How Cord Cutters Can Live Stream the 2016 NBA Finals
The NBA Playoffs are over, and the NBA Finals are sure to be once again, one of the most exciting series in all of American sports. It is a constant stream of non-stop action, individual heroics, and highlight reel plays. The best in the game of basketball are facing off to take the claim of champions for the season and both teams always put everything they have on the line to secure the title.
LeBron James is in his sixth consecutive NBA finals and will look to win his first championship as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, going up against Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors once again. LeBron’s tenure in Cleveland has been a roller coaster with injury-plagued teams and a coaching change in the middle of the season, so LeBron would certainly love to calm the waters and win the series.
Previously, watching live sports was nearly impossible without a cable package. But, nowadays it’s incredibly easy to watch sporting events including the NBA Finals without cable. Chris Brantner of CutCableToday detailed the options in his NBA Finals watch guide and some of the options are listed below.
Catch the NBA Finals Live Streaming
Here are some of the best ways to watch for cord cutters.
Watch ABC with an Antenna
The easiest and cheapest way to watch TV without cable is with an antenna. After the initial investment in the device, it is absolutely free. Plus, the antenna gets you access to every single Finals game during the series live directly on your TV. You can check out what antennas will work and what the reception is like in your area here.
The picture comes in as impressive high-definition that is uncompressed and not interfered with by other signals like it may be from cable packages. In fact, some say it’s the clearest picture they have ever seen.
Sling TV Streams the Finals
During the NBA Playoffs, Sling TV was one of the best options to watch the most games. It is only $20 per month and will also get you a live stream for the Finals. You get over 20 cable channels streaming, meaning you can watch ESPN online, along with many other popular networks. Plus, you can watch the finals on the WatchESPN app on either ABC or ESPN3. You just sign with your Sling TV login and can stream every finals game.
The full Sling TV service is compatible with just about every streaming device, mobile device, and tablet. You can try it out free too with a week-long free trial and learn more about Sling TV here.
Stream on PlayStation Vue
Set up nearly the same exact way as Sling TV, PlayStation Vue is another streaming service to watch the Finals. It works the same way as Sling TV in that you can login to WatchESPN with your PlayStation Vue credentials. Plus, in Chicago, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, and Philadelphia you can get ABC live with the subscription. Costs for PlayStation Vue are $29.99 per month in most places and $39.99 per month in the seven cities mentioned above. If you want to know any more details, check out the PlayStation Vue site here.
Growth of Cord Cutting Amongst Sports Fans
As the trend of cord cutting has expanded, so have the options for cord cutters. There are new options coming onto the market all the time, so might as well use one of the free trials and no contracts to test out if cutting cable would work for you. If you have any questions, leave them below in the comments!
Steph Curry, LeBron James Photo Credit: Anadolu Agency, Getty Images
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