The Formula 1 season is well underway, as the motorsport series goes to Austria for its latest round. Whether you’re a motor-racing addict or a new fan, we’ve got a few F1 news apps worth downloading. Now, about F1’s owners launching an F1 TV app for Android users…
Price: Free/$8.60 a month
Autosport’s website and official app have news stories, in-depth features and big exclusive stories. They cover pretty much every major motorsport discipline around, but have a big focus on F1. The app has some negative reviews, due to long loading times, but hardcore fans will appreciate the exclusive stories anyway. The app and website also have article viewing limits, but an Autosport Plus subscription removes these limits and serves exclusive content.
Probably one of the top F1 news apps out there, FReader1 is a news aggregator, grabbing stories from Crash.net, ESPN F1, Planet F1, and a few more outlets. It pulls in YouTube videos from various sources too, although the app takes you to YouTube to actually watch them. FReader1 also has a few other features, such as a dark mode, disabling images to save data, and an in-app purchase to remove ads. It’s not the prettiest app, resembling a simple RSS reader, but it’s far from offensive.
Formula 1 App
Price: Free/$2.99 a month
The F1 app isn’t half bad, serving up news stories, interviews, video clips, and galleries. It doesn’t stop there, as the official app also has session start times (both at the race venue and for your timezone), and the ability to hide spoilers. The official app also lets you pay for the new F1 TV service, but it’s only streaming via PC for now. However, signing up for F1 TV does give you access to live timing data via the app.
Formulr isn’t your conventional F1 news app, focusing on social media-style updates rather than proper news articles (you can even follow team or driver profiles). However, it covers a wide gamut of disciplines, ranging from F1 and WEC, to Indycar and Formula E. The biggest issue with Formulr is that it doesn’t have as many news stories as the competition, but you do get plenty of on-the-ground photos and quick video clips.
Grand Prix 247
Grand Prix 247 is one of the few motorsport publications to have their own app as well, and it’s not too shabby. There’s the usual light/dark mode option, the ability to save articles for offline reading, and plenty of F1 (and F2) news. The app could do with a few improvements though, such as a more intuitive UI and bulk downloading/synchronization of articles. The latter would be pretty handy, as the offline functionality currently requires you to enter an article anyway.
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That’s our list! Have we missed any great F1 news apps? Let us know in the comments below! And if you’d like to view all our app lists, you can do so by clicking here.
via Android Authority
June 25, 2018 at 11:55PM