Last Updated on June 23, 2020
In this article, we will tell you How to Watch Live NBA on Firestick. The guide provided here is also compatible with other devices in the Fire TV lineup, including the Fire TV Cube, current-gen Fire TV Box, and smart TVs/soundbars with Fire TV built-in.
National Basketball Association, commonly known as the NBA, is the biggest pro basketball league in North America. It is also one of the major professional sports events hosted in the United States.
After going through a brief hiatus this year, the regular NBA season is making its return again in the upcoming weeks. And of course, NBA fans are quite excited to catch NBA stars in action on the courts once again.
In recent years, the NBA has taken steps forward to extend its broadcasts over the internet, with its League Pass subscription and long-term deals with online live TV providers.
How to Watch NBA on FireStick
Thanks to the availability of various streaming services, Amazon Fire TV users can also enjoy NBA games live and on-demand. Since many of you are looking forward to streaming NBA on Firestick, we have prepared this guide to help you out. Be sure to check out the options below.
Last Updated on June 23, 2020
Watch NBA Live on Firestick with official NBA App
The official NBA for Fire TV app offers access to NBA’s 100+ regular-season games, if only you purchase the NBA League Pass. With the League Pass, you can also stream past replays of 18-19 and 19-20 games, as well as access to the NBA TV channel feed. The NBA TV channel provides 24/7 coverage of NBA expert analysis, documentaries, a few WNBA games, and many more.
At the time of this writing, the NBA is offering complimentary access to on-demand League Pass content. However, the standard NBA League Pass pricing is $14.99/month. You can sign up for it from watch.nba.com/packages, then sign in to the NBA for Fire TV app with your League Pass account. The app also keeps you updated with schedules and league statistics so that you won’t miss out on upcoming NBA matches.
Watch NBA on Firestick with TV Everywhere Services
ABC, ESPN, and TNT are the official national television broadcasters of NBA games until the 24-25 season. If you have a cable subscription, you can stream the NBA games live with the network’s TV Everywhere services.
ABC has access to 19 NBA regular-season games, which includes select first and second-round playoffs, along with the NBA Finals. You can log in to the official ABC app with your TV provider credentials and enjoy the live ABC channel broadcast of NBA games.
ESPN has broadcasting rights of 82 regular-season games, including back-to-back Wednesday and Friday night doubleheaders, as well as select Sunday and Monday Night games. To get access to ESPN’s broadcast of NBA games, you can log in to the ESPN for Fire TV app with your cable or satellite TV subscriber account. You will also be able to watch previously broadcasted NBA games on-demand.
Turner Sports’ TNT has airing rights of 67 regular-season games. You can also watch the All-Star weekend games, select conference semi-finals, and finals every season. The official WatchTNT app will give you access to the 24/7 live TNT channel, so you can watch “NBA on TNT” games by simply logging with your TV provider account.
Watch NBA on Firestick with Online Live TV Services
If you don’t have a cable or satellite TV subscription, then you can take advantage of a few online live TV providers that offer ABC, ESPN, NBA TV, and TNT channels on Firestick. We have listed the providers below.
With Hulu’s $54.99 Hulu + Live TV subscription, you get access to a hefty 65+ channel lineup, which includes ABC, ESPN, and TNT channels. Local sports channels that broadcast NBA games will be available based on your location.
Hulu even offers 50 hours of cloud DVR storage and two simultaneous streams with its live TV subscription. With the $14.99 monthly bundle of Enhanced Cloud DVR and Unlimited Screens add-ons, you can have up to 200 hours of recording time and unlimited simultaneous streams on the same home network. Note that the concurrent streams are capped up to three devices on different networks.
fuboTV’s entry-level fubo Standard ($54.99/month) package has 100+ channels to offer, depending on your regional restrictions. Although fuboTV doesn’t have the ABC and ESPN channels, it still includes the TNT channel. For NBA TV, you will have to pay for the Sports Plus add-on. It will add an extra $10.99 to your monthly fuboTV subscription.
If you want more than 30 hours of cloud DVR storage and two simultaneous screens, we recommend you to go for the Family ($59.99/month) package. It offers 500 hours of DVR space and three simultaneous screens.
The most affordable live TV solution to watch NBA on Firestick is none other than Sling. Its $30 Sling Orange plan has 30+ channels, including ESPN and TNT. You can add NBA TV to the channel lineup with the Sports Extra add-on, which will cost you an extra $10 over your base Sling plan.
The Sling Orange plan lets you stream on a single device only. Cloud DVR storage is also limited to ten hours by default.
At a monthly subscription price of $49.99, YouTube TV’s 70+ channel lineup is simply unbeatable. You get complete coverage of NBA with YouTube TV since it has ABC, ESPN, NBA TV, and TNT in its list of channels.
You can also add the NBA League Pass to your YouTube TV subscription, giving you access to all out-of-market, regular-season NBA games. The live programming is also free of advertisements, and you can choose between multiple announcers for both home and away commentaries.
YouTube TV also gives users unlimited cloud storage for DVR, as well as simultaneous streaming on up to three devices. You can record NBA games, keep the recordings in the DVR library for up to nine months, and watch them anytime on-demand.
Watch NBA on FireStick in other Countries
The NBA League Pass can be purchased globally, except for a few Asian, North American, and Middle Eastern countries. The subscription price varies from country to country.
However, you can log in to the NBA for Fire TV app with your NBA League Pass subscription and stream NBA regular-season games without the need of a VPN service.
In select European countries like Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, DAZN has exclusive rights to broadcast NBA games online. A DAZN subscription is Germany costs €11.99/month.
Indian NBA fans can install the SonyLIV app on Firestick and stream Sony SIX HD and Sony Ten HD channels, which are the official broadcasters of NBA games in India. The SonyLIV premium subscription is priced at ₹299/month and ₹999/year.
That’s all of the services that offer NBA on Firestick. In addition to the services in the United States, we also have discussed a couple of regional streaming providers that has exclusive rights to broadcast NBA games in several different countries.
Every service mentioned in this guide is available to download for free in the Amazon Appstore. However, you will have to pay for the required subscription in order to enjoy NBA content on a particular streaming service.