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How to Install and Watch ESPN on Firestick



ESPN on Firestick

ESPN is a popular streaming service that mainly telecasts sports and sports-related content. It is one of the best sports apps that includes different sports, such as Football, Basketball, Hockey, Tennis, and more. As Amazon Firestick is an Android-based platform, you can install the ESPN app directly from the Amazon App Store. In addition, you can also jailbreak Firestick and can install the ESPN app.

ESPN can be accessed only in the US. So, make sure to install and use a VPN service like NordVPN on Firestick.

How to Install ESPN on Firestick

#1: Power On your Firestick-connected TV or Fire TV.

#2: Click the Find tab on the home screen.

#3: Tap the Search tile and use the virtual keyboard to type ESPN on the search bar.

Click Search

#4: Locate and tap the ESPN App from the search results.


#5: Click the Get or Download button to install the app on Firestick.

#6: Launch the app after installation and sign in to the app using your account credentials.

#7: Now, follow the on-screen prompts to activate the app on Firestick.

How to Activate and Stream ESPN on Firestick

Before moving into the steps, make sure to create an ESPN account.

#1: Launch the ESPN app on Firestick.

#2: Tap the Account Information tile.

Select Account Information

#3: On the next screen, tap the ESPN account.

Note: Hit the option Provider Account and choose your TV Provider. Then, enter the Provider’s login credentials to activate the ESPN app on Firestick.

Tap ESPN account

#4: You will see an activation code at the center of the screen. Note down the code.

Note down the activation code

#5: Open a browser on your smartphone or PC.

#6: Visit the ESPN activation website (

#7: Enter the code on the respective box and tap the Continue button.

Tap Continue

#8: If prompted, enter the login credentials of your ESPN+ to complete the activation process.

#9. Once activated, open the ESPN app on Firestick and stream your favorite sports content on a larger screen.

Alternate Way to Install ESPN on Firestick using Downloader

#1: The first thing you need to do is to install the Downloader on Fire TV from the Amazon App Store.

#2: After installing the app, click the Settings icon on the home screen.

Select Settings

#3: Scroll down to the bottom and tap the option My Fire TV.

Tap My Fire TV

#4: Select Developer Options >> Tap Install Unknown Apps >> Enable Downloader.

Enable Downloader to install ESPN on Firestick

#5: Now, launch the Downloader app on your Firestick.

#6: Tap Allow to give access to the necessary permissions.

#7: Navigate to the Home tab and enter the ESPN apk file link on the URL box.

#8: Select the Go button and wait for the app to download.

#9: Once downloaded, tap Install on the installation page.

#10: After installation, launch the app and activate the ESPN app to stream sports content.

How to Fix ESPN Not Working on Firestick

If the ESPN app is not working on your Firestick or Fire TV, make use of the troubleshooting methods mentioned below.

How to Get an ESPN+ Subscription

#1: Open a browser on any device and go to the ESPN official website.

#2: Click the Sign-Up button on the home page.

Click Sign Up Now - ESPN

#3: Fill in the necessary details and tap the Sign Up button.

Tap Sign Up to create ESPN account

#4: Hit the Subscribe button and select Subscribe to ESPN+ only.

Tap Subscribe to ESPN+

#5: Select Monthly or Annual Plan and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the payment process.

Complete the payment

ESPN+ Subscription:

The price of the monthly and annual ESPN+ subscription plans are listed below. You can subscribe to the plan on the official ESPN website.

  • Monthly Plan – $9.99/month.
  • Annual Plan – $99.99/year.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is ESPN free on Firestick?

The ESPN app is free to download on Firestick. To stream ESPN content, you need to get an ESPN+ subscription or TV Provider subscription.

2. Can you sideload the ESPN+ app on Firestick?

Yes. You can sideload the ESPN app on Firestick using the Downloader.

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