The best of the best will do battle for bragging rights during the 2020 All Star Game when the league’s top players head to at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and you can enjoy this great NBA action online or stream the game live to an eligible mobile device.
NBA All Star Weekend 2020 TV Guide
The All-Star weekend begins on on Saturday, 15 February here in Australia, with the All-Star Celebrity game to tip off at 11:00am Sydney time. Immediately following that will be the popular NBA Rising Stars Challenge, which sees the league’s best young talent face-off against one another and will include MVP candidate Luka Doncic, Atlanta’s Trae Young, exciting Memphis-based duo of Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr, and of course last year’s number one pick, Zion Williamson, to name just a few.
The 2020 NBA All Stars action then moves to Sunday, 17 February (AEDT), where the Skills Challenge will kick off the days action. This event sees players face each other in an obstacle course that showcases ball handling, dribbling and shooting, and the winners list boasts many famous names, including Steve Nash, Dwyane Wade and Stephen Curry. Following this will be the ever popular Three Point Contest, which will include the likes of Damian Lillard, Trae Young and Buddy Hield. The final event on day is the Slam Dunk Contest, an event which garners almost as much attention as the All Star game itself and results in a highlight reel that will replayed over and over for years to come.
|February 15-17 (AEDT)||NBA All Stars Weekend||See TV Schedule below page|
The third and final day of the weekend (Monday, AEDT) is all about the All Star Game, the 68th edition. Giannis Antetokounmpo will captain the Eastern Conference and Lebron James will captain the Western Conference, meaning for the second consecutive years those two will select which All-Stars represent which team. This will be the 16th All Star game for James, a record among active players. Get ready for jaw-dropping dunks, dazzling passes and high octane offense, but don’t look for the 2020 NBA All Star game Free to Air in Australia. ESPN will also have some of its most well known announcers calling the action over the course of the weekend, including Mark Jones, Cassidy Hubbarth and Mark Jones to name but few.
Watch the All Stars Online with Foxtel Now
The 2020 NBA All Stars weekend kicks off February 15 in Australia and you can can watch the players perform their gravity defying feats on ESPN and ESPN2 (Foxtel). If you aren’t a subscriber, you can take advantage of the 10 day free trial offer that’s currently available from Foxtel Now. Foxtel Now has no set-up fees or special equipment required, which means you can instantly watch the NBA All Stars online with eligible internet connected devices.
Stream the NBA All Stars Live and Free with Kayo
Alternatively, you may wish to check out the 14 day Kayo Sports free trial which has no lock-in contract and offers access to the same NBA All Stars’ broadcasts as Foxtel. With Kayo you can stream the NBA All Stars live to a range of compatible mobile devices so you won’t have to miss a minute of the action whether you’re at home or out and about.
Devices include select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with new apps and platforms arriving soon. Kayo also offers on demand replay options, so you can catch up on the action at a later time.
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NBA All Stars LIVE Aussie TV Schedule
|Sat 15 Feb||NBA Celebrity Game||LIVE: 11.00am – 1.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat 15 Feb||NBA Risings Stars Game||LIVE: 1.00pm – 3.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat 15 Feb||NBA Celebrity Game||Replay: 6.00pm – 8.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun 16 Feb||All-Star Saturday / Slam Dunk Contest||LIVE: 12.00pm – 2.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun 16 Feb||All-Star Saturday / Slam Dunk Contest||Replay: 9.30pm – 11.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Mon 17 Feb||NBA All Star Game||LIVE: 12.00pm – 3.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Mon 17 Feb||NBA All Star Game||Replay: 7.00pm – 10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
*All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences.
How to Stream NBA All Stars Live in Australia
Not everyone currently has, or wants to take on a Foxtel or Telstra subscription. So with this consideration in mind, what other choices do you have when it comes to streaming the NBA All Stars Weekend? Let’s look at some of the popular streaming options available on the Aussie market.
Arguably the gold-standard of the lower-profile streaming device for years now, the Apple TV is popular because it delivers. This tiny box is now in its fifth generation, and has recently added 4K and HDR streaming. You can also download apps just like you would on your phone. And that means almost every major player is supported, including the Kayo Sports streaming service and Foxtel Now.
This amazing little device now comes in two options for streaming video, both with an HDMI connection linking them to your TV. You can choose from the standard or the Google Chromecast Ultra version – the difference is that the Ultra handles 4K video, which is becoming increasingly available in Australia thanks to HD. Once plugged in and connected to your home Wi-Fi network, the device can be reached by a vast range of apps to stream video or on demand replays including Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now. While it’s not as seamless as using a dedicated device – it’s still extremely versatile.
Foxtel Now Box
Another increasingly popular streaming device option would be the Foxtel Now Box. Launched over a year ago, it delivers the easiest way to stream Foxtel Now, as well as YouTube and Stan, directly to your TV. There’s no installation required so you can immediately start streaming the NBA and other sport on your TV. Simply plug it in and start watching. Of course, you’ll need to subscribe to the Foxtel Now Sports pack, which offers access to twelve channels including Fox Cricket, Fox Sports, Fox League, Fox Footy, ESPN, beIN Sports and all the live action available each and every week.