Sports fans across the country are using technology to get their fix of live coverage of the NBA playoffs and other NBA games, but it’s becoming more and more difficult to access those games in real time.
And for those who do want to watch games live, there’s a new option to get there.
A handful of sports networks are offering a service that lets people watch their favorite games in the comfort of their homes, even if they’re not on DirecTV or Comcast.
“The Internet has changed everything,” said Brian Mavila, president of sports at ESPN.
“It’s easier to watch sports on the go and get an experience that’s different from cable, but when you’re not in the house, you still get the same quality and experience.”
And if you’re looking to get in on the action, some of these streaming sports services offer live streaming as a subscription.
The streaming sports offerings that will make or break your experience for a sports day are as follows: NBA Live, the NBA’s online sports service, is free to stream and streams all 32 regular season NBA games for a $4.99/month fee.
But the $4-per-month subscription will only include the most recent 30 games, including the first four.
The NBA’s League Pass, which allows viewers to stream NBA games on mobile devices, is $9.99 per month, but will only stream the most recently 30 games.
For $3.99 a month, you can watch all the games and access all their highlights.
ESPN is also offering a streaming sports app for free, which includes all games on the NBA schedule.
And the NBA app, which is available only to Apple TV owners, is available to all devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Xbox, Roku Player, PlayStation 4, and PS3.
A Roku app for iOS and Android, and an Amazon Fire TV app will all be available in 2018.
Sports fans can also stream ESPNU, the league’s online video service, for $8.99.
Sportsnet One is a free live stream service for the NBA and the NFL, which will have a $7.99 monthly fee.
ESPN’s other streaming sports apps include NBA Live Extra, NBA Live Fantasy, NBA Fantasy LIVE, and NBA Fantasy.
Sports channels ESPN, ABC, and NBC are all offering live streaming, although there are a few caveats.
You’ll need an internet connection to watch some sports on sports channels, which can be difficult for the average consumer, Mavilla said.
For example, ABC is offering the NFL Fantasy live stream and ESPN+ subscription for $5.99 and $8 a month.
And NBC has offered live streaming for the last couple of seasons, but the cost to watch live games can be a little steep.
“Some of the channels are starting to charge a little bit more, and they’re starting to take a little more of a cut from the viewers,” he said.
But for the most part, ESPN’s streaming apps are offering the same high quality sports content as ESPN’s on-demand offerings.
Mavillas noted that there’s also a free app for those looking to catch up on some of the best games of the season.
“There’s a lot of sports in the NBA, and if you want to catch them all on TV, that’s all there is,” he told Business Insider.
For those who want more sports to watch, there are several sports streaming apps available for mobile devices.
There’s also an app for Apple TV that’s worth considering.
For sports fans looking for more of an experience, there is also a new, streaming sports service that can be purchased for $7 a month for a year of access.
The Sports app for the Apple TV allows fans to watch NBA games in 1080p, which comes with an added advantage for those wanting to watch the best sports content.
For a $5-per year subscription, you get access to all 30 games from this season.
And there’s an additional $4 a month fee for ESPN+.
ESPN’s Sports app, meanwhile, is also available for the Google Chromecast, Roku and Android TV devices.
It also includes access to every game and highlight from the previous season.
Sports networks like ABC, ESPN, and NFL are offering their own streaming sports streaming services, but some of those are priced higher than what some sports networks offer for free.
ESPN and NFL also have separate, subscription-based streaming plans, with the NFL streaming plans costing $12.99 for the first year and $24.99 thereafter.
But there are also ways to watch more sports content for less money.
One way to get a sports package on-the-go is to watch them on your smartphone.
You can do that with some of ESPN’s sports apps and with some mobile devices that don’t have the NBA Sports app installed.
That means you can stream all 30 regular season games for just $6.99 on any mobile device, $3 per month