The NBA is about to tip off with a lot of old faces in new places. Most important for fans of Eastern conference teams, Lebron is in in LA with the Lakers now. That means if you live in Cleveland and want to follow or even hate watch Lebron you can’t do it on your local channel anymore. So as we count down to tip off next week The Streaming Advisor wanted to share some info to get you ready for the NBA on Sling TV. Why are we talking Sling TV today as apposed to other services? Because Sling TV is the only streaming service to integrate the vast majority of channels and services that NBA super fans will need to catch all the action.
We have reported in the past that Sling TV customers can sign up for NBA League Pass through Sling TV and integrate the app directly into their Sling TV interface. This gives basketball fans the convenience of not having to jump out of a primary TV environment to hunt for NBA action. And to make it easier Sling TV is offering a free preview of NBA League Pass Oct. 16-23 to all Slingers who subscribe to Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue. This will give you a chance to see whether the out of market offerings are what you need to satiate your appetite. Keep in mind that NBA League pass does block out your local team depending on where you live
The majority of major national games of course will appear on ESPN and TNT in regular weekly offerings. Both TNT and ESPN’s family of NBA carrying channels are part of the $25.00 Sling Orange package. Now if you live in an area with a special regional sports network things are a little more complicated. If you wish to stream them along with ESPN and TNT you can sign up for Sling Blue also. There is a listing below that shows which cities have local sports networks as part of Sling Blue.
Considering the number of transient NBA fans and people who just want to see the best of the best play the national networks may work out just fine.
See below for all the ways customers can watch NBA on SlingTV
- Local Games with Sling Blue
- Customers in the following markets can catch local games for $25 per month with Sling Blue: Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Phoenix, Sacramento, Charlotte, Memphis, San Antonio, Miami, Orlando, Detroit, Minneapolis or Cleveland
- National Games with Sling Orange
- Watch nationally-televised games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and TNT for $25 per month with Sling Orange and add Sports Extra for $5 per month to get NBA TV
- Out-of-Market Games with NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass
- Add NBA Team Pass ($18/month) or NBA League Pass ($29/month) to a Sling Orange or Sling Blue subscription to watch out-of-market games from your favorite team or for all NBA teams, plus access to NBA TV
- Former Sling customers can subscribe to NBA League Pass and/or NBA Team Pass without a base subscription