The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything about the location and the logistics of the 2020 NFL Draft. The good news for those who wish to watch the 2020 NFL Draft is the viewing options, including a handful of live-steam presentations, remain unchanged.
All seven rounds and 255 picks of the 2020 NFL Draft, scheduled to begin with the first round on Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET and run through Saturday, April 25, will broadcast live on ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. Which means those broadcasts of the 2020 NFL Draft will be available to live stream on the NFL and ESPN’s digital platforms.
While the 2020 NFL Draft still will be presented across ABC, ESPN and NFL Network on April 23-25, the broadcasts will look and feel a little different due to coronavirus-related restrictions. ESPN and NFL Network will combine to offer a singular presentation of the entire draft across both networks. ABC will present its own telecasts for Rounds 1-3 on Thursday and Friday, then simulcast the ESPN/NFL Network presentation of Rounds 4-7 on Saturday.
All 2020 NFL Draft telecasts will now originate from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. Trey Wingo will host all three days of ESPN’s draft coverage and will be joined remotely by analysts Mel Kiper Jr., Louis Riddick and Booger McFarland. NFL Network host Rich Eisen and analysts Daniel Jeremiah, Michael Irvin and Kurt Warner will also contribute remotely all three days. ESPN host Suzy Kolber will conduct remote interviews with draftees from an ESPN studio. NFL insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter also will be part of the telecast.
On ABC’s prime-time telecasts Thursday and Friday, hosts Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer and Maria Taylor will be joined by analysts Todd McShay, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, as well as correspondent/feature reporter Tom Rinaldi. Davis, Palmer, Taylor and Rinaldi will be in-studio in Bristol.
Below are the best ways to live stream those presentations.
NFL Draft live streams 2020
NFL Draft live steams can be found on multiple platforms and can be viewed on multiple devices. As for live TV streaming services, YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now and fuboTV all carry at least one of the channels broadcasting the 2020 NFL Draft. AT&T Watch TV, however, does not carry ABC, ESPN or NFL Network.
For those with connected TV devices (Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, PS4 and Roku), the NFL Draft can be streamed live with the NFL App, the ABC App or the ESPN App by authentication with participating TV providers.
Similar options are available for those who wish to live stream the NFL Draft via mobile devices and tablets — the NFL App, the NFL Network App, the ABC App and the ESPN App.
On computers and laptops, a live stream of the NFL Draft will be available by authentication with participating TV providers at NFL.com/Watch, ESPN.com/Watch and ABC.go.com.
In Canada, the NFL Draft can be streamed live on DAZN, which includes NFL Network coverage and offers a free trial period for new subscribers.
How to live steam the 2020 NFL Draft for free without cable
For the second straight year, the NFL Draft will be shown on ABC in addition to cable networks ESPN and NFL Network. That means anybody with access to ABC, a broadcast TV network, can watch the entirety of the NFL Draft for free without cable.
For those who don’t have access to broadcast TV and wish to stream the NFL Draft for free another way, of the live TV streaming services that carry channels presenting the draft, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV and fuboTV offer free trial options. (You can simply cancel the subscription after the draft and be charged nothing.)
NFL Draft TV schedule 2020
The entirety of the 2020 NFL Draft will broadcast live on three different TV networks — ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. ESPN Deportes also will present a Spanish edition of ESPN’s broadcast.
Anybody with access to broadcast TV (even without cable) can watch the NFL Draft on ABC. All the major cable networks carry both ESPN (Xfinity channel 49) and NFL Network (Xfinity channel 265). The specific ESPN and NFL Network channels for Spectrum, Cox and Optimum cable customers vary based on viewing area.
Radio coverage of the 2020 NFL Draft will be provided by SiriusXM, Westwood One and ESPN Radio. Digital audio coverage of the 2020 NFL Draft will be available via the TuneIn app.
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