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How to Watch ESPN on Chromecast [Two Ways]



ESPN on Chromecast

Quick Answer

  • The ESPN app is compatible with the Chromecast.
  • Using Smartphone: Install ESPN on your smartphone → Open the app → Click the Cast icon → Choose Chromecast.
  • Using PC: Go to the ESPN website on Chrome browser → Play any video → Click the Cast icon → Choose Chromecast.

The ESPN app for smartphones offers built-in Cast support. With that, you can easily cast live matches or any video content from the app to your Chromecast-connected TV.

ESPN app offers all the score updates from every sport around the world for free. To watch live sports matches and ESPN originals, you need to buy the ESPN+ subscription. You can also use your cable TV or live TV provider credentials to access the ESPN+ content. The Chromecast feature is available for both free and ESPN+ users.

In this guide, you will learn how to cast the ESPN app to your TV using a smartphone and PC. Before getting into the article, read the checklist and meet the requirements.


How to Watch ESPN on Chromecast from Smartphones

1. Install the ESPN app on your Android or iOS device from the Google Play Store or App Store.

ESPN app

2. Launch the app and sign in with your account credentials.

3. Click on the video that you would like to watch on your TV and tap the Cast icon in the media player.

Cast the ESPN app

4. Choose the Chromecast device on the next screen to connect it to your phone.

5. The video playing on the ESPN app will stream on your Chromecast-connected TV.

6. To stop the casting, tap the Cast icon and click the Disconnect button.

How to Chromecast ESPN Using PCs

For PCs, you can cast the ESPN website using Chrome or Edge browser.

Using Chrome

1. Launch the Chrome browser on your Windows or Mac and go to the ESPN official website.

ESPN website

2. Play the content that you wish to stream on your TV.

3. Tap the Chromecast icon located at the bottom of the video player. Alternatively, click on the Menu (three-dot icon) on the Chrome browser and choose the Cast option.

Cast ESPN website from Chrome browser

4. Select your Chromecast-connected TV or Chromecast device from the list.

5. Once connected, you can stream the live sports event on your TV.

6. To stop the casting, you can close the Chrome browser or close the ESPN tab.

Using Edge

1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC. Make sure that the Edge browser is updated.

2. Then, go to the ESPN website and sign in with your account.

3. Click the Three-dotted icon on the top right corner of the screen.

Click Cast to Device option

4. From the list of options, choose the More Tools option.

Mirror from Edge browser

5. Click the Cast Media to Device feature on the browser.

6. Now, the browser will search for nearby Chromecast devices. When detected, tap on it.

7. Then, play any video content on the ESPN website. It will appear on your TV via Chromecast.

8. To stop the casting, click the Cast icon on the Extension bar and disconnect the Chromecast device.

How to Fix ESPN Not Working on Chromecast

If you face any issues like a black screen, buffering, or no audio while casting the ESPN on your Chromecast, follow the below troubleshooting steps.

  • First, check whether you have connected your casting device (smartphone or PC) and the Chromecast to the same WiFi network.
  • If the network is unstable, switch to another stable network or restart your WiFi router.
  • Unplug the Chromecast device from your TV and plug it in back after 2-3 minutes.
  • Update your Chromecast device.
  • Restart your Chromecast device.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the ESPN app on your smartphone.
  • If nothing works, reset the Chromecast.

Surely, one of the fixes above might help you resolve the problem. If you can’t resolve the problem, you need to contact ESPN support or Chromecast support.

ESPN+ Subscription Plans

The plan and pricing of the ESPN+ subscription are listed below. We suggest you choose the Annual plan, where you can save up to 15% compared to the monthly plan. You can subscribe to ESPN+ on the official ESPN website.

Monthly Plan$9.99
Annual Plan$99.99

Apart from the subscription, you can also use live TV providers like YouTube TV or fuboTV or cable TV providers DirecTV and DISH to access the ESPN+ content.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does ESPN offer any free trial?

No, currently, ESPN does not offer any free trial.

2. Is the ESPN app available for Google TV?

Yes, you can use the ESPN app on Chromecast with Google TV from the integrated Play Store.

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