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Sling Offering Free Week of NBA League Pass to Celebrate Regular Season Tip-Off

David Satin

The NBA season is set to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 18 as the Boston Celtics host the Philadelphia 76ers. Live TV streamer Sling TV is making sure you can watch every out-of-market game live for free until Monday, Oct. 24 by offering its subscribers free access to NBA League Pass.

NBA League Pass is the NBA’s live out-of-market streaming package. League Pass offers fans the chance to watch thousands of contests every season, with variable price tiers so they can access the best content at the right price. League Pass allows fans to subscribe to watch games from just one team, to watch all available games from across the league, and to have access to all of the games plus tons of extra content as well.

Sling’s free trial is to the mid-tier of League Pass, which features live games for every team in the league (as long as you’re not in that team’s broadcast market) as well as archived and on-demand games.

NBA League Pass

For fans of the NBA, the various League Pass services offer the opportunity to follow one team or the entire league with every game (blackout restrictions apply). Prices and features vary greatly, depending on what you’d like to watch.

Subscriptions include Home and Away broadcasts, Mobile View, plus additional languages and camera angles. You’ll also get in-stream advanced statistics so you can check the box score and get live stats on players and teams without ever leaving the stream.

The NBA offers three plans: “Team Pass” ($13.99) provides great options if you only want to follow a single team.

“League Pass” ($14.99) lets you see every game across the entire league.

The “League Pass Premium” ($19.99) plan provides the option to watch on 2 devices without commercials.

NBA League Pass is also available as an Amazon Prime Video channel.

For NBA fans who want to continue with NBA League Pass after Monday, Oct. 24, they can easily subscribe in-app or online under “My Account” for just $14.99 per month.

Related: How to Watch NBA Games Without Cable For 2022-23 Season

Over the summer, Sling offered a similar program with its Freeview weekends in which the streamer offered weekend previews to different services and premium channels every week. The program ended when September began, but it featured a host of different programming options that customers could try for free for a weekend before deciding whether or not to add them to their Sling subscriptions.

Sling offered free viewing windows to AMC+, Faith and Family, Curiosity Stream, Destination America, EPIX Now, Sundance Now, ViX+, Acorn TV, EPIX, ALLBLK, and IFC Films during the summer of 2022.

Sling TV

Sling TV is a live TV streaming service that helps users save money with the option of two distinct plans. The $40/month “Sling Orange” plan offers about 30 channels, including Disney Channel and ESPN. The $40/month “Sling Blue” plan offers about 40 channels, including Fox and NBC local channels.

Sling Blue users in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco pay a $5 surcharge because they have access to their local ABC affiliate.

If you subscribe to both plans, you’ll receive a $25 discount. Sling also offers various “Extra” packs that you can add to your subscription.

Sling is great for the budget-conscious cord cutter who just wants to watch live TV, but doesn’t need the most comprehensive channel selection.


Limited Time: Get 50% OFF Your First Month of Sling TV (JUST $20)

Sling is also currently offering a deal by which new customers can get their first month of Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 50% off, meaning that the normally $35 service is available for just $17.50. If you want to bundle the two Sling options together, you can also get Sling Orange and Blue for 50% off, meaning that the plan that normally costs $50 per month will be just $25.

So if you’ve been on the fence about subscribing to Sling, and you’re a big NBA fan, the time to act is now. You can access six days of NBA League Pass and a full month of Sling TV for as low as $17.50. Check out the full line-up of Sling channels below to see if it’s the live TV streaming service for you!

“Orange” “Blue” “Combo”
$40 $40 $55
BET ^ $6
Bravo -
Cartoon Network
Comedy Central
Discovery -
Disney Channel -
Disney Junior ^ $6 - ^ $6
E! -
Food Network
Fox News -
Freeform -
FX -
FXX - ^ $6 ^ $6
Hallmark Channel ^ $6 ^ $6 ^ $6
Investigation Discovery
MTV ^ $6 ^ $6 ^ $6
Nickelodeon - - -
Paramount Network ^ $6 ^ $6 ^ $6
Syfy -
Travel Channel
truTV ^ $6
USA Network -
VH1 ^ $6 ^ $6 ^ $6
WE tv ^ $6 ^ $6 ^ $6


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