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How to stream NBA games: Return to Play begins July 30

NBA Return to Play Jazz vs. Suns scrimmage

  • The NBA’s Return to Play wraps up with August 13 and 14 games.
  • The playoffs start with play-in games on August 15 and 16.
  • The four teams still in contention for the remaining playoff spots after August 12’s games: Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs.
  • All the games are being played in Orlando.
  • The conference finals begin on September 15.
  • The finals will start September 30, wrapping up by October 13.

Which NBA teams returned to play?

Western Conference

  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Houston Rockets
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Sacramento Kings
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Utah Jazz

Eastern Conference

  • Boston Celtics
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Miami Heat
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Orlando Magic
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Washington Wizards

NBA Return to Play - BOBAN of Dallas Mavericks

2020 Return to Play TV schedule

Thursday, July 30

  • 6:30pm ET: Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans (TNT)
  • 9pm ET: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers (TNT)

Friday, July 31

  • 2:30pm ET: Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets (NBA League Pass)
  • 4pm ET: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers (NBA TV)
  • 4pm ET: Phoenix Suns vs. Washington Wizards (NBA League Pass)
  • 6:30pm ET: Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks (ESPN)
  • 8pm ET: Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs (NBA League Pass)
  • 9pm ET: Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks (ESPN)

Saturday, August 1

  • 1pm ET: Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets (ESPN)
  • 3:30pm ET: Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (ESPN)
  • 6pm ET: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN)
  • 7pm ET: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers (NBA League Pass)
  • 8:30pm ET: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors (ESPN)

Sunday, August 2

  • 2pm ET: Washington Wizards vs. Brooklyn Nets (NBA League Pass)
  • 3:30pm ET: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics (ABC)
  • 4pm ET: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies (NBA League Pass)
  • 6pm ET: Sacramento Kings vs. Orlando Magic (NBA TV)
  • 8:30pm ET: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets (ABC)
  • 9pm ET: Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns (NBA League Pass)

Monday, August 3

  • 1:30pm ET: Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat (NBA TV)
  • 4pm ET: Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA TV)
  • 4pm ET: Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards (NBA League Pass)
  • 6:30pm ET: Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans (ESPN)
  • 8pm ET: San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers (NBA League Pass)
  • 9pm ET: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz (ESPN)

Tuesday, August 4

  • 1:30pm ET: Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (NBA TV)
  • 2:30pm ET: Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings (NBA League Pass)
  • 4pm ET: Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers (NBA TV)
  • 6pm ET: Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers (NBA League Pass)
  • 6:30pm ET: Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat (TNT)
  • 9pm ET: Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers (TNT)

Wednesday, August 5

  • 2:30p ET: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz (NBA League Pass)
  • 4pm ET: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards (NBA TV)
  • 4pm ET: Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs (NBA League Pass)
  • 6:30pm ET: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN)
  • 8pm ET: Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic (NBA League Pass)
  • 9pm ET: Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics (ESPN)

Thursday, August 6

  • 1:30pm ET: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings (NBA TV)
  • 4pm ET: Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks (TNT)
  • 4pm ET: Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns (NBA League Pass)
  • 6:30pm ET: LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks (TNT)
  • 8pm ET: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets (NBA League Pass)
  • 9pm ET: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets (TNT)

Friday, August 7

  • 1pm ET: Utah Jazz vs. San Antonio Spurs (NBA League Pass)
  • 4pm ET: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies (NBA TV)
  • 5pm ET: Sacramento Kings vs. Brooklyn Nets (NBA League Pass)
  • 6:30pm ET: Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers (TNT)
  • 8pm ET: Washington Wizards vs. New Orleans Pelicans (NBA League Pass)
  • 9pm ET: Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors (TNT)

Saturday, August 8

  • 1pm ET: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (TNT)
  • 3:30pm ET: Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets (TNT)
  • 6pm ET: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers (TNT)
  • 7:30pm ET: Phoenix Suns vs. Miami Heat (NBA League Pass)
  • 8:30pm ET: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks (ESPN)

