The NBA preseason has begun, so you need to make sure you can catch up on the action on your devices. There are several ways that you can watch the NBA from your Windows 10 PC and your Xbox One so you won't miss all the dunks, shots, and buzzer-beaters. From watching Kawhi team up with PG13 in LA to watching the Raptors try to defend their NBA title, these are the best Windows 10 apps to watch the NBA.
Watching your team
Sling TV is the best cord-cutting option for Windows 10 users. It has plans that let you watch ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV. You can also use it to watch regional sports for most NBA teams. If you're a diehard fan, you can also sign up for NBA League Pass through Sling TV. Make sure to check your local channels on Sling TV's website before signing up. Sling TV can be watched on Windows 10 through its app or a web browser.
Eyes on the action
Hulu isn't the best option for the NBA if you're a diehard NBA fan, but it still has a lot of content. You can watch most teams on local channels and can watch ESPN and TNT depending on your plan. Hulu has a Windows 10 app and can also be watched through a browser.
A TuneIn Preimum subscription allows you to listen to live play-by-play broadcasts of every NBA game. You also get access to play-by-play broadcasts of the NFL, MLB, and NHL. TuneIn has an app in the Microsoft Store and also works through your web browser.
Using the web
The reality is that many streaming services don't have dedicated apps on Windows 10. If you want to watch the NBA through YouTube TV, Fubo TV, AT&T TV Now, or other streaming services, you'll need to use a browser. Any good browser will do, but Vivaldi is a nice option because of its picture-in-picture mode.
Watch on Xbox
If your Xbox One is your media hub, the NBA app will allow you to watch NBA League Pass through your console. You can watch live games and recaps through the app. You can get a team plan for $130 per season or go all the way up to a full League Pass + Premium for $270 per season.
Look at the schedule
With 82 regular-season games per team, the playoffs, and 31 teams to follow, you'll want to make sure to add games to your calendar. Outlook has a tool that allows you to add popular calendars to your account, including calendars for specific NBA teams or the entire league. You'll have to add a new calendar through Outlook.com. After that, you can view them in the Mail and Calendar app.
Facts and highlights
In addition to being action-packed on the court, the NBA is like a living soap opera off the court. You can stay up to date with all the latest Twitter feuds and burns with Tweeten. It's a Tweetdeck client that allows you to watch Twitter unfold in real-time. It's also a great way to get instant analysis, highlights, and insight from experts around the league.
A slam dunk!
The NBA is full of action, drama, and exciting plays. The apps on this list will help you stay up to date on all the thrills on the court and make sure you don't miss a beat. If you plan to stream the NBA and want to know which streaming services are best for you, make sure to check out the Cordcutters guide to watching the NBA without cable.
Sling TV (opens in new tab) is the best option for Windows 10 users who want to watch the NBA on their PC or Xbox One. It has plans that let you watch ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV. It also has access to many teams through local channels, and you can watch NBA League Pass through it.
If you want to stay up to date on free-agent signings, Twitter feuds, and see updates and highlights from bloggers, journalists, and experts around the league, you should use Tweeten (opens in new tab). It's a great way to customize Tweetdeck and allows you to see content in real-time.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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