If you can’t make it to Rocket Mortgage Field House to watch the Cavs in person this season, in-market Cavs fans can live stream Cavaliers basketball on Bally Sports Ohio with Bally Sports Plus and DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.”
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In this Cavs viewing guide, I will walk you through the best options for streaming NBA games in Cleveland, as well as the latest free trials. At present, DIRECTV STREAM is the only live TV streaming service that carries Bally Sports Ohio & Great Lakes, plus the channels Cavs fans need to watch nationally televised NBA games, which makes the app our top pick.
Out-of-market Cavs fans can watch the team with NBA League Pass.
Watch ABC, CBS, ESPN, FS1, Big Ten Network, Bally Sports Ohio & Great Lakes, TNT and more. Add NBA League Pass out-of-market.
$99.99 / month
|5 Day Free Trial|
Watch most Cavs games in-market.
$19.99 / month
Watch out-of-market Cavs games.
$14.99 / month
|Get NBA League Pass|
The most important channels for watching the Cavs
The most important channel for watching Cavs games in-market is Bally Sports Ohio & Great Lakes. When the Cavs are on national TV, the games will be on either ABC, ESPN, or TNT. If you are an out-of-market fan, you can live stream Cavs games with an NBA League Pass package.
|DIRECTV STREAM – Choice||DIRECTV STREAM||Fubo||Hulu + Live TV||Sling Orange & Blue||YouTube TV|
|Bally Sports Great Lakes|
|Bally Sports Ohio|
$99.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$50 / month
$72.99 / month
How to watch the Cavs on DIRECTV STREAM
Unfortunately, DIRECTV STREAM doesn’t carry Bally Sports Ohio & Great Lakes in the base package. To watch the Cavs on DIRECTV STREAM, upgrade to the “Choice” package.
As you can see from the supported devices list below, you can live stream the Cavs in-market on DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” on these devices:
Amazon Fire TV (2nd Generation+), Amazon Fire TV Cube, Amazon Fire TV Edition Smart TV (2nd Generation+), Android (7.1+), Apple TV (4th Generation+), Chrome browser (68+), Chromecast (2nd Generation+), Chromecast Built-in TV (select models), Edge Browser, iOS (11+), Roku, Safari browser, Samsung Smart TV (2017+)
DIRECTV STREAM also carries WOIO CBS 19 Cleveland for watching the Browns.
How to watch the Cavs on Fubo
Fubo carries Bally Sports Ohio & Great Lakes in the base package (but charges an RSN fee) for watching the Cavs in-market.
Fubo also allows NBA fans to add NBA League Pass to a Fubo account to watch out-of-market NBA games.
Watching the Cavs FAQ
No, you can’t watch the Cleveland Cavaliers on ESPN+. ESPN+ doesn’t have the rights to air any NFL or NBA games.
It depends where you live. If you live within the Cavs viewing territory, you can’t watch the Cavs on NBA League Pass. In the Cleveland area, Cavs games on NBA League Pass will be blacked out in favor of Bally Sports Ohio. However, out-of-market Cavs fans can watch the team on NBA League Pass all season long. You can signup for NBA League Pass à la carte on Amazon Prime, or the package can be added to an existing YouTube TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, or DIRECTV STREAM account.
If you live in the Cleveland area, you can’t watch most Cavs games on Sling TV because the platform doesn’t carry Bally Sports Ohio. When the Cavs are on ESPN, or TNT, you can watch the game on Sling TV Orange. If you live out-of-market, you can watch the Cavs on Sling TV by adding NBA League Pass.