The NBA season has tipped off and is already running full speed. It’s always great to watch a basketball game live, but sometimes it’s not possible. Here are a few good options if you want to tune in via radio — either satellite, over-the-air or by streaming online. These also allow you to mute the national TV broadcast and hear the local play-by-play, if you’d prefer the familiar voices of your hometown team.
According to TuneIn, 75 million listeners in 197 countries listen to the “live sports, up-to-the-minute news, curated music, millions of podcasts, and over 120,000 streaming radio stations.” TuneIn offers every NBA game’s local broadcast during the season. Go to TuneIn.com or download the TuneIn app from Apple’s App Store or from Google Play. A free 30-day trial is available to try out before determining if the $9.99 per month fee (or $99.99 annual subscription) is right for you.
SiriusXM NBA Radio is available on the app, online or via a SiriusXM device installed in your vehicle. SiriusXM “delivers live play-by-play in the regular season and through the playoffs.” For a complete rundown of the NBA games offered, check out SiriusXM’s NBA Schedule.
The NBA on ESPN Radio is carried in over 325 ESPN Radio affiliates across the U.S. and is also available in Canada, Mexico and many other countries. Most NBA on ESPN Radio games can be heard on mobile devices via the ESPN app as well as many other radio apps, including the aforementioned TuneIn and SiriusXM.
Available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. There is, however, one advertised disclaimer: “Some stations due to contract may not stream the game. Try all stations of your home team. If the home team stations are not streaming the game try the opposing teams stations to get connected.” But with a $1.99 price and 4.2 out of 5 rating, it’s worth a shot.