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How to Watch the 2023 NFL Draft Live on Any Device

Football fans, are you ready for one of the most exciting sporting events of the year? The 2023 NFL Draft is almost here!

Taking place from April 27-29 in Kansas City, Missouri, the NFL Draft is your chance to see the next crop of superstar players get selected by their new teams. Let‘s dive into everything you need to know to live stream the draft at home or on the go.

When and Where is the 2023 NFL Draft?

The 87th NFL draft will be held in Kansas City for the first time ever. Here‘s the schedule:

  • Thursday, April 27: Round 1 starts at 8:00pm ET
  • Friday, April 28: Rounds 2-3 start at 7:00pm ET
  • Saturday, April 29: Rounds 4-7 start at 12:00pm ET

All draft events will take place at Union Station in downtown Kansas City. This historic train station opened in 1914 and now hosts restaurants, shops and science exhibits.

Prospects will take the iconic stage when their names are called and pose for pictures with the commissioner. Diehard fans can also attend the free NFL Draft Experience throughout the week for autographs, games and so much more.

How Does the NFL Draft Work?

The draft is when NFL teams take turns selecting amateur college football players to join their franchises. Teams pick in reverse order of their finish from the previous season, so weaker teams get access to top talent.

There are 7 rounds and 262 total picks. Thirty-two picks are made in Round 1, with each team getting one selection. Rounds 2 and 3 have 64 picks, while Rounds 4 through 7 consist of 192 picks.

Teams can trade draft picks to move up or down the draft order. They can also be awarded "compensatory picks" for losing valued free agents. This year‘s draft has been expanded to include additional compensatory picks.

Here is the full order for Round 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft:

  1. Chicago Bears
  2. Houston Texans
  3. Arizona Cardinals

And so on…through pick 32.

What TV Channels Will Air the Draft?

The draft will be broadcast over three major TV channels, divided as follows:

  • ABC will televise Rounds 1-3 on Thursday and Friday
  • ESPN will cover all seven rounds from Thursday through Saturday
  • NFL Network will also broadcast all picks

So whether you prefer ESPN‘s expert analysis or the NFL Network‘s insider access, you‘ll be able to tune in across these cable networks.

Streaming the NFL Draft Without Cable

Don‘t have paid TV service? Not a problem! Football fans can live stream the entire 2023 NFL Draft on tons of devices without cable.

fuboTV (FREE 7-Day Trial)

The sports-focused streaming service fuboTV offers a free 7-day trial so you can watch Round 1 online for free. No cable required!

Supported devices: Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, Android, web browsers


Use your TV provider login (like YouTube TV credentials) to access a live draft stream in the NFL app on your streaming player or mobile device.

Supported devices: Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, Android


Sign in to the ESPN app with your live TV provider info to stream all seven rounds live.

Supported devices: Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, Android

OTA Antenna (ABC)

Since ABC will air the first two days, an over-the-air antenna can pull in the local broadcast to watch for free!

Supported devices: Any TV with antenna tuning

Sports Streaming Sites

There are also sports streaming sites that may offer free NFL Draft streams. These aren‘t licensed officially and may have unreliable streams. Use at your own discretion.

Now let‘s go over how to live stream the 2023 NFL Draft on the most popular devices:

Fire TV Stick & Fire TV

  1. Download the fuboTV, NFL or ESPN app from the Amazon Appstore
  2. Open the app and find the NFL Draft live stream
  3. Sign in with your credentials or start a free trial
  4. Enjoy the draft in crystal clear HD!

Roku Devices

  1. Add the fuboTV, NFL or ESPN channel on your Roku
  2. Launch the channel and select the NFL Draft live stream
  3. Input your login info or sign up for the free trial
  4. Watch all 7 rounds directly on your Roku!

Apple TV

  1. Get the fuboTV, NFL or ESPN app from the Apple TV App Store
  2. Open the app and go to the live NFL Draft stream
  3. Enter your provider credentials to sign in
  4. Sit back and enjoy the draft on your big screen!

iOS and Android Phones & Tablets

  1. Install the fuboTV, NFL or ESPN app from the App Store/Google Play Store
  2. Launch the app and find the NFL Draft live stream
  3. Sign in with your account or free trial
  4. You can now watch the draft anywhere on mobile!

And there you have it! With so many streaming options, anyone can easily watch the 2023 NFL Draft live online without expensive cable.

Get ready for three intense days of innovative picks, unpredictable trades, and edge-of-your-seat announcements. Who will your favorite team choose? There‘s only one way to find out!

With this handy guide, you‘ll be streaming the NFL Draft live in no time. Let me know if you have any other questions, and enjoy the big event!


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