How to watch ESPN Plus on your TV

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is a standalone sports streaming service with live sports, original programming, and documentaries all its own. It lives inside the ESPN app, which also has programming from their cable channels and website.

And there are more live sports than ever on ESPN+. From football to futbol, basketball and baseball, rugby, MMA, boxing, cricket — if there's a sport and it's in season, there's a good chance you can watch it live on ESPN+. ESPN+ also has the exclusive on entire leagues, like MLS in the United States, Serie A soccer in Spain.

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And ESPN+ is more than just live sports. It also has any number of exclusive scripted shows, most notably

Peyton's Places

, with the Hall of Fame NFL quarterback. You'll also get access to a number of ESPN proper show as well.

But if you want to watch ESPN+ content on your TV, you'll need to understand how to navigate to that special content. The ESPN app is available on Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox, the Roku platforms, and in web browsers, too, but the navigation is largely the same on every one of them.

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How to watch ESPN+ on your TV

Open the ESPN App

on your streaming device. If it's not yet installed, get it from your device app or channel store.

Highlight the

settings gear

icon in the upper right corner of the screen.


to enter the settings menu.


Account Information



Login to ESPN Account

to see your activation code.


on your phone, tablet, or PC.

Follow the directions on the site to

login with your ESPN+ account



TV will confirm

when you've successfully linked your account.

Back on the ESPN TV App main screen,

select ESPN+


Now your TV is all set up to watch ESPN+ content. The ESPN+ section has live content and original shows including documentaries all waiting for you. Just select the ESPN+ section each time you open the app to see what's new.

If your streaming device doesn't have an ESPN app, you have options. If you have a Chromecast, you can

Cast ESPN+

from your phone to your TV. If you have an older Apple TV, you can use

AirPlay ESPN+

from your iPhone to your TV. Or you can pick up a new streaming device that can run the ESPN app. Make sure to stop back after for help getting everything set up.

The low

ESPN+ cost

shows that it's a great option to stream sports outside of a bundle. You will need to have a subscription to watch ESPN+ sports and shows on your TV, but they offer new subscribers a free trial to get a feel for the service and the apps.

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Roy Delgado

Roy Delgado is a freelance writer for CordCutters. His focus is streaming, specializing on sports. He binge-streams 32 games over the first two days of NCAA March Madness annually. He built his own DVR 15 years ago, and still tinkers to make his media setup its best. Find him on Twitter [@RoyD77](