ESPN Plus costs: prices, bundles, and other features explained

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For the biggest sports in the world at the cheapest price, you naturally need to know the latest ESPN Plus cost details. All of these details – including the various subscriptions as well as how UFC falls into all of this – have been rounded up right here for your viewing pleasure. Everything from prices to bundles to other features on ESPN Plus. 

As of the time of writing, a subscription to the sports streamer is currently priced at $9.99 per month. Perhaps the best value you can get in terms of ESPN Plus costs and prices is to aim for the Disney Bundle, which combines ESPN Plus, Disney Plus, and Hulu together for the low rate of just $19.99 per month. Should you be wanting the best bang for your buck, then this package deal offers some stellar value. 

The sports-centric platform is known for hosting the likes of UFC Fight Nights and numbered pay-per-view events (at an additional cost on top) as well as coverage from the MLB, NHL, and boxing world just to name a few. Scroll down below to learn more about how to get the most out of ESPN Plus bundles and deals. 

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ESPN Plus will run you just $9.99 per month, however, the best value for money here is aiming for an annual plan at just $99.99, which shaves $19.89 off the asking price, essentially giving you two months' worth for free. 

An ESPN Plus subscription includes live sporting events as well as original and classic content on-demand, all in HD. You can stream on up to three devices at once. ESPN Plus is compatible with a number of smart TVs, streaming sticks, gaming consoles, and mobile devices. Note that an ESPN Plus subscription will not enable you to stream content from the ESPN cable network.

Is there an ESPN Plus free trial?

The ESPN free trial was cut off some time ago and we wouldn't expect it to come back any time soon. But just like the also removed Disney Plus free trial and HBO Max free trial, the service is cheap enough to give it a go for a few bucks for a month to see if you're into it. 

If you do want some free TV for a month though, the Hulu free trial and Funimation free trials are still very much up and running.

ESPN Plus bundle prices

In addition to the aforementioned UFC PPV events bundle, there are other ways to score ESPN Plus bundle deals. Since ESPN is an entity of The Walt Disney Company, discounted ESPN Plus prices are offered alongside other Disney-owned streaming services.

There's a triple bundle that's our hottest pick — it includes Disney Plus (with ads), ESPN Plus, and Hulu (with ads) — and is available for $19.99/month. That’s a solid yearly saving versus subscribing to each platform separately. 

Fancy checking out the other services on their own? We've rounded up all the latest Disney Plus bundles and the various Hulu prices and bundles in our other guides.

ESPN Plus on-demand content

ESPN Plus provides full access to the 30 for 30 library. Every installment of the acclaimed documentary series is available on-demand.

The Academy Award-winning miniseries, OJ Simpson: Made in America, can also be streamed in its entirety. The exclusive content on ESPN Plus is worth checking out, too. Noteworthy titles include NBA Rooks, Peyton’s Places, and Last Train to Russia. If you like to wax nostalgic you’ll be pleased to find hours upon hours of archival footage such as NFL’s Greatest Games and Ali vs. Frazier III: The Thrilla in Manila. 

Just like its terrestrial counterpart, ESPN Plus also offers up-to-the-minute news and stats too.

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UFC on ESPN Plus

ESPN has been the exclusive rights holder for UFC since 2019, with the contract being active for at least five years from this date. What this means is that you can catch all the UFC Fight Night events and original content available on the platform. Keep in mind, though, you'll need to pay an additional cost ($74.99 per event) in order to access numbered UFC PPV events. 

At the time of writing, the best value for money with UFC PPV events is to order one with the Disney Bundle package for $87.98. This gives you access to all three aforementioned streaming services and the numbered UFC event. Alternatively, you can get a UFC PPV packed in with a full year of ESPN Plus included for $124.98

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ESPN Plus live sports

ESPN Plus broadcasts regular-season NHL and MLB games. You can also catch live NCAA basketball and football matchups, but you won’t find any current-season NBA or NFL games. 

Football fans will have their fill of live matches from the world’s top leagues and cups on ESPN Plus including the Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, English FA Cup, US Major League Soccer, and much more. 

Other sports featured on ESPN Plus include PGA golf and Grand Slam tennis, with the likes of cricket and rugby also available to stream live. It really is a varied lineup for sports fans.

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Is ESPN Plus worth it?

For UFC and European soccer fans, the answer is a resounding yes. You’ll not only enjoy plenty of live matches and PPV events but you’ll also have access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content. It's worth noting, however, that certain UFC events may require an additional payment - UFC 285: Jones vs Ganes being the latest. 

Beyond that, it depends on which sports you most closely follow. NHL and MLB fans, you’ll have plenty of live regular-season matchups to keep up with every night. Fans of more niche sports will also have their pick of live matches to choose from. Unfortunately, if you strictly follow current NBA or NFL games, then you may find ESPN Plus to be lacking. 

ESPN Plus is much deeper than its live sports though. It provides on-demand access to some of the most compelling original sports content ever created. That alone may be worth the cost.

ESPN Plus isn’t an ESPN replacement, but it’s a worthy supplement. Bundling it with Disney Plus and Hulu will save you money while expanding your library of streamable content — which isn’t too shabby, either. 

We're also rounding up the best Disney Plus bundles and best Hulu prices around should you want a deeper dive into what's included in The Disney Bundle at present. 

Aleksha McLoughlin
Hardware Editor

Aleksha McLoughlin served as the Hardware Editor for GamesRadar from June 2021 until August 2022. Her main area of expertise was the PC gaming platform, which comprised buying guides, features, reviews, and news coverage on components and prebuilt machines. She was also responsible for gaming chairs and storage. She now works on a freelance basis while studying to become a university lecturer specializing in English for foreign territories. Prior to joining GamesRadar, she wrote for the likes of Expert Reviews, The Rory Peck Trust, No Clean Singing, Vinyl Chapters, and Tech Spark while also working with the BBC. 

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