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USA vs Australia Basketball 2021 Live Stream: How to Watch Online

Getty Images Jayson Tatum #10 of the United States warms up before an exhibition game against Nigeria at Michelob ULTRA Arena ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nigeria defeated the United States 90-87. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Team USA looks to bounce back after a stunning upset as they host Australia for an Olympic warmup exhibition on Monday.

In the US, the game (8 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on NBC Sports Network. If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of USA vs Australia (and the upcoming Team USA basketball exhibitions, which will all be on NBC Sports Network) online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of NBCSN and 100-plus other live TV channels via FuboTV’s main channel package, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch USA vs Australia live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, 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.


Sling TV

NBCSN is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with NBCSN and the channels you’ll need for the Olympics, and you can get your first month for just $10:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch USA vs Australia 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, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, 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.


AT&T TV

AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” NBCSN is included in every one, 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:

AT&T TV Free Trial

Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch USA vs Australia live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.

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


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of NBCSN and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch USA vs Australia live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


USA vs Australia Preview

Things did not go as planned for a stacked Team USA squad against Nigeria, with the African country pulling out a 90-87 win. The American squad entered the matchup 54-2 in exhibition games since professionals started playing in 1992, per ESPN. The US had beat Nigeria 110-66 in their most recent matchup and 156-73 in during the 201 Olympics.

Nigeria made 20 of 42 3s to pull off the upset against the US All-Stars. Nigeria carried seven NBA players on their roster, however, none of them were household names.

“It was an exhibition and at the end of the day it doesn’t mean much in the standings,” said Nigeria coach Mike Brown, who is an assistant with the Golden State Warriors. “But it’s a good win for us. I don’t think any African team has been able to beat USA Basketball.”

As Team USA coach Gregg Popovich pointed out, it’s better it happens now than later in the month in Tokyo.

“In a way I’m kind of glad it happened,” Popovich said. “It means nothing if we don’t learn from it. It could be the most important thing in this tournament for us. To learn lessons from this.”

Team USA now has to figure things out with Australia coming to town — another squad that boasts some NBA talent like Patty Mills, Aron Baynes, Matisse Thybulle and Joe Ingles. The Australian team are hopeful to wrangle a medal in Tokyo this year.

“Unfinished business is in the forefront of all our minds,” Baynes said. “We’re all excited to get out there and chase that gold medal. There’s so much young talent coming through in Australian basketball that we’re excited to incorporate into the Boomers system and hopefully lets us take that next step. When we can mix that and incorporate that team chemistry quickly, that will be key to our success.

“It’s the highest honor for us playing basketball to get to play with our mates who have all grown up together and are second family now. We just want to carry that over and instill it in the young guys.”

Meanwhile, the US team is just looking to find chemistry to go with their wealth of talent.

“None of us have ever played with each other, we’re just trying to figure it out,” Team USA’s Jason Tatum said. “We don’t have three to four weeks. This is good for us, we’ll learn a lot from the film and we’ll regroup.”

Team USA is a 16.5-point favorite for the matchup.

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