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When Hornets fans cut the cord they have to choose between fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, ESPN+, AT&T TV Now and YouTube TV. But which one’s best? Flixed’s guide to watching the Charlotte Hornets will help you decide.

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Watch the Charlotte Hornets on fuboTV

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Even though fuboTV’s claim to fame is sports coverage, it isn’t a great way to watch NBA basketball. Neither ESPN or ABC are available. Still, fuboTV’s support for other sports and its basic cable lineup may be of interest.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages 

Whichever plan you choose, you’ll get an even split between sports-centric channels and traditional cable channels.

Standard
7-day free trial
$54.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

30 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Family
7-day free trial
$59.99+/ month

92 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Entertainment
7-day free trial
$69.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Ultra
7-day free trial
$79.99/ month

113 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME included

Sports Plus add-on

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*Note that in order to see the Family, Entertainment, and Ultra plans, you need to first press "Start Free Trial." After you create an account, you'll see all of these plans.

Learn more about fuboTV’s pricing and packages here.

fuboTV Channels

All subscription plans include NBA TV and TNT. However, neither ESPN or ABC is available on fuboTV.

Learn more about fuboTV’s channel lineup here.

fuboTV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

Without support for WSOC, Hornets fans in Charlotte may take a pass on fuboTV. However, Fox Sports Southeast is part of the lineup. Beyond the Charlotte market, fuboTV’s support for local TV is best for NBC stations, less so for Fox and CBS stations and nonexistent for ABC stations.

Learn more about fuboTV’s local channels here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

The fuboTV app is widely available.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Samsung televisions as well as devices based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Explorer, Safari.

You can learn more about fuboTV’s device support here.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

At all of the premium levels, you can have as many as 3 devices streaming fuboTV at the same time. Only the entry-level plan has a 2-device limit.

You can learn more about fuboTV’s simultaneous streams here.

fuboTV DVR

At the entry level, you can record up to 30 hours of content. The other plans have a 300-hour capacity.

Learn more about fuboTV’s DVR feature here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

In addition to on-demand content from each channel, fuboTV stocks sports-themed films and its original programming.

Learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library here.

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Watch the Charlotte Hornets on Hulu with Live TV

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The lack of NBA TV is the only thing keeping Hulu with Live TV from being the perfect Hornets streaming option. In addition to the live TV lineup, Hulu’s huge on-demand library comes with the subscription.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages 

70 channels and thousands of on-demand titles make Hulu with Live TV an interesting choice for the whole family.

Hulu + Live TV
7-Day Free Trial
$54.99/ month

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

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Learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s pricing and packages here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

ESPN and TNT — but not NBA TV — are part of Hulu’s basic cable lineup.

Learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s channel lineup here.

Hulu with Live TV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

In the Charlotte area, ABC channel 9 and Fox Sports Southeast are both available.

Learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s local channels here.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

The Hulu app is available on almost every streaming device.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Echo Show and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain Samsung, LG and Vizio televisions as well as some devices based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV or Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari.

For more information about Hulu with TV’s device support, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

You can upgrade from the standard 2-device streaming limit to unlimited use on your home network.

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s simultaneous streaming, click here.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

You can also upgrade the 50-hour DVR to a 200-hour capacity.

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s cloud DVR, click here.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

With thousands of on-demand titles from hundreds of TV channels, the Hulu on-demand library can’t be beaten.

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library, click here.

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Watch the Charlotte Hornets on Sling TV

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Sling TV is best seen as a supplement for traditional over-the-air broadcast TV. If you use a TV antenna, it’s a great choice. If not, then not so much.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages 

Sling Orange is an inexpensive option if you just want to watch basketball. Getting both Sling Orange and Sling Blue provides a complete lineup of basic cable channels.

Sling Orange
Limited time offer
$20.00/ month

30+ channels

ESPN

$20 for your first month

1 simultaneous stream.

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Sling Blue
Limited time offer$20.00/ month

45+ channels

ESPN

$20 for your first month

3 simultaneous streams

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Sling Orange + Blue
Limited time offer
$35.00/ month

50+ channels

ESPN

$35 for your first month

4* simultaneous streams

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* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

Learn more about Sling TV’s pricing and packages here.

Sling TV Channels

ESPN and TNT are included with Sling Orange, but you’ll have to get an upgrade pack to get NBA TV.

Learn more about Sling TV’s channel lineup here.

Sling TV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

Other than Fox affiliate, WJZY, Sling TV doesn’t carry Charlotte’s local TV stations. You won’t get Fox Sports Southeast either. For most of the country, local and regional TV just isn’t an option with Sling TV.

Learn more about Sling TV’s support for local channels here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

There are quite a few devices supported by Sling TV.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Facebook Portal and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Models based on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Also, certain models from LG and Samsung.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Amazon Fire tablets, Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One and Oculus Go.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Edge.

For more information about Sling TV device support, click here.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

You can only use 1 device at a time with Sling Orange, but up to 3 devices at a time with Sling Blue.

Learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streaming here.

Sling TV DVR

The standard cloud DVR that comes with each Sling TV subscription plan only lets you record ten hours of content. You can expand that limit to fifty hours for an extra monthly fee.

Learn more about Sling TV’s DVR here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Each channel populates the on-demand library.

Learn more about Sling TV’s on-demand library here.

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Watch the Charlotte Hornets on ESPN+

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An ESPN+ subscription plan doesn’t unlock all of ESPN’s content, but it does let you watch events that the ESPN channels don’t carry.

ESPN+ Pricing and Packages 

Even though it isn’t all-ESPN-all-the-time, an ESPN+ subscription is quite a deal.

ESPN+
Monthly Plan
$4.99/ month

NHL and MLB games

Exclusive distributor of UFC PPV events.

