It’s ESPY night! On Wednesday the year’s best moments in sports are siphoned into awards. It’s a great excuse to gather beloved athletes in a room and toast ’em. This year the ESPYs are also a chance to raise our glass (or remote control) in appreciation of the U.S. Women’s National Team, which on Sunday won the World Cup for the fourth time. Soccer stars like Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, and Rose Lavelle are scheduled to be in the house—and they are a safe bet to walk away with hardware.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 2019 ESPY Awards for free via live stream, and check out the nominations below.
Who is the 2019 ESPY Awards host?
Comedian Tracy Morgan will be serving as host and presenter.
When do the 2019 ESPY Awards air?
The awards start Wednesday, July 10, at 8pm ET. The red carpet preshow starts an hour earlier.
What channel are 2019 ESPY Awards on?
The ESPY Awards are on, wait for it, ABC. They are NOT on ESPN. They’ll also stream via ABC.com, but you’ll need a dish or cable login to watch.
How to watch the 2019 ESPY Awards for free
ABC is available on a handful of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming. Thankfully, no matter which service you pick, you’ll start with a one-week trial, so you can watch the ESPY Awards for free. And of course, if you have a TV antenna you can watch for free at home. But folks without a TV may want to consider one of these second-screen options.
- Cost: $44.95 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.
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- Cost:$44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. Jumping from your favorite game to your favorite show is seamless, and controlling it is as intuitive as playing an actual game. Your PS4 controller is your remote, after all. Still, you don’t need a PS4 to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. Plus, you’ll get awesome channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)
3) YouTube TV
- Cost: $49.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV,Android TV, Xbox One, iOS, and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
2019 ESPY Awards nominees
- Boston Red Sox, MLB
- New England Patriots, NFL
- Clemson Tigers, NCAA Division I football
- Toronto Raptors, NBA
- Baylor Lady Bears, NCAA women’s basketball
- Virginia Cavaliers, NCAA men’s basketball
- U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
Best Male Athlete
- Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
- Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox
- Brooks Koepka, Golf
- Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Best Female Athlete
- Simone Biles, Gymnast
- Alex Morgan, USWNT
- Mikaela Shiffrin, U.S. Skiing
- Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm
Best Breakthrough Athlete
- Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
- Naomi Osaka, U.S. Open, Australian Open champ
- Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers
- Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
Best College Athlete
- Rachel Garcia, UCLA softball – USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year
- Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon WBB – 2019 Wooden Award winner
- Kyler Murray, Oklahoma football – 2018 Heisman Trophy winner
- Zion Williamson, Duke MBB – 2019 Wooden Award winner
- NCAA football – LSU vs. Texas A&M
- NFL Week 11 – LA Rams (54) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (51)
- NCAA Women’s Final Four – Notre Dame (81) vs. UConn (76)
Best Record-Breaking Performance
- Matthew Boling – Became the first-ever high schooler to win the 100-meter dash.
- Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) – Most completions on NFL history.
- Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon basketball) – Recorded her 13th triple-double.
- Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) – Broke the NBA 3-point record.