What Channel Is ESPN+ on Dish TV? Your Guide to Finding ESPN+

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Written by Jason Lin

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ESPN+ has become an extremely popular streaming service for sports fans looking to watch live events, original programming, and on-demand content. But what about Dish TV subscribers – can they access ESPN+? And if so, what channel is it on? This comprehensive guide will explain everything you need to know about watching ESPN+ on Dish TV.

What is ESPN+?


For those unfamiliar, ESPN+ is a standalone streaming subscription service from the Disney-owned ESPN network. It launched in 2018 to provide sports fans with additional content not available on ESPN’s TV channels.

ESPN+ offers:

  • Exclusive live sports events and games
  • Original shows and films
  • On-demand replays of events
  • News, analysis and highlights

The service has rights to air games and content from MLB, NHL, MLS, Top Rank boxing, PGA Tour, Grand Slam tennis events, college sports, UFC and more. There is a massive lineup of live content that isn’t available to watch anywhere else.

ESPN+ starts at $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. Bundles with Hulu and Disney+ are also available.

Is ESPN+ Available on Dish TV?

The good news is yes, Dish TV subscribers can access ESPN+ programming. However, it may not be available in all Dish TV packages or regions.

Availability will depend on a few factors:

  • Your Dish TV Package – To access ESPN+, you typically need a higher-tier package like America’s Top 120/200/250. Entry-level packages may not include ESPN+.
  • Your Location – ESPN+ availability can vary by region. Check Dish TV’s website to confirm it’s offered in your area.
  • Additional Fees – You’ll likely need an active ESPN+ subscription ($9.99/month) on top of your Dish TV package.

To find out if you can receive ESPN+, check your Dish account or contact customer support. Don’t assume it’s automatically included with Dish.

What Channel is ESPN+ On Dish Network?

Since ESPN+ is a streaming service, it doesn’t have a traditional channel number like 134 or 206. You won’t find ESPN+ listed in Dish TV’s channel guide.

Instead, Dish subscribers can access and watch ESPN+ content through the ESPN app. It’s similar to how you would stream Netflix or other online services.

Here are steps to access ESPN+ on Dish TV:

  1. Make sure your Dish TV package includes ESPN+.
  2. Subscribe directly to ESPN+ if needed ($9.99 per month).
  3. Download and install the ESPN app on your streaming device (Roku, Firestick, Apple TV, etc.)
  4. Open the ESPN app and select ESPN+.
  5. Log in using your ESPN+ or Dish TV credentials.
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And that’s it! You can now stream live sports and on-demand programming with your ESPN+/Dish subscription.

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Supported Devices for Watching ESPN+ on Dish

One excellent benefit is you can watch ESPN+ on a variety of devices, not just your Dish satellite box.

Supported devices include:

  • Smart TVs – Install the ESPN app on your internet-connected Samsung, LG, Vizio TV.
  • Streaming Players – Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and Chromecast work.
  • Game Consoles – Access ESPN+ via Xbox One or PS4.
  • Phones/Tablets – Watch on iOS and Android mobile apps.
  • Computers – Use the ESPN.com website on your laptop or desktop.
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This flexibility means you can enjoy ESPN+ programming on big screens and small screens, at home or on the go.

Just log into the ESPN app with your credentials, and you’re all set. Your Dish TV subscription essentially “unlocks” ESPN+ access across devices when logged into the ESPN app.

What’s Available to Watch on ESPN+?

So what kind of programming and live sports can Dish customers access on ESPN+? A quick rundown of key offerings:

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Live Events & Games

  • MLB – 1 MLB game every day of the regular season
  • NHL – 1 Out-of-Market NHL game per day
  • Soccer – Bundesliga, LaLiga, FA Cup, USL, Serie A
  • Golf – PGA Tour Live, The Masters simulcast, RBC Heritage
  • Tennis – Grand Slam events, ATP/WTA tennis
  • Boxing – Top Rank Boxing events and undercards
  • College Sports – Football, basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, and more
  • Rugby & Cricket – Events from international leagues
  • UFC – 10+ exclusive Fight Night events per year

Original Shows & Films

  • 30 For 30 documentaries
  • Detail with Kobe Bryant
  • ESPN+ Originals like Peyton’s Places
  • UFC Destined
  • Stephen A’s World
  • Places Franchises highlighting top athletes

News, Analysis & Highlights

  • Sportscenter
  • Daily WNBA, college football, & NFL highlights
  • NHL Tonight, MLB Tonight, Soccer Tonight
  • Fantasy focus & gambling talk shows
  • Episodes of First Take, NFL Live, Jalen & Jacoby

As you can see, ESPN+ grants Dish subscribers access to a ton of live sports and programming you can’t watch anywhere else. All streams are included with your Dish TV and ESPN+ subscription.

Access ESPN+ From Dish Hopper & Wally

In addition to streaming devices, Dish customers can watch ESPN+ directly using compatible Dish set-top boxes:

  • Hopper – Dish’s Hopper 3 and Hopper W/Sling boxes support the ESPN app. Open the App Market and install ESPN to get access.
  • Wally – Dish’s new Android-based box, Wally, also has an ESPN app you can install to view ESPN+.
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This allows satellite subscribers to watch ESPN+ on the same box they use for regular Dish TV. Keep in mind you still need an ESPN+ subscription.

Tips for Watching ESPN+ on Dish Network

To recap, here are some handy tips for accessing ESPN+ as a Dish Network subscriber:

  • Confirm ESPN+ is available in your Dish TV package
  • Subscribe to ESPN+ if it’s not already included
  • Download ESPN app on streaming devices or Dish box
  • Use credentials from Dish or ESPN+ account to sign in
  • Enjoy live games, original shows, news programs & highlights
  • Watch on phones, tablets, computers & TVs
  • Check Dish’s website for latest ESPN+ integration info

This gives you endless options to watch exclusive ESPN+ content with your Dish satellite service!

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FAQs about ESPN Plus on Dish TV

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about accessing ESPN+ on Dish Network:

Can I watch ESPN+ on my Dish Joey?

Yes! Dish Joey devices support the ESPN app for streaming ESPN+.

What if I already pay for ESPN+ separately?

If you have an existing ESPN+ account, you can just log in with those same credentials on devices and start watching. No need to create a new account.

Do I need internet service from Dish?

No – As long as you have a fast broadband internet connection from any ISP, you can stream ESPN+.

Can I watch ESPN+ live content on Dish Anywhere?

At this time, Dish Anywhere only includes content from channels in your Dish package, not ESPN+.

What if I don’t subscribe to Dish TV at all?

No problem – you can purchase ESPN+ as a standalone service without the need for a Dish TV package. Just visit ESPNplus.com to sign up.

Can I save shows/games to my Dish DVR?

Unfortunately ESPN+ content cannot be recorded or saved to your Dish DVR at this time since it’s delivered via internet streaming.

We hope this guide covered everything you need to know about accessing ESPN+ with Dish! Let us know if you have any other questions.

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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