2020 NBA Playoffs Live Stream: How to Watch 2020 NBA Playoffs Without Cable
After an exciting NBA Restart and the first play-in game, the NBA makes its way onto the 2020 NBA Playoffs from their bubble in Orlando.
How to Stream the 2020 NBA Playoffs
- When: Starting August 17th - October 10th
- Where: Walt Disney Word, Orlando, FL
- TV: Your Team’s RSN, ESPN, TNT, & NBA TV
- Stream: Watch with Free Trial of Sling TV
The 2020 NBA Playoffs start on Monday after the delayed start due to COVID-19 and it’s simple to watch the games if you’re a cord-cutter. There are now five services that offer NBA Playoff games, most of which you can try for free with a 7-Day Free Trial.
In your local market, during the first round team will also be broadcast on your local RSN like Fox Sports Sun (Miami Heat), NBC Sports Boston (Boston Celtics) and YES Network (Brooklyn Nets). There are no local blackouts of telecasts in most markets — meaning you can choose to watch either the local broadcast or national one on ESPN/TNT.
While most Live TV Streaming Services can stream the games, Sling TV has a special promotion where you can get $10 OFF Sling Orange (which includes games on ESPN, TNT, and ABC) and their Sports Extra add-on which includes NBA TV.
While Sling TV doesn’t carry ABC, all games that air on ABC will also air on ESPN3, which is part of Sling Orange.
How to Stream NBA Playoff Games on Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, & Mobile
There are five major streaming providers that offer Live TV Streaming. These allow you to watch NBA Playoff games live using iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and Web.
This is the best option for fans that want to watch their local channels (ABC), Regional Sports Networks, as well as nationally televised games on cable networks like ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV.
Includes: ESPN, TNT, ESPN3 (simulcast ABC games), NBA TV (+$10)
Includes Local RSN
Includes: ESPN, TNT, ABC, & Your Local RSN
How to Stream 2020 NBA Playoffs on Your Local RSN
Fans of most NBA Playoff teams can stream their local RSN with a Live TV Streaming Service.
Your best option for most teams is Hulu Live TV, since they are the least expensive service ($55) with Fox Sports RSNs, NBC Sports RSNs, TNT, ESPN. They are the only service under $80 with YES Network (Brooklyn Nets) and Fox Sports Prime Ticket (LA Clippers).
However, for certain teams, you will need another service.:
- For the Houston Rockets on AT&T SportsNet Southwest, your least your least expensive option is fuboTV ($60)
- For the Los Angeles Lakers (Spectrum Sportsnet) and Utah Jazz (AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain), the only option is AT&T TV NOW Max Tier ($80)
How to Stream 2020 NBA Playoffs Nationally
During the first round of the playoffs, although games also air on your local RSN, in most markets games will not be blacked out when games air on TNT and ESPN.
The least expensive option is Sling TV, which includes ESPN, TNT, and ESPN3 (simulcast of ABC games). They are running a special promotion which will give you Sports Extra for free for your first month, which includes NBA TV.
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All Live TV Streaming Options
Includes: ESPN, ABC, and ESPN3 + 29 Top Cable Channels
Add-on: $11 Sports Plus
Includes: NBA TV
Includes: ESPN, TNT, and ESPN3 + 14 Top Cable Channels
Add-on: $11 Sports Extra
Includes: NBA TV
2020 NBA Playoffs TV & Streaming Schedule