Cord-cutters can watch ESPNews without cable using one of the following five options: Hulu with Live TVSling TV, AT&T TV Now, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV. In this article, we’ll help you decide which streaming option is best for ESPNews. Let’s get started.

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Watch ESPNews on Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu provides one of the best user experiences for anyone hoping to get ESPNews without cable and has some unique features. A recent price hike makes it more expensive than in the past, but it also has more features and benefits than most other options on our list.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

For all intents and purposes, Hulu with Live TV only provides one channel package. As of February 2019, You can get Hulu with Live TV for $44.99/month. That package includes over 60 channels and comes with ESPNews, multiple other ESPN channels, and a huge selection of other popular sports, entertainment, and news networks.

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

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

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To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s pricing, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

Hulu with Live TV offers not just ESPNews, but a full line-up of ESPN channels, including ESPN2. You’ll also get other sports channels, such as Fox Sports, CBS Sports, and more. Hulu with Live TV has a wide selection of entertainment networks as well, such as AMC, HGTV, A&E, and the option to add HBO and Cinemax as add-ons.

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s channel options.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

You’ll also be able to stream on a large number of devices through Hulu with Live TV, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, some smart TVs, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and most web browsers.

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick, Chromecast and Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (select models), Samsung TV (select models), Android TV and Roku TV
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers
  • Smart home devices: Amazon Echo Show (video and voice controls)
  • Desktop operating systems: Windows 10 (dedicated app)

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s supported devices, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

Hulu offers 2 simultaneous streams at the outset. That can be expanded to 3 simultaneous streams from anywhere in the US, and an unlimited number of connections within the same network if you choose the Unlimited Screens add-on. 

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s simultaneous streaming policy, click here.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

Every subscriber gets an included 50-hour cloud DVR, which can be expanded to 200 hours with an add-on.  

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR storage options, click here.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

Hulu with Live TV has one of the largest on-demand libraries in the market. This is because you’ll get Hulu on-demand as part of the package, opening up access to thousands of high-quality movies and TV shows immediately available on-demand. You’ll also get access to Hulu’s original content.

Furthermore, you can use your Hulu with Live TV login information to connect to most channels’ individual apps and websites where they house even more on-demand content.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR storage options, click here.

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Watch ESPNews on Sling TV

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If you want a cheap way to ESPNews, Sling TV is exactly what you need. You’ll be able to get ESPNews as well as ESPN and many other popular networks for under $30/month.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

Sling TV offers three channel packages for new subscribers: Sling Orange, Sling Blue, and Sling Blue + Orange.

Your best option if you want to save money is the $25/month Sling Orange package. This package doesn’t offer ESPNews directly but as part of the Sports Extra package, which costs an additional $5/month.

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

By itself, Sling Orange comes with several other ESPN channels, including ESPN2 and ESPN3. With that combination, you’ll be able to get your entire ESPN fix without having to pay the kind of rates you’ll get with traditional cable.

Sling Orange also comes with other must-have networks, like Disney Channel for the kids, ACC Network for college sports, and many entertainment networks like History Channel, Comedy Central, AMC, A&E, and more.  

Sling Blue, on the other hand, puts Fox networks in the forefront, so you’ll get Fox Sports through that option, but no ESPN. If you want both Fox Sports and ESPN, you can combine Sling Blue and Sling Orange for $40/month.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV works on a large number of apps, including iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV. You can also stream on some smart TVs, Xbox consoles, and most web browsers. The full list of options includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all versions), Chromecast, Roku (LT and up), AirTV,
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (Web OS 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0, as well as select 2016-2018 models), Samsung TV (2016 through 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV, Mi TV,
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (4.4 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Game consoles: Xbox One
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome on Mac and Windows recommended

Check here for more info on Sling TV’s supported devices.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

Sling TV offers simultaneous streaming options, but not through Sling Orange. Sling Orange only offers 1 device stream per account, so you won’t be able to easily share your streams with others in your household if you’re focusing on ESPNews.

To learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Sling TV DVR

You won’t get a DVR included with any of Sling TV’s packages. Instead, you need to purchase a $5/month add-on that gives you 50 hours of unlimited DVR recording.

