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What Live Sports Can You Stream on ESPN+?

Mike Nelson

ESPN has long been the home for sports, with traditional team-based sports — football, baseball, basketball, and hockey — being its primary focus. However, as ESPN+ has grown to nearly 15 million subscribers, the streaming service continues add more Live Sports to their service.

While it doesn’t include a live feed of ESPN, it does include live games from the MLB, NHL, MLS, College Football, College Basketball, Bundesliga, LaLiga, and more. With all the sports that ESPN+ now covers, it sometimes may be confusing what you’re going to get with your subscription. So we broke down all the live games that you will be able to watch with the sports streaming service

The best part is you can get it for just $9.99 / month, or $99.99 / year ($8.33 / month), or as part of The Disney Bundle, which is just $12.99 / month.


As the exclusive home for Bundesliga and LaLiga in the United States, soccer coverage on ESPN+ includes more than 300 Bundesliga and selected Bundesliga 2 matches, as well as all 380 LaLiga matches and selected LaLiga2 matches. About 350 out-of-market Major League Soccer events will be streamed on ESPN+ this season, along with matches from other domestic leagues, including the USL Championship and USL League One.

  • Bundesliga
  • Bundesliga 2
  • Community Shield
  • LaLiga
  • Spanish Segunda Division/LaLiga 2
  • Major League Soccer
  • DFL Supercup
  • Liga MX
  • FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
  • Carabao Cup Round 3
  • Carabao Cup QF
  • NCAA Men’s Soccer
  • NCAA Women’s Soccer
  • USL Championship
  • USL League One
  • Belgium Jupiter League
  • English League Championship
  • English League One
  • English League Two
  • International Friendlies
  • Mexican Liga BBVA MX Femenil
  • Dutch Erdivisie
  • Allsvenskan


Major League Baseball fans are able to stream up to two out-of-market games daily, similar to the type of games you would be able to watch with a MLB.TV subscription.


Some mid-season WNBA games have been presented to ESPN+ audiences, while the playoffs are on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2. College basketball games are treated in much the same way as college football games, to allow as wide an audience as possible.


NFL coverage includes NFL Primetime on ESPN+, hosted by longtime ESPN hosts Chris Berman and Tom Jackson. The duo will bring viewers a full breakdown of the week’s football action every Sunday night.

While there are occasional telecasts of Monday Night Football, you will need access to ESPN if you want every game.

Canadian Football League action on ESPN+ includes coverage of every CFL game from ESPN’s Canadian sister network TSN. Coverage on ESPN+ leads up to the CFL Playoffs and includes the Grey Cup Championship in late November.


Now that NHL.TV is part of ESPN+, you’ll be able to watch all NHL out-of-market games without a separate subscription. ESPN+ will now be the home to more than 1,000 out-of-market NHL games. Additionally, ESPN+ will air 75+ exclusive nationally televised NHL games that you won’t be able to get with cable or satellite.

More than 130 games from Russia's Kontinental Hockey League is also available on ESPN+ this season — including the KHL Playoffs and the Gagarin Cup Finals.


The Masters this year continued its presentation of multiple hole coverage on ESPN+ on the first two days of the event. This multicast coverage is something that ESPN has used in years past and plans to continue going forward. Starting in 2022, ESPN+ will be the exclusive home PGA Tour LIVE for extra coverage that you don’t get on TV.

NCAA Sports

More than 500 college football games are being streamed featuring teams from FBS and FCS conferences. The available games will lead up to FBS playoff games in some conferences in early December. In addition, college basketball games will be streamed from a number of NCAA conferences beginning with early-season tournament action in November.

  • American Athletic Conference
  • America East
  • A-Sun
  • A-10
  • Big XII
  • Big Sky
  • Big South
  • Big West
  • Conference USA
  • ECAC Hockey
  • Horizon League
  • Ivy League
  • Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
  • Mid-American Conference
  • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
  • Missouri Valley Conference
  • Missouri Valley Football Conference
  • Ohio Valley Conference
  • Patriot League
  • Southeastern Conference
  • Southern Conference
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • Southland Conference
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference
  • Summit League
  • Sun Belt Conference
  • Western Athletic Conference


ESPN has used multicast coverage of multiple courts on ESPN+ at Wimbledon and the US Open for the past two years, and plans to continue the practice going forward. This allows viewers to follow coverage of their favorite players from court to court during the tournament.

  • Wimbledon
  • US Open


More than 230 cricket matches will be streamed on ESPN+ and ESPN+ on Hulu per year. This includes cricket matches from India, the West Indies, and New Zealand. In addition, 48 matches of the ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2021, beginning Sunday, Oct. 17, will be streamed from the United Arab Emirates. Starting in 2022, ESPN+ will stream a series of ICC men’s and women’s World Cup events totaling 170 matches through 2023.

  • Indian Premier League
  • ICC World Cup

UFC & Boxing

In addition to exclusive coverage of UFC PPV fights for an additional fee, ESPN+ is the home to UFC Fight Nights that are included in your ESPN+ subscription. They also host Top Rank Boxing events, some as part of PPV.

  • Top Rank Boxing
  • Professional Fighters League
  • UFC

Auto Racing

Selected Formula 1 races are presented on ESPN+, along with Formula 2 and Formula 3 races.

  • Formula 1
  • Formula 2
  • Formula 3
  • Porsche Supercup Series

Other College Sports

A myriad of live NCAA events will be found on ESPN+ this season, including field hockey, ice hockey, women’s volleyball, men’s water polo, rugby, cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, and swimming and diving.

  • NCAA Field Hockey
  • NCAA Women’s Volleyball
  • NCAA Swimming & Diving
  • NCAA Men’s Water Polo
  • NCAA Sailing
  • NCAA Rugby
  • NCAA Cross Country
  • NCAA Men’s Tennis
  • NCAA Women’s Tennis
  • NCAA Lacrosse

Save with the Bundle

You can get ESPN+ as a standalone subscription for $9.99 / month, or $99.99 / year ($8.33 / month), or as part of The Disney Bundle, which is $12.99 / month.

You can also access ESPN+, as as add-on to Hulu Live TV which would give you access to some live sports on linear TV that you might not be able to otherwise. By taking advantage of that subscription, viewers would gain access to content from other ESPN networks including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPNews. In addition, viewers would get collegiate content from ACC Network, ACC Network Extra, and SEC Network.

That doesn’t even begin to count other sports networks available to Hulu Live TV viewers — including Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, CBS Sports Network, Big Ten Network, FS1, FS2, NBC Sports Network, and NFL Network.


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