How to 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
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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
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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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