For those looking to stream any of the FA Cup games In the US, ESPN Plus is the answer. Following English soccer in the United States is certainly not as straightforward as it could be. Fans need to subscribe to a live TV plan with USA for some Premier League games, subscribe to Peacock Premium for other Premier League games, or subscribe to ESPN Plus for access to cup games, including both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup.
The fourth round of the FA Cup has already started after Man City knocked Arsenal out with a 1-0 win on Friday. However, the majority of the fourth round games are scheduled to take place over the Jan. 28-29 weekend, with the final game between Derby County and West Ham United available to watch live on Monday.
All of the FA Cup 4th round games are available to stream online in the United States with a standard ESPN Plus subscription, priced at $9.99 per month. If already subscribed to ESPN Plus then there’s nothing else you need to do other than tune in at kick off.
If new to ESPN’s standalone streaming service, or a returning subscriber, ESPN Plus no longer offers the option of a free trial. As a result, any new and returning subscribers will need to pay $9.99 for the first month when signing up.
For those looking to save a little on the cost over a longer period, there is the option of signing up to an annual plan at $99.99. If opting to go the yearly subscription route, this breaks down to roughly $8.30 per month on average. In other words, a saving of around 15% compared to paying the monthly rate for 12 months.
FA Cup 4th Round schedule:
|ESPN Plus||Kick Off (ET)||Home||Away|
|Saturday, Jan. 28||07:30||Accrington Stanley||Vs.||Leeds United AFC|
|10:00||Blackburn Rovers||Vs.||Birmingham City|
|10:00||Bristol City||Vs.||West Bromwich Albion|
|10:00||Luton Town||Vs.||Grimsby Town|
|10:00||Sheffield Wednesday||Vs.||Fleetwood Town|
|13:00||Preston North End||Vs.||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Sunday, Jan. 29||08:30||Brighton & Hove Albion||Vs.||Liverpool|
|11:30||Wrexham AFC||Vs.||Sheffield United|
|Monday, Jan. 30||14:45||Derby County||Vs.||West Ham United|
Disney Bundle includes ESPN Plus
Instead of signing up to an annual plan to save on the cost, it is also possible to bundle ESPN Plus with other streaming services to lower the cost of each subscription. For example, the Disney Bundle not only unlocks access to ESPN Plus, but also basic Hulu and Disney Plus for a total of $12.99 per month.
For reference, there is also the option to upgrade to a Disney Trio Premium bundle for $19.99 per month, which removes the ads from Disney Plus and Hulu. While both bundle options include access to ESPN Plus, and the ability to watch any of the FA Cup matches live, they don’t differ in terms of the general ESPN experience.
If only interested in watching one game then the standard monthly subscription is probably the best option. For those wanting access to more entertainment as well, the Disney Bundle might be worth considering.