How to watch the NBA – the 2021-22 season starts October 19 with the defending champion Bucks taking on the Nets

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  • The 2021-22 NBA season begins October 19 with a doubleheader on TNT.
  • NBA regular season games are broadcast by ESPN, TNT, ABC, NBA TV, and local affiliate stations.
  • NBA League Pass also offers streaming access to hundreds of games for an annual or monthly fee.

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The 2021-22 NBA regular season tips off on October 19 with a doubleheader on TNT. The first game features the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks against the Brooklyn Nets, while the second match features the Golden State Warriors against the Los Angeles Lakers. The games start at 7:30 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET, respectively.

You can stream the opening games with the TNT app if you’re a cable subscriber, otherwise you’ll need a live TV streaming service like Sling TV, YouTube TV, or Hulu + Live TV to watch.

Throughout the regular season, nationally televised NBA games are spread across TNT, ESPN, ABC, and NBA TV. Meanwhile, some teams have local affiliates that broadcast their regular season games.

To help you get access to every game you want to watch, we broke down everything you need to know about streaming the NBA season without a cable subscription.

Key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season

The 2021-22 NBA regular season begins on October 19 and runs through April 10, 2022. Here’s a rundown of key dates for the season and post-season.

  • October 19 – NBA regular season begins
  • February 18 to 20 – NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland, Ohio
  • April 12 to 15 – Play-in tournament for playoff seeding
  • April 16 – NBA playoffs officially began
  • June 2 – NBA Finals began
  • July 19 – NBA Finals Game Seven, if necessary
  • June 23 – NBA Draft

How to watch the 2021-22 NBA season

NBA regular season games are broadcast nationally on ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV. TNT usually broadcasts games on Tuesday and Thursday nights, while ESPN games are typically scheduled for Wednesday and Friday. ABC will show NBA games on select Saturdays and Sundays starting in December.

NBA TV carries games from local NBA affiliates on a nightly basis and is available as a cable network or a standalone streaming subscription. You can subscribe to NBA TV for the season for $60, or pay $7 a month.

If you already have a pay-TV provider with access to ESPN, ABC, or TNT, you can stream each station’s NBA content via their respective apps. That said, ESPN games are not included with an ESPN+ subscription.

If you don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, you can sign up for a live TV streaming service with access to TNT, ABC, ESPN, and NBA TV. Services with plans that support NBA games from all four channels include Sling TV and YouTube TV.

Sling TV

Sling TV includes ESPN and TNT as part of its Orange plan for $35 a month. Sling doesn’t offer ABC, but NBA games airing on that network are occasionally simulcast on ESPN3, which is included with Sling. You can also add NBA TV to your plan through the Sports Extra package for an additional $11 a month.

New Sling subscribers can get their first month of service for a discounted rate of just $10, which helps make Sling one of the cheapest options for streaming the NBA.

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YouTube TV

YouTubeTV offers ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV for $65 a month, providing full access to all of the major broadcast and cable networks that show NBA games. For a limited time, new subscribers can get their first three months for a discounted rate of $55 a month.

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Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV features access to channels like ESPN, TNT, and ABC for $65 a month. However, NBA TV is not offered which could be an issue for viewers who want to watch as many games as possible during the regular season.

On the plus side, Hulu + Live TV does include access to Hulu’s entire on-demand library of shows and movies. If you sign up before October 29, you can get your first three months for a discounted rate of $55 a month.

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Fubo TV

Fubo TV includes ABC and ESPN under its Starter plan for $65 a month, but you need the Sports Plus add-on for an extra $11 a month to get NBA TV. On the downside, TNT is not currently available through any of Fubo TV’s plans, which presents a major issue for fans who want to watch nationally televised games on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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NBA League Pass lets you stream out of market games

TNT, ESPN, ABC, and NBA TV are the national broadcast partners of the NBA, but they only show select games throughout the season. If you’re interested in following a team that’s not in your area, you can subscribe to NBA League Pass to stream out of market regular season games for a single team or the entire league.

League Pass offers subscriptions for one team starting at $18 a month or $120 for a full season. If you want access to every team on League Pass, you’ll have to pay $250 for the season or $40 a month. The price of League Pass will decrease as the year goes on, but of course you’ll be missing out on games early in the season.

Blackout restrictions apply, and League Pass does not include live access to nationally televised games or your local teams.

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How to watch Major League Baseball – the top 4 teams battle for a spot in the 2021 World Series

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  • The 2021 MLB Playoffs continue with the ALCS and NLCS to decide this year’s World Series matchup.
  • Remaining playoff games are broadcast nationally by Fox, Fox Sports, and TBS.
  • The 2021 World Series will air on Fox starting October 26.

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The 2021 MLB Playoffs are in full swing with the American League Championship Series (ALCS) and National League Championship Series (NLCS). The winners of the ALCS and NLCS will then go up against each other in the 2021 World Series on October 26.

In the American League, the Red Sox eliminated the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays on their way to the ALCS, while the Astros defeated the White Sox to earn a chance at the World Series. In the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants in a tight NLDS series, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers to reach the NLCS.

Every remaining MLB playoff game will be broadcast nationally by Fox, Fox Sports 1, or TBS. To stream each game, you’ll need to subscribe to a cable provider or live TV streaming service like YouTube TV, SlingTV, or DirecTV Stream. The 2021 World Series will be broadcast entirely on Fox, but you’ll still need a subscription if you want to stream it instead of watch it on local TV.

MLB Championship Series schedule

Teams in the Championship Series will play a first-to-four wins format, meaning each series can last for up to seven games. The World Series also uses a first-to-four win format, allowing for a seven game series.

Teams Date and time National broadcast/stream
Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox (Game 3) October 18, 8:08 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1
Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers (Game 3) October 19, 5:08 p.m. ET TBS
Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox (Game 4) October 19, 8:08 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1
Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox (Game 5) October 20, 5:08 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1
Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers (Game 4) October 20, 8:08 p.m. ET TBS
Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers (Game 5 if needed) October 21, 8:08 p.m. ET TBS
Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros (Game 6 if needed) October 22, 8:08 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1
Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves (Game 6 if needed) October 23, 5:08 p.m. ET TBS
Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros (Game 7 if needed) October 23, 8:08 p.m. ET Fox, Fox Sports 1
Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves (Game 7 if needed) October 24, 7:38 p.m. ET TBS
World Series Game 1 October 26, TBD Fox

Where to watch MLB playoff streams

MLB playoff games are spread across channels like TBS, MLB Network, ESPN, FS1, and Fox. The World Series will be shown only on Fox. If you don’t have cable you can stream these stations with a subscription to a live TV streaming service.

To help narrow down your options, we compiled the best streaming services you can use to watch the MLB playoffs live.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream features Fox, MLB Network, TBS, FS1, and ESPN in most of its plans. The cheapest plan with all five channels is the DirecTV Stream Choice plan for $85 a month. The Choice plan also gives you access to several regional sports networks for local regular season games that aren’t broadcast nationally.

DirecTV Stream provides local coverage for 20 of MLB’s 30 teams, according to a spokesperson from the service. You can check to see if DirecTV Stream covers your regional sports network with this lookup tool.

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YouTube TV

One of the most comprehensive options for streaming MLB games is YouTube TV. The service costs $65 a month and includes Fox, FS1, ESPN, TBS,and MLB Network, as well as some regional sports networks depending on your area.

YouTube TV also includes an option to watch out-of-market games via the MLB TV add-on for an extra fee. This means you can watch a mix of local games, nationally televised games, and out-of-market games all in one place.

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Sling TV

Another option for MLB games is Sling TV. Sling Blue ($35/month) includes access to Fox (in select markets), FS1, and TBS. Sling Orange ($35/month), on the other hand, offers live access to ESPN and TBS. You can combine both Sling Blue and Sling Orange for $50 a month. You can also add MLB Network via Sling’s Sports Extra package for an additional $15 a month.

This combo will get you Fox, FS1, ESPN, TBS, and MLB Network for $65 a month. Please note that Fox only airs in select markets, primarily in major US cities, via Sling TV.

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Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live features several channels with MLB games, including ESPN, Fox, FS1, and TBS. The service costs $65/month ($55/month for your first three months) and includes access to Hulu’s entire on-demand library. That said, Hulu + Live TV is missing MLB Network.

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Fubo TV

Fubo TV also offers a package that will get you most of the channels you need for national MLB games. The streaming service’s Starter plan ($65/month) has over 100 channels, including Fox, FS1, and ESPN. Fubo TV also offers access to MLB Network with its Sports Plus with NFL RedZone add-on for $11 a month. There’s also a few regional sports networks in select areas. On the downside, Fubo TV is missing TBS.

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‘Halloween Kills’ hits Peacock and theaters on October 15, but you need a premium plan to stream the slasher movie

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Michael Myers is back in “Halloween Kills.”

  • You can watch “Halloween Kills” in theaters and on Peacock Premium starting October 15.
  • Michael Myers returns in the new slasher flick, and he’s on the hunt for more victims.
  • Ad-supported Peacock Premium costs $5 a month, and ad-free Peacock Premium Plus costs $10 a month.

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On October 15, “Halloween Kills” will premiere in theaters and on Peacock. In order to stream “Halloween Kills” at home, you need to be a paid subscriber to Peacock Premium ($5/month) or Peacock Premium Plus ($10/month).

In “Halloween Kills,” Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode from the original “Halloween” movie. Michael Myers, the franchise’s iconic slasher villain, is still alive and searching for new victims with his foreboding white mask and blood-soaked knife in hand. Working with survivors of Michael’s past attacks, Laurie takes on the killer in a thrilling attempt to stop the carnage.

