How to watch the WNBA's 25th anniversary season

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The 2021 WNBA season will feature more than 100 nationally televised regular-season games across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, CBS, CBS Sports Network, NBA TV and Amazon Prime Video. 

ESPN, which is partnering with WNBA "changemaker" Google, will have a 25-game slate across its networks to mark the 25th anniversary season. CBS will air 40 games, with up to three on CBS and others on CBSSN and the Paramount+ streaming platform. NBATV will carry 35 games this season. Amazon Prime Video announced a multiyear commitment to air 16 games per season.

Additionally, games will be streamed on social media platforms Twitter and Facebook. WNBA League Pass also returns and will stream more than 110 games.

How to watch the 2021 WNBA season on TV

Want to watch games through a traditional cable TV package? You're in luck. The league will have regular-season games on over-the-air channels — nine on ABC and three on CBS.

For sports fans with cable TV packages, ESPN and ESPN2 will televise 15 games and the All-Star Game. ESPN and ABC will expand coverage into the postseason with up to 19 games.

If you have a deep sports lineup on cable, CBS and CBS Sports Network will air 40 games.

Finally, NBA TV will have 35 games with the majority coming after the Olympic break as teams vie for the postseason.

How to stream games on WNBA League Pass, other providers

For fans who want to stream games, WNBA League Pass is your most comprehensive option. 

For $16.99, you can access every team's games (subject to local and national blackout restrictions). This includes multi-game viewing and live DVR. All games will also be available on demand.

If you're a fan of a single team, you can purchase the team pass for $9.99 (blackout restrictions still apply).

League Pass is available on Apple TV and can be streamed on mobile, tablets and Chromecast.

ESPN and CBS also will have streaming games available. All ESPN games will be available on the ESPN app, but you'll need a cable provider. CBS games will also air on the Paramount+ platform.

Amazon Prime Video is available through your Amazon Prime account.

Finally, Twitter and Facebook will stream a number of games. On the WNBA's official Twitter feed, 12 games will be available live with fan interactions and engagements. The WNBA Facebook page will broadcast 20 games and will also be available on Oculus.

WNBA national TV schedule

Games listed are national broadcasts on non-streaming platforms. For Twitter and Facebook broadcasts, visit the WNBA schedule.

MORE: Yahoo Sports' Cassandra Negley breaks down the seven marquee matchups not to miss this season.

All times ET.

Friday, Sept. 17

Minnesota Lynx at Indiana Fever, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

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

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

Sunday, Sept. 19

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

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

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

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

Indiana Fever at Chicago Sky, 6 p.m. (CBSSN)