Sunday, August 9

  • 12:30pm ET: Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA League Pass)
  • 2pm ET: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors (NBA League Pass)
  • 3pm ET: San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans (ABC)
  • 5pm ET: Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics (NBA League Pass)
  • 6:30pm ET: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (NBA TV)
  • 8pm ET: Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings (NBA League Pass)
  • 9pm ET: Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Clippers (NBA TV)

Monday, August 10

  • 2:30pm ET: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns (NBA League Pass)
  • 3pm ET: Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz (NBA TV)
  • 6:30pm ET: Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks (ESPN)
  • 8pm ET: Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat (NBA League Pass)
  • 9pm ET: Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (TNT)

Tuesday, August 11

  • 1pm ET: Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic (NBA League Pass)
  • 2pm ET: Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs (NBA TV)
  • 4:30pm ET: Phoenix Suns vs. Philadelphia 76ers (NBA League Pass)
  • 5pm ET: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks (NBA League Pass)
  • 6:30pm ET: Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies (TNT)
  • 9pm ET: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings (TNT)
  • 9pm ET: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards (NBA League Pass)

Wednesday, August 12

  • 4pm ET: Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets (NBA TV)
  • 6:30pm ET: Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers (ESPN)
  • 8pm ET: Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA League Pass)
  • 9pm ET: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets (ESPN)

Thursday, August 13

  • 12pm ET: Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics (NBA League Pass)
  • 1:30pm ET: Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA League Pass)
  • 4pm ET: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies (NBA League Pass)
  • 4pm ET: Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns (TNT)
  • 6:30pm ET: San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz (TNT)
  • 9pm ET: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets (TNT)
  • 9pm ET: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic (NBA League Pass)

Friday, August 14

  • 1:30pm ET: Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors (NBA League Pass)
  • 4pm ET: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers (ESPN)
  • 6:30pm ET: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. LA Clippers (ESPN)
  • 9pm ET: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston Rockets (ESPN)

NBA Return to Play J.R. Smith of Los Angeles Lakers

NBA League Pass: How to stream the NBA live

NBA League Pass is basically the all-you-can-watch plan. You’ll get all the out-of-market hoops you can handle starting at $28.99 during the 88-game sprint to the playoffs. While you won’t get your local team live if there’s a local broadcast carrying that, it will be reviewable for three days on your League Pass account once the final whistle blows.

If you want NBA TV and your streaming service doesn’t carry it (which we’ll cover in the next section), you can get NBA TV plus the All Teams, No Commercial version of League Pass for under $60. If you’re doing that, you might want to block out the two-week Return to Play, as there are some afternoon start times on a lot of the days—plus, NBA TV will give you coverage and insights to help satiate you between tip-offs.

Which streaming services carry ABC, ESPN, NBA TV, and TNT?

If you’re looking to enjoy Return to Play without going all-in on NBA League Pass, you might be able to do it with your existing streaming service—or this might be the impetus for you to cut the cord altogether or switch services. Let us take you on the tour.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy. Hulu Live TV carries ESPN and TNT, plus ABC in some markets. (You’ll need NBA League Pass to get NBA TV.)

Sling TV

If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.

To get ESPN on Sling, you need to go Sling Orange or Sling Orange + Blue, whereas all three options get you TNT. While ABC isn’t conventionally gettable on Sling, Air TV can hook you up.

How to use AirTV with Sling

AirTV solves one of the Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—gives Sling users the ability to access all local channels to add to whichever Sling package is the best fit for them.


FuboTV

FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 181 FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month. Disney Media favorites like the Disney Channel are coming on board in 2020, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.

Of course, that also means ESPN and ABC are on the way but maybe not in time for Return to Play. If you’re at the Ultra level, you can get NBA TV, but TNT isn’t an option at any level. Your best bet as a Fubo subscriber is to splurge for league pass.

YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

Good news if you’re a YouTube TV subscriber: It sets you up with all four of the channels carrying Return to Play games. You won’t get all the action, but you’ll have games every day.

