Football scores: Follow your team through push alerts

Want to get your team's line-up as it's announced, goals as they go in and the final result as the referee blows his whistle? Push alerts within the BBC Sport app mean you can follow your team's games as they happen, wherever you are.

Available for all English football clubs from the Premier League to the Conference, and the four top divisions in Scotland, push alerts are notifications through to your phone providing crucial match information.

For your favourite team, or as many teams as you like, you can set any combination of alerts covering line-ups, goals, half-time and final results.

The app is freely available from Google Play  for Android devices, the App Store  for iPhones, and the UK Amazon Kindle Fire Appstore. 

About the app

You might want to know as every goal goes in for and against your team as well as getting the half-time and full-time scores. Equally, you might only want the line-up and the final result - you choose the level of detail you want, and if you've set alerts for multiple teams you can have different levels of detail for each.

Opening the alert will then take you through to the dedicated match page for that game on the BBC Sport website, from where you can also find our live text commentary and TV and radio coverage where applicable.

To add the alerts, you might need to install the latest update of the app. Once you have installed the latest version from your app store, follow these simple steps.

  1. Visit the MyAlerts section of the app from within the menu
  2. Select the team or teams you want alerts for and which types of alerts you want
  3. Wait for the alerts to arrive - hopefully they're good news!

The alerts are part of a comprehensive offering from within the app, the most recent major update also enabling Chromecast support.

Now, any user with a Chromecast can cast video from within the app to a Chromecast on the same network. Having been out during the game, following the match via alerts and the BBC's live coverage, you can come home to cast manager reaction straight to the TV.

Key features of the app include:

  • Push alerts for domestic and international football teams - get line-ups, goals, full-time and more
  • Watch live and on-demand video - and cast it to TV through Chromecast
  • Home screen displaying the top stories across the world of sport
  • Follow all the football live scores, results and news - plus access your club's fixtures for the 2014/15 season
  • Customise the app to select your favourite sports and football teams
  • Watch major sporting events live or on catch up with on-demand highlights and interviews
  • Listen to BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra
  • Sections for Football, Formula 1, Cricket, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Tennis, Golf and all the other main sports
  • Indexes for UK nations, plus major events
  • Daily live text commentaries
  • Dedicated pages for every English and Scottish football league club, plus pages for cricket counties, rugby teams and more
  • Share stories and results by email and on social networks