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How to watch NBL games live and free online in Australia

Catch every game from the high-flying Australian basketball league live.

The NBL returns for the 2023/24 season and you're able to watch every game live.

The Sydney Kings are the current title holders after winning back-to-back titles and they have a strong case to 3-peat.

In 2023/24, the NBL season will consist of 140 games spread across 20 rounds.

How to watch the 2023/24 NBL season

Every game of the 2023/24 NBL season will be shown live on ESPN.

That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now, Kayo and Fetch TV are all options for watching NBL games.

There is also limited coverage on free-to-air television with 10 Peach and 10 play.

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This week's NBL fixtures and TV schedule

Date Event Time (AEDT) Where to watch
Thu 7 Dec Cairns Taipans v Sydney Kings 7:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Fri 8 Dec Illawarra Hawks v Perth Wildcats 7:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sat 9 Dec New Zealand Breakers v Tasmania JackJumpers 5:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sat 9 Dec Adelaide 36ers v Cairns Taipans 7:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sun 10 Dec Melbourne United v Brisbane Bullets 2:00 PM Kayo freebies, Foxtel
Sun 10 Dec Sydney Kings v South East Melbourne 4:00 PM Kayo freebies, Foxtel

How to watch NBL games for free

For the 2023/24 regular season, games in the 2pm and 4pm (AEDT) timeslots on Sundays will be live and free on 10 Peach and 10 play.

Kayo will also screen those Sunday games at no cost on Kayo Freebies.

That means you'll be able to watch some games for free, but you won't be able to choose which teams as it will only be whoever happens to be playing on the Sunday afternoon.

We've broken down the season to show how each team fares in getting free-to-air coverage throughout the season.

Watch NBL with Foxtel

Basketball fans can stream ESPN with Foxtel Now to watch the NBL. The channel is included in the Sport pack. As this is a premium offering, you need to subscribe to the Essentials pack as well to add Sport to your subscription. The total cost then to stream NBL on Foxtel Now is $54 a month. There is no longer a free trial.

Foxtel Now is compatible with PCs and Macs or you can download the app to your smartphone or tablet. You can also watch on TV via Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Telstra TV, the Foxtel Now box and selected Sony Android, Samsung and LG smart TVs.


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ESPN is included in Foxtel iQ subscriptions as part of the Sports HD channel pack, so you can watch on TV via the iQ box or stream games with the Foxtel GO app. The app is free for all Foxtel subscribers. You can also stream with the WatchESPN app, free for Foxtel users with the Sports HD pack.

To subscribe to the Sports HD channel pack, you also need the base Foxtel Plus pack, a minimum total of $77 a month.

Stream NBL games with Kayo

If you want access to every game live and on demand, you need a Kayo subscription. They start at $25 which allows viewing on only 1 screen at a time. For $30 a month that gives you access to 2 screens at once. There is also a Premium subscription for $35 a month and that permits viewing on 3 simultaneous streams.

A 7-day free trial is available for new customers.

Kayo has more than 50 sports for you to choose from, with content from ESPN included in the mix. There's plenty of basketball content too including the NBA.

Besides the generous content library, Kayo boasts special features that are built with sports streaming in mind. You can watch up to 4 videos on the same screen with SplitView, explore a world of statistics with Interactive Stats or hide scores when you're running late with the No Spoilers setting.

Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, PlayStation 4 and 5 and selected Samsung, LG and Hisense TVs.


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Watch NBL with Fetch TV

You can also watch ESPN's NBL coverage on Fetch TV as part of the Vibe and Ultimate channel packs. The Vibe pack costs only $6 a month while the Ultimate is $20 a month on top of your existing Fetch subscription. The total price of your subscription will vary based on whether you got your Fetch box through a broadband provider or bought it outright.

If you're worried about the cost of Fetch, then keep an eye out for some internet providers that will give you a free Fetch TV box if you stay connected to them for a certain period of time. Such providers include iiNet, Internode and Westnet.


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