ESPN has announced that they will be launching their standalone sports streaming service, called ESPN+, later this month on April 12th. For $4.99 per month and without needing a traditional cable subscription, customers will have access to live coverage of MLB, NHL, MLS, colleges sports, boxing, PGA golf, tennis and more.
It’s unclear at this point if the service will be available on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices. On mobile devices, ESPN will be offering the ESPN+ content through their existing ESPN app, instead of releasing a separate dedicated app for the new service. Fire TV devices currently have access to a WatchESPN app, however it is unlikely the new ESPN+ service will be accessible through that app.
We’ll have to wait and see, come April 12th, if ESPN releases new dedicated ESPN+ apps for streaming boxes or not.