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How to Watch ESPN on Apple TV [2022]

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  • ESPN is an American-based international sports channel.
  • It is favored by many people, who like to watch live sports channels.
  • I will discuss the methods to Watch ESPN on Apple TV.
Watch ESPN on Apple TV

It’s hard to get your preffered sports platforms, as most of them are only available online. But ESPN is not any other live sports channel, it is available for every device owner, yes even you can install and use it on your Apple TV, without having to pay any additional charges.

Visit: Apple TV Channels (Streaming Apps) Complete List

ESPN+ cable sports channel isn’t free on any device, its subscription charges are implied to every user. The implied charges for ESPN plus is $6.99 per month and $69.99 per year. And if you want to get the ESPN+ bundle with Hulu and Disney+, you will have to pay $13.99 per month.

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How Do I Watch ESPN on Apple TV?

Users can either install or screen mirror ESPN on their Apple TV. These are the two methods of getting your favorite cable sports channel. I have discussed both these procedures in this section.

Total Time: 2 minutes

Install ESPN on Apple TV

1. On your Apple TV, navigate to the App Store.

Install ESPN on Apple TV
2. Use the search bar to locate ESPN.

3. After navigating to the app’s page, hit the Get button.

4. Once the installation is completed, launch the ESPN app.

5. Hit the Sign-In option.

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6. Check your smartphone or PC to get the activation code.

7. Enter the received code in the app and hit the Continue button.

8. After a while your ESPN account will be activated.

Mirror ESPN on Apple TV

1. Install the ESPN app on your iOS device.

2. Connect your iPhone and Apple TV with the same WiFi.

Mirror ESPN on Apple TV
3. On your iPhone, enable the Screen Mirroring facility from the Control Centre.

4. From the list of nearby devices, select your Apple TV.

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5. Now, you activities on the ESPN app will be shown on the Apple TV.

ESPN Not Working on Apple TV

Mainly, the ESPN on Apple TV Not Working issue arises on the 3rd Gen or lower Apple TVs. Users get a notification to get the 4K Apple TV, or use the screen mirroring facility to watch ESPN.

So if you have an Apple TV 3rd Gen or lower – and don’t want to use screen mirroring, you can check out one of the following alternatives, which also contain ESPN:

  • Sling TV – Sling Orange and Sling Orange+Blue
  • Hulu with Live TV
  • YouTube TV
  • DirecTV Now
  • AT&T TV
  • WatchESPN

In case you are using Apple TV 4K, and still getting bothered by ESPN not working issue, consider implementing the following workarounds:

  • Soft restart your Apple TV.
  • Reinstall the ESPN on your Apple TV.
  • Update the ESPN app on your Apple TV.
  • Ensure that the latest tvOS is installed on your Apple TV.
  • Examine your internet connection. Ensure that you at least have 2Mbps of bandwidth speed.

After implying the aforementioned steps, if you are still unable to watch your favorite cable sports channel, you need to contact Apple support. Because now, only they can help you make the most out of your elite streaming device.

FAQs: ESPN on Apple TV

How to activate ESPN on Apple TV?

When you launch ESPN on Apple TV and decide to Sign-In, you will be required to get the activation code and enter it within the ESPN app on Apple TV. For that, you will have to launch the ESPN website or app, and use the received code to activate ESPN.

How to Watch ESPN for Free?

ESPN is free on various devices. Viewers are only required to pay for the ESPN plus, which is the premium subscription. The VIP service also has a on-demand pack of ESPN+ with Disney+ and Hulu.


That’s all, thanks for your time spent reading How to Watch ESPN on Apple TV, at it’sDailyTech.

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