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How to watch Miami Heat games in 2019 without cable

Cord-cutting Heat fans have a number of options for streaming Jimmy Butler, Justise Winslow and the Heat this season.

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The addition of Jimmy Butler makes the Miami Heat a favorite in the East.

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The Miami Heat landed Jimmy Butler and might be contenders in the East this season. Even if they can't find a way past the Bucks or Sixers, they'll be fun to watch with Justise Winslow running the point and promising rookies Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro knocking down shots. Plus, big man Bam Adebayo is making the leap.

Heat fans who also happen to be cable TV cord cutters have a number of ways to stream the team's games live without a cable or satellite TV subscription. Most live TV streaming services carry the regional sports network that broadcasts the team's games in the Miami market. Out-of-market fans can subscribe to NBA League Pass to watch the team's games live. And you can also catch the Heat on national NBA broadcasts, which are shown on ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. 

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Stream Heat games live in Miami

In 2019, Heat games are shown on Fox Sports Sun, an RSN available only in the Miami market. Sling TV ($350 at Amazon) is the only major live TV streaming service that does not not carry the Heat's RSN. Check out your cord-cutting options below for the packages that carry Fox Sports Sun. I've also included information for ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV for live national broadcasts. Not every service carries every local network, however, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries ABC and Fox Sports Sun in your area.

YouTube TV costs $50 a month and includes everything a Heat fan needs: Fox Sports Sun, ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see if a live feed of ABC is available in your area. 

Hulu with Live TV costs $45 a month and includes Fox Sports Sun, ABC, ESPN and TNT. It does not offer NBA TV. Click the "View all channels in your area" link on its welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your ZIP code. Hulu with Live TV is raising its prices next month to $55 a month.

FuboTV costs $55 a month and includes Fox Sports Sun, TNT and NBA TV, but not ABC or ESPN. Click here to see which local channels you get.

AT&T TV Now's $65-a-month Plus package includes ABC, ESPN and TNT. Its $80-a-month Max package adds Fox Sports Sun. Neither plan features NBA TV. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available where you live.

PlayStation Vue's basic $50-a-month Access plan includes ESPN, TNT and ABC. The $55-a-month Core plan adds Fox Sports Sun and NBA TV. You can see which local channels are available in your area here. Note that Vue will shut down in January 2020, but in the meantime it's still available.

Sling TV's $25-a-month Sling Orange package includes ESPN and TNT. None of Sling TV's plans includes ABC or Fox Sports Sun, but you can get NBA TV with the $10-a-month Sports Extra add-on. (Sling TV is currently discounted by 40% for the first month.) 

All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our massive streaming services guide.

Out-of-market livestreaming of Heat games

If you're not in Miami, then you can't get Fox Sports Sun. You can, however, stream Heat games live with an NBA League Pass subscription. Or resign yourself to watching the team only when it's featured on a national NBA broadcast.

With NBA League Pass, your local team's games are blacked out along with nationally televised games. You can watch all out-of-market games (unless they're on ESPN, TNT or another national broadcast) for $250 for the season (or $40 a month) with no commercials, or $200 for the season (or $29 a month) with commercial breaks. You can sign up to watch only your favorite out-of-market team's games for $120 for the season (or $18 a month). Or you can get just NBA TV for the channel's coverage of the league and the live games it shows for $60 a year or $7 a month. NBA League Pass is supported on a number of devices.