Activate and Watch ESPN Live on Roku –

Activate and Watch ESPN Live on Roku –

by Evan Luke October 25, 2018

Watch ESPN and ESPN+ Live On Roku

With newer streaming providers entering the market daily, cord cutting is now easier than ever. Ideally, ESPN requires users to login to a paid satellite or cable subscription to stream their favorite sports. But with companies like Sling TV and DirecTV Now, offering broadcasts over the internet connection, you can easily watch ESPN on Roku and ESPN Live. Some of the most popular cable and broadcast networks are carried by these channel providers and all of them are in high definition. With no extra rental fees for features like Cloud DVR, all of them are featured apps on the Roku player. Moreover, these cost just a fraction of the cable subscription that you would otherwise pay for.

Installing and Activating ESPN on Roku Directly

Viewers can get live streaming access to all networks on ESPN, live events and shows as well as content available to ESPN+ subscribers with the help of the ESPN app on Roku player. To get ESPN, you must first verify your qualification for the channel.

Activate ESPN on Roku

Activate ESPN on Roku

Levels of Service

Basically, ESPN brings three levels of service for the users.

Live Streaming (ESPN U.S. Networks)

With the live streaming of ESPN’s U.S. Networks, users can get a culmination of entertainment through 8 channels.

ESPN, 1, 2, and 3, EPSNU, ESPN Deportes, SEC Network, ESPNEWS, and the Longhorn Network. All of these provide access to full episodes and on-demand access to popular ESPN Shows. Incidentally, these live streams are also available on Sling TV, DirecTV Now and other leading internet TV providers

Subscription to ESPN+

Purchase ESPN+ through the ESPN app or and get on-demand internet streaming. The channel comes with an eclectic collection of sports that is streamed in HD quality. Included with the subscription is some insider content belonging to Additionally, the channel is affordable and yet provides a good selection of sports programming.

OTT services

Users can subscribe to OTT or Over The Top streaming services such as Sling TV, DirecTV Now, etc., that allow authentication to the Watch ESPN service. Without authenticating, however, Roku users still get access to clips. Full-length replays and ESPN live programming require you to login to a participating cable TV provider. Nevertheless, it is recommended that you install ESPN on the Roku first and attempt to connect to see if the provider allows you access.

Sling TV

For about $25 per month, the Sling Orange service carries ESPN, ESPN2 and 3 on its package. An additional $5 for the Sports Extra Package will add some more such as ESPNEWS, SEC Network, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPNU along with other sports packages that do not belong to ESPN. Get the best value for your money as you subscribe to Sling Orange and combine it with Watch ESPN. All available programming across several ESPN networks is available live for just $20 per month.

DirecTV Now

The Live a Little Package for just $35 per month gives you access to ESPN and ESPN2. Add another $15 per month to it and get the Just Right Package and you will have ESPNU and ESPNews added to your sports viewing lineup. While you can also watch ESPN’s SEC Network within the package, an authentication to the Watch ESPN app may be required.

If you require more information for activating ESPN on Roku, contact our Roku support number through the toll-free number +1-844-605-0330.

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