NBA Playoffs TV and Live Streams – How to Watch the 2023 NBA Playoffs

The NBA Playoffs are upon us and below we give all the possible options for you to enjoy as we look at all possible NBA Playoff Streams on offer in all of the 4 big English-speaking countries USA, the UK, Canada and Australia.

If you’re excited to follow all the action from the NBA Playoffs on TV, then you’re in luck! In the next section, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to stay connected to this exciting finale of yet another amazing NBA season.

Where to Watch NBA Playoffs Live Streams (English-Speaking Nations)

The list of channels and their regional coverage for the NBA Playoffs on TV is as follows:

United States

Unlikely everywhere else the NBA League Pass is not the most popular way for US fans to follow the NBA Live Streams. This is because of the notorious blackouts for the many games that are broadcasted on cable TV.  The average American pays $110 per month for cable and is bound to have the 3 main TV channels that show the NBA Playoffs on TV – ESPN, ABC and TNT. There is also NBA TV with its 24/7 coverage but extra 59.99$ per month will have to be paid.


The NBA fans in Australia have somewhat limited access. All of SBS, Foxtel (including Foxtel Now) and Kayo Sports broadcast live NBA games in Australia. However, all of those show on average just 2-3 games per week as they keep competing fiercely for the rights. For the fans that want to watch a lot of games, this makes it an expensive experience as on average subscription for each of those broadcasters costs around AU$25 per month.

That is why the most popular way to enjoy NBA Live Streams in Australia is the NBA League Pass which we will review in more detail below.


Canadian nationals can follow the coverage live on TSN, Sportsnet, ABC and NBA TV Canada. For access to those one needs a cable and that costs around CAN$49.99 per month. It could be much more in remote areas where special equipment has to be installed.

Just like everywhere else the Canadians favour using the NBA League Pass instead.

United Kingdom

British and Irish fans of the NBA seem to be growing fast with each passing year and the 2022-23 season broke numerous records in the UK for NBA Live Streams. Watching the NBA is simple and pretty accessible from the UK.

The main broadcaster that shows most of the matches live on a multiple of its channels is Sky Sports. With the NBA Playoff Live Streaming set to be mainly on the flagship Sky Sports Main Events channel it clearly shows that Sky expects high viewing numbers. Now, a subscription to Sky Sports can vary in price and access but on average it costs the British viewer around £40 per month.

There is a cheaper alternative via Now TV where a Sky Sports day pass can be purchased for £9.99, or alternatively a month pass for only £33.99, without any long-term commitments.

Of course, there is also the NBA League Pass which remains the most popular way to enjoy the NBA Playoffs Streams in the UK. More on the options it provides you can find below.

What You Must Do to Access NBA Playoffs Live Streaming Through NBA League Pass

If you wish to enjoy NBA Playoffs Live Streaming via the NBA League Pass here is how to do that:

  1. Head over to and Sign in. Create an account using your email if you don’t have one.
  2. Search for NBA League Pass and add it to your account.
  3. Click/tap on Check out, and select your preferred billing method to finalize the purchase.

This three-step process should only take as many minutes. You are not limited in your device choice and can stream the fixtures on your mobile phone, PC, television or tablet.

Now there are variations of the NBA League Pass and here is a quick brief of all the possibilities.

NBA League Pass – $199.99 / £179.99 / AU$239.99 – it gives live coverage for every NBA game from the regular season and the playoffs (this excludes the US viewers who can’t watch live those games shown on their cable TV channels, but can still watch them 3 hours later)

NBA Team Pass – $119.99 / £99.99 / AU$ 169.99 – it gives you live coverage of every game for a specific NBA team, regular season and playoffs combined. Again, the same restrictions are valid for US citizens.

NBA TV – $59.99 – full 24/7 NBA TV channel available only for US citizens. They need to add it to their cable subscription, so this is an extra price to the monthly bill.

NBA 3-Game Choice – £31.99 – This option to pick 3 games of choice for NBA Live Streaming is available only in the UK and Europe.

NBA 8-Game Choice – AU$109.99 – Similar 8-game choice options is provided for the fans in Australia. This gives them a guarantee that they can see every possible game of a specific playoff matchup.

NBA Day Pass – £5.99 – This pretty well-priced day pass (24-hour access) is available only in the UK. On a good day with a lot of games scheduled UK NBA fans can really get their money’s worth with this option.

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Watch NBA Playoffs on TV – FAQs

Are there any free NBA Playoffs live-streaming options for UK viewers?

The only free NBA Live Streams will be on Sky Sports YouTube channels and only on Sundays. Usually, Sky Sports streams live 1 full NBA game on a Sunday for free on their YouTube link.

Will any UK bookmakers be streaming the NBA matches?

In addition to NBA Live Pass, the NBA Playoffs action will be streamed by bookmakers like bet365, William Hill, Ladbrokes, and others.

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