Tipico app for Android
Tipico gives you room to play and bet everywhere, thanks to their dedicated mobile application. The company joins a growing list of progressive online casinos and sportsbooks that readily offer betting services through a native Android application. The idea of having such a dedicated betting app seems to be working quite well with many gamers, giving them the much-needed freedom to bet from anywhere.
With Tipico, you will be getting a very stable android application that is quite light on devices’ systems. Based on our review of the app, everything was loading quite well, and the app did not show any lagging. The user interface itself is very neat with the main navigation menu hidden behind the ‘Tipico’ logo at the top left corner. By clicking on the drop-down arrow on the logo, you reveal a hanging menu banner, a design that is more aesthetically appealing than the usual three bars standard with most mobile apps.
It is important to note that the Tipico mobile sportsbook and mobile casino are hosted under different stand-alone apps. As such, if you are using the Tipico sports app, you cannot view the casino unless you then install the casino app too. This might be strange to most gamers, but actually, it seems to work well with each giving a specific dedicated service.
How to download the .apk file and install it?
Unlike the regular Android apps, the Tipico mobile app is not installed from the Google playstore. This is because the app is not readily listed. Instead, the app is installed by using a .apk file. This is an executable file that is used to install apps from a different source other than the official app store. We have provided a simplified step-by-step guide below that if you follow, you can install the android app in under five minutes.
- STEP 1: The first is to modify your phone’s settings for it to accept apps from external sources. To do this, go to Settings, then click on the Security Options tab, then scroll to the Unknown Sources section. Here, you should click to allow installations from unknown sources.
- STEP 2: Once you are done with the settings bit, open your regular mobile browser and type in Tipico’s URL. At the very top of the home page, click on the banner labelled ‘Tipico Android – Download App.’ A green pop-up button will appear indicated, ‘Get the App.’ Click on this button to initiate the download.
- STEP 3: Once the download is complete, look for the .apk file in your download folder, then click on it for installation.
- STEP 4: After the installation is complete, the Tipico app will be placed in your app drawer. Open the app and register or log in to start betting.
Tipico App for iOS
The download mobile gaming option has been made available for iPad and iPhone users as well. Tipico has brought on board a dedicated iOS app that gives a better mobile gaming experience. Just as with the Android counterpart, Tipico has dedicated apps for each of the lines of products they offer. As such, the sportsbook has its exclusive app, and so does the casino.
If you go for the sportsbook app, you should expect to find the rich Tipico sportsbook in its entirety, with all 21 different sporting categories on offer. The iOS app gives all these betting markets, including e-sports. You will also be able to access the live in-play betting markets through the app.
In terms of the looks and designs, the user interface on iOS version mirrors that of its Android counterpart. The app has been designed with a straightforward user interface such that even newbies can easily find their way around. In addition to this brilliant user interface setup, the iOS version comes preloaded with a few extra features such as the option to share your bet slip via social media platforms. This makes the app more interactive. It is no wonder the Tipico Sports iOS app is so much loved by gamers, with a high score rating of 4.9 out of 5 on the iTunes app store.
How to download the app and how to install it?
Wondering how you can get hold of this fantastic mobile application? Well, the download and installation process here is much simplified, in contrast to the Android version. You can get the app installed in your iPhone, iPad or iPod in three simple steps;
- STEP 1: From your device, open the iTunes app store.
- STEP 2: Search ‘Tipico’ and click on the result with the characteristic scarlet Tipico logo. You will realize there is an option for iPhones and another for iPads. Click on the requisite option as per the device you are using.
- STEP 3: Click the app to get it downloaded and installed in your device.
Review of mobile site version
As hinted in the download and installation process for the Android app, Tipico can also be accessed through regular mobile browsers. This is possible since their website has been optimized for mobile browsing. What this means is that you do not need to have a different URL to access the mobile site version. Open your regular mobile browser and type in the usual site URL www.tipico.com. Based on the device you are using, the website automatically switches for an adaptive browsing mode.
