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For plenty of sports fan, the NBA is life, but neither life nor the NBA needs to get tangled up in cords and extra costs. That’s where an NBA TV live stream comes in. Thanks to live TV streaming service, it’s never been easier to watch NBA games online, and no one broadcasts more hoops action than NBA TV. 

Here’s everything you need to know to watch an NBA TV live stream.


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, or you can opt for NBA Team Pass, which will restrict your offerings to one team. NBA League Pass costs $199 per year while NBA Team Pass costs just $119 per year. You can also purchase individual games and, starting with the 2018-19 season, you can even buy the fourth quarter of a game, in case you’re late getting home from work or you just want to watch the final decisive moments of a matchup. You can check out a full rundown of NBA League Pass pricing and details here.

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NBA TV live stream: 4 ways to watch online

WATCH: Is SlingTV worth it? 

1) Sling TV

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NBA TV isn’t included in any of Sling TV’s basic channel packages, but it’s included in both the Sling Orange Sports Extra Pack, which costs $5 per month and also includes NHL Network, SEC Network, Pac-12 Network, and more; and the Sling Blue Sports Extra Pack, which costs $10 per month but also includes NFL RedZone. If you’re trying to get as much NBA action as possible, you want Sling Orange ($25 per month) as your base package, because it contains ESPN and TNT. That would make your monthly total just $30 per month. It’s also worth noting that you can add NBA League Pass ($28.99 per month) or NBA Team Pass ($17.99 per month) through Sling TV; it’s the only live TV streaming service to offer it as an add-on. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.) 

Game-changing feature: Price. Sling TV offers the most bang for your buck.


2) PlayStation Vue

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  • Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

Maybe you’re done with NBA 2K19 on your PlayStation and you want to watch some real basketball. Good news is, even if you don’t have a PlayStation, Vue is still available on most major platforms. You’ll have to go beyond the base package for NBA TV (and most other sports content), but the $49.99-per-month Core (package gets you your Fox Sports, all the major ESPN channels, MLB Network, and NFL Network. (Here’s a complete guide to PlayStation Vue channels.)

Game-changing feature: You can stream on up to five devices at once, and there’s unlimited cloud DVR.


3) FuboTV

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FuboTV caters to sports fans, and it shows. The base package gets you all the basic sports networks besides ESPN. There’s the Big Ten Network channels, NFL Network, Fox Sports, FS 2, and CBS Sports. For a minor fee, you can tack on NFL RedZone and a ton of college options, or you can go international and watch MotoGP and soccer. (Here’s a complete guide to FuboTV channels.)

Game-changing feature: Three-day replay for games and 30 hours of cloud DVR.


4) YouTube TV

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It’s hard to beat YouTube TV in the realm of sports. You’ll get your NBA TV, plus ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, and even ESPNU. You’ll also get both Fox Sports channels, NBC Sports, and CBS Sports, and a decent variety of entertainment channels. The only major downside is you can’t add on NFL RedZone or NFL Network, but that’s beside the point if you’re just trying to watch some hoops. (Here’s a complete guide to YouTube TV channels.)

Game-changing feature: You can add up to six accounts per household, and each one of those accounts gets unlimited cloud DVR. Even better: You can fast-forward through ads in recorded programs.


NBA TV schedule 2018-19 season

NBA TV will broadcast 107 games for the 2018-19 season. That’s more than ESPN and ABC combined, and it features games from every team. Here’s the complete NBA TV schedule.

