NBA Preseason - All the Options to Watch on TV & Online

Fri Dec 11, 2020 17:04:15PM
Preseason action in Taipei Arena between the Pacers and Nuggets, 10/8/2009.By: zero

NBA preseason games air on three different national TV channels and games stream on their accompanying apps and websites; find all the info you need to watch every televised preseason game below.

NBA Preseason Games on TV


NBA TV
A vast majority of NBA's preseason action airs on the NBA TV cable channel. You'll need a cable provider that carries or includes this channel in your package in order to watch this station.

Providers
Internet TV: AT&T TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, YouTubeTV
Satellite: DirecTV, DISH
Cable: Spectrum, Xfinity

TNT
TNT carries a few NBA preseason games. This is another cable TV channel that requires a cable plan in order to watch.

Providers
Internet TV: AT&T TV, AT&T TV Now, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, TVision Home, YouTubeTV
Satellite: DirecTV, DISH
Cable: Cox, Spectrum, Verizon Fios, Xfinity

ESPN
A few NBA preseason games air on ESPN as well, typically in prime-time slots. Again access will require a cable plan of some kind. Luckily most every cable package includes ESPN.

Providers
Internet TV: AT&T TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, TVision Home, Vidgo, YouTubeTV
Satellite: DirecTV, DISH
Cable: Cox, Spectrum, Verizon Fios, Xfinity

Stream NBA Preseason Games


WatchTNT
Once you have a cable plan that includes TNT, go to that link to stream all the their NBA preseason games from your computer, laptop or mobile device. You can also stream TNT from their mobile app.

WatchESPN
To watch any ESPN channel online, use their WatchESPN link. Cable credentials (username and password) are required to gain access to their live stream. You can also stream ESPN from their ESPN app.

NBA League Pass is the best place to watch any NBA preseason game, but it's far from the cheapest.

Full access will run you $199.99/yr. Or $249.99/yr for commercial free. If you wish to go monthly it's $28.99 or $39.99/month respectively.

It's a little better than it sounds, as this actually gives you access to all the regular season NBA games as well (that aren't already nationally airing in your area). And their on demand feature makes all games available to watch in full, just 3 hours after any game airs. And for those just looking to follow one particular team, they offer a discounted $119.99/yr rate (or $17.99/month).

On top of that, you also get NBA League Pass Audio, so you can listen to all NBA games live and chose the HOME or AWAY play-by-play call. And if you just want the radio option, that is far cheaper as a stand alone service; something I would highly recommend for just a one-time fee of $9.99/yr.

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