Does ESPN Plus Still Have A Free Trial In 2023?

Looking for a way to stream sports online after cutting the cord on cable? Perhaps you’re trying to save a few bucks and figure out if there’s still an ESPN Plus free trial.

Well, here’s the news you’re looking for: Unfortunately, ESPN no longer offers a free trial, so you’ll have to pay upfront to join the service.

Even without a free trial, ESPN+ will let any sports fan scratch their itch for live sports in the streaming era. The service has evolved in leaps and bounds over the years – you can even watch the NHL Stanley Cup Finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche.

ESPN+ is also an option for watching MLB games, 35+ PGA golf events, Premiere Lacrosse League, college football, boxing matches, and so much more. There’s lots of exclusive content, including the entire catalog of the acclaimed ESPN 30 for 30 documentary series and shows like Peyton Manning’s Peyton’s Places and Dana White’s Contender Series.

ESPN+ is next-level stuff for sports fans even without a free trial – especially if you’re a UFC, MLB, or NHL fan.

Is there still an ESPN Plus free trial?

Once upon a time, back when the service launched in 2018, new customers could sign-up for an ESPN Plus free trial.

But that no longer exists. A couple of years ago, ESPN Plus did away with their free 7-day trial period. It was discontinued as the sports streaming service expanded with more content and services.

ESPN+ has millions of subscribers, there’s no longer a need for it. Plus, ESPN+ is also now bundled with Disney+ and Hulu for $12.99 a month with ads.

That said, we’re big fans of the service: The content and tools it provides to watch UFC events pay for itself in our experience, as avid UFC fans.

It’s very easy to sign-up for ESPN+ without the ESPN plus free trial. The service includes MLB, NHL, NBA, and MLS games. There are also a ton of soccer matches from around the world, along with college sports, PGA golf, Top Rank Boxing, and tennis matches.

Recently changed it’s pricing. Currently, you can get an ESPN+ subscription for $9.99 per month.

If you’re looking to save some month and commit for a year, you can save over 15% with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $99.99 per year. If you don’t mind ads and want the full bundle, you can also bundle ESPN+ with ads, Disney+ with ads, and Hulu with ads for $12.99 per month.


In addition to great UFC content like UFC Fight nights and UFC PPV streams, ESPN Plus also has a slate of MLB games, college basketball games, NHL hockey games, and college football games. There are also ESPN Plus fantasy football tools, exclusive for ESPN+ subscribers.

How to Watch ESPN+ online

Step 1:

Go to the ESPN+ portal and simply sign up for the service using your account. Hit “Subscribe to ESPN+ only” if you don’t want the bundle.

You’ll have to sign-up for ESPN+ in a prompt that looks like this, available here:

How to sign up for ESPN plus screenshot

Make sure all your information is correct before submitting it!

Step 2

Now that you’ve paid and subscribed to ESPN+ without the free trial, you can watch it on many devices, including the following:

-Computer by logging into

-Phone by downloading the ESPN app on board Android or iPhone.

-Tablet by downloading the ESPN app

-TV via the following devices and your smart TV, all of which you can download the ESPN app on – Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and more.

So… is ESPN+ worth it? If you love the UFC, check out the programming that ESPN+ has that will let you watch all the hard-hitting action.

  • Live UFC Fight Nights Exclusively on ESPN+
  • Hundreds of UFC fights, including early prelims, prelims and main-card events
  •  Dana White’s Contender Series, which airs exclusively on ESPN+
  • Classic Fights and Fight Replays
  • Streaming UFC (including pay-per-view fights) from any device through ESPN+

With expert analysis and replays of classic UFC fights and fight replays, you’ll feel so knocked out by the UFC coverage from ESPN+ that you may feel like you just went into the Octagon and fought yourself.

If you cut the cord and can’t imagine life without sports, give ESPN plus a try.


Nick Dimengo avatar
Nick's a Sr. Editor for BroBible, mainly relying on his Sports Encyclopedia-like mind to write about things. He's also the co-host of the BroBible podcast "We Run This," and can be seen sweating his ass off while frequently running 10+ miles around Seattle.