ESPN has been a top-rated sports channel for some time now. If you’re a fan of sports like football, and you’re looking for a way to get ESPN on your Roku TV and keep up with current games and competitions, you’ve come to the right place.
This article will show you how you can get the ESPN app on your Roku TV.
How do I download ESPN on my Roku TV?
The official ESPN Roku app is available for download for free. You may acquire it by going to your Roku’s site, searching for ESPN, selecting it from the results, and then clicking Add channel.
When you launch the ESPN app, you’ll be able to watch a variety of shows and materials. You’ll note, though, that once you choose something, you’ll encounter a brick wall.
To watch anything with the ESPN Plus logo in the top-right corner, you’ll need an ESPN Plus account. ESPN Plus is available for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. If you only want an independent account, you can sign up in the app using your Roku account or sign up on the website.
You may save even more money by bundling ESPN Plus with Hulu and Disney Plus. In our review of ESPN+, we go through the streaming service’s features and the $14/month bundle that includes Hulu and Disney Plus.
Anything else necessitates the use of a cable provider’s account, and it means you’ll need to have a cable subscription that includes ESPN already – if you’re not sure , call your cable provider.
You can watch ESPN on your Roku device through this method, but you can also use third-party software.
How to get ESPN Plus content on your Roku device?
Although ESPN Plus offers an offline mode, this only works on the mobile app. Because of this, you would be unable to download ESPN Plus material to Roku or any other streaming media player at this time.
It’s the same with other streaming services that allow you to watch content offline. To use your streaming media player, you must be connected to the internet at all times.
It’s important to know that while ESPN Plus offers offline viewing on mobile and tablet devices, only selected material can be downloaded. Offline viewing isn’t available for every ESPN Plus show. As for downloaded episodes and documentaries, it should be possible to watch them without an online connection.
How can I get ESPN without cable?
The $50/month Plus package from DIRECTV NOW includes ESPN and ESPN 2 and 45+ other channels like HBO, FOX, CNN, and NBC. The $110/month Choice plan includes ESPN, ESPN2, SEC Network, ESPNEWS, and ESPNU, among other networks.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV is a single all-inclusive subscription that costs $44.99 per month. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Goal Line, SEC Network, ESPNEWS, and ESPNU are among the 60+ networks you’ll have access to. You also get TNT, NBC, CBS, and 50 hours of DVR storage, among other things.
PlayStation Vue comes with all you need to enjoy an ESPN live streaming experience. It has three different plans available for you to make a choice. There’s the Access plan which costs about $44.99 monthly.
The Access plan comes with 40+ channels, including ESPN2, ESPN, FX, Cartoon Network, NBC, and so much more. The Core plan, priced at $49.99 monthly, comes with 60+ channels and consists of the ESON college Extra, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, SEC Network. It generally even offers more than the basic EPSN package.
The Elite plan, priced at $59.99, comes with all ESPN channels in the other plans. i.e. the access and core plans. It also includes the ESPN deportes. A Sports pack add-on offers ESPN Bases loaded, ESPN classic, and more sports channels.
Sling TV offers the orange package, which costs about $25 per month. The package includes ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3. Sling TV also has an Extra add-on plan priced at $5 monthly and offers ESPN Goal line, ESPN Bases Loaded, SEC Network, ESPNEWS, ESPNU. That’s not all; there’s also a free Roku Express when you subscribe to Sling TV and prepay for two months. This offer is limited, so act accordingly.
YouTube TV offers the basic package, which costs $49.99 monthly. The basic package comes with 70+ channels, including SEC Network, ESPNEWS, ESPN, and ESPN 2. You’ll also get unlimited cloud DVR storage space when you subscribe to the Basic package.
Is it possible for me to watch ESPN plus on older Roku TV Models?
ESPN Plus is supported on many older Roku devices, but there are exceptions, and they include: Roku 2 HD – 3000X, Roku 2 XD – 3050X, Roku 2 XS – 3100X/EU, Roku HD – 2500X, Roku LT – 2400X/EU, Roku LT – 2450X, Roku Streaming Stick – 3400X, Roku Streaming Stick – 3420X.
Use a Chromecast device if you have any of the above listed old Roku TV models and you still want to watch ESPN plus.
Frequently asked questions
What app has free ESPN?
The ESPN app has been rebranded from WatchESPN, a free app. You may view live sports matches by validating your cable TV provider or video streaming account.
Is ESPN free on Roku?
Yes, it’s free, but it’s required of you to sign in with ESPN Plus. You can also watch ESPN on your YouTube TV account or Hulu+ Live TV.
What sports channels are free on Roku?
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