This comes as a welcome alternative for many gamers who either do not like installing betting apps or whose devices are not compatible with the downloadable apps. The mobile site version does serve the same quality of betting markets as the desktop site. The design and layout are very similar to that of the downloadable apps. One key distinguishing feature, which also comes as an added advantage, is that with the mobile site, you will be able to access the sportsbook and the online casino from the same page.
However, you will realize that the mobile site tends to load a bit slower in between pages, in contrast, the app version.
Notable apps features
With the Tipico mobile applications, you will be granted access to a few extra features that spice up your online betting. Though these additional features are associated mainly with the downloadable apps, they can still be accessed from the mobile site version as well.
Live Sports Betting
Just as with the main desktop site, the mobile app gives you full access to the in-play betting markets. Accessing these live markets is made much more comfortable as there is the option to filter the live events only, exclusive of the rest of the sports book. Click the drop-down menu arrow at the top-left corner of the home page, then click the ‘Live Bets’ tab. The live betting markets are all synced with the desktop site, so you will not miss out on any action.
From the Tipico mobile app, you will have a fast and easy to use cash-out feature on your live bets. The cash out button is easily accessible from the bet slip. Other than these two key features, the apps are loaded with a host of other impressive features such as live score notifications and pop-up alerts on new offers and promos.
As we have hinted earlier on, the Tipico mobile app gives you full access to their extensive sportsbook. However, you should take note that the various betting options are offered through distinct apps.
The Tipico sportsbook can only be accessed through the Tipico Sports app. The markets on offer cut across all the sporting categories available on the desktop site, including the live in-play markets as well. Here you will find betting options on football, esports, tennis, snooker, boxing, and motorsports, among several others. In all, you will have up to 21 different sports categories to bet on.
For you to access the Tipico Casino on mobile, you will be required to install the Tipico Casino app, through the same installation processes we have described above. The casino app is means exclusively for casino games, meaning you cannot crossover to the sports betting section from this app. The other alternative would be using the mobile site version, which hosts both the casino and sportsbook on the same platform.
From the casino app, you will be able to access games such as video slots, roulette, blackjack, and a host of other casino games. Besides, you will also come across a series of progressive jackpots with amazing cash prizes such as Mega Moolah. The mobile casino comes with an extra play mode that allows you to play the games in demo mode, without having to commit with real money bets.
Through the Tipico mobile gaming platform, you can also easily access a live casino lobby, complete with live dealers who you interact with through HD video streams. For the live casino, you do not need to download a separate app, but instead, you will use the Tipico Casino app. The action at the live casino section is made more interactive through the use of in-app chat rooms, where you can chat with the live dealers as well as other players in real time.
Mobile app vs Mobile site version
Based on the detailed review of the Tipico mobile platform that we have done thus far, some key distinguishing features between the app and site version are quite apparent. But to bring out these differences, we have listed down the pros and cons of using each of the platforms below;
- Faster when loading in between pages
- Gives a smoother browsing experience
- Has push notifications feature which means you will always be in the loop with new offers
- Live scores feature that offers real-time score and updates
- Requires different apps for casino and sportsbook thus takes up more space on the phone
- The installation process, especially for the Android version, can feel a bit too tasky for some players
- Interferes with phones security settings
Mobile Site Version
- Faster access with no downloads required
- Offers all of Tipico’s betting and gaming products on one platform
- Does not interfere with the phone’s storage
- Tends to be slower when loading in between pages
- The pages might appear a bit cluttered especially if you are using a lighter mobile browser
- When in use, the mobile site tends to consume more mobile data than the apps
The issue on compatibility is always a stumbling block whenever mobile betting apps are involved. However, android mobile device users have nothing to worry about in regards to the Tipico mobile app. The .apk file can be downloaded and installed on any up to date android phone or tablet. All you have to consider is storage space and RAM. We found anything with a RAM of 1GB, and above can handle the app quite efficiently.
