Activate ESPN on Roku, Xfinity, Fire Stick, Apple TV

The ESPN app provides viewers with access to the ESPN Network that comprises a host of channels, including ESPN+, ESPN Goal Line, and ESPNU, among others.

If you are a Roku, Xfinity, Fire Stick, or Apple TV user, you will first have to activate ESPN on your television to start watching the channel.

The steps you will use to activate ESPN on Roku or any other television will require some form of authentication from your TV service provider.

Before you can activate ESPN plus, you have to download the app to your Smart TV, mobile device, or media player. You should find the app in the app store of any device you are using.

Remember that this is only possible if you have set your location to a country where ESPN is available.

How to activate ESPN

Follow these step-by-step guides to activate ESPN on different devices.

Roku

If you are using Roku, follow the steps below.

  • From your remote, press the Home button
  • Open the Channel Store by selecting Streaming Channels
  • Search ESPN
  • Select Add Channel
  • Enter your PIN if prompted
  • Roku will add the channel to your home screen
  • Go to Settings after launching the app
  • Select Subscriptions then ESPN+
  • Select Log In
  • An activation code will appear on your screen
  • Go to es.pn/roku or espn.com/activate on your browser
  • Enter the activation code displayed on your Roku
  • Hit Continue

You will see your Roku loading to a new page. That will refresh it and automatically display all its channels on your device.

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Xbox One

To activate ESPN on Xbox One:

  • Start the ESPN app on your device
  • Select Settings then Subscriptions
  • Select Log In
  • An activation code will appear on your screen
  • Go to es.pn/xboxone on your browser
  • Enter the ESPN activation code
  • Hit Continue
  • Log in to your ESPN account to enjoy your favorite sports

ESPN will link your subscription to your Xbox One. Your account will also be active, and you can use it on other supported devices.

Apple TV

You must be an ESPN subscriber to activate ESPN on Apple TV. If you are, follow the steps below.

  • Start the app on your Apple TV
  • Go to Settings
  • Select Subscriptions and Subscribe if you have not
  • Select Log In
  • An activation code will appear on your screen
  • Go to es.pn/appletv from your browser
  • Enter the activation code
  • Hit Continue
  • Log in to your ESPN account

The process will link your subscription to your Apple TV.

Amazon Fire TV

To watch ESPN on Amazon Fire TV:

  • Start the app on your Fire TV
  • Go to Settings and select Subscriptions
  • Select Log In
  • An activation code will appear on your screen
  • Go to es.pn/firetv from your browser
  • Enter the activation code
  • Hit Continue
  • Log in to your ESPN account or create a new one

Before you can activate ESPN on Roku or any other Smart TV, you must first ensure you have subscribed to the channel. Next, you need to install the channel on your device and then launch it.

After launching, note down the activation code that appears on your screen. You will use it to activate ESPN on your device.

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4 thoughts on “Activate ESPN on Roku, Xfinity, Fire Stick, Apple TV”

  1. Using a Roku Streamstick plus I just found that I could add the ESPN app to my available options. Did so and entered my code and found that I am now watching ESPN via Xfinity, which is my Internet provider. During the entire sign up process there was absolutely no indication of a charge for using the ESPN app.

    I just checked my subscriptions and trials and found that I have none that are active. At this point I have no idea whether there will be an added Xfinity charge, if there is a 7 day trial or what the billing situation is or is not.

    I will log onto Xfinity to see if there is something there and, if necessary visit the Xfinity store.

    Roky REALLY needs to make clear what charges may or may not apply during the sign up process.

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  2. this sucks. I have the espn channel on my TCL Roku TV, it runs off the internet. Neither TCL or internet extensions show up on the selection lists. I paid for the UFC Mastival/Diaz fight yesterday and the payment was confirmed on the TV screen (Roku Pay)
    I can’t get into the prelims after an hour of trying. I have tried by phone and computer my Roku TV and my internet provider are not in the listed options.

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    • I as well have the same problem I have Hi-Speed internet supplied by a 3rd. party
      provider Pocket I Net it is “Line of Site” delivery, received by a 8-inch dish aimed in the proper direction to allow me to get 2Mbs. of Rec. out in the middle of nowhere 15 miles or more away from me. ‘I love it’ But you and your system have been paid and we have no ‘service’ so we did Not get to Watch Seattle Play Minnesota on ” MNF and
      Win” and yes we had it set on ESPN+ “Signed” Not Happy with Your Lack of “””SERVICE””” and our system is ROKU 1 TV is TCL, and second set is RCA / with
      a roku 3 box. and we love both systems an up to this point have been ‘Happy’ with
      the service. Till Monday Night” T.R.

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