The ESPY Awards air tonight on the ABC network, from 8 – 11 p.m. ET and also on the WatchESPN app. As for the red carpet, the arrivals special is on the ESPN channel, as well as on ESPN2. The pre-show “2018 ESPYS Live on The Red Carpet” airs from 5 – 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and from 7 – 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still easily watch the the red carpet live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Hulu With Live TV: In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN U. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the programming on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch the red carpet live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has many shows available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Sling TV: ESPN and ESPN 2 are both included in the “Sling Orange” channel package, while ESPN U is in the “Sports Extra” add-on. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of both bundles, and you can then watch live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch the red carpet live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
WatchESPN: You can also watch live ESPN, ESPN 2 or ESPN U on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the WatchESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider in order to watch these streams, but if you don’t have that, you can sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on ESPN’s platforms.
The WatchESPN app is also perfect for watching tonight’s awards show, since it will be available for viewing as well.
Race car driver Danica Patrick is hosting this year’s 26th annual ESPY Awards. Honored with this year’s Jimmy V. Perseverance Award this year is recipient Jim Kelly, who is taking home the award for his battle with cancer. The Pat Tillman Award for Service is going to Jake Woods. As for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the recipients at tonight’s event are sexual assault and misconduct survivors of the former US gymnast doctor Larry Nassar, after speaking out against him.
In addition, this year’s Best Coach Award will be given to the three coaches who died, sacrificing their lives during the Parkland shooting.