The first “Halloween” movie was released in 1978, and “Halloween Kills” is the twelfth installment in the horror franchise known for violent deaths. Another installment, titled “Halloween Ends,” is already set for release in 2022.

Where to watch ‘Halloween Kills’

“Halloween Kills” premieres October 15 in theaters and on Peacock. Although Peacock offers a free plan, you need a paid subscription to Peacock Premium or Premium Plus to watch “Halloween Kills.”

The last movie that was released in theaters and on Peacock at the same time was “The Boss Baby: Family Business.” That title remained on Peacock for 60 days. We expect a similar limited-time streaming release for “Halloween Kills.”

An ad-supported subscription to Peacock Premium costs $5 a month, and an ad-free subscription to Peacock Premium Plus costs $10 a month. Both memberships give you full access to the service’s catalog of NBCUniversal movies and shows.

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If you’re willing to pay for 12 months up front, you can save up to $20 a year by choosing an annual subscription to Peacock Premium ($50) or Peacock Premium Plus ($100) versus a monthly plan.

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You can watch “Halloween Kills” on Peacock with a web browser or through the dedicated Peacock app. The Peacock app is available on most streaming devices, tablets, smartphones, Xbox consoles, PlayStation consoles, and smart TVs like LG, Samsung, and Vizio. For a full list of compatible streaming options, visit the Peacock website.

Where can I watch other movies from the ‘Halloween’ franchise?

AMC Plus is one of the best streaming services for watching other movies from the “Halloween” franchise. Pricing ranges from $7 to $9 a month depending on how you subscribe. You can learn more about the service in our AMC Plus guide.

You can stream these “Halloween” movies on AMC Plus:

  • “Halloween” (1978)
  • “Halloween II” (1981)
  • “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” (1982)
  • “Halloween H20” (1998)
  • “Halloween: Resurrection” (2002)
  • “Halloween II” (2009)

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How to watch the NFL without cable – week 6 features big matchups between the top 4 teams in the AFC

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The 2021 NFL season began on September 9.

  • Week six of the 2021 NFL season features matchups between all four AFC division leaders.
  • NFL games are spread across several channels, including NFL Network, ESPN, NBC, Fox, and CBS.
  • HD antennas and streaming services offer select NFL games without the need for a cable subscription.

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Week six of the 2021 NFL season features a number of high profile games, including the Los Angeles Chargers against the Baltimore Ravens, and the Buffalo Bills against the Tennessee Titans. Each team is currently ranked first in their AFC division.

The Dolphins and Jaguars will also play a game in London, with a CBS broadcast starting at 9:30 a.m. ET on October 17.

Throughout the season, NFL games are spread across five primary channels: ESPN, NBC, Fox, CBS, and the NFL Network. Meanwhile, the next Super Bowl will be broadcast on NBC.

To help ensure you get access to every game you want to watch, we broke down the ins and outs of streaming the NFL season without a cable subscription.

NFL Week 6 schedule

Week six of the NFL regular season includes a Sunday Night Football matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers on NBC and Peacock. This week’s Monday Night Football game will feature the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans on ESPN.

Primetime games are shown nationally, but local broadcasts for afternoon games are determined by your area. NFL teams with byes in week six include the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, and San Francisco 49ers.

Game

Date and time Channel
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles October 14, 8:20 p.m. ET FOX, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars October 17, 9:30 a.m. ET CBS
Kansas City Chiefs at Washington Football Team October 17, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants October 17, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts October 17, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions October 17, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears October 17, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens October 17, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers October 17, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns October 17, 4:05 p.m. ET FOX
Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos October 17, 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots October 17, 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers October 17, 8:20 p.m. ET NBC, Peacock Premium
Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans October 18, 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN

How to watch NFL games without cable

You can access select NFL games without a cable subscription via streaming services like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, YouTube TV, Paramount Plus, Amazon Prime Video, Peacock Premium, and NFL Sunday Ticket. You can also watch local NFL games with an HDTV antenna.

The 2021 NFL regular season began on September 9. During the regular season, Sunday afternoon games with an NFC home team will typically air on Fox, and Sunday afternoon games with an AFC home team will typically air on CBS.

Meanwhile, Sunday Night Football airs on NBC, and Thursday Night Football will broadcast on NFL Network all season long. Select Thursday Night Football games will also be shown on Fox and streamed via Amazon Prime and Twitch. Finally, Monday Night Football is on ESPN.

Additionally, you can stream all your local in-market games on your mobile device for free using the Yahoo Sports app or the NFL app.

Here’s a full roundup of all the services you can use to stream NFL games without cable.

HDTV Antenna

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You can purchase an antenna, like this 1 By One model, to add to your TV for about $24, giving you access to local channels within a certain distance. 

What you get:

Hooking up an HD antenna to your TV gives you access to local over-the-air (OTA) signals in your location. This means that you will be able to access the local affiliates of major broadcast networks, like Fox, CBS, and NBC.

