With the 2015-2016 regular season underway at last, Washington Wizards fans are excited for what looks to be a promising season for their favorite team.
When it comes to watching live basketball, most people think that cable is the only option. However, that’s simply not the case any more. Today, there are various ways to watch the Washington Wizards online, plus keep up with every other team in the league. Keep reading to explore your options.
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Watch Washington Wizards Live Streams with Sling TV
One great way to watch the Wizards online is to use Sling TV. This service provides an easy and legal way to stream live NBA games and tons of other great content. You can read all the details in our review Sling TV, but for now, here are the basics:
- Sling TV works over the internet – no cable required
- Use it on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or streaming player
- Get access to 20+ of cable TV’s best channels
- Watch ESPN online, ESPN 2, TNT, TBS, A&E, AMC, and many more
- Access anywhere, anytime – you just need internet
- Watch live NBA games on ESPN and TNT
- Watch live NBA games on ABC, via the WatchESPN App
- No contract, no commitments
- Just $20 per month
Sling TV packs a huge amount of content into an easy, $20/month subscription. In terms of NBA coverage, Sling gives you access to more than 100 live games throughout the season – 74 games on ESPN (including 3 Wizards games), 55 games on TNT (including 2 Wizards games and the NBA All Star Game stream), and 16 games on ABC (no Wizards games). See the NBA on ESPN, NBA on TNT and NBA on ABC schedules for more details.
Although the ability to watch on-the-go using a mobile device is nice, most of the time the best way to watch Sling TV is on your television, with the help of a streaming player. If you need one, sign up and prepay for 3 months of service and Sling TV will give you a free Roku 2 ($70 value) or a discount of 50% off a Roku 3.
Watch Washington Wizards Live Streams and Replays with NBA League Pass
Looking for a way to watch the Wizards online, plus keep up with the other teams you like to follow? If so, NBA League Pass might be the perfect service for you. Here are the basics:
- The official streaming service of the NBA
- Available for anyone with internet – no cable required
- Use it on your mobile device, computer, or streaming player
- Gain access to LIVE streaming of ALL regular season games (local blackouts apply)
- Watch replays on-demand of all regular season and playoff games
- Watch replays on-demand of classic NBA games from past seasons
- Gain one-step access via social media
Note: Live streaming is blacked out for local teams. That means that if you live within the broadcasting market of any team(s), you will not be able to watch live streams of that team’s games, but can still watch replays.
There are two versions of this service: NBA League Pass, priced at $199.99 per season, is the full version, giving access to all teams in the NBA. NBA Team Pass, priced at $119.99 per season, gives access to a single team of your choice. If you just want to watch a Washington Wizards live stream or two this season, you can save some money by buying a NBA Single Game Pass for $6.99, which lets you stream a single game live.
Watch Live NBA Games for Free Using Your Antenna
Amazingly, there is an easy, safe, and 100% legal way to watch FREE live NBA games. You don’t need cable or even internet to make this work – just a TV and an HD antenna. We recommend the Mohu Leaf 50 if you’re in need of one.
With an HD antenna, you can pick up and watch all over-the-air channels that broadcast in your area. Because ABC is an over-the-air channel, that means you can watch all ABC programming, for free! ABC will host 16 NBA games this season, all of which you can watch for free without cable.
Check the NBA on ABC schedule for details and showtimes. If your schedule doesn’t work with the live broadcast times, the next best option is to record the games you want to watch using a DVR, so that you can enjoy them later. We recommend the Tablo HD because of its more advanced features and ease of use. You can also take a look at the DVR comparison guide we put together to help our readers find the right device for their needs and budget.
Washington Wizards Live Stream: TNT via Playstation Vue
If you live in Chicago, Miami, Dallas, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Philadelphia, you can subscribe to Playstation Vue. This new service from Sony aims to be a cable replacement, by providing 50+ TV channels to subscribers, without cable.
One of the included channels is TNT, which as we know, will host 55 NBA games this season – including 2 Wizards games. If you live in a city where Vue is live, you can watch these games live using Playstation Vue. Plans start from $49.99 per month.
For now, Sling TV is a better choice because it provides access to both TNT and ESPN, so there’s a lot more basketball coverage. Plus, it’s less than half the price, and available nationwide.
It’s easier to watch live NBA games when you live outside of the US, because of the way broadcasting rights work. If you’re outside of the US, you qualify for NBA League Pass International. This service, like the domestic one, provides live streaming of regular season games, and on-demand replays of regular season and playoff games. The only difference is that there are no blackouts in the international version.
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