Sports Fans

DIRECTV STREAM CHOICE package is the best option, but not the only option, to watch all NBA games. Below is a list of the platforms and what they offer.


DIRECTV STREAM’s CHOICE, ULTIMATE, and PREMIER plans all come with ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV. You’ll also get your local ABC channel and regional sports networks based on your billing location, which gives you complete local and primetime NBA coverage.

NBA League Pass

You’ll need an active Prime membership to sign up for either a monthly, seasonal, or annual pass starting at $13.99 for the monthly pass. There are no live local or primetime games. The greatest benefit of the NBA League Pass is its live access to all games outside your local area. However, the service won’t get you live access to your local team or nationally broadcasted games like the NBA Playoffs or NBA Finals. You can watch these games on demand three hours after they air.

Sling TV

Sling TV is one of the most affordable streaming services on the market and one of the cheapest ways to watch primetime NBA games. Sling Orange offers TNT and ESPN. You can include the Sports add-on for $11.00/month for NBA TV or get the NBA League Pass for $14.99 for out-of-market coverage.

YouTube TV

This option is best if you want to watch NBA and WNBA. You can purchase a monthly NBA League Pass for $14.99. It offers limited regional sports networks but does include every national NBA and WNBA channel.


The ESPN+ app doesn’t play any live NBA games. To watch the live ESPN NBA games, you need a package that carries the ESPN channel.


Max only streams live coverage of 65 games during the 2023-24 season.

YouTube TV and DIRECTV STREAM are great options for watching all NBA final games. You will need the CHOICE channel lineup if you choose to go with DIRECTV STREAM.

You can watch it on Max by getting the Bleacher Report Sports add-on, DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Paramount Plus, YouTube TV, and the March Madness Live app.

ESPN+ or DIRECTV STREAM are your best bets. DIRECTV STREAM has ABC, TNT, and ESPN on all channel lineups.

National Games

TNT Broadcasts: Watch on TNT with YouTube TV, DIRECTV STREAM, or Hulu + Live TV

ESPN Broadcasts: Watch on ESPN with YouTube TV, DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, or the ESPN app

ABC Broadcasts: Watch on ABC with YouTube TV, DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, or ESPN+

Regional Games

Fans in Local Market: Watch on Regional Sports Network (RSN) with RSN’s app or DIRECTV STREAM

Out-of-Market Fans: Watch on NHL Center Ice with Stream in ESPN+

NHL Network will broadcast certain regional games throughout the season outside of the Local Markets. These games will not be available in ESPN+ or on NHL Center Ice.

NFL Sunday Ticket is a premium out-of-market sports package that broadcasts all NFL regional Sunday afternoon games not available on your local CBS or Fox affiliate.

Scott Hanson kicks off your Sunday with 7 straight hours of live football, featuring up to 8 games at once within the octobox. NFL RedZone brings you every touchdown from every game, every Sunday afternoon during the regular season.

You can get NFL RedZone and other live sports networks for $9.99 per month on top of your Hulu + Live TV plan.
If you’re a subscriber to YouTube TV, you can purchase the Sports Plus add-on for $11 per month, which includes three additional sports networks.

No. You can purchase NFL Sunday Ticket as a standalone service with YouTube Primetime Channels—no bundling required.

Yes. If you have the YouTube TV Base Plan, you can also access NFL RedZone by purchasing Sports Plus on YouTube TV for a monthly fee.

If you purchase a pre-season NFL Sunday Ticket package, your purchase is nonrefundable. Additionally, if you purchase the YouTube TV NFL Sunday Ticket/NFL Sunday Ticket with RedZone package, you must also keep an active YouTube TV subscription until, and throughout, the 2023-2024 regular NFL season to keep watching NFL Sunday Ticket. Please contact our Customer Service if you have any additional questions.

NFL Sunday Ticket can be watched on up to two simultaneous device streams.

If you’re a subscriber to Fubo, you can purchase the Sports Plus add-on for $10.99 per month. 

If you sign up for Fubo through Roku, you can’t add NFL RedZone. You need to sign up for NFL RedZone through the Fubo website and subscribe to the NFL RedZone add-on.

If you’re a subscriber to Sling TV Blue, you can purchase the Sports Extra add-on. It includes 11 additional sports networks.

Yes. However, the catch again this year is you can only stream the standalone version of NFL RedZone on your smartphone as a “Season Ticket Member.” (You’ll need to turn off all ad blockers and VPNs for the service to work.) It’s only $35 for the full season. Users will still need to sign in with their streaming service when using connected TV devices, gaming systems, and tablets.

Yes. You can stream the NFL game on CBS but only your local CBS station is available in your area and if you have a Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscription. 
Yes. You can watch Sunday Night NFL Football games via streaming through a Premier tier subscription to Peacock. NBC airs the non-streaming version of the games. 
It’s tougher to keep track of the various platforms now carrying NFL games. For a description of the various streaming options, go to the NFL’s Ways To Watch page.

Yes. When subscribing to NFL+, you’re able to watch live local, primetime, and postseason NFL games on your mobile devices. You can also watch the NFL Network live 24/7 plus access ad-free NFL library programming on demand. NFL+ is $6.99 per month or $39.99 for the year. There’s also an NFL+ Premium option available, which gives you everything in NFL+ and in addition, allows you to watch replays of games for viewing on your schedule along with NFL RedZone. NFL+ Premium is $14.99 per month or $79.99 for the year.

The streaming services that offer the NHL Network include DIRECTV STREAM (Ultimate and Premier tiers), Fubo (add-on), Sling (add-on), and also the ESPN+ app. 

Yes. Go to your app store and download the official NHL app. The ESPN+ app lets you stream live games. 
The streaming services that offer the MLB Network include DIRECTV STREAM (Choice, Ultimate, and Premier tiers), Fubo (add-on), Sling (add-on), and Pluto TV.
Yes. The MLB.TV app lets you stream all teams and all out-of-market games live during the season and post-season for $24.99/month. Fubo partnered with MLB.TV and is available as an add-on. Customers will also be able to stream games on-demand via Fubo’s Lookback feature. Peacock streams a Sunday night game and Apple TV+ streams games on Friday nights. 
The streaming services that offer the NBA Network include DIRECTV STREAM (Choice, Ultimate, and Premier tiers), Fubo (add-on), and Sling (add-on).

Yes. The NBA’s League Pass allows you to stream hundreds of live games. They have a “with commercials” option and an ad-free option. 

The ESPN channel is available on many streaming services including Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and DIRECTV STREAM.
ESPN is not offered as a channel or add-on within Prime Video. 

No. ESPN’s streaming app is called ESPN+. The subscription is $9.99 per month, or save over 15% with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $99.99 per year. However, ESPN+ does not give access to the live broadcasts that you’d find on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNNews. You can stream SportsCenter when subscribing to streaming providers like DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, Fubo, and YouTube TV.

Yes, Max’s live sports component began on October 5th, 2023. They offer a wide variety of live sports including MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA Men’s March Madness, and U.S. Soccer games and matches. They also include other sports programming such as “Inside the NBA” and Bleacher Report highlights and events. In March 2024, the sports add-on tier will be available for $9.99/month. Click here to learn more.