Step aside third-party news and commentary apps! Premier League and North London heavyweight Arsenal has finally released a much sought-after Android app for users of the Google-based platform to keep them updated with the game and matchday events.
The club silently released the app last week.
Although new (version 1.1), the app offers almost all the options and features that users get in the app's iPhone version. The app for iPhone has already been out there for a long time, and it was high time the club understood that more than half of the world is on Android.
Similar to the app for iPhone, Arsenal for Android brings a refined look and experience, and comes packed with all the information a Gooner fan may want about the club. Plus, there's LIVE audio commentary of every first team game.
The app gives access to all the Arsenal news. Users can visit the Match section for LIVE audio and text coverage on matchdays and catch up with the highlights and see boss Arsène Wenger deliver his post-match verdict in the video section. Note that the feature is available for free for all Digital Members.
Gunners across the Android domain seemed clearly pleased by the club's decision to finally push out the official club app for Google's platform.
"An app long due! At last we have a through and through Gooner app and it looks clean and simple," a user commented.
"No messing around this.. Hope the updates to follow keep it bug and problem free.. An app By the Gunners, Of the Gunners and For the Gunners! #COYG," he added.
Arsenal were recently ranked second (Manchester United claimed the first place) among the top 50 biggest clubs to have played in the top flight of English football, and a new Android app only help to reach out to more smartphone users who aren't necessarily using an iPhone.
Arsenal Android App Features:
- LIVE audio commentary of EVERY first team game
- Match highlights
- Picture galleries from every game
- Latest news, table and fixtures
- Push notifications for half-time and full-time scores
- Player profiles
- Exclusive video interviews with the boss and players
You can download the official Arsenal app for free from Google's Play Store.