This lets you watch all the regional games broadcast from wherever you’re located. You also get the Sunday Night Football matchup that airs on NBC. Because it’s only a one-time payment, this is a great option if you’re solely interested in watching the team in your area. However, you will not get access to any out-of-market games or games that air on ESPN or the NFL Network.


Sling TV

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If you’re looking for a live TV streaming service to watch football, Sling TV is a great budget option that gives you most of the channels you need at a cheaper price than Hulu or FuboTV.

There are three different plans, depending on what channels you prioritize. Sling Orange and Sling Blue each cost $35 a month, while the combined Sling Orange + Blue plan costs $50 per month. Additionally, you can purchase the Sports Extra package to add NFL RedZone to your plan for $11 per month.

What you get:

Sling Orange has ESPN, while Sling Blue has Fox and NBC in select markets as well as the NFL network. CBS is not currently offered by Sling. While there is a Sports Extra package, it does not include any channels that air live NFL games. 

Your best bet to get access to the most NFL games via Sling is to sign up for the Sling Orange + Blue plan and cash in on Sling’s current promotional offer of a free antenna for local channels. The free antenna requires that you prepay for two months of the Sling service. Plus, if you want RedZone you can add the Sports Extra package to the Orange + Blue Plan for a total of $61 a month.

If you don’t want it all, you can just sign up for Sling Blue to gain access to Sunday afternoon games on Fox and Sunday Night Football games on NBC, or just Sling Orange to gain access to Monday Night games on ESPN, in addition to the local offerings included with the antenna. As with all streaming services, game availability is subject to blackouts.

With Sling’s channel listings, add-ons, and the fact that they provide a free antenna, you can gain access to all local channels, the NFL Network, ESPN, and NFL RedZone, making it one of the most cost-effective ways to watch the NFL without cable. 

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In addition to all of its other offerings, Hulu + Live TV has nearly everything you need to stream NFL games for $65 per month. However, like Sling TV, there’s no option to add the NFL Network or NFL RedZone as a channel, which could be a deal-breaker if you’re hoping to watch and monitor action across the league.

What you get: 

Like an HD antenna, Hulu + Live TV gets you access to all the local affiliates of the major broadcasts, meaning Fox, CBS, and NBC. These will show the games that are within your regional broadcast map with the exception of any blackouts. In addition, you also get ESPN, which gives you access to all Monday Night Football games, and some of the best NFL coverage and analysis on TV. 

While you don’t get access to watch out-of-network games from across the country like you do with NFL RedZone or NFL Sunday Ticket, this is a comprehensive way to tune into most locally and nationally televised games. Hulu does not offer a way to watch the first three regular Thursday Night Football games, however, since those will be aired on NFL Network. 


FuboTV

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At $65 a month for the Starter Plan, FuboTV is one of the most comprehensive yet expensive live streaming options for NFL football. You can also spend an extra $11 per month to add the Sports Plus with NFL RedZone package.

What you get:

In terms of NFL games, the Starter Plan includes access to local CBS, NBC, and Fox stations (regional availability and blackout restrictions apply). FuboTV’s Starter Plan also grants you access to ESPN to watch Monday Night Football, and NFL Network to stream Thursday Night Football all season long. 


YouTube TV

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With a base price of $65 a month, YouTube TV is another service that offers access to most NFL games. Additionally, the service announced an agreement with the NFL to offer NFL Redzone as an add-on included in their Sports Plus package for an additional $11 a month. 

What you get:

Like other services at this price range, YouTube TV offers access to all the local channels you need to watch NFL games, including CBS, Fox, and NBC. YouTube TV also offers ESPN and NFL Network in their base package, so you’ll be able to watch all Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football games. And with the news of the new Sports Plus package, you can also watch NFL Redzone for an additional $11 per month.


NFL Sunday Ticket

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NFL Sunday Ticket used to only be available with a cable subscription, but NFL fans in non-DirecTV markets anywhere in the country can now gain access to every Sunday afternoon game.

There are two separate plans available: The NFL Sunday Ticket To Go plan costs $73.49 per month for four months, which is $293.96 total. There is also the NFL Sunday Ticket Max plan for $99 per month for four months, adding up to $396 total.

What you get:

Both plans give you access to all out-of-market Sunday afternoon games. This means that you do not get access to Thursday, Sunday, or Monday night games. You also won’t be able to stream locally televised games with only an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription. However, this is the only way for people hoping to watch full live games of their favorite teams out of market. A fun feature included in both plans is that you can watch four games at once on your screen.

In addition to the normal features, NFL Sunday Ticket Max adds in NFL RedZone and the DirecTV Fantasy Zone, which is a new channel solely dedicated watching games through the lens of fantasy football. 


Paramount Plus

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If you’re just interested in watching locally televised AFC home games, then a Paramount Plus subscription could be all you need. The service lets you stream live CBS television, as well as a growing library of on-demand shows and exclusive titles. Paramount Plus is available for $5 a month with commercials or $10 a month with ad-free streaming. With that said, all live broadcasts, including NFL games, still feature commercials with the ad-free plan.

