watchespn-now-app-logoFull access to the ESPN family of channels (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes, SEC Network, SEC Network +, Longhorn Network, ACC Network Extra, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, and ESPN Bases Loaded) on media players and Smart TVs requires authentication with a TV service provider.

Once you download the app to your device (media player, mobile device, or Smart TV) you’ll be asked to authenticate it through a web browser at www.espn.com/watch/activate. A special code will be provided that must be entered in order to gain full access. Keep in mind you will need your TV service provider login/password (or already be logged in through a web browser).

Here’s a list of those service providers that support live streaming on the Watch ESPN app.

WatchESPN Live Service Providers

– AT&T U-verse
– Bright House Networks
– Comcast XFINITY
– Cox
– DIRECTV
– DISH
– Google Fiber
– Midcontinent Communications
– Optimum
– Time Warner Cable
– Verizon FiOS