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How to Watch the Washington Wizards Live Without Cable

Written by Madeline Lylo

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NBA fans in the D.C. area can watch the Wizards on NBC Sports Washington with fuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM “Choice,” Hulu, or YouTube TV.

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Table of Contents
  1. Today’s Game
  2. Important Channels
  3. FAQ
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If you can’t make it to Capitol One Arena to watch the Wizards in person this season, don’t worry, you can live stream Wizards games on most major streaming devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, iOS, Android, and more.

Although several live TV streaming services carry NBC Sports Washington, the regional sports network that carries Wizards games for in-market fans, our top pick for watching the Wizards is DIRECTV STREAM. DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” is the only platform that carries both NBC Sports Washington for watching the Wizards and Capitals, as well as MASN for watching the Washington Nationals and Orioles. When you factor in DIRECTV STREAM’s inclusion of WTTG FOX 5 DC in its channel lineup, which is an important channel for watching Commanders games, it is the best option for sports fans in the DC area who want coverage of all their local teams.


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Watch the Wizards out-of-market.

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Today’s Game

Our software lists the upcoming TV schedule with streaming options below.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceFuboHulu + Live TVOrange & Blue Sports ExtraYouTube TV
Washington Wizards vs Atlanta HawksDecember 31, 7:33 pmTBD
Washington Wizards vs Houston RocketsDecember 31, 7:33 pmTBD
Portland Trail Blazers vs Washington WizardsDecember 31, 7:33 pmTBD
Sacramento Kings vs Washington WizardsDecember 31, 7:33 pmTBD
All times are ET

Important Channels

Washington sports fans are lucky that NBC Sports Washington carries Wizards and Capitals games locally. Since fuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu, and YouTube TV all carry the channel, there are several good options for watching the Wizards in-market. When the Wizards are on national TV, the games will air on either ABC, ESPN, or TNT.

Bally Sports+DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMESPN PlusFuboHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
NBC Sports Washington NBC Sports Washington
NBC Sports Washington+ NBC Sports Washington+

In order to watch NBC Sports Washington on DIRECTV STREAM, an upgrade to the more expensive “Choice” package is required.

Out-of-market Wizards fans can add NBA League Pass to an existing DIRECTV STREAM account.

You can watch every DC pro sports team, as well as college football, on DIRECTV STREAM.

fuboTV carries NBC Sports Washington in the base package. The main drawback with fuboTV for watching the NBA is the lack of TNT.

fuboTV carries WTTG FOX 5 DC but is missing MASN.

If you live in the DC area, you can watch every Wizards game on YouTube TV in the base package.

Out-of-market Wizards fans can add an NBA League Pass subscription to an existing YouTube TV account.

YouTube TV carries WTTG FOX 5 DC but is missing MASN.

Hulu + Live TV is another live TV streaming service that offers NBC Sports Washington in the base package, as well as the channels Wizards fans need to watch the nationally televised games, ABC, ESPN, and TNT.

Unfortunately, you can’t add NBA League Pass to a Hulu subscription, so the platform isn’t a good solution for out-of-market fans.

Hulu carries WTTG FOX 5 DC but is missing MASN.


Can I watch the Wizards on ESPN+?

No, you can’t watch Washington Wizards games on ESPN+. One of the drawbacks of the ESPN+ platform is the lack of NBA and NFL games.

Can I watch the Wizards on Sling TV?

Not if you are a local fan in the Wizards TV market. Sling TV doesn’t carry NBC Sports Washington, however, you can watch the Wizards on Sling TV out-of-market by adding NBA League Pass.

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

There are several good options. If you don’t live in DC or northern VA, you can watch the Wizards 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.

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