The Cost of Watching ESPN Without Cable

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Nobody wants the cost of cable these days! Well, not totally true. The #1 reason people still hang on to cable is because of live sports. ESPN, owned by Disney, is still the premiere network which airs NFL, MLB, NBA, college football and basketball games. It has its own WatchESPN app which you can download for free. But in order to actually watch ESPN live channels, you need a cable subscription.

Actually, you just need a Sling TV subscription. With Sling’s Orange package, you get ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, along with other bundled channels for $20 per month. You can watch Sling on its mobile and tablet app, through streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV, and Windows 10. In fact, you can watch Sling TV on any Windows and iOS Chrome browser now.

What does this all mean? It means you can watch ESPN live channels whether you’re in front of a TV or not. All for the cost of twenty dollars a month. Keep in mind that the subscription also includes other channels. Having a Sling Orange subscription is also like having a WatchESPN subscription. Because Sling acts like a cable service provider, allowing you to authenticate using your Sling credentials and watch ESPN and ABC sports broadcasts on the WatchESPN app.

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You can also add the Sports Extra package for an additional price of $5 per month, giving you additional channels, like NBA TV, SEC Network, SEC Network+, Pac-12, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, NHL Network, beIN SPORTS, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Buzzer Beater, and more. If you want the NFL Network, you have 2 options- switch to the Sling Blue package without ESPN channels or combine the 2 packages.

The only caveat is that currently, you can only have one stream at a time. That’s a small price to pay for watching live sports anywhere- legally.

Because live sports streams are subject to television rights, some games may or may not be available where you are. Use Sling’s Game Finder to find out which football games are broadcasted in your area. Remember, it’s not where you live, but where you’re watching from. One of the cool things about using Sling is that you can take the service with you and watch anywhere in the U.S.

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