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NBA Playoffs logo 2024

After a long wait through the regular season, we're finally here at the NBA Playoffs. Many greats have come through these playoffs to make history in the past, and this year, we expect no different. Will it be a Finals sweep, or will we see everything come down to one pivotal game?

Either way, you don't have to have cable to catch all the NBA Playoffs action this year. Follow our guide, and we'll show you where you can stream each game so you don't miss any threes or dunks along the way.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream the NBA playoffs:
  Price Channels Free Trial  
$69.99 - $82.99 85+ none Watch Now
$69.99 - $159.99 140+ 5 days Watch Now
$74.99 - $94.99 220+ 7 days Watch Now
$40 - $60 30+ - 130+ 3 days Watch Now

How to Watch the NBA Playoffs Without Cable

Unlike previous years of the NBA Playoffs, viewers don’t have to rely on their cable or satellite TV providers to see their favorite teams play for the championship title. Even with the assortment of channels airing these games, cord-cutters can choose a streaming service that carries some or all of these channels. Here are all the ways to catch the NBA Playoffs this year:

Who Is Playing in the 2024 NBA Playoffs?

We've got the tournament bracket below for your convenience, but if you want updates as to who makes it to the next round, be sure to check out the official NBA website.

Tournament bracket for NBA Playoffs 2024

Can I Watch the NBA Playoffs on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

Now that you know what services are streaming the NBA Playoffs, you need to make sure your device is compatible. Well, you're in luck! This year, you can catch the NBA Playoffs with Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and most modern devices because they are all compatible with the services listed above.

More to Stream for Basketball Fans

Once the NBA Playoffs come to an end and one team lifts the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy, you’ll need to wait until next season to catch more basketball action. While we will have you covered when the NBA draft comes around, we recommend checking out some other major sporting events on CBS Sports or NBC Sports.

Beyond offering great predictions and commentary for the NBA Playoffs, CBS Sports covers PGA events, MLB matchups, the upcoming NFL season, and fantasy leagues for all your favorite sports. Read our guide on how to watch CBS Sports to check it out yourself.

Maybe you’ve never been a CBS fan, and instead, you want to get your information from NBC Sports instead. No problem! Check out our guide on how to watch NBC Sports to learn how to catch their coverage of NFL, NHL, soccer, NASCAR, and many more current sports occurrences.

4 thoughts on “How to Watch the 2024 NBA Playoffs Without Cable

  1. Charlie Palta says:

    In Canada none of those services are available. So… What to do? ?

    1. Kevin K says:

      Maybe VPN will give you access to US streaming services?

  2. Judith Nicholls says:

    Antennas don’t look like that any more… I’m constantly surprised that people don’t know about OTA TV any more at all! A whole generation, apparently. HD antennas work very well and are very small and don’t live on towers (most of the time), and if you are fairly close to the source, indoor antennas may work.

    1. Robert says:

      I pick up 30+ channels with my OVA HD Antenna. It’s about the size of a piece of paper and is hanging on the back of a door. It’s only choppy when it’s windy and I’m assuming that’s due to the source signal as the wind doesn’t blow inside my house! I don’t watch it much and a lot of it is old reruns but the picture, if broadcast in HD, is as good as you’ll find anywhere. Most of the channels have what I call sub-channels (CBS.1 CBS.2 CBS.3 etc) and 18.1-18.8 (Charlotte area) has about 8 of those. Much of it is crap but for example 36.2 is non-stop crime/forensics TV. I flat out refuse to watch commercials so I don’t use it much but if it was all I had, it would suit just fine. As for NBA playoffs, ABC is all it’s got I’m afraid

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