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Here's how to get ESPN Plus on your Samsung Smart TV

Take ESPN Plus to the large screen!

Published onFebruary 17, 2024

ESPN Plus is an excellent platform for sports lovers. Thanks to the Disney Plus bundle, you might already have a subscription. If you just picked up a new Samsung smart TV or just want a way to connect the two, you’re in luck. Here’s how to get ESPN Plus on your Samsung Smart TV.


You can get ESPN Plus on your Samsung Smart TV by downloading the native app. Open your app menu by pressing the Home button. Then go into Apps, select the Search icon, search for "ESPN," and select the ESPN icon by pressing Enter. Select Install, and you're done!


How to get ESPN Plus on your Samsung smart TV

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When you fire up your Samsung smart TV, the first thing you’ll want to do is grab your remote. Not the remote that came with your cable box, but your TV’s own remote. If it’s a newer Samsung TV, you’ll likely have a slim remote with just a few buttons. Then, follow these steps.

How to download the ESPN app on your Samsung TV:

  1. Open your menu of apps using the Home button.
  2. Navigate over to the option marked Apps and press Enter.
  3. Hit the Search icon and type in “ESPN.”
  4. Head to the ESPN icon and press Enter.
  5. Move to the detailed information screen and select Install.

That’s all there is to it — you now have the ESPN app on your Samsung smart TV. You’ll notice that there’s no dedicated ESPN Plus app, which helps keep things easy and condensed. Now, it’s time to get logged in.

How to log into ESPN Plus

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Once you jump into the ESPN app for the first time, you’ll notice a menu of options across the top. It might be tempting to hop into the ESPN Plus tab, but that’s primarily for new subscribers.

How to log into your ESPN Plus account:

  1. Head to the Settings cog.
  2. Navigate down to Subscriptions.
  3. Press the Log In button.
  4. Take note of the activation code and head to on your phone or desktop.
  5. Enter the activation code and log in to your ESPN account.

You should get a message that your login was successful. Now you can dive into all of the live content and documentaries that ESPN Plus has to offer, right from your Samsung smart TV.

Watching ESPN Plus on older Samsung TVs

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Remember that the instructions above only work for Samsung TVs running the Tizen operating system. This applies to pretty much all Samsung Smart TVs released after 2015. If you have a much older Samsung TV (or any other TV, for that matter), you can buy a smart TV dongle like a Chromecast, Fire TV device, or Roku TV. You can then stream ESPN Plus to any of these supported platforms.


ESPN Plus alone costs $11 a month or $110 per year. You can also get it with the Disney Bundle, which includes ESPN Plus, Disney Plus, and Hulu for as low as $15 a month with ads. You can get rid of ads for $25 a month.

ESPN+ is available on a variety of platforms. This includes iOS, Android, browsers, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Samsung smart TVs, Xfinity boxes, and more.

ESPN Plus is currently only available in the USA.

You can watch ESPN Plus on up to five screens at a time.

Yes. ESPN Plus works with Chromecast and other Google Cast devices.

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