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How to Watch NBA TV Without Cable: Shoot the Hoop From Your Couch

By Gabriela Vatu / March 21, 2019

Sports fans have particular interests, so those who are really into basketball are quite likely fans of NBA TV. Thankfully, it's easy to watch NBA TV without cable after you've cut the cord, via the many streaming platforms out there.

NBA TV has been around since 1999 and it reaches over 53 million households in the United States. The programming, of course, as you'd expect, is centered around basketball - games, commentaries, documentaries, specials, news.

If you're planning on cutting the cord with your cable provider and are unsure what direction to go into, we have just the list for you, because NBA TV is present on the lists of four Live Streaming Services. Let's find out which.

1. fuboTV

FuboTV
Overview
Bundles fubo ($54.99/mo) + Family ($59.99/mo), Family Deluxe ($64.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo) promo packs.
Customization Channel Bundles - fubo Cycling ($11.99/mo), International Sports Plus ($5.99/mo), Sports Plus ($8.99/mo), Adventure Plus ($4.99/mo), NBA League Pass ($28.99/mo), Portuguese Plus ($14.99/mo), Latino Plus ($7.99/mo), fubo Extra ($5.99/mo) Premium Networks - Showtime ($10.99/mo), AMC Premiere ($4.99/mo), FX Plus ($5.99/mo), RAI Italia ($7.99/mo)
Device support Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, web browser
DVR 30 hours, unlimited time storage, expandable to 500 hours via extra feature ($9.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit fuboTV

At the top of the list, we have the go-to platform for sports lovers - fuboTV. NBA TV is present in two bundles on the platform - fubo and fubo Extra. If you're going for fubo, that's going to cost you $39.99 in the first month, and $44.99 per month after that. For fubo Extra, you'll have to pay $44.99 for the first month, and $49.99 per month thereafter. That being said, you might want to check out our fuboTV review to see if this is the right platform for you.

2. Sling TV

Sling TV
Overview
Bundles Sling Orange ($25/mo), Sling Blue ($25/mo), Sling Orange + Blue ($40/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Comedy ($5/mo), Espanol ($5/mo), Heartland ($5/mo), Hollywood ($5/mo), Lifestyle ($5/mo), News ($5/mo), Kids ($5/mo), Sports ($5/mo with Orange, $10/mo with Blue or Orange + Blue), Kids + Comedy + News + Lifestyle ($10/mo)
Premium Channels - Showtime ($10/mo), STARZ ($9/mo), EPIX ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Here TV ($8/mo), Grokker ($7/mo), Stingray Karaoke ($7/mo), UP Faith & Family ($5/mo), Pantaya ($6/mo), CineFest ($5/mo), Hopster ($5/mo), Comedy Dynamics ($5/mo), Dove Channel ($5/mo), DogTV ($5/mo), CONtv ($5/mo), Docurama ($5/mo), Outside TV Features ($5/mo)
NBA- League Pass ($29/mo), Team Pass ($18/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirTV Player, Xiaomi, LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, Fire tablets, Xbox One, Chrome web browser
DVR Up to 50 hours, unlimited storage time. Expandable by another 50 hours with extra feature
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Sling

Next up we have Sling TV, a platform that comes with three starter bundles - Orange ($25/mo), Blue ($25/mo), and Orange + Blue ($40/mo). You can add extra channels by picking interest-based packs for extra costs. That's great because NBA TV is not present in any of the main bundles, and you have to get the Sports Extra to enjoy it. This will cost you $5 per month if you get the Orange bundle and $10 per month if you get the Blue one. Aside from NBA TV, Sports Extra also features channels like NHL Network, BeIN Sports, ESPNews, and more. Check out our Sling TV review to figure out if this is the right choice for you.

3. PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue
Overview
Bundles Access ($49.99/mo), Core ($54.99/mo), Elite ($64.99/mo), Ultra ($84.99/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Sports Pack ($10/mo), Espanol Pack ($4.99/mo, $3.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Premium channels - HBO ($15/mo, or included in Ultra), Showtime ($10.99/mo, $8.99/mo with PlayStation Plus, or included in Ultra), FX+ ($5.99/mo), Epix ($3.99/mo, $2.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Cinemax ($15/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($14.99/mo or $12.99 with PlayStation Plus), Hi-YAH! ($2.99/mo or $1.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Bundles - HBO + Cinemax ($21.99/mo or $19.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Epix Hits + Showtime ($13.99/mo or $11.49/mo with PlayStation Plus)
Device support Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Roku, PS3, PS4, browser
DVR Up to 500 programs, 28 days limit
Free trial Yes, 5 days
Visit PlayStation Vue

Next up is PlayStation Vue, Sony's live TV platform. PlayStation Vue has four bundles you can pick from, starting at $44.99 per month. NBA TV isn't present on that list, however, only making an appearance in Core, which is $49.99 per month, Elite, which is $59.99 per month, and Ultra, which is $79.99 per month. We have a PlayStation Vue review ready if you want to read it.

4. YouTube TV

YouTube TV
Overview
Bundles A single bundle - $49.99 per month ($54.99 if billed through Apple)
Customization Premium channels - AMC Premiere ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($15/mo), Showtime ($7/mo), Starz ($9/mo), Shudder ($5/mo), Sundance Now ($7/mo), NBA League Pass ($40/mo or $124/year), EPIX ($6/mo)
Device support Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, iOS, Android
DVR Unlimited storage space, recordings saved for 9 months
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit YouTube TV

Finally, we have YouTube TV on our list of ways to watch NBA TV without cable, which is an odd platform in the sense that it only has one bundle of channels to offer. NBA TV is present on the list, along with dozens of others. So, for $40 per month, you can get access to the entire platform, including some awesome DVR perks. Read our YouTube TV review to find out all about it.

We hope you found our guide useful and that you'll be able to watch NBA TV without any issues on any platform you want.

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