The 2023-24 NBA regular season is fast approaching. After a busy offseason, another year full of exciting storylines awaits us. Can the Denver Nuggets repeat? What will Bradley Beal look like in a Phoenix Suns uniform? How will the young Washington Wizards, with their new look, perform? We will soon find the answers to these questions.
In order to find the answers to these questions, we need to figure out how to watch NBA games this season. Here is your complete guide.
How to watch the NBA on cable in 2023-24
Washington Wizards games will be broadcast on Monumental Sports Network, which recently purchased NBC Sports Washington. It is ready to launch on September 20 and it will be available on all cable providers.
To access all games, a subscription to cable, satellite or streaming service including ESPN, ABC, TNT and NBA TV is required.
All 30 teams are expected to make at least one appearance on TNT or ESPN. Weekday primetime doubleheaders on TNT (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and ESPN (Wednesdays and Fridays) will play at 7:30 p.m. ET/10 p.m. ET.
ABC will broadcast 16 games as part of its two-weekend series, NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC and NBA Sunday Showcase.
How to watch the NBA without cable in 2023-24
Another way to watch the NBA if you don’t have cable is to use a streaming service. These services include Directv Stream, Fubo TV, YouTube TV, Hulu, and Sling.
If you subscribe to ESPN or TNT through a cable, satellite or streaming provider, you can also watch games through the ESPN app or WatchTNT app.
How to watch the NBA on Fubo TV
FuboTV offers three plans: Pro (150+ channels) for $74.99 per month, Elite (210+ channels) for $84.99 per month, and Premier (220+ channels, 1,000 hours of cloud DVR) for $94.99 per month. On top of your base plan, you can add NBA League Pass for $14.99/month for a limited time only.
How to watch the NBA on Sling
Sling TV offers two main subscription plans: Sling Orange and Sling Blue. Sling Orange costs $40 per month and includes ESPN and TNT. Sling Blue costs $40 per month and includes NBA TV and several other sports channels. If you want to access the Sling Orange + Sling Blue combo plan, you can subscribe to both plans for $55 per month.
You can add NBA League Pass to these base plans for an additional $29/month. If you only want access to a specific team, you can get access to live regular season games and full replays of an NBA team of your choice for $18/month.
How to watch the NBA on YouTube TV
Fans who don’t live in their favorite team’s local market can still watch almost every game live through out-of-market broadcasts with NBA League Pass on YouTube TV.
YouTube TV costs $64.99/month and NBA League Pass service is available for an additional $40/month. Alternatively, viewers can sign up for an annual subscription for $119.99/year to watch all of a single team’s games throughout the NBA season.
How to watch the NBA on Hulu
In addition to carrying all nationally broadcast games, Hulu + Live TV also carries all but five Regional Sports Networks (RSNs), which host most broadcasts of NBA games in local markets. Most local games are broadcast by FOX Sports or NBC Sports RSN and are both available on Hulu + Live TV.
Hulu + Live TV starts at $69.99.
How to order NBA League Pass
Every game that is not nationally televised or banned locally will be available on NBA League Pass. NBA League Pass offers live out-of-market games all season via the NBA app, NBA.com, connected TVs and TV providers.
How much does the NBA League Pass cost?
There are two packages available for NBA League Pass. The standard package that lets you stream games live or on demand costs $99.99 for the season.
The premium plan lets you watch ad-free matches on 3 devices at once with access to in-arena streams. It’s $149.99 for the season.
How to get NBA TV
If you don’t get NBA TV as part of your cable/streaming/satellite package, you can now purchase the standalone network for $7/month or $59/year through NBA League Pass. NBA League Pass is available for purchase through the NBA itself or through YouTube TV, Fubo, DirecTV Stream and Amazon Prime Video.
How to watch NBA games online with a VPN
However, with all these different ways to watch the NBA, fans still have to deal with blackout restrictions. These are essentially bans on nationally and locally televised game shows in a certain media market due to exclusive streaming rights.
If you want to bypass NBA League Pass outages, you’ll need a VPN service. Using an NBA VPN allows you to feel like you’re in a different place where power outages don’t apply and watch the games without a problem.
NordVPN, SurfShark, and PureVPN are some alternatives to use to bypass restrictions.