Just over a week after first announcing the name and launch date of its new streaming services. ESPN today launched ESPN+, marking the first direct to consumer platform to debut from Disney. ESPN+ is available on ESPN.com and within a redesigned ESPN app for iOS and tvOS devices. For users of Apple’s TV app, ESPN+ content is supported in the TV app on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
The new app on app store continues to offer free content including sports score, news, analysis clips, video highlights and select live and on demand support audio content. “TV Everywhere” access is also still available for subscribers of Pay TV companies. Alongside these features is an area of ESPN+, which includes thousands of live sporting events, original TV shows and films and more.
ESPN says that the apps new design offers an easy to use interfaced with enhanced focus on personalisation and discoverability. ESPN content is curated by each users favourite team, sports and leagues, sectioned into 5 primary navigation menu on iOS: Home, scores, watch, listen and sports. ESPN+ is housed in the watch tab, providing subscribers an “all in one digital sports platform” according to the company.