The Athletic: Sports Coverage

Last modified
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Description of App

The Athletic features subscription-based sports coverage and commentary for multiple leagues and teams with no advertising. You can follow particular authors, leagues, teams and topics. You must have a subscription to access content but The Athletic frequently runs promotional discounts of 50% or more off the standard subscription price.



Free or Paid

Free With In-App Purchase

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On


iOS Version


Accessibility Comments

The vast majority of this app is text and a few buttons so reads well with VoiceOver. Where you are offered the ability to follow authors in the app or access their Twitter commentary, the controls are missing proper accessibility labels but do include the words follow and twitter in what VoiceOver reads. The names of the buttons are duplicated as static text when using swipe gestures as well. You can largely focus on content and read it effectively in this app.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments

The Athletic has hired and continues to hire many leading sports journalists and columnists so can be a go to place for those interested in the games along with the entire industry surrounding sports.

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Most recently recommended by Kelly Ford 1 year 3 months ago



Submitted by dennis on Monday, September 23, 2019

I would suggest reaching out to the developer and letting them know of the accesibility issues so hopefully they can be fixed.

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