How to Watch 2023 NBA Play-In Games Live on Roku Fire TV, Apple TV, & More




, , ,

The road to the 2023 NBA Playoffs begins with the 2023 NBA Play-In Tournament. 8 teams will compete for a chance to lock their spot into the playoffs.

In the Western Conference, the #7 LA Lakers (43-39) take on the #8 Minnesota Timberwolves (42-40) with the winner locking up the 7th seed in the conference. The #9 New Orleans Pelicans (42-40) will take on the #10 Oklahoma City Thunder (40-42) with the loser going home and the winner facing the loser of Lakers/Wolves for the 8th seed.

Out in the Eastern Conference, Southeast Division foes will compete for the 7th seed when the #7 Miami Heat (44-38) host the #8 Atlanta Hawks (41-41). In the loser goes home game, the #10 Chicago Bulls (40-42) host the #9 Toronto Raptors (41-41), with the winner facing the loser of Heat/Hawks for the final playoff spot.

For those that will not be in attendance, you can find out how to watch the 2023 NBA Play-In Tournament live without cable, below.

When to Watch

Tuesday, April 11

  • Game 1: Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat | 7:30 ET (TNT)
  • Game 2: Minnesota Timber Wolves at LA Lakers | 10 ET (TNT)

Wednesday, April 12

  • Game 3: Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors | 7 ET (ESPN)
  • Game 4: Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans | 9:30 ET (ESPN)

Friday, April 14

  • Game 5: Winner of Game 3 at Loser of Game 1 (TNT)
  • Game 6: Winner of Game 4 at Loser of Game 2 (ESPN)

How to Watch the 2023 NBA Play-In Live Without Cable

ESPN and TNT will be the official broadcast partner of the 2023 NBA Play-In. Cord cutters can watch their favorite NBA superstars compete for a chance of a playoff spot throughout the play-in tournament on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and any other compatible device with a subscription to a live TV streaming service.

ESPN and TNT are both available to stream on  DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV. Subscribers to Fubo and Vidgo can stream live NBA Play-In games on ESPN.

Watch NBA Play-In Games Live on DIRECTV STREAM

Watch every dunk, layup, and shot during the 2023 NBA Play-In Tournament with DIRECTV STREAM. The Entertainment package includes TNT, ESPN, and over 75 channels, so viewers can watch each NBA game and more for only $74.99 per month. There are no contracts, no hidden fees, and a subscription includes unlimited cloud DVR storage.

New subscribers can take advantage of a 5-day free trial before subscribing.


Watch NBA Play-In Games Live on Hulu + Live TV

The NBA Play-In on ESPN and TNT, and over 85 channels are available on Hulu + Live TV for $69.99 per month. The service offers unlimited access to the Hulu library, Disney+, and thousands of hours of live sports on ESPN+ for no additional charge. Record your favorite shows and sporting events for up to 9 months with unlimited DVR storage.

Sign up for Hulu + Live TV

Watch NBA Play-In Games Live on Fubo

ESPN is available on Fubo’s Pro Plan, which includes over 100 sporting events. The plan includes over 140 channels for only $74.99 per month. Relive your favorite moments during the postseason and rewatch your favorite shows with 1000 hours and Cloud DVR space.

Sign up for Fubo

Watch NBA Play-In Games Live on Sling TV

One of the most affordable ways to watch live NBA games during the 2023 NBA Play-In Tournament on ESPN and TNT is with the Sling Orange plan. At the low price of $40 per month, subscribers can watch NBA teams compete for playoff positions and 47 channels with 50 hours of DVR storage to record the biggest moments of the year.

Sign up for Sling TV

Watch NBA Play-In Games Live on Vidgo

For $69.99 per month, Vidgo subscribers can watch live NBA games on ESPN with the Plus plan. The package includes over 110 live channels, on-demand, and DVR, so you can rewatch every dunk, shot and more.

Sign up for Vidgo

Watch NBA Play-In Games Live on YouTube TV

Stream over 100 channels, including live NBA Play-In games on TNT and ESPN, with YouTube TV for only $72.99 per month. The service includes unlimited DVR and the ability to share 6 accounts per household.

Sign up for YouTube TV

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.