ESPN is airing a new show every weekday starting in February, and the network is also rolling out a new streaming service that will let you stream your favorite shows to your Apple TV and Apple TV Stick.
The show-stopping announcement comes in the wake of ESPN’s decision to launch its first-ever cable-only streaming service, the ESPN NOW, which was expected to debut in early 2018.
ESPN is launching the new streaming option on April 8, which is the same day as the show-saving announcement.
ESPN says the service will be available to subscribers who subscribe to ESPN Plus or ESPN Unlimited, but those customers can still stream the shows via ESPN’s own app, ESPN NOW.
While the new stream service will allow viewers to stream a single episode at a time, ESPN is still limiting the number of people who can access the service.
ESPN has been trying to sell the service to more cord-cutters in the past few years, but the service’s initial launch in May 2016 saw a steep drop in subscriber numbers.
The new streamer will be compatible with the new Apple TV, iPad, and Apple Watch, as well as the new iPad Air, Apple TV 4, Apple Watch 3, and iPhone 6.
The service will launch alongside ESPN’s network of local sports channels, including the SEC Network, the SEC Extra, and SEC Network Plus.
As for the new show-making app, that one’s a bit more complicated than the previous one, which you’ll see in the image above.
Instead of using the ESPN app as its streaming service (which has been available on the iPhone since 2015), the new app will allow subscribers to watch a single show from their library on their Apple TV.
The app will also let you choose to watch any show from your library on the Apple TV using the remote control and control panel.