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How to Watch the NY Knicks Live Without Cable in 2023

Written by John O'Connor

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Watch the Knicks 2023 playoff run on ABC, ESPN, and TNT live without cable on DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, Sling Orange, or YouTube TV.

How to watch the Knicks live online
Table of Contents
  1. The most important channels for Knicks fans
  2. How to watch the Knicks on DIRECTV STREAM
  3. How to watch the Knicks on fuboTV
  4. Watching the Knicks FAQ
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You can live stream Knicks games on a host of different devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, laptops, and more. Two live TV streaming services, fuboTV and DIRECTV STREAM, carry MSG, the regional sports network that broadcasts Knicks and Rangers games to in-market fans. However, DIRECTV STREAM is the only streaming platform that offers every channel you need to watch the Knicks, including WABC-TV ABC 7 NYC, ESPN, MSG, and TNT. If you want full coverage of the Knicks from one app, go with DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.”

Out-of-market Knicks fans can add NBA League Pass to fuboTV, Sling TV and YouTube TV subscriptions, or signup à la carte through Amazon Prime.


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Sling Orange

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YouTube TV

Watch ABC, ESPN, and TNT.

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The most important channels for Knicks fans

Knicks games will air on ABC, ESPN, MSG, TNT, and for games that aren’t broadcast nationally, the regional sports network of the Knick’s opponent.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMESPN PlusFuboHulu + Live TVParamount+Sling Orange & BlueYouTube TV

How to watch the Knicks on DIRECTV STREAM

DIRECTV STREAM is the only live TV streaming service that allows Knicks fans to watch every single game from one platform, regardless of whether they are in-market or out-of-market. However, in order to take advantage of DIRECTV STREAM’s channel lineup, NY sports fans will be required to upgrade to the more expensive “Choice” package.

How to watch the Knicks on fuboTV

You can watch every Knicks game on fuboTV, except the games that air on TNT, as fuboTV doesn’t offer any Warner Media channels. Out-of-market Knicks fans can add NBA League Pass to a fuboTV subscription.

Watching the Knicks FAQ

Can I watch the Knicks on Hulu?

Hulu doesn’t carry MSG or offer an upgrade to NBA League Pass, which means it’s not a great option for watching Knicks games. Only the Knicks games that air on ABC, ESPN, or TNT are available on Hulu.

Can I watch the Knicks on Roku?

Yes, you can watch the Knicks on a Roku device. If you are in-market, the two best options for watching the Knicks on a Roku device are DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV. Both the fuboTV and DIRECTV STREAM apps are supported by most Roku devices. To add the DIRECTV STREAM app to Roku, find the “Streaming Channels” option on the left sidebar of the Roku home screen. This option will help you search for, and find, your live TV streaming app. Press “ok” when you have found your streaming app.

Can I watch the Knicks on Sling TV?

You can watch the Knicks out-of-market on Sling TV by adding NBA League Pass to an existing subscription. Sling TV is not a good option for in-market Knicks fans because the platform does not carry MSG, however, because the NBA playoffs are mostly national games, Sling TV Orange is a great budget pick for full coverage of the NBA playoffs.

Can I watch the Knicks on NBA League Pass?

Yes, but only if you live outside of the NY area. If you are a Knicks fan in NYC, or northern NJ, or Westchester, Knicks games will be blacked out on NBA League Pass in favor of the MSG broadcast. By contrast, if you live in LA and want to watch the Knicks, you can watch the games on NBA League Pass. Be aware that, in this scenario, when the Knicks play the Lakers, NBA League Pass would be blacked out in favor of the local Spectrum SportsNet broadcast.

Can I watch the Knicks on ESPN+?

No, ESPN+ does not carry NBA games, you can’t watch the Knicks on ESPN+.

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