10 Best Services to Watch ESPN live Without Cable

Get the latest highlights across every major sport, from hockey, football, basketball and baseball to UFC and more. If you never want to miss a score, here are some of the best deals to get ESPN without cable.

You can stream ESPN live without cable on DirecTV Stream, Sling TV Orange, Sling TV Orange + Blue, Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, ESPN+, or Vidgo.

Below, we list all of them in detail.

Our top five ways to watch ESPN:
DirecTV Stream $79.99 Watch
Sling Orange $40 Watch
Sling Orange + Blue $55 Watch
Fubo $79.99 Watch
Hulu with Live TV $75.99 Watch

DirecTV Stream is the level-up Live TV streaming platform designed to substitute traditional cable and satellite services. With $79.99 a month, you can access live feeds of the most popular channels and you can even get a special box called "Gemini Air" with a custom remote for the service to compliment the enhanced viewing experience. Access at least 80 channels from its robust lineup that allows you to stream up to 20 devices from your home and up to 3 devices when you’re on the go. Plus, you get unlimited cloud DVR so you can watch your favorite shows whenever you want.

Price: $79.99/month

Free Trial: 5 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV

Channel lineup: AccuWeather, AMC, Anger Management, Animal Planet, Are We There Yet?, AXS TV, Baby First TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg Television, Boomerang, Bravo, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, Cartoon Network, CBS local channels, Cleo TV, CMT, CNBC, CNN, CNN en Espanol, Comedy Central, Court TV, Daystar HD, Discovery, Disney Channel, Disney Jr, Disney XD, E! Entertainment, EarthxTV, Ebony TV, El Rey Rebel, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, FMC, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, FOX SOUL, Fox Sports 1, Fox Weather, Freeform, FUEL TV, Fuse Music, FX, FXX, Galavision, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Mystery, HerSphere, HGTV, HLN, Home Shopping Network, HSN, IFC, Investigation Discovery, ion Television, Jewelry Television, MotorTrend, MovieSphere, MSNBC, MTV Classic, MTV2, NBA TV, NBC local channels, News Nation, Nick Jr., One America News, Ovation, Oxygen True Crime, Paramount Network, PBS Kids, PBS local channels, Poker GO, Pursuit Channel, QVC, QVC2, QVC3, Racing America, REELZ, REVOLT, RFD-TV, RSNs, Scientology Network, Shop LC, Somos Novelas, SportsGrid, SundanceTV, SYFY, Tastemade Home, Tastemade Travel, TBS, TCM, TeenNick, Telemundo local channels, The First, theGrio, TLC, TNT, truTV, TV Land, TV One, Univision, Up TV, USA Network, VH1, WE tv, Women’s Sports Network

Sling’s appeal as a cost-effective streaming service with live TV for cord-cutters, and its considerably solid options for channels make Sling TV Orange one of the best affordable streaming services out there. For only $40 a month, you can customize and access more than 30 channels, as well as record shows and movies you love on a Cloud DVR. It also offers 6 channels that are not included in Sling TV Blue, including Disney Channel, CNN, and ESPN. Sling TV Orange’s only caveat is its single-stream option, as opposed to the multi-stream options for Sling TV Blue.

Price: $40/month

Device availability: AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Cox, iOS, LG TV, Mi Box, Roku, Samsung TV, TiVo, Vizio, Windows 10, Windows 11, Xbox, Xbox One

Channel lineup: A&E, AMC, AXS TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg Television, Cartoon Network, Charge!, CNN, Comedy Central, Comet, Disney Channel, EPIX Drive-In, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Food Network, Freeform, Fuse, HGTV, History, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, Local Now, MGM+, MotorTrend, Nick Jr., QVC, Sling Scapes, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, Vice

Sling TV Orange + Blue is Sling TV’s ultimate stream service cord-cutters can access for only $55 a month. As one of the most affordable options, Sling TV Orange + Blue offers the best of both worlds with 53 channels, where you can stream or record your favorite series and shows from both local TV and cable channels on a cloud DVR. You may also customize your channels and include those not included in the base plan or subscribe to additional packages like HD antenna and AirTV. Sling’s premium service lets you stream for up to 4 devices simultaneously.

