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ESPN Plus price, channels, sports and bundles

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ESPN Plus is a streaming service from the eponymous sports network. As the name implies, the streaming service is ESPN — but with a lot more. If you're a sports fan it's hard to find a much better live sports streaming service than ESPN Plus. 

It carries domestic games and tournaments as well as international sports events. In fact everything from the US Open tennis, to the PGA tour, the Masters, IPL cricket, to live MLB games all season long.

What does an ESPN Plus subscription cost?

ESPN Plus is actually pretty good value. A basic subscription costs about the same as a couple of cappuccinos — just $6.99 a month, or $69.99 a year if you pay annually instead of monthly. The annual price saves you nearly $12 a year — enough for a couple more of those overpriced coffees. You can cancel whenever you want, so, if your favorite sport isn't in season, just cancel and come back when you're ready.

And even better, you could also consider bundling the ESPN Plus subscription cost with a couple of other streaming services — Hulu and Disney Plus — for a deal that's surprisingly good. So it's not just good value in and of itself.  Packaged with two of the most popular streaming services around, it's still extremely affordable to package. Here's everything you need to know about an ESPN Plus subscription plan.

What's included in ESPN Plus?

The biggest draw is the live streaming of thousands of sports, games and tournaments at any time — day or night. As well as live sports ESPN Plus also offers up original programming from sports talk studio shows, sports documentaries like Man in the Arena with Tom Brady and Dana White's Contender Series, exclusive articles from ESPN's sports writers and, is the exclusive home of UFC.

  • LIVE SPORTS:
    In addition to live sports from all kinds of categories. We're talking European soccer (erm, football), college basketball, mixed martial arts, hockey, boxing, golf, lacrosse, baseball, volleyball, softball, tennis, gymnastics. If it's a sport — and if it's a sport that you wouldn't regularly watch on traditional TV — there's a good chance you can watch it live on ESPN Plus.
  • UFC:
    You can also justify the ESPN Plus subscription due to the fact that it's the exclusive home of UFC pay-per-view events. You can't watch UFC in the US without also having ESPN Plus.
  • ORGINAL PROGRAMMING:
    ESPN Plus is also home to all sorts of original content. Peyton's Places is the main attraction. It's nice to see Peyton Manning do something other than commercials but you'll also find the excellent 30 For 30 documentaries, Stephen A's World, and SportsNation. Other popular ESPN shows like The Jump and NFL Primetime are available on ESPN Plus too.

How can I stream ESPN Plus?

ESPN Plus is available on a whole host of connected devices. Start basic on your laptop and expand to everything from Apple iOS, Android, Amazon Fire sticks and Fire TVs, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, ESPN Plus on Chromecast, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One/Series X and for the niche techies, the Oculus Go.

Save on ESPN Plus — consider the Disney Bundle

If there's any chance at all that you might also subscribe to Disney Plus or Hulu, then you absolutely must check out the bundle that gets you both of those services along with ESPN Plus for a single price. 

It's called the Disney Bundle, and it gets you Disney Plus, the basic Hulu subscription and ESPN Plus all for a single price of just $13.99 a month. If you subscribed to each one separately you'd pay $21.97 per month, so it's a saving of $7.98. 

That gets you all the incredible content on Disney Plus, including films and shows from the world of Star Wars — The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian — the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes the excellent WandaVision and Loki. There's also Pixar, Nat Geo and of course the rest of the Disney universe. You get all that, plus Hulu and ESPN Plus.

And it gets even better.

If you're looking for a new way to stream live TV, you can add Hulu With Live TV to your bundle and make the ESPN+ cost make even more sense. That bundle costs $69.99 a month. So now you have ESPN Plus, Disney Plus, and the basic Hulu on-demand service, plus Hulu With Live TV, which gets you dozens of live streaming channels. That's just about the most cost-effective ESPN Plus deal there is.

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Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for AndroidCentral.com and Mobile Nations and is the Dad part of Modern Dad.