The 2019–2020 NBA will soon officially get underway. To make the news even better, cord cutters have more options than ever to watch the NBA on Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV. This also includes a way to get NBA TV for just $5 a month as a standalone streaming service.
Here is our guide to watching the NBA on Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV.
ESPN, NBA TV, TNT, & ABC Games
For the big national networks there are three live TV streaming services that carry all of them: Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and AT&T TV NOW. (There are others that have some of the channels, but these three have all of them.)
With these services not only do you get all the cable networks streamed but you also get access to WatchESPN to watch games on ABC if you do not get ABC free over the air or on your streaming service.
Sling TV starts at $25 a month and also offers a 7-day free trial. (You can now also buy NBA League Pass through Sling TV to easily access all the NBA games you want.)
Hulu With Live TV costs just $44.99 ($39 if you already have Hulu on-demand) with a free trial for new customers. (One catch Hulu does not offer NBA TV but does have the most live locals.)
YouTube TV is just $49.99 and includes most locals, NBA TV, ESPN, and TNT.
PlayStation Vue starts at $49.99 a month and offers a 5-day free trial.
AT&T TV NOW starts at $65 a month. (Note you still have a few more weeks to get AT&T TV NOW for $50 but starting November 19th it goes up to $25 a month.) You can also get a 7-day free trial to test out the service before you pay.
My suggestion is to give them all a try and see which one is right for you.
Regional Sports Networks
Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, and AT&T TV NOW all offer regional sports networks including NBC Sports and FOX Sports. The question is do they have the right regional sports network you want in your market. If you want AT&T Sports Net Houston fuboTV is currently your only option.
My suggestion is to test out each service’s free trial and see what they have in your market.
If you live outside of the market for your favorite team, you should check out NBA League Pass. Starting as low as $17.99 a month you can watch all out-of-market games. You can also now pay to add NBA TV with NBA League pass for $6.99 a month or for $59.99 a year working out to be about $5 a month.
If a game is aired in your home market on a national network such as TNT, you will not be able to watch the game live on NBA League Pass and will need to use one of the options listed above. You can find out if your local team will be blacked out HERE.
There you go… NBA basketball has never been so easy to watch.
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