Price: $55/month

Device availability: AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Cox, iOS, iPhone, LG TV, Mi Box, Roku, Samsung TV, TiVo, Vizio, Vizio Smart TV, Windows 10, Windows 11, Xbox, Xbox One

Channel lineup: A&E, AMC, AXS TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg Television, Bravo, Cartoon Network, Charge!, CNN, Comedy Central, Comet, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, E!, EPIX Drive-In, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Food Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Freeform, Fuse, FX, HGTV, History, HLN, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, Local Now, MGM+, MotorTrend, MSNBC, National Geographic, NBC local channels, NFL Network, Nick Jr., QVC, Sling Scapes, SYFY, TBS, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, USA, Vice

If you like over 120 channels to choose from and you are an avid sports fan, FuboTV might be the streaming platform for you. For $74.99 a month for its Pro plan, you can catch shows from major broadcast and cable networks, watch around 100 sporting events available in 4K resolution, and even have them on replay with 1,000 hours of cloud DVR (or more with upgraded plans). Plus, you can create up to six profiles per account for your family and friends. FuboTV can be accessible by up to 3 devices simultaneously on-the-go and 10 screens at once at home.

Price: $79.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Roku, Xfinity Flex, Xumo

Channel lineup: A&E, ABC, ABC News Live, ACC Network, AccuWeather, Bein Sports, Bein Sports 4, Bein sports 5, Bein Sports 6, Bein Sports 7, Bein Sports 8, Big Ten Network, Bravo, CBS, CBS local channels, CBS Sports Network, CBSN, Cheddar, CMT, CNBC, Comedy Central, Comet, Cozi TV, CW, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Estrella TV, FOX, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Freeform, fubo Sports Network, FX, FXX, FYI, Galavision, GetTV, Golf Channel, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, History, IFC, Intravel, Local Now, MASN, MSNBC, MTV, National Geographic, NBC, NBC local channels, NBCLX, NBCSN, Newsmax, NFL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Olympic Channel, Oxygen, Paramount Network, Pop, RSNs, SEC Network, Smithsonian Channel, SYFY, Tastemade, Telemundo, Telemundo local channels, The Weather Channel, Travel Channel, TUDN, TUDNxtra1, TUDNxtra10, TUDNxtra11, TUDNxtra2, TUDNxtra3, TUDNxtra4, TUDNxtra5, TUDNxtra6, TUDNxtra7, TUDNxtra8, TUDNxtra9, TV Land, TVG, Unimas, Unimas local channels, Universal Kids, Universo, Univision, Univision local channels, USA, VH1, Vice, WE tv, WGN America, Willow, YES Network

Combining your streaming and live TV needs in a whole package of $76.99 a month (with ads) and $89.99 a month (without ads), Hulu with Live TV offers access to its library of shows and movies plus more than 90 local, regional, and national channels, including Disney+ and ESPN+. Hulu’s Live TV service blends seamlessly from its subscription streaming service, with the multitude of exclusive shows and movies, unlimited cloud DVR storage, and easy-to-navigate interface that makes it an attractive streaming platform for many viewers.

Price: $75.99/month

Free Trial: 3 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, iPhone, LG TV, Nintendo Switch, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV, Vizio Smart TV, Xbox

Channel lineup: A&E, ABC, ABC Localish, ABC News Live, ACC Network, Adult Swim, Animal Planet, BET, Big Ten Network, Bloomberg Television, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CBS, CBS local channels, CBS News, CBS Sports Network, Cheddar News, CMT, CNBC, CNN, CNN International, Comedy Central, Comedy TV, Cozi TV, CW, Dabl, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN College Extra, ESPNews, ESPNU, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Freeform, FS1, FS2, FX, FXM, FXX, FYI, Golf Channel, Hallmark, Hallmark Mystery, HGTV, History, HLN, ID, Justice Central TV, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, Localish, Military History Chanel, Motor Trend, MSNBC, MTV, NASA, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBC, NBC local channels, NBC News Now, NBCLX, News Nation, NFL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, OWN, Oxygen, Paramount Network, Pop, QVC, SEC Network, Smithsonian Channel, Start TV, SYFY, TBS, Telemundo, The Grio, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, TVLand, Universal Kids, USA, VH1, Vice, Weather Channel

Youtube TV is one of the popular options many viewers consider when cutting the cord and replacing their cable TV. Access more than 85 live TV channels, including those in your region, plus original content from YouTube Originals for $73 per month. You may upgrade your plan for $19.99 for Dolby Digital support, 4K resolution streaming, offline downloads, and unlimited streams all at once. You may also customize channels if you pay for premium extras for channels like Showtime, Starz, NBA League Pass, and MLB TV among others. Youtube TV offers extensive channel options, and an easy-to-use, familiar interface available on most devices that allows 6 accounts and 3 simultaneous streams for every subscription.

