ESPN launches its streaming service ESPN+

ESPN launches its streaming service ESPN+

ESPN+ - for subscribers of the direct-to-consumer streaming service, access to thousands of additional live sporting events, original content and shows, and on-demand video library. ESPN+ lets you cancel anytime.

Walt Disney on Thursday debuted its new ESPN+ digital subscription service, the first consumer offering in the traditional media company's push to become a leader in streaming entertainment.

Created to supplement its flagship ESPN cable network, ESPN+ is Disney's first effort to attract paying streaming subscribers.

I also wondered whether having an app that requires multiple subscriptions to see all the content (you can also use it to subscribe to MLB.TV, and eventually NHL.TV) might result in a frustrating experience for users, but Pitaro pointed instead to the advantages of treating the app as "the starting point or front door to all things ESPN". This week, you can also sign up for a free 30-day trial, sponsored by American Express.

That said, for $5 per month, ESPN+ does offer sports fans tremendous value, particularly the ones who have cut the cord and rely on over-the-air TV. ESPN+ will feature streaming games from Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and the National Hockey League.

In light of what ESPN+ is offering, the next obvious question becomes, what was Disney's intent when they chose to launch the service?

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The service will include specialty programming for sports like rugby and cricket, along with select Major League Baseball and NHL games, global sports and more - but no NFL games.

The new service shouldn't have any impact on BYU or local sports, according to the Deseret News.

Netflix doesn't give you access to every show, but there's always something to watch. To gain access to ESPN+, you will have to head on over to the revamped version of their mobile app. Walt Disney Company, which owns ESPN, has plans for several streaming services across their various brands.

ESPN is trying to pivot to cordcutter and cordnever demands after the company lost more than twelve million subscribers over the last few years. ESPN+ says you'll still see the adverts in the regular breaks punctuating live sports content, for example.

The app will also be available for Apple and Android TVs, Amazon tablets, Amazon Fire TV products, and Google's Chromecast.

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