You can stream ESPN2 live without cable on a Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or Smart TV.
ESPN2 is available on the same six live TV streaming services that you can use to watch ESPN without cable.
Sling TV is the cheapest option at $35 per month. Only the Sling Orange plan has ESPN, ESPN2 and access to ESPN3.
You can check the latest offer Sling TV is making to new and returning customers.
The era of cord cutting has given sports fans a lot more choices when it comes to watching MLB, NFL and NBA games live. So here are some other live TV streaming services to consider.
Table of Contents
- How to Stream ESPN2 on Roku, Fire TV or Smart TV
- Does ESPN+ include ESPN2?
- What’s the best way to stream ESPN2?
How to Stream ESPN2 on Roku, Fire TV or Smart TV
Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick, Google Chromecast with Google TV and Smart TVs all support live TV streaming services.
These streaming services carry various bundles of cable TV channels. Most of these services have a free trial that lasts a week without any obligation.
Just remember to cancel before the trial ends if you decide that the streaming service isn’t for you.
Hulu with Live TV (now with ESPN+ and Disney+)
You can stream live TV on up to two screens at once.
A subscription costs $69.99 per month, and now includes Disney+ and ESPN+.
Hulu with Live TV comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR so you can record sports, news, movies or whatever else you want.
Hulu’s channel lineup also has local NBC, ABC and FOX stations across the U.S. You can look over the channel lineup to see what locals and regional sports networks are available for your area.
Sling TV is still the king when it comes to streaming ESPN or ESPN2 on the cheap.
Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR.
With Sling Orange, you can watch live TV on one screen at a time.
You can get the Orange and Blue plan together for $50 per month. Sling Blue subscribers can watch live TV on three screens at once.
Sling TV has apps for Roku, Fire TV, Xbox One and AirTV Player. Use your membership to activate the ESPN app.
When you sign up for Sling TV, there are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV.
If you prepay for two months, you can get a free streaming device. There is no obligation to keep your subscription after that.
fuboTV has ESPN and ESPN2 as part of its starter bundle which has 119 channels.
Subscribers get 250 hours of Cloud DVR. You can watch live TV on three screens at once. A subscription costs $69.99 per month. fuboTV has a library of on-demand movies, and TV shows.
Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Smart TVs all have fuboTV apps so you can watch live sport on TV.
Subscribers can stream on up to three screens at once.
Vidgo has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices such as Google Chromecast.
A Vidgo subscription costs $59.95 per month. You can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.
A DIRECTV STREAM subscription includes ESPN2 in its entry-level channel bundle.
The Entertainment plan has 65+ channels for $69.99 per month. Subscribers can watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once.
ESPN, ESPN2 and FS1 are included in the channel lineup. You get 20 hours of Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.
Subscribers get three months of Showtime, STARZ, Cinemax and EPIX for free before the monthly rates kick in.
DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want.
YouTube TV has more than 85+ channels, and you can stream ESPN2 live on your TV or a smartphone.
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. You can watch live TV on three screens at once.
TBS, TNT, FS1, FS2, MLB Network are all in the channel lineup. So is FX, National Geographic, and AMC.
YouTube TV has apps for Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google TV. New customers can sign up for a free 7 day trial.
Does ESPN+ include ESPN2?
No. ESPN+ is a standalone streaming service that has daily MLB and NHL games and other programs for $6.99 per month.
The service does not get you the ESPN cable networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 or ESPNews.
ESPN+ streams live sports and on-demand shows through the ESPN app. Subscribers can watch ESPN+ on three screens at once.
Trying out ESPN+ at $6.99 per month will cost as much as renting a movie. Subscriptions run month to month so you can easily cancel online whenever you like.
What’s the best way to stream ESPN2?
Sling TV is the cheapest option at $35 per month. Sling Orange has ESPN2 and 30+ other live TV channels. Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR and an on-demand library of movies, news and TV shows.
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.
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