Price: $72.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, Sharp, Vizio, Xbox

Channel lineup: ABC, ABC News, ACCN, Adult Swim, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, Big Ten Network, Bounce, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CBS, CBS local channels, CBS Sports Network, Charge!, Cheddar, Cheddar News, CMT, CNBC, CNBC World, CNN, Comedy Central, Comedy TV, Comet, Court TV, Cozi TV, Dabl, Discovery, Disney, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Docurama, Dove Channel, E!, ESPN, ESPN U, ESPN2, ESPNews, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business, Fox News, FOX SOUL, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Weather, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, Galavision, Game Show Network, Get TV, Golf Channel, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, HGTV, HLN, HSN, IFC, Investigation Discovery, ION, Justice Central TV, LAFC Channel, Law & Crime, Live Now, Local Now, Localish, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Classic, My TV, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBA TV, NBC, NBC local channels, NBC News Now, NBC Universo, NBCLX, NBCSN, NECN, Neon, News Nation, NFL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Orlando City Channel, OWN, Oxygen, Oxygen True Crime, Paramount, PBS, PBS Kids, PBS local channels, PC Mag, Pop, QVC, Recipe.TV, Scripps News, SEC Network, Smithsonian Channel, SNY, Start TV, Sundance TV, SYFY, Tastemade, TBD, TBS, Teen Nick, TeleHit, Telemundo local channels, Tennis 2, The CW, The Great Courses, The Walking Dead Universe, The Weather Channel, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, Tru TV, Turner Classic Movies, TV Land, TYT, Unimas, Unimas local channels, Universal Kids, Univision, Univision local channels, USA, VH1, WE tv, YouTube Originals

Over 140 channels, unlimited DVR and RSNs included - DirecTV Stream Ultimate is one of the most complete cord-cutting streaming bundles out there. Think of every sports network for example, ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, NHL Network, etc, you name it, you got it. You also get over 55,000 (15,000 more than the base Entertainment package, mainly from Starz Encore) of on-demand movies and shows included. Of course, there is a price tag that comes with all of this that will rival the most expensive cable packages: over $100 a month.

With this package DirecTV is saying: if you want cheap, go to Sling. This is not cheap, but it has everything a family could need from a TV package.

Price: $94.99/month

Free Trial: 5 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV

Channel lineup: A&E, ABC, ABC News Live, ACC Network, AccuWeather, AHC, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, Aspire, BBC News, Bein Sports, Bein Sports 4, Bein sports 5, Bein Sports 6, Bein Sports 7, Bein Sports 8, BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, BIG Network, Big Ten Network, Big Ten Network, Bounce, Bravo, CBS, CBS local channels, CBS Sports Network, CBSN, Cheddar, Cheddar News, CMT, CNBC, CNBC World, Comedy Central, Comet, Cooking Channel, Cozi TV, Curiosity Channel, CW, Destination America, Discovery Channel, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, DUST, E!, ESPN, ESPN U, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNews, ESPNU, Estrella TV, Fanduel TV, FMC, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, FOX SOUL, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Sports 2, Freeform, Fuse, FX, FXM, FXX, FYI, Galavision, Game Show Network, Get TV, GetTV, GINX Esports TV, Golf Channel, GRIT, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, Heroes & Icons, HGTV, History, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime Movie Network, Local Now, Logo, Magnolia Network, MLB Network, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV Live, MTV2, MTVU, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBA TV, NBATV, NBC, NBC local channels, NBCLX, NBCSN, Newsmax, Newsy, NFL Network, NHL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, NickMusic, Nicktoons, Olympic Channel, OWN, Oxygen, Oxygen True Crime, Pac-12 Network, Paramount Network, PBS local channels, People TV, Pop, Pop TV, Pursuit Channel, REVOLT, Revry, RSNs, Science Channel, SEC Network, Showtime FamilyZone, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movie Channel, Sportsman Channel, Stadium, SYFY, Tastemade, TeenNick, Telemundo, Telemundo local channels, Tennis Channel, The Weather Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, TV Land, TVG, Unimas, Universal Kids, Universo, Univision, UPtv, USA, VH1, Vice, WGN America, Zona Futbol

Spectrum Internet subscribers can enjoy a more trimmed-down, affordable live TV streaming service with popular cable channels with Spectrum TV Choice that you can avail $53.19 a month. It offers more popular cable channels from Spectrum’s basic cable plan, including HBO Max, Showtime, Starz, and more. Access more than 15 channels and save up to 50 shows for 90 days with Spectrum TV Choice for half the price of the Spectrum TV package as well as other streaming services out there.

Price: Varies depending on your location and account history.

