Networks & Services Streaming NBA Games in 2017
The NBA is a rising star of a sports league. Viewership numbers are growing year over year while the all-important superstars shine brighter than ever. The NBA is only broadcast on a handful of channels including ESPN, ABC and TNT. Here are several different strategies for watching NBA games online or streaming on official channels’ apps.
|# of NBA Games||Monthly Cost||Free Trial||HD Stream||Cable Required||iOS App||Android App|
|ALL NBA Games Live!||Starting @ $20||Watch 7 Days Free||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|ESPN 1 & 2
Various Featured Games
|No Standalone App Option||Yes, with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|ALL NBA Games Live!||Starting @ $35||Watch 7 Days Free||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Various Featured Games||Free,
|Yes, with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Antenna||Yes||Yes|
|Various Featured Games||No Standalone App Option||Yes, with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Various Featured Games||No Standalone App Option||Yes, with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes||No||No|
Find NBA Games Streaming Online by Team
Streaming logistics can vary from team to team in the NBA so check out the specific guide to your team:
Use a Cable Alternative to Watch NBA Games Online
Because none of the channels broadcasting NBA games have standalone apps available the easiest way to stream a game is to subscribe to a service like Sling or DIRECTV NOW. Both are fairly cheap and their smallest packages will get you streaming access to almost every NBA Game. Their packages change from time to time and each year the NBA renegotiates which stations will broadcast various games but for now, trying one of these services for free is a great way to make sure it will work for your favorite team.
Sling starts at just $20 per month while DIRECTV NOW’s smallest package is $35. Give one of them a try today:
|Sling (7 Days Free)||DIRECTV NOW (7 Days Free)|
|Try Sling TV||Try DIRECTV NOW|
Network Streaming Apps that Stream NBA Games
ESPN, TNT and ABC all have apps that sometimes stream NBA games. For the cable networks you’ll need a login from your provider to access streaming NBA games. For ABC you’ll likely be plagued with blackouts depending on where you’re trying to watch from. These solutions work well if you have a cable provider already like Comcast which basically gives you access to all of your cable channels online via their Xfinity app.
NBA TV is an official channel of the NBA that streams several games a year but you’ll need a cable subscription to stream that channel as well.
Other, Less-than-Legal NBA Live Streams
We don’t recommend using Reddit or other backdoor channels to stream NBA games online. Support the teams and players you love by subscribing to one of the above services.