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ESPN+ streaming app: Price, features, content and more

Streaming service ESPN+ won’t replace your traditional ESPN setup. So what does it get you?

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What is ESPN+?

Launched by Disney in 2018, ESPN+ is a streaming service intended as a complement to the traditional network, rather than a replacement. It has exclusive live content, original documentaries and an extensive archive. It does not have the content already available on ESPN, but it does have access to live action and evergreen offerings you won’t find anywhere else.

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Exclusive content. Games streamed on ESPN+ are exclusive to the streaming service and aren’t shown on ESPN channels.
  • Multistream access. You can have up to three ESPN+ streams at once.
  • Device compatibility. Access content from almost any device, including the Oculus Go.
  • UFC PPVs. Exclusive provider of UFC PPVs in the US and discounted for subscribers.

Cons

  • Blackouts. Blackouts, both locally and nationally, can still prevent you from watching some live events.
  • Commercials. Live events can have commercials. You don’t escape the ads with ESPN+.
  • Only available in the US. International viewers are out of luck for now.
  • Not a supplement for the ESPN TV network. Games hosted on the network aren’t available on ESPN+ and vice versa.

How much is ESPN+?

You can get ESPN+ for $5.99 a month or $49.99 for an annual subscription. There are no lock-in contracts and you can cancel your subscription at any time.

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ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu bundle

In 2019, Disney announced the introduction of the Disney bundle. It is a one-stop subscription using the same email address that gives you access to Disney+, the ad-supported version of Hulu and ESPN+ for a total price of $12.99 a month.

Does ESPN+ have a free trial?

No. ESPN+ may offer a free trial for new users at certain times, but right now there is no free trial available.

What can I watch with ESPN+?

Live games, pre- and post-game shows, on-demand games, ESPN originals and highlights are all available to stream with ESPN+.

Live games

  • College basketball, football and lacrosse
  • MLB
  • NHL
  • Tennis grand slams: US Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open
  • UFC Fight Nights
  • PFL
  • FA Cup
  • EFL
  • Italian Serie A
  • MLS
  • Super Rugby

ESPN original series

  • 30 for 30
  • Detail
  • Draft Academy
  • E:60
  • NBA Rooks
  • Nine for IX
  • ESPN Films Presents
  • ESPN FC
  • PGA Championship Classics
  • Boxing Classics

ESPN+ features

While ESPN+ won’t replace your ESPN cable channel, it does have a number of features that make it a valuable addition, such as:

  • ESPN+ Exclusives: Certain live events, on-demand games, highlights and gametime shows are only on ESPN+.
  • Original series: You get original ESPN shows, including complete access to over 60 installments of ESPN’s 30 for 30. You can also access studio programs featuring stars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Peyton Manning you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Tournament Tools: With ESPN+ you also have a set of specific tools at your disposal, including a Bracket Predictor and Bracket Analyzer for NCAA basketball and a Fantasy Baseball Value Generator.

How to watch ESPN+

Firstly you have to subscribe to ESPN+, which you can do through the ESPN app or the ESPN+ website. Then you simply use your login details on your preferred device and you’re good to go.

It is compatible with most devices, including iOS and Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Fire Tablet, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Apple TV, Android TV, Samsung TV, Chromecast and Oculus Go.

How many devices can I watch ESPN+ on?

ESPN+ allows you to watch up to three simultaneous streams or on three devices at one time.

ESPN+ and UFC

It’s pretty simple, if you’re a fan of the UFC, you need to seriously consider signing up to ESPN+. The streaming service is the exclusive home of all UFC pay-per-view events in the US.

New subscribers can take advantage of a special UFC/ESPN+ bundle. For $84.98, you get an annual ESPN+ pass and access to a headline UFC event like UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 that was held on August 15. That is 25% off the usual price for UFC PPV. If you’re an existing subscriber, PPV events on ESPN+ cost $64.99.

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