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How to Stream the NFL Draft in 2023 without Cable

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By Jaime Blanson

It's that exciting time of the year when football fanatics all over the country wake from their slumber to either celebrate or lament their team's draft choices. That's right, NFL draft day is almost here. With a movie by Costner and a song by Drake, the event has become a quintessential American holiday, with millions of fans tuning in to watch their favorite teams pick the future stars of the sport.

Fortunately, there are tons of streaming services available offering live coverage of the event so if you're wondering how to stream the NFL draft this year, read on for more.

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How to Stream the NFL Draft: What to Know First?

The NFL draft is a thrilling three-day event that takes place from Thursday, April 27th to Saturday, April 29th. With seven rounds and an incredible 259 picks up for grabs, the anticipation is ridiculous. This year all eyes are on the selection of the next superstar quarterback, which has everyone's mock draft in a state of chaos.

Now, for those waiting for the draft like a kid on Christmas morning, here's the schedule:
• April 27 (Thursday): Round 1 (8 p.m. ET)
• April 28 (Friday): Rounds 2-3 (7 p.m. ET)
• April 29 (Saturday): Rounds 4-7 (12 p.m. ET)

How to Watch the 2023 NFL Draft Without Cable?

To catch all the action, you'll need access to one of three channels: ABC, ESPN, or the NFL Network. You can also use apps like ESPN+. The easiest way to get these channels is by subscribing to a live TV streaming service such as Sling Orange, Sling Orange + Blue, Fubo, Fubo Elite, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu with Live TV, Vidgo, or Spectrum TV Choice.

ServiceABCESPNNFL Network
Sling TVYes* (see note)Orange or Orange and Blue plansw/ add-on plan
Fubo TVYesYesw/ add-on plan
YouTube TVYesYesYes
DirecTV StreamYesYesw/ Choice plan
Hulu + Live TVYesYesYes
VidgoYesYesw/ add-on plan
Spectrum TV ChoiceYesYesw/add-on plan
*Sling TV offers ABC in select markets. They include Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose.

Here's a price breakdown for all the streaming services.

ServicePriceFree Trial?Sign-Up Link
Sling TV$40-$55/mo.
1/2 off 1st mo
NoSign Up Here
Fubo TV$74.99/mo w/
15% off 1st mo
Yes (7 days)Sign Up Here
YouTube TV$72.99/moYes (up to 3 weeks)Sign Up Here
DirecTV Stream$74.99/mo
$10 off 1st 3 mos
Yes (5 days)Sign Up Here
Hulu + Live TV$69.99/moNoSign Up Here
Vidgo$84.99/moNoSign Up Here
Spectrum TV Choice$59.99/mo for 12 mosNoSign Up Here

Final Thoughts: How to Stream the NFL Draft Without Cable?

With so many awesome streaming options available, you'll be able to enjoy the excitement of the 2023 NFL draft no matter where you are.

Who do you have going No. 1 this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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