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ESPN launches its streaming service ESPN+

ESPN launches its streaming service ESPN+

With ESPN+, fans have access to thousands more live games, world-class original programs and on-demand sports content, all at a great price.

If you've given the app a spin, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

ESPN is launching a new streaming service that will test the sports juggernaut's ability to appeal to customers who don't want to pay for cable without losing the business of those who do.

Created to supplement its flagship ESPN cable network, ESPN+ is Disney's first effort to attract paying streaming subscribers.

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ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro confirmed to CNBC that ESPN+ is rolling out today at a price of $4.99/month or $49.99/year. ESPN has lost more than 13 million paid subscribers - and tens of millions of dollars along with them - since 2011 as more consumers turn from cable bundles to cheaper streaming services such as Netflix.

Subscribers of ESPN+ will be able to watch one Major League Baseball and NHL game while they're in season, but you won't find any NFL or National Basketball Association games.

While Disney and ESPN have been previewing ESPN+ for a while now, and released numerous content details last week, they also brought reporters to ESPN's Bristol, Connecticut headquarters to lay out their vision and show off the app.

The new service shouldn't have any impact on BYU or local sports, according to the Deseret News. Walt Disney Company, which owns ESPN, has plans for several streaming services across their various brands.

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So. What does ESPN+ give you? Adding the 30 for 30 archive is definitely one way of helping to prop up the variety bag of live events, and eliminating ads all over ESPN as part of your subscription is nice, too.

ESPN is trying to pivot to cordcutter and cordnever demands after the company lost more than twelve million subscribers over the last few years.

As part of its efforts to reach "underserved sports fans", ESPN+ will also feature a year-round boxing schedule thanks to a partnership with Top Rank Boxing, which will bring a "selection of exclusive main fights" to the app.

"We spent a good deal of time on personalization - getting the right content to the right consumer at the right time", he said.

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You can also watch ESPN+ on a number of different devices, including iPhone and iPad, Android phone and tablet, Amazon Fire TV and Tablet, Apple TV and Chromecast.