After a competitive first round that saw some of the league’s biggest stars take over games, the 2023 WNBA Playoffs head into the semifinal round with four teams remaining. The semifinals will consist of a best-of-5 format with the winners advancing to the finals.
Five-time All-WNBA selection Breanna Stewart looks to expand her legacy as one of the greatest players to step foot in the W when the No. 2 New York Liberty hosts the league’s all-time triple-double leader Alyssa Thoms and the No. 3 Connecticut Sun. The Liberty are in their first semifinals since 2015 and the Suns are returning to the semis for the second consecutive year.
The other postseason matchup features the defending champion and 1-seed Las Vegas Aces led by Aja Wilson, who is coming off a playoff franchise record performance with a double-double of 38 points and 16 rebounds in their sweep of the Chicago Sky. The Aces will be taking on the 2023 WNBA Most Improved Player Satou Sabally and the Dallas Wings.
The ESPN family of networks will be home to all of the buckets and highlights on the hardwood during the 2023 WNBA Playoffs and you can find out how to watch, below.
How to Stream the 2023 WNBA Playoffs
Streaming the best professional basketball players in the world during the 2023 WNBA Playoffs is easier than ever. You can find live WNBA games on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 without spending a fortune on cable or satellite. With a Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or any other compatible device, and a subscription to a live TV streaming service like DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, Vidgo, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV, you’ll have access to the ESPN family of networks.
ABC is also available to watch with an antenna and a tool like Antenna Web will let you know which affiliates are available in your area.
Find out more about each streaming service, below.
Stream 2023 WNBA Playoff Games on DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM carries ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2. You can find WNBA stars competing on the Entertainment package which includes over 75 live channels and in that lineup, you can stream ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 for $74.99 per month.
With DIRECTV STREAM, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and each plan includes unlimited cloud DVR storage.
New subscribers can take advantage of a 5-day free trial before subscribing, which allows you to live stream WNBA playoff games for free online.
Stream WNBA Playoff Games on Fubo
Fubo is noted for being a sports-oriented streaming service and it carries ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2. The base plan is the Pro plan and it offers all three channels in a supercharged lineup of over 160 live channels and 100+ sporting events for only $74.99 per month. Relive your favorite moments and rewatch your favorite shows with 1000 hours of Cloud DVR space.
With Fubo, new subscribers can get a free one-week trial on eligible plans which is a way to stream WNBA games during the postseason online for free before subscribing.
Stream WNBA Playoff Games on Sling TV
One of the most affordable ways to watch ABC (in select markets), ESPN, and ESPN2 is with Sling TV. Sling’s Orange package is only $40 per month and it includes a lineup of over 30 channels with ESPN and ESPN2. However, if you need ABC, then you’ll have to subscribe to Sling Blue for $40 per month or Sling Orange & Blue for $55 per month.
Never miss any of your favorite shows, movies, sports, or more with 50 hours of DVR storage included with each plan.
For a limited time, new subscribers can get half off of their first month.
Stream WNBA Playoff Games on Hulu + Live TV
Stream over 85 channels on Hulu + Live TV for $69.99 per month. Since Hulu + Live TV is owned by Disney, it is one of the most complete ways to stream ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2. The base plan offers all of the fallout during the 2023 WNBA postseason, plus 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.
Stream WNBA Playoff Games on Vidgo
The Plus plan from Vidgo is an affordable way to stream ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 in a stacked lineup of 110+ live channels for only $69.99 per month. Plus you stream other movies and shows on-demand and record with DVR.
Stream WNBA Playoff Games on YouTube TV
YouTube TV packs a robust lineup of ESPN platforms for WNBA fans. Fans of the W can stream the postseason on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 in a base plan of 100+ channels for only $72.99 per month. The service includes unlimited DVR, and the ability to share 6 accounts per household.
2023 WNBA Playoffs Semifinals Schedule
Sunday, September 24
- Connecticut Sun at New York Liberty (Game 1) – 1 PM ET on ESPN
- Dallas Wings at Las Vegas Aces (Game 1) – 5 PM ET on ESPN
Tuesday, September 26
- Connecticut Sun at New York Liberty (Game 2) – 8:00 PM ET on ESPN
- Dallas Wings at Las Vegas Aces (Game 2) – 10:00 PM ET on ESPN
Friday, September 29
- New York Liberty at Connecticut Sun (Game 3) – 7:30 PM ET on ESPN2
- Las Vegas Aces at Dallas Wings (Game 3) – 9:30 PM ET on ESPN2