Near the end of 2017, ESPN’s parent company, Disney, announced a new streaming app was on the horizon. This new sports streaming app would be dubbed ESPN Plus and would provide a slew of streaming options for sports fans.
Today, Disney and ESPN have announced that ESPN Plus will be launching on April 12th. The service is priced at $4.99 per month, which is quite impressive.
What do you get?
The reason for this being impressive is due to what different sporting events you will be able to stream. ESPN Plus will provide sports lovers with “thousands of live sports events”. These range from MLB and NHL games to Boxing matches, and even MLS games.
Since the Major League Baseball just got underway, we’ll start there. ESPN Plus will feature one MLB game each day of the week throughout the season. This accounts for more than 180 games, and each MLB team will be featured at some point.
In addition to offering almost 200 games, ESPN is throwing in some extra goodies. This comes in the form of being able to purchase MLB.TV for just $24.99 per month. When purchased, you will be able to view all of the games in one place.
Keeping with the trend of 180 games, ESPN Plus will be the home to more than 180 NHL games. The catch here is that this will begin during the 2018-19 NHL season. The move makes sense due to the fact that the NHL season is beginning to wind down.
In addition to being able to watch a slew of your favorite sports live, the ESPN Plus app will offer a little bit more. Subscribers will also be able to access an on-demand library, although it’s not exactly clear what this will entail.
Now, ESPN has stated that its mobile app will see an overhaul to accommodate this new streaming service. Unfortunately, we don’t have a look at what the app will look like just yet.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more information on ESPN Plus as the service goes live on April 12th. Let us know what you think and whether you’ll be looking to add this to your streaming arsenal.