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How to Watch the NFL Draft

The 2023 NFL Draft kicks off on April 27th. It’s set to be bigger and better than ever before. Las Vegas will host the weekend-long event for the first time. This year’s draft will also be without a public audience, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t watch.

All the action can be streamed live on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network. If you don’t have a cable subscription, though, you’ll need to find another way to tune in. Read on to see how you can stream the 2023 NFL Draft without cable.

Live TV streaming services for the 2023 NFL Draft

Cord cutters have a few different options to stream the 2023 NFL Draft live on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and other compatible streaming devices. DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo, and YouTube TV will carry this year’s draft.

Stream the 2023 NFL Draft Live on DIRECTV STREAM

DIRECTV STREAM has 4 different packages to choose from, starting at $64.99/mo. The cheapest one is the Entertainment plan and it offers over 75 live channels, including both ABC and ESPN, but no NFL Network. Watch over 40,00 titles on demand. Plus, you can get HBO Max™, SHOWTIME, STARZ, EPIX (now MGM+), and Cinemax for free for the first 3 months.

Record each selection from the draft and your favorite shows and movies with unlimited DVR storage.

New and eligible subscribers can try DIRECTV STREAM for free for 5 days.


Stream the 2023 NFL Draft Live on Fubo

Fubo‘s basic plan, the Pro plan, provides access to NFL Network, ESPN, ABC, and over 140 channels for $74.99/mo. 100 sporting events are included with the streamer so you can watch your favorite team on draft day and much more. Plus, with 1000 hours of Cloud DVR space, you can record your team’s selection and relive your favorite moments from this year’s draft.

Try Fubo for free for 7 days, so you can test it out before making a decision.

Sign up for Fubo

Stream the 2023 NFL Draft Live on Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV has a base plan that includes over 85 live channels and thousands of shows and movies for $69.99/mo. The streamer includes ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network as part of its robust channel lineup, which means subscribers have plenty to choose from when watching the draft. Plus, the service includes The Disney Bundle: Hulu’s entire library, Disney+, and live sports on ESPN+. The service offers several add-ons such as Showtime, HBO, and Starz.

Record the draft and more with unlimited DVR storage and rewatch your favorite shows.

Sign up for Hulu + Live TV

Stream the 2023 NFL Draft Live on Sling TV

Sling TV subscriptions start at $40/mo. There are three different packages available: Sling Orange, Sling Blue, and Sling Orange & Blue. Each includes 50 hours of DVR storage.

The Orange package is $40/mo. and includes ESPN. The Blue package is also $40/mo., and includes NFL Network and in select markets ABC. For the trifecta of NFL Draft coverage, sign up for the combined package at $55/mo. Sling Orange & Blue offers over 40 channels.

For the most simultaneous streams, you’ll need Sling Orange & Blue – the plan lets you watch up to 3 at once. The Orange package offers one simultaneous stream, and Sling Blue, three. 

Although there’s no free trial, Sling TV is currently offering new subscribers half off their first month.

Sign up for Sling TV

Stream the 2023 NFL Draft Live on Vidgo

The 2023 NFL Draft on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network and over 110 live channels are available with Plus plan from Vidgo for $69.99 per month. Not only can you watch live TV but the service offers on-demand titles and the ability to rewatch shows with DVR.

Sign up for Vidgo

Stream the 2023 NFL Draft Live on YouTube TV

YouTube TV offers one plan that costs $72.99/mo. The service provides access to NFL Network, ABC, and ESPN as part of a channel lineup that features over 100 live channels. Premium networks such as HBO, Showtime, and Starz are available as add-ons. 

YouTube TV has unlimited cloud DVR storage and you can rewatch your recordings for up to 9 months. The service offers three simultaneous streams.

Sign up for YouTube TV

How to watch the NFL Draft with an antenna

If you don’t fancy using a streaming service, you can watch the NFL Draft 2020 by hooking an antenna up to your TV. Alternatively, you can invest in a Tablo DVR or HDHomeRun — both devices allow you to stream over-the-air broadcasts to Amazon Fire TVs, Apple TVs, and Roku devices, for free. You can use the Antenna Web to see if ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network are available in your area.

The final cut

You can watch the NFL Draft even if you don’t have cable, simply by signing up for a streaming service that includes ABC, ESPN, or NFL network — options include AT&T TV Now, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, or YouTube TV. All of these choices offer tons of channels, plenty of add-ons, and free trials or discounts to make it easy to try things out. 

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