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How to Add and Stream ESPN on Android TV

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ESPN on Android TV

If you are a sports fan, ESPN is the must-have app. With the ESPN app, you will get live alerts and score updates from all the sports events happening worldwide. You can download and install the ESPN app on your Android TV and Android TV Box directly from the Play Store. The ESPN app will get content from sports like Football, Cricket, F1, NBA, NFL, Tennis, Golf, MLB, and more.

In addition to free access, you can get ESPN+ to watch live matches on your TV. To access ESPN+ on your Android TV, you must sign in with your ESPN+ subscription account.


ESPN Plus offers two subscription plans.

  • $9.99 per month.
  • $99.99 per year.

You can also get ESPN+ with Hulu and Disney+ bundle on Android TV at $13.99/month. If you would like to watch ESPN without a cable or satellite subscription, you can get live TV providers like Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV.

live events on ESPN app
Download ESPN videos for offline viewing
ESPN+ subscription for ESPN+ originals on Android TV

ESPN Supported Android TVs

  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • Skyworth Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Mi Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV
  • Panasonic Smart TV

ESPN Supported Android TV Boxes

How to Install ESPN on Android TV

#1. Switch on your Android TV and connect it to the internet.

#2. Launch the Google Play store and tap on the Search icon.

#3. Type ESPN using the on-screen keyboard and search for it.

#4. From the search results, select ESPN and click on Install.

ESPN app icon on Android TV

#5. Launch ESPN once the installation is completed.

#6. Navigate to the Settings and tap login to ESPN Account.

#7. You will get the ESPN activation code for your TV screen.

#8. Visit the ESPN activation website (espn.com/activate) on your smartphone or PC.

#9. Enter the code and click the Continue button.

Activate ESPN on Android TV

#10. When the activation is successful, you will get all the ESPN content on your TV.

#11. Start watching ESPN live shows, stats, and highlights on your Android TV.

ESPN home page on Android TV

How to Cast ESPN to Android TV

#1. Install the ESPN app from the Google Play Store.

#2. Make sure to connect your smartphone and Android TV to the same WiFi network.

#3. Open ESPN and play any video.

#4. Click the Cast icon displayed on the playback screen.

#5. From the devices list, select your Android TV.

#6. The video will now play on your TV. Enjoy watching your favorite ESPN sports events and highlights on a big screen.

How to Install ESPN Outside the US

ESPN app is not available outside the US. Hence, you must install the app using any third-party app such as Downloader or ES File Explorer on Android TV.

#1. Launch Google Play store.

#2. Go to the search bar, enter Downloader and search for it.

#3. From the search results, select the Downloader icon and click on Install to get the Downloader app on Android TV.

Downloader by AFTVnews

#4. After the installation, go back to the home screen and open Settings.

#5. Select the Device Preferences option.

Device preferences

#6. Tap on the Security & restrictions option.

Security & restrictions

#7. Tap on Unknown Sources and turn on the Downloader app’s toggle.

Install unknown apps

#8. Next, launch the Downloader app.

#9. Enter the AFTVnews Plugin download URL (browser.aftvnews.com) to install APK files on the Downloader app.

#10. Enter the ESPN Android TV APK URL and click the Go button.

Downloader URL page on Android TV

#11. Download the APK file and tap the Install button.

#12. Open the ESPN app on your TV. If you can’t open the app, install the Sideload Launcher on Android TV and access the app.

#13. Get any of the best Android TV VPNs and connect them to the US server to watch ESPN video content.

ESPN Other Supported Devices

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Chromecast
  • Apple TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Xbox One
  • Playstation 4


1. Can I watch ESPN on Amazon Prime?

No, ESPN video content is unavailable on Amazon Prime Video Channels.

2. How can I watch ESPN without a TV provider?

To watch ESPN live TV content without a TV provider, you have to buy the ESPN+ subscription.

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