Show
  • SEC Nation
  • SEC Now
  • Thinking Out Loud

The studio shows are added to the video on demand content already featured on the app, including 30 for 30 documentaries, E:60, Outside the Lines, and SC Featured.

Last year, ESPN put the 30 for 30 O.J.: Made in America on demand on its apps and it looped those views into its TV ratings.

ESPN says Tommy has already been streamed on 234,000 unique devices and generated 7.6 million minutes.

This will certainly bring more convenience to viewers who may not be able to watch the original airing or miss on recording the programs on their DVRs. In this day and age, it’s not all about appointment viewing, but seeing programs on viewers’ own time. With ESPN putting programs on demand on its apps, people will be able access its shows any time and anywhere.


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Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.