How to Watch 2023 NBA Playoff Games Live on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, & More




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The NBA regular season reaches its conclusion on Sunday, April 9 and the NBA’s postseason will follow beginning on Tuesday, April 11. Teams are competing during the season finale to secure a playoff spot or an opportunity to participate in the 2023 NBA Play-In.

The following teams have locked a spot in the postseason whether it be the play-in or the playoffs, however, seeding is subject to change:

  • Eastern Conference: #1 Milwaukee Bucks, #2 Boston Celtics, #3 Philadelphia 76ers, #4 Cleveland Cavaliers, #5 New York Knicks, #6 Brooklyn Nets, #7 Miami Heat, #8 Atlanta Hawks, #9 Toronto Raptors, #10 Chicago Bulls
  • Western Conference: #1 Denver Nuggets, #2 Memphis Grizzlies, #3 Sacramento Kings, #4 Phoenix Suns, #5 Clippers, #6 Warriors, #7 Lakers, #8 Timberwolves, #9 Pelicans, #10 Thunder

Cord cutters can find out how to watch the 2023 NBA Playoffs live without cable, below.

How to Watch the 2023 NBA Playoffs Live Without Cable

ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV will team up to bring fans all of the competitive action during the 2023 NBA Playoffs. From the Play-In to the Finals, cord cutters have a few different options to watch live NBA playoff games throughout the postseason on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or any other compatible device.

 Stream each NBA playoff game on ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV on DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV (ABC is available in select markets), and YouTube TV.

Vidgo offers ABC, and ESPN; Hulu + Live TV offers those two in addition to TNT, however, you won’t be able to stream playoff games on NBA TV.

Watch live NBA games for free by using an antenna and AntennaWeb is a great tool to find out which ABC affiliates are in your area.

Watch the 2023 NBA Playoffs Live on DIRECTV STREAM

Watch every shot during the 2023 NBA Playoffs with DIRECTV STREAM. The Choice package includes ABC, ESPN, NBA TV, TNT, and over 105 channels, so viewers can watch all the drama unfold from the Play-In to the Finals, and more for only $84.99 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 the 2023 NBA Playoffs Live on Hulu + Live TV

Stream live NBA postseason games on TNT, ABC, ESPN, and over 85 channels on Hulu + Live TV for $69.99 per month. The service offers unlimited access to the Hulu library, Disney+, and 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 the 2023 NBA Playoffs Live on Fubo

Catch live NBA Playoff games and over 100 sporting events with the Pro plan and fubo Extra add-on from Fubo. The plan combined with the add-on gives you access to ESPN, ABC, and NBA TV, so you will not miss a shot and over 140 channels for only $81.98 per month. Relive your favorite moments during the postseason and rewatch your favorite shows with 1000 hours and Cloud DVR space.

New subscribers can try Fubo for free for one week.

Sign up for Fubo

Watch the 2023 NBA Playoffs Live on Sling TV

One of the most affordable ways to watch the 2023 NBA Playoffs live is with Sling Orange and the Sports Extra add-on. For $51 per month, you can watch live NBA games on ESPN, TNT, NBA TV, and ABC (in select markets) and over 40 live channels. Relive the drama from the play-in to the finals with 50 hours of DVR storage.

For a limited time, get half off of your first month of Sling.

Sign up for Sling TV

Watch the 2023 NBA Playoffs Live on Vidgo

Another way to watch the 2023 NBA Playoffs live on ESPN and ABC is with the Plus plan from Vidgo. For $69.99 per month, you can stream over 110+ live channels, on-demand, and record the event with DVR.

Sign up for Vidgo

Watch the 2023 NBA Playoffs Live on YouTube TV

YouTube TV is one of the best values to stream live games during the NBA’s postseason. The subscription includes ABC, TNT, NBA TV, and ESPN as part of a lineup that features over 100 live TV channels for $72.99 per month. The service includes unlimited DVR and the ability to share 6 accounts per household.

For a limited time, try YouTube TV for free for 3 weeks.

Sign up for YouTube TV

2023 NBA Playoff Schedule

2023 NBA Play-In Tournament

ESPN and TNT will air the 2023 Play-In games. Times TBD

Tuesday, April 11

  • Game 1 — Atlanta at Miami | 7:30 ET (TNT) Winner earns 7th seed and advances to NBA Playoffs
  • Game 2 — Minnesota at LA Lakers | 10 ET (TNT) Winner earns 7th seed and advances to NBA Playoffs

Wednesday, April 12

  • Game 3 — Chicago at Toronto | 7 ET (ESPN) Winner plays loser of East 7/8 game
  • Game 4 — Oklahoma City at New Orleans | 9:30 ET (ESPN) Winner plays loser of West 7/8 game

Friday, April 14

  • Game 5 — Winner of Game 3 at Loser of Game 1 (TNT) Winner earns 8th seed and advances to NBA playoffs
  • Game 6 — Winner of Game 4 at Loser of Game 2 (ESPN) Winner earns 8th seed and advances to NBA playoffs

2023 NBA Playoffs

April 15: NBA Playoffs 2023 begin (ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBATV)

First Round Game 1s (Saturday, April 15)

  • Brooklyn at Philadelphia | 1 ET (ESPN)
  • East #7 at Boston | 3:30 ET (ESPN)
  • New York at Cleveland | 6 ET (ESPN)
  • Golden State at Sacramento | 8:30 (ABC)

First Round Game 1s (Sunday, April 15)

  • East #8 at Milwaukee | TBD
  • West # 8 at Denver | TBD
  • West #7 at Memphis | TBD
  • LA Clippers at Phoenix | TBD

May 1-2: NBA Conference Semifinals begin (possible move-up to April 29-30) (ABC, ESPN, TNT)

May 16-17: NBA Conference Finals begin (possible move-up to May 14-15) (ABC, ESPN, TNT)

NBA Finals (ABC)

  • June 1: NBA Finals 2023 Game 1
  • June 4: NBA Finals 2023 Game 2
  • June 7: NBA Finals 2023 Game 3
  • June 9: NBA Finals 2023 Game 4
  • June 12: NBA Finals 2023 Game 5 (if necessary)
  • June 15: NBA Finals 2023 Game 6 (if necessary)
  • June 18: NBA Finals 2023 Game 7 (if necessary)

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