The Best iOS Live Streaming Apps of 2023

There are various forms of entertainment that now rely heavily on live streaming to engage with their target demographic. In fact, live streaming is now so commonplace that the App Store is literally teeming with iOS apps aimed at letting users explore, stream, and interact with their favorite content to their heart’s content.

If you’re wondering which apps offer the most intuitive user interfaces and compelling experiences on an iPhone or iPad, check out our shortlist of apps to consider.

Paddy Power Games

This app specializes in classic gaming, with a distinct focus on slots and iconic table games like blackjack and roulette. It makes the cut here as its live casino section dominates, particularly the live roulette category, which is brimming with new and traditional versions of the historic wheel-based game. With HD-quality live streams broadcast direct to your iPhone or iPad and multiple camera angles to choose from, this app commits to an immersive gaming experience that mirrors a night on a casino floor.


Live streamers have become personalities in their own right. Platforms like Twitch have made it possible for these personalities to build loyal followers and subscribers to their channels. Whether it’s watching poker players, musicians, or engaging people who enjoy discussing topics you’re into, Twitch is an absolute must for your iPhone or iPad. Lovers of wild animals should also head over to the Travel and Outdoors section to find live streams of their favorite creatures in their natural habitats.


If you can’t physically make it to a live music gig or comedy show, all is not lost. Apps like Livestream, formerly known as Vimeo, are making it possible to watch live entertainment events directly on your iPhone or iPad. There’s a built-in chat function that allows you to interact with other viewers in real time. Livestream also offers a handy mirroring function, allowing you to cast your live stream onto bigger television screens using Apple TV.

ESPN ScoreCenter

You can now take ESPN with you in your pocket with the ESPN ScoreCenter iOS app. It doesn’t just provide you with real-time score updates across all major league sports, but it also offers breaking news and highlights from the biggest and best games of the day. Subscribers to ESPN+ can also use this app to live stream hundreds of sports, leagues, and games, as well as a host of original ESPN content. The live streams are in HD quality and come complete with DVR capabilities.


If you want to get direct access to college sports on your iPhone or iPad, fuboTV should be your first port of call. This app gives you access to live NCAAB and NCAAF action, as well as major league sports, major international soccer games, and some of the biggest overseas domestic leagues, including the English Premier League and La Liga. There are over 100 live TV channels available to stream live, making fuboTV one of the best tools for localized sports coverage.

This quintet of iOS apps is successful in bringing live sports and entertainment closer to your iPhone or iPad than ever before. With 4G and 5G connectivity improving at pace, streaming quality is sure to be enhanced for future devices too.

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