To learn more about Sling TV’s DVR, check here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV’s on-demand library is large, although not the largest on the market. You’ll get access to on-demand movies and TV shows from the different networks available through the service. You can also use your Sling TV subscription to log into the WatchESPN app. That’ll let you watch live and on-demand ESPN content without using your Sling TV device stream. That way, someone else in your house can watch another channel while you enjoy ESPN.

Click here to learn more about Sling TV’s on-demand library.

Watch ESPNews on AT&T TV Now

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AT&T TV Now is one of the largest and most-used options on the list, but it’s also been struggling to retain customers lately due to lackluster features. Still, you can get ESPNews without cable through DirecTV Now

AT&T TV Now Pricing and Packages

In a similar fashion to PlayStation Vue, AT&T TV offers multiple tiered channel packages:

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

If you want ESPNews through this option, you’ll need to opt for the “MAX” package. That comes with 50+ channels, including ESPNews, ESPN, and most popular sports and entertainment networks. But it’s also rather pricey at $70/month, making it the most expensive way to get ESPNews without cable on our list.

To learn more about AT&T TV Now’s pricing and packages, click here.

AT&T TV Now Channels

The two base packages for AT&T TV Now come with HBO, which is part of the reason those packages are higher priced with a smaller number of channels. Each offers a selection of sports, news, and entertainment channels as well. Additionally, AT&T TV Now has several other, much pricier channel packages that go up to over 100+ channels.

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s channels.

AT&T TV Now Supported Devices

You can also stream on a large number of devices with AT&T TV Now. Every popular device you can think of covered by the service.

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up, 5th gen and up for 4K), Amazon Fire TV (2nd gen and up, 1st gen for Cube), Chromecast (2nd gen and up), Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: Samsung TV (2017 and 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV (7000X), Mi TV, Amazon Fire TV Edition smart TV (2nd gen and up), Chromecast Built-in TV
  • Gaming consoles: None
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (10 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari recommended

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s supported devices.

AT&T TV Now Simultaneous Streams

You can get a fairly standard 2 simultaneous streams per account through AT&T TV Now. You can add a third stream for an extra $5 per month. 

To learn more about AT&T TV Now’s streaming policy, click here.

AT&T TV Now DVR

Through AT&T TV Now, you’ll get just 20 hours of DVR storage. To add insult to injury, you can only keep your recordings for 30 days. That gives AT&T TV Now one of the most restrictive DVR options on the market.

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s DVR.

AT&T TV Now On-Demand Library

AT&T TV Now also has a 72-hour rewind feature that lets you watch shows from many of their channels within 72-hours without having to use your DVR storage. Which is good, since AT&T TV Now’s DVR is woefully small and restrictive.

Outside of that, you’ll get access to thousands of on-demand content, especially since AT&T TV Now is owned by AT&T, which itself owns a large number of entertainment channels, including HBO.

AT&T TV Now’s login information is also functional with a large number of individual channel apps and websites, making it possible to unlock even more on-demand content.

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s on-demand library.

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Watch ESPNews on PlayStation Vue

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Although it’s called “PlayStation Vue”, you don’t need a PlayStation to use this high-quality service. In fact, if you’re considering YouTube TV or Hulu With Live TV, PlayStation Vue should also be on your shortlist.

PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

PlayStation Vue takes a different approach than the other options on our list by splitting its channel package options into different packages, ranging from the “Core” package at $49.99 per month up to the $84.99 per month, 90+ channel Ultra package.

You can get ESPNews without cable through PlayStation Vue’s “Core” package. At $54.99/month, it’s definitely on the pricier end of things compared to the other options on our list. However, you get a large number of popular and must-have networks alongside ESPNews, as well as plenty of great features.

Click here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s pricing and packages.

PlayStation Vue Channels

PlayStation Vue offers a wide selection of entertainment, news, and sports channels. For sports fans, in particular, not only is ESPNews on offer, but you’ll also get access to multiple other ESPN channels, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, SEC Network, and more.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s channels, click here.

