Go to www.roku.com to see what is available
ESPN has a channel. You can view prerecorded shows, etc. I just did a quick look at the channel and it seemed to list various shows on ESPN you could watch. I didn't see any specific games, etc but I didn't spend much time looking around.
answered 6 months ago
yes if you subscribe to ESPN
Yes, the Roku is an amazing tool with endless apps which you can add.
Hi Ant, There is a channel called "WATCH ESPN" on Roku. I copied the following info from the channel page for Watch ESPN at ROKUGUIDE.COM which is my go to information source on all Roku channels. Pay attention to the service provider list in the following quote as not all cable/sat providers support or allow Roku streaming of the Watch ESPN channel!
"WatchESPN offers free clips and live sports broadcasts - but the live broadcasts are available only to those who already subscribe to a cable TV package that includes ESPN. Short video clips are available in the categories of Latest News, Must See Moments, and ESPN Originals. You can also browse content by channel: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN U, ESPN News, and ESPN Deportes.
Live broadcasts depend, of course, on whatever games are being played when you tune in, but you'll also have live access to ESPN's flagship program, SportsCenter, and other programs such as College GameDay.
The following cable TV networks currently (Nov. 12, 2013) allow their subscribers to access WatchESPN over their Roku devices (participating providers may change - check the channel on your Roku device for a current list):
AT&T U-verse® TV
Bright House Networks
Cablevision’s Optimum TV
Time Warner Cable
Verizon FiOS TV
Noticeable absent at launch were DirecTV and Dish.
To access live programming, load the WatchESPN channel on your Roku and select a live event. You will be provided with a code and asked to visit http://es.pn/roku on a computer or mobile device. On that website, enter the activitation code shown on your Roku-connected TV. (If you're told that the code is invalid, return to your Roku and select the option for a new code.) After entering a valid code, you will be redirected to your cable TV provider's website, where you will have to login. After successfully logging in, your Roku will automatically update to give you access to live broadcasts."
I find Roku's weakest point is free pro sports. In fact it isn't just weak it is non-existent. Totally not there. Sports is a business and there are no free lunches. While you can subscribe to the league game subscriptions for NBA, NHL and MLB there is no NFL whatsoever and no live NCAA football at all at any price. If you are buying a Roku, or any streaming device for that matter, and expecting a bonanza of free professional sports then you are going to be disappointed. On the other hand there is no better streaming platform with more channels than a Roku and it excels at HD On Demand viewing of films and tv series...but again that is not free either.