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Before we get into the details on ESPN+ (pronounced ESPN Plus,) please note that ESPN+ isn’t a standalone streaming service or a replacement for ESPN. If you are looking for a way to stream ESPN, please take a look at our guide to watching ESPN Online.
What is 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.)
An ESPN+ subscription costs only $4.99 per month. There is no contract so you can cancel any time you like. In addition to ESPN, Disney also owns Hulu and the soon to be released Disney+ streaming service. Disney will offer subscribers all three services for just $12.99 per month starting on the Disney+ release date of November 12th.
What is On ESPN+
ESPN+ will offer fans an array of exclusive live sports, coverage, pay per view events, and original programming. We break down everything you can watch through ESPN+ below.
UFC Fight Night and PPV
ESPN+ is a must-have for UFC fans, as they are the only place to watch UFC PPVs in the U.S. An ESPN+ subscription provides exclusive access to UFC Fight Night every week!
In addition to UFC Fight Night, ESPN+ has exclusive rights to stream UFC Pay-Per-View Events. UFC PPV events on ESPN+ are $59.99. However, ESPN+ will bundle the cost of the PPV event with a yearly membership to ESPN+ at a 25% discount. For example, right now you can get the upcoming UFC 242 Khabib vs Poirier PPV and a yearly membership to ESPN+ for just $79.98.
Soccer on ESPN+
From March to October, the entire MLS Live out-of-market schedule, featuring more than 250 games. Additionally, Chicago Fire home games will air in all markets. Plus, U.S. Open Cup will air exclusively on ESPN+.
International Soccer fans will also have access to matches from the following leagues and cups:
- Italian Serie A
- Coppa Italia
- Leagues Cup
- Select UEFA Nations League matches and Euro 2020 qualifiers
- International Champions Cup
- English Football League
- The EFL Cup
- English FA Cup
- English Carabao Cup
- Dutch Eredivisie
- Danish Superliga
- Swedish Allsvenskan
- Chinese Super League
- Indian Super League
- Australian A-League
- United Soccer League
Tennis on ESPN+
ESPN+ provides tennis fans the only way to catch every minute of the U.S. Open, Australian Open, and Wimbledon.
MLB and NHL on ESPN+
Hockey fans can watch over 180 NHL games during the regular season. ESPN+ subscribers also have exclusive access to In the Crease, the daily hockey program co-hosted by Barry Melrose and Linda Cohn, offering highlights, interviews, and analysis from around the league.
Baseball fans can stream a live MLB game daily. Local market blackout restrictions apply to ESPN+ out-of-market games. Fans in local markets will get an alternative game on ESPN+
ESPN+ will be home to more than 300 college football games this year. The games primarily feature teams from the following conferences:
- Big South
- Conference USA
- Ivy League
- Mid American
- Mid Eastern
- Missouri Valley
- Ohio Valley
- Sun Belt
Also this season, ESPN+ will stream 5 Power-5 games: one each from Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State and Oklahoma State (Big 12) as well as one Syracuse (ACC) game.
Men’s & Women’s college basketball games will also air on ESPN+ including some conference playoff games. Thousands of games will air from Fifteen conferences featuring Atlantic 10, America East, ASUN, Big South, Conference USA, Horizon League, Ivy League, MAAC, MAC, MVC, OVC, SoCon, Southland, Summit and Sun Belt.
ESPN+ will also air various other college sports, including baseball, diving, fencing, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling and more.
Fantasy Football on ESPN+
ESPN+ has unparalleled access to exclusive Fantasy Football content, tools, and analysis to help users dominate their leagues. ESPN+ subscribers will have access to daily articles with in-depth analysis from ESPN fantasy experts Mike Clay, Eric Karabell, Tristan Cockroft, and DraftKings Millionaire Maker winner Al Zeidenfeld.
Subscribers also get with ESPN lead fantasy analyst Matthew Berry is back for another season. The show mixes hard-hitting analysis and humor to breakdown the biggest storylines in fantasy. You can catch The Fantasy Football Show live on ESPN+ with 4 new shows a week.
If your fantasy league in on ESPN’s fantasy platform, then ESPN+ will give you an edge. ESPN+ subscribers get the following:
- Lineup Recommendation: Projects best lineup based on league settings
- Free Agency Recommendation: Identify most logical free agent pickups
- Auction Value Generator: Custom value chart based on your league settings
Other ESPN+ Coverage
ESPN+ will have will also have games, matches, events, and coverage from the following:
- Auto Racing – GP3 Series
- Rugby – including SANZAAR, HSBC World Rugby Seven Series, and Guinness PRO14
- Cricket – from New Zealand and Ireland
- Canadian Football League (CFL)
- League of Legends (eSports)
- 30+ Top Rank Boxing cards
- Exclusive ESPN+ shows like Detail with Peyton Manning, LeBron’s More Than An Athlete, Ariel and the Bad Guy, and ESPN FC
- Unparalleled fantasy football tools and coverage
How to Watch ESPN+
Once you subscribe to ESPN+, you can watch it through the ESPN app. The ESPN App supports Roku Players and TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android, iPhone, Samsung TVs, Xbox One, and PS4.
To add ESPN+ to your ESPN app, follow these instructions:
- Subscribe to ESPN+
- Download and Open the ESPN app on your mobile or TV device
- Click the Settings Gear in the upper right corner
- Select “Account Information” then “Log Into ESPN Account.” You should receive an activation code.
- Visit https://espn.com/activate on your phone or laptop and type in the code
- Log in with your ESPN+ credentials
- You should then get confirmation that your ESPN+ account is linked and now see and “ESPN+” tab in the ESPN app.
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