With exclusive access to live sporting events and original shows, ESPN Plus is a must-have service for sports fans. As highlighted in our ESPN Plus review, the service covers a wide variety of sports, including baseball, hockey, mixed martial arts, and soccer. Plus, it’s the only service where you can stream pay-per-view Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events.
On top of this, ESPN Plus works with a wide range of streaming media players, so you can stream your favorite sports using the device of your choice. You can even get it on Amazon Fire Stick if that’s the device you prefer to use. In this post, we give you a detailed look at how to watch ESPN on Fire Stick. Let’s get started.
How to get ESPN Plus on Amazon Fire Stick
To get ESPN+ on Amazon Fire Stick, you first need an active subscription to the streaming service. You’ll also need a Fire Stick compatible TV and a working internet connection.
Follow these steps to sign up for ESPN+ if you don’t have a subscription yet:
Step 1: Visit the official ESPN Plus website using your web browser.
Step 2: Click on the “Subscribe to ESPN+ only” link to get a standalone ESPN Plus subscription for $9.99/mo. or $99.99/yr. You can also get the Disney Plus + ESPN Plus + Hulu bundle offer for $13.99/mo. If this is the plan you prefer, click on the “Get all three” button.
Step 3: Create your ESPN+ account by entering your first and last name as well as your email address. You’ll also need to create a password. If you have an existing account, log in using your credentials.
Step 4: Choose your payment method and provide your card or PayPal details.
Step 5: After completing your payment, you’re now signed up for ESPN Plus, and you can start streaming from your Amazon Fire Stick.
Once you have an ESPN Plus subscription, here’s how to install ESPN Plus on Fire Stick:
Step 1: Go to the Home Screen on your Amazon Fire Stick and click on the “Search” icon. This looks like a small magnifying glass.
Step 2: Type in “ESPN” in the search field.
Step 3: Select the ESPN app and then “Get” to begin the installation.
Step 4: Go back to your Home Screen and open the ESPN app.
Step 5: Log in using your credentials and select the “ESPN+” tab to start streaming ESPN Plus content.
The ESPN app on your Fire Stick may prompt you to subscribe again when you already have an active subscription. If this happens, you can fix the issue by relinking your ESPN Plus account to your subscription. Here’s how you can do that:
Step 1: Select the “Settings” tab in the ESPN app.
Step 2: Select “Subscriptions.”
Step 3: Then choose “ESPN+” on the next screen and login. This will bring up an activation code on your screen.
Step 4: Note down the code and go to http://espn.com/activate using your web browser.
Step 5: Enter the activation code in the given field and click on “Continue.”
Step 6: Next, log in to your ESPN account or create a new one. Now you’ve linked your subscription to your Amazon Fire Stick, and you can use the account on any other supported device as well.
Can you watch ESPN Plus on older Amazon Fire Stick models?
Fortunately for those who own an older Amazon Fire Stick, ESPN+ supports even the most basic Fire Stick model. You can watch ESPN Plus using the basic Amazon Fire Stick as well as 1stGeneration and 2nd Generation Fire Stick models.
That means you won’t need to find a complicated workaround to watch ESPN Plus on older Amazon Fire Stick models. Just follow the same steps as above to download and install ESPN Plus on Amazon Fire Stick, and you’re good to go.
ESPN Plus supported devices
Besides every Amazon Fire Stick model, ESPN Plus works with a wide range of devices. It even allows you to stream from your Oculus Go headset, so that might be something you want to try for an immersive streaming experience. But even without these devices, you can still stream from your web browser using a laptop or desktop.
At the time of writing this post, you can stream ESPN Plus content from any of the following devices:
- Amazon Kindle Fire (1st Generation or newer)
- Amazon Fire tablets (4th Generation or newer)
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick
- Amazon Fire TV Edition Smart TVs
- Android phones and tablets (OS 5.0 or greater)
- Android TV devices (select models)
- Apple TV devices (3rd Generation or newer)
- iPad (running iOS 11 or greater)
- iPhone and iPod Touch (running iOS 11 or greater)
- Oculus Go
- PlayStation 4
- Roku players
- Samsung Smart TVs (select models)
- Xbox One
How to download ESPN Plus content on Amazon Fire Stick
ESPN Plus introduced an offline viewing feature to its ESPN app in early 2019. But this feature is currently only available for mobile devices, so you won’t have the option to download ESPN+ content on your Amazon Fire Stick.
This is true for all major streaming services that offer offline viewing. You can only download content to watch offline on your mobile or tablet. And you won’t have the option to download content to watch offline on streaming media players.
Keep in mind that the offline viewing feature only works for select ESPN+ content such as scripted programming and reality shows. That means you won’t have the option to download live events to watch offline. But some of them might be available to watch on-demand after they air.
The final cut
Amazon Fire Stick is an excellent way to watch ESPN+ on the big screen. Make the most of the device to enjoy live sporting events and exclusive games on your TV. And you won’t have to worry about the service working on an older Fire Stick model as it supports even the basic Fire Stick.
So if you own a Fire Stick and you’re a massive sports fan, make sure you sign up for ESPN Plus and see if the service is a good fit for you.