ESPN3 / WatchESPN Help

Many of our fans have asked about how to watch games on ESPN3, so we’ve put together this basic how to guide for quick reference.

First please note ESPN3 is not a cable television channel, and is only available via the following methods:

  • Via computer by visiting from any web browser
  • Via iPhone, iPad, Android, or kindle fire by downloading the WatchESPN App

Who Can Watch ESPN3 or WatchESPN Programming?

  • Live streams of all the WatchESPN Networks are available at no additional cost to fans who receive ESPN as part of their TV subscription through one of the cable providers found here.
  • ESPN3 programming on is available at no additional cost to fans with subscriptions to the participating high speed internet service providers found here.
  • ESPN3 is also available at no cost to U.S. college students on computers connected to on-campus educational networks, and U.S.-based military personnel connected to on-base military networks.

Watching ESPN3 from Your Computer

  1. Visit from any web browser
  2. Click the blue ‘Watch Now’ button at the top of the screen
  3. Select your cable provider from the drop down box and click “Continue”
  4. Enter the login and password provided by your cable provider
    *If you don’t have this information please call your cable provider.

Note: If you have an internet service provider found in the list above, are on a college campus, or are on a U.S. military base you may not need to log in at all.

Watching ESPN3 from the WatchESPN App on your cell phone or tablet

  1. Download the WatchESPN app from your phone or tablet’s app store

    iTunes App Store:
    Google Play Store:
    Kindle Fire:         

  2. Select your Cable TV provider from the list and login.

Southwest Florida Residents

  • You must have Comcast as your Cable TV or Internet Provider in order to watch ESPN3 or login to the WatchESPN app.
  • FGCU Students can access ESPN3 content free of charge from any computer connected to the FGCU network on campus.

    NOTE: CenturyLink, Dish Network, and DirectTV do not provide access to the WatchESPN app or ESPN3.

CSS / ESPN3 - Why is the game blacked out?
CSS or Comcast Sports South is only available to Comcast subscribers in the Southeast Region of the United States. WatchESPN and ESPN3 will simulcast these games, however if you are located in Florida and do not get CSS as part of your cable television package you won’t be able to watch them due to broadcast rights. The same goes for satellite television subscribers. You’ll likely see the FGCU game, but when you attempt to watch the channel the game will be unavailable or ‘blacked out in your area.’

This blackout is completely out of the hands of both the Atlantic Sun Conference and Florida Gulf Coast University. FGCU will make every attempt to provide live streaming audio of all road games broadcast on CSS or subject to blackout in Southwest Florida. 

Other Ways To Follow FGCU Games

  • Select FGCU Men's Basketball home games are also broadcast on ESPN 99.3 FM.
  • Links to watch and/or listen to road games can be found on our schedule page.
  • LiveStats for most FGCU home games, as well as all A-Sun Conference games can be viewed at, or from your cell phone or mobile device. 


Other Ways To View Content On ESPN3 / WatchESPN

Additional information can be found on the ESPN website: