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How to Watch the Houston Rockets Live Without Cable in 2022-23

Written by John O'Connor

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For NBA fans in Houston, two live TV streaming services, fuboTV and DIRECTV STREAM, carry AT&T SportsNet Southwest, which is the regional sports network that broadcasts Rockets games to local fans in Houston, and across the Southwest.

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While both platforms support most major streaming devices, including Roku, Google, Apple, and Samsung devices, our top pick for watching the Rockets is DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.”

With DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” Rockets fans can watch regional broadcasts on AT&T SportsNet Southwest, as well as popular national games, such as the NBA on TNT series. fuboTV lacks TNT altogether, which leaves a significant hole in its NBA coverage.

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Another bonus with DIRECTV STREAM for NFL fans in Houston: the app carries KHOU CBS News 11 Houston for live streaming Texans games.

Table of Contents
  1. How to watch tonight’s Rockets game
  2. The most important channels for Rockets fans
  3. How to watch the Rockets on DIRECTV STREAM
  4. How to watch the Rockets on fuboTV
  5. Watching the Rockets FAQ
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How to watch tonight’s Rockets game

What channel is the Rockets game on tonight? We list the Rockets TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.

Bally Sports+DIRECTV STREAM – ChoicefuboTVHulu + Live TVOrange Sports ExtraYouTube TV
Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City ThunderFebruary 01 2023, 07:00 PMBally Sports Oklahoma, AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Houston Rockets vs Toronto RaptorsFebruary 03 2023, 07:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Southwest
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston RocketsFebruary 04 2023, 07:00 PMBally Sports Oklahoma, Bally Sports Kansas City, AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento KingsFebruary 06 2023, 07:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Southwest
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento KingsFebruary 08 2023, 07:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Southwest
Miami Heat vs Houston RocketsFebruary 10 2023, 08:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Southwest
Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston RocketsFebruary 13 2023, 07:00 PMNBC Sports Philadelphia, AT&T SportsNet Southwest
All times are local

The most important channels for Rockets fans

For fans in Houston, and across the Southwest, AT&T SportsNet Southwest is the channel that will air the bulk of Rockets games. However, if you want complete coverage of the Rocket’s season, it is also important to choose a platform, like DIRECTV STREAM, that offers ABC, ESPN, and TNT, as these are the channels that air nationally televised NBA games, and playoff games.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMfuboTVHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TVBally Sports+ESPN Plus
ABC ABC
ESPN ESPN
NBA TV NBA TV
AT&T SportsNet Southwest AT&T SportsNet Southwest
TUDN TUDN

How to watch the Rockets on DIRECTV STREAM

In order to access the Rocket’s broadcasts on AT&T SportsNet Southwest, DIRECTV STREAM requires an upgrade to its more expensive “Choice” plan. Once the DTV STREAM account has been upgraded, sports fans gain access to the local regional sports network in their viewing area.

To make 100% sure you will have access to the AT&T SportsNet Southwest live stream, confirm you are in the channel’s viewing area prior to paying for DTV.

AT&T SportsNet Southwest publishes a helpful viewing territory map.

How to watch the Rockets on fuboTV

fuboTV carries AT&T SportsNet Southwest in the base package at a better rate than DIRECTV STREAM. However, the platform’s lack of TNT prevents us from giving fuboTV the top spot here.

fuboTV also carries KHOU CBS News 11 Houston for live streaming Texans games.

Watching the Rockets FAQ

Can I watch the Rockets on ESPN Plus?

No, you can’t watch Houston Rockets games on ESPN Plus. One oof the drawbacks of ESPN+ as a sports platform is the lack of NBA and NFL games. While you can’t watch the Rockets, you can watch some Houston Cougars football games on ESPN+.

Can I watch the Rockets on Bally Sports Southwest?

No, the Rockets are broadcast on AT&T SportsNet Southwest, not Bally Sports Southwest. Bally Sports Southwest is the channel that airs Mavericks games to fans in Dallas.

How can I watch the Rockets out-of-market?

You can watch the Rockets out-of-market by signing up for NBA League Pass. However, be aware that you can’t watch the Rockets from Houston on NBA League Pass, the games will be blacked out in favor of AT&T SportsNet Southwest’s TV rights. You can signup for NBA League Pass à la carte on Amazon Prime, or the package can be added to an existing YouTube TVSling TVfuboTV, or DIRECTV STREAM account.

Can I watch the Rockets on Hulu?

The only Rockets games you can watch on Hulu are national broadcasts that air on ABC, ESPN, or TNT. Because Hulu does not carry AT&T SportsNet Southwest, the app is not a good solution for local Rockets fans.

Can I watch the Rockets on YouTube TV?

If you live inside the AT&T SportsNet Southwest viewing territory, the only Rockets games you can watch on YouTube TV are national broadcasts that air on ABC, ESPN, or TNT. Because YouTube TV does not carry AT&T SportsNet Southwest, the app is not a good solution for local Rockets fans. If you are an out-of-market Rockets fan, you can watch the Rockets on YouTube TV by adding NBA League Pass to an existing account.


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