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April 7, 2015

Host a sports night party with these Windows Phone apps

If you are an avid sports fan and enjoy watching sports with your friends, here are some essential Windows Phone apps and accessories for your Lumia.

Two sports with bats and balls just started up again. In the U.S., the boys of summer are back with the start of the Major League Baseball season while in India, the Twenty20 cricket tournament, the Indian Premier League has taken the field!

Whether it’s baseball, cricket or another sport altogether, use these apps to ensure that you never miss any sports action.



Say goodbye to spending hours in front of the TV. The WatchESPN app offers you TV-like live coverage right from your Lumia. You can also watch on-demand clips of the latest news and get highlights to relive the winning moments.



Don’t just wave flags of your favorite team; show your support by wearing team jerseys too. The MLB fan shop and the IPL team merchandise on the Amazon app have matching caps, sweatshirts and other apparel for sports junkies.

Foodpanda – Food Delivery


Fancy a margherita pizza or chicken popcorn to munch on as the action gets exciting? Enter the Foodpanda app. This convenient food delivery app lets you choose from a multitude of food cuisines and offers exclusive deals and vouchers.

Just pin the tile to your Start Screen and order away. For a full list of countries in which the Foodpanda service is available, click here.

For readers outside of the U.S. and UK, please see our story featuring some of the best Windows Phone fast-food apps here.

Don’t forget accessories! Here are the must-haves to make sure that you don’t miss a bowl, bat or strike!

The Bang by Coloud


Can a sports broadcast be complete without announcer play-by-play, the crack of a bat, and the sound of thousands of screaming fans?

Hook up your Lumia to these portable speakers from Bang by Coloud for high-quality audio. If you want an even more immersive audio experience, link several Bang speakers together for a surround-sound effect.

Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones


If you want to enjoy a sports match on a screen bigger than your Lumia, then Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones is what you need.

It easily connects to your TV via the HDMI port and pairs wirelessly with your Lumia. Just tap the NFC-enabled disc and the livestream on your Lumia will be mirrored onto your TV screen, in real time.

Read our in-depth story on screen-sharing here.

Treasure Tag

Say goodbye to tapping the camera icon on the phone’s screen and say hello to Treasure Tag! Now you can capture fun moments with your friends in a group photo without leaving anyone out.

In this story, we mentioned that it’s now possible to use the Treasure Tag as a remote shutter for taking selfies. Just download the Treasure Tag app here and pair your Lumia 535 or Lumia 735 to click a group selfie.

Alternatively, use the timer feature in the Lumia Selfie app.

If you’re a baseball fan, which team are you rooting for? For cricket fans, is it the Rajasthan Royals or the Kolkata Knight Riders?