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How to Watch the Boston Celtics Live Without Cable in 2022-23

Written by John O'Connor

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Learn how to watch the Boston Celtics live online from anywhere in the country.

If you can’t make it to TD Garden Arena to see a game in person, this Boston Celtics viewing guide will walk you through the best ways to live stream Celtics games on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, Samsung Smart TVs, and more.

YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” all carry the channels local fans need to watch the Celtics this season, including NBC Sports Boston. Of the three, DIRECTV STREAM is our top pick. DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice” package is the only option that includes ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBC Sports Boston, and NESN for watching Red Sox games. If you want to follow the Celtics out-of-market, sign up for NBA League Pass.

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Table of Contents
  1. How to watch today’s Boston Celtics game
  2. The most important channels for Boston Celtics fans
  3. Can I watch the Celtics on DIRECTV STREAM?
  4. Can I watch the Celtics on YouTube TV?
  5. Can I watch the Celtics on fuboTV?
  6. Can I watch the Celtics on Sling TV?
  7. Can I watch the Celtics on Hulu?
  8. Watching the Celtics FAQ
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How to watch today’s Boston Celtics game

Below, we have listed each upcoming Boston Celtics game, plus the live TV streaming providers that carry the action, and whether they are currently offering a free trial.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoicefuboTVHulu + Live TVYouTube TVSling Orange
Boston Celtics vs New York KnicksJanuary 26 2023, 07:30 PMNBC Sports Boston, TNT
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles LakersJanuary 28 2023, 08:30 PMABC
Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn NetsFebruary 01 2023, 07:30 PMNBC Sports Boston, ESPN, YES Network
Boston Celtics vs Phoenix SunsFebruary 03 2023, 07:30 PMESPN3, NBC Sports Boston, Bally Sports Arizona
Detroit Pistons vs Boston CelticsFebruary 06 2023, 07:00 PMNBC Sports Boston, Bally Sports Detroit
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ersFebruary 08 2023, 07:30 PMNBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Boston, ESPN
All times are local

The most important channels for Boston Celtics fans

The Celtics are broadcast on NBC Sports Boston to local fans in the Boston area, and across much of the northeast. When the Celtics play on national TV, the games will air on ABC, ESPN, or TNT.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMfuboTVHulu + Live TVSling OrangeSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
ABC ABC
ESPN ESPN
ESPN3 ESPN3
NBC Sports Boston NBC Sports Boston
NESN NESN
TNT TNT

Can I watch the Celtics on DIRECTV STREAM?

Yes, you can watch the Celtics in-market on DIRECTV STREAM with the upgraded “Choice” package. I chose DIRECTV STREAM as my top pick for watching the Celtics because it is the only live TV streaming service that offers NESN, TNT, and NBC Sports Boston on the same platform.

Can I watch the Celtics on YouTube TV?

Yes, you can watch the Celtics on YouTube TV, both in-market and out-of-market. If you are an out-of-market Celtics fan, YouTube TV offers an NBA League Pass add-on which I have used and which integrates seamlessly into the platform. YouTube TV also carries WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston.

Can I watch the Celtics on fuboTV?

You can watch the Celtics games that air on NBC Sports Boston on fuboTV.

Note: We don’t recommend fuboTV this season for watching the Celtics because the platform is missing TNT, which means the NBA on TNT series can’t be live streamed with a fuboTV membership.

If you’re ok missing the TNT broadcasts, fuboTV carries every other channel Boston sports fans need to watch the Celtics, including WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston and ESPN.

Can I watch the Celtics on Sling TV?

Sling TV is only a good option for watching the Celtics in the playoffs, not during the regular season. Although Sling TV Orange does not carry NBC Sports Boston, you can still watch most of the Celtics playoff run, and at a fraction of the price of competitors.

During the playoffs, missing ABC isn’t an issue since Sling TV Orange carries ESPN3, which allows fans to access the simulcast of ABC’s NBA playoff coverage on the watch ESPN app.

Read our Sling TV review.

Can I watch the Celtics on Hulu?

Yes, you can watch the Celtics on Hulu + Live TV in-market.


Watching the Celtics FAQ

Can I watch the Celtics on ESPN+?

No, ESPN+ does not carry NBA games, so you can’t watch the Celtics on ESPN+. The ESPN+ platform is a great option for watching soccer, small college football games, and out-of-market NHL games, but not NBA games.

Can I watch the Celtics on Paramount Plus?

No, you cannot watch the Boston Celtics on Paramount Plus because CBS does not have the TV rights to air NBA games. However, you can watch the Patriots on Paramount Plus. The platform carries WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston for in-market fans.

Can I watch the Celtics on NESN?

No, you can’t watch the Celtics on NESN. The Bruins and Red Sox play on NESN, the Celtics regular season is broadcast on NBC Sports Boston.


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