Is ESPN3 Freely Accessible Online?

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.