7 Cheapest Services to watch ESPN Without Spectrum

The disagreement between the Spectrum and Disney, the owner of ESPN, has been resolved. That said, cord-cutting services, which are cheaper than many Spectrum plans, and easy to cancel, are still viable alternatives. 

Sling TV

Sling’s appeal as a cost-effective streaming service with live TV for cord-cutters, and its considerably solid options for channels make Sling TV Orange one of the most affordable streaming service out there to get ESPN.

Price: ESPN is available on Sling Orange for $40/month

Channel lineup: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and other big-name channels like TBS, TNT, AMC, and more.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is the level-up Live TV streaming platform designed to substitute traditional cable and satellite services. With $69.99 a month, you can access live feeds of the most popular channels.

Price: $69.99/month

Channel lineup: ESPN, Fox Sports, FX, Hallmark, Lifetime, TLC, TNT, and much more.

Hulu with Live TV

Hulu + Live TV offers access to its library of shows and movies plus more than 75 local, regional, and national channels, including Disney+ and ESPN+.

Price: $75/month

Channel lineup: All ESPN channels including ESPNU, Fox Sports 1 and 2, NFL Network, TNT, and many more channels for everyone in the family.


Fubo is the sports-focused streaming service that prides itself on 4K broadcasts of over 100 sports events. It offers Disney-owned channels like ESPN with almost every plan.

Price: $74.99/month

Channel lineup: Nearly every big-name sports channel like ESPN, Fox Sports, NFL Network, and more.

YouTube TV

Youtube TV is one of the popular options many viewers consider when cutting the cord and replacing their cable TV. It carries ESPN and other Disney-owned channels.

Price: $72.99/month

Channel lineup: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, TNT, FS1, FS2, and much more.


Vidgo offers more than 25 sports channels (including 12 channels dedicated to college sports) to choose from, including ESPN.

Price: $55/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku

Channel lineup: ESPN, Fox Sports, Bein Sports, and more.


One important thing to know: ESPN+ will not allow you to watch ESPN channels live. However, it has a lot of on-demand content that has aired on the channels and is a good way to watch some sports live. Namely: UFC events, many soccer leagues (such as LaLiga and Bundesliga), golf, tennis, and MLB. For the price, ESPN+ is worth at least a try if you are a fan of any of these sports.

Price: $6.99/month

Channel lineup: ESPN

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