You can watch ESPN2 live without cable with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV and the ESPN App. In this article, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch ESPN2 with Hulu with Live TV

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ESPN2 isn’t on Hulu with Live TV, but your account unlocks ESPN2 through the ESPN App. Otherwise, Hulu with Live TV is a great cable alternative thanks to its huge on-demand library.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

The $45 subscription plan delivers more than sixty TV channels as well as the Hulu library of on-demand content.

Hulu + Live TV
7-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

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For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s plans and pricing, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

ESPN, FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, NBCSN, regional sports networks and some college conference networks are all part of the Hulu with Live TV channel listing.

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s channel list, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

If you already have the Hulu app, it will automatically get the live TV features when you subscribe to Hulu with Live TV.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain Samsung and LG televisions as well as some devices based on Amazon Fire TV or Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
  • Desktop browsers: Most browsers.

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s device support, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

The standard limit on simultaneous streaming is two devices. A $15 upgrade removes all limits on your home network and lets you stream to three devices away from home.

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s simultaneous streaming, click here.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

You get fifty hours of recording capacity with the standard DVR. A $15 upgrade raises the capacity to two hundred hours and lets you fast forward through commercials in recorded programs.

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR, click here.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

Dozens of entertainment and information channels that are not part of Hulu with Live TV are in Hulu’s on-demand library along with Hulu’s own original content.

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Watch ESPN2 with Sling TV

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Sling TV is the cheapest way to get ESPN2. However, a Sling TV subscription comes with a lot of small print that may be an issue.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

The Sling Orange plan includes ESPN2. You can also get the sports network when you subscribe to the combined Sling Orange + Sling Blue plan.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

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Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

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Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

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* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

For more information about Sling TV plans and pricing, click here.

Sling TV Channels

Although Sling Orange has ESPN2 — as well as ESPN, ESPN3, Motortrend, Stadium and the ACC Network — it does not have any broadcast channels so won’t completely replace cable. If you get Sling Blue as well, you can get Fox and NBC regional sports channels as well as the NFL Network, NBCSN, FS1, and FS2.

For more information about Sling TV channel list, click here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV was the original cable-replacement service, so its developers have had time to build apps for a huge number of streaming platforms.

  • Living room devices: Azulle Mini PC Sticks, Air TV Player, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and Xaomi Mi TV.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Models based on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Also, certain models from LG and Samsung.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Amazon Fire tablets, Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome.

For more information about Sling TV device support, click here.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

Sling Orange only works with one device at a time. Sling Blue works with three devices at a time. Unfortunately, even with an Orange + Blue subscription, Sling Orange channels are still limited to a single stream.

For more information about Sling TV simultaneous streaming, click here.

Sling TV DVR

None of Sling TV’s subscription plans include the DVR feature. You must pay an extra $5 per month to unlock the fifty-hour recording capacity.

For more information about Sling TV DVR, click here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV does not have any on-demand content beyond what the individual channels make available.

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Watch ESPN2 with AT&T TV Now

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When it was originally DirecTV Now, AT&T’s streaming service was one of the most competitive deals you could get. But in 2019, the renamed AT&T TV Now has become the most expensive streaming television service. Every other service is a better deal for watching ESPN2, but you may have unique needs that make AT&T TV Now an option.

AT&T TV Now Pricing and Packages

All of AT&T TV Now’s subscription plans include ESPN2, but none of them are great deals compared to competing services.

Plus
7-day free trial
$50.00/ month

45+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO
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Max
7-day free trial
$70.00/ month

60+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO + Cinemax
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*Note that AT&T TV Now offers several other plans that are hidden until you click to sign up.

For more information about AT&T TV Now’s plans and pricing, click here.

AT&T TV Now Channels

In addition to ESPN2, all of the AT&T TV Now subscription plans include ESPN, FS1 and NBCSN. Depending on the plan you choose, you may also get CBS Sports Network, ESPNews, ESPNU, FS2, Golf Channel, MLB Network, Motortrend, NBA TV, NHL Network, Olympic Channel, Tennis Channel, regional sports networks and certain college conference channels.

For more information about AT&T TV Now’s channel listing, click here.

AT&T TV Now Supported Devices

AT&T TV Now has apps available on most major platforms.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Samsung and Amazon Fire TV televisions.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: AT&T TV Now only streams to Chrome and Safari browsers. With Internet Explorer and Firefox, you can only manage your settings.

For more information about AT&T TV Now’s device support, click here.

AT&T TV Now Simultaneous Streams

All of the AT&T TV Now subscription plans limit simultaneous streaming to two devices. Paying another $5 each month will let you stream to a third device at the same time.

For more information about AT&T TV Now’s simultaneous streaming, click here.

AT&T TV Now DVR

AT&T TV Now has the weakest cloud DVR. It only lets you save twenty hours of programming.

For more information about AT&T TV Now’s DVR, click here.

AT&T TV Now On-Demand Library

The only on-demand content comes from the individual channels.

For more information about AT&T TV Now’s on-demand library, click here.

