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ESPN+ Review 2022
ESPN+ gives you loads of content for every sport—besides NFL and NBA
ESPN+ is a sports streaming service with live game coverage, on-demand series and documentaries, and exclusive latest news articles on lots of sports. And ESPN+ gives you all this for only $10 a month. (That's almost the price of a game beer!)
Do you consider yourself an ultra sports fan? Then this streaming service is for you. Read on to find out everything you need to know about ESPN+.
- Loads of content for $10 per month
- ESPN+ can be bundled with Disney+ and Hulu for $14
- Live game coverage for most sports
- No live NFL or NBA game coverage
- Need to be subscribed to a cable provider to watch ESPN channel 24/7
How much does ESPN+ cost?
An ESPN+ subscription is $10 each month or you can choose to order the annual subscription for $100.
Either way, we definitely recommend the yearly subscription to save $20 if you're a sports fan because it's inevitable that you'll keep this streaming service all year long.
Can you really put a price on access to lots of sports content? We're talking entertainment for hours and keeping you up-to-date on the latest sports news.
Data effective 10/25/2022.
You'd save about $12 total than if you were to get all three individually. It's worth that extra takeout meal you could afford to cut out of your diet, Steve.
Does ESPN+ have a contract or fees?
Other than the monthly subscription fee, ESPN+ has no contract or fees whatsoever. Woot!
How do you watch ESPN+?
This streaming service is compatible with almost any device, as long as you're able to download the ESPN app. Fortunately, you only need one app to access ESPN and ESPN+.
No need to worry about using too much space on your phone. You can keep all of your shopping apps.
Just open up your ESPN app and tap on the ESPN+ tab, and voilà! You're in. Now you can watch your HD content on three simultaneous streams.
Here's a list of all devices that can stream ESPN+:
- iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV
- Android smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs
- Amazon Fire TV and tablet
- Roku devices
- Xbox and Playstation
- Samsung Smart TVs
- On the web (ESPN.com)
If you want to stream the ESPN channel, you have to sign into your TV provider account on the ESPN+ app. ESPN+ is compatible with almost every TV provider, so that won't be a problem.
But that also means you have to actually have a TV provider to watch anything besides the live game coverage—like ESPN talk shows.
So ESPN+ won't be a cable TV replacement. You'll also need to sign in with your cable TV provider to watch the live NBA and NFL games on the ESPN channels (since ESPN+ doesn't have rights to their games).
In short, think of ESPN+ as a bonus to feed your sports addiction.
Which sports are on ESPN+?
ESPN+ has live game coverage, articles, and clips for not only popular sports but also a bunch of sports that don't get much attention.
Are you a fan of rugby? ESPN+ has it. Is your cousin on an NBA G League team? ESPN+ has your back. Does your family love to watch the WNBA? ESPN+ at your service.
But if you only want NFL or NBA game coverage, ESPN+ isn't your pick. But we should add that ESPN+ will air nine NFL games this season, including the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars game in London.
- Soccer (MLS, Serie A, FA Cup)
- NCAA Lacrosse
- NCAAM, NCAAW
- Horse Racing
- NBA G League
- NASCAR/ Racing
- X Games
- Little League World Series
- Recruiting BB and FB
- Special Olympics
- Olympic Sports
Although there isn't much NFL or NBA game coverage, there is a whole section dedicated to basketball news, fantasy football articles, standings, stats, and scores.
If you're a UFC or boxing fan, then you might already have ESPN+. To get pay-per-view events, you'll need to be an ESPN+ subscriber.
Then you'll have to pay that extra $80 for the actual PPV event. But it's a small price to pay to watch Islam Makhachev take on Charles Oliveira.
How does ESPN+'s interface work?
Under the Films Spotlight category is where you'll find Once Upon a Time in Queens, The Captain, and Yankees-Dodgers: An Uncivil War. For Featured Series, you'll find Peyton's Places, Welcome to Wrexham, and Bananaland.
And you won't have to worry about missing a game or not having a DVR because you can replay any of the matches or games you missed while you were at your kid's basketball game.
ESPN+ makes it easy to use with all of its tabs at the top of the screen.
Most are self-explanatory, but you can find Featured and Browse. You can sit back and enjoy 30 for 30 documentaries, E:60, or SC Featured under the Originals tab.
And we also like the convenient guide under the Schedule & Replays. You can see which games are live now or upcoming, and you can also filter your guide by which sport you want to watch.
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Recap: Is ESPN+ worth it?
All right, let's lay it all out again. For $100 per year, you get:
- Live game coverage for more than 20 sports in HD. Oh yeah.
- On-demand series and documentaries like Man in the Arena: Tom Brady and 30 for 30 movies. There go our Saturday nights.
- Exclusive latest news articles on lots of sports. Analysis—yes please.
Unless you're a fan of only NFL or NBA, this streaming service is worth it. If you can't get enough sports we understand—because neither can we.
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ESPN+ comes with Disney+ and Hulu when you order the bundle starting at $13.99/month.
ESPN+ doesn't include NFL or NBA games. You can watch the ESPN channel on ESPN+ when you sign in with your cable TV, satellite TV, or live TV streaming service login.
ESPN+ shows live game for 20+ sports, such as tennis, soccer, golf, and MMA.
ESPN+ doesn't air live NFL or NBA games unless you sign in with your TV provider.