How to Watch the NBA Without Cable in 2023




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Basketball fans will be happy to know that the best players in the world are returning to the court for the 2023-24 NBA regular season. Led by reigning NBA Finals MVP Nikola Jokic, the defending champion Denver Nuggets look to go back-to-back during their upcoming campaign.

The Nuggets are scheduled for an Opening Night contest in what has become a rivalry of sorts against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. After the Nuggets swept the Lakers in the 2023 Weston Conference Finals, Denver’s head coach Michael Malone did not like that the media wasn’t respecting his team enough. Throughout the offseason, the Mile High City has had some things to say about James and the Lakers that would seem as if tonight’s game is circled on their calendar.

The second Opening Night contest will feature two colossal big threes coming to a clash. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and the Golden State Warriors will welcome former teammate Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, and the Phoenix Suns to the Chase Center at 10 PM ET on TNT. The Warriors added former Suns PG Chris Paul to their roster which already features three future Hall of Famers. CP3 will be looking to prove to his former team that he still has something left in the tank and Durant still wants to show that he can win in Golden State.

30 teams, 82 games each, the NBA season is officially here and you can find out how to watch without cable, below.

How to Watch the 2023 NBA Season Live Without Cable

ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBA TV, and various Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) will team up to bring fans all of the competitive action during the 2023-24 NBA Regular Season. From the opening tip-off to the last shot of the season, cord cutters have a few different options to watch live NBA games throughout the regular season on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or any other compatible device.

In-market fans can click on their team at the bottom of the page to find how to watch their team play on their RSN.

Stream each nationally televised NBA game on ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV on DIRECTV STREAMSling 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 games on NBA TV with either service.

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

Stream Live NBA Games on DIRECTV STREAM

Watch every shot during the NBA season with DIRECTV STREAM. The Choice package includes ABC, ESPN, NBA TV, TNT, various RSN, and over 105 channels, so viewers can watch all the drama unfold on the court, and more for only $99.99 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 and if you subscribe before November 5, you can lock in your first three months for $89.99 per month.


Stream Live NBA Games in 2023 With Sling TV

For cord-cutters who are looking to save, Sling TV is a great way to watch the NBA throughout the 2023 season. With Sling Orange + Blue, you won’t miss a second of the action on the hardwood on ABC (in select markets), NBA TV, TNT, and ESPN, as part of a lineup of over 32+ channels for only $40 per month. Plus, you can relive your favorite moments, movies, shows, and more with 50 hours of DVR storage.

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

Sign up for Sling TV

Stream the NBA on Fubo Throughout the Season

Home to over 100 sporting events, including live NBA games, the Pro plan and fubo Extra add-on from Fubo gives you access to various RSNs, ESPN, ABC, and NBA TV, and over 140 channels for only $81.98 per month. Relive your favorite moments during the regular season 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

How to Watch NBA Games Live on Hulu + Live TV

With a lineup of over 90 channels, including various RSNs, TNT, ABC, and ESPN, Hulu + Live TV is one of the best values for hoop fans. For only $76.99 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, including the biggest moments of the NBA season for up to 9 months with unlimited DVR storage.

Sign up for Hulu + Live TV

How to Stream NBA Games Live on Vidgo

Vidgo has all your national games on ESPN and ABC with the Plus plan. For $69.99 per month, you can stream over 110+ live channels, on-demand, and record the event with DVR. However, the platform doesn’t carry TNT or NBA TV.

Sign up for Vidgo

How to Watch NBA Games Live on YouTube TV

YouTube TV is one of the best values to stream live games during the NBA season. The subscription includes various RSNs, 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 to rewatch all of your favorite highlights, and the ability to share 6 accounts per household.

Sign up for YouTube TV

Stream NBA Games With NBA League Pass

NBA League Pass is the perfect way for fans far away to keep up with their favorite teams. The subscription service is the go-to place to stream out-of-market games and there are three different plans to choose from.

  • For $13.99 per month or a single payment of $89.99, fans can watch all the games from a single out-of-market team with Team Pass for the remainder of the season. This plan does not include NBA TV but it does include all of the other League Pass extras.
  • For $14.99 per month or a single payment of $99.99, NBA League Pass includes NBA TV, downloading games for offline viewing, commentary of select games in alternate languages, and broadcast feeds for home and away teams.
  • For a commercial-free experience, the League Pass Premium package allows fans to watch every game from an out-of-market team and NBA TV for only $149.99 for the season, or $22.99/mo. League Pass Premium allows users to watch on three devices at the same time and it includes all of the benefits of League Pass and NBA TV but there are no commercials.

Sign up for NBA League Pass

How to Stream Each NBA Team

You can find out how to watch each NBA team live, including on their RSN, below.







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