Software: QGIS 3.x
As of 2014 – ESRI has placed in it’s Terms Of Service that you MUST be an ESRI ArcGISOnline customer to use this data. As I’m not – I will no longer be using the service. If you ARE – please proceed.
This tutorial is going to use some freely available WMTS services at ESRI.
Go to http://services.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Imagery/MapServer
If you notice at the top this service is published in several different forms – one of these is a WMTS (highlighted). Click on the WMTS link for this service:
Copy the URL from your web browser to your clipboard.
Open QGIS. Select the Open Data Source Manager icon.
Once the WMS/WMTS menu open Click New.
Give the service a name and copy the URL into URL Text Box
Click OK. Click Connect.
There are two versions of the service. Click one and click add.
Enjoy your new Image Service