In the Minneapolis area, you can watch the Timberwolves live online on most major streaming devices, including phones, laptops, Samsung Smart TVs, Roku, and more with Bally Sports Plus or DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.” Out-of-market fans can watch the team on NBA League Pass, or wait for nationally televised games on ABC, ESPN, and TNT.
Table of Contents
- The most important channels for Timberwolves fans
- How to watch the Timberwolves on DIRECTV STREAM
- How to watch the Timberwolves on Bally Sports Plus
- How can I watch the Timberwolves out-of-market?
- Can I watch the Timberwolves on ESPN+?
- Is Bally Sports Plus or DIRECTV STREAM better for watching the Timberwolves?
- More NBA Team Viewing Guides
Our top pick for live streaming Timberwolves games is DIRECTV STREAM. Although both DIRECTV STREAM and Bally Sports Plus offer Bally Sports North to in-market fans in Minneapolis-St. Paul, DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” includes the channels you need to watch every Timberwolves game, including when the team appears on popular NBA on TNT broadcasts, and on other nationally televised games. DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” also includes Big Ten Network, and KMSP-TV FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul for watching the Vikings.
The most important channels for Timberwolves fans
During the regular season, Bally Sports North is the channel that broadcasts most games to local Timberwolves fans. Nationally televised Timberwolves games, which will be a more frequent occurrence now that the team is winning, air on ABC, ESPN, or TNT.
|DIRECTV STREAM – Choice||DIRECTV STREAM||Fubo||Hulu + Live TV||Sling Orange & Blue||YouTube TV||Bally Sports+|
|Bally Sports North|
$99.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$50 / month
$72.99 / month
$19.99 / month
How to watch the Timberwolves on DIRECTV STREAM
In order to watch Timberwolves games on Bally Sports North on DIRECTV STREAM, cord cutting sports fans are required to upgrade to the more expensive “Choice” plan.
Adding the “Choice” plan gets subscribers in Minneapolis-St. Paul access to Wild, Timberwolves, and Twins regular season games, plus Big Ten Network, which will air several Golden Gophers football and basketball games each season.
DIRECTV STREAM also includes KMSP-TV FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul, ABC, ESPN, TNT, FS1, and more.
How to watch the Timberwolves on Bally Sports Plus
For a relatively low monthly fee, in-market Timberwolves, Twins, and Wild fans can watch regular season games on Bally Sports North by signing up for Bally Sports Plus. The problem with Bally Sports Plus is the platform only offers one channel per market, which means fans can’t watch any of their team’s biggest games.
How can I watch the Timberwolves out-of-market?
There are several good options for watching Timberwolves games out-of-market. If you don’t live in Minneapolis, you can watch the Timberwolves 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 Timberwolves on ESPN+?
No, you can’t watch the Timberwolves on ESPN+. One of the drawbacks of ESPN+ as a platform is the lack of NBA and NFL games.
Is Bally Sports Plus or DIRECTV STREAM better for watching the Timberwolves?
Although it is pricier, DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” is preferable to Bally Sports Plus for Timberwolves fans who want to watch their team’s entire season, as well as NFL and college sports. As I mentioned in my Bally Sports Plus review, there are significant limitations with Bally Sports Plus as a platform. Because Bally Sports+ only has rights to regular season and a handful of early playoff games, subscribing to Bally Sports+ is like watching an entire series without access to the final episodes. If the Timberwolves make a playoff run, which could happen this season, you can’t watch the games on Bally Sports+. Similarly, when the Timberwolves appear in a nationally televised game, like the NBA on TNT, you can’t watch the games on Bally Sports+.