PlayStation Vue Supported Devices

Naturally, PlayStation Vue is available as an app for PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles. You can also download apps on iOS and Android smartphones or tablets, and TV streaming devices like the Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku. And, of course, you can stream directly from your web browser on Mac and Windows computers.

The full list includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Android TV (all gens), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick (all gens), Chromecast (1st gen and up) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up)
  • Smart TVs: Amazon Fire TV (all gens), Android TV (all gens) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up).
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android OS 5.0 and up, iOS 9 and up, and Amazon Fire HD6 tablets and up
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge are recommended (most recent versions will work)

Click here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s device support.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

For those who want to share an account, PlayStation Vue is your best option. Through PS Vue, you’ll get 5 simultaneous streams per account, and the option to create up to 10 individual user profiles. That’s far more than any other service on our list without paying extra.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s simultaneous streaming policy, check here.

PlayStation Vue DVR

PlayStation Vue also offers a 28-day cloud DVR, which is admittedly small. However, you can record an unlimited number of video hours during that time period. That offer extends to every profile user, as well, so each profile user gets 28-day unlimited DVR.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s DVR, click here.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

PlayStation Vue offers a wide range of on-demand content from most of the channels available through its service. However, note that not all on-demand content will be available from every channel. To get more, you can use your login information to sign-in to the TV Everywhere apps from different channels, or those channels’ individual websites.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s on-demand library, click here.

Watch ESPNews on YouTube TV

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Source: YouTube TV

Google entered the cord-cutting ring in 2017 with its YouTube TV service. After around 2 years, it’s now one of the fastest-growing options on the block and has among the best available features.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

YouTube TV keeps things simple when it comes to channels and pricing. Through YouTube TV, you’ll get 70+ channels for $49.99/month. That option includes ESPNews, multiple other ESPN channels, and a large selection of entertainment, news, and other sports networks.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s pricing options, click here.

YouTube TV Channels

YouTube TV is a great option for not just ESPNews. The service takes a sports-centric approach, and as such, also offers Fox Sports 1 and 2, ESPN2, ESPNU, CBS Sports, Golf Channel, NFL Network, NBA TV and more. You’ll also get a healthy dose of entertainment and news channels, as well as local broadcast networks (ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC).

To learn more about YouTube TV’s channel list, click here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

You can stream YouTube TV directly on dedicated apps for most devices, or on most web browsers. Thanks to Google and Amazon clearing up their long-running conflict, you’ll now be able to run YouTube TV natively on Amazon streaming devices as well, including the Fire TV

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (select models), Samsung TV (2016+ models only), LG TV (2016+ models only), Vizio (select SmartCast models), Hisense (select models), Sharp (select models)
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (9.1 and up)
  • Game consoles: Xbox One (all versions)
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV supported devices.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

YouTube TV offers 3 device streams per account, which is more generous than the industry average of just 2.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

YouTube TV DVR

This service allows you to create up to 6 individual user profiles per account. Each account user gets their own settings and, importantly, their own DVR. YouTube TV’s DVR option is also among the best you’ll get, with 9 months of unlimited DVR storage offered to each user. That makes YouTube TV one of the best options for sharing with others.

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV’s DVR options.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

YouTube TV has an impressively large amount of on-demand content. Most of that content is coming directly from the channels available through the service. As such, if you happen to miss a recent show, you’ll likely be able to watch episodes without having to remember to hit the “record” button on the DVR. Many popular shows have episodes stretching back several seasons.

If something isn’t available, however, you can use your YouTube TV login information with a large number of individual channel apps and websites.

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV’s on-demand library.

How to Watch ESPNews on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch ESPNews on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TVSling TV, AT&T TV Now, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV. You can find the apps for each service in the Amazon Fire TV app store. There’s also an ESPN app available on the Amazon Fire TV.

How to Watch ESPNews on Roku

You can watch ESPNews on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TVSling TV, AT&T TV Now, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV. You’ll find apps for each service in the Roku channels store. You’ll find an ESPN app available on Roku as well.

How to Watch ESPNews on Apple TV

You can watch ESPNews on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TVSling TV, AT&T TV Now, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV. Your Apple TV app store will have these apps for free, while you can also download an ESPN app and use your login credentials.

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