How to Watch Lakers vs Suns Preseason Game Online

Watch Suns Without Cable

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns are set to meet up for a preseason tilt on Wednesday at Footprint Center.

The game (6 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on NBA TV. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of the Lakers vs Suns preseason game online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of NBA TV and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV. You’ll need the main channel package and the “Sports Plus” add-on, both of which can be included in your free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Lakers vs Suns live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most games on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.


Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch a live stream of NBA TV via Prime Channels. You can try both Amazon Prime and the NBA TV Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:

Prime NBA TV Free Trial

Once you’re signed up for the Prime NBA TV Channel, you can watch the Lakers vs Suns live on the Amazon Video app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, various smart TV’s, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of NBA TV and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” plus “Sports Extra” bundle. This option doesn’t come with a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming option with NBA TV, and you can get your first month (Sling Orange + Sports Extra) for $21:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Lakers vs Suns live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” NBA TV is included in “Choice” and above, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch the Lakers vs Suns live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.

If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).


Lakers vs Suns Preseason Preview

The new-look Lakers kicked off their preseason slate over the weekend against the Nets, albeit multiple key players — like LeBron James and Russell Westbrook — remained on the sideline. The Lakers dropped the matchup 123-97 and Lakers star big man Anthony Davis, who played just 11 minutes, did not feel good about his team’s effort.

“Oh we’re way behind,” Anthony Davis said. “Getting movement on offense, quality shots. Defensively — talking, getting our schemes right. Rebounding — very huge — we’re not boxing out. And that was the main takeaway. The offense will come. We’re not too worried about it, especially when we get Bron, Melo, (Ariza), Russ out there. But it was the first game to see where we are, and we have to do a better job defensively, especially blocking out.”

The Lakers are looking to find chemistry on a roster that includes a bevy of new faces, with James, Davis and young gun Talen Horton-Tucker serving as the only returning players.

“There’s a million little details we talk about every day,” Vogel said. “As expected, some were good, some were not. I think we played with pretty good pace. I liked the rim protection of DeAndre and Dwight and AD when they were out there. Having that type of length is going to be really beneficial to our defense this year. I just think we forced a little bit offensively. We only had 17 assists, so we didn’t play the pass enough but, overall, pretty good things.”

The Suns opened their preseason with a 117-106 loss to the Kings. Phoenix is looking to keep things rolling after making it to the NBA Finals a year ago, which included taking down the Lakers in the first round. The roster is led by veteran Chris Paul, who signed an extension this offseason.

“It’s been fun,” he said of starting year two with the Suns. “I think about in camp last year it was all new for me. The year before that when I went to Oklahoma City it was all new. I just came from Houston where for two years it was all new. So it’s actually dope for me to come into a system and principles that I know.”

The Suns will also have Devin Booker back, who was out previously in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.


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