ESPN+ streaming service launches on Roku devices

ESPN+ is coming to Roku devices. (Image: Roku)

ESPN’s brand-new subscription streaming service, ESPN+, is coming to Roku streaming devices and Roku TVs only a few days after its initial launch last week.

Roku joins the list of other ESPN+ compatible devices including iOS and Android devices, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV devices.

“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 favorite pastimes than ever,” said Scott Rosenberg, general manager of the Platform Business at Roku, in a statement. “Roku customers that subscribe to ESPN+ will enjoy access to more live sports events, original shows and films, exclusive studio programs and ESPN’s unmatched on-demand library.”

The news helped boost Roku’s stock almost 9% as of 10:03 a.m. EST on Tuesday.

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ESPN officially launched ESPN+ on April 12. The service costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year.

ESPN+ will offer one MLB game and one NHL game per day throughout the regular seasons for each sport. It amounts to more than 180 baseball and hockey games each.

The service will also include a year-round boxing schedule, more than 250 exclusive Major League Soccer matches and college sports including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track & field, gymnastics, swimming & diving, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, golf and more from conferences including the America East, ASun, Big South, Big West, Horizon, Ivy League, MAAC, MAC, MEAC, Missouri Valley, NEC, Southern Conference, Southland, Summit League, Sun Belt, WAC and many more.

The service is also promising more than 100 days of coverage from 31 PGA Tour events, hundreds of tennis matches from tournaments like Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and hundreds of rugby and cricket matches.