How to Watch Monday Night Football Live Stream

Cut the cord? No worries – you can still catch the game

The streaming options to watch Monday Night football are diverse, so even if you don't get ESPN, there's no reason to miss any of these exciting games.

Streaming services like SlingTV include ESPN in many of their plans, an excellent option for cord-cutters. If you have a cable or satellite subscription, the easiest way to stream Monday Night Football is to use the ESPN website on your computer or the WatchESPN app on your mobile device.

See our guides to Sunday Night Football and Thursday Night Football for details on those games.

Monday Night Football Details

Season start: September 12, 2021

Time: 8:20PM EST

Channel: NFL Network, NBC

Stream: NFL Network, NBC, Amazon Prime Video, Twitch

How to Watch the Official ESPN Monday Night Football Livestream

ESPN not only has the rights to broadcast Monday Night Football, but they also have the rights to stream it. That means if you have a subscription to a qualifying cable or satellite television provider, you can watch an official stream of every single Monday Night Football game right on your computer.

To watch Monday Night Football online:

  1. Use your favorite web browser to navigate to espn.com/watch.

    ESPN Watch page
  2. Select any premium video or live stream.

    Premium Live stream on ESPN Watch
  3. Select your cable or satellite provider from the list.

    Provider logo for premium Live ESPN content
  4. Sign in to your provider. Select Continue.

  5. Return to espn.com/watch on game day and select the Monday Night Football game to watch it live.

This process is straightforward if your television provider is the same as your internet provider, as the system is capable of automatically validating your connection. If you aren't at home or have separate internet and television providers, you will need to make sure that you know the username and password for your cable or satellite television account.

Once you have successfully validated your cable or satellite information on the ESPN website, you will be able to watch any premium live or previously recorded video that you want.

If you aren't on your home network, you will need to log in manually.

Live Stream ESPN Monday Night Football on Your Phone

In addition to letting you stream Monday Night Football directly from their website, ESPN also has an app that allows you to watch games on your phone, tablet, and other compatible devices.

Like the ESPN website, the WatchESPN app requires a valid cable or satellite television subscription if you want to watch premium content.

To stream Monday Night Football through the WatchESPN app:

  1. Download and install the ESPN Live Sports & Scores app on your phone, tablet or other compatible device.

  2. Launch and login to the ESPN Live Sports & Scores app.

  3. Tap on the Gear icon.

    ESPN: Live Sports & Scores in App Store, ESPN icon on home screen, Gear icon
  4. Tap Manage TV Provider.

  5. Select your cable or satellite provider from the list.

    TV Provider selection screen, DirecTV screen
  6. Tap Continue. If your device isn't connected to your home Wi-Fi network, you will need to provide your cable or satellite username and password manually.

  7. Tap the icon (three dots.)

  8. Search for Monday Night Football, and choose a game.

If you open the app on game day, you can tap directly on the Monday Night Football game from the main screen to stream it live.

How to Stream Monday Night Football Without an ESPN Subscription

Since ESPN is the only company authorized to broadcast or stream Monday Night Football, the only official way to watch Monday Night Football online is through ESPN.

If you are a cord cutter without a valid cable or satellite television subscription, you have a few other options.

  1. Subscribe to a live television streaming service that includes ESPN.
  2. Use Ace Stream to stream each game individually.
  3. Look for working Monday Night Football streams on unofficial streaming sites.

What Television Streaming Services Include ESPN?

Many different companies provide live TV streams like Hulu and YouTube, but they don't always include ESPN.

Here are some options to look at if you're willing to pay to stream ESPN for Monday Night Football:

  • Sling TV - All three plans include ESPN. If you're mainly interested in ESPN, go for Sling Orange, which is the cheapest option. This is the cheapest streaming plan of any service that includes ESPN. You can get a free trial of Sling TV here if you'd like to try it out.
  • DirecTV Now - Every plan includes ESPN, so it's safe to go with the Live a Little plan, their cheapest option.
  • Hulu with Live TV - The basic subscription includes ESPN.
  • YouTube TV - The basic package includes ESPN.

Sports-centric streaming platform fuboTV does not include ESPN in any of its packages. While fuboTV is great for sports lovers, do not subscribe if you intend to watch Monday Night Football.

Free Online Sports Sites to Stream Monday Night Football

If you have exhausted all of your other options to watch Monday Night Football, then you may want to look for an unofficial stream on an aggregator site. These sites post links to all sorts of games, from every sport imaginable, so they usually have Monday Night Football streams.

For more information about these and other similar sites, check out our full guide to streaming free sports online.

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