How to Get Your Daily Sports Fix from ESPN
If weekend sports are not enough for you, access streaming sports videos 24/7 from ESPN with a variety of different devices. While ESPN says that the stream from an XBOX 360 application is the most powerful way to enjoy your sport fix, there are certainly other ways. In other words, you do not have to run out and invest in a popular game system if you really don’t care to use it for playing online games.
Do you need more than a device that can stream broadcasts? In most cases, you need a Pay-TV subscription in order to access all of the different channels even if you use another devices. However, some content might be available on some devices without a subscription. This generally tends to be less popular sports though.
ESPN on XBOX 360
The XBOX 360 application does provide great access to mutliple ESPN feeds, so you are sure to find something to watch at almost any time. Through this app, you get access to content from ESPN.com, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Buzzer Beater and Goal Line, so you should never run out of content to watch. This content includes live sporting events, highlights, and professional commentary. Get more information at WatchESPN.com.
By the way, if you have Kinect for XBOX 360, you also get gesture and voice control, so you don’t have to worry about finding the remote under the sofa cushions.
TV Streaming Video Adapters
You can choose to purchase a $35 Google Chromecast video streaming device to access ESPN apps too. However, you still need a pay-TV subscription to access the live sports that could only be watched on regular TV through a provider. These are some pay-TV services that do include this option: Comcast, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, AT&T U-verse TV, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Charter, Cox, Dish Network, Google Fiber, Midcontinent Communications, NRTC and Verizon FiOS TV. Note that DirectTV is not on the list.
ESPN on Your Smart Phone or Tablet
You also have the option to watch some channels and events with an app on Android smart phones and tablet devices, and you may not need a Pay-TV subscription. On iPAD devices, you still need a subscription.
Can You Get WatchESPN without a Pay TV Subscription
There may be ways to get ESPN 3 without a Pay-TV subscription, but ESPN has said that they do not want to risk their Pay TV business by offering stand-alone subscriptions without Pay TV access.