As of 2015, ESPN3 is not freely accessible to be watched online and can only be viewed as part of the WatchESPN application. ESPN3 can only be viewed if the viewer is a registered subscriber with an affiliate ESPN video provider, but it does not require additional fees.
The WatchESPN app provides access to a variety of ESPN channels, including ESPN3, ESPN2, ESPN and ESPN Buzzer Beater. Viewers who use the application without a valid video provider subscription are unable to watch the channels and can only view certain on-demand clips. ESPN3 also displays exclusive content, including college football, NCAA Championships and soccer matches.