You can watch NBA games without cable with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV or YouTube TV. In this article, we’ll help you decide which streaming option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch NBA Games on fuboTV

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fuboTV is a great option if you like sports that most streaming services don’t carry, but the fact that fuboTV doesn’t carry ESPN or TNT means that you’ll miss some NBA games.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages

The fubo Standard package comes with around 90 channels, depending on where you live. Various add-on packs let you get even more channels. One of the best channel pack deals is fubo Extra, which costs just a few dollars more and gives you access to 30 more 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.

To learn more about fuboTV’s pricing and packages, click here.

fuboTV Channels

Roughly half of the channels in the basic lineup are sports channels, many of which are not carried by competing streaming services. However, fuboTV doesn’t carry ESPN or TNT. To make up for the lack of ESPN, fuboTV has produced a new channel called fubo Sports Network. 

To learn more about fuboTV’s channels, click here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

fuboTV has above average device support. Pretty much every popular hardware platform that cord-cutters use has a cooresponding fuboTV app.

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s device support.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

fuboTV lets you watch TV on two devices at once. If you have a larger number of people you intend to share your account with, you upgrade to three streams for an extra monthly fee.

To learn more about fuboTV’s simultaneous streaming policy, check here.

fuboTV DVR

fuboTV offers a cloud DVR service, which lets you record up to 30 hours of video without any additional costs. The Cloud DVR Plus add-on costs extra but boosts your recording limit to a rather impressive 500 hours.

To learn more about fuboTV’s DVR, click here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

fuboTV’s on-demand library isn’t huge, but it has a decent amount of content.

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library.

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Watch NBA games on Hulu With Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV comes with not only 50+ live TV channels but also a huge on-demand library. It has all the channels that air NBA games except NBA TV.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

Hulu with Live TV’s core package is designed to appeal to a wide range of TV interests. It costs about the same as fuboTV and other streaming services.

Hulu + Live TV
7-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

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To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s pricing, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

Hulu with Live TV’s base plan has a wide variety of popular cable TV channels. Sports channels you can get through Hulu with Live TV include CBS Sports, ESPN, ESPNU and ESPN Bases Loaded– and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. NBA TV is not available through Hulu with Live TV, though.

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s channel options.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu with Live TV supports all the most popular TV devices. The app catalog covers just about all of them, from Amazon Fire TV to Chromecast and more.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s supported devices, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

The default account sharing limit is two simultaneous streams. However, Hulu’s Unlimited Screens add-on lets you stream to an unlimited number of devices on your home network. No other streaming service offers unlimited streams.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s simultaneous streaming policy, click here.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

A robust 50-hour cloud DVR comes free with the basic subscription. Your storage capabilities can also be increased up to 200 hours with the Enhanced Cloud DVR add-on.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR storage options, click here.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

Hulu with Live TV’s best feature is its huge on-demand catalog.

You can learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library by checking here.

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Watch NBA Games on Sling TV

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Sling TV was one of the forerunners that helped create today’s competitive streaming service industry. It’s still one of the most customizable cable TV alternatives out there. NBA fans will appreciate that Sling TV carries all of the channels you need to catch all the NBA games.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

Sling TV offers three options for new subscribers. You can choose between two base plans or get both base plans for a discounted price. Both base plans cost the same. You can get NBA TV through Sling by purchasing the Sports Extra add-on. The NBA Team Pass lets you watch all the games that your favorite team is involved in, regardless of where you live. This makes Sling TV one of the best options for fans of a specific NBA team.

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.

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

Sling Blue and Sling Orange both come with around 30 channels. Both base plans have TNT. However, you’ll probably need to use your TV antenna to catch some games, since Sling TV doesn’t have great local TV station coverage. The Sports Extra add-on has NBA TV and all kinds of other great sports channels.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV has great device support, perhaps because it’s been around the block. The streaming service was one of the first ones to hit the market.

