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’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 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.
Channel lineup: ESPN, Fox Sports, FX, Hallmark, Lifetime, TLC, TNT, and much more.
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+.
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.
Channel lineup: Nearly every big-name sports channel like ESPN, Fox Sports, NFL Network, and more.
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.
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.
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.
Channel lineup: ESPN