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Kings vs. Suns Live Stream: How to Watch Online for Free

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DeMarcus Cousins has a new head coach in Dave Joerger (Getty)

Looking for a live stream of tonight’s Kings-Suns season opener? There are a handful of options, depending on where you live and whether you have cable.

The best option for fans in most areas is NBA League Pass, which is offering a free trial through November 1. League Pass games are subjected to blackout restrictions in areas where a team’s local broadcast is available through a cable provider, so it’s not an option for people in the Sacramento or Phoenix regions. Fans in Phoenix can watch their Fox Sports regional broadcasts (FS New Orleans) on Sling TV, which also offers a free trial. Read on for details.

If you’re unsure whether you’re subjected to League Pass’ blackout restrictions, you can click here and enter your zip code. You’ll get a message letting you know which teams’ games are blacked out in your area.

Here’s a rundown of the streaming options:

If You Don’t Have Cable

Outside of the Sacramento and Phoenix regions: Watch via NBA League Pass’ free trial: If you’re not in the Sacramento region or Phoenix region, you can watch the game for free via NBA League Pass. There are multiple subscription options that we’ll outline below. But the program has a free trial that runs through November 1. Click here to create an account and start your free trial. You can watch the game on your computer or through the NBA app on a smart phone or connected TV.

Click here to download the NBA app in the iTunes App Store.

Click here to download the NBA app in the Google Play Store.

Click here to download the NBA app via Amazon.

You can also access the NBA app on an Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire tablet, Amazon Fire FV, Amazon Fire FV Stick, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita or Roku.

If you’re interested in signing up for a League Pass subscription and watching games beyond November 1, the pricing options are as follows:

— A team pass for $119.99. This will give you access to every out-of-market game for one team.

— An all-access league pass for $199.99. This will give you access to every out-of-market game for the whole league.

— A one-game pass for $6.99. This will allow you to watch one out-of-market game at a time.

You can also watch the game through League Pass on Verizon’s go90 app. The app is free to download regardless of whether your’e a Verizon customer. But if you’re a Verizon wireless customer, you’ll have the added benefit of being able to watch the game on the app without using any data. Click here to download the app.

In Phoenix: Watch via Sling TV’s free trial: If you’re in Phoenix, you can watch the FS Arizona broadcast through Sling TV, an online streaming service that offers access to a growing number of networks for a monthly fee. You can watch the game for free by taking advantage of Sling’s free 7-day trial.

To sign up for Sling, follow these steps:

1. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

2. When you sign up, select Sling’s Blue package, which costs $25 per month. You’ll also have the option of selecting Sling’s Orange package, and/or selecting “add-ons,” all of which come with a monthly fee but are included in the free trial. The Blue package is the only one that includes Fox Sports’ regional networks. Note: the Blue package is listed immediately to the right of the Orange package on the Sling TV website.

3. Download the Sling app on your desktop or mobile device, and navigate over to YES to watch the game.

If you’re on a mobile device, you can download the Sling app for free in the App store or the Google Play store. There’s also a Sling app for Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and XBox One. Click here for a full list of compatible devices.

If You Have Cable

In Sacramento:

You can watch the game via either CSNBayArea.com or the NBC Sports app, simply by using the login information from your cable provider account.

To download the NBC Sports app for an Apple device, click here.

To download the NBC Sports app for an Android device, click here.

The NBC Sports app is also available for Windows, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, XBox and Samsung. Click here to access download links for those specific platforms.

In Phoenix:

If you have a cable or satellite subscription that includes FS Arizona you can watch the game via Fox Sports Go, by using either the website on a computer or by using the Fox Sports Go app for a mobile device or tablet.

To access Fox Sports Go via computer, click here. You will need to select your cable service provider and login using that information in order to have access to the game. Once logged in, simply select the Suns game from the available options and streaming will begin.

To download the Fox Sports Go app for an Apple device, click here.

To download the Fox Sports Go app for an Android device, click here.

The Fox Sports Go app is also available for the Amazon Kindle Fire and Windows Phone. Connected devices such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, XBox, Android TV and Google Chromecast also have access to Fox Sports Go. Click here for access.

Kings-Suns Preview

Two teams looking to end their respective playoff droughts meet in Phoenix Wednesday night, as the Phoenix Suns host the Sacramento Kings. Earl Watson, who took over for the fired Jeff Hornacek in an interim role last year, had the interim tag removed this summer and will look to mold a young roster that includes promising talents Devin Booker and Marquese Chriss.

Sacramento also has a new head coach, as Dave Joerger makes the move west after coaching the Grizzlies to playoff appearances in each of the last three seasons. Now he has the task of turning the Kings into a formidable team with center DeMarcus Cousins leading the way. Cousins, one of the NBA’s top big men, hasn’t experienced much in the way of team success since being drafted in 2010 and that frustration can occasionally manifest itself in the form of technical fouls. This game will also be a mini-Kentucky basketball reunion, with a total of seven players (four Suns, three Kings) having played their college basketball at UK.

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