How To Watch Monday Night Football In 2023

By Jim Kimble / Published September 10, 2023

You can watch Monday Night Football on ESPN through seven streaming services. 

DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV carry the necessary channels to watch Monday Night Football and other NFL games live without a cable or satellite TV subscription. 

ESPN is carrying 25 Monday Night Football games this season, including 23 regular season games and two playoff games. The MNF schedule is below.  

Weeks 2, 3, and 14 will have more than one Monday Night Football game on the same night. ESPN Plus and ABC will pick up some of the coverage. 

You can jump down to my summary of how to watch Monday Night Football, check out the weekly schedule, or read through all your latest options for streaming the 2023-24 season.

Only DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo and YouTube TV offer a free trial to watch MNF games. DIRECTV STREAM is offering $10 off per month for three months. Hulu Live TV is discounting service to $49.99 per month for three months in the wake of its dispute with Charter Communications.

What channel is Monday Night Football on?

Monday Night Football is on ESPN. But the 2023-24 NFL season has multiple games happening on Monday Nights. 

There will be 12 games on ESPN+, and 11 on ABC. Some of these MNF games will be simulcasts, others will be exclusive to the network or streaming platform. Here is the Monday Night Football schedule breaking down where and what time you can watch your favorite NFL team.

Monday Night Football Schedule

The 2023-24 Monday Night Football Schedule runs from September to January 2024. All times ET.

Week 1

Bills at Jets (September 11, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes)

Week 2

Saints at Panthers (September 18, 2023 – 7:15 p.m. – ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Browns at Steelers (September 18, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ABC, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes)

Week 3

Eagles at Buccaneers (September 25, 2023 – 7:15 p.m. – ABC, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes)

Rams at Bengals (September 25, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Week 4

Falcons at Jaguars (October 1, 2023 – 9:30 a.m. – ESPN+)

Seahawks at Giants (October 2, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Week 5

Packers at Raiders (October 9, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Week 6

Cowboys at Chargers (October 16, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Week 7

49ers at Vikings (October 23, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Week 8

Raiders at Lions (October 30, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Week 9

Chargers at Jets (November 6, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Week 10

Broncos at Bills (November 13, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Week 11

Eagles at Chiefs (November 20, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ABC, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes)

Week 12

Bears at Vikings (November 27, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Week 13

Bengals at Jaguars (December 4, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Week 14

Packers at Giants (December 11, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ABC, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes)

Titans at Dolphins (December 11, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Week 15

Chiefs at Patriots (December 18, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Week 16

Ravens at 49ers (December 25, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ABC, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes)

Week 17

Lions at Cowboys (December 30, 2023 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ABC, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes)

Week 18

TBD (January 6, 2024 – 4:30 p.m. – ESPN, ABC, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes)

TBD (January 6, 2024 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ABC, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes)

Super Wild Card Weekend

TBD (January 15, 2024 – 8:15 p.m. – ESPN, ABC, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes)

Divisional Weekend

TBD (January 20 or 21, 2024 – TBD – ESPN, ABC, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes)

How to watch Monday Night Football Live Without Cable

All you need to start streaming Monday Night Football games live without cable live is a Smart TV or streaming device. Most live TV streaming services come with a wide variety of sports channels.

ESPN, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, ACC Network (ACCN), Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, SEC Network, FS1, FS2, Longhorn Network, and PAC-12 Network cover professional and college sports.

You will need local broadcast networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX to watch Sunday Night Football, or NFL games on Sunday afternoon. Thursday Night Football is on Amazon Prime or available through a local channel if your local team is playing.

The Spanish-language simulcast for MNF is on ESPN Deportes

Monday Night Football
(photo illustration: The Cord Cutting Report)

Smart TVs by Samsung, Sony Bravia, Vizio and LG support most live TV streaming services. You can use a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast or Apple TV to stream live TV. Game consoles including XBox and PlayStation support watching TV as well. 

Some of these services have a free trial that lasts a week without any obligation. Just remember to cancel before the trial ends if you decide that the streaming service isn’t for you.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV probably has the most comprehensive coverage for NFL games this season with more than 75 TV channels with access to ESPN+. 

ABC, ESPN, CBS Sports Network and SEC Network are included in the channel lineup along with CNN and A&E. You can watch TV on up to two screens at once.

Hulu comes with unlimited DVR storage so you can record sports, news, movies or whatever else you want. Hulu carries local ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC across the U.S.

You get unlimited access to ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand library of movies and TV shows.

New subscribers can currently get Hulu Live TV for $49.99 per month for three months when you sign up. A subscription costs $76.99 per month after that. You can also watch more than 500 college football games on ESPN Plus this year. 

Hulu no longer offers a free trial. You can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.


DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) has ESPN Networks and local channels that carry NFL games in three of its channel packages.

You can sign up for a free 5-day trial on every plan without any obligations.  DIRECTV STREAM is offering $10 off the first three months of service on any plan. 

The Choice plan has more than 105 channels for $99.99 per month. Choice subscribers get a wide selection of 40 regional sports channels, including Bally Sports networks. 

The Ultimate package has more than 140 channels, including locals, and sports channels such as NHL Network. The Ultimate package is $109.99 per month. 

The Premier Package has over 150 channels, including premium channels such as HBO, Cinemax and Showtime. The Premier package is $154.99 per month.

All of these channel lineups are nearly the same as DIRECTV satellite service, but with a slight price difference.

Subscribers can get three months of Max, Showtime, Cinemax and MGM+ for free before the monthly rates kick in.

All subscribers get unlimited hours of Cloud DVR storage and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows. You can watch TV on unlimited screens within your home. 

DIRECTV STREAM works on Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. You can use apps on supported Smart TVs running on Google TV and Android TV. Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want.

You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.


Fubo (formerly fuboTV) offers three plans, Pro, Elite and Premium that caters to football fans watching NFL and NCAA games. 

The Pro channel package costs $74.99 per month and has 167 channels. You can get a free 7-day trial to any plan. 

The channel lineup includes local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in most areas of the U.S. ESPN, Food network, Fox News, HGTV, Big Ten Network, Disney Junior, and Comedy Central are part of the Pro bundle.

The fubo Extra bundle adds 59 more channels for $7.99 per month. It includes NBA TV, INSP, Tennis Channel, MTV Live, MTV Classic, FXM, and Pac 12 Networks.

The Sports Plus bundle adds 32 more channels and costs $10.99 per month. It includes NFL RedZone, all four Stadium networks, Sports Illustrated TV, Golf TV English, Golf TV Spanish, PAC 12 Arizona, PAC 12 Bay Area, PAC 12 Los Angeles, PAC 12 Mountain, PAC 12 Oregon, PAC 12 Washington, FOX College Sports Atlantic, FOX College Sports Pacific, FNTSY, Fight Network and TyC Sports.

All subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage. You can watch TV on 10 screens at once. If you miss a game, you can use fubo’s “look back” feature to watch sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours

The Elite plan is $84.99 per month, and has 65 more sports, news and entertainment channels. The Premier plan has 231 channels, including Showtime, for $94.99 per month

fubo has a library of on-demand content, including movies and TV shows. Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Smart TVs all carry the fubo app.

The fuboTV Elite package adds 60 more channels, including the Pac-12 Network.

Sling TV

Sling TV is the cheapest option to stream NFL football games across multiple cable channels.

The Sling Orange package includes 32 channels, including ESPN and entertainment networks like AMC, A&E, Bravo, and History. A subscription to Sling Orange costs $40 per month. 

The Sling Blue package has 40 channels, including Discovery, NFL Network, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, MSNBC, and Stadium, but doesn’t include ESPN.  

The Sports Extra package adds 15 channels for another $11 per month, including ACC Network, ACCNX, NFL RedZone, SEC Network, SEC Network+, MLB Network, NBA TV, and ESPNU.

