Two nights after knocking off the Houston Rockets in their season opener, the Los Angeles Lakers visit the Utah Jazz Friday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. Looking for a live stream of tonight’s Lakers-Jazz game? 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 Los Angeles or Utah markets.
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 Los Angeles and Utah markets: Watch via NBA League Pass’ free trial: If you’re not in the Los Angeles or Utah markets, 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.
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.
Full access to NBA League Pass through the Verizon go90 app does come at a cheaper price. The cost for NBA League Pass through the go90 app is $99.50. It should be noted that the Verizon go90 app is only available on mobile devices.
In addition to the ongoing NBA League Pass free preview, Verizon go90 is offering free access for the following dates: November 5-6, November 12-13 and November 19-20.
Within the Los Angeles and Utah markets: Unfortunately for fans of the Lakers and Jazz who live within the teams’ media markets but do not have cable, there’s isn’t an online option to watch the game. In both markets the game will be blacked out on NBA League Pass.
If You Have Cable
In Los Angeles:
Lakers games shown on Spectrum SportsNet can be accessed online via the Spectrum SportsNet website. The page is still labeled “Time Warner Cable SportsNet, but the name change became official in late September.
You will need to use your cable television provider login information to gain access to the live stream.
There are also Apple and Android apps for Spectrum SportsNet that can be used on a tablet or mobile device.
To download the Spectrum SportsNet app for Apple, click here.
To download the Spectrum SportsNet app for Android, click here.
Local Jazz television rights are held by ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain, which does not provide live broadcasts via either the internet or mobile/streaming device.