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How to Watch the Miami Heat Live Without Cable in 2022-23

Written by John O'Connor

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NBA fans in South Florida can watch the Heat on Bally Sports Sun with Bally Sports Plus and DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.” Out-of-market Miami fans can follow the team on NBA League Pass.

Watch the Miami Heat live online
Miami Heat 2022-23 viewing guide.

If you can’t make it down to FTX Arena to watch the Heat in person, don’t worry, you can live stream Miami Heat games on most major streaming devices, including Roku, Amazon, iOS, Android, and Samsung devices, just to name a few.

As a winning team battling for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, Heat games will be broadcast regularly on national TV. For this reason, our top pick for watching the Heat this season is DIRECTV STREAM. With DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” Heat fans get access to Bally Sports Florida & Sun, as well as ABC, ESPN, and TNT for national broadcasts, like the NBA on TNT, and the playoffs.

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Table of Contents
  1. How to watch tonight’s Heat game
  2. The most important channels for Heat fans
  3. How to watch the Heat on DIRECTV STREAM
  4. Can I watch Heat games on YouTube TV?
  5. Can I watch the Heat on Bally Sports Plus?
  6. Can I watch the Miami Heat on Sling TV?
  7. How can I watch the Heat out-of-market?
  8. Can I watch the Miami Heat on ESPN+?
  9. Can I watch the Heat’s playoff games on Bally Sports Florida?
  10. More NBA Team Viewing Guides

How to watch tonight’s Heat game

What channel is the Heat game on tonight? If you are looking for a specific Miami Heat game, we list every Heat TV game, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry the action, in the easy to use table below.

DIRECTV STREAMfuboTVSling OrangeHulu + Live TVYouTube TV
Miami Heat vs Orlando MagicJanuary 27 2023, 08:00 PMBally Sports Sun, Bally Sports Florida
Charlotte Hornets vs Miami HeatJanuary 29 2023, 01:00 PMBally Sports Sun
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami HeatJanuary 31 2023, 07:00 PMTUDN, Bally Sports Sun, Bally Sports Ohio
New York Knicks vs Miami HeatFebruary 02 2023, 07:30 PMMSG+, MSG, Bally Sports Sun
Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami HeatFebruary 04 2023, 07:00 PMBally Sports Wisconsin, Bally Sports Sun
Miami Heat vs Indiana PacersFebruary 08 2023, 07:30 PMBally Sports Indiana
Miami Heat vs Houston RocketsFebruary 10 2023, 08:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Southwest
All times are local

The most important channels for Heat fans

During the regular season, most Miami Heat games are broadcast on Bally Sports Florida & Sun, the regional sports networks (RSN) that carry the Heat, Marlins, and Panthers.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMHulu + Live TVHulu + Live TV Sports Add-OnSling OrangeOrange Sports ExtraYouTube TVBally Sports+
ABC ABC
ESPN ESPN
ESPN3 ESPN3
NBA TV NBA TV
Bally Sports Florida Bally Sports Florida
TNT TNT

How to watch the Heat on DIRECTV STREAM

If you are a diehard Heat fan and like to watch both the playoffs and regular season, DirecTV Stream “Choice,” as the only live TV streaming provider that carries Bally Sports Florida and the national channels important for NBA fans, is the play here. DirecTV Stream carries ABC, ESPN, and TNT, and upgrading to the “Choice” plan add Bally Sports Florida and Sun.

DirecTV Stream carries CBS for watching the Dolphins when the NFL season is back-on.

Read our DirecTV Stream sports review.

Can I watch Heat games on YouTube TV?

YouTube TV doesn’t carry Bally Sports Florida, but it does feature ABC, ESPN, and TNT.

This means that the platform isn’t a good solution for watching Heat games in-market. However, if you are a Heat fan out-of-market, for example in NYC, you can add an NBA League Pass subscription to YouTube TV to watch the Heat.

The thing we like about YouTube TV for Miami sports fans is how easy YouTube TV’s family sharing fan is to use for multi-lingual families.

YouTube TV carries CBS for watching the Dolphins when the NFL season is back-on.

Read our YouTube TV sports review.

Can I watch the Heat on Bally Sports Plus?

It depends. You can watch the Heat on Bally Sports Plus only if you live in Tampa or Miami and the game airs on Bally Sports Florida or Sun. You can’t watch the Heat’s playoff games, or national TV games, on Bally Sports Plus, nor can you watch the Heat out-of-market on Bally Sports Plus.


Can I watch the Miami Heat on Sling TV?

Sling TV is a good option for watching Heat playoff games, as well as out-of-market broadcasts. Sports streaming needs more affordable options, and Sling Orange, with its full lineup of ESPN channels, is best in class for budget conscious sports fans.

Sling TV Orange gets you: ESPN and TNT, as well as ESPN 3.

ESPN 3 is important because Miami Heat fans can use their Sling TV login to access ESPN 3 on the ESPN app to simulcast ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals. By using this streaming workaround, you can save more than $30 per month vs. competitors. It is also possible to get an air antenna to stream local channels on Sling.

Sports fans can’t stream Bally Sports Florida on Sling TV, so this is the pick if you are the type of NBA fan that only tunes in to watch the playoffs and Finals.

Unfortunately, Sling TV doesn’t carry CBS, so NFL fans in Miami won’t be able to stream Dolphins games on CBS4 Miami.

Read our Sling TV review for sports fans.

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

Most Heat games are broadcast regionally on Bally Sports Florida & Sun, channels that are only available if you live in Florida. Outside of Florida, Heat fans can watch the Heat out-of-market with NBA League Pass. YouTube TV, Sling, fuboTV, and DIRECTV STREAM all offer add-ons for NBA League Pass, or you can buy a subscription à la carte on Amazon.

Can I watch the Miami Heat on ESPN+?

No, you can’t watch the Miami Heat on ESPN+. One of the drawbacks of ESPN+, and the reason many media critics don’t recommend the app as a standalone sports streaming option, is the platform lacks NBA, NFL, and marquee college football matchups.

Can I watch the Heat’s playoff games on Bally Sports Florida?

No, you cannot watch the Miami Heat playoff games on Bally Sports Florida. Under the current NBA TV deal, ABC, ESPN, and TNT have exclusive rights to broadcast the NBA playoffs, which means that Bally Sports Florida and Sun will be blacked out for Heat playoff games.


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