How to Watch the ‘2020 NFL Draft’ Online – Live Stream the Event

By Gabriela Vatu / April 23, 2020

We may all be stuck in our homes, but the National Football League continues to hold hope that things will be back to normal by the time the season kicks off, so the 2020 NFL Draft will air soon. We're going to watch the 2020 NFL Draft online, so join us in doing the same.

The NFL Draft won't just serve to help teams get new names to their rosters, but it will also act as a three-day fundraiser for six charities working to fight the spread of COVID-19.

When and Where to Watch the 2020 NFL Draft?

The 2020 NFL Draft is going to be broadcast by ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network between April 23rd and April 25th. ESPN and NFL Network will offer a single presentation on both networks. At the same time, ABC will have its own distinct telecast for rounds 1, 2, and 3, in addition to simulcasting the NFL Network and ESPN telecast of rounds 4 - 7. Basically, they're all broadcasting all three days.

Round Day Time (ET) Networks
1 April 23 8 - 11:30 PM ABC


NFL Network

ESPN Deportes

2 - 3 April 24 7 - 11:30 PM
4 - 7 April 25 12 - 7 PM

How Can I Live Stream the 2020 NFL Draft?

Watching TV online is super easy to do nowadays because there are so many live TV platforms out there to help us out. One of the best platforms for us is Hulu since it features almost all the networks you need, namely ABC and ESPN, while NFL Network is missing. Your 7-day free trial of Hulu now!

There are also several premium networks you can add to your subscription, as well as plenty of channel packs you can get. Plus, when subscribing to Hulu's Live TV service, you also get access to everything they have available On-Demand, so you can enjoy more content. (Note: ABC is one of the channels that broadcast and select markets only, so if you happen to live in an area where you do not get ABC, then you can use a VPN to connect to a server from a different city where the channel is available. You can click here to get all the details on the steps you need to take.)

Here's how you can start your free trial on Hulu:

Other Ways to Watch the 2020 NFL Draft Online

Sling TV - Another service where you will find channels that will allow you to watch the 2020 NFL Draft is Sling TV. This one has three bundles to offer, namely Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue. More specifically, you will find ESPN in the Orange and Orange + Blue bundles, and NFL Network in the Blue and Orange + Blue ones. Sling TV does not feature ABC on its list. You also need to be aware that Orange subscribers can only watch content on one device at a time, Blue subscribers can watch on three devices simultaneously, and Orange + Blue subscribers on four of them. Depending on your preferences, there are also a ton of channel packs that you can add, as well as plenty of premium networks. Watch 3 Days Free on Sling TV Now!

YouTube TV - You will also see YouTube TV among our suggestions because this is where you can find both ABC and ESPN. YouTube TV has a single bundle of networks to offer, and it features a lot of channels you will certainly enjoy. There are no channel packs to get here, but there are a few premium networks you may want to look into. The pretty cool thing about YouTube TV is the fact that all subscribers enjoy unlimited Cloud DVR storage space and three simultaneous streams.

fuboTV - fuboTV is a really cool service that is specifically there to serve sports fans, but it is known that it carries no ABC or ESPN networks. However, you will find NFL Network among the ones in the main bundle, so you should definitely add this one to your list of possible platforms that will help you watch the 2020 NFL Draft. Start your free trial of fuboTV now! They also have loads of channel packs that you can look into, and plenty of premium networks to test out.

How Can I Watch the 2020 NFL Draft When Traveling Outside of the United States?

If you happen to be traveling outside of the United States for any reason whatsoever and want to have access to your live TV platform to watch the NFL Draft, then you will need to do a little bit of tinkering. More specifically, you need to be aware that live TV services and streaming platforms are geo-blocked, so you won't be able to access them freely when abroad. This happens because the contracts these companies signed clearly state they cannot stream content beyond the borders of the United States. It means that as soon as your IP is proven to come from a different country, you will lose access to the platforms you love.

The solution to the problem is to change your IP address, which you can do in a matter of seconds with the right VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN because it's one of the best on the market today, with thousands of servers all over the world and some really great privacy features thanks to the encryption protocols it uses to secure data.

Here's how you can use ExpressVPN to watch the 2020 NFL Draft:

Can I Watch the 2020 NFL Draft Live on the Network's Website?

Yes, that is something that you will be able to do. ABC, ESPN, and the NFL Network all have live streams on their website, so you will be able to access those quite easily. The only thing you need to do is to log into an account by using credentials from your TV provider. The TV provider can be one of the live TV services we just discussed or a cable company for those who haven't cut the cord just yet. (Note: The live streams for these services are all geo-blocked, so you'll need to use a VPN if you want to access them at all when abroad. This is where ExpressVPN steps in to help you watch the content. Click here to see how.)

Can I Watch the 2020 NFL Draft With a TV Antenna?

If you want to watch the NFL Draft with an antenna this year, you can easily do this. TV antennas are cheap to buy, and they're favorites for cord-cutters. Since ABC is one of the last few channels to broadcast over-the-air, this should be super easy to do.

Of course, before you jump at the chance of buying one of these devices, you should check a site like NoCable to figure out whether ABC is even available in your location. On top of this, you'll find out more details about the channels broadcast in your area and how far the broadcast stations are from your location. In this way, you'll know what range you need your device to cover. Make sure also to check the devices we listed above in case any of them have the right features.

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