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How to Watch ESPN Live on Roku Without Cable in 2022

By Khadija Bilal • Published Jul 13, 2022

Updated Jul 13, 2022

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If you're a sports fan with a Roku device, you'll be happy to hear that there are plenty of ways for you to enjoy live sporting content from ESPN directly via your Roku box, without the need for a cable connection.

In this guide, we’ll look at some of the best services to use for watching ESPN on Roku, including fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream, and the ESPN App.

fuboTV

One of the best ways to watch ESPN on Roku without cable is through fuboTV. fuboTV is a sports-oriented streaming service that offers a huge number of channels, including ESPN, with customizable plans and lots of bonus features.

fuboTV subscribers can choose from Pro or Elite plans, with over 150 channels available on the top-end Elite plan. You also get 1,000 hours of DVR space to record the latest live events and up to 10 simultaneous streams on your own home network, with prices starting at just $69.99.

Fubo Pro

7 day free trial

$69.99 / month
100+ Channels
Wide sports coverage
1,000 hours of cloud DVR
3 simultaneous stream
150+ channels
Multiple streams
No hidden fees
All the best sports

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV is another good option for watching ESPN on Roku. This service is one of the most comprehensive streaming packages around, as it gives you dozens of live channels, as well as full access to Hulu's on-demand library, plus Disney+.

Hulu + Live TV is also one of the most widely-supported streaming apps, running easily on Roku and many other devices. It lets you have three simultaneous streams and prices start at just $69.99 per month.

Award winning Hulu originals
Thousands of shows and movies
67 Channels
2 simultaneous streams
ESPN and Disney

Sling TV

Sling TV is well-known as one of the most affordable streaming services to consider instead of cable. It offers ESPN and it works on Roku, too, so if you want a cheap and easy way to watch ESPN live on your Roku device, you can sign up to Sling.

The downside with Sling is that it can seem a little complicated to new subscribers, but if you pick the Orange or Orange + Blue package, you'll get ESPN access, as well as up to four simultaneous streams and 10 hours of DVR.

30+ Channels
ESPN
Try 3 days free
1 simultaneous stream
45+ Channels
Fox, NBC, CNN, MSNBC
Try 3 days free
3 simultaneous stream
50+ Channels
ESPN
Try 3 days free
4* simultaneous stream

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is becoming one of the most popular online streaming services, well-known for its ease-of-use, widespread compatibility, and impressive channel selection. It offers not only ESPN, but many other big sports networks, making it a fine choice for sports fans.

YouTube TV is becoming one of the most popular online streaming services, well-known for its ease-of-use, widespread compatibility, and impressive channel selection. It offers not only ESPN, but many other big sports networks, making it a fine choice for sports fans.

Unlimited DVR space.
6 accounts for 1 price
85+ broadcast, cable, and regional sports networks

DirecTV Stream

Formerly known as AT&T TV Now, DirecTV Stream is another great option for sports and more on Roku. It's more expensive than other services, but if you want the ultimate package of channels and services, this is a good option to choose.

You can get more than 140 channels on DirecTV Stream's top-end Premier package. It also offers access to on-demand services like HBO Max included in the price, as well as regional sports networks and more.

90+ Channels
3 simultaneous streams
Regional sports networks
HBO Max included

ESPN App

Last but not least, if you only want to watch ESPN and don't feel the need to sign up to a streaming service for other channels, you can also simply download and sign up for the ESPN App on your Roku device.

Starting at just $5.99 a month for ESPN+, the ESPN App provides access to all of the ESPN family of channels and it supports up to three simultaneous streams, letting you and your family or friends watch different games on different devices at the same time.

Live sports and ESPN+ originals
Thousands of live events

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