All the way back in 1995 a channel came along that would change the way we watched Stateside sports in Australia forever. That channel was ESPN, the giant US sports network that has paved the way and popularised codes such as NBA, NFL, FA Cup soccer and UFC here in the Southern Hemisphere.
But it’s not only live sports that the team at ESPN get right. The huge success of their recent documentary, The Last Dance, based on the all-conquering Chicago Bulls team from the 90s is a testament to this. Add to that the award-winning 30 for 30 docuseries, which features over 150 episodes, and their flagship program Sports Centre, and we see why ESPN is so much more than just your average sports channel.
Here we’re going to look at how you can get access to ESPN and ESPN2 whether you’re watching on your home TV or a mobile device. And the great news is, you can check it all out for free!
Stream ESPN with Kayo Sports
One of the quickest and easiest ways to instantly stream ESPN, along with the longest free trial, is with Kayo Sports. Kayo has all of the same channels you would get with a Foxtel sports subscription (including ESPN), at the fraction of the price with a no lock-in contract. Simply create an account and get 14 days of ESPN for free.
Once your trial is over you can choose between a Basic ($25/month two devices at once) or Standard ($35/month four devices at once) plan that can be cancelled at any time. Kayo also comes with a range of game changing features including Interactive Graphics, SplitView, NoSpoilers and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout events in real-time.
If you’re sure that you would like to access Kayo Sports a little longer, you may want to consider Kayo from Telstra, for Telstra customers. Kayo from Telstra reduces your monthly bill by $10/month, meaning the Basic option is available for $15/month, and the Standard $25/month with a 12 month contract. You can still take the 14 day free trial before making your choice.
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Live Stream ESPN with Foxtel
If you have a standard Foxtel box at home and would like to add ESPN to your choice of channels, it’s quite straight forward. Simply add the Sports bundle to your existing subscription to access ESPN, along with other channels like Fox Sports, Fox Footy, BeIN and Fox League.
It will cost you $25/month to add the Sports bundle to an existing Foxtel Plus plan. If you do not already have a Foxtel Plus plan, you must enter a 12 month contract with Foxtel. Foxtel is currently offering Foxtel Plus with the Sports bundle for $59/month for 12 months, saving you $25 per month.
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Watch US Sport on ESPN with Foxtel Now
Like the idea of watching live Foxtel TV without committing to a 12 month contract? Then Foxtel Now may just be the option for you. This cancel at any time streaming service offers a sports pack for $25/month giving you access to all the normal Fox Sports channels including ESPN and ESPN2. You also have the option of streaming ESPN at home or on the move thanks to the Foxtel Go app.
The only potential downside is that the sports bundle is only available alongside a Lifestyle/Pop pack, making your monthly payment $54 in total. If you’re still a little undecided, you can always take advantage of the Foxtel Now free 10 day trial and check out the platform before committing.
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All the Sports to Watch on ESPN
Across two 24 hour channels, ESPN serves up some of the biggest sports to come out of the US and beyond. Check the most popular sports available with ESPN below.
Cheapest way to watch sport on Kayo this season
The best 2 offers for Kayo are both on Telstra this season. As a Telstra customer, get $10 off per month your Kayo subscription (so that’s just $15/month). OR, Telstra Live Pass customers can now get Kayo for just $5 per month! Claim this before 31 May.
Stream ESPN Documentaries
ESPN has thrown up some great documentaries over the years as part of their 30 for 30 series. These titles include the likes of LANCE, covering the Lance Armstrong scandal and Be Water, the celebrated Bruce Lee doco.
And it wouldn’t be fair to mention ESPN documentaries without The Last Dance, which the company released to worldwide fan fair this year. With plenty more 30 for 30 episodes in the pipeline over the coming months, ESPN is ideal for those who like to delve a bit deeper into sport. Check out some of the most popular docs below.