Mobile users rejoice – Number one DFS site FanDuel unveiled a fully functional Android app to players on Tuesday. The new software allows players to perform all of the essential tasks FanDuel users have grown accustomed to from FanDuel.com, including setting lineups, joining contests as well as depositing and withdrawing funds.
To download the app, players may scan the QR code from the FanDuel webpage or visit the Android page from their device.
The app is not available from Google Play as the store does not allow cash-based games. A separate Fan Duel app from the Google Play store will continue to be available but will only feature live scoring support for contests.
What does the FanDuel Android App feature?
The following screenshots are courtesy of FanDuel:
There are many highlights of the new software, which will allow players to do the following:
Find Contests: The easy-to-navigate lobby will allow players to easily select contests by sport, type, entry, buy-in fee, size and prize pool.
Enter and Edit Lineups: Quickly edit and set lineups, with game times and salaries displayed for each player.
Easily Create Multiple Entries: FanDuel allows players to set multiple lineups with just two taps.
Live Scoring: Live scoring, which is also offered by the Google Play app, allows players to keep up with contest progress in real time.
View Recent Contests: Users of the Android app can check out past results, standings, previous game info and any leaderboards you may be participating.
Manage and Account Information: Managing your account is now possible through a variety of account related functions including adding funds, viewing and withdrawing balance, check on transaction history as well as viewing pending bonus and FanDuel points that you have accumulated.
Steps to Download the FanDuel Android App
To get started you first must use your QR code reader on your Android phone to go to the FanDuel webpage. Alternatively, you can access the FanDuel webpage from your internet browser on your Android phone.
Once you have reached the FanDuel mobile webpage on your phone, you can follow these steps:
1) Click the Download Now button.
2) Upon download the software, find the Fanduel.apk from the Overview screen on your Android device under the Notifications section.
3) If you received an “Install blocked” message, click “Settings” and then check the “Unknown Sources” box.
4) Go back to where your downloads are located to complete the installation. The FanDuel Android software should now be ready to use.
5) When you launch the program for the first time you will be able to Join FanDuel or log-in using your existing FanDuel account.
Getting Started on the FanDuel Android App
Once you have signed in, you will land on the FanDuel lobby page, which you will notice will look quite a bit different than the the traditional interface. The design of the lobby intuitively lays out a summary of the number of contests available for each sport. Click on a sport and you will get the starting times for groups of contests. Click again and you can see various buy-ins under for that starting time.
The interface is simple and easy to understand for finding contests and setting your lineup. Although some power users may find the interface a bit too condensed for heavy usage, FanDuel’s new Android app will give these users more flexibility as well satisfying recreational players for full use on the go.
Full information on FanDuel can be found from our FanDuel review.