2024 NFL Draft: How to Watch Football’s 3-Day Event Online

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The first round of the 2024 NFL Draft is right around the corner — here’s how to stream the event online without cable.

Where to Watch the 2024 NFL Draft Online

The 2024 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 25, held at Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza in Detroit. Round 1 is set to start at 8 pm ET, with Rounds 2-3 following on Friday at 7 pm and Rounds 4-7 airing Saturday at noon. Every round will be televised on ABC, ESPN and NFL Network.

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If you’re a cord-cutter hoping to stay up to date on all the new roster additions, you’ll need access to any or all of the aforementioned channels. Below we’re outlining how to watch the 2024 NFL Draft online using Sling — a customizable live-TV streaming service.

(Note: ABC is only available in select markets. Always confirm that your area is eligible for ABC before signing up for a live-TV streaming service.)

How to Watch the 2024 NFL Draft Online Without Cable: Sling TV

Sling TV is one of the most affordable cord-cutting options for accessing ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network. The service offers three subscriptions with different channel lineups, but every single plan will allow you to livestream the 2024 NFL Draft through either ABC, ESPN or NFL Network. (Just remember to verify that ABC is offered in your area.) If you want access to all three of the aforementioned channels you’ll need to sign up for Sling Orange + Blue for $60/month. In addition to the three channels televising the NFL Draft, this plan includes over 60 other stations such as ESPN, Fox Sports 1, TBS, TNT and more.

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Or, if you’re looking for something at a lower price point, you can subscribe to the Sling Orange plan for $40/month to watch the 2024 NFL Draft on ESPN. Sling Orange does not include local channels, but it can get you access to 31 channels in addition to ESPN, including CNN, ESPN2, Freeform and more.

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If you want access to local channels, you can try out Sling Blue for $45/month. In select markets with Sling Blue, you can watch ABC, Fox and NBC, in addition to other channels such as Bravo, Fox Sports 1, FX, USA and more.

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If you’re a huge sports fan, you can even add the Sports Extra package to any base plan for an additional $15/month. The Sports Extra will get you access to more sports coverage after the 2024 NFL Draft since it include NFL RedZone, Big Ten Network, SEC Network, NBA TV and other sports offerings.

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2024 NFL Draft Schedule — Dates, Times, Channel

Round 1

  • Thursday, April 25 at 8 pm ET (ABC, ESPN, NFL Network)

Rounds 2-3

  • Friday, April 26 at 7 pm ET (ABC, ESPN, NFL Network)

Rounds 4-7

  • Saturday, April 27 at 12 pm ET (ABC, ESPN, NFL Network)

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