Check here for more info on Sling TV’s supported devices.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

With Sling Blue, you get three simultaneous streams. However, Sling Orange channels can only be streamed to one device at a time. That restrictive policy doesn’t change, even if you get both Sling Orange and Sling Blue.  

To learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Sling TV DVR

Sling TV’s newly revamped DVR has helped compensate for some recent price increases. The original version of the DVR was very limited and you had to pay to use it. Now, you get ten free hours when you join and all of the annoying recording restrictions– like the fact that you couldn’t record ESPN before– have been lifted.

To learn more about Sling TV’s DVR, check here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV does have an on-demand content library, but it’s somewhat limited compared to some streaming services.

Click here to learn more about Sling TV’s on-demand library.

Watch NBA Games on YouTube TV

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If you don’t have a TV antenna, YouTube TV could be your best option for cutting the cord. One of the best things about Google’s YouTube TV is the fact that it has great support for local NBC, FOX, CBS and ABC affiliates. That means you’ll most likely be able to catch the NBA games that ABC carries. In addition, TNT and ESPN are a part of its core channel lineup.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

YouTube TV recently raised its subscription rates, but it’s still competitive. It comes with around 70 channels. 

To learn more about YouTube TV’s pricing options, click here.

YouTube TV Channels

YouTube TV has great support for local TV affiliates, plus it carries TNT. That means that you’ll be able to enjoy lots of NBA action through this streaming service.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s channel list, click here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

Now that the YouTube TV app is back in the Amazon app store, YouTube TV has excellent TV device support.

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV supported devices.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

YouTube TV supports three simultaneous streams.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

YouTube TV DVR

YouTube TV’s has an unlimited cloud DVR. You don’t have to pay extra to use it, either.

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV’s DVR options.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

YouTube TV has an above-average on-demand library compared to other similar services.

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV’s on-demand library.

How to Watch NBA Games on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch NBA games live on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TVSling TV or YouTube TVYou can use your credentials to log into the app once you download and install it.

How to Watch NBA Games on Roku

You can watch NBA games live on Roku with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TVSling TV or YouTube TV. Download any of the apps for free from the Roku Channels store. Once you sign up, you can use your credentials to log into the app.

How to Watch NBA Games on Apple TV

You can watch NBA games live on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TVSling TV or YouTube TV. Download any of their apps on Apple TV’s App Store, sign up, then use your credentials to log in.

NBA League Pass 

NBA League Pass is not only the very best option for following the NBA online – it’s also arguably the best streaming platform in all of professional sports.

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With NBA League Pass, you can choose from 3 excellent subscription plans and access as many live feeds as you’re willing to pay for. Additionally, NBA League Pass is the only streaming sports system we know of that’s Virtual Reality compatible.

One caveat: standard blackout rules still apply. If traditional TV outlets aren’t broadcasting an NBA game, don’t expect to be able to watch it via NBA League Pass.

Pricing

If you only care about one NBA team, the One Team Pass is the way to go. With One Team, you can watch live streams and on-demand recordings of all your favorite team’s regular season and playoff games. VR is not included in the deal.

If you own Virtual Reality gear or if you’re a hardcore fantasy basketball geek, you may want to upgrade to either the All Teams pass or the All Teams + More pass.

The regular All Teams pass and the All Teams + More pass are identical, only All Teams + More removes all commercials. Instead of ads, All Teams + More lets you observe what goes on in the arena during breaks and halftime.

Virtual Reality

Can’t afford to drop $4000 on a courtside Lakers ticket? No problem! For the low, low price of $799 you can buy yourself an HTC Vive and grab a virtual seat next to Jack Nicholson instead via NBA League Pass.

An “All Teams” or “All Teams + More” subscription lets you view NBA games through your VR goggles.

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Alex Munkachy is a freelance writer, game developer and hobby robotics enthusiast. You can find his blog about robotics news and reviews at robotfanatics.com.