How to Get and Watch ESPN Plus on Your Samsung Smart TV

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Written by Jason Lin

Espn Plus On Samsung Tv

Watching live sports and original shows on your Samsung Smart TV just got a whole lot easier with ESPN Plus. This streaming service packs a punch with tons of live events, analysis shows, documentaries, and more.

We’ll cover everything you need to know to start streaming ESPN Plus content directly on your big beautiful Samsung screen. Let’s dive in!

Overview of ESPN Plus

Before we get into the step-by-step setup process, let’s briefly go over what exactly ESPN Plus offers.

ESPN Plus gives you access to:

  • Thousands of live sports events – From MLB to UFC to college football, ESPN Plus airs a ton of games and matches you won’t find on ESPN’s TV channels.
  • Original shows and films – Exclusive ESPN+ originals like Detail with Kobe Bryant, Peyton’s Places, 30 for 30 documentaries, and so much more.
  • On-demand replays – Can’t catch a live game? You can replay full event replays on-demand.

One subscription gives you access across devices, so you can also watch ESPN Plus on your phone, tablet, computer or even LG TV when away from your Samsung device.

Pretty great deal for only $9.99/month! Now let’s get it up and running on your Samsung Smart TV.

Downloading the ESPN App on a Samsung Smart TV

The first step is to download the ESPN app since that’s where you’ll access ESPN Plus content. Here’s how:

  1. Click the Home button on your Samsung TV remote.
  2. Select the Apps icon.
  3. Type “ESPN” into the search bar.
  4. Highlight the ESPN app.
  5. Click Install.
Search Apps Samsung Smart Tv

The ESPN app will download onto your Smart TV. Easy!

Once installed, you can access the app anytime from your Samsung TV’s Apps menu.

But first you need to sign up for ESPN Plus…

Signing Up for an ESPN Plus Subscription

Before you can start watching, you need an ESPN Plus subscription. Don’t worry, it only takes a couple minutes to sign up:

  1. Head to from any browser or mobile device.
  2. Click Subscribe to ESPN+ only.
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  1. Click SIGN UP and enter your details.
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  1. Click Continue.
  2. Enter your payment method and click Subscribe Now.
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And just like that, you have an ESPN Plus subscription registered to your account!

Time to sign in on your TV.

Logging into ESPN Plus on Your Samsung Smart TV

Now the fun part…let’s get logged into your new ESPN Plus subscription on you Samsung TV:

  1. Re-launch the ESPN app on your Samsung TV.
  2. Click on your user icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Click Get Activation Code under ESPN Plus.
  4. Take a note of the verification code number given.
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  1. From any device, head to
  2. Enter the verification code to link your TV.
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  1. Continue on prompts and enter your ESPN account login email and password.
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  1. You’ll receive a confirmation message saying you’re all linked up.

You are now fully logged into ESPN Plus on your Samsung Smart TV!

How to Start Watching ESPN Plus on Samsung Smart TVs

To start watching, just:

  1. Open the ESPN app from your Samsung TV’s Apps menu.
  2. Navigate to the ESPN Plus tab at the top.
  3. Select a live event or show from the listings.
  4. Click to start watching! It’s that simple.
Watching Espn Plus

From live soccer matches to MMA fight nights to original shows, you’ll now have all your ESPN Plus favorites right on your Samsung Smart TV. Enjoy! Don’t forget, you can also access ESPN Plus on various live TV streaming platforms like DirecTV, Dish TV, FuboTV, and even ad-supported free services like Pluto TV.

And here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

ESPN Plus on Samsung TV FAQs

  • How much does ESPN Plus cost? It’s only $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. A great value for accessing so much content across devices and your Samsung TV!
  • Can I watch ESPN Plus on my smartphone too? Absolutely! An ESPN Plus subscription gives you access to watch on many devices whenever you want.
  • What Samsung Smart TVs are compatible? Most modern Samsung TVs released from 2016 onward support the ESPN app and ESPN Plus streaming. Some models even earlier support casting from mobile devices too.
  • I can’t find the ESPN app? Try updating your Samsung TV’s software. Also check Samsung’s website to confirm your model TV is listed as compatible. If not, you can cast or screen mirror from a tablet/smartphone to watch ESPN Plus through a workaround.
  • It’s buffering a lot, what can I do? Try closing other apps running in the background on your TV. Also connect your TV directly to your Wi-Fi router with an ethernet cable for faster, more stable streaming.

And there you have it! With just a few steps, you can get ESPN Plus streams playing directly on your new Samsung Smart TV. Sign up today and enjoy live events, original shows, replays, and more in stunning quality on your big TV screen.

Just grab the remote and start exploring all that ESPN Plus has to offer. Game on!

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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