How to stream ESPN3 live
There’s a good chance you have access to ESPN3 and don’t even realize it.
Published Aug 26, 2020 Updated May 26, 2021, 10:25 pm CDT
Where to stream ESPN3
$35 – $50 per month
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If you’re confused about the state of ESPN3, you’re not alone. ESPN has so many channels and digital offerings it can be hard to keep track of them all. For the most part, what was once ESPN3 is folded into the ESPN+ streaming service.
But there’s still good reason to stream ESPN3 on its own, and we’ll show you exactly how to do that for free.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch ESPN3 online.
What is ESPN3?
, a sports channel that’s almost as essential as
itself, ESPN3 is much more of a grab bag, both in terms of its content and where it’s available. It’s best to think of it as a key that unlocks a ton of additional programming and live sports on the ESPN site and WatchESPN app.
What will actually be on the ESPN3 channel you can find via a handful of providers? It’s hard to say, but there’s no shortage of content to choose from.
ESPN3 live stream: Which streaming servies carry ESPN3?
ESPN3 on FuboTV
FuboTV will get you ESPN3, but not quite as directly as the other ESPN channels.
, and even
stream are available on Fubo plans, and you can access them along with your other Fubo channels. To watch ESPN3, you need to access your ESPN app—read on to learn how to do that—and enter your Fubo credentials. Even a Fubo Standard plan allows you to stream ESPN3 live.
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ESPN3 on Sling TV
provides two base channel package options, each priced at $30 per month.
channels (including ESPN3), while
includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League soccer matches appear).
If you’re Team “Why Not Both?”
Sling Orange + Blue
combines the two for just $45 per month.
Other features include a Free Cloud DVR tier for all subscribers (allowing 10 hours of recording a month), the ability to record all live linear channels, and no VOD preemption on any channels. New subscribers get $10 off the first month.
To maximize your sports streaming, you’ll want to add Sports Extras. It’s $15 a month for 19 channels, including
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from
, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial.
Sling TV Latino
is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Best of Spanish + Sling Orange for $35 per month gives you access to
.) For more information, check out our guide to
Sling TV channels
Sling TV review
Orange + Blue
TRY SLING TV
How to watch ESPN3 online
Free, but requires provider log-in
Amazon Fire Stick
, Android and Kindle Fire,
, PlayStation 4, Xbox One,
, and iOS and Android devices
There’s a good chance you have access to stream ESPN3 and don’t even realize it. Anyone accessing
, either the app or the main site, using a university (.edu) or military (.mil) network receive free access. Likewise, you may get complimentary access to ESPN3 via your internet service provider. (
You can find a full list of providers
or in the WatchESPN app after clicking on a locked video.)
Even better, most of the live TV streaming services will unlock ESPN3 on WatchESPN. That includes
Sports Channel and Streaming Service Guides
Big Ten Network
CBS Sports Network
Fubo Sports Network
Mountain West Network
Live TV Service Guides
AT&T TV NOW
CBS All Access
Hulu with Live TV
Streaming Device Guides
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*First Published: Aug 26, 2020, 12:00 pm CDT
Joseph Knoop is a gaming writer for Daily Dot, a native Chicagoan, and a slave to all things Overwatch. He co-founded the college geek culture outlet ByteBSU, then interned at Game Informer, and now writes for a bunch websites his parents have never heard of.
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