ESPN3 is not available on Dish Network’s satellite service, however subscribers who subscribe to ESPN can access it online as of June 2015. ESPN3 is an exclusively online broadcast service that streams live events and rebroadcasts of ESPN programming.
Subscribers to a Dish Network plan that includes ESPN can access ESPN3 by visiting WatchESPN.com and picking a show from the homepage. A window occurs requesting the user to select the cable or satellite provider for ESPN subscription authentication. A username and password are required for access to a Dish Network account.
WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN iPhone and Android applications stream live ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN2, and other ESPN family networks. WatchESPN applications are available for free download.