How to Watch Monday Night Football Live Stream

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

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You can stream Monday Night Football from ESPN on your phone, tablet, computer, or television with a compatible device.

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Monday Night Football is on ESPN again in 2018, with a full 17 games slated to air over the first 16 weeks of the season. Week one will feature two games, with one being Jon Gruden's long-anticipated return to coaching, and there will be no Monday Night Football on week 17 due to potential playoff implications.

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

If you have a cable or satellite subscription, then 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.

Streaming services like SlingTV include ESPN in many of their plans, which is a great option for cord cutters. You can also stream every game of Monday Night Football through Ace Stream, or a variety of unofficial streaming sites, if you're willing to deal with lower quality.

Monday Night Football 2018 Dates, Times and Channel:

Date: Every Monday from 9/10 through 12/24, 2018
Time: Varies, most games start at 8:15 p.m. (EST)
Channel: ESPN
Official Stream: WatchESPN

How to Watch the Official ESPN Monday Night Football Livestream

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If you have a valid cable or satellite subscription, you can stream Monday Night Football on the ESPN website.

ESPN not only has the rights to broadcast Monday Night Football, 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.
  2. Click on any premium video or live stream.
  3. Select your cable or satellite provider from the list.
  4. Click Continue.
    1. Note: If you aren't on your home network, you will need to log in manually.
  5. Return to espn.com/watch on game day and click on the Monday Night Football game to watch it live.

This process is extremely easy 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 you 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.

Live Stream ESPN Monday Night Football on Your Phone

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The WatchESPN app allows you to stream Monday Night Football to your iPhone, Android phone, tablet, or compatible device.

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 WatchESPN app on your phone, tablet or other compatible device.
  2. Launch the WatchESPN app.
  3. Tap on the icon (three dots.)
  4. Tap Choose Provider.
  5. Select your cable or satellite provider from the list.
  6. Tap Continue.
    1. Note: 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.
    1. Note: If you open the app on game day, you will be able to 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 that is 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, then you have a few other options.

  1. Subscribe to an 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?

Live streaming television sites are subscription-based services that can help cord cutters replace cable and satellite television. There are a lot of different companies that provide this service, including familiar names like Hulu and YouTube, but they don't all 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, to include ESPN.
  • PlayStation Vue - Every plan includes ESPN, so choose the basic Core plan if that's all you're interested in.
  • DirecTV Now - Every plan includes ESPN, so it's safe to go with the Live a Little plan, which is their cheapest option.
  • Hulu with Live TV - The basic subscription includes ESPN.
  • YouTube TV - The basic package includes ESPN.
Important: 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 your intention is to watch Monday Night Football.

Using Ace Stream and Reddit to Watch Monday Night Football Online

If you don't want to pay for a streaming service, and you're willing to put up with lower video quality, then Ace Stream is another option for streaming online sports like Monday Night Football. This program relies on other fans to stream games, so it can be difficult to locate streams, and the quality can be either very good or very bad depending on a number of factors that are beyond your control.

To stream Monday Night Football with Ace Stream, you need to download and install Ace Stream. For more in depth instructions, check out our full guide to watching sports online with Ace Stream.

Once you have Ace Stream installed, you will need to look for a valid content ID for the game you want to watch. The best place to find good Ace Stream content IDs is the NFLStreams subreddit, although you can simply use your favorite search engine if you prefer.

Note: The r/NFLStreams Subreddit is also a good source for unofficial Monday Night Football streams that don't require Ace Stream to watch, so keep an eye out for those as well.

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.

Here are some sites where you might find Monday Night Football streams:

  • Stream2Watch
  • FromHot
  • Bosscast
  • Cricfree

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

Important: Sites that host unofficial streams for Monday Night Football, and other sports, often include ads that may be misleading or malicious. Before you watch a game on one of these sites, you may want to enable a good ad blocker. Never download anything from any of these sites. If prompted to update Flash or Java, do not download anything directly from one of these sites, as doing so may infect your computer with malware.

The Full Monday Night Football 2018 Schedule

Monday Night Football kicks off on September 10th with two games, and it runs through the entire season. Every single game is broadcast, and streamed, by ESPN.

If you want to make sure that you don't miss your favorite teams and matchups, here is the full Monday Night Football schedule for 2018:

  • Week 1, Sept. 10: Jets at Lions, 7:10 p.m.
  • Week 1, Sept. 10: Rams at Raiders, 10:20 p.m.
  • Week 2, Sept. 17: Seahawks at Bears, 8:15 p.m.
  • Week 3, Sept. 24: Steelers at Buccaneers, 8:15 p.m.
  • Week 4, Oct. 1: Chiefs at Broncos, 8:15 p.m.
  • Week 5, Oct. 8: Redskins at Saints, 8:15 p.m.
  • Week 6, Oct. 15: 49ers at Packers, 8:15 p.m.
  • Week 7, Oct. 22: Giants at Falcons, 8:15 p.m.
  • Week 8, Oct. 29: Patriots at Bills, 8:15 p.m.
  • Week 9, Nov. 5: Titans at Cowboys, 8:15 p.m.
  • Week 10, Nov. 12: Giants at 49ers, 8:15 p.m.
  • Week 11, Nov. 19: Chiefs at Rams (Mexico City), 8:15 p.m.
  • Week 12, Nov. 26: Titans at Texans, 8:15 p.m.
  • Week 13, Dec. 3: Redskins at Eagles, 8:15 p.m.
  • Week 14, Dec. 10: Vikings at Seahawks, 8:15 p.m.
  • Week 15, Dec. 17: Saints at Panthers, 8:15 p.m.
  • Week 16, Dec. 24: Broncos at Raiders, 8:15 p.m.