Networks and Channels Streaming the Raptors in 2017

The Toronto Raptors are a well-known, Canadian professional basketball team based out of the city of Toronto, Ontario.  The Raptors actually compete in the NBA, as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Atlantic Division along with the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, and New York Knicks.  The team was established relatively recently as NBA teams go, getting started in 1995, along with the Vancouver Grizzlies, as part of the NBA’s expansion up into Canada.  When the Grizzlies relocated to Memphis, Tennessee to become the Memphis Grizzlies in the year 2001, the Raptors became the only Canadian-based team in the NBA, and it still is to this day too.  They originally played their home games at the SkyDome in that area, before later on moving eastward along Bremner Boulevard to the Air Canada Centre in the year of 1999.

Streaming
Service
# of Raptors Games Monthly Cost Free Trial HD Stream Cable Required iOS App Android App
ALL Raptors Games Live! No Standalone App Option Yes, with Sling/DTVN Yes Not with Sling/DTVN  No No
sling_television ALL Raptors Games Live! Starting @ $20 Watch 7 Days Free Yes No Yes Yes
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Various Featured Games
No Standalone App Option Yes, with Sling/DTVN Yes Yes Yes Yes
DTV-Now ALL Raptors Games Live! Starting @ $35 Watch 7 Days Free Yes No Yes Yes
Various Featured Games Free,
Restricted
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

Watching the Toronto Raptors Play Against the Competition on Local, Cable Television

Local fans of the Toronto Raptors in the Toronto area generally speaking watch the Toronto Raptors on local, cable television networks.  For the Toronto Raptors, the best network to tune into to watch them is on NBA TV Canada.  NBA TV Canada has the games themselves, plus all of the other goodies too such as pre game discussions, post-game recaps, live action minute by minute commentary, sideline analysis, and sideline and on court reporting too.

Watching the Toronto Raptors Online and Streaming

There is an alternative to cable TV that has become quite popular lately.  This is online, streaming websites that host NBA games.  Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW are the forerunners of this, and these sites between the two of them host literally all of the NBA teams and their games.  The online, streaming websites are much cheaper than cable TV is too, with Sling TV offering services for only about twenty dollars a month, and with DIRECTV NOW offering subscriptions for as low as thirty-five dollars too.  These sites deliver excellent, HD quality content too, making their shows quite excellent and pleasant.  To top it off, both Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW offer seven day free trials, so you can try their services before you buy them.  

Sling starts at just $20 per month while DIRECTV NOW’s smallest package is $35 and both include ALL Raptors games. Give one of them a try today:

Sling (7 Days Free) DIRECTV NOW (7 Days Free)
 Try Sling TV Try DIRECTV NOW

Watching Primetime, Showcase & Playoff Raptors Games Online

The Toronto Raptors primetime, showcase, and playoff games can be found on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, TNT and NBA TV.  Be sure you check the service before you pay for it though, to ensure that it has the content you are looking for.