ESPN+ launches; Disney's first paid streamer priced at $4.99 per month

ESPN+ launches; Disney's first paid streamer priced at $4.99 per month
Back in February, we told you that Disney would launch its first paid streamer, ESPN+, in the spring. Well, we are about three weeks into the season, and today ESPN+ has been launched. We should also see a redesigned ESPN app that will allow those getting the "sports leader" on their cable service, to view the live streaming of all eight ESPN channels on their Android or iOS mobile device. The app will also be available for Apple and Android TVs, Amazon tablets, Amazon Fire TV products, and Google's Chromecast. The app will still provide sports scores, news and analysis, video highlights, and audio (both live and on-demand).

ESPN+ will feature streaming games from Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and the National Hockey League. Other live streaming content will include Grand Slam tennis, rugby, golf, and cricket contests. Additional live sports will be part of ESPN+, but there will be no NBA or NFL games seen on the streaming service. You will be able to view ESPN documentaries, and an original NBA show called Detail that will be written and hosted by Kobe Bryant.

After you get to try ESPN+ free for one week, the price of the streaming sports service will be $4.99 a month. You can save some cash by paying $49.99 for a 12 month subscription, and you are allowed to cancel anytime. Subscribe before April 18th and the free trial is expanded to 30 days.

If Disney's deal to acquire 21st Century Fox closes, the entertainment giant would own Fox Sports Network which could add additional content to ESPN+.

source: Disney



1. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

anyone know if this is US only? or Canada has this too?

2. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

They would only aquire Regional Fox Sports networks, Fox Sorts 1 2 and Deportes will remain with Fox Also the Merger won't happen. If AT&T is being fought this hard to buy TW, Disney won't be able to buy FOX

3. middlehead

Posts: 458; Member since: May 12, 2014

No chance I subscribe to this by itself, but being able to view live streams with a cable login should be useful.

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2451; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

So basically if you’re really into hockey, MLB, or any of those less popular sports then this is what you should buy. I wonder how many are going to bite.

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