A How-To Guide for ESPN+

A How-To Guide for ESPN+

Spartanburg, S.C. – The move for USC Upstate into the Big South Conference this year brings a change in video streaming services. Therefore, we wanted to provide our fans with a how-to on how you will be able to subscribe and watch all of its athletic events for 2018-19, as well as any other potential sporting events selected throughout the year for the streaming service. Here's an FAQ of everything you need to know!

What is ESPN+?
It is a direct-to-consumer (no cable or satellite subscription needed) streaming service that will cost $4.99 per month.  As part of the launch ESPN+ was integrated as part of a completely redesigned ESPN App (and also via ESPN.com). Subscribers will receive thousands of additional live events, and original shows and films, and an on-demand library, which is not available on ESPN's linear TV or digital networks. ESPN+ will not include access to stream ESPN's existing, linear networks (which will continue to be available via "TV Everywhere" authenticated streaming).

How much does ESPN+ cost?
ESPN+ costs $4.99 a month ($49.99, if you pay annually).

Do I need to sign-up for an ESPN+ subscription?  
Yes, to watch live Big South content on ESPN+, you need to be a subscriber.  If you already have ESPN+, you are all set for watching Big South games.  If not, you will be required to create a new ESPN+ account.

Where can I watch ESPN+ with my subscription?
A subscriber can watch ESPN+ in the Watch tab of the latest version of the ESPN App, available on the web, iPhone, iPad, tvOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast and FireTV.

Where do I find scheduled BSN on ESPN+ productions?
Finding scheduled BSN on ESPN+ live events can be accessed through the following link:
- USC Upstate BSN on ESPN+

How long will Big South events be archived on ESPN+?
The Big South's live events on ESPN+ will be archived on the service for 30 days.

Can I watch non-Big South events with my ESPN+ subscription? 
Yes, your subscription will allow you to watch all ESPN+ content, including select games from MLB, MLS, NHL, and more, plus features such as the entire ESPN 30 for 30 library.

Can I watch multiple ESPN+ streams?
Yes, you can access five streams from ESPN+ at any one time. Plus, as a subscriber, you can pause, rewind, or restart anything you're watching live through ESPN+.

Where is ESPN+ available?
ESPN+ is currently only available in the US.

Follow USC Upstate athletics on Facebook (UpstateAthletics), Twitter (@UpstateSpartans), Instagram (@upstatespartans), YouTube (USCUpstateAthletics) and text/e-mail alerts (www.upstatespartans.com/list-signup).