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ESPN+ Review 2022

Catherine Miller

In a Nutshell

ESPN+ gives you access to thousands of live-streamed sports events, including exclusives and pay-per-view matches you won’t find elsewhere. Not only this, but you also get original sports TV content, talk shows, and articles. For an add-on to your existing TV package, or as a stand-alone, ESPN+ has plenty for sports fans.

pros

  • Exclusive live events
  • Original content like sports documentaries
  • Stream on 3 devices simultaneously

cons

  • No free trial
  • ESPN standard networks not included

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ESPN+: Plans & Pricing


ESPN+

Best for sports fans

Disney Bundle

Best for families

Cost Per Month
$9.99
$13.99
Cost Per Year
$99.99 (17% discount)

ESPN+
Live sport streaming
Original ESPN content

Disney + 


Hulu

How Much Does ESPN+ Cost?

If you want to subscribe to ESPN+, there’s a single fee of $9.99 a month, or an annual, discounted fee of $99.99. In return, you get access to thousands of live-streamed sports events, including exclusives, plus ESPN original productions. 

If you’re looking for more TV content, you can bundle Disney+ and Hulu into your subscription for just $13.99 a month. This expanded bundle will give you access to these channels and their vast digital libraries of TV and movie content. You’re not tied into a contract and can cancel your subscription at any time. ESPN+ doesn’t come with any optional add-ons, but can itself function as an add-on for your existing TV plan with traditional ESPN.

How Does ESPN+ Work?

An ESPN+ subscription gives you access to live sports events and original content that’s not available on the normal ESPN networks. You can’t watch traditional ESPN channels with this subscription; you would need to get this through your cable, satellite, or digital TV service. So, ESPN+ can either function as a standalone specialist sports subscription, or as an addition to your existing TV package. 

To set up your ESPN+ subscription, either sign in with your existing ESPN login or create a new one. You can stream ESPN+ through the ESPN app on Apple, Android, or Amazon Fire devices, or on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Oculus Go. 

Through ESPN+, you’ll be able to watch live events for soccer, combat, baseball, tennis, golf, college sports, and more. It covers both domestic and international leagues, including MLB, Wimbledon, Bundesliga, and NHL. If you miss a match, you can check out the on-demand replay. 

You can also watch exclusive UFC pay-per-view events, stream ESPN+ original TV content, stream live sports talk and daily studio shows, and read over 3,000 premium sports articles. 

If you buy the Disney+ Bundle, you won’t be able to watch all 3 services (ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu) through the same app. Once you purchase the Bundle and have downloaded the relevant apps, you will immediately be able to watch Disney+ and ESPN+. However, you’ll need to activate your Hulu subscription separately via an email link.

Is ESPN+ Reliable and Safe? 

ESPN as a whole currently has 492 reviews on Trustpilot, 93% of which rate the service as “Bad”. Not all the reviews relate to ESPN+ specifically, but those that do mention a lot of buffering when trying to watch livestreams. ESPN, Inc has a D- rating on the Better Business Bureau due to failure to respond to complaints. If you’re thinking of taking out an ESPN+ subscription, it’s worth being aware of these ratings. 

Help and Support

You can find a short FAQ on the ESPN+ website, as well as a more thorough help center with answers to a range of questions. If you need further support, you can contact customer service between 9am and 1pm EST, seven days a week, by chat, phone, or email. 

What About the ESPN+ App?

ESPN+ doesn’t have its own separate app, but you can watch its live events and original content through a section on the main ESPN app (which is free to download). Streaming through the app is high definition (HD). If you have an ESPN subscription, you can use the app to watch the live events and shows from that network in addition to those included in ESPN+.The ESPN app is currently rated 4.1/5 on Google Play and 4/6.5 on iOS. 

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Bottom Line

As a sports fan, you’re probably already familiar with the ESPN brand. ESPN+ gives you even more live-streaming opportunities and original sports content, without needing a huge and expensive TV package. Or, you can add ESPN+ to indulge your love of sports even more. With simultaneous streaming on up to 3 devices, you can share this with the family and watch on a wide range of phones, tablets, and smart TVs. 

Although you should be aware of some poor customer reviews, if you’re a particular fan of the leagues and fixtures included in ESPN+ (like MLB, NHL, or international tennis tournaments and soccer leagues), this could be a great addition to your collection of streaming services. And if you have a family, the Disney+ Bundle could save you a lot by giving you access to Disney+ and Hulu in addition. That should keep the household entertained for hours. 

FAQs

Is ESPN+ free right now?

No, ESPN+ is not free. You need to pay a subscription fee (from $6.99 monthly, or $69.99 annually) and there is no free trial at this time. 

How can I watch ESPN+ on my TV?

You can watch on a compatible smart TV, use the web app from your connected TV’s browser, or cast from a phone or tablet onto your TV. 

What’s included in ESPN+?

ESPN+ includes a wide range of live sports events from soccer, combat, baseball, tennis, golf, college sports, and more. It covers both domestic and international leagues. You can also access exclusive pay-per-view UFC matches. 

Catherine Miller is a lead member of personal finance and pension innovator Maji, where’s she’s responsible for content creation and running Maji’s personal finance masterclass, among others. Miller also holds degrees in English and education, and worked as a teacher before moving into finance. Today, she combines aspects of education and personal finance to help readers make better decisions in finance and beyond.

ESPN+ customer reviews

Based on 27 reviews

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Top Reviews

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1 months ago

They have a lot of content to view. They load quickly and have no buffering. I think it is worth what it costs.

1 months ago

I love ESPN plus because it has great shows, I am really into sports, and it came at a very affordable price.

1 months ago

I like them a lot and the app is easy to use. I like sports,. Sports are fun to watch.

2 months ago

Excellent content for the money. Complete type of content that I like and appreciate.

2 months ago

I am able to stream or watch any sports in past or present time. I can watch all my favorite teams at any time.

2 months ago

I love ESPN+, it's a perfect service to relax to. You have so many options to watch.

2 months ago

I have the complete ESPN+ package. It allows me to watch sporting events at will and gives me the opportunity to watch the specific sports which I enjoy. Namely, baseball, softball, golf, and the little league world series.

3 months ago

I enjoy watching college football and college sports on ESPN. I also enjoy watching the Dallas Cowboys football team.

3 months ago

They are good with what they show on sports and they have the soccer leagues that we love. They never have down time or freeze.

3 months ago

ESPN+ has all the different sporting events to choose from every day. There are literally hundreds of games that you can choose from to watch. They show what is upcoming, and they have live events as well.

3 months ago

I can watch all my sports teams from other states, UFC is on ESPN now, and other good shows.

3 months ago

Easy to use and has the programming that I prefer. I like that I can watch at any time using its demand feature.

3 months ago

I can watch all the sports I want. It has a lot of games I would not be able to see with other devices. I love it for football and basketball seasons.

4 months ago

It comes in handy during football season and is very helpful for all other sports viewing.

1 months ago

It's good so far when wanting to watch good sports. I've had good experiences with this product and it's fine as is. I will continue to use in the future.

2 months ago

It shows live sports, and it also shows past sporting events you may have missed. Regular sports channels don't show every game and event, but ESPN+ does. It also shows player stats and biographies. I watched the Superbowl last year on this network.

2 months ago

I like that I get all the sports. I get all the scores and highlights, anything I would want to know.

2 months ago

My husband and I utilize this streaming service quite often. They should bulk up programming even more than what is currently available.

2 months ago

I am very happy with it. I am only interested in football, so I don't watch it all the time.

2 months ago

ESPN is a very good channel to have, they show good programs on ESPN and good sports.

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