How to Watch the NBA Finals on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, & More




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On May 31st, 2018 the NBA Finals will officially get underway. To make the news even better, cord cutters have more options than ever to watch the NBA Finals on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and more.

Here is our guide to watching the NBA Finals without the high cost and long-term contracts of cable TV.

How to Stream ABC

If you want to stream ABC and can’t get it with an antenna Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, Hulu, and DIRECTV NOW will all give you ABC but not in all markets. The good news is one or more is very likely to offer you, locals, including ABC.

With these services not only do you get all the cable networks streamed but you also get access to WatchESPN to watch games on ABC if you do not get ABC free over the air or on your streaming service.

Here is what each service costs:

Sling TV starts at $20 a month but you will need the $5 broadcast TV add-on. The good news is that SLing TV offers a 7-day free trial.

Hulu starts at $39.99 (If you already have Hulu On-Demand you can add Hulu Live TV for just $32.)

PlayStation Vue starts at $39.99 a month and offers a 5-day free trial.

YouTube TV costs $39.99 a month and offers a 7-day free trial.

DIRECTV NOW starts at $35 a month or $20 a month if you have AT&T Wireless Unlimited service. You can also get a 7-day free trial to test out the service before you pay.

My suggestion is to give them all a try and see which one is right for you.

Here are the devices each service supports:

Streaming Player Sling TV PS Vue DIRECTV NOW YouTube TV Hulu
Roku X X  X  X X
Fire TV X X X X
Apple TV X X X  X X
Chromecast X X X X X
Android Phones/Tablet X X X X X
Android TV X  X  X X
Xbox One X  X X
PlayStation 4 X


The best news is you can watch ABC for free with an antenna or on a streaming service like Hulu, , YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, and DIRECTV NOW all offer ABC in some markets; however, the best way to watch is 100% with an antenna.

To find out if you can get ABC free over the air, check out There you can see if you need an indoor or outdoor antenna to get ABC.

There you go… Watching the 2018 NBA Finals has never been so easy.

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