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ESPN Plus Login: How to Activate Your Account

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ESPN Plus Login: How to Activate Your Account

Key Points

  • ESPN Plus is a subscription-based streaming service offered by ESPN and managed by the Walt Disney Company, providing live and on-demand sports programming.
  • ESPN Plus is not the same as the standard ESPN site, which offers live scores, game clips, and breaking news but not full games and original series.
  • ESPN Plus offers coverage of niche and lesser-known sports, as well as exclusive original programming and analysis.
  • To activate your ESPN Plus account, you need to go to the ESPN Plus site, log in with your ESPN credentials, click ‘Sign Up,’ and agree to subscribe.

In this streaming era we’re living in, it can be hard to know exactly how to activate all the different accounts available to sign up for. This is especially true of the most confusing streaming services that have multiple different iterations under the same brand umbrella. Take ESPN Plus, for example. There’s the ESPN site (espn.com) and the ESPN Plus site (plus.espn.com). How do you activate an ESPN Plus account? And how exactly does it differ from ESPN’s flagship site? Let’s walk through the basics below.

What Is ESPN Plus?

ESPN+
ESPN+ falls under the same streaming umbrella as Disney+ and Hulu.

ESPN Plus (interchangeably stylized as ESPN+) is a subscription-based streaming service offered by ESPN and managed by the Walt Disney Company. This puts it on the same level as Disney+ and Hulu. These three Disney streamers are often bundled together under one convenient price range with both ad-supported and ad-free versions. Whereas Disney+ offers access to the Walt Disney vault and Hulu provides new and contemporary shows from various broadcast networks, ESPN Plus is home to a wide range of live and on-demand sports programming.

Of course, it’s not to be mixed up with the standard ESPN site. This site is not the same as ESPN Plus. It exists to provide live scores, game clips, and breaking news in the world of sports — not stream full games and original series. From the MLB to the NFL, the NHL to the UFC, ESPN Plus goes beyond scores and news to show you what’s happening live. You can also stream original documentaries and other ESPN productions through this streaming arm of the ESPN brand. Don’t be confused: they’re more like sister stations instead of being one and the same.

ESPN Plus also provides coverage of niche and lesser-known sports that you might not find on mainstream television. This means you can follow your favorite sports and teams, no matter how obscure they are. Additionally, ESPN Plus offers exclusive original programming and analysis — including shows hosted by well-known sports personalities. It’s a hub for sports enthusiasts who crave live sports and in-depth analysis and commentary streamed to their TV, smartphones, tablets, or other streaming platforms.

How to Activate Your ESPN Plus Account

Naturally, to enjoy ESPN Plus, you need to pay a set fee and subscribe. You can pay for this monthly, annually, or as part of a larger streaming bundle with Disney+ and Hulu. However, to score your ticket to an array of live and on-demand sports content, you must learn how to activate your account in the first place. Simply follow along with the simple steps and convenient photos below.

Step One: Go to Site

ESPN+ login screen.
Go to the ESPN+ site to begin.

First, go to the ESPN Plus site. You’ll see a large banner advertising the Disney Bundle (Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN Plus all rolled into one). Instead of clicking the “Get the Disney Bundle” button, maneuver your mouse to the “Log In” button in the top right corner instead.

Step Two: Log In

ESPN+ login screen.
Log into your ESPN account.

Here, you’ll use your ESPN login to activate your new ESPN Plus account. Enter your email in the box provided. Then, enter your password on the next screen. After that, you’ll be prompted to retrieve a code sent to your email address. Enter it in the appropriate box, then click Log In.

Step Three: Click Sign Up

ESPN+ loading screen.
Activate your ESPN+ account through your ESPN login.

With this move, you’ve now signed into the ESPN site. Now, you’ll have to activate your ESPN Plus account. Click the “Sign Up” button to proceed to the next page. You’ll see the screen above as the activation page loads.

Step Four: Agree & Subscribe

ESPN+ signup page.
Click “Agree & Continue” to finish activating your ESPN+ account.

Finally, you’ll complete the activation process for your ESPN Plus account. Enter your name, billing info, and address, then click “Agree & Subscribe.” With this, your ESPN Plus account will officially be live and ready to use. Enjoy live sports, expert commentary, and a wide library of original content!

Summary Table

StepInstructions
Step One: Go to SiteGo to the ESPN Plus site.
Step Two: Log InUse your ESPN login to activate your new ESPN Plus account.
Step Three: Click Sign UpClick the “Sign Up” button to proceed to the next page.
Step Four: Agree & SubscribeEnter your name, billing info, and address, then click “Agree & Subscribe.” 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ESPN Plus?

ESPN Plus is a streaming service offered by ESPN that delivers live and on-demand sports content to subscribers. It’s a digital platform that expands access to sports programming beyond traditional TV. ESPN Plus typically comes at a monthly subscription fee of approximately $9.99, with the option for an annual subscription that may offer some cost savings at $99.99 a year.

What sports can I watch on ESPN Plus?

ESPN Plus provides a diverse sports lineup, featuring live coverage and on-demand content for sports like MLB, NHL, UFC, soccer, and many others. However, it does not offer a live stream of the primary ESPN channel. Instead, it offers supplementary content and sports events not featured on the main channel.

Do I need a cable subscription to access ESPN Plus?

No, you do not need a cable provider login to access ESPN Plus. ESPN Plus is a standalone service, eliminating the need for a cable subscription to enjoy its content. Note that certain premium events, such as specific UFC fights, may require an additional pay-per-view fee on top of your subscription to access.

Can I watch ESPN Plus on my phone?

Yes, you can watch ESPN Plus on smartphones and tablets via the ESPN Plus app. First-time app users and new subscribers can occasionally enjoy exclusive free trial periods, as well. Just be sure to cancel your ESPN Plus trial subscription before being locked into long-term commitments.

Is ESPN Plus included in the Disney Bundle?

Yes, ESPN Plus is included in the Disney Bundle. This bundle combines Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN Plus into a single subscription package to save you some money on your subscriptions. This bundle offers access to a wide range of content, including Disney’s extensive library of movies and shows, ESPN Plus’s live sports content, and Hulu’s variety of TV shows and original programming.

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