The Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team or Cavs as they are sometimes referred to, started and has stayed in Cleveland, Ohio since it became part of the league in 1970. They have also had notoriously bad luck because their first championship was not until 2016. However, it is clear that good basketball is what lies ahead for the franchise. If you are a Cavs fan, watching the season can get a bit tricky, especially if you have cut the cord or thought about it. As a growing trend, more and more fans are moving away from expensive cable and satellite providers. Instead, they are using some of the options we will discuss here.
With the rising costs of traditional services, you shouldn’t have to make a choice between watching the Cavs season or eating for the month. That is why you should explore the stand alone streaming services. By using one, you can still enjoy the games but for a lower cost and commitment than you already pay. We’ll now take a look at the options available to you. Keep in mind if you are going to be outside of the country during part of the season, you can use a VPN to connect to a server in the US to watch.
Using Sling TV to watch Cleveland basketball
The best choice to watch the Cavs season is Sling TV. For some, this is a better option than Fubo. That is because it includes ESPN and the other 3 channels that provide NBA coverage. Some of the other channels you can expect to find while using Sling are ESPN 2, Fox Sports Networks, Fox, ABC, TNT, NBA TV and a variety of others. Like we mentioned with Fubo channel apps like WatchESPN are also available with this service. You should have no issues enjoying the season with this one. You don’t have to take our word for it, though. It is easy to try Sling TV free for 7 days if you would like to test the service.
Use FuboTV to stream Cavaliers basketball games
Of the choices we mentioned earlier, FuboTV is solid. With this option, you can view more than 60 channels for a fraction of cable costs. Since there is no commitment, you can drop it at any time. Though the broadcast partners for the NBA are ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV, many of the Cavaliers games are also shown on Fox Sports Ohio. The only channel you are missing with this service is ESPN. You may be able to overcome that problem by using the local affiliate. Other channels that you can expect to find here are Fox, ABC, TNT, NBA TV, and others. This service, just like the community is still new, so you may see changes in channel line ups. If there is a specific channel app you enjoy, you can also watch it by entering your Fubo info. Of course, that is providing it is part of the channel list. If this service sounds like a good option to watch the Cavs, be sure to get the 7-day free trial to see if it is a good option.
There are several ways to watch the service. Those include Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac devices. Keep in mind that if you want to simultaneously stream on more than 2 devices, you are not able to do so. However, you may wish to record anything you may have missed with their cloud based DVR service.
Use PlayStation Vue to stream Cavaliers basketball
Lastly, the PlayStation Vue streaming service (often called PS Vue) is another great way to enjoy the season. Like Sling, you have access all 4 NBA broadcast partners with the Core package. Because of that, you also gain access to around 100 extra channels. That is great if you have thought about keeping the service after basketball season. If you decide not to, there is no penalty or contract to sign. Some of the other channels included as part of this service are Fox Sports Networks, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV, CBS, NBC, and many others. You may also like the TV guide option that makes everything easy to find. Many consider this to be a good option because of the 5 simultaneous streams allowed. You can always use the 5-day free trial to see if you like the service.
Some of the compatible devices for PS Vue include PS3, PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and others.