How to Watch TNT Without Cable (In Time to Livestream NBA Playoff Games)

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ESPN is just one option for watching baseball, basketball and more — sports fans can watch exclusive games live including for the NBA and NHL on TNT. Unless you have cable though, your viewing options are limited. Cord cutters don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a cable package in order to get access to basketball games and other TNT content, there are affordable streaming options like live TV streamers that’ll give you instant access and for a fraction of the price.

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With current free trials and promos going on, you can livestream the NBA playoffs for free or for less than $100 a month. You’ll also get access to hundreds of other live TV channels that’ll expand your program options, so you can watch sports, reality TV and the latest dramas live and in real time.

And, if you’re interested in catching NBA playoff games, TNT will be airing select matchups that are also going to be simulcasted on TruTV.

Keep reading to learn more about the current offers available.

How to Watch TNT Online for Free

You can get access to TNT and TruTV through live TV streamers such as DirecTV Stream, Sling TV and Hulu + Live TV. All options are currently offering either a free trial or promos that’ll reduce the cost of the platform and give you access to the NBA playoffs.

Below are all the ways to watch TNT online, including ways to stream TNT online for free.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is offering new users a five-day free trial when you sign up for one its four packages offered. All of the packages include TNT and TruTV so you can stream the channels online.

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Plus, right now you can save $30 when you combine any streaming package with a “Sports Pack.” Currently, the Entertainment + Sports Pack is dropped down to $85 (reg. $95) for the first three months and comes with TNT and TruTV for simulcasted NBA playoff games. Once the three months are up you’ll be charged the subscription price based on what package you choose at checkout.

In addition to unlimited DVR storage, you’ll get access to local channels and the ability to stream on as many devices as you want.

Sling TV

You can take advantage of $10 off the first month of all of Sling TV‘s streaming packages, dropping the price down to $30 (reg. $40 a month). There are three package plans to choose from: Orange, Blue and Orange + Blue with every option including the TNT channel — only the Blue and Orange + Blue packages also include TruTV. After your first month is up you’ll be charged the regular subscription price based on the package you pick.

$30 $40 25% off

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The Orange Package comes with 32 channels and can be streamed on just one device at a time. Included in the Blue Package is 40 channels including TNT and TruTV as well as FS1 and the NFL Network. Can’t choose? You can combine both packages and get all 68 channels and the ability to stream on up to three devices at once — and just for $45 for the first month (reg. $55).

Hulu + Live TV

For the most content offerings, you can sign up for Hulu + Live TV and get access to the Hulu library in addition to more then 95 live TV channels (including TNT and TruTV), and all for $77 a month.


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And, for even more programming, Hulu + Live TV now comes bundled with Disney+ and ESPN+, which will give you everything within the Hulu library in addition to exclusive content on the two other streamers.

Is TNT Free On Amazon Prime?

The TNT channel is not available on Prime Video, but Amazon does offer access to some of the TNT’s most popular programs like The Closer, The Librarians, Perception, The Alienist and The Last Ship. Prime members can watch the TV shows for free and get instant access to the programs through the Prime Video library.

Don’t have a Prime membership? New users are eligible for a 30-day free trial that you can sign up for here.

Can You Watch TNT On Hulu?

With Hulu + Live TV, you get access to 95+ channels of live TV channels including TNT and TruTV, so you can watch select NBA playoff games live and right from your couch. It doesn’t include a free trial, but once you sign up, you’ll get instant access to the channels — no add-ons required.

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2024 NBA Playoffs Schedule

See below for the upcoming games or click here to see the full schedule.

Saturday (April 20)

Sunday (April 21)

  • Celtics vs. TBD at 1 p.m. ET on ABC

  • Clippers vs. Mavericks at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC

  • Bucks vs. Pacers at 7 p.m. ET on TNT

  • Thunder vs. West No. 8 at 9:30 p.m. ET on TNT

Monday (April 22)

  • Cavaliers vs. Magic at 7 p.m. ET on NBA TV

  • Knicks vs. TBD at 7:30 p.m. on TNT

  • Nuggets vs. Lakers at 10 p.m. on TNT

Tuesday (April 23)

  • Timberwolves vs. Suns at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT

  • Bucks vs. Pacers at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV

  • Clippers vs. Mavericks at 10 p.m. ET on TNT

Wednesday (April 24)

  • Celtics vs. TBD at 7 p.m. ET on TNT

  • Thunder vs. TBD at 9:30 p.m. ET on TNT

Thursday (April 25)

  • Magic vs. Cavaliers at 7 p.m. ET on NBA TV

  • TBD vs. Knicks at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT

  • Lakers vs. Nuggets at 10 p.m. ET on TNT

Friday (April 26)

  • Pacers vs. Bucks at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

  • Mavericks vs. Clippers at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN

  • Suns vs. Timberwolves at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN