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It’s a good season to stream your favorite sports. Whether you’re trying to stream tennis tournaments like the Australian Open or big-ticket events like an upcoming UFC fight, sports fans have more streaming options than ever thanks to a handful of free trials and packages from companies like fuboTV and Sling TV. For those keeping score, even well-known channels like ESPN, a go-to for watching games on your TV for years, offer a way to live stream certain games online, and you don’t even need to be signed up for traditional cable at home.
Here’s what you need to know to get started with ESPN’s streaming site and app, called ESPN+, from how much it costs, to how to get a free trial to test out the service.
What Is ESPN+?
Like HBO Max, ESPN+ (or ESPN Plus) is ESPN’s online streaming subscription service and app, which lets sports fans watch live and on-demand content, including tournaments, games and sports series on their devices without needing a traditional cable TV plan.
How Much Does ESPN+ Cost?
ESPN+ costs just $6.99 per month for its standard package. This is a great option if you only want to catch certain seasons or specific tournaments.
ESPN+ also offers an annual package, which costs $69.99 for the entire year — saving you over 15% in the long run. You’re not locked into paying for ESPN+ either, and you can cancel your subscription whenever you want.
What Can You Watch on ESPN+?
ESPN’s streaming app is one of your best options for watching exclusive events and live sports online, from events like the Australian Open to NHL games and even college sports. But you’ll also be able to stream shows and even ESPN’s acclaimed 30 for 30 documentary series, from Vick to Breakaway.
For UFC fans, ESPN+ is a must-have to stream fights in real time. It’s your online streaming home for weekly UFC fight nights and ESPN+ is also where you’ll find exclusive pay-per-view events (though you’ll need to pay a PPV price to watch the anticipated title fights live).
ESPN+ also includes HD streaming on your phone, plus you can watch sports and other content on devices like your Apple TV, iPad and Amazon Fire TV. Those aren’t the only devices you can stream ESPN+. You can also watch ESPN+ using Roku, Samsung smart TVs, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and 5, to name a few. No matter what you’re streaming on, you should be able to rewind and rewatch big plays on up to three gadgets at the same time.
Is There an ESPN+ Free Trial?
If you were hoping to score a free trial to ESPN+, we have some bad news: ESPN+ doesn’t currently offer a free trial deal on its own. That said, you can still get a free trial to ESPN+ another way: Verizon customers on one of the company’s Verizon Unlimited packages can get ESPN+ for free right now thanks to Verizon’s Disney Bundle offer.
The Disney+ Bundle includes Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu, and Verizon customers can get all three services for free for up to six months. Check out more information on Verizon’s Disney+ Bundle offer here and use it to watch ESPN+ online free.
ESPN+: Best Deals, Discounts and Bundles
If you’re having a hard time justifying getting ESPN+ on its own right now and you want to save some money, you have some options. You can get your sports fix by signing up for the aforementioned Disney+ Bundle, which includes ESPN+, Hulu and of course, Disney+. (And if you have a Hulu + Live TV bundle with ESPN+ and Disney+, you can stream the March Madness tournaments, though there’s not a free trial at this time.)
While Verizon customers can get ESPN+ for free through the Verizon Disney Bundle deal, everyone else can still score a deal by getting the Disney+ Bundle for a budget-saving $13.99 monthly fee.
There aren’t any active ESPN+ promo codes right now but keep this page bookmarked as we update it with the latest ESPN+ deals, discounts and offers.