By - JLanTheMan
Love it, so much better than ESPN+, maybe cause I only watch on computers.
Yeah the desktop website might be better, idk, I've only used mobile and PS4 apps and I'm not too keen on them.
For a long time, I found it frustrating there was an event reminder but no time was indicated (I understand it's a global app, but still). Then, I realized I just didn't notice the schedule button at the bottom, which shows me all that info, so I can easily find fights now. I do wish they would list all the undercard bouts with fighter records, etc. They could make the app more user friendly, but I love the overall value of DAZN. I like being able to see cards from other countries I normally would never see. I like that they show prelims, too I pay a year at a time, so it's much cheaper than $20/month. There's only been one PPV, which was Canelo-Bivol, so I'm ok with that. If they make many fights PPV, I'd wouldn't be happy, but I don't think they will do that.
Garcia v tagoe was PPV as well. 20 bucks so not too bad but was a pretty shit fight. I think eventually they'll make the cash cows PPVs.
Garcia vs Tagoe wasn't PPV in the US. I know it was in Canada, I think they were testing it. I know people complained a lot about Canelo PPV. They were charged but couldn't access it, which proves your point that they need to improve the technical part of the app. You're right about that. For as much money as they spent on boxers, they could've spent a bit more on app design. Canelo fights are always on free TV in Mexico, so I just watch it that way with a VPN (keep that in mind for future Canelo fights if you don't want to pay for them)
I don’t hate it, it’s served me faithfully since 2018
Maybe hate was a strong word. I think it's good value for the content but there's definitely some improvements to be made to make things a little more user friendly.
I would like DAZN to have the pop-out window so I can check on other apps with the action still playing. Other than that, I don't have much other issues with the app..
Can do iPhone
Not sure if it is all phones but Samsung phones allow you to open apps in pop-up view even if it's not supported.
I got an Android OnePlus phone, it definitely doesn't allow pop-up view for DAZN. It works for other apps like BT Sport though.
Not sure if this will work for you, googled to see if you can do it and I got this. https://gadgetstouse.com/blog/2021/04/26/use-floating-window-on-oneplus/
Hopefully this helps
That's a good shout and fairly standard in streaming apps these days.
I don't hate it, but there's lots of room for improvement. Finding things can be a bit of a mare. Even just trying to watch their DAZN boxing show is really difficult - they don't have a consistent time when they add it, they don't consistently date the episodes, and these days it seems rather than post the whole thing, they break it into its various components or segments.
And in terms of live show, it would be nice if they had a proper breakdown of the event with all fights listed, and clarity on start times. I recently missed all the prelims for one of the big cards because I just tuned in at the start time stated on the apps homepage.
That's a good idea. I watch it on my PS4 so I don't run into that issue but I see the value in it.
I tend to just cast it to a screen when I feel like watching it on TV, plus I like the option to watch on my phone in case I have to lol.
"in case I have to" the action doesn't stop, even when mother nature calls eh? Lol
There was a [poll on this just 12 days ago](https://www.reddit.com/r/Boxing/comments/ul4ljk/showtime_vs_dazn/) with people choosing their favorite broadcasters. Here are the results:
1. Showtime - 561
2. DAZN - 368
3. ESPN - 92
4. FOX - 43
It's clearly the 2nd favorite broadcaster on here.
I feel like DAZN would shoot to the top of this list if they had a better commentator team. I just dont understand whats stopping them from calling up Lampley or Kellerman.
I believe there was non-compete clause in their contracts after HBO dissolved. And after that ended kellerman stayed with espn and somehow Triller signed Lampley
Didn't see that. Guess I'm just nitpicking. As far as the actual events go they're pretty good. Theres good value for the content. I just don't like the app.
I love it. Especially as a Canadian. Can't get ESPN or half the fucking American tv apps so I appreciate them actually accepting my money.
I don't really use the app on my phone. The TV app works fine imo. Never had a problem with it.
It could definitely be better but I don’t think it’s any worse than espn+ which is pretty much the only other app I’ve dealt with. I haven’t had any trouble finding live fights because I normally go the the schedule on the day of the fight but I have had trouble finding fights that have already happened. It would be cool if they had the full card details and fights could be easier to find but overall I think it’s a pretty good deal considering you can get a year of boxing for $100 when most fights are $60 - $70 a piece
I agree that it's definitely good value. To be honest I haven't tried other services but I don't think it should be a competition of who's the best out of a group of mediocre apps. My biggest issue is trying to find info on the cards beyond the main event. Can't be that hard to have a page with the full card and brief description for each fight. The search function could be improved too.
