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How to watch Brooklyn Nets games in 2019 without cable

Cord-cutting Nets fans have a number of options for streaming Kyrie Irving and the Nets this season.

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Brooklyn Nets

After two seasons in Boston, Kyrie Irving signed with the Brooklyn Nets. 

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The Brooklyn Nets fans still need to wait a year for Kevin Durant to get on the court, but the team is a fun watch this year with a quartet of talented guards -- Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris, Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LaVert -- all averaging double figures in scoring. Even without Durant, the Nets have a good shot of making the playoffs this season out of the East.

Nets 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. All but one live streaming service carry the regional sports network that broadcasts the team's games in the New York City area. Out-of-market fans can subscribe to NBA League Pass to watch the team's games live. And you can also catch the Nets on national NBA broadcasts, which are shown on ABC , ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. 

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Stream Nets games live in New York

In 2019, Nets games are shown live on the YES Network, a regional sports network for the New York City area. Sling TV is the only live TV streaming service that does not not carry the Nets' RSN. Check out your cord-cutting options below for the packages that include the YES Network. 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 the YES Network in your area.

YouTube TV costs $50 a month and includes everything a Nets fan needs: YES Network, ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see if live feeds of ABC and the YES Network are available in your area. 

Hulu with Live TV costs $55 a month and includes YES, 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.

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

PlayStation Vue's basic $50-a-month Access plan includes ESPN, TNT and ABC. The $55-a-month Core plan adds YES 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.

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

Sling TV's $25-a-month Sling Orange package includes ESPN and TNT. None of Sling TV's plans includes YES or ABC, 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 Nets games

If don't live in the New York City market, then you can't get the YES Network. You can, however, stream Nets 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.

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