What you get:

Paramount Plus offers live streaming for every NFL game that airs on the regular CBS channel in your local market. However, since Paramount Plus only offers CBS content you won’t be able to watch any games that air on other networks or any out of market matches. You can see a full schedule of NFL games set to air on CBS here.

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Peacock Premium

Peacock Sports

Peacock won’t be streaming any exclusive games during the 2021 season, but Premium subscribers can stream all the NFL games being broadcast on NBC.

What you get:

For $5 a month, Peacock Premium will give you streaming access to NBC’s Sunday Night Football games, as well as Super Bowl LVI, the Thanksgiving game between the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints, and the 2021 kick-off game between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The NFL’s flex scheduling gives NBC the option to change the Sunday Night Football game of the week, which typically guarantees that the primetime game will be one of the week’s best matchups.

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Amazon Prime Video

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Though yon won’t get local channels, NFL Network, or in-depth analysis, Amazon Prime Video members can watch select Thursday Night Football games with their subscription for no additional cost. A standalone Amazon Prime Video membership costs $9 a month, and the service is included as part of an Amazon Prime subscription for $119 per year or $13 a month.

What you get:

Amazon Prime Video will stream 11 Thursday Night Football games starting week five of the season. These game will also be broadcast on NFL Network and Fox. Since Amazon won’t be streaming any additional games, Prime Video on its own is really only suitable for casual football fans who just want to stream a few games this season. 

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Yahoo Sports app and NFL app

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If you’re only interested in watching in-market games without cable or an antenna, then you can stream live local and primetime games on a mobile device using the Yahoo Sports or NFL app. Both options are free and each app is available on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. 

What you get:

These apps provide live streaming for regular season local and primetime games, playoffs, and the Super Bowl. With that said, you can only watch the games on a mobile device. You’ll also need to ensure that your location services are activated on your phone or tablet.

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How to watch the NHL without cable – the 2021-22 hockey season begins on October 12

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  • The 2021-22 NHL season begins on October 12 with a full schedule of 82 games for each team.
  • ESPN, ABC, and TNT will carry national NHL broadcasts, while ESPN+ and Hulu will stream exclusive games.
  • We suggest pairing ESPN+ with a live TV streaming service like Sling to watch the NHL without cable.

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The 2021-22 NHL season starts on October 12, just three months after the conclusion of the most recent Stanley Cup Finals. ESPN, ABC, and TNT will handle national NHL broadcasts instead of NBC Sports this season, and select games will stream on ESPN+ and Hulu.

After a shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NHL teams will return to a full 82-game schedule for 2021-22. ESPN and ABC will broadcast a combined total of 28 exclusive games during the regular season. ESPN+ and Hulu will stream 75 exclusive games, and ESPN+ will also offer more than 1,000 out of market matches. TNT will broadcast NHL games on Wednesday nights, and it will offer Sunday afternoon games in March and April.

The opening games of the season feature the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Seattle Kraken versus the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Both games will broadcast on October 12 via ESPN and ESPN+, with the first game starting in Tampa Bay at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the second starting in Las Vegas at 10 p.m. ET.

How to watch the 2021-22 NHL season

There are several services hockey fans can subscribe to in order to watch NHL games throughout the season. The league switched national broadcasts partners this year, moving from NBC and NBC sports to ESPN, ABC, and TNT. Local affiliates vary by team; some teams air on local TV without cable, while others, like the New York Rangers and Islanders, have cable exclusive partners.

To catch every nationally televised games without cable, you’ll need a subscription to a streaming service with live TV access to ESPN and TNT. At $35 a month, we think Sling TV Blue offers the best value for the channels and content you can access. And for an additional $11 a month, you can add the Sports Extra package which includes the NHL Network where you can watch additional out-of-market games.

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Outside of nationally televised games on ESPN and TNT, you can also stream a ton of NHL games through ESPN+ and Hulu. Both services will stream the same lineup of 75 regular season games. You can see a full schedule on ESPN’s site.

In addition, ESPN+ plans to offer more than 1,000 out of market games during the regular season on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights.

ESPN+ costs $7 a month, making it a great option for NHL fans who want more to watch than their local team; subscribers also get access to UFC and other sporting events.

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‘The Green Knight’ is available to stream at home – here’s where to rent the critically acclaimed fantasy movie

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Dev Patel in “The Green Knight.”

  • “The Green Knight” is available to stream at home through video-on-demand retailers.
  • You can rent ($6) or buy ($20) the movie via services like Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, and Apple TV.
  • The movie debuted at home during an early-access stream through the A24 Screening Room on August 18.

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“The Green Knight” is now available to buy or rent through video-on-demand (VOD) services like Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV, and more. The online debut of “The Green Knight” happened less than a month after the film’s theatrical premiere on July 30.

