The Oklahoma City Thunder, two days removed from an overtime win over the Suns, look to move to 3-0 as they host the Los Angeles Lakers at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. Looking for a live stream of tonight’s Lakers-Thunder 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 Oklahoma City markets. Fans in Oklahoma City can watch their Fox Sports regional broadcast (FS Oklahoma) 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 Los Angeles and Oklahoma City markets: Watch via NBA League Pass’ free trial: If you’re not in the Los Angeles or Oklahoma City 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.
In Oklahoma City: Watch via Sling TV’s free trial: If you’re in either Milwaukee or Detroit, you can watch the FS Oklahoma 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 FS Oklahoma 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 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.
In Oklahoma City:
If you have a cable or satellite subscription that includes FS Oklahoma you can watch the game via Fox Sports Go, by using either the website on a computer of 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 Thunder 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.