Last Updated on September 14, 2020
The following article will show you how to watch Longhorn Network on FireStick. All the apps mentioned in this guide are natively compatible with the Firestick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV (Gen 3 only), Fire TV Edition Smart TVs, and Soundbars as well.
ESPN has several sister channels, and some of them focus on broadcasting academic and cultural sports events from American intercollegiate teams. The Longhorn Network, abbreviated as LHN, is a prime example.
The Longhorn Network is a result of a joint venture between ESPN and The University of Texas, offering Texas Longhorn fans a broader coverage of Texas Sports.
LHN gets to air 170+ events a year from over twenty different UT sports, alongside hundreds of hours of factual programming and original studio content.
The channel also broadcasts live press conferences, athlete and coach interviews, pre and post-game analysis of games, behind-the-scenes footage, and many more.
As popular as the channel is among college sports fans, the national availability of Longhorn Network is confined to select states only, which is further limited by geographical restrictions. It still attracts millions of viewers across the United States.
Since many of you ask whether it’s possible to watch Longhorn Network on Firestick, we have prepared this guide to help you out. You can learn more about the availability of LHN on online streaming services.
Watch Longhorn Network on Firestick with the ESPN App
Longhorn Network is available for streaming via the ESPN for Fire TV app and every other supported platform.
However, it is a TV Everywhere app, meaning that you will have to log in with your television provider in order to access the live and on-demand content.
However, the Longhorn Network has to be a part of your TV package. Otherwise, you won’t be able to stream the channel live or watch any of its on-demand content.
In case you didn’t know, only a handful of TV provider offers the Longhorn Network, including AT&T U-verse, Cable One, Charter, Cox, DirecTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, etc.
In addition, you can stream the ESPN channel live via the ESPN for Fire TV app and enjoy Monday Night Football, NBA, MLB, NCAA College Sports, MLS, UEFA Euro, NHL, and flagship ESPN programs live and on-demand.
The app also accepts login with an ESPN+ subscription, which offers a whole different set of sports content.
Assuming that you have the Longhorn Network channel included in your cable or satellite subscription, you can follow the step-by-step instructions below to install and activate the ESPN for Fire TV app to watch the channel on your Firestick.
Install ESPN on Firestick to Watch Longhorn Network
You can download and install the ESPN for Fire TV app on your Firestick from the Amazon Appstore. If you haven’t installed apps on your Fire TV device before, simply follow the steps as instructed:
- First, go to the Fire TV search menu. You can do it by highlighting the magnifying glass logo on the Fire TV home screen’s top-left side.
- Next, type in “ESPN” or “ESPN for Fire TV” in the search field using the virtual keyboard. You can also rely on the voice search option to find the app.
- Select ESPN for Fire TV from the auto-fill results in the search menu.
- After that, click the ESPN app logo under the Apps & Games.
- Click Get under the ESPN for Fire TV app description on the following Appstore page. The download should start automatically.
Once the ESPN for Fire TV app is installed, click Open to launch it. You can also open the app from Your Apps & Channels row of the Fire TV home screen.
If you have over twenty apps installed on your Firestick, the chances are that ESPN for Fire TV won’t show up under the row. In that case, click See All in the row to open the full list of installed apps.
You should see the ESPN app at the end of the list. Moving it to the top of the list will cause it to show up under Your Apps & Channels row on the Fire TV home screen.
Activate ESPN App to Watch Longhorn Network on Firestick
In order to get access to the Longhorn Network channel stream, you will first have to activate the ESPN for Fire TV app with your TV provider account. The activation process goes as follows:
- Launch the ESPN for Fire TV app on your Firestick.
- Next, go up and click the gear icon on the top-right corner of the app window.
- On the settings page, select and click the Account Information option, then click Provider Account: Log In. You will be given an activation code.
- Now visit espn.om/activate from on your PC or mobile, enter the activation code shown on your TV, and click Continue.
- After that, choose your Provider from the list. You will be then sent your provider login page.
- Enter your TV provider account credentials and log in to authenticate the ESPN for Fire TV app’s access.
- After logging in to your account, click Continue in the ESPN for Fire TV app window.
Once you verify your provider details, you will be logged in to the ESPN for Fire TV app.
You can now either search for the Longhorn Network channel from the Search (magnifying glass) menu or go to the Browse section and select LHN from the Live TV row.
In case there’s a special game broadcast on the Longhorn Network, the stream should appear on the Featured page.
It’s worth noting that the stream quality will be limited to 720p, due to the main TV feed being broadcasted in that resolution.
Watch Longhorn Network on Firestick without Cable
Only a few live TV services offer the Longhorn Network channel with their monthly subscription plans, due to the coverage limitations.
Assuming that LHN is available in your area through cable or satellite subscriptions, you can watch the channel on your Firestick without cable, thanks to the over-the-top live TV services listed below.
AT&T TV NOW
You can stream the Longhorn Network on Firestick and other devices with the $80 monthly MAX package on AT&T TV NOW.
It has 60+ entertainment, sports, and news channels, and it offers a broader sports coverage compared to the PLUS ($55/mo) package. It even includes an HBO Max subscription, which is excellent for streaming on-demand content.
Longhorn Network is also included with XTRA ($124/mo), ULTIMATE ($135/mo), and PREMIER ($183/mo) AT&T TV NOW packages. All the plans are bundled with 500 hours of cloud DVR storage and three concurrent streams.
With the $30 monthly Sling Orange plan and $10 Sports Extra add-on combo, you get access to not only 45+ channels but also a respectable lineup of sports networks, including the Longhorn Network.
Bear in mind that neither the Sling Orange nor the Sling Blue plan includes LHN in their channel lineup. It’s included only with the Sports Extra add-on. Also, the Sling Blue + Sports Extra combo doesn’t include the channel.
If you choose to pay for the $45 Sling Orange + Blue plan instead, then you will also have to add the $15 Sports Extras add-on to get access to the Longhorn Network.
You get ten hours of recording time (upgradable to 50 hours with $5 Cloud DVR Plus add-on) with all of the plans mentioned above. However, the number of simultaneous streams varies based on which plan you choose to pay for.
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Although the coverage of Longhorn Network is pretty limited in the United States, you will be able to tune in to the channel on your Firestick as long as you are in the coverage area. Sadly, there’s no way to stream the live channel outside the select regions.
You can sign in to the ESPN for Fire TV app with your AT&T TV Now and Sling account as well, in case you are looking for the best experience.