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How to Watch the 2024 ESPYs Online: Stream the Sports Awards Show

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Celebrating the best of the best in sports, the 2024 ESPY Awards are here. 

Last year, there was no single host for the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards due to the writer’s strike, but this year tennis GOAT Serena Williams takes on the position following NBA player Steph Curry‘s hosting turn in 2022. Athletes aren’t the only stars taking the stage at the ceremony — celebrities Quinta Brunson, Rob Lowe and Nikki Glaser are presenting at the show.

The biggest stars in sports all in one place? That’s must-see TV. One of the easiest ways to watch the ESPY Awards is with Sling TV.

Watch the ESPYs on Sling TV

The top nominees at the upcoming ESPYs include WNBA rookie Caitlin Clark, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, Boston Celtics player Jaylen Brown and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. Prince Harry is expected to attend the show, along with Meghan Markle, as he will be awarded the Pat Tillman Award for Service — which has caused some controversy.

This is an awards show sports fans won’t want to miss. If you’re looking to watch the 2024 ESPY Awards, but don’t have access to cable, we have a few different service options outlined below. Keep reading to find out everything you’ll want to know about watching the 2024 ESPY Awards online.

When are the 2024 ESPY Awards?

The 2024 ESPY Awards take place on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Where are the 2024 ESPY Awards airing?

The 2024 ESPY Awards will air on ABC on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. ET.

How to watch the 2024 ESPYs Without Cable

The ESPY Awards will air on ABC. Those with a cable subscription can also log in to ESPN’s streaming hub to watch the show by signing in with their cable provider information, though local blackout restrictions apply. 

If you don’t have cable, there are several options for streaming the 2024 ESPYs online with live streaming services that offer ABC — including Sling TV, FuboTV and Hulu + Live TV.

Sling TV

For shows on ABC, one of the best ways to watch them without cable is through a live TV streaming subscription to Sling TV. Right now, there is a Sling TV deal offering $10 off your first month of any tier  — bringing the Blue plan with your local ABC network down to $35.

Watch ABC on Sling TV

Watch ABC on Sling TV

Sling TV’s Blue Plan includes ABC, along with 43 other channels like Fox, NBC, Bravo, FX, USA and TLC. Plans start at $45 per month, but new customers can get $10 off their first month.

FuboTV

With Fubo’s sports-focused live TV streaming service, you’ll have access to ABC to watch the 2024 ESPYs. FuboTV comes with 1,000 hours of cloud DVR storage and a seven-day free trial. 

Watch ABC on FuboTV

Watch ABC on FuboTV

FuboTV offers 190 channels in its base package this includes ABC, CBS, Fox, ESPN and the NFL Network. New customers can try FuboTV’s free week long trial to test out the service.

Hulu + Live TV

You can also stream ESPYs on ABC with Hulu + Live TV. Stream the event or watch it on-demand whenever and wherever you want. Subscriptions start at $76.99 a month and there is also a three-day free trial. The bundle also includes ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu’s on-demand catalog.

How to watch the 2024 ESPYs for free

There is one potential way to watch the ESPY Awards for free.

You will need to take advantage of FuboTV’s and Hulu + Live TV’s free trials. FuboTV’s has a free 7-day trial and Hulu + Live TV’s free 3-day trial for eligible customers. That means if you sign up for the free trial on July 11 and cancel after the show, you can watch the ESPYs at no cost.

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Sign Up for Hulu + Live TV

Who will be presenting at the ESPYs?

Presenters at the ESPY include sporting legends and famous actors.

Athletes presenting include Super Bowl Champion Drew Brees, NBA Champion and Golden State Warrior Draymond Green, Carolina Panthers Quarterback Bryce Young, Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn, Pro Bowl Champion Mark Ingram II, Louisiana State University basketball player Flau’jae Johnson, Olympic Gold Medalist Allyson Felix, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, NCAA player Paige Bueckers, NBA analyst and former WNBA player Candace Parker, and NASCAR Cup Series Champion Ryan Blaney.

Other celebrities presenting at the ESPYs include Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary), Rob Lowe (9-1-1: Lone Star) and his son John Owen Lowe (Unstable), Colman Domingo (The Color Purple), comedian Nikki Glaser, rapper GloRilla, Daisy Ridley (Star Wars) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta).

What athletes will be at the ESPYs?

Along with the prolific athletes presenting at the awards show, other talented sports professionals expected to attend include NBA All-Star Allen Iverson, tennis star Venus Williams, Super Bowl Champions Andy Reid and Isiah Pacheco, Heisman Trophy Winner Jayden Daniels, Boston Celtics and NBA Finals Champions Jaylen Brown and Derrick White, as well as the University of Oklahoma’s softball team, Louisiana State University’s gymnastics team and the University of South Carolina’s women’s basketball team.

The 2024 ESPY Nominations

Here are the categories and nominees for the 2024 ESPY Awards.

Best Athlete – Men’s Sports
Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs)
Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Scottie Scheffler (Golf)
Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers)

Best Athlete – Women’s Sports
Caitlin Clark (Iowa Women’s Basketball)
Coco Gauff (Tennis)
Nelly Korda (Golf)
A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces)

Best Breakthrough Athlete
Haleigh Bryant (LSU Gymnastics)
J. Stroud (Houston Texans)
Juju Watkins (USC Women’s Basketball)
Victor Wembanyama (San Antonio Spurs)

Best Record-Breaking Performance
Christian McCaffrey’s (49ers) record-breaking touchdown streak
Caitlin Clark becoming NCAA’s All-Time Scoring Leader
Tara VanDerveer (Stanford) becomes NCAA’s most-winning coach
Max Verstappen wins his 10th consecutive race

Best Championship Performance
College Football MVPs Blake Corum and Will Johnson (Michigan)
Lacrosse player Kayla Martello (Boston College)
NWSL MVP Midge Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC)
NBA player Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics)

Best Comeback Athlete
Simon Biles
Paige Bueckers (University of Connecticut)
Joe Flacco (Cleveland Browns)
Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans)

Best Play
Jayda Coleman sending Oklahoma to a 4th straight championship
Anthony Edwards’ Dunk of the Year
Alabama’s victory over Auburn
Lamar Jackson catching his own pass

Best Team
South Carolina Gamecocks – NCAA Women’s Basketball
Kansas City Chiefs – NFL
Michigan Wolverines – NCAA Football
Las Vegas Aces – WNBA
University of Connecticut Huskies – NCAA Men’s Basketball
Oklahoma Sooners – NCAA Softball
Boston Celtics – NBA
Florida Panthers – NHL
Texas Rangers – MLB

Best College Athlete – Men’s Sports
Jayden Daniels (LSU Football)
Zach Edey (Purdue Men’s Basketball)
Ousmane Sylla (Clemson Soccer)
Pat Kavanagh (Notre Dame Lacrosse)

Best College Athlete – Women’s Sports
Haleigh Bryant (LSU Gymnastics)
Caitlin Clark (Iowa Basketball)
Sarah Franklin (Wisconsin Volleyball)
Izzy Scane (Northwestern Lacrosse)

Best Athlete with a Disability
Jaydin Blackwell – World Champion Sprinter
Ezra Frech – World Champion High Jumper
Brenna Huckaby – Snowboarding Champion
Oksana Masters – Cross-Country Skier/Hand Cyclist

Best NFL Player
Myles Garrett (Cleveland Browns)
Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens)
Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs)
Christian McCaffrey (San Francisco 49ers)

Best MLB Player
Ronald Acuña (Atlanta Braves)
Gerrit Cole (New York Yankees)
Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels)
Corey Seager (Texas Rangers)

Best NHL Player
Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche)
Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers)

Best NBA Player
Luka Dončić (Dallas Mavericks)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Nicola Jokić (Denver Nuggets)
Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)

Best WNBA Player
Napheesa Collier (Minnesota Lynx)
Breanna Stewart (New York Liberty)
Alyssa Thomas (Connecticut Sun)
A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces)

Best Driver
Ryan Blaney (NASCAR)
Matt Hagan (NHRA)
Álex Palou (IndyCar)
Max Verstappen (F1)

Best UFC Fighter
Islam Makhachev
Sean O’Malley
Alex Pereira
Zhang Weili

Best Boxer
Terence Crawford
Seniesa Estrada
Naoya Inoue
Oleksandr Usyk

Best Soccer Player
Aitana Bonmatí (Spain)
Naomi Girma (USWNT)
Vinicius Junior (Brazil/Real Madrid)
Kylian Mbappé (France/Real Madrid)

Best Golfer
Nelly Korda
Xander Schauffele
Scottie Scheffler
Lilia Vu

Best Tennis Player
Carlos Alcaraz
Novak Djokovic
Coco Gauff
Iga Swiatk

Watch the official ESPYs trailer

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