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How to Watch Bucks Games Without Cable

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Ben Simmons

Getty Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks posts up Ben Simmons of the Nets.

After a slight step back during their title defense last year, Giannis Antetkounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks look to get back to the NBA promised land in 2023.

If you live in the Bucks market, you can watch every game live on DirecTV Stream, which comes with a free trial and is the only streaming service to include Bally Sports Wisconsin.

If you live out of the Bucks market, you can watch most games live on FuboTV, which comes with a free trial and has NBA League Pass, ESPN, ESPN2 and NBA TV.

Those are just a couple of the options if you’re cutting cable, so here’s a full guide on how you can watch a live stream of Bucks games online in 2022-23, including options for both in-market and out-of-market viewers:

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If You’re in the Bucks Market

Note: All nationally televised games are considered “in-market” for everyone in the United States

Watch Every Bucks Game: DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ESPN, ESPN2 and TNT are included in every one, while Bally Sports Wisconsin (local markets) and NBA TV are in “Choice” and up, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch Bucks games live on the DirecTV Stream app or DirecTV Stream website.

Compatible devices for the DirecTV Stream app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.


If You’re Out of the Bucks Market

FuboTV

Note: TNT isn’t available on FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN, ESPN2, NBA TV, NBA League Pass (this is necessary for watching out-of-market games) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV.

You’ll need either the “Sports Plus,” “Sports Lite,” or “fubo Extra” add-on for NBA TV, and NBA League Pass is a separate add-on, but every package and add-on can be included with your free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch out-of-market Bucks games live on the FuboTV app or FuboTV website.

Compatible devices for the FuboTV app include 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.


Amazon Prime

Note: Nationally televised games on ESPN or TNT aren’t available with this option

Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch every out-of-market NBA game via Prime Channels. You can try both Amazon Prime and the NBA League Pass channel at no cost with a free trial:

NBA League Pass on Amazon Prime

Once you’re signed up for the Prime Paramount+ Channel, you can watch out-of-market Bucks games live on the Amazon Video app or Amazon website.

Compatible devices for the Amazon Video app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, 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.


NBA League Pass

Note: Nationally televised games on ESPN or TNT aren’t available with this option

This is ultimately the same as the Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch on NBA’s digital platforms rather than Amazon’s. You can watch all out-of-market NBA games on NBA League Pass, which comes with a free trial:

NBA League Pass

Once signed up for NBA League Pass, can watch out-of-market Bucks games live on the NBA app or NBA website

Compatible devices for the NBA app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Xbox One or Series S/X, PlayStation 4 or 5, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.


Bucks Season Preview 2022-23

The Milwaukee Bucks come into this season extra motivated after getting denied a championship repeat last season. In addition an 0-5 preseason is no cause for alarm in Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo’s mind.

“It doesn’t worry me,” Antetokounmpo said via ESPN’s Jamal Collier. “What worries me is our habits and building good habits.

“Right now, we’re not vocal enough. We’re not urgent enough. We’re not hungry enough. But at the end of the day, it’s the preseason. We have the whole regular season to find ourselves,” he added.

Milwaukee boasts one of the best players in the league in Antetokounmpo with a veteran cast around him. Antetokounmpo looks to take another step in his storied, young career of one NBA titles, two MVPs, four-time All-NBA first team member, and perennial scorer and defender.

At 27 years of age, Antetokounmpo has more to prove to cement his legacy with a franchise that hadn’t won in decades before his arrival. Antetokounmpo kept his skills extra sharp in the latter parts of the offseason with his participation in the EuroBasket Tournament for Greece. He averaged 29.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 4.7 assists for the tournament. It reflected his last NBA season performance of 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game.

Milwaukee won’t  start the season 100% sharp in terms of health though. The Bucks will miss Khris Middleton, 32, for a while due to a wrist injury after missing him during the playoffs because on an ankle injury.

“Guys are down, who knows when they’re going to get back, so this is who we have right now,” Antetokounmpo said per ESPN. “We still have a great team, but we’re seven or eight days from the next game and when it really counts. We’ve got to buckle down and start trying to build good habits.”

When healthy, Middleton gives the Bucks a perfect compliment to Antetokounmpo. Middelton, 32, averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.2 steals per game last season.

Jrue Holiday, another key part of the Bucks title run, also returns. He averaged 18.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.

Milwaukee still has some youth in the lineup with Grayson Allen, 27, and Brook  Lopez, 22. Allen averaged 11.1 points and 3.4 rebound last season, and Lopez posted 12.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest last year.

Bucks reserves who can provide a spark off the bench include Pat Connaughton, George Hill, Joe Ingles, Bobby Portis, and Wesley Matthews.