ESPN+ Originals

3 simultaneous streams

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ESPN+
Annual Plan - 2 Months Free!
$49.99/ Year

NHL and MLB games

Exclusive distributor of UFC PPV events.

ESPN+ Originals

3 simultaneous streams

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Learn more about ESPN+ pricing and packages here.

ESPN+ Channels

You can use the ESPN app to watch the content from ESPN+, but you’ll need a pay-TV subscription to watch the ESPN channels.

ESPN+ Supported Devices

ESPN supports most streaming platforms.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and Xaomi Mi TV.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Models based on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Also, certain models from LG and Samsung.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Amazon Fire tablets, Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One and Oculus Go.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Edge.

For more information about ESPN+ device support, click here.

ESPN+ Simultaneous Streams

ESPN+ limits simultaneous streaming to 3 devices.

Learn more about simultaneous streaming on ESPN+ here.

ESPN+ DVR

You don’t get a DVR with ESPN+.

ESPN+ On-Demand Library

Replays of most games are available for a limited time. You also get ESPN+ original content.

Learn more about the ESPN+ on-demand library here.

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Watch the Charlotte Hornets on YouTube TV

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The best option for watching the Hornets is YouTube TV. In addition to support for all the basketball-supporting channels, you get a great lineup and premium features.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages 

For only $50 per month, you get more than 70 channels. 

Learn more about YouTube TV’s pricing here.

YouTube TV Channels

YouTube TV’s lineup includes ESPN, NBA TV and TNT.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s channel lineup here.

YouTube TV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

You also get local ABC affiliates and Fox Sports Southeast in the Carolinas.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s local channels here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

YouTube TV is available on most streaming platforms.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain models from HiSense, LG, Samsung, Sharp and Vizio as well as televisions based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s device support here.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

The streaming limit is 3 devices at the same time.

Learn more about simultaneous streaming on YouTube TV here.

YouTube TV DVR

As many as 6 people on an account can have their own DVR lineups. Even better, each person can record as much content as they want. YouTube TV will wait nine months before erasing the recordings.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s cloud DVR features here.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

YouTube Originals and YouTube’s user-generated content are also available through the live TV service.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s on-demand library here.

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Watch the Charlotte Hornets on AT&T TV Now

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If you’re willing to pay some of the highest prices in the streaming business, AT&T TV Now supports all channels that carry the NBA.

AT&T TV Now Pricing and Packages 

The two featured subscriptions don’t include all the channels you need to watch basketball. Instead, you need to pay at least $110 for the Choice plan.

Plus
7-day free trial
$50.00/ month

45+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO
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Max
7-day free trial
$70.00/ month

60+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO + Cinemax
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*Note that AT&T TV Now offers several other plans that are hidden until you click to sign up.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s pricing and packages here.

AT&T TV Now Channels

Choice and the more expensive options include ESPN, NBA TV and TNT.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s channel lineup here.

AT&T TV Now Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

Most markets can get their local ABC and regional Fox Sports stations, but you’ll have to join AT&T TV Now to know whether your stations are available.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s local channels here.

AT&T TV Now Supported Devices

AT&T TV Now apps are available on many devices, but Roku owners are out of luck. The two companies failed to renew their business agreement. As a result, the AT&T TV Now app vanished from the Roku Channel Store.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Chromecast.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Samsung televisions as well as devices based on Amazon Fire TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari.

You can learn more about AT&T TV Now’s device support here.

AT&T TV Now Simultaneous Streams

For the most part, AT&T TV Now subscribers can use three devices simultaneously on their accounts. Anyone paying less than $65 for their monthly subscriptions – primarily legacy subscribers from the DirecTV Now days – can only use two devices at the same time.

Learn more about simultaneous streaming on AT&T TV Now here.

AT&T TV Now DVR

For much of its existence, AT&T TV Now has had one of the weakest cloud DVR features in the industry. In early 2020, the streaming service upgraded its subscribers to a full five hundred hours of recording capacity.

The $65 minimum monthly subscription applies to this as well. Pay anything below that limit and you’ll only get twenty hours of recording capacity.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s DVR feature here.

AT&T TV Now On-Demand Library

Recently-aired episodes from each channel are available on-demand.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s on-demand library here.

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How to Watch the Charlotte Hornets on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch the Charlotte Hornets on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, ESPN+, AT&T TV Now and YouTube TV. Canadians can watch Sportsnet Now on Amazon Fire TV.

How to Watch the Charlotte Hornets on Roku

You can watch the Charlotte Hornets on Roku with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, ESPN+ and YouTube TV.

How to Watch the Charlotte Hornets on Apple TV

You can watch the Charlotte Hornets on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, ESPN+, AT&T TV Now and YouTube TV. In Canada, you can watch TSN Direct and Sportsnet Now on Apple TV.

Watch the Charlotte Hornets on NBA League Pass

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NBA League Pass lets you stream out-of-market basketball games throughout the season and post-season. It’s an even better deal for Canadians since it includes all games played outside Toronto.

Most streaming platforms have the NBA League Pass app.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Televisions based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, or Roku
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Any modern browser.

Watch the Charlotte Hornets in Canada

Canadians have fewer live TV streaming options, but they can subscribe to the two major sports networks.

Sportsnet Now

Sportsnet Now is one option for when the Hornets and other teams play the Raptors in Toronto. Monthly subscriptions cost $28 for people without cable.

TSN Direct

TSN Direct lets you watch basketball games played outside Canada. The monthly cost is $20 without a pay-TV provider.

RDS Go

For French-speaking Canadians, RDS provides coverage of basketball and other sports. However, it requires a cable subscription.

 

Chris Casper is a former tech industry product manager who escaped from California for New Mexico. Now he writes about science and tech while searching for the perfect green chile sauce.