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How to stream NBA TV

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  • NBA TV is a destination for NBA fans who want to catch full games, live look-ins, and insights and observations from big basketball personalities.
  • It will carry select games for the Return to Play part of the 2019-20 season, starting July 30 and running through mid-August.
  • NBA TV is available through Fubo TV, YouTube TV, and AT&T TV Now.
  • Don’t have one of those services? You can get NBA TV through NBA League Pass for just $19.99 during Return to Play.
Fubo TV
Free Trial
$54.99 – $84.99 per month
YouTube TV
Free Trial
$64.99 per month
Free Trial
$55-$80 per month

NBA TV vs. NBA League Pass

To put it simply, NBA TV is an all-encompassing basketball channel that shows multiple games per week, along with original talk shows and highlight-oriented programming. Blackout restrictions will apply to local and national broadcast games. 

NBA League Pass, by contrast, is a premium service that lets you watch every game from every team. You can also select a team and follow that team via the service. If you don’t have NBA TV through your regular streaming service, you can get it for $19.99 via the NBA League Pass page on the site, or you can make it an add-on with the Premium (All Teams, No Commercials option). During the Return to Play part of the 2019-20 season starting July 30, you can get the total package for just under $60.

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Stream NBA TV live: How to watch NBA TV

The following streaming services carry NBA TV.


FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 181 FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel coming on board in 2020, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.

To get NBA TV, get Fubo TV at the Ultra Level.

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YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

If you’re looking for NBA TV, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.

Youtube TV
1 Month$64.99


If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for NBA TV, get in at the Xtra or Ultimate tiers to stream it.

at&t TV Now
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NBA TV schedule: Return to Play

These are the games in the NBA season’s restart that will air on NBA TV.

Sunday, August 2

  • 6pm ET: Sacramento Kings vs. Orlando Magic

Monday, August 3

  • 1:30pm ET: Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat
  • 4pm ET: Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Tuesday, August 4

  • 1:30pm ET: Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks
  • 4pm ET: Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Wednesday, August 5

  • 4pm ET: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards

Thursday, August 6

  • 1:30pm ET: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings

Friday, August 7

  • 4pm ET: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Sunday, August 9

  • 6:30pm ET: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Portland Trail Blazers
  • 9pm ET: Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Monday, August 10

  • 3pm ET: Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz

Tuesday, August 11

  • 2pm ET: Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs

Wednesday, August 12

  • 4pm ET: Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets

Sports Channel Guides

ESPNUESPN DeportesACC Network
Big Ten NetworkBeIN SportsFox Sports
FS1FS2MLB Network
Mountain West NetworkNBA TVNBC Golf
NBC Sports NetworkNFL NetworkNFL Redzone
NHL NetworkPac 12 NetworkTennis Channel
SEC NetworkDAZNUFC Fight Pass
WWE NetworkTUDNCBS Sports Network
Hulu Live TVSling TVFubo TV
YouTube TVAT&T TVPhilo
VidGoAT&T WatchCBS All Access

Streaming Device Guides

Amazon FireApple TVAndroid
RokuSmart TVsXBox

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