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A full price breakdown for the ESPN+ sports streaming service

Published by Business Insider on Sat, 09 Jan 2021

<bi-shortcode id="disclaimer" class="mceNonEditable" data-type="insiderpicks"></bi-shortcode><p><img class="lead-image-small" src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/5da76a5acc4a0a29b856dc62-1200/how%20much%20does%20espn%20cost%204x3.png" border="0" alt="How much does ESPN+ cost 4x3" data-mce-source="Dylan Buell/Getty Images; Bob Levey/Getty Images; Josh Hedges/Getty Images; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider"></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><ul class="summary-list"><li><strong><a href="https://go.web.plus.espn.com/zkzzx" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">ESPN+</a> is a subscription-based streaming service that can be accessed on a ton of devices including smart TVs and tablets, as well as <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/best-streaming-box-stick" target="_blank" rel="noopener">media players</a> from Roku, Amazon, and more.</strong></li><li><strong>It costs $5.99 monthly or $59.99 annually and offers exclusive sports streaming content and articles with analysis from industry experts. </strong></li><li><strong>You can also bundle <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/disney-plus-price" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ESPN+ with Hulu and Disney Plus</a> for $12.99 per month.</strong></li><li><strong>For detailed impressions on ESPN+, <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/espn-plus-review" target="_blank" rel="noopener">check out our full ESPN+ review here</a>.</strong></li></ul><div></div><div></div><p>In 2018, cable sports channel ESPN launched <a href="https://go.web.plus.espn.com/zkzzx" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow nofollow">ESPN+</a>, a subscription-based streaming service for sports.</p><p>It's a hybrid service that combines on-demand and live sports video content with an ever-expanding catalog of original shows, documentaries, and news from <a href="https://www.espn.com/espnplus/news/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ESPN Insider</a>, the network's paid news content.</p><p>Here's a quick rundown of how much the service costs and how much you can save if you choose a bundle package.</p><p><em>Updated on 1/8/2021 by Steven Cohen: Added details about the ESPN+ price increase from $49.99 a year to $59.99 a year.</em></p><h2>Signing up for ESPN+ </h2><p>If you just want access to <a href="https://go.web.plus.espn.com/zkzzx" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">ESPN+</a>, it'll cost you $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year. That's it. If you do the math, signing up for a whole year instead of going month-to-month will save you about $12.</p><p>When it first launched, ESPN+ cost $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year. The monthly rate was increased to $5.99 on August 12, 2020, and the yearly rate was increased on January 8, 2021. Existing subscribers who signed up for the $4.99 plan will continue to receive the service for that price for at least one year. Current annual plan subscribers can renew for the $49.99 rate until at least March 2, 2021.</p><p>An ESPN+ subscription gets you access to all the video content and ESPN articles in the network's database, including live and on-demand games that aren't available to you locally, and even <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/30-for-30-documentaries-on-espn-plus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the beloved "30 for 30" sports documentaries</a>.</p><p>You also gain the option to watch <a href="https://go.web.plus.espn.com/c/196318/531511/9070'u=https%3A%2F%2Fplus.espn.com%2Fppv%2Fufc" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow sponsored">exclusive UFC fights</a> for an additional fee. Existing members can purchase UFC PPV events for $69.99. Alternatively, you can sign up for an annual ESPN+ subscription with one UFC PPV event included for a total price of $89.98.</p><h2>Bundling ESPN+ with Hulu and Disney Plus</h2><p>If you're interested in <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-much-is-hulu" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hulu</a> or <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/disney-plus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Disney Plus</a>, it might be a good idea to take advantage of a bundle for $12.99 a month.</p><p>The bundle includes ESPN+, the regular version of Hulu with ads, which costs $5.99 a month, and <a href="http://disneyplus.bn5x.net/c/196318/564546/9358'u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.disneyplus.com%2F" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">Disney Plus</a>, which costs $6.99 a month. The <a href="http://disneyplus.bn5x.net/c/196318/564546/9358'u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.disneyplus.com%2F" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">$12.99 monthly bundle is a good value as it saves you $6 each month</a>. You can also <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/disney-plus-bundle" target="_blank" rel="noopener">upgrade to other versions of Hulu for an additional fee</a>.</p><p>If you're a current subscriber to one of the services, you can<a href="https://disneyplus.bn5x.net/c/196318/564546/9358'u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.disneyplus.com%2Fwelcome%2Fdisney-hulu-espn-bundle&amp;subid2=1597236800778awxazi9sx&amp;subId3=xid:fr1597236805063adh" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener sponsored" data-analytics-module="body_link" data-analytics-post-depth="60" data-orig-url="https://disneyplus.bn5x.net/c/196318/564546/9358'u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.disneyplus.com%2Fwelcome%2Fdisney-hulu-espn-bundle&amp;subid2=1597236800778awxazi9sx" data-ml-id="21" data-ml="true" data-xid="fr1597236805063adh">upgrade to the discounted bundle here</a> without having to cancel your existing subscription.</p><p>Watching ads on Hulu isn't the worst thing to happen, though, especially since there are <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/best-shows-on-hulu" target="_blank" rel="noopener">so many good shows to catch</a>, and <a href="http://disneyplus.bn5x.net/c/196318/564546/9358'u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.disneyplus.com%2F" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">Disney Plus</a> is arguably one of the most valuable new streaming services. It <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/disney-plus-free-trial" target="_blank" rel="noopener">launched on November 12, 2019</a> with tons of existing and new Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars movies, plus new exclusive series like "<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-watch-the-mandalorian" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Mandalorian</a>."</p><h2>Is there a free trial'</h2><p>Previously, there was a free trial to test out <a href="https://go.web.plus.espn.com/zkzzx" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">ESPN+</a> but it's no longer on the table. If it becomes available again, we'll update this post.</p><div></div><div></div><h2>Read more about ESPN+ on Insider Reviews:</h2><ul class="summary-list"><li><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-espn-plus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ESPN+: Everything you need to know about ESPN's streaming service</a></li><li><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/30-for-30-documentaries-on-espn-plus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">15 must-see '30 for 30' sports documentaries streaming on ESPN+</a></li><li><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-watch-ufc-on-espn-plus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">How to watch UFC pay-per-view events on ESPN+</a></li></ul><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-much-is-espn-plus#comments">Join the conversation about this story &#187;</a></p>
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