My friend asked me how to watch UFC PPV on Firestick. I suggested ESPN+, which streams live sporting events of UFC, NHL, MLB, Golf, etc. I told my friend to get the ESPN for Fire TV app, which provides access to ESPN+. But he doesn’t know how to download the app on Firestick. So, I prepared a guide on the installation and usage of the ESPN app on Firestick.
ESPN+ is the best streaming service for watching live sports, ESPN+ originals, documentaries, and news. You can access ESPN+ on Firestick by paying $10.99/month (or) $109.99/year.
In this article, I will teach you how to install and activate ESPN on Firestick. I also explained the alternate way to watch ESPN on Fire TV using Silk Browser and the screen mirroring method.
How to Install ESPN on Firestick
ESPN for Fire TV is natively available in the Amazon Appstore. So, you can get ESPN on Firestick for free.
 Turn on the Firestick and connect it to stable WiFi.
 Go to the home page, click the Find icon, and tap the Search bar.
 Using a virtual keypad, type ESPN and choose ESPN for Fire TV from the results.
 Click ESPN for Fire TV under the Apps & Games list.
 Next, click Get or Download to install the ESPN app.
 Once done, click Open to launch ESPN for Fire TV.
How to Activate ESPN Plus on Firestick
 Run the ESPN application on a Fire TV Stick.
 Tap the Settings icon at the upper right corner of the app.
 Click Account Information from the listed options.
 Select ESPN Account Log in. Note down the activation code on the Fire TV screen.
 Visit the ESPN activation website (espn.com/watch/activate) from a browser.
 Input the activation code and tap Continue.
 Log into the ESPN+ account to activate your device.
 Once verified, click Finish on the Fire TV screen.
Start watching live sporting events and ESPN+ content on your Fire TV.
How to Stream ESPN+ on Firestick Using Silk Browser
 Get Silk Browser on Firestick from the Amazon Appstore and launch the application.
 Enter (https://plus.espn.com) in the address bar and visit the website.
 Tap LOG IN and sign in with your ESPN+ credentials.
 Browse the home page and play any live sporting event.
Start watching your favorite live sports on a big screen.
How to Screen Mirror ESPN to Firestick Using Android
As a prerequisite, enable screen mirroring on Firestick. Click Settings on Fire TV → Display & Sounds → Enable Display Mirroring.
 Connect your Firestick to WiFi, which should be the same as Android.
 Install the ESPN app on Android by visiting the Play Store.
 Run the ESPN app and sign in with an ESPN+ account.
 Play any video and click the Cast icon.
 Select your Firestick from the devices list.
The ESPN video will play on your Fire TV using screen casting.
How to Get ESPN on Firestick Using Downloader
Optionally, you can use Downloader on Firestick to sideload the ESPN app.
 Go to the Firestick home screen, click the Find menu, and tap Search.
 In the search bar, type Downloader and search for it.
 Choose the Downloader application from the search result.
 Select the Get option to install the Downloader on the Firestick device.
 Go to Firestick Settings → My Fire TV → Developer Options → Install unknown apps → Turn on Downloader.
 Run the Downloader application and click Allow to grant permissions.
 Input the ESPN apk download link in the URL field and hit Go.
 From the URL, download the ESPN apk and open the file. Click Install.
 Once installed, tap Open to launch the ESPN application.
How to Fix ESPN Not Working on Firestick
If the ESPN app is not working on your Firestick, follow these fixes.
- Restart the Firestick if the ESPN app keeps crashing.
- Connect your Firestick to a strong WiFi.
- Update the Firestick and the ESPN app to the latest version.
- Force close the ESPN for Fire TV app and relaunch it.
- Clear the cache on Firestick to eliminate corrupted files.
- Uninstall and reinstall the ESPN app on Firestick.
Yes. ESPN is available on DirecTV Stream, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, etc.
No. ESPN Plus does not provide a free trial.