How to watch ESPN Plus on Roku

ESPN Plus on Roku TV
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ESPN Plus is one of the best ways to watch live sports line, and one of its most useful perks is the fact that you can watch it on a wide variety of platforms, including Roku smart TVs and devices.

Subscribers to ESPN Plus can watch many different sports on the app, with NBA, NHL, MLB, college football, college basketball, PGA, La Liga and more all streaming, and so it's one of the best streaming services for sports fans.

It's fitting then, that you can watch ESPN Plus on Roku, as Roku is one of the most popular streaming platforms in the world. Anyone with a Roku stick or TV can use it to watch live sports, documentaries and originals from ESPN on the big screen.

If you want to watch ESPN Plus on Roku, you'll need two things. Firstly, you'll need a subscription to the service, which you can get as a standalone offering or as part of the Disney Bundle or via Hulu with Live TV, which will save you money over individual subs. Secondly, you'll need access to Roku, and our guide to the best Roku devices will help if you don't currently have it.

Just as there are a couple of methods to get either ESPN Plus and Roku, there are a couple of different ways to start watching ESPN Plus on Roku, but this guide will show you what you need to know.

How to watch ESPN Plus on Roku

The first way is if you are already signed up for ESPN Plus. Here are the steps you need to follow: 

  1. Start the ESPN app (free) on your Roku device 
  2. Select "Settings" 
  3. Select "Video Subscriptions" 
  4. Select "ESPN+"
  5. Select "Log In"
  6. Enter the presented activation code at on a computer or mobile browser
  7. Login to an existing ESPN account or create a new one 

This will link your ESPN Plus subscription to your Roku device, as well as make your account available to use on any other supported device.

You can also subscribe to ESPN Plus directly through a Roku device. To do this, you will follow the same steps to get the ESPN app on your Roku device. You can then either sign up by selecting the ESPN Plus app in the top section, or going through "Settings" and "Video Subscriptions." If you have your Roku PayPin set up then you can easily pay for ESPN Plus with that. 

And just like that, you can start to enjoy the exclusive live sports streams and other ESPN Plus content through your Roku device.

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.

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