UPDATED on May 13, 2021
How to Stream ESPN2
ESPN2 is available on live TV streaming services. You can subscribe to AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV.
How to Live Stream ESPN2 without cable
It’s pretty easy to live stream ESPN2 live on a Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV or an iPhone.
And it’s cheaper than cable TV.
There are about a half dozens live TV streaming services that carry ESPN Networks. But what’s the best value for your money?
- Hulu with Live TV is the best option at $64.99 per month because of its channel lineup. You’ll get a robust lineup of 65+ live channels, 50 hours of Cloud DVR and full access to Hulu’s on-demand library at no extra cost. And there’s a free trial that lasts a week.
- Sling TV is the cheapest option at $35 per month. Only the Sling Orange plan has ESPN, ESPN2 and access to ESPN3.
The era of cord cutting has put a lot more choices on the map. So here are some other live TV services to consider for live streaming ESPN2 and its sibling networks without cable.
Watch an ESPN2 Live Stream on Hulu with Live TV
You can live stream ESPN2 just about anywhere using a Hulu with Live TV account.
Hulu lets you stream live TV channels at home on a streaming device or on the road with an iPhone, tablet or Android smartphone.
Hulu with Live TV subscribers get 65+ channels with 50 hours of Cloud DVR included for $54.99 per month. A&E, ESPN, all three FX Networks (FX, FXX, FXM), FS1, FS2, National Geographic, TBS and TNT are in your channel lineup.
Hulu has local FOX, CBS and NBC stations. You look over what local chanels Hulu offers in your area by typing in your zip code.
A number of live TV services cost that much, but Hulu is also giving you unlimited access to its on-demand library. It’s the same one that customers pay $5.99 and up for to catch up on TV shows, movies and Hulu Originals like The Handmaid’s Tale.
So you’re essentially getting an extra streaming service for the same price as some of Hulu’s competitors.
Hulu + Live TV has a free 7-day trial. You can even use this free trial offer if you already subscribe to Hulu on-demand.
Need another perk? Ok. Use your Hulu with Live TV subscription to sign in to 38 TV Everywhere apps. That will unlock full access to apps for A&E, WatchESPN, FOX Sports GO, Syfy, History and NBC Sports.
Hulu with Live TV works on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast and Xbox.
Sling TV: Live Stream ESPN2 cheap
Sling TV is still the king when it comes to getting ESPN or ESPN2 on the cheap.
The Sling Orange plan has ESPN2, ESPN, A&E, CNN, EPIX Drive-In and IFC for $35 per month. Sling Orange has about 34 channels total.
Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR.
For 200 hours of Cloud DVR, it’ll cost you an extra $5 per month. So it’s truly the cheapest way you can live stream ESPN2 – whether it’s for watching the NBA draft or The Masters.
Sling TV has apps for Roku, Fire TV, Xbox One and AirTV Player. Use your membership to sign in to the WatchESPN app when you want an extra live feed on your iPhone or streaming device.
There is no obligation to keep your subscription after that.
Live Stream ESPN2 on fuboTV
fuboTV now has ESPN2 and ESPN as part of its 120+ channel lineup.
Local channels such as ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX are available in most areas of the U.S.
A&E, HGTV, History, AMC, Big Ten Network and Comedy Central are included in the standard channel package.
Subscribers get 30 hours of Cloud DVR. If you miss a game, you can use fuboTV’s “look back” feature to watch sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month. fuboTV has a library of on-demand movies, and TV shows. Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV devices all have fuboTV apps so you can watch live sport on TV.
There are mobile devices for iPhone and Android, and you can watch on your web browser.
ESPN2 on Vidgo
Vidgo carries ESPN2 as part of its 85+ channel live TV lineup. A&E, ESPN, History channel and Science Channel are among some of Vidgo’s most popular channels.
Subscribers can stream on up to three devices at once.
Vidgo has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices such as Google Chromecast.
AT&T TV: Stream ESPN2 Live
AT&T TV has ESPN2 in its Entertainment bundle, which costs $69.99 per month. Subscribers get 65+ channels, 20 hours of Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand shows.
AT&T TV has ESPN, ESPN2, Nickelodeon, HGTV and TNT.
You’ll be able to stream ESPN2 live on a Roku, Apple TV or Fire TV at home, and a smartphone if you’re not at home.
AT&T TV now has a no contract option.
If you do sign up, you should know that you have to choose the “no contract” option during the account setup process. It’s not automatic.
Live stream ESPN2 online with Youtube TV
YouTube TV has more than 85+ channels, and you can tap into an ESPN2 live stream just about anywhere.
Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR, and can have up to six profiles in a family. You’ll get local NBC, FOX and ABC in many parts of the U.S. A subscription is $64.99 per month.
TBS, TNT, FS1, FS2, MLB Network are all in the channel lineup. So is FX, National Geographic, and AMC. YouTube TV has apps for Roku, Apple TV and Android TV devices. You can also stream on a PC and smartphones. YouTube TV has free 7 day trial.
Does ESPN+ include ESPN2?
ESPN+ shouldn’t be confused as a substitute for ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPN3.
You won’t find coverage from those networks.
With ESPN+, you are essentially upgrading your ESPN app into its own streaming service with exclusive coverage for Big 12 and other major college conferences, daily MLB and NHL games.
You can watch these games live, or rewind and stop games.
ESPN+ is also the home of the 30 for 30 library and UFC pay-per-view events.
Trying out ESPN+ at $5.99 per month will cost you less than renting a movie.
Top Picks for Streaming ESPN2
So the best way to watch an ESPN2 live stream is through Hulu with Live TV.
Get a free 7-day trial of Hulu + Live TV to see what you think.
It is the better pick because you are getting a well-rounded channel lineup with all the ESPN networks that you’ll need for sports, 50 hours of Cloud DVR, and access to Hulu’s full on-demand library.
There are no contracts, hidden fees or other obligations if you don’t like either service. Just cancel online before your trial ends.
*This guide was originally published 6-20-18, and has been updated.
Founder and Editor of The Cord Cutting Report. Before launching the site in 2016, he worked for more than two decades as a staff writer or correspondent for a number of daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe. His enthusiasm for tech began with the Atari 2600. Follow @james_kimble