What is ESPN+?
ESPN+ is ESPN’s subscription service. It works as an extension of the ESPN app you probably already have on your mobile device. Ever notice the live events, articles, or series tagged with a gold “E+” in the corner of the app? Those are the ones locked behind the ESPN+ paywall. It’s literally thousands of events per year, including the aforementioned 20 UFC Fight Nights and a bunch of exclusive Top Rank boxing events. You’ll also get all of the best 30 for 30 episodes, daily MLB action, every out-of-market MLS game, international soccer, and more college sports than you’ll know what to do with.
ESPN+ is also starting to ramp up its original series as well. It’s best known for Kobe Bryant’s Detail, but there are three shows that will be of interest to MMA fans: UFC Destined, Ariel & the Bad Guy, and Dana White’s Contender Series. Your ESPN+ subscription also gives you fewer ads across the ESPN network.
What can you watch on ESPN+?
ESPN+ will stream “thousands” of hours of live games, though mostly for niche stuff. You’ll find UFC PPV, live soccer, boxing, golf, tennis, rugby, cricket, and several college sports. You can also add on packages like MLB.TV or NHL.TV packages for more money.
How much does ESPN+ cost?
New ESPN+ subscribers will be able to subscribe to one year of the service, plus a UFC PPV for a combined price of $79.99. For existing ESPN+ customers — the service has over 2 million subscribers — UFC pay-per-views will cost $59.99 each. (ESPN+ costs $4.99 per month.)
ESPN+ Channel Add-Ons
ESPN+ does not have any channels, so it doesn’t have any channel add-ons or extra costs. You pay $4.99, and in return, you can watch all programming that airs on ESPN+, with no restrictions or limitations.
ESPN+ Supported Devices
You can watch ESPN Plus on multiple devices, including iOS, Android, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.
The full list of devices includes:
- TV streaming media players: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku (most models)
- Smart TVs: Samsung TV (select models), Android TV and Roku TV
- Mobile devices and tablets: Android, iOS, Amazon Fire (tablets)
- Game consoles: Xbox One, PlayStation 4
- Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers
- Wearable devices: Oculus Go
There’s no DVR option available through ESPN+. If you would like ESPN content with a DVR, we recommend one of the multichannel providers, like Hulu with Live TV or PlayStation Vue.
ESPN Plus On-Demand Library
There’s a minimal on-demand library available through ESPN+. As it’s not a multichannel provider, any content you find will only be ESPN content. Like Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury fight is not available via traditional pay-per-view methods. You have to buy a subscription to catch this fight.
How To Watch UFC on ESPN+?
How To Watch UFC on ESPN+? First of all depending on what device you have take note. On mobile devices, you do not access ESPN + via the “Watch ESPN App” You will need to download the “ESPN” app. This is the one that was primarily used for scores and highlights. The “Watch ESPN” app is still in many cases set up to be a TV everywhere app for subscribers to the TV Network. Also be sure you have an ESPN account already.
- Download the ESPN App.
- Click Login (or create a login).
- Choose whether you will sign in with Facebook or an email
- Enter your email address or follow the Facebook prompts
- Enter your credit card info
- Click on the Play button or where it says Introducing ESPN +.
- To start your free preview click on any video and you will be prompted.
How to watch ESPN+ on your TV?
- Open the ESPN App on your streaming device. If it’s not yet installed, get it from your device app or channel store.
- Highlight the settings gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Click to enter the settings menu.
- Open Account Information.
- Choose Login to ESPN Account to see your activation code.
- Visit es.pn/activate on your phone, tablet, or PC.
- Follow the directions on the site to login with your ESPN+ account.
- Your TV will confirm when you’ve successfully linked your account.
- Back on the ESPN TV App main screen, select ESPN+.
- Now your TV is all set up to watch ESPN+ content.