Does ESPN Plus Still Have A Free Trial?

ESPN+ is a streaming service that gives sports encyclopedia’s like myself a ton of content that will tickle their fancy and let them scratch their sports itch. From exclusive content like the entire catalogue of the acclaimed ESPN 30 for 30 online, to things like LeBron James’ More Than An Athlete, Peyton’s Places, Dana White’s Contender Series, ESPN FC and, of course, UFC PPV streams.

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

Is there still an ESPN Plus free trial?

Unfortunately, ESPN no longer offers an ESPN Plus free trial, so you’ll have to pay upfront to join the service. As of January 2021, total  cost for one year of ESPN+ is now $59.99. Sometimes streaming companies offer free trials to show off a new product or service. ESPN Plus once offered a free 7-day trial, but that was discontinued last year as the sports streaming service expanded with more content and services. Disney CEO Bob Iger recently said ESPN+ has over 7.6 million subscribers, there’s no longer really a need for an ESPN+ free trial.

Also: ESPN+ is also now bundled with Disney+ and Hulu for $12.99 a month.

That said, we’re big fans of the service, even without the ESPN Plus free trial: The content and tools it provides to watch UFC events pays for itself right away in our experience, as avid UFC fans.

It’s very easy to sign-up for ESPN+ without the ESPN+ 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.


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

How to Watch ESPN+ online without the Free Trial

Step 1:

Go to the ESPN+ homepage and simply sign up for the service using your account. If you’re looking to stream a UFC PPV, you’ll be able to watch the fight on ESPN+ after buying it.

You can also sign-up for ESPN+ via the Disney+ and Hulu bundle for $12.99 a month.

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


Since there’s no longer an ESPN+ free trial, you’ll also be prompted for payment information. It looks like this:

Make sure all your information is correct before submitting!

Step 2

Now that you’ve paid and subscribed to ESPN+ without the free trial, you’ll be able to watch it on number of 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.

All you have to do is sign into your ESPN+ account that you bought the PPV with. Then you’re all set to watch ESPN+ content or stream a UFC fight via the ESPN+ PPV.


If you love the UFC, then check out some of the programming that ESPN+ has that will let you watch all the hard-hitting action.

  • 20 Live UFC Fight Nights Exclusively on ESPN+
  • 100+ total UFC fights, including early prelims, prelims and main-card events
  • Season 2 of Dana White’s Contender Series, which airs exclusively on ESPN+
  • ESPN+ members get Ariel & The Bad Guy, as well as award-winning editorial coverage
  • 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.

Again, unfortunately, the ESPN Plus free trial offer from the past is no longer valid, but it’s still a tremendous deal for UFC fans, soccer fans, and football fans, even without the ESPN plus free trial.


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