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How To Watch Monday Night Football Without Cable

Start every week the right way by watching Monday Night Football in prime time.

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If you’re on the hunt for how to watch Monday Night Football this week, Look no further. The Week 7 MNF matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings starts Monday, October 23, at 8:15 pm ET. The game will air on ABC and ESPN, depending on your location.

Diehard football fans who want to catch every minute of the action aren’t limited to cable or satellite services anymore. You can choose from any of the below streaming services to catch Monday Night Football games throughout the rest of this NFL season.

Where to watch Monday Night Football

ESPN is the exclusive home to Monday Night Football, so you’ll need access to ESPN to watch the games. However, four games will air on ABC. The good news is you can get ESPN through a number of sports streaming services, including DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, Fubo, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and more.

Streaming ServiceCost per MonthChannels Free Trial
Hulu + Live TV$76.99+90+No
Sling TV$40+31+No
YouTube TV$72.99+100+Yes

Watch Monday Night Football on DIRECTV STREAM

DIRECTV STREAM has four packages, ranging from more than 75 to over 150 channels. The basic Entertainment package is the most affordable at $79.99 per month and includes ESPN. If Monday Night Football is all you want to watch, that’s the best choice. DIRECTV STREAM offers a five-day free trial so you can test it and a limited time offer that brings the price for the first three months down by $10 each month.

Watch Monday Night Football on Fubo

Fubo started out as a service for watching sports, and that tradition continues to this day. It offers a vast range of channels, though some are gated by geographic location. There are four Fubo packages to choose from, and one Spanish-language channel, which has a smaller channel count. For many people, the Pro plan should be sufficient. At $74.99 per month, Fubo’s Pro plan offers 168 channels, over 1,000 hours of cloud DVR, and 10 devices have simultaneous streaming at home. Fubo includes ESPN and comes with a seven-day free trial.

Watch Monday Night Football on Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV is probably one of the most popular choices for streaming live TV without a cable subscription because it offers more than 90 channels and includes both Disney Plus and ESPN Plus. Hulu + Live TV has one plan with two options. The base option, which includes ads, is $76.99 per month. But, if you don’t stream content often, the ads probably won’t be a bother. (If you do plan to stream a lot of Hulu or Disney content, paying a little extra to go ad-free is a major benefit.) The option without ads costs $82.99 per month. ESPN is one of the basic channels included in Hulu + Live TV, so you won’t need an add-on package to watch it. That said, some of the sports add-ons can provide you with additional niche channels to tune into

Watch Monday Night Football on Sling TV

Sling TV offers two packages — Sling Orange and Sling Blue. Each package costs $40 per month. Sling TV also has a combined Sling Orange & Blue package for $55 per month. The Orange plan focuses more on NCAA football, while the Blue plan prioritizes pro football (and comes with 18 more channels). The good news? You only need Sling Orange to stream ESPN. It’s one of the most budget-friendly ways to watch ESPN without cable, mainly since the Orange plan also includes ESPN2 and ESPN3. However, Sling TV does not come with local channels, so you will not be able to watch the four games on ABC through this service.

Watch Monday Night Football on YouTube TV

YouTube TV comes with many perks, the least of which is an unlimited amount of cloud DVR storage space and more than 100 channels. YouTube TV’s sole plan is $72.99 per month. However, an introductory promotion, you can get the first three months for $64.99 per month. This plan includes ESPN, as well as a plethora of other channels. YouTube TV offers a 20-minute free preview and a 10-day free trial to test out the service. There’s also a Spanish package available for $34.99 per month.

Watch Monday Night Football on Vidgo

Vidgo bills itself as one of the best options for transparency, as it has no hidden contracts or fees. The basic package comes with more than 110 channels, which makes it one of the best value options at $69.99 per month. Pair that with 20 hours of free DVR for the first 90 days and access to ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC (as well as a wide variety of more focused channels), and you’ve got a service that gives you everything you need for your Monday Night Football fix. There’s also a Vidgo Mas Spanish-language package available for $39.99 per month.

Monday Night Football schedule

Sept. 118:15 pmBills at Jets
Sept. 187:15 pmSaints at Panthers
Sept. 188:15 pmBrowns at Steelers
Sept. 257:15 pmEagles at Buccaneers
Sept. 258:15 pmRams at Bengals
Oct. 28:15 pmSeahawks at Giants
Oct. 98:15 pmPackers at Raiders
Oct. 168:15 pmCowboys at Chargers
Oct. 238:15 pm49ers at Vikings
Oct. 308:15 pmRaiders at Lions
Nov. 68:15 pmChargers at Jets
Nov. 138:15 pmBroncos at Bills
Nov. 208:15 pmEagles at Chiefs
Nov. 278:15 pmBears at Vikings
Dec. 48:15 pmBengals at Jaguars
Dec. 118:15 pmPackers at Giants
Dec. 188:15 pmChiefs at Patriots
Dec. 258:15 pmRavens at 49ers


How can I watch Monday Night Football without ESPN?

Twelve of the 16 Monday Night Football games air on ESPN. So, you’ll want to find a service that includes ESPN. If you don’t have cable, you can use one of the live TV streaming services, such as Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, YouTube TV, or Vidgo that include ESPN in their plans.

Which streaming services have Monday Night Football?

Monday Night Football on ESPN is carried by DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, Fubo, Sling TV, YouTubeTV, and Vidgo.

What channel is Monday Night Football on in 2023?

Monday Night Football airs on ESPN, but four games will be broadcasted on ABC.

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