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How to Watch the Oklahoma City Thunder Live Online

Written by Derek Fleming

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If you live in Oklahoma, you can live stream OKC Thunder games with either Bally Sports Plus or DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.” Out-of-market fans can watch on NBA League Pass, or wait nationally televised games on ABC, ESPN, and TNT.

OKC Thunder live watch guide
Table of Contents
  1. Important channels
  2. From OKC
  3. Out-of-market
  4. FAQ
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There are two live TV streaming services that carry Bally Sports Oklahoma, the regional sports network that broadcasts most Thunder regular season games, DIRECTV STREAM and Bally Sports Plus. However, DIRECTV STREAM carries all the channels you need to watch every Thunder game from one platform, including the playoffs and nationally televised games.

DIRECTV STREAM – Choice

Watch ABC, ESPN, TNT, Big Ten Network, and Bally Sports Oklahoma, plus option to upgrade to NBA League Pass.

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Important channels

Most NBA games are broadcast regionally, and Thunder games are no exception. If you live in Oklahoma, or some surrounding areas, you will be able to watch the Thunder on Bally Sports Oklahoma. Nationally televised Thunder games will air on either ABC, ESPN, or TNT.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TVBally Sports+
ABC ABC
ESPN ESPN
NBA TV NBA TV
Bally Sports Oklahoma Bally Sports Oklahoma
TNT TNT

From OKC

In order to watch OKC Thunder games on DIRECTV STREAM, cord cutting sports fans are required to upgrade to the more expensive “Choice” plan.

With DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” Thunder fans can watch Bally Sports Oklahoma, as well as ABC, ESPN, and TNT for streaming the popular NBA on TNT series with Charles Barkley, Shaq, Ernie Johnson, and Kenny Smith. Out-of-market Thunder fans can watch the team on NBA League Pass.

With DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” sports fans in Oklahoma will also be able to watch the St. Louis Cardinals on Bally Sports Midwest, and live stream NFL and college football games on their local ABC, CBS, and FOX affiliates.

Based on analysis of NFL regional coverage maps, we estimate that KOKH-TV FOX 25 Oklahoma City will usually carry the Cowboys game, and KWTV-DT CBS News 9 Oklahoma City will often have the Broncos game.

Fubo carries Bally Sports Oklahoma for watching the Thunder, but is missing TNT which means gaps in nationally televised games.

OKC Thunder fans who live in Oklahoma can watch most regular season Thunder games on Bally Sports Oklahoma. Nationally televised Thunder games, and playoff games, are not available through Bally Sports Plus.

Out-of-market

Outside Oklahoma City, our top pick for watching the Thunder is to add NBA League Pass to a Sling TV membership, but there are several other options as well.

FAQ

Can I watch the OKC Thunder on ESPN+?

No, you can’t watch the Thunder on ESPN+. ESPN+ doesn’t have the rights to air any NFL or NBA games.

Can I watch the OKC Thunder on NBA League Pass?

It depends where you live. If you live within the Thunder viewing territory, you can’t watch the Thunder on NBA League Pass. In the Oklahoma City area, Thunder games on NBA League Pass will be blacked out in favor of Bally Sports Oklahoma. However, out-of-market Thunder fans can watch the team on NBA League Pass all season long. You can signup for NBA League Pass à la carte on Amazon Prime, or the package can be added to an existing YouTube TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, or DIRECTV STREAM account.

Can I watch the Thunder game on Sling TV?

Only out-of-market and some national broadcasts. If you live in the Oklahoma City area, you can’t watch most Thunder games on Sling TV because the platform doesn’t carry Bally Sports Oklahoma. When the Thunder 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 Thunder game on Roku?

Yes, you can live stream the OKC Thunder on most Roku devices. YouTube. For example, 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 live stream the Thunder game tonight for free?

While it’s not a solution for watching an entire season, you can watch the Thunder in a free trial for 5 days with DIRECTV STREAM one time.


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