Best NBA Streaming Sites –

Well, I’ve done the hard work of hardwood for you. As a sports reporter covering one of the NBA teams and the league in general, I need to know what’s going on in the NBA every day. I’ve tried all the streaming sites to keep up with games, players, trades, you name it.

I know which ones work best and which ones leave a bit to be desired.

So whether you’re watching the NBA from the comfort of your own home, or on a computer or phone screen somewhere on the go, rest assured that the following streaming sites will meet all of your professional needs.


The NBA has long been a top-tier professional sports league in terms of technology adoption. The league’s website was the first to feature up-to-date statistics and standings, as well as video highlights and vertical content.

As more people and households cut the cord, it makes sense that the NBA would also be an early adopter of streaming content. The NBA was one of the first professional leagues to offer in-market and out-of-market games and exclusive content on streaming services.

Now, loyal viewers can find the NBA “League Pass” on almost every type of streaming service available. And you no longer need to have a bundle of cable to do it.

Best NBA Streaming Sites

  1. fubo tv
  2. Hulu + Live TV
  3. youtube tv
  4. DirecTV streaming
  5. sling tv

1. Fubo TV

Fubo TV is a smooth and convenient live streaming service created for sports lovers. The Start Plan offers more than a dozen national and international sports networks.

Watching professional basketball games and other NBA content will cost you an additional $11 on top of the regular monthly subscription fee of $64.99. That’s a total of $75.99 for all your NBA needs (plus 23 other sports channels when the NBA is out of season). You can also record up to 250 hours of programming.

Fubo TV allows you to stream simultaneously on three devices. Also, with the sports addon, your NBA streaming experience will remove ads and provide extended viewing time. If you can’t watch any matches live, you’ll have three days to do so. (Just stay away from spoilers.)

2. Hulu + Live TV

Hulu is another pay-to-play (OK, play-to-watch) platform that gives you access to every NBA regular season and playoff game from the top NBA broadcast outlets. These include ABC, ESPN, TNT, and regional sports networks through NBC.

Do you live in Los Angeles, but your favorite team is the Minnesota Timberwolves? Regional sports networks are vital when the teams you follow are from outside your home area.

There is a drawback, however. Hulu does not include NBA TV, which is owned by the league and the only channel that covers the NBA 24 hours a day.

To access the NBA on Hulu, you’ll need the Hulu + Live TV package at $64.99 per month. The plugins include a Spanish language option, a no-add option, and an unlimited display option.

3. YouTube TV

The YouTube channel wants you to ditch your cable subscription and watch sports like the NBA only on its streaming platform. It offers an impressive number of sports channels to tempt you. You will be able to watch all the regularly scheduled streaming games.

But YouTube doesn’t provide access to every regional sports network, and there is one in each of the 30 NBA markets. We recommend that you find out if your major regional networks (the ones that support your favorite teams) are included before choosing this option.

If you choose YouTube TV, you’ll pay $64.99 per month and get access to a robust DVR feature that lets you record any gameplay you want and keep it forever. You can add the NBA League Pass, which gives you access to every NBA game in every market for $39.99 per month.

4. DirecTV streaming

The old AT&T TV service gives any NBA fan all the action they want, but they’ll have to pay a lot for it.

Of course, you’ll get all the major games streamed from the lowest tier of service. But if you want regional sports channels and local broadcast affiliates, you’ll add $20 per month to the base rate of $64.99. That’s $84.99 per month. Oh.

The only positive factor about DirecTV Stream is its impressive list of regional sports networks. If you go for the most expensive tier, you’ll get access to all of them without purchasing the NBA League Pass.

5. SlingTV

Here’s a basic streaming service that’s more for the casual fan than the ardent NBA devotee. Sling TV has three basic packages, and none of them include all the NBA action most fans would want.

The Orange Package has ESPN but not FOX or NBC. The Blue Pack reverses that. So, to get the most NBA coverage that Sling TV has to offer, you need to buy the more expensive Orange & Blue plan.

And neither plan has TNT or TBS, which means you won’t be able to see Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley on “Inside the NBA.”

If you want NBA TV, add another $10 per month to the bill.

Sling TV has a lot going for it in other areas, but as an NBA streaming service, it’d be better off with something else.

Frequently asked questions

Here are some common questions about streaming the NBA.

How fast do you need internet to watch the NBA?

To stream NBA on something like Youtube TV, you’ll need around 10 Mbps to not experience any issues.

However, that depends on the quality. The higher quality stream can take even more data and vice versa.


If you’re looking to cut your cable or satellite subscription and watch NBA games from the comfort of your computer, phone, or Smart TV from a streaming service, there are a few good ones to choose from.

I suggest you try them out and see which one works best for your level of enjoyment of the NBA.

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