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How to stream NBA TV

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Joseph Knoop


Posted on Sep 1, 2020   Updated on Jan 26, 2021, 9:24 pm CST

If you love basketball, you’ll want to know how to stream NBA TV.

  • 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’s a must for the 2020 NBA playoffs, which started August 15.
  • NBA TV is available through FuboTV, 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 until the 2020 champion is crowned.

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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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 FuboTV’s Sports Plus with NFL RedZone add-on package for $10.99 per month. It brings you nearly 30 sports channels to stream, including (as the name clearly indicates) NFL RedZone.

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Sling TV

If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package.

The Sports Extras package is $15 per month, available with Orange + Blue. It gets you NBA TV as well as MLB Network, NHL Network, and more. You can also go the Sling Blue or Sling Orange route and choose its Sports Extra package for $10 to get NBA TV.

Sling TV
Orange + Blue$50

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.

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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.

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Sports Channel and Streaming Service Guides

FS2Fox DeportesACC Network
BeIn SportsBig Ten NetworkCBS Sports Network
DAZNFubo Sports NetworkGolf Channel
Longhorn NetworkMAVTVMLB Network
MotorTrendMountain West NetworkNBA TV
NFL NetworkNFL RedZoneNHL Network
Olympic ChannelOutside TVPac-12 Networks
PeacockRAI ItaliaSEC Network
StadiumTennis ChannelTUDN

Live TV Streaming Services

Hulu Live TVSling TVFubo TV
YouTube TVAT&T TVPhilo
VidGoAT&T WatchParamount+

Streaming Device Guides

Amazon FireApple TVAndroid
RokuSmart TVsXbox

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*First Published: Sep 1, 2020, 1:47 pm CDT