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How to Watch Los Angeles Lakers Games Live Online in 2022-23

Written by John O'Connor

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NBA fans in Los Angeles can watch most Lakers games on Spectrum SportsNet with DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.” Out-of-market Lakers fans can follow the team with NBA League Pass, or wait for the team to appear in national broadcasts on ABC, ESPN, and TNT.

Watch the Lakers live online
LA Lakers viewing guide 2022-23.
  • In-market. At present, DIRECTV STREAM is the only live TV streaming service that carries Spectrum SportsNet, the regional sports network that broadcasts Lakers games to local fans in and around Los Angeles.
  • Out-of-market. NBA League Pass is the best option for Lakers fans outside SoCal.

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Table of Contents
  1. How to watch tonight’s Lakers game
  2. The most important channels for Lakers fans
  3. If you live in SoCal
  4. How to watch the Lakers out-of-market
  5. Watching the Lakers FAQ
  6. More NBA Team Viewing Guides

How to watch tonight’s Lakers game

Which channel is the Lakers game on tonight and when does the game tip-off? We list the Lakers TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceESPN PlusfuboTVHulu + Live TVPhilo TVDIRECTV STREAMSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles LakersJanuary 28 2023, 08:30 PMABC
Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles LakersJanuary 30 2023, 07:30 PMSpectrum SportsNet, YES Network
New York Knicks vs Los Angeles LakersJanuary 31 2023, 07:30 PMSpectrum SportsNet, TNT
Indiana Pacers vs Los Angeles LakersFebruary 02 2023, 07:00 PMSpectrum SportsNet, Bally Sports Indiana
New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles LakersFebruary 04 2023, 07:00 PMSpectrum SportsNet, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports New Orleans
Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City ThunderFebruary 07 2023, 07:30 PMBally Sports Oklahoma, Bally Sports Kansas City
Los Angeles Lakers vs Milwaukee BucksFebruary 09 2023, 07:00 PMTNT
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles LakersFebruary 13 2023, 07:00 PMSpectrum SportsNet
All times are local

The most important channels for Lakers fans

Spectrum SportsNet is the regional sports network that carries the majority of Lakers games for fans in SoCal. Nationally televised Lakers games will air on ABC, ESPN, and TNT.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMfuboTVHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TVBally Sports+
ABC ABC
ESPN ESPN
ESPN3 ESPN3
NBA TV NBA TV
Spectrum SportsNet Spectrum SportsNet
TNT TNT

If you live in SoCal

Watch the Lakers on DIRECTV STREAM

In-market Lakers fans who want to follow the team week in and week out have DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” as their only option as the platform is currently the only live TV streaming service that carries Spectrum SportsNet.

How to watch the Lakers out-of-market

Do you live in NYC, Boston, Cleveland or Miami, and want to watch the Lakers live stream? NBA League Pass is your best option. 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. Lakers fans take note: if you live in SoCal, NBA League Pass will be blacked out in favor of Spectrum SportsNet’s TV rights.

Watching the Lakers FAQ

Can I watch the Lakers on Spectrum SportsNet LA?

You can watch the Lakers on Spectrum SportsNet, not Spectrum SportsNet LA. Lakers games are carried on Spectrum SportsNet, while the Dodgers are covered by Spectrum SportsNet LA.

Can I watch the Lakers on YouTube TV?

No, if you are a Lakers fans living in SoCal, you can’t watch the Lakers on YouTube TV because YouTube TV doesn’t carry Spectrum SportsNet. However, if you live out-of-market, you can watch the Lakers on NBA League Pass.

Can I watch the Lakers on Sling TV?

Not in-market games, no. The only Lakers games you can watch on Sling TV are out-of-market broadcasts and some national broadcasts. If you live in LA, you can’t watch most Lakers games on Sling TV because the platform doesn’t carry Spectrum SportsNet. When the Lakers are on ESPN, or TNT, you can watch the game on Sling Orange. If you live out-of-market, you can watch the Thunder on Sling TV by adding NBA League Pass to an existing subscription.

Can I watch the Lakers on Hulu?

Hulu + Live TV doesn’t carry Spectrum SportsNet, and doesn’t offer an NBA League Pass upgrade, so the platform isn’t a good option for watching the Lakers. The only Lakers games you can watch on Hulu + Live TV are nationally televised games on ABC, ESPN, and TNT, including playoff games.

Can I watch the Lakers on ESPN Plus?

No, you can’t watch the Lakers on ESPN Plus. One of the big drawbacks with ESPN Plus is the lack of NFL, NBA, and big college football games.

Can I watch the Lakers game online for free?

While you can’t watch the entire Lakers season live online for free, DIRECTV STREAM usually offers a 5 day free trial, which could be used one time to watch the Lakers for free in a 5 day time span.

Can I watch the Lakers on Philo TV?

No, you can’t watch the Lakers on Philo TV. The Philo TV platform doesn’t offer any sports programming or sports channels.

Can I watch the Lakers on fuboTV?

Not if you live in-market, no. You can’t watch most Lakers games on fuboTV if you live in SoCal. Unfortunately, fuboTV doesn’t carry Spectrum SportsNet or TNT. However, you can add NBA League Pass to a fuboTV account to watch the Lakers out-of-market, and you can watch the nationally televised Lakers games that air on ABC or ESPN, including playoff games, on fuboTV.


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