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The offseason is a dark time, football fans, but there is one shining moment every football-less summer. It's the NFL draft, and football fans can't afford to miss it.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream the NFL draft:

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$5.99 – $85.96 68 – 88 7 or 30 days

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$30 – $70 50+ 3 days

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Cord cutters can get in on the action, too — and it doesn't have to cost them a dime. Here's our guide to watching the NFL draft for free, including some great free trials.

What channel is the NFL draft on?

Before we can figure out how to bypass cable and get the channels that we want, we first need to know which channels those are! So: What channel is the NFL draft on?

As of this writing, the TV schedule for the 2020 NFL draft has not yet been released. Based on last year, though, we can guess that the NFL draft will likely air on ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes, and NFL Network.

So how can we get those networks without cable? Let's find out.

How to watch the NFL Draft online or over-the-air without cable

When it comes to watching live TV without cable, there's a certain type of service that cord cutters need to know about. We're talking, of course, about live TV streaming services — also known as “skinny bundles.” These subscription services are like new and improved versions of cable. They offer skinnier channel bundles for less, and they stream their content online.

Not every live TV streaming service is a good fit for NFL fans hoping to catch this year's draft, so we've narrowed down your options to the draft-friendly services below! Plus, we'll explain how you might be able to watch the NFL draft even without a skinny bundle subscription.

Stream the NFL draft for free with Hulu

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Hulu + Live TV is the skinny bundle service from on-demand streaming brand Hulu. Hulu's take on the skinny bundle is impressive, and a Hulu + Live TV package will allow you to stream channels like ABC and ESPN. That makes it perfect for watching the draft.

Stream the NFL draft for free with fuboTV

Free Trial

fuboTV spent its early days focused on a different sort of football. This service began as a soccer-specific live TV streaming service before pivoting to create a more general-interest skinny bundle. fuboTV lacks ESPN, but it does carry NFL Network.

Stream the NFL draft with Sling TV

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Sling TV is the longest-tenured live TV streaming service around. It's still a fantastic choice for cord cutters hoping to track down live TV. While Sling TV doesn't have local affiliates of major networks (you'll have to bust out your antenna for that), it does have live streams of some great sports channels, including ESPN and NFL Network.

AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now is, of course, AT&T's version of the live TV streaming service. Previously known as DirecTV Now, this service offers live streams of ABC and the ESPN family of channels.

YouTube TV

Google has a live TV streaming service on the market, too! YouTube TV is a strong option for fans of the NFL draft, because it includes live access to ABC and ESPN.

Can I watch the NFL draft on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast?

The big moments in the NFL draft deserve a big screen. Happily, it's easy to watch the NFL draft on your favorite streaming device.

If you're a Roku user, you have a ton of options. Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV all have their own Roku Channels.

If you'd rather watch on Fire TV, don't worry: Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV all work on Fire TV.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV have apps for Apple's streaming device, Apple TV.

Android TV users can check out Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

Want to use a Chromecast? No problem: You can do so with supported apps from Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV also have mobile apps (for iOS and Android) as well as in-browser apps.

You can even watch Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV on Xbox One. If you have a PS4, just check out Hulu + Live TV.

One thought on “How to Watch the NFL Draft Without Cable

  1. Avatar Joan Walker says:

    I don’t know how to watch free but for few $ you can watch it on ScreenVariety TV. There you can watch that game without any blackouts or some other popups.

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