A Glimpse at the Features
Although the design is somewhat different to the full desktop version, it doesn’t in any way affect the app’s overall performance. If anything, we think the mobile version actually looks a lot better. The different icons at the top of the screen allow quick and easy one-click-access to the in-play arena, the promotions page and the a-z list of sports markets, as well as to the different mobile games and casino platforms. Regarding the sports catalogue, the list of markets is exactly the same as the one you find on the full desktop version. This means that all your favourite markets such as football, cricket horse racing and darts, as well as a few less widely followed options such as hurling and bowls can also be accessed from the mobile site.
Placing a Bet
The bet placement process here is just as straight-forward as on the full web version. If you have the quick bet functioned enabled, you’ll be able to make super-quick wagers with just four touches on the screen of your device. If you don’t, the process takes a little longer, but it’s still smooth and efficient.
For immediate access to the most popular markets such as football or horse racing, you can make use of the icons relevant icons on the homepage and navigate your way straight to the list of betting options. Otherwise you should click on the A-Z sports market menu and select your desired sport from the list. Once you’ve found your sport, you should locate the relevant tournament and fixture. You’ll be directed to the cash page where you’ll be asked to key-in your desired wager amount. Here you can either choose from the preselected wager options ranging from £1 – £10, or simply use the keyboard to type in the exact amount you wish to wager. When you’re happy with the amount and you’ve double checked the market on your bet slip, simply click on the “Place Bet” button to confirm your wager.
Functionality and Live-streams
As mentioned earlier, the Betfred mobile app functions extremely well despite the fact that the overall design strays somewhat from the full desktop version. The layout in many ways is similar; main menu button is located at the top hand corner of the screen, and there are quick links to all the most popular and up and coming in-play betting markets in the middle section of the screen. The main menu tab allows you to access the a-z sports menu, your account settings, the responsible gambling page, and a number of extra added features on the mobile betting site. Aside from a few different icons and a slightly altered arrangement, making your way around the mobile app is just as easy as the full desktop version.
When it comes to live streaming on mobile, Betfred are undoubtedly one of the stand out betting sites features in this review. The sports market range is varied, ranging from tennis, to basketball, football, greyhound and horse racing in addition to several more. The overall coverage of these sports is pretty impressive, ranging from high level world championships and European tournaments, to age group and regional competitions. To add to this, the well-arranged and detailed live streaming schedule – although it appears in a slightly more condensed version – is also made available on the app.
Whenever live streaming isn’t supported, punters also have the option to make use of the superb live infographic in the in play arena. The full details of the Betfred in-play graphics can be found on our corresponding live review page. For now however, we’ll just say that the live infographic – along with the same great range of statistical info and fast odds updates – is fully featured supported the mobile app. In almost every aspect, the mobile live streaming service works just as well as on desktop, which in itself is a huge complement.
Extra Added Features
Unlike some of the other operators we’ve reviewed so far, the Betfred mobile app does come with a few extra added features. In addition to the special cash out page where you can keep track of all your cashed out bets, the quick links in the main menu navigate you to the separate gaming, bingo and casino platforms, as well as to the special lotto games and virtual racing markets. Another special feature here is the inclusion of the live chat customer service. With this, you’re able to get expert guidance on how to resolve all the most common trouble shooting issues, technical queries, and information relating to your account all whilst on the move.
Unfortunately, Betfred are like many of the other operators featured in our reviews that don’t offer a special bonus that can be redeemed on mobile. The outstanding Betfred bonus range however is available in it’s entirerty via the mobile sportsbook. To view the full bonus offering head over to our exclusive Betfred bonus review page.
No Mobile Offer
There is no mobile offer from Betfred. However, you can use the other promotions that they have on your mobile device, so you don’t lose out no matter how you play.
Download and Minimum Requirements
The fully downloadable native app is currently available on Apple and Android devices. In all honesty, there aren’t too many striking differences between the app and the wed based version; except for a few shortcuts and minor design differences here and there, the overall functionality is pretty similar. Punters using the native will experience slightly faster loading times when browsing between pages, and will notice a more efficient usage of their monthly internet data plan. However, in terms of the general ease of use they operate in near enough the same way.
|All Details about the App Downloads
||Android 3.0 or higher
The minimum requirements downloading the app can be seen in the table above. Apple users are required to download the app from the iTunes store, and must have a minimum of iOS version 7 installed on their device. For Android users, you can either visit Betfred.com on using your mobile browser and download the native app form there, or alternatively you can text ‘ANDROID’ to the number 89660 and follow the instructions – the minimum required version is 2.3 Gingerbread.
Conclusion – Highly Recommended Mobile App
After having taken all things into consideration, the Betfred proved to be a top performer in the mobile department. The bet placement process is fast and seamless, the same great range of bonus options and payment methods you find in the desktop version has been retained, and the inclusion of the live chat support gives punters an extra added insurance when using the mobile app. To add to this, the in-play capabilities are well worth another mention. With the top range of live streams available on mobile, as well as the inclusion of some first rate in-play graphics, there aren’t too many operators that can claim to top Betfred here.
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Betfred App
- Major Strengths
- great live streams
- live chat customer service
- Minor Strengths
- quick bet feature
- Major Weaknesses
- no live scores service
- Minor Weaknesses
- no exclusive mobile bonuses
With no real glaring negatives to mention, we are happy to say that the Betfred mobile app comes as one of our most highly recommended. Although they may have fallen short in some of our other testing categories, along with Ladbrokes and William Hill, Betfred are undoubtedly one of the best mobile betting sites in the UK market.
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How Do I Activate the Live Chat Feature?
To use the live chat customer service feature whilst on the move, simply click on the main menu tab and scroll down to where it says "Info". Then click on the "Live Help" icon, select "Sports" from the list of options, enter your name and a short description of your query and you'll be connected with a customer support agent within a few moments.