Yeah that’s fair
I only subscribe to it seldom. I'm tired of sitting through dragged-out shows riddled with gladiator adds. It's genuinely a chore to sit through most of the time. Seriously why can't boxing shows be more concise as they were in the 80s? Why do they need to be 5 hours long with so much lag? I much prefer Showtime, as their shows have much better pacing and less filler. Unless its a really big fight that can't be missed I often stick with the highlights posted on their youtube channel.
I liked it but couldn’t find time to watch the fights. Unsubscribing was kinda of a pain but I’m also kind of an idiot.
I find every service males it far more difficult than it should be to unsubscribe. I guess it's kind of a shady method to retain subscribers.
Yeah it was super annoying “are you SURE you want to unsubscribe???” Like three times and “please enter your password to unsubscribe” after you’re already logged in
The commentators suck. I miss hbo lol. Terrible product
I find they repeat the same phrases constantly. They have one good observation during the fight then just echo it for the remainder of the fight. They can get pretty one sided too and seem to pick favourites quite often.
Yes they play favorites and it’s usually who ever is the bigger cash cow.
When Canelo fight, all the talk about is what he is doing or preventing. Never giving any credit to what the opponent is doing or punches he is landing.
Or when Joshua Fought Vs Usyk, they kept mentioning the WHOLE ENTIRE FIGHT how one punch would change the fight, meanwhile not even acknowledging how Usyk was just straight outclassing him.
I feel like DAZN needs someone in there who will talk about what the opponent is doing that will counter balance what the other two are saying. Someone who won’t get bullied either
If they play favorites what does ESPN do? Are you kidding me Tess sounds like a pharm salesman in a previous life for the house fighter, and Bradley is obsessed with wanting to blow Bud Crawford even when he doesn't have a fight scheduled for the next 6 months which is always.
Love DAZN, Todd Grisham is hilarious, he has a good report with Sergio Mora, Danny Jacobs was the one on the Canelo fight being a fan boy, but that's cause he's been in a ring with Canelo and his ego was threatened because Bivol was doing what he couldn't do and making it look easy, and Jacobs is not a regular announcer for DAZN, hopefully they won't bring him back, he was awful.
I agree with ESPN as well. You can tell who the cash cow is for most of those companies cause the sway that direction in commentating.
Dude have you listened to those commentators with Canelo fights? They CLEARLY favor Canelo. When Canelo fought Jacobs, Canelo landed a big punch in the 8 and Mora and those fools said those big shots are why Canelo wins those rounds cause they make a statement and although Jacobs landed more punches, canelos was the biggest punch… LITERALLY the next round, Jacobs lands the big left hand but Canelo landed a few more punches…mora and Tess say “ you can’t score the round with one big punch, you can to count every second of every round” They literally change the narrative to favor Canelo
Let’s not forget when Canelo got rocked by golovkin in the 10th round. When the 11th started, they were pleading fans not to question canelo’s warrior heart. WHEN THE FUCK DO YOU HAVE COMMENTATORS PLEADING TO FANS NOT TO QUESTION A FIGHTER.
All I am saying is, DAZN commentators are also horrible. I won’t hear it that they do a good job when they are also company men
I remember that from the AJ usyk fight. One punch can change any fight. If it was usyk getting outclassed they wouldn't be focusing so much on that though. They did give usyk his due credit after the fact though. Pretty hyped for that rematch. Usyk really impressed me that day.
The only way I could see a changed outcome Vs Joshua is if the time off for the war really changed Usyk physically. I don’t know if you saw how skinny Usyk looked while he was out helping but you can definitely tell he was not preparing for the fight. His physic was different.
I hope he got back into shape because if Usyk looses there is no was Joshua is giving him a rematch.
I dont like how the wording is overlayed over the fighters picture in the calendar, makes it hard to read and the UI on the fire stick app needs work but I overall like the service although I was disappointed in the ppv after all the talk against it.
I agree that they should show the info for the whole card, that'd be nice.
DAZN works fine for me. Including undercard would be nice
I love DAZN app.
Definitely room for improvement but totally love it honestly
That will definitely be the deciding factor. I know Joshua has said he has a game plan for this rematch but if usyk is in good physical condition I just don't think AJ has the skills to compete with him. He was out angling and out moving him the entire fight. At the end of the last round if there was another minute or so I feel like usyk would've even scored a knockdown. AJ was overwhelmed.
If usyk can recomp his weight loss and come in shape then my money is on him winning. I hope he can channel everything that's happening back home and use it as the ultimate motivation to bring his A game in training and the fight.
I let it auto cancel. Double the price for a subscriber from day one? Fuck that. Just my opinion though