How to download the ESPN Plus app on iPhone and Android

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Tired of missing the game because you're away from the TV at kickoff? ESPN Plus makes life easier by delivering everything right to your phone or tablet with the ESPN Plus app. That means the entire library of documentaries, the latest fixtures & scores, highlight clips and live coverage, all available at the tap of a finger. 

Launching back in 2018, the ESPN Plus app gives subscribers that little bit flexibility, and is available to download on iOS and Android devices. Keep reading on and we'll explain how to download the ESPN Plus app to your smartphone or tablet, as well as going into more detail about what's on offer to users.

Does ESPN Plus have an app?

Yes, an ESPN Plus app does exist. Search 'ESPN' to find it on either the App Store of Google Play Store.

Boasting live sports and scores, ESPN Plus collates together everything you need to know about live sporting events, with the option to set-up notifications for the latest breaking news, and gain access to expert analysis. 

This is on top of the option to stream live sports with an ESPN Plus subscription, which will allow you to watch a whole host of sports including NFL, NBA, MLB, college sports, tennis, and golf. You'll also be able to watch UFC on ESPN Plus, as well as the FA Cup on ESPN Plus, and much more.

You'll also gain access to ESPN Plus Originals, all available to stream in HD. This includes ESPN Plus' 30 for 30 documentary series, and Detail: From the Mind of Kobe Bryant.

How do I download the ESPN Plus app?

If you have an iOS device, follow the below instructions to download the ESPN Plus app:

  • Go to the App Store
  • Type "ESPN" into the search tool
  • Scroll to the correct app
  • Select 'Get' to download the free app
  • Tap the 'Open' once downloaded

For Android users who want the ESPN Plus app, your download process will be slightly different:

  • Open the Google Play Store
  • Type "ESPN" in the search bar
  • Select the ESPN icon and tap 'install'
  • Wait for the ESPN app to download
  • Run it and login with your existing credentials

To get full access beyond scores and on-demand news on iOS and Android devices, you'll need to sign up for an ESPN Plus account if you haven't already and then sign in through the app.

While you can't currently get a ESPN Plus free trial, you can choose between paying $10.99 a month, or it works out moderately cheaper if you opt for its $109.99 annual plan. Alternatively, check out our ESPN Plus coupon code page or, better still, the Disney Trio bundle gets you Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus altogether for just $14.99 a month.


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What can I watch on the ESPN Plus app?

ESPN Plus is a fantastic extra to ESPN's cable channels, offering additional content, from TV shows, to behind-the-scenes action, all completely ad-free, allowing you to get straight to what you enjoy watching.

One of its biggest draws is certainly all the UFC action, with ESPN Plus having the right to live stream all UFC events Stateside. That means you'll be able to watch every Fight Night, as well as PPV events with a premium fee on top.

As previously mentioned, there's also a ton of other live sport to watch with something here likely to tick your boxes. Bag a Wimbledon live stream, or straight from the courts at the US Open. ESPN Plus is also the place for the FA Cup, college basketball, and the World Series.

Want even more from your ESPN Plus subscription? ESPN Plus has plenty of exclusive programming too, with must-see programmes like The Fantasy Show, as well as the aforementioned sports analysis series Detail and the 30 for 30 documentaries.

What other devices can I watch ESPN Plus on?

If you don't have an iOS or Android device, or wish to download the ESPN Plus app on another device altogether, the following are also able to host ESPN Plus:

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • PS4
  • Xbox consoles
  • Oculus
Alice Marshall
eCommerce Editor

Alice is eCommerce Editor at Future with a focus on streaming services, such as Disney Plus and HBO Max, and VPN. She predominantly writes buying and streaming service guides, as well as how to watch articles. Previously a Commercial Content Writer at Trusted Reviews, Alice has five years experience giving online buying advice, and over two years writing about consumer tech.

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