WatchESPN becomes “ESPN for Fire TV” and streams new ESPN+ service for $4.99 per month

In conjunction with today’s launch of ESPN+, the new $4.99 per month standalone streaming service, ESPN has rebranded their WatchESPN app in the Fire TV appstore to ESPN for Fire TV. The newly redesigned app provides Fire TV owners access to live sports events including MLB, NHL, MLS, NCAA, golf, boxing, tennis, rugby, and more. It also includes access to original shows, highlights, and analysis. The ESPN app continues to accept activation from traditional television providers, just as the old app did, but now sports fans have the option to pay monthly for direct access.

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4 comments
  1. RickP says:

    Meh, I liked the old layout better. It takes more steps now to get to the specific sport that you want to watch.

  2. Clark Hudgins says:

    when you switch inputs away from the APP, it now disconnects the feed. The previous version kept the stream live which allowed me to switch back and forth from DirecTV to the ESPN app. BOOOOO!!

  3. Leighsa says:

    I have Spectrum cable, and the ONLY ESPN app I can get through Fire TV is ESPN+, which requires the $4.99 fee. It doesn’t give me an “option” between the two. This has happened within the last month. Obsolescent Fire TV box or are fees creeping in on all the previously free streaming apps?

  4. Lucas De John says:

    Tried to open it on firetv but got stuck in an Authorizing Loop..

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