NBA Live Streaming

The NBA is the world’s premier basketball competition, featuring the biggest names in the game from the USA and beyond. Now more than ever, Australian fans can watch and stream games at home or on the move thanks to multiple sports streaming options. Here we are going to explore them in detail whilst helping you discover just why the NBA is a must-watch for real sports fans.

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Streaming NBA in Australia

NBA teams are as well known as their stars. The LA Lakers, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks manage to transcend the sport and are familiar to those who have never even watched a live game. Add to that the likes of Lebron James, James Harden, Steph Curry and Kawhi Leonard and we see why the sports draws so much attention.

The competition runs from October to June with games being played virtually every day. April, May and June are the months when the playoffs and Finals get underway, with the best teams from the Eastern Conference and Western Conference battling it out in the knock out stages.

Another highlight on the NBA live calendar comes in February when the All-Star game is played. This puts the best players from the East against their counterparts in the West for a true festival of basketball.

How to watch Live NBA

NBA is available in Australia via ESPN, which is included as part of any Foxtel Sports or Kayo Sports subscription. There are two ESPN channels available that show over 60 regular-season games as well as the All Star games, playoffs and the finals. At this moment in time, there is no official free to air NBA broadcast deal in place for the 2021/22 season.

You can also watch every single game across the season with the NBA League Pass. This exclusive NBA service is the ultimate experience for those who love everything NBA, from pre and post-match analysis to game previews and talk shows.

All of these sports streaming options allow you to take advantage of watching NBA in Australia. You can subscribe to long-term or short-term contracts, whatever works for you. You can even get limited access to NBA coverage on ESPN without paying a cent.

Stream NBA live on Kayo

All the major games across the NBA season can be streamed Live and On Demand, direct from the court, with the Kayo streaming service. Kayo Sports offers access to all Fox Sports channels (including ESPN) so that you can watch the best of of the action as well as over 50 other sports under one subscription. Basketball is included in the Kayo free trial offer.

Stream NBA Live with Foxtel Now

If you like the idea of getting access to the entire Foxtel TV service without cable or satellite installation, then Foxtel Now is the option for you. Foxtel Now offers a range of streaming services for watching over 50 live sports including regular season, playoff and finals match-ups. Basketball is included with the Foxtel Now free trial.

Live stream NBA with Kayo from Telstra

Telstra customers can follow regular-season matches as well as every game from the playoffs and finals on the cheap with a Kayo from Telstra offer. This service offers all the same sports content available with a standard Kayo subscription. The key difference is you only pay $15 per month for a Basic Plan, and $25 per month for the Premium Plan. Both of these offers include logins for the Kayo app.

NBA live on Foxtel Now from Telstra

To stream with the Telstra Foxtel Now option all you need is a Telstra account. The service includes all the same advantages and content as Foxtel Now, the only difference being that the first month is offered for free, and you must commit to a 12-month contract. That means every game on ESPN from October to June.


Basketball on Foxtel

If you are a Foxtel cable or satellite customer and already have the Sports HD option, there is a super-easy way to NBA live throughout the season. Fox Sports allows customers to access the Foxtel Go app meaning you can watch the big game on the move. You can download Foxtel Go from Google Play or the Apple Store via the web. Simply use your Foxtel logins and stream Basketball wherever you may be.

NBA League Pass

If you are a true basketball fan, then this might just be the option for you. NBA League Pass allows you to stream every single game across the NBA season Live or later on demand. There are weekly, monthly and annual plans so that you can get your daily fix of everything NBA.

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Stream NBA replays on demand

Many games during the NBA season start in the late morning for Australian viewers. This is frustrating if you want to watch live. But, now more than ever it’s easy to relive each second of the NBA at a time of your choosing.

Thanks to On Demand replays you can just watch games later the second you press play. Apps like Kayo also allow you to watch with the ‘No Spoilers’ feature, which ensures you don’t see any results before you’ve watched all action. On top of that, you can stream practical Kayo Minis which are bite-sized replays of all the action in one small highlights reel, ideal for a quick viewing session.

How to stream NBA Live and free

A great way to watch NBA, including All-Star and Finals games, without paying a cent, is with a free trial. In Australia, you can get free trials for watching NBA with both Kayo and Foxtel Now.

Most free trials are available to new and returning customers. Even though there is no trial available with Telstra, they do offer alternative discounts and reduced costs per month for their Kayo and Foxtel Now services.

NBA Times in Australia

Here are the upcoming basketball fixtures to watch live or on demand with Kayo and Foxtel.

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Teams to watch in 2021

Wondering which teams are set to explode in NBA next season? Here we look at a few of the main contenders.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Eastern Conference champions have made big strides in 2021. They have made it to the finals where they will take on the Phoenix Suns. Their coach, Mike Budenholzer has a talented squad at his disposal which includes 2021 all star Giánnis Antetokoúnmpo. 

Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have been the surprise package in 2021. They swept their way through the Western Conference playoffs and could be set for a fairytale ending against the Bucks. Monty Williams has used his experience as both a player and coach to propel his team to within touching distance of the title.

LA Lakers

One of the biggest names in modern basketball is the LA Lakers. They have had their fair share of success and superstars in the past with the likes of Shaq O’Neil, Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant, all proudly wearing their yellow colours. These days modern great, Lebron James, leads their attack, and they will be hoping for a return to the finals in 2022.

Brooklyn Nets

When you have a team that includes both James Harden and Kevin Durant, big things are expected. The Nets are one of the most talented, and fashionable teams in the NBA right now. They may have fallen a little short of expectation in 2021, but never rule them out in the Eastern Conference in 2022.

Best NBN plans for streaming basketball

Telstra’s latest NBN plans are a great way to stream basketball without worrying about how much data you use. A 500GB Data ($75/mth) plan will give you speeds of up to 25Mbps, whilst the more complete Premium Internet + Unlimited Data (from $90/mth) plan provides speeds up to 100Mbps. 

New and switching customers signing up for Telstra Broadband service today can also make big savings when signing up online, as the standard $99 connection fee is waived. Once you’ve signed up you can tailor your plan by choosing the option that works for the picture quality you desire.

Telstra Plans

Standard Plus Speed + Unlimited Data
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Min Cost - $306 over 1 mth. New customers only.

Xbox All Access + Standard Speed
  • Free BINGE Standard for 3 months
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  • Access to over 100 games
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Min Cost - $706 (includes Xbox All Access $410 + Telstra Smart Modem $216 + Core Internet $80 month-to-month plan cost)

Premium Speed + Unlimited Data
  • $10 off for 6 months: For new customers only. Offer ends 25 October 2021.
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