How To Watch NBA Games Live On Fire Stick
Whether you want to watch out-of-market NBA games or are trying to keep tabs on your favorite fantasy stars, the Amazon Fire TV Stick (AKA Firestick) has some great options out there for catching every NBA game this season.
Here are some of the best ways we've found for streaming NBA on your Firestick both officially and unofficially (aka free).
Official Ways to Watch NBA on Fire TV Stick
NBA League Pass on the NBA for Fire TV App
There's no doubt that the NBA is more popular than it has been in years, and part of the reason for this is that its now easier than ever to watch every NBA game with NBA League Pass on all devices, and including Fire TV.
How It Works
- First you would need to sign up for an NBA League Pass package with NBA.com. The NBA offers a premium package ($249), a standard All Teams package ($199) and a lower tier Team Pass ($119).
- Then, using the Amazon App store on your Fire Stick or Fire TV, download the free NBA for Fire TV app. If you are currently logged into Amazon, you can deliver the app to any of your streaming devices automatically by clicking here.
- When prompted, enter your NBA.com credentials into the app and activate your device.
- You should be able to access your NBA League Pass on your Fire TV device. It will also allow you to watch classic games and cut down versions of NBA games after they they have aired.
Unofficial Ways to Watch NBA on Fire TV
Below are our picks for streaming NBA games unofficially on the Fire TV.
While it does cost $20 a month, SET TV is worth every penny for sports lovers. You get access to over 500+ live streaming channels with roughly a hundred of them dedicated to live sports. It can be installed on any device including phones, tablets, as well as Windows and Mac computers.
For more on Set TV you can see our video below which gives you a brief tutorial on how to install it on your Fire TV as well as a demo of the NFL Sunday Ticket which starts at about the 2:50 mark.. The NBA League Pass on Set TV works pretty much the same way.
The Free Apps
The truly free options on our list are ad supported streaming apps. In our experience the ads on these platforms don't distract all that much from the live streaming experience.
Because they don't offer the true NBA League Pass feel the way NBA for Fire TV or Set TV does, you may have to do some sleuthing as to where to find the best streams of your favorite NBA teams.
With our last three choices on the list below, we found that we could access most games via NBA TV, TNT, ESPN and ABC channels.
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While not technically free, Set TV is an app with 500+ live TV channels. It includes league passes for live streaming every NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB games as well as all PPV events for only $20 a month.
In our experience, Set TV was the app that felt the most like a real replacement for cable. Reliable streaming in an easy to use app has quickly made Set TV the number one choice for Sports Fans with Fire TVs. You can click here for your free trial and see for yourself.
No jailbroken Firestick is complete without Mobdro, a free ad-supported Live TV app that allows you to freely stream most channels you would expect to find in a premium cable package. While it doesn't have a true way to watch NBA League Pass, you will be able to find just about any game as long as you know where to find them. We recommend the Sky Sports streams of the games as they have much less commercials than the American versions.
Swift Streamz is a free IPTV app for Fire Stick, Fire TV, and Android device that boasts up to 700 channels from around the world. You should be able to find all NBA games airing nationally as well as some in smaller markets.
LiveNet TV is a free TV app with 150+ live TV channels in 7 categories. It is easy to stream your favorite channel for free on Live NetTV APK.
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Firestick.io highly recommends that you connect to the Internet through a Virtual Private Network (VPN). By connecting through a VPN, all of your internet the Internet through a Virtual Private Network (VPN) intermediary. By connecting through a VPN, traffic will be encrypted and hidden from your internet service provider.
Our favorite, most reliable VPN service for streaming media is IPVanish, which recently came out with a native app for the Fire TV in the Amazon App store, which has made installing VPN on your Fire Stick easier than ever before.
For more information about protecting yourself with VPN, as well an instructional video on how to install IPVanish on your Fire TV please see our article here.