ESPN has been the epitome of sports television for decades. Sports Center was a staple of many of our lives and the network continues to win important contracts that allow them to broadcast, online or otherwise, games from all of the major leagues. If you’re wondering where to watch your favorite team or player online, chances are good that the game might be streaming on ESPN.

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espn-streaming-nfl MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, College Yes, with Sling/DTVN Yes Yes, except with Sling/DTVN Yes Yes

Watch ESPN Live Without Cable

It used to be the case that you couldn’t watch ESPN online without a pricey cable subscription. Not so today where fans can get access to all ESPN has to offer by subscribing to an online only bundle. Sling and DIRECTV NOW are great examples of this along with PlayStation Vue. Check each package for details but you’ll get channels like ESPN, NBC Sports and NFL Network for a small fee each month that makes your old cable bill look ridiculous.

Sling starts at just $20 per month while DIRECTV NOW’s smallest package is $35. Give one of them a try today:

Sling (7 Days Free) DIRECTV NOW (7 Days Free)
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Streaming ESPN with the Official App

ESPN does have an official app called Watch ESPN and it does stream all of the content you’re probably looking for but the catch is that you have to log in with your cable credentials. In other words, ESPN does not have a stand alone app at this time though there have been rumblings of developments in that area. You’ll get access to all of the stats and updates you might want but streaming live games on Watch ESPN is not possible unless you log in with a Comcast or DIRECTV username, for example.

Which Sports are Streaming on ESPN?

Almost all sporting leagues play on ESPN on some level. Often, which is the case with NFL, MLB and NBA games on ESPN, only featured, showcase games appear on the network.