The 30 for 30 documentary series from ESPN Films are a series of documentary films that highlight sister networks, and online highlighting interesting people and events in sports history. The original 30 films has continued to grow in multiple volumes, and now includes 120 documentaries across a variety of sports and figures in athletics history. Read on for more on how to watch the 30 for 30 library.
- TV Network: New 30 for 30 films air on ESPN.
- Best Way to Stream Live: You can stream new 30 for 30 films live on DIRECTV STREAM (5-day free trial). FuboTV and YouTube TV (Free Trial) both offer access to ESPN live streaming.
- Watching the 30 for 30 Library of films: All of the films released in the 30 for 30 documentary series are available on ESPN+.
How to Watch New 30 for 30 Films Live on ESPN
ESPN is a must-have channel for sports fans, and there are numerous live TV streaming services that carry it. Through any of these you can watch 30 for 30 films when they premiere, and any of the original 30 30 for 30 documentaries. This article covers how you can watch ESPN using live TV streaming services.
Watch 30 for 30 on Hulu Live TV
A subscription to Hulu Live TV provides live ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNU, ESPNews, ACC Network, SEC Network and more for $69.99/month, making it a great option to watch 30 for 30 when new films premiere. You can also use your Hulu Live TV credentials to watch ESPN3 on the ESPN app. Hulu Live TV is also the only live tv streaming service that includes ESPN+. In addition, Hulu Live TV’s channel lineup includes dozens of other sports channels beyond the ESPN family. A subscription to Hulu Live TV includes the following features:
- over 60 channels including live ABC, NBC, Fox, and CBS in most of the country. You can see all the Hulu Live TV Channels available in your Zip code
- A subscription to Hulu Live TV includes ESPN+ and Disney+
- Unlimited cloud DVR storage. (Recordings save for 9 months)
- stream to two streams at the same time, with an upgrade option for unlimited streams.
- The Hulu on-demand streaming library
- Hulu is available on Android, iOS, Xbox One, 4th Gen Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV and stick.
The inclusion of ESPN+ and Hulu’s vast on-demand library makes Hulu Live TV an excellent option for streaming ESPN. If you live in one of the areas where Hulu Live TV carries a regional sports network, then it’s likely your best streaming service for sports. Please see our review of Hulu Live TV for more information.
How to Watch all the 30 for 30 documentaries
All of the previously released 30 for 30 films are available on ESPN+. ESPN+ is a Disney-owned premium add-on streaming service offering exclusive sports coverage, events, and original sports programming. After subscribing to ESPN+, you can access content through the ESPN app (Formerly WatchESPN.) ESPN+ carries live sporting events you won’t find elsewhere. This season the service will air over 500 college football games, UFC Fight Night and Pay Per Views, MLB Baseball, NHL Games, Soccer from the US and worldwide, Tennis, and more. An ESPN+ subscription costs $9.99 per month. There is no contract so you can cancel any time you like. In addition to ESPN, Disney also owns Hulu and the Disney+ streaming service. You can get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for just $13.99 by signing up here! ESPN+ is also included when you sign up for Hulu Live TV for $69.99 per month. You can learn more in our review of Hulu Live TV.
Watch 30 for 30 on Sling TV
Price: Sling Orange costs $40 per month. Currently the first month is 50% off (Sign up).
Sling TV’s Orange plan carries ESPN and is the most affordable option, at half the price of Hulu Live TV. The plan allows you to watch ESPN for a price of $40 per month. Sling’s Orange plan also provides access to ESPN2 and ESPN3. However, if you want access to, ESPNU, SEC Network, ACC Network, and ESPNews, you will need to add the Sports Extra add-on Package for an additional $11 per month.
In addition to ESPN, the Sling Orange Channel lineup includes Barstool Sports, ESPN2, MotorTrend, TNT, TBS, and Stadium. While the lineup looks a bit light, you can add more sports channels through the Sports Extra channel add-on for $11 a month, or get both the Sling Orange and Blue Plans for just $55 per month. That’s still cheaper than any other streaming service that carries ESPN. Adding the Blue plan will bolster your sports lineup with channels like FS1, NFL Network, and USA Network. See our Sling TV review for more details on this service.
