Given today's technology, sports fans should be able to also enjoy live sports streaming and sports-related content on demand. Lucky for you, it's now available.

espn2 Streaming services are dime a dozen these days, and is only a matter of picking which ones cater to your tastes. Photo: Unsplash (CC0)

Gone are the days when you have to go through pay-per-view to enjoy such things, as streaming services are now the way to go. All you have to do is subscribe, pay and enjoy unlimited content every month.

For the best sports content, there's no doubt that you should subscribe to ESPN+.

Netflix for sports fans 

Offering live game coverage, on-demand series and documentaries, exclusive news articles and other premium-tier written content for less than the usual price of a game beer, ESPN+ caters to ultra sports fans that want flexibility and variety in what they want to watch. In fact, the service even caters to those with tastes that are a little off the beaten path.

Here’s a more detailed look on what you can expect.

espn1 ESPN+ offers a variety of live sports coverage and other premium content for an inexpensive price. Photo: plus.espn.com

How much does it cost?

Right now, ESPN+ offers one of the most affordable subscription prices in the streaming industry at only $5.99 monthly. Subscribing for a year will only cost $59.99, saving you almost $12.

ESPN+ also comes as part of the Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu bundle for only $13.99 a month, saving you $6 compared to what you’ll pay should you get these separately.

Other than this monthly (or yearly) subscription fee, ESPN+ has no contract or other fees whatsoever, making it great value for money. This lets you stream all your favorite sports shows the whole year-round without any hassle.

Where can you watch ESPN+?

Luckily, the streaming service is compatible with just about every device, simply download the ESPN app. ESPN and ESPN+ use the same app, so you need not worry about it taking up too much space on your device.

espn3 Here are some of the available sports that you can watch on ESPN+. Photo: plus.espn.com

Here are the list of devices that you can stream ESPN+:

  • iPhone
  • Apple iPad
  • Apple TV (Generations 3 and 4)
  • Roku
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android smartphones and TVs
  • Samsung TVs
  • On the actual website (ESPN.com)

Streaming the channel on your TV requires you to sign into your TV provider account on the ESPN+ app. This service is compatible with almost every TV provider.

What sports are featured on ESPN+?

To help feed your sports addiction, ESPN+’s offerings can be broken down into three main areas: ESPN shows, ESPN+ originals and of course, sports.

espn4 ESPN+ is also home to UFC and its pay-per-view events, as well as other exclusive content. Photo: plus.espn.com

Of the major national sports leagues in the U.S., the service offers live NHL and MLB games, as well as their full replays. You can also watch NBA G League matchups and it’s home to UFC. It is the only way you can watch UFC’s exclusive pay-per-view events. Other sports include:

  • Tennis
  • Soccer (MLS, FA Cup, Serie A)
  • NCAA Men and Women’s (lacrosse, baseball, basketball, ice hockey, soccer, football, swimming, diving, track and field, volleyball and wrestling)
  • Golf (PGA)
  • Rugby
  • WNBA
  • Esports
  • MMA
  • WWE
  • NASCAR
  • Little Leagues World Series
  • F1
  • Special Olympics
  • X Games
  • Boxing
  • And more!

While there’s no NFL or NBA game coverage in ESPN+, there’s still a whole section dedicated to basketball news, standings, stats, scores and even fantasy football articles. The service signed a deal with the NHL to stream 75 out-of-market NHL games starting with the 2021-2022 season and all through the 2027-2028 season. It will also get streaming rights for games that air on ESPN and ABC come the 2023 season, adding incredible value to the platform.

In addition to a hefty offering of sports, ESPN+ also produces in-house series such as “Detail,” “ESPN FC,” “In the Crease," and “Peyton’s Places.” There are also other ESPN originals, the entire ESPN 30 for 30 library, studio shows and so much more. Of course, you also gain exclusive access to premium articles on the ESPN website.

Other features

ESPN+’s interface, whether on mobile or desktop, is simple but sleek, providing you quick access to shows and programs without going through so many menus. The content is divided into simple and distinguishable sections like Live, Top Picks, Upcoming, Latest Series & Shows and 30 for 30.

espn2 In addition to sports, you also get the full 30 for 30 library of ESPN, giving you access to hours upon hours of documentaries. Photo: plus.espn.com

In addition to these thumbnails, the menu bar at the top should give you Featured, Originals, Browse, Schedule & Replays, Articles, Tools and Support & FAQs. Enjoy a solid streaming experience in HD quality.

No need to worry about missing a game as ESPN+ provides you with a schedule of replays. You'll get to see which games are live, upcoming and available for rewatching.

There are also some fairly clever built-in controls, such as a picture-in-picture feature that lets you watch a livestream while still using other features of the app. It also remembers where you left off and three people can watch shows from the same account simultaneously.

Overall Verdict

A sports giant through and through, ESPN+ offers a great variety of live sports at an inexpensive package. For only $5.99 a month, you get exclusive access to tons of sports and the large number of available content is sure to please even non-sports fans. For those who like watching sports documentaries, the 30 for 30 section alone will keep you entertained.

Easily accessible and available on just about any device, ESPN+ will provide you with the content that you want, anytime, anywhere and we definitely recommend it.

So grab your favorite snack, get your jersey and put your game face on. It’s time to tune in to your favorite sports!

Get ESPN+ for your sports fix today by clicking here