Sports enthusiasts can check out "ESPN First Take" live by visiting WatchESPN.com or downloading the Mobile App to an Apple, Android or Windows device. The user must be a current subscriber to a participating cable or satellite television provider and receive ESPN as part of the subscription.
Viewers simply visit the site during the time of broadcast and select "ESPN First Take" from the menu of live broadcasts. As of 2015, the live show takes the air from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, each weekday from Monday through Friday, and is followed by a repeat until noon. After clicking on the "First Take" hyperlink, the user must select his cable provider from the roll-down list, enter the e-mail address associated with his account and provide the online password to his service.
The show, which took the air in 2007, is hosted by analysts Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith and is broadcast on ESPN2. The discussion features current - and often controversial - sports topics of interest to viewers in the United States.
WatchESPN provides live access to a number of shows airing on the entire ESPN line of networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU and ESPNews.