Best Ashes apps for iPhone, iPad and Android Picture credit: Twitter @bbctms

So The Ashes 2013 in now in full swing. Marvelous isn’t it? As you probably know, you can follow the action via dedicated apps on your smartphone or tablet. Here’s where we share with you, what we think are the best Ashes apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. See also: 5 of the best apps for sports on smartphones and tablets.

Best Ashes apps: Sky Sports TV & Sky GoBest Ashes apps: Sky Sports TV & Sky Go

We’ve paired these two apps together as they are essentially the same thing. Sky Sports TV and Sky Go let you stream Sky Sports on your iPhone, iPad and compatible Android devices.

The only significant difference is that Sky Sports TV will charge you £5 a month for six Sky Sports channels, whereas if you are already a Sky Sports satellite subscriber then Sky Go is a free app.

Best Ashes apps: BBC RadioBest Ashes apps: BBC iPlayer Radio

Ok, this one is shoehorned in a little because this app is pretty much redundant for the Ashes apart from one channel. That station is BBC 5Live sports extra.

The reason? TMS my dear old thing. That’s right, download the BBC Radio app onto your iPhone, iPad or Android devices and you could have the reassuring tones of Test Match Special embracing your ears from the start of play till stumps every day. If anyone tells you there is a better app for cricket than that, they’re lying to you.

Best Ashes apps: ESPNcricinfoBest Ashes apps: ESPNcricinfo

Ok, remember that bit in the last paragraph where we said there is no better app for cricket than BBC Radio. Well, we just lied to you. There is. It’s called ESPNcricinfo and if you love cricket it needs to be your first port of call for, er, cricket info.

It’s a truly comprehensive app in terms of live scores, text commentary, stats, player profiles, news, features, videos, photos, live graphs, wagon wheels and tons more. It’s just perfect <3.

Best Ashes apps: Sky Sport NewsBest Ashes apps: Sky Sport News

Sky Sports News is pretty essential if you’re a sports fan in general. For cricket it’s probably not the best place to go for ball-by-ball commentary, but it’s the place to go if you want to find out the very latest news in cricket. You can be sure that Sky Sports news will be amongst the first, if not the first, to bring a cricketing story to you.

Best Ashes apps: ECB

Best Ashes apps: ECBAhh the English Cricket Board. This is one classy app. It’s clean, and as informative as it is intuitive. Use this app if you’re looking for a more England focused version of ESPNcricinfo.

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