How to watch ESPN+ outside the US

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Yes, StreamLocator does unblock

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What is ESPN+, and how can I watch it?

ESPN+ is the streaming service provided by ESPN, to provide sports fans with exclusive on-demand video and original content.

The service includes a wealth of exclusive content; including live games and shows, and unique stories and documentaries.

Live coverage includes games from the MLB, NHL and MLS. There’s also PGA golf, UFC, college football, international soccer, and tennis.

ESPN+’s original content covers in-depth recaps and analyses from the expert minds of Peyton Manning, Daniel Cormier and plenty of other household sporting favourites.

There are plenty of UFC and boxing streams up for grabs, with access to UFC Fight Night events. ESPN+ also gives you access to exclusive PPV events if you’re prepared to add the extra PPV subscription to your account.

An ESPN+ subscription runs out at $4.99/month or $49.99 for the year. If you’re looking for better value, the channel is included in a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu, which is cheaper than the standalone ESPN+ subscription by a couple of dollars. So if you need a break from a day-long sports fest, or the kids fancy watching the latest Star Wars spin-off—you’ve got it covered.

How can I watch ESPN+ with StreamLocator?

Our unique router box provides a virtual location that makes the ESPN+ servers think you’re in the USA—which is where you need to be to access their content. With your new location in place, you’re free to watch any match, game or documentary you like.

No complicated settings or software installation required

One of the biggest issues with other geo-blocking solutions is that you have to download and install software on every device you want to use to watch your chosen programming. We realised that there was a simpler way to allow all your devices to access the international channels at the same time, without any of the extra fuss.

That’s right—no software and no DNS profiles or settings to install or amend. StreamLocator is a plug-and-play system designed to make your life as simple as possible.

Because our router box works with your existing WiFi router, it means the hard work is done at the router point instead of on your devices. Whatever you connect with; Android and Apple smartphones and tablets, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, games consoles—in fact, any Internet-enabled device—it’s all taken care of, automatically, without you lifting a finger.

Our smart hub comes with your subscription and doesn’t affect your Internet speeds or usual online activity in any way. It’s accessible from anywhere in your home and can provide a different international connection to as many streaming services as you need, and for as many devices.

How to watch ESPN+ from outside the USA

Geolocation technology provides streaming services with a method to pinpoint the location of their viewers. If the viewer isn’t in the country where the service needs them to be, to comply with viewing rights issues, then the viewer will be blocked or redirected.

The usual methods of getting around the location blockades are to use VPN and Smart DNS services. To watch ESPN+, you’ll need one of those or something just like them.

How to register for ESPN+ from outside the USA

Once you’ve got the location issue taken care of with your new StreamLocator smart box, you’re going to need a subscription account to log in to their service.

Signing up is now as simple as if you were already in the USA. The only issue you might have is when it comes to paying for your new account. ESPN+ needs to see a US location for your credit card, so remember to put a US zip code in your payment details. Alternatively, you can set up a US PayPal account to take care of business.

Do you need a VPN or DNS to watch ESPN+ from outside the USA?

VPN and Smart DNS have been the most popular methods of bypassing the geolocation blocks set by the streaming service providers for quite some time. There are plenty of different services that use these methods, many of which will get you the access you need, most of the time.

One of the current issues with VPN and Smart DNS is that the more popular and well known each service becomes, the better equipped the streaming channels are to spot them and block them. So, where your VPN service might work fine with one channel, another might have it on its blacklist and block it. The same goes for your Smart DNS service.

The beauty of StreamLocator is that it works using a combination of technologies. By communicating with the different servers used by each of the channels, it can find out the best way to connect to their content and does just that.

How to unblock ESPN+

Unlocking ESPN+ is easy with StreamLocator—wherever you are.

Once you receive your plug-and-play router, there are a few simple steps to follow to activate your account.

With your new router box plugged into your existing WiFi router, a new WiFi network—STREAMLOCATOR—will be visible. Select it with whichever device you want to view ESPN+ with, and that’s it!

Your virtual location will be in place, ready for you to watch the soccer, boxing, or any other sport you choose.

Does StreamLocator allow me to watch ESPN+ for free?

We’re afraid not. You’ll need an active subscription to log in to their service, but as we’ve mentioned, there are some great value ways of accessing their service along with a few others.

Sports on ESPN+ in the USA

  • MLB
  • NHL
  • NBA
  • MLS
  • College sports
  • PGA golf
  • Top Rank Boxing
  • Grand Slam Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Canadian Football League
  • English Football League
  • UEFA Nations League
  • English FA Cup
  • German Football League
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship

Most popular shows on ESPN+ in the USA

  • O.J.: Made in America
  • Best of Boxing
  • The Two Escobars
  • The Price of Gold
  • The Last Days of Knight
  • Pit Lane Live
  • Welcome to the Weekend
  • 30 for 30
  • The Masters
  • NFL’s Greatest Games
  • The Best of Tom Brady
  • Super Bowl Archives
  • College Football 150
  • Basketball: A Love Story
  • 30 for 30: Soccer Stories
  • The 99’ers

Original programming on ESPN+ in the USA

  • NBA Rooks
  • Detail
  • Why We Fight
  • Peyton’s Places
  • Miles to Go
  • Duke Earn Everything
  • More Than An Athlete
  • Year One
  • Becoming Henrik Lundqvist
  • ESPN FC
  • In The Crease
  • Quest for the Stanley Cup
  • Last Train to Russia
  • Year One
  • MLS Rewind
  • I’ll Take That Bet
  • Ariel and the Bad Guy
  • The Fantasy Show
  • Always Late with Katie Nolan
  • NFL Primetime