Saturday, Oct. 20

7pm, Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards

Sunday, Oct. 21

9pm, Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers

Monday, Oct. 22

7:30pm, Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics

10:30pm, San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers

Tuesday, Oct. 23

7pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons

Friday, Oct. 26

7:30pm, Golden State Warriors at New York Knicks

10pm, Washington Wizards at Sacramento Kings

Monday, Oct. 29

8pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves

Tuesday, Oct. 30

7:30pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors

Saturday, Nov. 3

7pm, Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers

Monday, Nov. 5

8pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder

10:30pm, Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors

Tuesday, Nov. 6

8:30pm, Washington Wizards at Dallas Mavericks

Friday, Nov. 9

7pm, Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers

Saturday, Nov. 10

8:30pm, Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs

Monday, Nov. 12

7:30pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Toronto Raptors

10:30pm, Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers

Tuesday, Nov. 13

7pm, Charlotte Hornets  at Cleveland Cavaliers

10:30pm, Atlanta Hawks at Golden State Warriors

Saturday, Nov. 17

7:30pm, Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics

Sunday, Nov. 18

7pm, Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs

Monday, Nov. 19

7pm, Phoenix Suns at Philadelphia 76ers

10pm, Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings

Tuesday, Nov. 20

7:30pm, Portland Trail Blazers at New York Knicks

Friday, Nov. 23

7pm, Houston Rockets at Detroit Pistons

10:30pm, Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers

Saturday, Nov. 24

8:30pm, San Antonio Spurs at Milwaukee Bucks

Monday, Nov. 26

7pm, Houston Rockets at Washington Wizards

Tuesday, Nov. 27

9pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets

Wednesday, Nov. 28

7pm, New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers

10pm, Orlando Magic at Portland Trail Blazers

Saturday, Dec. 1

8pm, Boston Celtics at Minnesota Timberwolves

Monday, Dec. 3

7pm, Oklahoma City Thunder at Detroit Pistons

Tuesday, Dec. 4

9pm, San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz

Saturday, Dec. 8

7:30pm, Washington Wizards at Cleveland Cavaliers

Sunday, Dec. 9

6pm, Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors

Monday, Dec. 10

7:30pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics

10:30pm, Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers

Tuesday, Dec. 11

8pm, Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets

10:30pm, Toronto Raptors at Los Angeles Clippers

Saturday, Dec. 15

5pm, Utah Jazz at Orlando Magic

Monday, Dec. 17

8pm, Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets

10:30pm, Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors

Tuesday, Dec. 18

7:30pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn Nets

Wednesday, Dec. 19

7:30pm, Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics

10pm, Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings

Saturday, Dec. 22

7:30pm, Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers

Wednesday, Dec. 26

7:30pm, Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat

Friday, Dec. 28

8pm, Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans

10:30pm, Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers

Saturday, Dec. 29

7pm, Houston Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans

10pm, Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers

Monday, Dec. 31

7pm, Boston Celtics at San Antonio Spurs

Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019

7:30pm, Utah Jazz at Toronto Raptors

Saturday, Jan. 5

8:30pm, Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks

Sunday, Jan. 6

6pm, Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors

Tuesday, Jan. 8

8pm, Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder

10:30pm, New York Knicks at Golden State Warriors

Saturday, Jan. 12

8:30pm, San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder

Sunday, Jan. 13

9:30pm, Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers

Monday, Jan. 14

8:30pm, Charlotte Hornets at San Antonio Spurs

Tuesday, Jan. 15

7pm, Minnesota Timberwolves at Philadelphia 76ers

10:30pm, Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers

Thursday, Jan. 17

3pm, New York Knicks at Washington Wizards

Monday, Jan. 21

12:30pm, Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks

3pm, Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks

Tuesday, Jan. 22

8pm, Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder

Monday, Jan. 28

7pm, Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers

10:30pm, Atlanta Hawks at Los Angeles Clippers

Monday, Feb. 4

7:30pm, Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets

10pm, San Antonio Spurs at Sacramento Kings

Sunday, Feb. 10

8:30pm, Miami Heat at Golden State Warriors

Monday, Feb. 11

7pm, Washington Wizards at Detroit Pistons

Sunday, Feb. 24

7:30pm, San Antonio Spurs at New York Knicks

Monday, Feb. 25

8pm, Philadelphia 76ers at New Orleans Pelicans

10:30pm, Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers

Sunday, March 3

7pm, Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder

Monday, March 4

7:30pm, Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets

10:30pm, Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers

Sunday, March 10

6pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Atlanta Hawks

Sunday, March 10

8:30pm, Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors

Monday, March 11

7pm, Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers

10:30pm, Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Clippers

Friday, March 15

7pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Detroit Pistons

10:30pm, Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Clippers

Tuesday, March 19

8pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Milwaukee Bucks

10:30pm, Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Clippers

Thursday, March 21

7pm, Denver Nuggets at Washington Wizards

Friday, March 22

8pm, San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets

Saturday, March 23

7:30pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks

10pm, Detroit Pistons at Portland Trail Blazers

Sunday, March 24

7:30pm, San Antonio Spurs at Boston Celtics

Monday, March 25

7pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic

10pm, Brooklyn Nets at Portland Trail Blazers

Thursday, March 28

8pm, Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets

Friday, March 29

7pm, Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics

Saturday, March 30

8pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Minnesota Timberwolves

Sunday, March 31

8pm, Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets

Monday, April 1

7:30pm, Miami Heat at Boston Celtics

10pm, Cleveland Cavaliers at Phoenix Suns

Wednesday, April 3

7:30pm, Boston Celtics at Miami Heat

10:30pm, Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers

Saturday, April 6

5pm, Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks

8pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Chicago Bulls

Sunday, April 7

12pm, Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors

6pm, Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets

8:30pm, Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors

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