2021 WNBA season kicks off: How to watch, live stream games in league's 25th season

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As the WNBA enters its 25th season, viewers will be able to watch more games than ever before across a variety of networks, social media juggernauts and streaming platforms.

More than 100 national telecasts will be spread across two broadcast networks (ABC and CBS), four cable networks (ESPN, ESPN2, CBS Sports Network and NBA TV), and streaming on Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Prime and ESPN3. WNBA League Pass will also offer fans the opportunity to stream 110 games.

“Our goal is to deliver as many WNBA games and content to our passionate fans and supporters across platforms that best match the evolution of content consumption," WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said.

The 2021 season kicks off Friday with four games, beginning with the Indiana Fever at New York Liberty at 7 p.m. ET on NBA TV. Twitter will stream the contest between the Connecticut Sun and Atlanta Dream at 7:30 p.m. ET. CBS Sports Network picks up the action at 9 p.m. ET with the Phoenix Mercury at Minnesota Lynx before the Dallas Wings and Los Angeles Sparks close out the night on Facebook with a 10:30 p.m. ET game.

Sabrina Ionescu and the New York Liberty will kick off the 2021 WNBA season with a game against the Indiana Fever on Friday, May 14.
Sabrina Ionescu and the New York Liberty will kick off the 2021 WNBA season with a game against the Indiana Fever on Friday, May 14.

Saturday brings a doubleheader to ABC featuring the last two WNBA champions. In the 1 p.m. ET contest, two-time MVP Candace Parker makes her debut with the Chicago Sky as they travel to Washington to take on two-time MVP Elena Delle Donne and the 2019 champion Mystics. Game 2 will feature a rematch of the 2020 championship, with Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm kicking off their title defense against A'ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces at 3 p.m. ET.

Sunday brings two more games, both on CBS Sports Network. The Fever host the Liberty at 2 p.m. followed by the Mercury at the Sun at 8 p.m. ET.

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2021 TV and streaming schedule

For full WNBA schedule, click here.

(All times Eastern)

Friday, May 14

Indiana at New York, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)

Connecticut at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. (Twitter)

Phoenix at Minnesota, 9 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. (Facebook)

Saturday, May 15

Chicago at Washington, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Las Vegas at Seattle, 3 p.m. (ABC)

Sunday, May 16

New York at Indiana, 2 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Phoenix at Connecticut, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Tuesday, May 18

Minnesota at New York, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Phoenix at Washington, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Las Vegas at Seattle, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)

Wednesday, May 19

Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m. (Facebook)

Indiana at Connecticut, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Thursday, May 20

Seattle at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)

Friday, May 21

Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m. (Twitter)

Connecticut at Phoenix, 10 p.m. (Facebook)

Los Angeles at Las Vegas, 10:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Saturday, May 22

Seattle at Dallas, 8 p.m. (Facebook)

Sunday, May 23

New York at Chicago, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Washington at Indiana, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)

Connecticut at Las Vegas, 6 p.m. (Facebook)

Tuesday, May 25

Dallas at New York, 7 p.m. (Twitter)

Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Connecticut at Seattle, 10 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Wednesday, May 26

Las Vegas at Phoenix, 10 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Friday, May 28

Washington at Connecticut, 7 p.m. (Facebook)

Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Minnesota at Seattle, 10 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Indiana at Las Vegas, 10:30 p.m. (Twitter)

Saturday, May 29

Atlanta at New York, 2 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Sunday, May 30

Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. (Facebook)

Tuesday, June 1

Las Vegas at Connecticut, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Los Angeles at Dallas, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)

Indiana at Seattle, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, June 3

Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Friday, June 4

Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (Facebook)

Dallas at Seattle, 10 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Saturday, June 5

Las Vegas at Washington, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Chicago at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. (ABC)

Tuesday, June 8

Minnesota at Washington, 7 p.m. (Twitter)

Wednesday, June 9

Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Dallas at Phoenix, 10 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Thursday, June 10

Los Angeles at Washington, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Friday, June 11

Seattle at Atlanta, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Saturday, June 12

Chicago at Indiana, 1 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Sunday, June 13

Seattle at Connecticut, 2 p.m. (Facebook)

Washington at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

Tuesday, June 15

Chicago at Minnesota, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

New York at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. (ESPN3)

Wednesday, June 16

Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Thursday, June 17

Seattle at Indiana, 7 p.m. (Facebook)

Connecticut at Chicago, 8 p.m. (Twitter)

Minnesota at Dallas, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

New York at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Friday, June 18

Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Saturday, June 19

Connecticut at Chicago, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday, June 20

New York at Los Angeles, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, June 22

Chicago at New York, 7 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Thursday, June 24

Dallas at Indiana, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Chicago at New York, 7 p.m. (Twitter)

