How to Watch Monday Night Football on FireStick

The regular NFL season is currently on a roll, and the prime-time games are back on the TV schedule. NFL games broadcasted on Monday nights are famously known as Monday Night Football, also called MNF in short.

It actually is one of the longest-running prime-time sports events, and it generates millions of viewers even on a weekday.

In case you didn’t know, the NFL 2020 season has several high-profile Monday Night Football games on the schedule, including a doubleheader game.

Despite the underwhelming MNF fixtures last season, the NFL games averaged almost 13 million American viewers, according to the TV ratings. The availability of Monday Night Football games on streaming services has also made a healthy impact on the viewership.

Similar to the previous years, ESPN is the official broadcaster of Monday Night Football games. It is also one of the four major partner networks for NFL broadcasts, followed by CBS, FOX, and NBC.

If you use an Amazon Fire TV device like a Firestick for home streaming, the good news is that it’s possible to stream Monday Night Football on Firestick. For those who are eager to learn how to do it, we have prepared this guide.

Watch Monday Night Football on Firestick with ESPN

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ABC was the primary broadcaster of Monday Night Football games until they were moved to ESPN in 2006. The sports network has been the official broadcaster of MNF games since then.

ESPN’s current multi-year contract with NFL ends in 2021, and the network is likely going to appeal for an extension soon. The network also nationally televises NFL’s all-star game, Pro Bowl, alongside a simulcast on ABC.

The ESPN for Fire TV app accepts TV provider logins, meaning that it’s a TV Everywhere service. You will have to link your cable or satellite pay-TV subscription to the app in order to watch the Monday Night Football on Firestick.

Furthermore, you can stream match replays and highlights, as well as every touchdown and field goal from the most recent Monday Night Football games on-demand via the ESPN for Fire TV app.

You can also choose to follow your favorite NFL teams, and catch up with the latest news and interview clips sourced from ESPN’s group of channels.

Although you can also log in to the app with an ESPN+ subscription, it won’t give you access to the Monday Night Football games. It provides live and on-demand coverage of only off-market matches from select sports leagues.

Install ESPN App to Watch Monday Night Football on Firestick

The ESPN for Fire TV app is available in the official Amazon Appstore. Hence, there’s no need to sideload it. You can follow the steps below to install the app on your Firestick, just in case you are a new user.

  • Visit the Search menu by selecting the hand lens logo above the Fire TV home screen, right next to the Home
  • Now use Voice Search or manually enter “ESPN” with the on-screen keyboard to search for the app. A few autofill results should appear below.
  • Next, choose ESPN for Fire TV from the options in the Search menu.
  • Go to the Apps & Games category on the following page and click the ESPN app logo below under it.

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  • Finally, you can click Get on the ESPN for Fire TV download page to start downloading it. The installation will take less than a minute after the download ends.

Once it’s installed, you can click Open to launch the ESPN for Fire TV app. You can also get access to it from Your Apps & Channels category on the home screen.

In case you don’t see the app, click the See All option below the category to expand it. The ESPN for Fire TV app should show up at the bottom end of the expanded list. You can Move the app tile to the top so that you can access it directly from the Fire TV home screen.

Activate ESPN App on Firestick to watch Monday Night Football Games

Before you try to access the Monday Night Football streams live on Firestick, the ESPN for Fire TV app will prompt you to activate the app first. Assuming that you have a cable or satellite package that includes the ESPN channel, you can follow the steps below.

  • First, open up the ESPN for Fire TV app on your device.
  • After that, highlight and click the cogwheel icon on the top-right corner of the app’s Home page.
  • Now go to Account Information from the settings page, then select the Provider Account Log In The app will generate a unique activation code.
  • Go to espn.com/activate from another device and type in the activation code in the empty field. Click Continue to proceed.

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  • The next page will ask you to choose your TV provider. You can select yours from the list, which will then redirect you to your cable/satellite provider’s login page.
  • Now type in your provider account details in the respective fields and log in to authorize the app’s access to your TV subscription.
  • Click Continue in the ESPN for Fire TV app to verify the activation.

Once you successfully activate the ESPN for Fire TV app, you can stream the Monday Night Football games without any hassle.

You can simply tune in to the 24/7 ESPN channel feed from the BROWSE section on the game day, or search for the game from the Search (magnifying glass) menu.

It should be noted that the ESPN+ and ORIGINALS section in the app will remain locked until you link your ESPN+ subscription to the app, which you won’t need to watch Monday Night Football games on Firestick.

Watch Monday Night Football Games on Firestick without Cable

The ESPN for Fire TV app won’t work if you have already cut the cord. However, you can pick up an over-the-top live TV subscription to tune in to the ESPN channel live on Firestick and watch the Monday Night Football games.

You get a handful of options to choose from, given that ESPN is now available on most of the American live TV streaming services.

Alongside Monday Night Football, you can also catch up with the Thursday and Sunday Night Football games on FOX and NBC, respectively.

You can check out the live TV services below. In addition, we have discussed the plans and features of each of them in detail.

FuboTV (Recommended)

fuboTV’s Family ($64.99/mo) plan gives you access to 110+ channels based on your location. It includes the ESPN channels, as well as CBS, FOX (in 4K), NBC, NFL Network, etc.

You can also stream the Pro Bowl simulcast on ABC. Furthermore, the Family plan bundles 250 hours of cloud DVR space and three simultaneous screens.

AT&T TV NOW

All you need is a $55 monthly PLUS subscription on this service for complete coverage of Monday Night Football games. You also get CBS, FOX, and NBC with the plan, alongside 40+ additional American channels.

The plan also gives you 500 hours of recording time and a streaming limit of up to three devices at once.

Hulu + Live TV

You can get the $54.99/month Hulu + Live TV subscription to watch MNF games on ESPN. Similar to fuboTV, it includes ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and 60+ other channels.

As a bonus, you get to access Hulu’s vast collection of on-demand originals. The subscription also provides 50 hours of DVR, and you can watch it on two devices.

Sling

The Sling Orange plan is what you need to stream Monday Night Football games on Firestick. It’s also the most affordable option in the bunch at $30/month, giving you access to 30+ channels that includes the ESPN network.

Ten hours of cloud storage for DVR is also offered with the plan, but you only get one device stream.

YouTube TV

The $64.99 monthly YouTube TV plan covers 85+ channels. Thanks to its inclusion of ESPN, you get total coverage of Monday Night Football games.

Note that the plan also includes ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, and a vast lineup of additional sports channels. Furthermore, you get unlimited DVR functionality and three simultaneous streams with YouTube TV.

Summing Up

There’s plenty of options to watch Monday Night Football on Firestick, whether you have a pay-TV subscription or not.

Bear in mind that you can link your AT&T TV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling, or YouTube TV subscription with the ESPN for Fire TV app and enjoy uninterrupted access to the MNF streams.

You can install the mentioned apps and services on other Fire TV devices as well, including the 3rd-gen Fire TV, 1st/2nd-gen Fire TV Cube, and Amazon Fire TV Edition smart TVs/soundbars.

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