ESPN’s new direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service, ESPN+, has launched on Roku devices in the US.
The service is available within the updated ESPN channel on Roku, offering sports such as Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), Grand Slam tennis and PGA Tour golf for US$4.99 a month or $49.99 a year.
“Roku customers have enjoyed the ESPN channel for years. The launch of ESPN+ marks an exciting moment for the OTT sports experience, giving consumers more sports content from their favourite pastimes than ever,” said Scott Rosenberg, general manager of Roku’s platform business.
ESPN+ went live last week on Apple and Android phones and tablets, as well as on Apple TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV streaming players and Fire tablets.