ESPN 2 can only be viewed online with a viable affiliate video provider. Some video providers include Dish Network, DirecTV or any other provider that offers cable packages to consumers.
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, SEC Network, SEC Network +, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes, Longhorn Network, ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater all require a viable video provider to stream online. In order to stream, the user needs to go to the WatchESPN app or webpage and log in with their video provider. Afterwards, they are redirected to the streaming site where they can view the contents. It is 100 percent authenticated live streaming once the user has logged in successfully. SEC Network, SEC Network + and Longhorn Network all cost an additional fee from video providers to gain access to their content.
ESPN does offer complimentary access to ESPN 3 in some instances. ESPN allows military bases, college campuses, and in some cases, television providers also offer it as a free service to their customers. Here there is no log-in requirement, as the video provider has unlocked the channel for viewing. ESPN 3 should be considered only for viewing exclusive events as they do not stream live most of the time.