How to Watch ESPN+ on Samsung Smart TV

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How to Watch ESPN+ on Samsung Smart TV

Key Points

  • You can stream ESPN+ on your Samsung Smart TV by accessing the ESPN app natively on models released after 2016.
  • To download and install ESPN+ on your Samsung Smart TV, search for ‘ESPN+’ in the app store, select the app, choose ‘Add to Home,’ and install it.
  • To sign up for ESPN+, go to the ESPN+ website, log in with your ESPN.com account, and enter your payment details.
  • You can watch ESPN+ on your Samsung Smart TV by opening the app, signing in with your credentials, and choosing what you want to watch from their extensive selection.
  • ESPN+ offers live sports, shows, documentaries, and analysis, and can be accessed on multiple devices in HD.

Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or just want to catch up on the latest sporting news, ESPN+ is your go-to streaming platform. If you own a Samsung Smart TV, you may be wondering how to watch all the sports action on your big screen. Don’t worry, there’s a simple way to access ESPN+ content on your Samsung Smart TV.

Put the high-quality display of the Samsung Smart TV with the wealth of sports content on ESPN+ together and you have the perfect set-up for any sports enthusiast. The only thing better is a quick and easy set-up. Let’s take a look at how to do it.

Samsung OLED smart TV
Samsung Smart TVs have quality displays, simple user interfaces, and native support for the ESPN app.


Can you stream ESPN+ on a Samsung Smart TV?

Yes, you can stream ESPN+ on your Samsung Smart TV. All models Samsung released after 2016 offer the ESPN app natively on their system. You will be able to access ESPN+ through the ESPN app.

Some models of the Samsung Smart TVs that came out in 2018 or later even offer access to ESPN+ through Apple AirPlay. No matter the method you use, you’ll be able to access your favorite sports content in no time.

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You can find the ESPN+ app on your Samsung Smart TV’s app store



How to Download and Install ESPN+ on a Samsung Smart TV

Downloading the ESPN+ app onto your Samsung Smart TV is a straightforward process. In the app store of your TV, search for ‘ESPN+.’ Select the app, choose ‘Add to Home,’ and install the app.

When the app finishes downloading, open it and proceed to the next step.   

ESPN+ loading screen.
Sign up for ESPN+ through their website



How to Sign Up For ESPN+  

Now that you have the app on your TV, you need to sign in. If you already have ESPN+, this will be as simple as entering your username and password. If you don’t have it yet, there are a couple of added steps that won’t add any extra stress.

Go to the ESPN+ website and sign up for the service. It won’t take long, you’ll just need to log in with your ESPN.com account. If you don’t have an ESPN.com account, you can create one quickly or use your Facebook details to log in.

The next step is buying ESPN+. You can either enter your credit card details and billing info or link your PayPal. ESPN+ offers a monthly rate or a discounted annual rate.

Wait for the payment to go through. Once it does, congrats! You are now a proud, card-carrying ESPN+ member. Let’s get those games up on your TV.

How to Watch ESPN+ on a Samsung Smart TV

Now that you’ve downloaded the app on your TV and signed up for the ESPN+ service, go back to your Samsung Smart TV and open up the ESPN+ app. Sign in using the credentials you just made on the website. Is it too late to remind you to write them down?

Once you have logged in, the only other step is to choose what you want to watch from their extensive selection. You’re in. You can now watch sports to your heart’s content.

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Look for the AirPlay icon in the Control Center of your Apple device.


How to Use Apple AirPlay

Samsung Smart TV models from 2018 or a more recent year offer the ability to watch programs and services through Apple AirPlay. The process is similar to the one above. There are just a few slight changes.

After signing up for and buying the ESPN+ service on their site, download the ESPN+ app on your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook. Make sure your TV and iPhone or iPad are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. On your Apple device, select the content you want to watch and start playing.

To send the stream to your TV, access the Control Center of your phone or tablet. Find the AirPlay icon, either a rectangle screen with a triangle at the bottom or three circles inside each other with a triangle at the center. Tap the icon and choose your Samsung Smart TV from the list that appears. Your devices are now connected.

To disconnect AirPlay, select the icon from the Control Center again. This time, select your Apple device from the list.

ESPN+ streaming on laptop and many other devices
ESPN+ offers streaming on a range of devices



Service and Channel Features of ESPN+

ESPN+ offers an abundance of sports content. You can’t access the ESPN cable channel through the service, but the Plus service is available on any device that has the ESPN app.

The major draw of ESPN+ is the live sports it offers. You won’t need the ESPN cable channel because the streaming service offers exclusive events that you can’t get on the network channel. This includes professional and college sports.

You can also access shows and documentaries. This offers in-depth reporting and story-telling of popular sports moments and plays.

The coverage and analysis available on the app will keep you up to date on the latest scores and reporting. You can access current standings, written pieces, insider content, and analysis that gives sports fans a rare insight into the game.

ESPN+ makes it easy to access the game or the latest news wherever you are. You can access the service on your phone, smart TV, streaming box, game console, or computer through a web browser. Most of the coverage is in HD. You can stream on up to three devices at once for each account and on two devices for Pay-Per-View events.

The ESPN+ service is offered on a subscription model. You can pay a fixed price each month or get a reduced price through an annual charge. They even offer it as part of the Disney+ bundle. With this deal, you get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ at a discounted price.

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ESPN+ offers sports fans a large selection of content to enjoy



Pros and Cons of Watching ESPN+ on a Samsung Smart TV

To help you get the full picture, we made the table below to compare the pros and cons.

Samsung Smart TVs from 2016 on offer native support for the ESPN app.ESPN+ may not be available on Samsung Smart TVs from before 2016.
Apple AirPlay is available on Samsung Smart TVs from 2018 or after.Samsung Smart TVs from before 2018 are not compatible with Apple AirPlay.
ESPN+ offers a lot of live sports and an extensive on-demand archiveESPN+ does not offer live NFL or NBA games.

Before the Final Whistle

Watching ESPN+ on your Samsung Smart TV is a simple process. When you combine the extensive sports content on the streaming services with the pretty display and intuitive user interface of the TV, you’re sure to get an enjoyable viewing experience. The real challenge will be peeling yourself out of the sofa when the game is done.

Frequently Asked Questions

What channel is ESPN+ on my smart TV?

ESPN+ is not a TV channel. You will need to sign up for this streaming service on the ESPN+ app and download the ESPN app on your smart TV to access it.

Is ESPN+ free with Amazon Prime?

ESPN+ and Amazon Prime are two separate streaming services. They do not have a bundle offer together. You will need to sign up for each service separately. ESPN+ is part of the Disney+ bundle, though.

Is ESPN+ free with Disney+?

ESPN+ is not free with Disney+, but it is part of the bundle. For a discounted price, you can get these two services and Hulu.

How can I get ESPN+ for free?

There is not a way to get ESPN+ for free. You will either have to by the service through their website or get it as part of the Disney+ bundle.

Is ESPN and ESPN+ the same?

ESPN+ is separate from the network of ESPN channels. ESPN+ does not offer access to ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNews. To access ESPN’s live channels, you need to sign up for a live TV streaming service like Sling TV or Hulu+.

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