With more than 40 million users worldwide, Amazon’s Fire TV and Firestick are some of the most popular streaming devices used by people moving away from cable TV. These devices bundle different streaming platforms together helping you replace cable altogether. However, if you’re a sports fanatic you may be concerned about missing the big game and staying up to date on all of the different scores. The good news is that you can watch ESPN on both Fire TV and Firestick.
Watch ESPN on Amazon Fire TV with fuboTV
While many different streaming platforms are available, fuboTV is arguably the best option for sports lovers. With fuboTV you can watch live TV using the Internet on your Fire TV and Firestick. fuboTV is a paid service (free 7 day trial) that gives you access to several different sports networks ESPN, FS1, NBCSN, and more. This gives you access to a wide variety of sports including the NFL, NBA, MLB, soccer, etc. You also get access to cloud DVR storage so you can re-watch the best parts of the game. You’ll also get access to other channels like Fox News, Bravo, Food Network, etc. for those in your household that aren’t into sports. Basically, fubo TV gives you cable-like access to sports without the contract. This means you can cancel at any time.
To watch fubo TV on your Fire TV you’ll first need to sign up for a free trial here. Then you can add the fuboTV app to your Fire TV or Firestick. Once you log in to your fuboTV account you can begin streaming. You can watch on two different screens at the same time and can add additional screens for $5.99 per month. Check out our full fuboTV review to learn
Other Options to Watch ESPN on Fire TV
If you’re looking for a bit more, there are other streaming platforms where you can watch ESPN using your Fire TV and Firestick.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV’s starting package starts with 50+ channels, one of which is ESPN. This platform also has great coverage of local sports and offers regional sports networks in most areas. One of the main differences between Hulu with Live TV and fuboTV is its access to the Hulu on-demand library. Hulu with Live TV starts at $55 per month and you can get started today with a free 7 day trial. Learn more about Hulu with live TV in our full review here.
Sling TV is a budget friendly option for accessing ESPN. Starting at $30 a month you can access ESPN as well as other channels like CNN, Comedy Central, Food Network, etc. While Sling TV is lighter on the wallet, there are fewer channels and less coverage of local sports compared to other options. However, you can add extra packages for as little as $5. If you are considering getting Sling TV be sure to take their free 3 day trial to make sure you have access to the channels that you want.
Can you watch ESPN on Fire TV for free?
All of the services mentioned above offer a free trial that will give you access to ESPN for free during the trial period. Once the trial is over, you will have to pay the monthly subscription fee. However, all of these services are contract free and can be cancelled whenever you wish.
You could also, technically, watch a limited version of ESPN on Fire TV or your Firestick for free using the ESPN app. However, this app does require you to log in using credentials for one of the streaming platforms mentioned above or through a participating high speed Internet or TV provider. You may also be able to access ESPN for free through this app if you are a US student connected to an on-campus network or US military personnel using an on-base military network.
If you are using the ESPN app, you may need to re authenticate from time to time. In order to do this you simply do the following:
- Go to the ESPN app on your Fire TV or Firestick
- Click on the settings gear in the upper right hand corner
- Under account information click on TV provider
- You’ll be instructed to go to ESPN.com/activate on your computer or mobile device
- Once you’re there enter the authentication code in your Fire TV or Firestick
- Select your provider and log in
- Give it a moment and you should again have access
Have you tried any of these services for watching ESPN? Let us know which one you like best in the comments below. You can also learn how to watch ESPN on Roku here.