On Jun 3, 2014, ESPN announced the availability of its WatchESPN app on the popular Chromecast video-streaming dongle. This update makes it possible for those who have the WatchESPN iOS or Android app to stream video directly to their TV. Content from all off the networks channels will be available including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, and ESPN Deportes.
You will still have to authenticate with your cable login in order to prove that you are a subscriber of the service. The Chromecast additions comes right about ESPN’s coverage of the FIFA 2014 World Cup event. The company has made its app available on other platforms as well. You can now watch ESPN on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and, of course, your PC.
More platforms means more viewers and this in turn creates more money to be made from advertising.
Chromecast does not support all the apps that are on the Google Play Store. A special app called Cast Store is available that displays apps compatible with the dongle. WatchESPN is available on the Google Play Store.