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Watch ESPN2 with PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue is one of the best all-around replacements for cable. Premium features at affordable prices, as well as popular channels like ESPN2, make it well-worth considering — even if you don’t have a game console.

PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

ESPN2 is part of every PlayStation Vue subscription plan. You get more sports channels by upgrading to the Core plan. The Ultra plan combines Elite’s full channel lineup with subscriptions to premium movie channels.

Access
5-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

50 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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Core
5-Day Free Trial
$49.99/ month

75 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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Elite
5-Day Free Trial
$59.99/ month

96 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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Ultra
5-Day Free Trial
$79.99/ month

98 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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* You get 3 streams to use in-home or out-of-home streams and 2 extra streams to use in-home.

For more information about PlayStation Vue’s plans and pricing, click here.

PlayStation Vue Channels

PlayStation Vue offers more sports channels than any streaming service on this list. ESPN2 — as well as ESPN, FS1, FS2 and NBCSN — come with all of the plans. Other plans may include ESPN College Extra, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox Deportes, GiNX, Golf Channel, MLB Network, Motortrend, NBA TV, NFL Network, Olympic Channel, Stadium, Tennis Channel as well as regional sports channels and some college conference channels.

For more information about PlayStation Vue’s channel listing, click here.

PlayStation Vue Supported Devices

PlayStation Vue is available on a wide range of popular streaming platforms. The Xbox is the only major exception.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Televisions based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android, Amazon Fire Tablets and iOS.
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge.

For more information about PlayStation Vue’s device support, click here.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

Without charging anything extra, PlayStation Vue lets five devices stream content at the same time.

For more information about PlayStation Vue’s simultaneous streaming, click here.

PlayStation Vue DVR

Although recorded programs will expire after four weeks, PlayStation Vue’s DVR supports an unlimited number of recordings.

For more information about PlayStation Vue’s DVR, click here.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

In addition to the on-demand content from each channel, PlayStation Vue has a dedicated channel for Sony Studios content and another one for content produced by emerging filmmakers.

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Watch ESPN2 with YouTube TV

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Getting the major broadcast networks’ local TV stations is a struggle with other streaming services. YouTube TV subscribers in 90% of the United States, however, get all of their local Big Four stations.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

For $50 per month, YouTube TV serves up more than seventy broadcast and basic cable channels. Nearly a dozen premium channels are also available.

For more information about YouTube TV’s plans and pricing, click here.

YouTube TV Channels

ESPN2 isn’t the only sports channel on YouTube TV. You also get CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox Sports, FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, MLB Network, Motortrend, NBA TV, NBCSN, Tennis Channel, certain regional sports channels and some college conference channels.

For more information about YouTube TV’s channel listing, click here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

YouTube TV is available on a wide range of streaming platforms.

  • Living room devices: Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain models from HiSense, LG, Samsung and Sharp as well as televisions based on Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome.

For more information about YouTube TV’s device support, click here.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

The YouTube TV subscription only lets you stream to three devices at the same time. There is no upgrade.

For more information about YouTube TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

YouTube TV DVR

As many as six people in your household can get their own DVR library and record as much content as they want. The recordings won’t expire for nine months.

For more information about YouTube TV’s DVR, click here.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

In addition to the on-demand content each channel provides, you get access to YouTube’s original content. Subscribers to YouTube Premium can watch user-generated content through the app.

How to Watch ESPN2 on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch ESPN on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, PlayStation VueYouTube TV and the ESPN App.

How to Watch ESPN2 on Roku

You can watch ESPN on Roku with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, PlayStation VueYouTube TV and the ESPN App.

How to Watch ESPN2 on Apple TV

You can watch ESPN on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, PlayStation VueYouTube TV and the ESPN App.

Watch ESPN2 with the ESPN App

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All of the cable-replacement services we’ve discussed in this article are compatible with the ESPN App which has ESPN2’s live and on-demand content.

ESPN App Pricing and Packages

ESPN does not charge for its app as long as you’re paying for a streaming service. To get ESPN+ content, however, you’ll have to sign up for that service separately. ESPN+ is a direct subscription service that features college sports, rugby, cricket and other sports not carried on the cable channels.

ESPN+
7-Day Free Trial
$4.99/ month

NHL and MLB games

Exclusive distributor of UFC PPV events.

ESPN+ Originals

3 simultaneous streams

SIGN UP

For more information about ESPN+ plans and pricing, click here.

ESPN App Channels

All of ESPN’s sports channels, as well as some college conference channels, are available through the ESPN App.

ESPN App Supported Devices

The ESPN App is available on all major streaming platforms.

  • Living room devices: Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain models from Samsung as well as televisions based on Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android, Amazon Kindle and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Oculus VR, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Most browsers.

ESPN App Simultaneous Streams

You can only use the ESPN App on three devices at the same time.

ESPN App DVR

ESPN does not include a DVR in its app.

ESPN App On-Demand Library

You can watch ESPN’s original content at any time. In addition, some live sports events are available for a limited time as on-demand replays.

Chris Casper is a former tech industry product manager who escaped from California for New Mexico. Now he writes about science and tech while searching for the perfect green chile sauce.