This is also the case with the mobile site version. Provided you have an internet-enabled mobile device with a functional browser; you can easily access the mobile site.
iOS users, on the other, will have to consider some compatibility issues. For instance, the app only works with iOS 9.0 or later. Also, you will need to have at least 46MB storage space for the app to be downloaded. If you have a mobile device with features similar to any of the phones below, you can easily use the downloadable app;
- Samsung J1 Ace
- Samsung S6 Edge
- Huawei Mediapad
- HTC Desire 10
- Nokia 5.1
- Sony Xperia Z
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 8
- iPad Air
- iPhone 7
Is there a mobile bonus?
With the Tipico mobile apps and mobile site version, you will not be getting any exclusive bonuses. Instead, you will be presented with the full catalogue of bonuses and offers like that on the desktop site. This includes the 100% welcome bonus package on your first deposit up to a maximum of €100. Interestingly, unlike with some other betting apps, the Tipico app allows new players to sign up through the app, and they will still be entitled to the welcome bonus.
There is also another reload deposit bonus, but this one is issued to select accounts that receive special notifications via text, email, or push notifications on the app. It is therefore advisable to keep the app installed so as not to miss out on such offers.
Mobile payment methods
Generally, when playing on Tipico mobile, the payment options will be the same as those on the desktop site. These include a variety of e-wallets, cards as well as direct bank transfers. In the table below, we have given a detailed summary of the payment options, including their respective amount limits and transaction timelines;
|Payment Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit|
|Bank Wire Transfer||€25||-||1-5 days|
|Fast Bank Transfer||€25||-||1-5 days|
|Skrill 1-Tap||€10||€10 000||Instant|
|Payment Method||Withdrawal Minimum||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal|
|Bank Wire Transfer||€25||€100 000||3-7 days|
|Fast Bank Transfer|
Does the Tipico mobile app have a live streaming option?
No, the sports app does not feature live streaming services.
Can I use the same desktop account to login and play on the mobile app?
Yes, you do not need to register a different account for mobile use. Only login using your usual desktop account. If you are new to Tipico, you can as well register through the mobile app.
My phone gives me a warning when installing the Android app. Is the app harmful to my device?
This warning notification is a standard security feature on Android devices whenever you install an app from a different source other than the Google Playstore. Nonetheless, we assure you the Tipico mobile app is safe and cannot cause harm to your phone.
Can I deposit and withdraw in real time when playing on the mobile app?
Yes, the mobile app gives you access to all the modes of payment on the main desktop site for convenient transactions.
Does the Tipico Casino app have a live casino with live dealer videos?
Yes, when you install the Tipico casino app, you will be granted access to their live dealer section whose videos are streamed live through the mobile app.
What markets can I bet on through the Tipico sports app?
The Tipico mobile app gives you the complete lineup of sports betting markets as those available on the desktop site. You can access all the sporting categories as well as a wide range of markets, which includes handicaps.
Can I switch off the push notifications in my Tipico app?
Yes, just as with any ordinary mobile app, you can deactivate the push notifications on the Tipico app from the settings menu.
Is there any bonus issued for downloading the app?
Not really, the welcome bonus package issued is for new sign ups but not for downloading the app.
Tipico is an online gaming and betting company that has been operating since 2004 when it was founded. The company’s operations span several countries across the European region, though their most significant market share tends to be in Germany where they have fostered some very strategic partnerships with the Bundesliga.
With Tipico, you get a full buffet of online gaming services that range from sports betting to an online casino and live dealer games. To offer these online betting services, the company has acquired a license from the Malta Gaming Authority.
Conclusion and App Rating
With the development of the mobile gaming section, Tipico seeks to cement its foothold as a premier online betting platform that gives players versatile betting options. The apps do seem to be performing quite well, and based on the ratings given by users on the iTunes store; you can tell Tipico is winning.
In our review, we found both the Android and iOS apps to be performing quite well. We never got to experience any sorts of crashes, which is common with most betting apps. The main interface is very easy to use, and the colour schemes are quite neat. The only recommendation we would make here is the introduction of an extra layer of security, such as a PIN verification page when launching the app.