AT&T TV Now

If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. You’ll get ESPN, TNT, and ABC in all plans, but you’ll need to graduate to Xtra or Ultimate to get NBA TV.

Vidgo

Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), and it’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. But it’s like Fubo in that, even though it started out for streaming sports, it carries a lot more now. So while NBA TV and TNT aren’t options, you can watch the ABC and ESPN games and chat about those online via Vidgo’s Social TV platform.

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The NBA’s Return to Play wraps up with August 13 and 14 games.The playoffs start with play-in games on August 15 and 16. The four teams still in contention for the remaining playoff spots after August 12’s games: Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs. All the games are being played in Orlando. The conference finals begin on September 15. The finals will start September 30, wrapping up by October 13. Which NBA teams returned to play?

Western Conference

Dallas MavericksDenver NuggetsHouston RocketsLos Angeles ClippersLos Angeles LakersMemphis GrizzliesNew Orleans PelicansOklahoma City ThunderPhoenix SunsPortland Trail BlazersSacramento KingsSan Antonio SpursUtah JazzEastern Conference

Boston CelticsBrooklyn NetsIndiana PacersMiami HeatMilwaukee BucksOrlando MagicPhiladelphia 76ersToronto RaptorsWashington Wizards2020 Return to Play TV schedule

Thursday, July 30

6:30pm ET: Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans (TNT)9pm ET: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers (TNT)Friday, July 31

2:30pm ET: Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets (NBA League Pass)4pm ET: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers (NBA TV)4pm ET: Phoenix Suns vs. Washington Wizards (NBA League Pass)6:30pm ET: Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks (ESPN)8pm ET: Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs (NBA League Pass)9pm ET: Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks (ESPN)Saturday, August 1

1pm ET: Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets (ESPN)3:30pm ET: Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (ESPN)6pm ET: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN)7pm ET: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers (NBA League Pass)8:30pm ET: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors (ESPN)Sunday, August 2

2pm ET: Washington Wizards vs. Brooklyn Nets (NBA League Pass)3:30pm ET: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics (ABC)4pm ET: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies (NBA League Pass)6pm ET: Sacramento Kings vs. Orlando Magic (NBA TV)8:30pm ET: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets (ABC)9pm ET: Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns (NBA League Pass)Monday, August 3

1:30pm ET: Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat (NBA TV)4pm ET: Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA TV)4pm ET: Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards (NBA League Pass)6:30pm ET: Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans (ESPN)8pm ET: San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers (NBA League Pass)9pm ET: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz (ESPN)Tuesday, August 4

1:30pm ET: Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (NBA TV)2:30pm ET: Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings (NBA League Pass)4pm ET: Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers (NBA TV)6pm ET: Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers (NBA League Pass)6:30pm ET: Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat (TNT)9pm ET: Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers (TNT)Wednesday, August 5

2:30p ET: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz (NBA League Pass)4pm ET: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards (NBA TV)4pm ET: Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs (NBA League Pass)6:30pm ET: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN)8pm ET: Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic (NBA League Pass)9pm ET: Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics (ESPN)Thursday, August 6

1:30pm ET: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings (NBA TV)4pm ET: Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks (TNT)4pm ET: Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns (NBA League Pass)6:30pm ET: LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks (TNT)8pm ET: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets (NBA League Pass)9pm ET: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets (TNT)Friday, August 7

1pm ET: Utah Jazz vs. San Antonio Spurs (NBA League Pass)4pm ET: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies (NBA TV)5pm ET: Sacramento Kings vs. Brooklyn Nets (NBA League Pass)6:30pm ET: Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers (TNT)8pm ET: Washington Wizards vs. New Orleans Pelicans (NBA League Pass)9pm ET: Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors (TNT)Saturday, August 8

1pm ET: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (TNT)3:30pm ET: Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets (TNT)6pm ET: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers (TNT)7:30pm ET: Phoenix Suns vs. Miami Heat (NBA League Pass)8:30pm ET: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks (ESPN)Sunday, August 9

