Remember ESPN+? We first learned of the upcoming streaming service a couple of months ago, and today ESPN has finally revealed its launch plans.
ESPN+ will be available starting April 12. The service will cost $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year and will be integrated into the main ESPN app.
Baseball fans will also be able to purchase the MLB.TV out of market package for an additional $24.99 per month and watch those games in the ESPN app. NHL fans will be able to purchase the entire NHL.TV out of market package during the 2018-2019 season.
ESPN+ will offer a multitude of sports streaming options. More than 180 MLB and more than 180 NHL games will be shown, with a game from each sport being shown every day. Also included is a year-round boxing schedule; more than 250 MLS games; college sports including baseball, softball, football, volleyball, basketball, and wrestling; PGA golf; Grand Slam tennis; rugby; and cricket.
While ESPN+ may not be interesting for more casual sports fans, the streaming service could be a good option for hardcore sports fans that always have Sportscenter and other ESPN shows on their TV. This will give them even more sports streaming options, including sports that don't often get a lot of mainstream attention.
Are you thinking about signing up for ESPN+?