Friday, June 25

Las Vegas at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (Facebook)

Saturday, June 26

Washington at Dallas, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10 p.m. (Facebook)

Sunday, June 27

Chicago at Connecticut, 2 p.m. (ESPN3)

Seattle at Las Vegas, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)

Tuesday, June 29

New York at Atlanta, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Connecticut at Washington, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Wednesday, June 30

Chicago at Dallas, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Las Vegas at Los Angeles, 10:30 (Amazon Prime)

Thursday, June 1

Connecticut at Indiana, 7 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Friday, July 2

Chicago at Dallas, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Las Vegas at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 p.m. (Facebook)

Atlanta at Seattle, 10 p.m. (Twitter)

Saturday, July 3

Connecticut at Indiana, 1 p.m. (NBA TV)

Washington at New York, 1 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Monday, July 5

Dallas at New York, 7 p.m. (Facebook)

Wednesday, July 7

Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Los Angeles at Seattle, 10 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Phoenix at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Friday, July 9

Atlanta at Connecticut, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

New York at Indiana, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)

Seattle at Phoenix, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Minnesota at Las Vegas, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

Saturday, July 10

Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Sunday, July 11

Las Vegas at Dallas, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Connecticut at New York, 2 p.m. (ESPN3)

Indiana at Atlanta, 5 p.m. (Facebook)

Phoenix at Seattle, 6 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Minnesota at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)

Sunday, Aug. 15

Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Connecticut at Dallas, 4 p.m. (Facebook)

Atlanta at Phoenix, 6 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

New York at Minnesota, 7 p.m. (Facebook)

Tuesday, Aug. 17

Minnesota at Connecticut, 7 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Dallas at Chicago, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Washington at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Atlanta at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

Wednesday, Aug. 18

Seattle at New York, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Thursday, Aug. 19

Minnesota at Connecticut, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)

Washington at Phoenix, 10 p.m. (Twitter)

Atlanta at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

Friday, Aug. 20

Seattle at New York, 7 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Indiana at Dallas, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Saturday, Aug. 21

Phoenix at Atlanta, Noon (ESPN2)

Minnesota at Chicago, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)

Sunday, Aug. 22

Los Angeles at New York, 2 p.m. (ESPN3)

Seattle at Washington, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

Tuesday, Aug. 24

Seattle at Minnesota, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Las Vegas at Connecticut, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Los Angeles at Washington, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Phoenix at New York, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)

Thursday, Aug. 26

Las Vegas at Atlanta, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)

Dallas at Washington, 7 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Friday, Aug. 27

Phoenix at New York, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Chicago at Seattle, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)

Saturday, Aug. 28

Las Vegas at Indiana, 1 p.m. (NBA TV)

Los Angeles at Connecticut, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)

Dallas at Washington, 7 p.m. (Facebook)

Sunday, Aug. 29

Chicago at Seattle, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Los Angeles at Indiana, 7 p.m. (Twitter)

Connecticut at Washington, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)

New York at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)

Thursday, Sept. 2

Atlanta at Dallas, 8 p.m. (Facebook)

Los Angeles at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)

Chicago at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)

New York at Seattle, 10 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Saturday, Sept. 4

Phoenix at Indiana, 1 p.m. (NBA TV)

Washington at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)

Sunday, Sept. 5

Las Vegas at Chicago, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Atlanta at Dallas, 4 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Monday, Sept. 6

Phoenix at Indiana, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)

Tuesday, Sept. 7

Connecticut at Dallas, 8 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Washington at Seattle, 10 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Wednesday, Sept. 8

Phoenix at Atlanta, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Minnesota at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)

Thursday, Sept. 9

Connecticut at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

Friday, Sept. 10

Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)

Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (Twitter)

Saturday, Sept. 11

New York at Dallas, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)

Connecticut at Phoenix, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)

Sunday, Sept. 12

Washington at Chicago, 3 p.m. (ABC)

Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)

Seattle at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)

Monday, Sept. 13

Dallas at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)

Wednesday, Sept. 15

New York at Connecticut, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Thursday, Sept. 16

Los Angeles at Atlanta, 7 p.m. (Amazon Prime)

Friday, Sept. 17

Minnesota at Indiana, 7 p.m. (Facebook)

Washington at New York, 7 p.m. (Twitter)

Las Vegas at Chicago, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)

Phoenix at Seattle, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)

Sunday, Sept. 19

Atlanta at Connecticut, 1 p.m. (NBA TV)

Las Vegas at Phoenix, 3 p.m. (ABC)

Minnesota at Washington, 3 p.m. (ESPN3)

Los Angeles at Dallas, 5 p.m. (NBA TV)

Indiana at Chicago, 6 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: WNBA 2021: TV and streaming schedule for regular-season games