ESPN+ launched its own streaming network last year, not as an alternative to the ESPN package you can get from your TV provider, but as an addition to it. ESPN+ is just $4.99 per month and there is a seven-day free trial, it offers up a number of sporting events, but it also has a number of ESPN Originals, Documentaries and so much more. That includes its critically acclaimed 30 for 30 and E:60 shows.
Now that it's 2019, UFC is now on ESPN+, as part of the deal that ESPN made with the UFC last year, costing them a whopping $1.5 billion. This month, you fill find an ESPN Special that has about six hours of MMA coverage, as well as more UFC content starting on January 19 with the ESPN+ Fight Night Main Card, which will feature the UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo taking on the UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw. The main card for this will also air exclusively on ESPN+. So even if you have ESPN from your cable provider, you won't be able to watch it without subscribing to ESPN+. This is just the beginning for the UFC on ESPN+, so there will be much more content coming throughout the year.
This week, you'll also find International Soccer going on, along with hockey from the NHL, Cricket and even some college basketball. One of the highlights comes in the form of Mercer at Furman and Morehead State at Murray State, both of which are taking place tomorrow, January 3 on ESPN+. This is just a sample of the many games that are going to be available on ESPN+ this week and throughout January. If you're wanting to check out this content, you're going to want to sign up at the link below, and you can get a free week of the service, before paying $4.99 per month for it.
ESPN+ is available on virtually every platform that you would expect. It is available on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, so you can catch up while you're on the go. It also works on Amazon's Fire TV and Fire Tablet products, including the new Fire TV Stick 4K. There's also support for Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, there is no support for Android TV, at least not yet. ESPN+ does not broadcast in 4K, it is limited to 1080p, which is still going to be just fine for most people. When it comes to sports, the higher frame-rate is more important than the resolution, since it's much faster paced. So seeing it in 120fps is going to be a bigger deal than getting 4K support. You can sign up for ESPN+ by hitting the link down below. It will sign you up for a seven-day trial, but it will still ask for your credit card information. This is so that it can charge you in a week, unless you decide to cancel before then. If you are looking to check it out, you'll want to make a reminder to cancel before the seven days are up.