Now Batting: DraftKings Expands Its DK Live Sports App With MLB Content

Written By Dustin Gouker on April 20, 2017

Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings continues to focus on improving its separate DK Live sports app. The latest development: Adding Major League Baseball content and updates to the ever-expanding product.

MLB on DK Live

The DK Live app, at core, allows users to follow their fantasy players and games in real time, while also getting news and updates about teams and players. Here is some of the functionality DK Live offers for MLB:

  • Live-At-Bat View: Page that allows users to see every live at bat (and the pitch by pitch feed for that at bat) on one screen.
  • Starting Lineups: Lineups are updated as they come in throughout the day. This page will also display key batting splits for each team (i.e. season stats, last 10 games, vs. left/right and home/road).
  • Batter and Pitcher Specific Leaderboards: Stats in the leaderboard will be split and are specific to batters and pitchers.
  • Home Run Feed:  A running tally of every home run and their fantasy implications on a given day.

The app can be filtered to only display updates for players in the user’s DraftKings lineups.

The backstory and future for DKLive

DraftKings is obviously pouring considerable effort into the app, continuously rolling out updates since it launched in the fall of 2016.

It started with NFL last year. DraftKings proceeded to add NBA soon thereafter. Golf was added to the app last month, ahead of The Masters.

The app is still only for iOS devices. DraftKings says it hopes to have an Android version of the app up and running in time for NFL season.

DraftKings says DK Live has been downloaded over 200,000 times in its short history.

Clearly, DraftKings continues to have an eye on the future of the content side of the industry. That was also evident when DraftKings CEO Jason Robins invested in a new round of funding for a sports data company, RotoQL.

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