Subscribers can get half off for the first month by signing up for a plan.

You can combine Sling Orange and Sling Blue for $55 per month and add the Sports Extra package to maximize your channel lineup.

All subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage. 

Sling TV works on just about any streaming device: Roku, Firestick, Apple TV and even an Xbox. It is supported by Samsung Smart TVs and Smart TVs operating on Android TV or Google TV. Sling TV supports mobile apps for iOS and Android.

There are no hidden fees or contracts if you decide to keep the service. You can look over the latest offer Sling TV has for new and returning customers.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV has 128 channels, including ESPN, NBA TV and local channels for $72.99 per month.

YouTube TV only has one live TV plan.

(Photo credit: Jim Kimble / The Cord Cutting Report)

The YouTube TV base plan carries other key sports channels such as TNT, TBS, SEC Network, ACC Network, FS1, FS2, NFL Network, and MLB Network.

You’ll be able to watch CNN, Golf Channel and FX. Unlimited Cloud DVR is included with a subscription. And you can create up to 6 profiles for a household per account.

The service works with Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield TV, Apple TV and Chromecast. You can get a free 7-day trial, or look over the channel lineup for your area. 


ESPN Plus is carrying close to a dozen NFL games this season.  

A subscription is $10.99 per month. You can watch live games across Smart TVs, streaming devices and smartphones. 

ESPN Plus streams live NCAA football games from FBS conferences including the SEC, Big 12, American, ACC, CUSA, MAC and Sun Belt.

The FCS schools on ESPN+ include the Big Sky, MVFC, Patriot League, Ivy League, Southern, Southland, MEAC, SWAC, ASUN/WAC, the Big South-OVC Football Association and Pioneer.

You can read more about college football on ESPN+ in one of my latest how-to guides.

NFL Plus

The new streaming service NFL+ lets you watch local, in-market games, but only on a smartphone or tablet. You cannot watch Monday Night Football games on TV. 

A basic subscription costs $6.99 per month.

Subscribers also get to live stream NFL Network, and listen to live audio of games outside of their homes. There are also on-demand football programs. NFL+ Premium is $14.99 per month, and includes full game replays, coaches film and NFL RedZone.

You can try NFL+ free for a week before getting billed. There are no contracts and you can cancel the service anytime.

How to Watch Monday Night Football FAQs

These are questions NFL fans ask when searching for ways to watch or stream Monday Night Football games without a TV provider.

How to watch Monday Night Football for free

A select number of MNF games will air on ABC this season, giving cord-cutters a free option to watch their favorite teams on TV.

A TV antenna can get you major broadcasters such as ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC for free. So there are a number of Sunday afternoon and Monday Night games you want to watch for free this season.

New to TV antennas? Read these guides to get started.

Is Monday Night Football on Disney Plus?

Monday Night Football is not on Disney Plus.  You can watch MNF games on ESPN, and about a dozen games are on ESPN+ during the 2023 season. 

How to Watch Monday Night Football in 2023

You can watch Monday Night Football on DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV. 

Only DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo and YouTube TV currently offer a free trial. 

Hulu with Live TV has the most comprehensive bundle for NFL fans. New subscribers can pay $49.99 per month for three months. The regular rate of $76.99 per month kicks in after that. Hulu includes ESPN+ and Disney+ as part of its subscription. 

Sling TV is the cheapest option for MNF games, but is lacking with local networks such as NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC. Antenna users can watch games for free on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. 

 For more news on streaming, how-to guides and reviews, head over to the main page of The Cord Cutting Report or follow the CCR on Google News.

* Note: This article was published September 12, 2022, and has been updated.

Jim Kimble is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016, and serves as the editor.

Major publications, including MarketWatch, Forbes, and South Florida Sun Sentinel, have interviewed Kimble for his years of expertise. He gives advice on the complexities consumers are navigating with streaming options, and over-the-air TV. Kimble has been a staff writer or correspondent for several award-winning, daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe.