How to Watch the 2019 NBA Playoffs on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, iOS, & Android

The 2019 NBA Playoffs start this weekend and it’s simple to watch the games if you’re a cord-cutter. There are now 6 services that offer NBA Playoff games, most of which you can try for free with a 7-Day Free Trial.

While most games throughout the NBA Playoffs will air on ESPN, TNT, and ABC — the first round will also see three games on NBA TV.

In your local market, your team will also be broadcast on your local RSN like NBC Sports Boston and YES Network. There are no local blackouts of telecasts in your home market — meaning you can choose to watch either the national or local broadcast.

While most Live TV Streaming Services can stream the games, Sling TV has a special promotion where you can get Sling Orange (which includes games on ESPN, TNT, and ABC) for just $15 a month for your first three months.

How to Stream NBA Playoff Games Without Cable

There are six 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.

Top Picks

Sling TV

Price: $15
Includes: ESPN, TNT, ESPN3 (simulcast ABC games), NBA TV (+$5)

PlayStation Vue

Price: $50
Includes: ESPN, TNT, ABC, NBATV & Local RSN

National Telecasts

Most Live TV Streaming Services offer ESPN, TNT, ABC, NBA TV, and your local RSN. For games that will be broadcast on ABC, they will also simulcast the telecasts on ESPN3 which is available on PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV AT&T NOW YouTube
Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$55 $45 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50–$70 $50
ESPN - -
TNT
ABC - - -
NBA TV - ≥ $55 ^ $10 ^ $10 -
ESPN3 - - - -

Locals Telecasts

Fans of 14 of the 16 NBA Playoff teams can stream their local RSN with a Live TV Streaming Service. While Denver Nuggets (Altitude) and Utah Jazz (AT&T SportsNet RM) are not available, streamers can watch their first round games on NBCSN/USA/CNBC without a local blackout.

For fans of the Houston Rockets who want to watch their local telecast, fuboTV is the only service that offers AT&T SportsNet Southwest.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$50–$70 $55 $45 $20 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50
Atlanta Hawks
Fox Sports Southeast
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Boston Celtics
NBC Sports Boston
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Brooklyn Nets
YES Network
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Charlotte Hornets
Fox Sports Southeast
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Chicago Bulls
NBC Sports Chicago
$70 - ≥ $55 -
Cleveland Cavaliers
Fox Sports Ohio
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Dallas Mavericks
Fox Sports Southwest
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Denver Nuggets
Altitude
- - - - - - - -
Detroit Pistons
Fox Sports Detroit
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Golden State Warriors
NBC Sports Bay Area
$70 - ≥ $55 -
Houston Rockets
AT&T SportsNet Southwest
- - - - - - -
Indiana Pacers
Fox Sports Indiana
- - ≥ $55 - -
LA Clippers
Fox Sports Prime Ticket
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Los Angeles Lakers
Spectrum SportsNet
- - - - - - - -
Memphis Grizzlies
Fox Sports Southeast
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Miami Heat
Fox Sports Sun
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Milwaukee Bucks
Fox Sports Wisconsin
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Minnesota Timberwolves
Fox Sports North
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
New Orleans Pelicans
Fox Sports New Orleans
- - ≥ $55 - -
New York Knicks
MSG
$70 - - - - - -
Oklahoma City Thunder
Fox Sports Oklahoma
$70 - ≥ $55 - - -
Orlando Magic
Fox Sports Florida
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Philadelphia 76ers
NBC Sports Philadelphia
- - ≥ $55 - -
Phoenix Suns
Fox Sports Arizona
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Portland Trail Blazers
NBC Sports Northwest
- - ≥ $55 - -
Sacramento Kings
NBC Sports California
$70 - ≥ $55 -
San Antonio Spurs
Fox Sports Southwest
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Utah Jazz
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
- - - - - - - -
Washington Wizards
NBC Sports Washington
$70 - ≥ $55 -

All Live Streaming Options

You can also stream the NBA games with fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, DIRECTV NOW], and YouTube TV.

Sling TV

Price: $15
Includes: ESPN, TNT, ESPN3 (simulcast ABC games), NBA TV (+$5)

PlayStation Vue

Price: $50
Includes: ESPN, TNT, ABC, NBA TV & Local RSN

fuboTV

Price: $55
Includes: Your Local RSN, TNT, & NBA TV

Hulu Live TV

Price: $45
Includes: ESPN, TNT, ABC, & Local RSN

DIRECTV NOW

Price: $70
Includes: ESPN, TNT, ABC, & Local RSN

YouTube TV

Price: $50
Includes: ESPN, TNT, ABC, NBA TV, & Local RSN

2019 NBA Playoffs TV Schedule

2019 NBA Playoffs
AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$50–$70 $55 $45 $20 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50

EC 1st Round: Game 1

Philadelphia 76ers v. Brooklyn Nets
Sat, Apr 13 at 2:30 PM
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EC 1st Round: Game 1

Toronto Raptors v. Orlando Magic
Sat, Apr 13 at 5:00 PM
- -

WC 1st Round: Game 1

Golden State Warriors v. LA Clippers
Sat, Apr 13 at 8:00 PM
ABC - - - -

WC 1st Round: Game 1

Denver Nuggets v. San Antonio Spurs
Sat, Apr 13 at 10:30 PM
- -

EC 1st Round: Game 1

Boston Celtics v. Indiana Pacers
Sun, Apr 14 at 1:00 PM
-

WC 1st Round: Game 1

Portland Trail Blazers v. Oklahoma City Thunder
Sun, Apr 14 at 3:30 PM
ABC - - - -

EC 1st Round: Game 1

Milwaukee Bucks v. Detroit Pistons
Sun, Apr 14 at 7:00 PM
-

WC 1st Round: Game 1

Houston Rockets v. Utah Jazz
Sun, Apr 14 at 9:30 PM
-

EC 1st Round: Game 2

Philadelphia 76ers v. Brooklyn Nets
Mon, Apr 15 at 8:00 PM
-

WC 1st Round: Game 2

Golden State Warriors v. LA Clippers
Mon, Apr 15 at 10:30 PM
-

EC 1st Round: Game 2

Toronto Raptors v. Orlando Magic
Tue, Apr 16 at 8:00 PM
-

WC 1st Round: Game 2

Denver Nuggets v. San Antonio Spurs
Tue, Apr 16 at 9:00 PM
$70 - ≥ $55 ^ $10 ^ $10

WC 1st Round: Game 2

Portland Trail Blazers v. Oklahoma City Thunder
Tue, Apr 16 at 10:30 PM
-

EC 1st Round: Game 2

Boston Celtics v. Indiana Pacers
Wed, Apr 17 at 7:00 PM
-

EC 1st Round: Game 2

Milwaukee Bucks v. Detroit Pistons
Wed, Apr 17 at 8:00 PM
$70 - ≥ $55 ^ $10 ^ $10

WC 1st Round: Game 2

Houston Rockets v. Utah Jazz
Wed, Apr 17 at 9:30 PM
-

EC 1st Round: Game 3

Brooklyn Nets v. Philadelphia 76ers
Thu, Apr 18 at 8:00 PM
-

WC 1st Round: Game 3

San Antonio Spurs v. Denver Nuggets
Thu, Apr 18 at 9:00 PM
$70 - ≥ $55 ^ $10 ^ $10

WC 1st Round: Game 3

LA Clippers v. Golden State Warriors
Thu, Apr 18 at 10:30 PM
-

EC 1st Round: Game 3

Orlando Magic v. Toronto Raptors
Fri, Apr 19 at 7:00 PM
- -

EC 1st Round: Game 3

Indiana Pacers v. Boston Celtics
Fri, Apr 19 at 8:30 PM
- - -

WC 1st Round: Game 3

Oklahoma City Thunder v. Portland Trail Blazers
Fri, Apr 19 at 9:30 PM
- -

EC 1st Round: Game 4

Brooklyn Nets v. Philadelphia 76ers
Sat, Apr 20 at 3:00 PM
-

WC 1st Round: Game 4

San Antonio Spurs v. Denver Nuggets
Sat, Apr 20 at 5:30 PM
-

EC 1st Round: Game 3

Detroit Pistons v. Milwaukee Bucks
Sat, Apr 20 at 8:00 PM
- -

WC 1st Round: Game 3

Utah Jazz v. Houston Rockets
Sat, Apr 20 at 10:30 PM
- -

EC 1st Round: Game 4

Indiana Pacers v. Boston Celtics
Sun, Apr 21 at 1:00 PM
ABC - - - -

WC 1st Round: Game 4

LA Clippers v. Golden State Warriors
Sun, Apr 21 at 3:30 PM
ABC - - - -

EC 1st Round: Game 4

Orlando Magic v. Toronto Raptors
Sun, Apr 21 at 7:00 PM
-

WC 1st Round: Game 4

Oklahoma City Thunder v. Portland Trail Blazers
Sun, Apr 21 at 9:30 PM
-

EC 1st Round: Game 4

Detroit Pistons v. Milwaukee Bucks
Mon, Apr 22 at 8:00 PM
-

WC 1st Round: Game 4

Utah Jazz v. Houston Rockets
Mon, Apr 22 at 10:30 PM
-

EC 1st Round: Game 5

Toronto Raptors v. Orlando Magic
Tue, Apr 23 at 7:00 PM
$70 - ≥ $55 ^ $10 ^ $10

EC 1st Round: Game 5

Philadelphia 76ers v. Brooklyn Nets
Tue, Apr 23 at 8:00 PM
-

WC 1st Round: Game 5

Denver Nuggets v. San Antonio Spurs
Tue, Apr 23 at 9:30 PM
$70 - ≥ $55 ^ $10 ^ $10