Watch 30 for 30 on DIRECTV STREAM
With DIRECTV STREAM you can watch ESPN and ESPN2 as part of their “Entertainment” package for $74.99 per month. That plan includes local network channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, as Fox as well. If you upgrade to their “Choice” package for $99.99 per month, you will have access to ESPNU, ESPNews, ACC Network, ESPN3 (through the ESPN app,) and SEC Network. Direct TV’s biggest selling points are access to nearly every Regional Sports Network on the “Choice” channel plan and allowing you to stream on up to 20 devices on all their channel plans. This will save you a lot of money if you have several TVs in your house and also want to stream on mobile devices.
DIRECTV STREAM’s Entertainment channel plan includes ESPN along with ESPN2, FS1, MotorTrend, TBS, TNT, and USA Network. If you upgrade to the Choice Plan for $99.99 per month you also get ACCN, BTN, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, MLB Network, NBA TV, SEC Network, and Tennis Channel HD.
All DIRECTV STREAM plans include:
- the ability to watch on 20 devices at the same time
- unlimited cloud-based DVR (recordings are kept for up to 9 months)
- channels like ESPN, AMC, HGTV, Discovery, and more
- supported on Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more
For more information check out our review of DIRECTV STREAM.
Watch 30 for 30 on YouTube TV
Price: YouTube TV costs $64.99 per month and offers a free trial.
YouTube TV has ESPN in its channel lineup along with ESPN 2, ESPNU, ESPNews, and more for a cost of $64.99 per month, giving you access to 30 for 30 films as part of its live streaming. YouTube TV provides a slightly better channel lineup than DIRECTV STREAM and Hulu Live TV. While it’s also slightly cheaper, the service didn’t really have anything special like an amazing on-demand section, ESPN+, RSNs, or the ability to stream on 20 devices at once. However, if those things don’t appeal to you, YouTube TV has a better sports channel lineup than any service in the top 3. You can also check your Zip Code on YouTube TVs Website to see the available channels in your area.
A subscription to YouTube TV includes the following:
- access to ESPN, Local Network Channels, and over 70 other channels
- unlimited cloud DVR storage
- stream on three devices at once
- YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies.
- Includes YouTube TV on-demand
Check out my review of YouTube TV for all the details and channels available on the service.
Watch 30 for 30 on fuboTV
Price: FuboTV costs $74.99 per month and offers a 1-week free trial.
FuboTV does carry ESPN, so it’s an option to watch 30 for 30 films, but while it is priced like a top-tier service (Hulu Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM, and YouTube TV), it doesn’t stack up to those services. FuboTV includes ESPN, ESPN2, ACC Network, SEC Network, and over 90 channels (including local networks) in its Pro Plan for $74.99 per month, but it’s missing some key channels like TBS and TNT. However, you to can your fuboTV login to watch ESPN3 through the ESPN app. FuboTV also throws in ESPNU and ESPNews when upgrading to their FuboTV Elite channel plan for $84.99 per month.
Check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
Watch 30 for 30 on Vidgo
Price: Vidgo costs $59.95 per month. (Sign up).
Vidgo is a newer streaming service that offers fairly competitive pricing over other live streaming services, and is a solid option for watching 30 for 30 films. Vidgo includes ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN3 (through the ESPN app,) and ESPNews in its “English Plus” package, along with over 60 other channels. New customers can sign up for the Core Plan for $59.95 per month.
In addition to ESPN, Vidgo’s English Plus Plan provides ACC Network, beIN Sports, Big Ten Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, Fox Deportes, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Galavision, Longhorn Network, MavTV, MLB Network, MOTOR TREND, NFL Network, NHL Network, Pac-12 Arizona, Pac-12 Bay Area, Pac-12 Los Angeles, Pac-12 Mountain, Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Oregon, Pac-12 Washington, Paramount Network, SEC Network, Stadium, and TUDN.
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