How to Watch ESPN on Amazon Prime in 2024 (5 Easy Methods)

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Written by Jason Lin

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Want to catch live sports and ESPN originals on Amazon Prime? With a few simple steps, you can access a world of sports content directly through your Prime membership.

This comprehensive guide covers five easy methods to watch ESPN on Amazon Prime, so you can cheer on your favorite teams across various devices.

By the end, you’ll have all the information you need to enjoy ESPN programming as part of your Prime subscription. Let’s dive in!

What ESPN Content Can I Watch on Amazon Prime?

Your Amazon Prime membership grants you access to a subset of ESPN content, including some live games and replays, highlights, classics, originals and more.

However, an Amazon Prime subscription alone does not include ESPN’s premium streaming service ESPN+. For access to more live events, original shows, and exclusive articles, you would need to add ESPN+ to your Amazon account.

Here’s a quick primer on what sports content is available on basic Amazon Prime Video:

  • Select live games, especially Monday Night Football
  • Replays, highlights and classic games
  • 30 for 30 and other ESPN original documentary series
  • Some studio shows like PTI, Around the Horn and Highly Questionable

The exact programming varies based on your location and sports league agreements. But Prime members can watch a decent sampling of ESPN content without paying extra.

Next, let’s go through your options to access ESPN on Prime Video and other devices.

Method 1: Watch ESPN on Amazon Prime Video

If you want to watch ESPN live streams and on-demand replays directly through Amazon Prime Video, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Prime Video app on your device
  2. Select “Live TV” in the top menu
  3. Scroll through the sports channels and select ESPN when you see it
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Some Prime Video apps also let you add ESPN to your Prime Video channels for easy access from the main menu.

One tip is to check Prime Video first if you want to watch a big live event like Monday Night Football. These high-demand programs sometimes get exclusive streaming rights on Prime Video.

Method 2a: Get ESPN on Amazon Fire TV

If you have an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, here’s how to download the ESPN app and access content:

  1. From the Fire TV home screen, go to “Find” then “Search
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  1. Search for “ESPN
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  1. Select the ESPN app and choose “Download
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  1. Once downloaded, open the ESPN app
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  1. Choose the content you want to watch
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The ESPN app gives you access to live streams that are playing on TV providers along with replays, highlights and ESPN originals.

You can also integrate ESPN+ if you have a subscription. We’ll cover how this works in a later section.

Method 2b: Watch ESPN on Firestick

To watch ESPN on your Amazon Fire TV Stick:

  1. Plug your Firestick into an HDTV and connect to wifi
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  1. Launch the Firestick home screen
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  1. Search for “ESPN
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  1. Select ESPN in the list of results
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  1. Choose “Download” to install the ESPN app
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  1. Open the ESPN app once download is complete
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  1. Browse or search for the ESPN content you want
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Following these steps lets you gain access to ESPN programming like SportsCenter, live college football, 30 for 30 films and much more on your Firestick.

Method 3: Add ESPN+ to Amazon Prime

For the ultimate sports fan experience, you can add ESPN+ directly to your Amazon account.

ESPN+ is a standalone streaming service that provides thousands more live events, original content, and written articles. It covers soccer, UFC, cricket, college sports, PGA golf, international rugby and more.

Here is the process to “stack” an ESPN+ membership on top of Amazon Prime:

  1. Visit https://plus.espn.com/
  2. Select “Get Started
  3. Login to link ESPN+ to your Amazon account
  4. Start watching in the ESPN app!

With ESPN+ added to your Prime membership, you get the best of both worlds—Prime Video’s catalog plus ESPN+ live games, studio shows and exclusive articles.

And if you have Fire TV or Firestick, you can watch everything directly in the ESPN app.

ESPN+ Pricing

ESPN+ costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. There is no long free trial, but the service is easy to cancel anytime.

Bundling ESPN+ along with Disney+ and Hulu is also popular for $13.99 monthly. Compared to cable, ESPN+ gives you an affordable way to gain access to tons more sports content.

Troubleshooting Tips

In case you run into any playback issues or errors while accessing ESPN on Amazon Prime, here are some top troubleshooting tips:

  • Check for Prime Video or ESPN app updates
  • Restart your Fire TV, Firestick or other streaming device
  • Re-authenticate ESPN in the app settings
  • Clear cached data for the ESPN app
  • Ensure your wifi connection is strong and stable
  • Contact Amazon or ESPN+ support if issues persist

Following basic troubleshooting steps helps resolve most streaming disruptions when watching ESPN programming.

How to Cancel an ESPN+ Subscription

You can cancel ESPN+ anytime by:

  1. Going to Amazon’s website
  2. Clicking “Your Account
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  1. Selecting “Prime Video Channels
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  1. Locating ESPN+ and choosing “Cancel Channel

After confirmation, you will no longer be billed for ESPN+ access through Amazon. Cancelling is straightforward for anytime you no longer want the sports add-on subscription.

Comparing services, ESPN is also offered on live TV streaming platforms like FuboTV and Dish Network.

Key Takeaways

  • Amazon Prime grants access to some ESPN content like Monday Night Football, 30 for 30, replays and studio shows
  • You can watch ESPN TV everywhere by adding the channel in Prime Video
  • Get the ESPN app on Fire TV or Firestick to stream ESPN originals and live sports
  • Add ESPN+ to Prime for more soccer, UFC, cricket and college sports
  • Troubleshoot issues with wifi, devices updates and clearing app cache
  • Cancel ESPN+ subscriptions through the Amazon account portal

If you have issues with ESPN streaming on platforms like Apple TV or Pluto TV, try basic troubleshooting.

FAQs about ESPN and Amazon Prime

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about accessing ESPN on Amazon Prime and via ESPN+.

What channel is ESPN on Amazon Prime?

Some live and on-demand ESPN content is available directly through Amazon Prime Video. The exact channel number varies based on your device.

Does Amazon Prime include ESPN+?

No. By itself, Amazon Prime does not include full access to ESPN+. You need to purchase an ESPN+ subscription and add it to your Amazon account.

Is ESPN free on Amazon Prime?

You can watch a limited selection of ESPN content on Amazon Prime with no extra fees. But an ESPN+ or TV provider subscription is required for most live sports and originals.

Can I get ESPN+ on my Firestick?

Yes! You can install and watch ESPN+ directly on an Amazon Fire TV Stick once you link the subscription to your Amazon account.

How much is ESPN+ on Amazon Prime?

When billed through Amazon Prime, an ESPN+ membership costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 annually at the time of writing.

And there you have it—everything you need to know to watch ESPN on your Amazon Prime membership. Follow the steps outlined above to gain access across your devices. Enjoy the games!

Jason
Jason Lin
Tech enthusiast with 10+ years of experience, providing guides, reviews, and tips on Smart TVs, streaming devices, and TV apps.

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