How to Watch 2023-24 NBA Season Online Without Cable

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, The Hollywood Reporter may receive an affiliate commission.

With the 2023-24 NBA season is in full swing, there are a lot of heated matchups all season long with top superstars — including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Nikola Jokić, Jimmy Butler, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Dončić, Victor Wembanyama and others.

More from The Hollywood Reporter

The NBA season starts on Tuesday, Oct. 24, while the 82-game regular season ends on Sunday, Apr. 14, 2024. The NBA In-Season Tournament Championship game happens on Saturday, Dec. 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, while NBA All-Star Game takes place on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The new season is here, so keep reading to find out how to watch the NBA games with and without a cable subscription.

How to Watch the 2023-24 NBA Season Online Without Cable

While both of the 2023-24 NBA regular season games are broadcast across ABC, ESPN, ESPN3 (which simulcasts games from ABC), TNT and NBA TV, you can sign up for a free trial from a live TV streaming service if you want to watch without cable for free. There are a number of streaming cable alternatives that carry the network. However, at the moment, not many of them are offering free trials. Ahead, you’ll find where to watch both games online without a cable subscription.

DirecTV Stream

Price $69.99 and up per month

2023-24 NBA Season ESPN, TNT NBA TV and NBA League Pass

You can catch NBA regular season games on ESPN, TNT and NBA TV, which is available on DirecTV Stream’s “Choice” package and up. Choice has more than 105 channels, while prices start as low as $84.99. In the meantime, the cable alternative has a free trial available, which only lasts for five days, but that’s more than enough to catch a few games.

In addition, you can add NBA League Pass to your subscribe for an addition $14.99 per month.

Buy Now

Hulu + Live TV

Price: $76.99 and up per month

2023-24 NBA Season ABC, ESPN and TNT

A subscription to Hulu + Live TV can give you access to 2023-24 NBA regular season games on ESPN, TNT and ABC. The service can also give you access to more than 90 channels starting at $76.99 per month. Meanwhile, the package includes access to Hulu’s streaming library, Disney+ and ESPN+, unlimited cloud DVR and the ability to watch up to two screens to stream at the same time.

Buy Now


Price $20 and up per month

2023-24 NBA Season ESPN, ESPN3, TNT, NBA League Pass and NBA TV

To watch NBA games on TNT, ESPN and ESPN3, Sling might be a good fit for potential subscribers. Sign up is really easy, while all of its plans feature the cable network in their respective lineups. Additionally, Sling is the cheapest traditional cable alternative with prices starting as low as $20 per month for the first month for Sling Orange ($40 per month afterwards) — with the streamer’s current deals. Sling Orange also features Disney Channel, ESPN, Freeform, TBS, Bravo, MSNBC and much more.

In fact, the streamer has a Sling Orange + NBA League Pass package that includes NBA TV, out-of-market games, on-demand games and highlights. You can get six months for $257 prepaid, which breaks down to about $43 per month, or nearly 15 percent off the list price, if you went month-to-month.

Buy Now

Outside of the U.S.? You’re in luck! You can still stream the 2023-24 NBA regular seasongames with ExpressVPN. It’s a virtual private network that let’s you legally access U.S. web servers, even if you’re in another country, to stream NBA games on a smartphone, tablet, laptop and smart TV. Learn more about ExpressVPN here.

How to Watch the 2023-24 NBA Season With Cable

Games during the 2023-24 NBA season will air on the broadcast network ABC, as well as cable network TNT, ESPN, ESPN3, NBA TV and NBA League Pass. You can watch through your cable TV provider, or on the networks’ respective websites with your cable TV account login.

Where to Buy 2023-24 NBA Season Tickets Online

Want to catch all of the hoops action in person? Tickets for the 2023-24 NBA Season games can be found at Ticketmaster, Vivid Seats and StubHub, as well as on — ticket prices vary, depending on the city you pick and where you’d like to sit in the arena.

One of the best deals on NBA tickets can be found at SeatGeek; use THR‘s exclusive promo code HOLLYWOOD10 to save $10 off eligible purchases of $250 and up.

Buy Now

Best of The Hollywood Reporter