ESPN’s channel number on DirecTV is 206 and 1206. This is the straight answer to what you were looking for. Just reach the above-mentioned channel on your television and enjoy your favorite sports. However, if you don’t find ESPN running on your TV, your package might not have it. So, keep reading ahead for information on the DirecTV packages which include ESPN channels.
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DirecTV Packages including ESPN
DirecTV service has four packages through which viewers can access ESPN. Here are the details:
Ultimate Package: This package offers the most to movie lovers. With channels such as STARZ, SHOWTIME, EPIX, and HBO Max, you can enjoy more than 250 channels. The monthly cost of this package is $84.99.
Premier Package: It is the most expensive package with more than 330 channels and 70,000 On Demand titles. You can enjoy the 2022 season of NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX for free.
Choose any of the above packages and enjoy your favorite sports on ESPN.
Note: All DirecTV packages include the Genie HD DVR feature that records up to five shows at once, with professional installation and live streaming on up to five devices.
What Channel is ESPN on DirecTV?
As mentioned in the beginning, you will find ESPN at channel number 206 on DirecTV. Simply, use your remote to navigate to the channel and enjoy. Some of the popular programs include Around the Horn, NA Countdown, College GameDay, Top Ten Heisman Trophy Finalists Show, and more.
Entertainment and Sports Programming Network or popularly known as ESPN offers latest sports coverage, news, and much more. It is the United Nation’s most-watched sports network. Jointly owned by Hearst Communications and The Walt Disney Company, the channel is enjoyed by approximately 76 million households.
What is ESPN Plus?
ESPN has come up with a direct-to-consumer service (launched in 2018) through its sports streaming service called ESPN Plus. It helps in keeping the cost low. This service is not provided by the local cable providers and in satellite packages. ESPN Plus is a kind of on demand sports streaming service that broadcasts everything which cannot fit in the ESPN channel due to schedule conflict. Thus, you can enjoy exclusive content here. Live sports, college football, basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey, documentaries, original shows, athlete profiles, and more are available on ESPN Plus. ESPN+ can be accessed only through the ESPN app.
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Signing up for ESPN+
As mentioned above, you can access the service through an app and for that you need to sign up at the official website. Let’s look into the process of signing up for the ESPN Plus service.
- Visit the ESPN Plus home page.
- Click the ‘Sign Up Now’ button on the top.
- If you have an ESPN account, login with that. Else, sign up to create a new account. You can also login with your Facebook account.
- Provide your payment information and click the ‘Buy ESPN+’ option.
- Information showing your bill amount and other details will appear on the screen. Check the information carefully and also check your selected plan. Confirm the purchase.
- A page will appear mentioning the success of your transaction.
- Now, click on ‘Get Started’ and start watching ESPN Plus.
Finally, download the ESPN Plus app and set it on your TV to watch your favorite FA Cup Soccer, UFC, top rank boxing, MMA, rugby, college basketball, and more.
ESPN Plus App on your TV
Setting the ESPN Plus app on your TV is a simple process. Here is what you need to do:
- Get/ download the ESPN app from your device app or channel store. Now, open the app.
- Go to the ‘setting menu’ by clicking the setting gear on the top of the screen.
- Open the ‘Account Information’.
- Select the ‘Login to ESPN Account’ option to get the activation code.
- Now, visit espn.com/watch/activate from your PC or phone.
- Login to your ESPN Plus account.
- Your TV will show a success message once the account is linked.
- Now, on the ESPN TV app screen, select ESPN Plus to watch all the content.
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The ESPN app is available on all major devices viz. Android TV, Apple TV, smart TVs, Fire TV, Xbox, and Roku platforms. If your streaming device doesn’t have an ESPN app, you can cast it from your phone to your TV via Chromecast. Use AirPlay ESPN Plus from your iPhone to your TV if you have an older Apple TV. Or you can get a new streaming device which supports the ESPN Plus app.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How is ESPN plus different from ESPN?
Unlike ESPN, ESPN plus is a direct-to-consumer platform which is not available through cable and satellite packages. It is available through the app and can be accessed via subscription.
Can I get ESPN+ from my cable provider?
No. You can access the service only through the ESPN app.
Is ESPN Plus available outside the US?
No. Till date, ESPN is not available outside the United Nation.
How can I get ESPN plus on DirecTV?
ESPN plus is available in the ESPN App. You can get it on DirecTV through a subscription package costing $6.99 per month and $69.99 per annum.
Is there a free trial available for ESPN plus?
No. The free trial was available only in the beginning. However, you can cancel the monthly subscription at any time.
Can I access live sports on ESPN Plus?
Yes, you can access live sports on ESPN Plus. However, the live programs being broadcast on ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN News, and ESPN Classic cannot be accessed.
Is ESPN Plus included in the Disney Plus plan?
No, it is not included in the Disney Plus plan. However, you can get the Disney Plus-Hulu-ESPN Plus package. The cost of the package is $13.99 per month.
If you still have any queries related to the ESPN channel or the ESPN Plus app, you can drop the question in the comment section below. Our team will assist you in solving the issue and ensuring uninterrupted entertainment.
How many channels are there on ESPN?
You’ll get the following channels on ESPN- ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN+, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes, SEC Network, SEC Network +, Longhorn Network, ACC Network Extra, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, and ESPN Bases Loaded Networks.