“The Green Knight” stars Dev Patel as Sir Gawain, the nephew of King Arthur who goes on a perilous quest of self-discovery. Director David Lowery takes viewers on an eerie, poetic adventure in this loose adaptation of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.”

“The Green Knight” received positive feedback from critics and is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregation website. The film currently has an “88% Fresh” rating based on 206 reviews.

Where to watch ‘The Green Knight’ online

“The Green Knight” is now available to buy or rent through VOD services like Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV, Google Play, and Microsoft. You can rent the movie for $6 or purchase it for $15 in up to 4K quality on compatible devices. A standard definition version is available to rent for $5 on some platforms.

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After purchasing “The Green Knight” through a VOD retailer, you can watch the movie on-demand whenever you want and as many times as you want. For viewers who choose to rent “The Green Knight,” many VOD retailers give you 30 days to begin watching the rental and 48 hours to finish once the movie has started.

If you would like a physical copy of “The Green Knight,” the DVD ($23), Blu-ray ($22), and Ultra HD Blu-ray ($29) are available to order on Amazon.

What other A24 movies can I stream right now?

The best way to watch other movies from A24 is to subscribe to Showtime for $11 a month. New subscribers to Showtime can claim a 30-day free trial. The service is also available as part of a special discounted bundle with Paramount Plus. New members to both services can get the bundle for just $10 a month if they sign up by October 20.

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You can also access Showtime as a paid add-on through streaming services like Hulu or Amazon Prime Video for $11 a month, but these services only offer a seven-day free trial.

Showtime gives you streaming access to many A24 films, including:

  • “Eighth Grade” (2018)
  • “Hereditary” (2018)
  • “mid90s” (2018)
  • “Waves” (2019)
  • “The Witch” (2015)
  • “Ex Machina” (2014)
  • “Green Room” (2015)
  • “Moonlight” (2016)
  • “Room” (2015)
  • “American Honey” (2016)
  • “Under the Silver Lake” (2018)
  • “Spring Breakers” (2012)
  • “Swiss Army Man” (2016)

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If you have a Netflix subscription, you can watch the following A24 films and more:

  • “It Comes at Night” (2017)
  • “Lady Bird” (2017)
  • “Uncut Gems” (2019)
  • “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (2017)
  • “The Florida Project” (2017)
  • “Good Time” (2017)
  • “A Ghost Story” (2017)
  • “The Disaster Artist” (2017)

Amazon Prime Video also includes a few A24 films for members like:

  • “Midsommar” (2019)
  • “The Lighthouse” (2019)
  • “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” (2019)
  • “The Farewell” (2019)

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How to watch Major League Baseball – the playoffs continue with the Division Series on TBS and Fox Sports

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Enrique Hernandez of the Boston Red Sox hits a single during the seventh inning of game four of the 2021 ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park.

  • The 2021 MLB Playoffs continue with the ALDS and NLDS featuring the top eight teams in baseball.
  • Playoff games are broadcast nationally by ESPN, Fox, Fox Sports, TBS, and MLBN.
  • You can also catch out-of-market regular season games through ESPN+ and MLB TV.

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The 2021 MLB Playoffs began with the AL Wild Card game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox on October 5, and the NL Wild Card game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers on October 6.

The Red Sox and Dodgers won their single elimination games, placing them in the Divisional Series against the Tampa Bay Rays and San Francisco Giants, respectively. The Giants and Dodgers were separated by just one game in the NL West standings at the end of the season, and the winner of their series is a favorite to win this year’s World Series.

The Chicago White Sox are facing off against the Houston Astros in the other ALDS series, while the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers will round out the NLDS round of the playoffs.

Every MLB playoff game will be broadcast nationally by Fox Sports 1, TBS, or MLB Network, but you’ll need to subscribe to a cable provider or live TV streaming service like YouTube TV, Sling TV, or DirecTV Stream to watch them all.

MLB divisional round schedule

Teams in the divisional series will play a first-to-three wins format, meaning each series can last for up to five games. The next round of the playoffs and the World Series use a first-to-four win format, allowing for seven game series.

The Boston Red Sox have already eliminated the Tampa Bay Rays in four games in their ALDS series.

Teams Date and time National broadcast/stream
Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox (Game 4) October 12, 2:07 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1
Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves (Game 4) October 12, 5:15 p.m. ET TBS
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (Game 4) October 12, 9:07 p.m. ET TBS
Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros (Game 5 if needed) October 13, 8:07 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1
Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers (Game 5 if needed) October 14, 5:07 p.m. ET TBS
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants (Game 5 if needed) October 14, 9:07 p.m. ET TBS

Where to watch MLB playoff streams

MLB playoff games are spread across channels like TBS, MLB Network, ESPN, FS1, and Fox. The World Series will be shown only on Fox. If you don’t have cable you can stream these stations with a subscription to a live TV streaming service.

To help narrow down your options, we compiled the best streaming services you can use to watch the MLB playoffs live.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream features Fox, MLB Network, TBS, FS1, and ESPN in most of its plans. The cheapest plan with all five channels is the DirecTV Stream Choice plan for $85 a month. The Choice plan also gives you access to several regional sports networks for local regular season games that aren’t broadcast nationally.

DirecTV Stream provides local coverage for 20 of MLB’s 30 teams, according to a spokesperson from the service. You can check to see if DirecTV Stream covers your regional sports network with this lookup tool.

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YouTube TV

One of the most comprehensive options for streaming MLB games is YouTube TV. The service costs $65 a month and includes Fox, FS1, ESPN, TBS,and MLB Network, as well as some regional sports networks depending on your area.

YouTube TV also includes an option to watch out-of-market games via the MLB TV add-on for an extra fee. This means you can watch a mix of local games, nationally televised games, and out-of-market games all in one place.

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Sling TV

Another option for MLB games is Sling TV. Sling Blue ($35/month) includes access to Fox (in select markets), FS1, and TBS. Sling Orange ($35/month), on the other hand, offers live access to ESPN and TBS. You can combine both Sling Blue and Sling Orange for $50 a month. You can also add MLB Network via Sling’s Sports Extra package for an additional $15 a month.

This combo will get you Fox, FS1, ESPN, TBS, and MLB Network for $65 a month. Please note that Fox only airs in select markets, primarily in major US cities, via Sling TV.

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Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live features several channels with MLB games, including ESPN, Fox, FS1, and TBS. The service costs $65/month ($55/month for your first three months) and includes access to Hulu’s entire on-demand library. That said, Hulu + Live TV is missing MLB Network.

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Fubo TV

Fubo TV also offers a package that will get you most of the channels you need for national MLB games. The streaming service’s Starter plan ($65/month) has over 100 channels, including Fox, FS1, and ESPN. Fubo TV also offers access to MLB Network with its Sports Plus with NFL RedZone add-on for $11 a month. There’s also a few regional sports networks in select areas. On the downside, Fubo TV is missing TBS.

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‘Free Guy,’ starring Ryan Reynolds, is now available to rent for just $6 – here’s where to watch it

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Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer in “Free Guy.”

  • “Free Guy” is still in theaters, but you can now stream the movie at home.
  • Starring Ryan Reynolds, “Free Guy” is an action comedy about a non-player character (NPC) in a video game.
  • You can rent the movie through VOD retailers like Prime Video, Vudu, and Apple TV for $6.

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“Free Guy” became available to stream through video-on-demand (VOD) retailers on September 28. That’s just 45 days after the movie’s theatrical release. Right now, you can purchase the film for $20 or rent it for $6 on Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV, and Microsoft Movies.

In “Free Guy,” Ryan Reynolds is a non-player character (NPC) in a video game, known simply as Guy, who becomes increasingly self-aware. With the help of the mysterious Molotov Girl (Jodie Comer), Guy tries to save his virtual world before it’s deleted by a corrupt developer. The movie includes multiple cameos from popular video game streamers like Ninja and Pokimane.

According to Deadline, “Free Guy” earned over $300 million worldwide during its initial theatrical release. Beyond box office success, “Free Guy” was favorably received by critics. The movie holds an “80% Certified Fresh” rating on review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.

Where to watch ‘Free Guy’ online

“Free Guy” is now available to watch at home through VOD retailers like Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV, and Microsoft Movies. You can buy the movie for $20 or rent it for just $6. “Free Guy” is available to stream in up to 4K quality with high dynamic range (HDR) on compatible devices.

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If you choose to purchase “Free Guy,” you’ll be able to stream the movie as many times as you like with no time restrictions. For customers who rent “Free Guy,” most VOD retailers give you 30 days to begin watching a rental. Once you press play, you typically have 48 hours to finish streaming a movie.

VOD retailers support streaming on a variety of mobile devices, tablets, smart TVs, web browsers, and streaming players. Visit the specific service’s website for a full list of compatible devices.

Is ‘Free Guy’ coming to Disney Plus?

“Free Guy” is available to stream on Disney Plus in select regions like Australia and the UK, but a US premiere date has not been announced.

Though the movie is owned by Disney, it started development at 20th Century Fox. Disney acquired 20th Century Fox in 2019, but due to streaming agreements made before the purchase, Variety suggests that “Free Guy” could actually be available on HBO Max before it comes to Disney Plus in the US.

While “Free Guy” hasn’t been confirmed for Disney Plus in the US, multiple new movies and series are being added to the platform on November 12 as part of Disney Plus Day. The most anticipated release is Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings,” which will become available to all subscribers for no additional cost.

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How to watch Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s heavyweight title fight live on October 9

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Tyson Fury punches at Deontay Wilder on his way to winning their second fight in February 2020.

  • Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will fight for the WBC heavyweight title for a third time on October 9.
  • The $80 pay-per-view main event will be broadcast by Fox Sports and ESPN+.
  • The main card starts at 9 p.m. ET, prelims start at 4:30 p.m. ET, and the undercard is at 7 p.m. ET.

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will fight for a third time on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Fury’s WBC heavyweight title will be on the line in the main event. The $80 pay-per-view will be broadcast by Fox and ESPN+.

Fury and Wilder last met in February 2020, where Fury won by technical knockout in the seventh round. That fight was Wilder’s only career loss in 44 fights; he previously fought Fury to a split decision in December 2018. Fury remains undefeated with a 30-0-1 record, and originally planned to fight former WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

However, an arbitrator ruled that Wilder had a right to a rematch due to a clause in the contract for his second fight with Fury. Fury vs Wilder 3 was originally planned for July but was postponed after Fury tested positive for COVID-19 weeks before the fight.

The winner will likely challenge Oleksandr Usyk, who defeated Joshua and claimed the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles in September. That fight would decide an undisputed champion in the heavyweight division, a title no fighter has claimed since Lennox Lewis in 2000.

How to watch Fury vs. Wilder 3

To watch the Fury vs. Wilder main event, you need to purchase the $80 pay-per-view fight through Fox Sports or ESPN+. The main card is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET. Undercard fights will air on Fox Sports 1 and ESPN2 starting at 7 p.m. ET.

Ordering the fight though the Fox Sports app won’t carry any additional fees, but watching on ESPN+ requires an additional $7 a month or $70 per year ESPN+ membership. Both apps are available on mobile devices, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, and Xbox.

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ESPN and Fox Sports cable subscribers can also stream the preliminary fights and undercard without paying the PPV fee or subscribing to ESPN+. Early preliminary fights will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Fury vs. Wilder 3 fight card

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Tyson Fury goes 7 rounds with Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand Hotel February 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson Fury took the win by TKO in the 7th round as the towel was thrown in by the Wilder team for the world heavyweight championship in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preliminary matches, 4:30 p.m. ET

  • Elvis Rodriguez versus Victor Vazquez, junior welterweight
  • Bruce Carrington versus TBA, featherweight
  • Viktor Faust versus Mike Marshall, heavyweight
  • Robeisy Ramirez versus Orlando Gonzalez, featherweight

Undercard, 7 p.m. ET

  • Edgar Berlanga versus Marcelo Esteban Coceres, super middleweight
  • Julian Williams versus Vladimir Hernandez, junior middleweight

Main card, 9 p.m. ET

  • Jared Anderson versus Vladimir Tereshkin, heavyweight
  • Robert Helenius versus Adam Kownacki, heavyweight
  • Efe Ajagba versus Frank Sanchez, heavyweight
  • Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury, WBC heavyweight title fight

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‘Old,’ the latest thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, is now available to stream at home – here’s where to watch it

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Gael García Bernal in “Old.”

  • Director M. Night Shyamalan’s “Old” is now available to stream at home.
  • “Old” is about a group of people who are trapped on a beach that causes rapid aging.
  • You can buy the movie through VOD retailers like Prime Video, Vudu, and Apple TV for $20.

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“Old” is now available to buy through video-on-demand (VOD) retailers. Though other 2021 movies, like “F9” and “Free Guy,” hit streaming services within 45 days of their arrival in theaters, the streaming release of “Old” comes more than two months after the film’s premiere on July 23.

You can purchase the movie right now for $20 on Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV, Google Play, and Microsoft Movies.

In “Old,” a group of strangers arrive on a secluded beach for vacation, only to discover that they are trapped on the shoreline and the beach is causing them to age rapidly. In classic M. Night Shyamalan style, viewers can expect surprising twists and turns while watching “Old.”

According to Variety, “Old” debuted as the number one movie during its box office opening weekend in July. Despite the movie’s financial success, “Old” received a mixed response from critics and currently holds a “50%” rating on review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.

How to watch ‘Old’ online

You can now watch “Old” at home through VOD retailers like Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV, Google Play, and Microsoft Movies. The movie currently costs $20 to buy. With compatible devices, “Old” is available to stream in up to 4K quality with high dynamic range (HDR).

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Once you buy “Old,” you can watch the movie an unlimited number of times. Viewers who want to save money can wait until October 19 for the expected rental release of “Old.” For those who choose to rent “Old,” VOD retailers often give you 30 days to start streaming a movie and 48 hours to finish after you press play.

When deciding where to stream movies, VOD retailers provide a variety of options including web browsers, smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, and streaming players. For a full list of compatible devices, visit the website of the streaming service you choose.

Is ‘Old’ coming to HBO Max or Peacock?

“Old” has not been officially announced for HBO Max or Peacock, but it’s likely the movie will arrive on one of those services in the coming months.

The film is distributed by Universal Pictures which had a previous deal with HBO for streaming releases, but reporting from the Los Angeles Times suggests that Universal movies may get released on Peacock beginning in 2022.

Although “Old” is not confirmed for HBO Max, the streaming service has three more in-theater releases arriving for ad-free subscribers in 2021: “Dune” on October 22, “King Richard” on November 19, and “The Matrix Resurrections” on December 22.

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