ESPN gets in on the streaming wars with ESPN+


ESPN is getting in on the streaming wars.

On Thursday, it debuted ESPN+, which will cost $4.99 a month and offer subscribers access to live sporting events, as well as on-demand and original content, like a new basketball analysis show from Kobe Bryant and the series Draft Academy. However, it doesn’t offer access to content on ESPN; this is a supplemental app, and won’t include NFL or NBA games, but will include MLB and MLS.

The new streaming service is the first offering from the Disney-BAMTech deal, which was announced last August. Disney will debut its own streaming service in 2019, which is set to include a new Star Wars series as well as movies pulled from Netflix.

You can start a free 30-day trial now.

H/T Tech Crunch

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.