This Friday, the defending 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers will be going head to head with the Brooklyn Nets, at the Nets’ home base of the Barclays Center in NYC. This is sure to be a tough game for the Nets, given that Brooklyn is currently ranked last in the Eastern conference, with Cleveland ranked #1. On the other hand, there’s something to be said for home turf advantage, and Nets fans are hoping that will be enough to push their team to an important victory. If you’re wondering how to watch the Cavaliers vs Nets live stream, we’ll explain how in this guide.
The good news is this: you don’t need cable to stream the Cavaliers vs Nets game. There are now several ways to watch the game live, without a cable subscription – as long as you live in the broadcasting range of one of these two teams. Find out how below:
Watch Cavaliers vs Nets Live Stream with DIRECTV NOW
If you’re new to the world of cord-cutting, a great place to start is DIRECTV NOW. This new service, launched by AT&T/DIRECTV in late 2016, provides an easy and affordable way to watch live TV without a cable subscription. For $35 a month, you can subscribe and get 60+ channels to watch live. Actually, right now you can get 100+ channels for the same $35 a month (if you sign up this week). There’s a free 7-day trial, as well, and the service is contract-free.
To use DIRECTV NOW, all you need is a compatible device and an internet connection. Most devices work, including most streaming players, mobile devices, computers, etc. See a full list in our DIRECTV NOW review. You also may be able to get a free streaming device if you prepay for a few months in advance.
The Cavaliers vs Nets live stream will air on Fox Sports Ohio and on YES Network, which are both Fox Sports regional networks for Ohio and New York, respectively. These networks are available on DIRECTV NOW, but only in the relevant locations. So, if you live in the Ohio area, you’ll get FS Ohio, and if you live in the New York City area, you’ll get YES Network.
Watch Cavaliers vs Nets Online with Sling TV
Sling TV is another popular streaming service that you may have already heard of. It’s been around for nearly 2 years, which is old in the world of live streaming services. It was the first major live streaming service to find success, and today it’s a great option for folks looking to stream the Cavs vs Nets game.
Basically, Sling (review here) works a lot like DIRECTV NOW; you sign up, use a connected device, and stream live TV. Sling Blue, the intermediate package from Sling TV, is $25 a month, and includes FOX Sports Regional networks. So, again, if you live in either NYC or Ohio, you should get your local sports channel and be able to watch the Cavs vs Nets live stream via Sling TV. You’ll also get 40+ other channels. Sling TV offers a free 7-day trial to get things started.
Use PlayStation Vue to Watch the Cavaliers vs Nets Game Live
Third and final, we have PlayStation Vue. This service, like the other two already discussed, allows for live streaming of many popular channels including FOX Sports local channels, in select markets. Plans start from $30 a month, for around 45 channels. No contract is required, and Vue works on most devices. However, note that mobile viewing is restricted, which is a notable downside.
Cavaliers vs Nets Streaming Schedule
Date: Friday, January 6th
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Network: FS Ohio and YES Network
Live Stream: DIRECTV NOW