As of January 2016, it is illegal to stream live television for free, including ESPN. It is possible to legally watch ESPN live on WacthESPN.com and WatchESPN app with an active TV subscription. Viewers having active TV subscriptions can stream ESPN live with no additional cost. Websites that offer free streaming of live television programs do not have the necessary permissions from the legal owners of the copyrighted content to do so.
With WatchESPN, fans can access live sports and shows from all ESPN networks at any time. WatchESPN is available on numerous devices, including computers, tablets, smartphones, Apple TV and XBox. WatchESPN is also available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast. All ESPN networks are accessible on WatchESPN, including ESPN 2 and 3, SEC Network, ESPNews, ESPNU and ESPN Deportes. NFL Monday Night Football, Major League Baseball, Men’s and Women’s College Basketball, The Masters and The Open Championship, and NBA are some live events accessible on WatchESPN.
A list of all the TV providers signed up with WacthESPN is available on ESPN.go.com. The username and password of the TV subscription is necessary to access WatchESPN. Interested fans can download the WatchESPN app from Apple's App Store, Google Play Store, Xbox One, Roku Channel Store and Amazon App Store. It is also available on the Windows Store and XBox 360.