On the heels of sweeping two games against Dallas, the Houston Rockets visit the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. Looking for a live stream of tonight’s Rockets-Cavaliers game? There are a handful of options, depending on where you live and whether you have cable.
With this game being aired nationally on NBA TV, fans outside of the Houston and Cleveland media markets won’t have an option for online streaming as the game is blacked out on NBA League Pass. Fans in Cleveland can watch their regional broadcast (FS Ohio) 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 Houston and Cleveland markets: No available online streaming options: If you’re not in the Houston or Cleveland markets, you won’t be able to watch the game via NBA League Pass. The Rockets-Cavs game is an NBA TV national broadcast, and there is now way to stream the channel via the internet, mobile app or tablet.
In Cleveland: Watch via Sling TV’s free trial: If you’re in Cleveland, you can watch the Fox Sports Ohio 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 Fox Sports Ohio 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
ROOT Sports Southwest handles the coverage of Rockets games, but they do not provide a way for fans to watch games via the internet or mobile app/tablet.
If you have a cable or satellite subscription that includes FS Ohio 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 Cavs 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.