12:30pm ET: Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA League Pass)2pm ET: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors (NBA League Pass)3pm ET: San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans (ABC)5pm ET: Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics (NBA League Pass)6:30pm ET: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (NBA TV)8pm ET: Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings (NBA League Pass)9pm ET: Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Clippers (NBA TV)Monday, August 10

2:30pm ET: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns (NBA League Pass)3pm ET: Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz (NBA TV)6:30pm ET: Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks (ESPN)8pm ET: Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat (NBA League Pass)9pm ET: Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (TNT)Tuesday, August 11

1pm ET: Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic (NBA League Pass)2pm ET: Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs (NBA TV)4:30pm ET: Phoenix Suns vs. Philadelphia 76ers (NBA League Pass)5pm ET: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks (NBA League Pass)6:30pm ET: Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies (TNT)9pm ET: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings (TNT)9pm ET: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards (NBA League Pass)Wednesday, August 12

4pm ET: Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets (NBA TV)6:30pm ET: Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers (ESPN)8pm ET: Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA League Pass)9pm ET: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets (ESPN)Thursday, August 13

12pm ET: Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics (NBA League Pass) 1:30pm ET: Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA League Pass)4pm ET: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies (NBA League Pass)4pm ET: Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns (TNT)6:30pm ET: San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz (TNT)9pm ET: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets (TNT)9pm ET: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic (NBA League Pass)Friday, August 14

1:30pm ET: Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors (NBA League Pass)4pm ET: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers (ESPN)6:30pm ET: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. LA Clippers (ESPN)9pm ET: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston Rockets (ESPN)NBA League Pass: How to stream the NBA live

NBA League Pass is basically the all-you-can-watch plan. You’ll get all the out-of-market hoops you can handle starting at $28.99 during the 88-game sprint to the playoffs. While you won’t get your local team live if there’s a local broadcast carrying that, it will be reviewable for three days on your League Pass account once the final whistle blows.

If you want NBA TV and your streaming service doesn’t carry it (which we’ll cover in the next section), you can get NBA TV plus the All Teams, No Commercial version of League Pass for under $60. If you’re doing that, you might want to block out the two-week Return to Play, as there are some afternoon start times on a lot of the days—plus, NBA TV will give you coverage and insights to help satiate you between tip-offs.

Which streaming services carry ABC, ESPN, NBA TV, and TNT?

If you’re looking to enjoy Return to Play without going all-in on NBA League Pass, you might be able to do it with your existing streaming service—or this might be the impetus for you to cut the cord altogether or switch services. Let us take you on the tour.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy. Hulu Live TV carries ESPN and TNT, plus ABC in some markets. (You’ll need NBA League Pass to get NBA TV.)

Sling TV

If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.

To get ESPN on Sling, you need to go Sling Orange or Sling Orange + Blue, whereas all three options get you TNT. While ABC isn’t conventionally gettable on Sling, Air TV can hook you up.

How to use AirTV with Sling

AirTV solves one of the Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—gives Sling users the ability to access all local channels to add to whichever Sling package is the best fit for them.

TRY AIRTV

FuboTV

FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 181 FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month. Disney Media favorites like the Disney Channel are coming on board in 2020, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.

Of course, that also means ESPN and ABC are on the way but maybe not in time for Return to Play. If you’re at the Ultra level, you can get NBA TV, but TNT isn’t an option at any level. Your best bet as a Fubo subscriber is to splurge for league pass.

YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

Good news if you’re a YouTube TV subscriber: It sets you up with all four of the channels carrying Return to Play games. You won’t get all the action, but you’ll have games every day.

AT&T TV Now

If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. You’ll get ESPN, TNT, and ABC in all plans, but you’ll need to graduate to Xtra or Ultimate to get NBA TV.

Vidgo

Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), and it’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. But it’s like Fubo in that, even though it started out for streaming sports, it carries a lot more now. So while NBA TV and TNT aren’t options, you can watch the ABC and ESPN games and chat about those online via Vidgo’s Social TV platform.

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