Can you get ESPN’s 24/7 sports coverage without being tied down to cable? Lucky for us die-hard sports fans, the answer is yes. Get access to a hundreds of live sporting events from NFL, MLB, NBA and more, plus original programming such as SportsCenter, First Take and others all available on your Roku devices. For cord cutters or anyone who’s thinking about ditching cable, the Roku platform has a number of live TV and cable alternative services like Sling TV and Hulu with Live TV, that provide easy access to the ESPN family of networks. Read below to see how you can get your ESPN on.
How can I get ESPN without cable?
DIRECTV NOW’s $50/month Plus package gives you access to ESPN and ESPN 2, along with 45+ other channels such as HBO, FOX, CNN, and NBC. The $110/month Choice package provides access to 85+ channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, SEC Network, ESPNEWS, and ESPNU.
Hulu with Live TV offers one all-inclusive plan, priced at $44.99/month. You’ll get access to 60+ top channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Goal Line, SEC Network, ESPNEWS, and ESPNU. In addition, you get TNT, NBC, CBS, 50 hours of DVR storage and more.
PlayStation Vue offers everything you need from an ESPN live streaming perspective, with 3 tiers of plans you can choose from. The Access plan, priced at $44.99/month, offers 40+ channels with ESPN and ESPN2, along with NBC, FX, Cartoon Network and more. The $49.99/month Core plan gives you access to 60+ channels, including even more than the basic ESPN package, with ESPN College Extra, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, SEC Network. Finally, the $59.99/month Elite plan offers you every ESPN channel in the tiers mentioned above, plus ESPN Deportes. For an additional $10/month, their Sports Pack add-on gives you ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Classic, and other sports channels.
Sling TV’s Orange package, priced at $25/month, delivers ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3. With Sling TV’s Sports Extra add-on plan ($5/month) you also get ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Goal Line, SEC Network, SEC Network+, ESPNEWS, and ESPNU. Oh, by the way, you can get a free Roku Express when you subscribe and prepay for two months of Sling TV. Act fast before this limited time offer is out of here!
YouTube TV’s basic package, priced at $49.99/month, offers 70+ channels including ESPN, ESPN2, SEC Network, ESPNEWS, and ESPNU. You also get unlimited cloud DVR storage space. Have that one friend who mooches that your streaming services? No worries – you can have up to six accounts per household!
For $4.99/month after a 7-day free trial, ESPN+ offers thousands of additional live sporting events from the UFC, MLB, MLS, Serie A and more along with original shows like Kobe: Detail, all of the award winning 30 for 30s, and E:60.
Now that you have your bases covered, fire up your Roku device and enjoy the very best of ESPN.
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Source: Official Roku Website