Catch this NBA season live: Find out how to stream on Reddit and more
2020 is obviously an off year for everyone and the NBA is no exception. This time last year, the new season was already underway with no one predicting reactions to a coronavirus would stop the season in its tracks. Obviously, a new basketball season hasn’t started yet, especially since the 2019-2020 post-season just ended on Oct.11.
As we speak, the NBA and Players Association are negotiating when this new season is going to start. The NBA team owners are pushing for a target date of December 22nd. This way, the league can still cash in on the Christmas season and complete the full pre-, regular, and postseason before the Tokyo Olympics begin on July 23rd.
The Players Association is hoping to start on Martin Luther King Day 2021. This would allow players who were in the playoff bubble more than two months to recuperate from the longest season in NBA history. At the end of this unusually long season, the L.A. Lakers won the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat in a 4-2 game series. Needless to say, these playoff NBA athletes need a break!
Whenever the new season starts, we know you are going to want to watch it. With so many streaming services available, it can be overwhelming to figure out which one is right for you. Here’s our ultimate guide for making streaming basketball a slam dunk.
Sling is available on AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One and even Oculus. The service offers two plans for the same price of $30. However, if you’re a sports fan, make sure you have the blue plan. The orange plan has ESPN, but the channel may not have the game you’re looking for. Sling also has a sports package with extra channels available for an extra $5 a month.
You can access YouTube TV the same way you watch YouTube videos. For $64.99 a month, you have access to eighty-five channels, including the official NFL, MLB, NBA networks. It also has access to TNT and ABC, two networks that frequently show NBA games.
With Vidgo, good things seem to come in threes. Offering a free three day trial and streaming on three devices, Vidgo is pretty reasonable for $40 a month. With over 60 channels including ESPN, NFL, FS1, ABC, not only will you be able to watch every NBA game next season, but every other sport your heart desires.
FuboTV should be the go-to tv streaming app for sports. After all, the company started out as a soccer streaming service. It’s available as an app on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One and most mobile devices. Offering a free seven-day trial, the service offers NBA TV, perfect for your basketball watching needs. After the trial, FuboTV’s basic plan is $59.99 a month.
Hulu + Live TV
You can watch Hulu anywhere. Downloading the app is easy from your phone or cable alternative, as is logging in & watching the game. You can also easily access Hulu from your computer by visiting their website. You can find the app on your TV with an Apple TV, Chromecast, Echo Show, Fire TV & Fire Stick, Roku, LG TV, & Samsung TV, Nintendo Switch,Xbox One & Xbox 360. Hulu’s live TV option costs $54.99 a month.
With a seven-day free trial, the streaming service offers unlimited streaming of Hulu’s TV shows/movies and originals, uploaded the day after they air. Their live service includes access to ESPN, TNT, and ABC, which are the channels the NBA broadcasts their games on.
With a simple one-time purchase from Amazon, your basic tv can turn into a close up seat to an NBA game. The antenna provides your device with signal access to channels within a range of 200 miles. Though channel selection may vary based on your location, broadcast networks such as CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, The CW, and PBS can be watched for free.