One important thing to know: ESPN+ will not allow you to watch ESPN channels live. However, it has a lot of on-demand content that has aired on the channels and is a good way to watch some sports live. Namely: UFC events, many soccer leagues (such as LaLiga and Bundesliga), golf, tennis, and MLB. For the price, ESPN+ is worth at least a try if you are a fan of any of these sports.

Price: $10.99/month

Device availability: Android, Chromecast, Fire TV, iOS, Oculus, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung Smart TV, Website, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Xfinity Flex

Channel lineup: ESPN

An appealing choice for sports enthusiasts, Vidgo TV is one of the recent players in the ever-growing online streaming market. It offers unrivaled streaming of collegiate and professional sports, with more than 25 sports channels (including 12 channels dedicated to college sports) you can choose from. With more than 110 live channels on its belt, get access to a wide range of shows for $59.95 per month with Vidgo TV English Plus with 20 hours of free DVR for the first 3 months, and $79.95 per month for Vidgo TV English Premium with 40+ additional channels and 20 hours of free DVR. Vidgo TV also caters to its Spanish-speaking audience, with more than 45 live channels of Latino Sports, News, and Entertainment with 20 hours of free DVR for the first 3 months valued at $29.95 per month. In recent months, Vidgo has suffered many outages, some due to missed payments.

Price: $69.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku

Channel lineup: A&E Network, ABC, ABC News Live, ACC Network, Aspire, AWE, Baby TV US, Bandamax, BET, Big Ten Network, Bloomberg TV, BYUtv, Cheddar News, CineLife, Classic Reruns TV, CMT, Comedy Central, Curiosity Stream, Disney Channel, Disney Junior US, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Family Movie Classics, FETV, ForoTV, Fox, Fox Business, Fox Deportes, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Weather, Freeform, FX, FX Movie Channel, FXX, FYI Channel, Galavision, Game Show Network, Get TV, Great American Family, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, History, i24 News English, Impact Network, INSP, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, Longhorn Network, MavTV, MLB Network, Motor Trend, MTV - Music Television, National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, Newsmax, NewsNation, NFL Network, NHL, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, OAN, Paramount Network, QVC, SEC Network, Sony Movies, Sports Grid, Teen Nick, TeleHit, Telehit Musica, Telenovelas, Tennis Channel, TUDN, TV Land, TVOne, Unimas, Univision, UPtv, VH1, Viceland

Let's recap the streaming services that allow you to watch ESPN without cable.

What is the cheapest way to watch ESPN?

The most cost-efficient way to watch ESPN content is to get a subscription to Sling Orange for $40/month.

How to get a free trial to ESPN?

You can get a limited time free trial to ESPN by subscribing to DirecTV Stream, Fubo, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, or Spectrum TV Choice.

Read more: 8 Best Services to Get an ESPN Free Trial >

How to get a ESPN live stream?

The platforms that will get you a ESPN live stream are DirecTV Stream, Sling Orange, Sling Orange + Blue, Fubo, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, ESPN+, or Vidgo.

How to watch ESPN on Roku?

You can watch ESPN on your Roku device by subscribing to DirecTV Stream, Sling Orange, Sling Orange + Blue, Fubo, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, ESPN+, or Vidgo.

How to watch ESPN on an Amazon Fire TV?

ESPN can be accessed on an Amazon Fire TV device by subscribing to DirecTV Stream, Sling Orange, Sling Orange + Blue, Fubo, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, or Vidgo.

How to watch ESPN on an Apple TV device?

The streaming services that include ESPN and are available on Apple TV are DirecTV Stream, Sling Orange, Sling Orange + Blue, Fubo, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, and Vidgo.

How to watch ESPN on a computer?

On a web browser head to the websites of DirecTV Stream, Sling Orange, Sling Orange + Blue, Fubo, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, ESPN+, or Vidgo to start watching ESPN.

How to watch ESPN on iOS (iPhone or iPad)?

You can watch ESPN on an iPhone or iPad by subscribing to DirecTV Stream, Sling Orange, Sling Orange + Blue, Fubo, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, ESPN+, or Vidgo.

How to watch ESPN on an Android phone?

You can watch ESPN on an Android device such as Samsung or Google Pixel by subscribing to DirecTV Stream, Sling Orange, Sling Orange + Blue, Fubo, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, ESPN+, or Vidgo.

How to watch ESPN on an Android TV?

You can watch ESPN on a Smart TV that runs on Android by getting a subscription to DirecTV Stream, Sling Orange, Sling Orange + Blue, Fubo, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, or Vidgo.

How to watch ESPN on an Xbox?

You can watch ESPN on an Xbox console through Sling Orange, Sling Orange + Blue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, or Spectrum TV Choice.

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