What channel is the NFL Draft on? How to watch with and without cable

The NFL Draft has become the league's second most-important event of the calendar, trailing only the Super Bowl.
NFL Draft 2024
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Niner Noise covers the ways fans can tune into the 2024 NFL Draft regardless if they have cable TV or not.

The 2024 NFL Draft is just around the corner, and the event will mark the league's second most-important weekend of the year behind the Super Bowl.

With the weeks and days counting down until Round 1 kicks off, fans will be tuning in from all across the country and from around the world wondering which prospects their respective teams will grab, hoping that each pick winds up being the next perennial Pro Bowler while avoiding the inevitable draft bust.

For the players, it's a moment of anticipation and excitement, reflected in the jubilation and emotion after getting that long-awaited phone call.

Those moments on television are great to watch regardless of what team you're a fan of.

Let's take a look at how fans can watch the 2024 NFL Draft, both with and without cable TV.

When and where is the 2024 NFL Draft?

The 2024 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET from Detroit, Michigan.

The draft lasts three days from April 25 through April 27.

  • Round 1: Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. ET
  • Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 27 at 12 p.m. ET

2024 NFL Draft TV channel

ABC will be the prime TV affiliate covering the draft.

Additionally, NFL Network, ESPN and ESPN Deportes will provide TV coverage nationwide.

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2024 NFL Draft live stream

For fans who prefer to live stream the 2024 draft, fuboTV offers a free seven-day trial for first-time users.

Fans can also stream using YouTube TV, Hulu+ Live TV and Sling TV.

Additionally, Niner Noise will provide coverage and analysis throughout the NFL Draft on all things 49ers-related.

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