We told you about ESPN+ at the beginning of the month but now it is time to dive into the details. Note this only applies to US-based supporters but may be of interest to those looking for streams as well.
Why? Because googling “How the hell to I watch my soccer/football team this week?” doesn’t always work — plus this kind of service is only going to increase in popularity.
ESPN+ is a fee-based streaming platform run by BAMTech through ESPN/Disney (I mention Disney because they are working on a similar product due out next year). Price is $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. A week-long free trial is currently available.
Besides the EFL Championship matches picked up for television the service will include some MLB and NHL games along with out-of-market MLS games, college sports, and boxing. Longer list.
ESPN+ Need to know list
- ESPN+ is not a standalone app -- but an addition to the ESPN app (which means you may need to update your app).
- Can stream using — Android phones, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Smart TVs, Fire Tablets, iPhone, iPad, and Roku. Note the total lack of any game consoles. Hopefully this changes and Xbox and PlayStation will be added down the road.
- Full replays are available. Delay watching is too — so if you are starting late you play from the start. Just don’t open twitter forgetting the fact that you are on a delay and therefore have things ruined. Not that that has ever happened to me at all.
I’ll update this list as needed and feel free to ask questions in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer.