How to Watch NBA Games Live Online for Free

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There are several options for users to check out NBA games online and on their mobile devices for free this season. (Getty)

The NBA is back. Thank goodness.

But while plenty of games are being broadcast on TV over the course of the season, there are also options for fans to watch the matchups online and on their mobile devices – for free

Read on for all the info on how to get NBA games without having to pay anything at all, even when the games are being nationally broadcast.

Here’s how to watch online and on mobile:


How to Watch NBA Games for Free Online


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Users without a cable subscription can watch the game through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to a handful of channels (including TNT, TBS and ESPN) for a monthly fee. The service’s Best of Live TV package costs $20 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch a week’s worth of games for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial. 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.

That means, that any nationally broadcast game on either TNT or ESPN is also available on Sling TV.

There is also another option for games that are only being broadcast on NBA League Pass. Users can sign up for a 7-day free trial of the streaming service – which offers complete league coverage, single-game coverage and even one-time games – and only need to set up an account on the site. A credit card isn’t necessary to sign up for the free trial.

Keep in mind, however, the NBA League Pass free preview is only available until November 3.


How to Watch NBA Games for Free on Mobile


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Users with a subscription to Sling TV can watch it on their app, which can be downloaded for free in the App store or the Google Play store.

Fans can download the 2015-16 NBA app and receive an NBA League Pass free trial from October 27 to November 3. The app can be downloaded for free in the App store or the Google Play store. NBA League Pass subscribers can also activate digital access to their mobile deviceshere.