ESPN+ Review: Why Every Sports Fan Needs To Try The ESPN+ Free Trial In 2019


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As someone who’s described as a “sports encyclopedia,” I’m pretty much plastered to my TV when it comes to catching my favorite games, information, analysis and documentaries. Seriously, it’s as if my 55-inch screen is just a portrait of ever-changing sports content, with me often sitting on my couch to work from home as the picture replays all sorts of programming.

Is it an unhealthy obsession I have with sports? Probably. Is it one shared by millions of other people out there? Definitely. And if you’re one of those people who relates with sports addiction, there’s an over-the-top streaming service that can help you scratch your itch — ESPN+.

I know you’ve seen the endless advertisements about ESPN+ for the past few months ever since the service launched last April. But I’ll tell you why you shouldn’t just roll your eyes each time you see them, and why, if you’re a sports fiend like myself — or just a casual sports fan — ESPN+ is the premium service you need in your household.

Exclusive Content

If you’ve ever gone onto Netflix and wanted to watch any of the 30 for 30 sports documentaries — something I find myself doing quite often — you probably realize pretty quickly that they’re not available without having ESPN+. Want to solve that problem? You have to watch them on ESPN+.

In addition to all the 30 for 30 docs, ESPN+ has a bunch of other unique and compelling content that’s available to sports fans of all levels.

For example:

A First-Class Seat To The Best Sporting Events

We’ve all been stuck without the channel that’s showing the big game before and it sucks. Those days are long gone with ESPN+, though, because the streaming service offers a plethora of games and matches that will make you feel like you’re at nearly every sporting event around the world.

For instance, do you love UFC? Check out some of the programming on ESPN+ that you’ll get to 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 all the sports your mind can handle — including college hoops, European soccer, NHL, junior hockey and, yep, even cricket, ESPN+ is the premier service for all levels of sports fans. And, as someone who can’t get enough of it, I can tell you that it’s much tastier to have every night than some latte with a fancy name.

If you’re a cord cutter, here’s why ESPN+ is a good idea. For instance, let’s just say you don’t have a single thing going on and feel like chillin’ at home. To help scratch your sports itch, the streaming service has a ton of options for you. A few specific offerings from an upcoming line-up:

NHL Hockey: Rangers @ Islanders and Golden Knights @ Blackhawks

College Basketball: Princeton @ Penn, Presbyterian @ Radford, and Eastern Kentucky @ Belmont

Soccer: Three Coppa Italia and Two English Football League Matches

In Studio: ESPN FC and In the Crease

Talk about a full day of sports activities, right?


It’s Affordable

Answer a quick question for me, guys. How much do you spend on some fancy latte name down at your local coffee shop each day? Probably about $5, right? Funny, because for $4.99/month — or just $49.99/year — you can get yourself ESPN+ and set yourself up with all sorts of awesome content, ranging from sports to cultural mainstream topics. Oh, and ESPN+ comes after a free, 7-day trial to test it out first.


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