The drought in the sports world is officially over with Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft kicking off on Thursday, April 23. The draft will be broadcast live on ESPN, the NFL Network, and ABC. For the first time, the draft will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Cincinnati Bengals will be the first team on the clock when the first round kicks off, with Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow projected to be the No. 1 overall pick.
On Friday night, rounds two and three will take place beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET before the remaining rounds 4 through 7 take place on Saturday.
How can you tune into tonight’s festivities?
All of the information you need to see the first round of the NFL Draft can be seen below.
2020 NFL Draft Viewing Details
Event: Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: ESPN, NFL Network, ABC
How To Live Stream 2020 NFL Draft Online
Your best bet for watching the NFL Draft via a live stream is WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go. ESPN+ is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand content on TVs, computer or mobile device. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes ESPN and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
You can also live stream the event online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV also offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
Watch 2020 NFL Draft On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch today’s draft on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App store or Google Play store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.