WC 1st Round: Game 5

Portland Trail Blazers v. Oklahoma City Thunder
Tue, Apr 23 at 10:30 PM
-

WC 1st Round: Game 5

Houston Rockets v. Utah Jazz
Wed, Apr 24 at 8:00 PM
-

WC 1st Round: Game 5

Golden State Warriors v. LA Clippers
Wed, Apr 24 at 10:30 PM
-

WC 1st Round: Game 6

San Antonio Spurs v. Denver Nuggets
Thu, Apr 25 at 8:00 PM
-

WC 1st Round: Game 6

LA Clippers v. Golden State Warriors
Fri, Apr 26 at 10:00 PM
-

EC 2nd Round: Game 1

Toronto Raptors v. Philadelphia 76ers
Sat, Apr 27 at 7:30 PM
TNT -

WC 1st Round: Game 7

Denver Nuggets v. San Antonio Spurs
Sat, Apr 27 at 10:00 PM
-

EC 1st Round: Game 1

Milwaukee Bucks v. Boston Celtics
Sun, Apr 28 at 1:00 PM
ABC - - - -

WC 2nd Round: Game 1

Golden State Warriors v. Houston Rockets
Sun, Apr 28 at 3:30 PM
ABC - - - -

EC 2nd Round: Game 2

Toronto Raptors v. Philadelphia 76ers
Mon, Apr 29 at 8:00 PM
TNT -

WC 2nd Round: Game 1

Denver Nuggets v. Portland Trail Blazers
Mon, Apr 29 at 10:30 PM
TNT -

EC 2nd Round: Game 2

Milwaukee Bucks v. Boston Celtics
Tue, Apr 30 at 8:00 PM
TNT -

WC 2nd Round: Game 2

Golden State Warriors v. Houston Rockets
Tue, Apr 30 at 10:30 PM
TNT -

WC 2nd Round: Game 2

Denver Nuggets v. Portland Trail Blazers
Wed, May 1 at 9:00 PM
TNT -

EC 2nd Round: Game 3

Philadelphia 76ers v. Toronto Raptors
Thu, May 2 at 8:00 PM
ESPN - - -

EC 2nd Round: Game 3

Boston Celtics v. Milwaukee Bucks
Fri, May 3 at 8:00 PM
ESPN - - -

WC 2nd Round: Game 3

Portland Trail Blazers v. Denver Nuggets
Fri, May 3 at 10:30 PM
ESPN - - -

WC 2nd Round: Game 3

Houston Rockets v. Golden State Warriors
Sat, May 4 at 8:30 PM
ABC - - - -

EC 2nd Round: Game 4

Philadelphia 76ers v. Toronto Raptors
Sun, May 5 at 3:30 PM
ABC - - - -

WC 2nd Round: Game 4

Portland Trail Blazers v. Denver Nuggets
Sun, May 5 at 7:00 PM
TNT -

EC 2nd Round: Game 4

Boston Celtics v. Milwaukee Bucks
Mon, May 6 at 7:00 PM
TNT -

WC 2nd Round: Game 4

Houston Rockets v. Golden State Warriors
Mon, May 6 at 9:30 PM
TNT -

EC 2nd Round: Game 5

Toronto Raptors v. Philadelphia 76ers
Tue, May 7 at 8:00 PM
TNT -

WC 2nd Round: Game 5

Denver Nuggets v. Portland Trail Blazers
Tue, May 7 at 10:30 PM
TNT -

EC 2nd Round: Game 5

Milwaukee Bucks v. Boston Celtics
Wed, May 8 at 8:00 PM
TNT -

WC 2nd Round: Game 5

Golden State Warriors v. Houston Rockets
Wed, May 8 at 10:30 PM
TNT -

EC 2nd Round: Game 6

Philadelphia 76ers v. Toronto Raptors
Thu, May 9 at 8:00 PM
ESPN - - -

WC 2nd Round: Game 6

Portland Trail Blazers v. Denver Nuggets
Thu, May 9 at 10:30 PM
ESPN - - -

WC 2nd Round: Game 6

Houston Rockets v. Golden State Warriors
Fri, May 10 at 9:00 PM
ESPN - - -

WC 2nd Round: Game 7

Denver Nuggets v. Portland Trail Blazers
Sun, May 12 at 3:30 PM
ABC - - - -

EC 2nd Round: Game 7

Toronto Raptors v. Philadelphia 76ers
Sun, May 12 at 7:00 PM
TNT -

Game 1: Western Conf. Finals

Golden State Warriors v. Portland Trail Blazers
Tue, May 14 at 9:00 PM
ESPN - - -

Game 1: Eastern Conference Finals

Milwaukee Bucks v. Toronto Raptors
Wed, May 15 at 8:30 PM
TNT -

Game 2: Western Conf. Finals

Golden State Warriors v. Portland Trail Blazers
Thu, May 16 at 9:00 PM
ESPN - - -

Game 2: Eastern Conference Finals

Milwaukee Bucks v. Toronto Raptors
Fri, May 17 at 8:30 PM
TNT -

Game 3: Western Conf. Finals

Portland Trail Blazers v. Golden State Warriors
Sat, May 18 at 9:00 PM
ESPN - - -

Game 3: Eastern Conference Finals

Toronto Raptors v. Milwaukee Bucks
Sun, May 19 at 7:00 PM
TNT -

Game 4: Western Conf. Finals

Portland Trail Blazers v. Golden State Warriors
Mon, May 20 at 9:00 PM
ESPN - - -

Game 4: Eastern Conference Finals

Toronto Raptors v. Milwaukee Bucks
Tue, May 21 at 8:30 PM
TNT -

Game 5: Eastern Conf. Finals

Milwaukee Bucks v. Toronto Raptors
Thu, May 23 at 8:30 PM
TNT -

Game 6: Eastern Conference Finals

Toronto Raptors v. Milwaukee Bucks
Sat, May 25 at 8:30 PM
TNT -

Game 1: NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors v. Golden State Warriors
Thu, May 30 at 9:00 PM
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Game 2: NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors v. Golden State Warriors
Sun, Jun 2 at 8:00 PM
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Game 3: NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors v. Toronto Raptors
Wed, Jun 5 at 9:00 PM
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Game 4: NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors v. Toronto Raptors
Fri, Jun 7 at 9:00 PM
- - -

Game 5: NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors v. Golden State Warriors
Mon, Jun 10 at 9:00 PM
- - -

Game 6: NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors v. Toronto Raptors
Thu, Jun 13 at 9:00 PM
- - -

Game 7: NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors v. Golden State Warriors
Sun, Jun 16 at 8:00 PM
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