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How to Watch NBA Playoffs on Roku without Cable TV

By April 19, 2017 No Comments

Watch NBA Playoffs on Roku

It’s NBA Playoffs season at last! As the 2017 Playoffs kick off, we’re getting a lot of interest from cord-cutters wondering how they can catch the action on their favorite devices, without cable. Since Roku is one of the most popular streaming devices, many folks are wondering how to watch NBA Playoffs on Roku. Well, we’re here to explain just that.

It’s 2017, and cable’s choke hold on the TV industry is slowly diminishing. Today, there are multiple ways to watch live TV without cable, and a couple ways to watch the NBA Playoffs on Roku, also without cable! Here’s how:


Watch NBA Playoffs on Roku with Sling TV

Sling TV is a premiere online streaming service that offers an excellent way to watch NBA Playoffs games on Roku and all your other favorite devices. The service works over the internet, bringing you tons of key channels like ESPN, TNT and much more. Plans start from only $20 a month, with NO contract required.

To get the NBA Playoffs live stream on Roku, we recommend going with the Sling Orange basic package ($20 per month, 30+ channels), and adding on the Sports Extra package ($5 per month, 10+ channels). This will get you over 40 channels for only $25 a month. Those channels include ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 (which hosts ABC-hosted games), TNT, and NBA TV. Combined, these networks cover nearly every Playoffs game, except for 2 that air on ESPNEWS (not included).

So, Sling TV is a near-complete solution for NBA Playoffs streaming on Roku. All but 2 games will be viewable using the service, for only $25 a month! And don’t forget, there’s a whole lot more than just basketball – you’ll get channels like AMC, TBS, CNN, and a whole lot more! See our Sling TV review to learn more.

If you’re here reading about how to watch the NBA Playoffs on Roku, chances are you already have a Roku – but, if you’re looking for a second device, or an upgrade, Sling TV has some great deals on Roku devices.

Sling TV also offers a free 7-day trial for new subscribers!


Get the NBA Playoffs Stream on Roku via PS Vue

PlayStation Vue is another solution for NBA Playoffs Roku streaming. Vue offers subscribers 45+ channels in its smallest package, which includes several key Playoffs channels like ESPN, ESPN2, TNT and ABC (via the WatchESPN app). So, you can watch Playoffs games on Roku with the service, as well as tons of other live TV and sports coverage.

Vue starts from $30 per month, with no contract. It works on most devices, including Roku. You can learn more about it in our PS Vue review.

You can also get started with a free 5-day trial to PS Vue!


What Channel is the NBA Playoffs Game On?

The services listed above will let you watch NBA Playoffs on Roku without cable – but you’ll still need to tune into the right channel, at the right time! NBA Playoffs games this season will air on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, TNT, ABC and NBA TV. Check out the NBA Playoffs schedule or our NBA Playoffs streaming guide for more info.


Now that you know how to stream NBA Playoffs on Roku, you may be interested in checking out our list of the best Roku channels and our guide on how to watch live TV on Roku.


Austin Meadows

Author Austin Meadows

Austin Meadows is a cord-cutting reporter living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific North West. Disclosure: Streaming Observer is supported by readers. Articles may contain referral links. For more information, see the disclosure at the bottom of the page.

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