NBC Sports Boston is a channel that you can watch live without a cable TV subscription.
As long as you live in the Boston market (essentially New England), you can use a live TV streaming service to watch Boston Celtics games.
fuboTV doesn’t have TNT, but the network is only broadcasting seven Celtics games this season. And if you live in New England, NESN is likely a more important sports channel to have in the mix.
But if you’re cutting the cord for the first time, it’s worth weighing the pros and cons of each service.
NBC Sports Boston is available on live TV streaming services throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, central Connecticut and eastern and central Connecticut.
The channel also has the rights to the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.
Table of Contents
- Watching Boston Celtics games for free
- Stream NBC Sports Boston on Roku or Fire TV Stick
- What’s the best way to watch NBC Sports Boston without cable?
Watching Boston Celtics games for free
Boston Celtics fans can also catch some nationally televised games on ABC using a TV antenna. Here are some resources that I have assembled from my own hands-on testing.
- How to Choose the Best TV Antenna and OTA DVR
- How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
- Review: The Best Indoor TV Antennas
- Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas
Stream NBC Sports Boston on Roku or Fire TV Stick
A Smart TV or a streaming device such as Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV Stick supports most live TV streaming services. You just need to have an Internet connection and download the app to the service you sign up for.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV has ESPN, NBC Sports Boston, TNT and local channels such as ABC. It has all the channels you will need to watch every Celtics game.
The live TV package has 75+ channels. Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR to record shows, movies and sporting events. It has all the channels you will need to watch every Celtics game this season.
You can watch live TV on two screens at once. And if you’re using a Roku, Apple TV or Fire TV, you can use your Hulu subscription to activate dozens of apps. A subscription costs $64.99 per month.
Subscribers also get Hulu’s on-demand streaming service. It’s the same service that people pay $6.99 per month for. So you’re essentially getting two streaming services for the price of one.
fuboTV has 118+ channels including NBC Sports Boston, ESPN, FS1 and local FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC stations.
New England sports fans also get NESN and NESN Plus with their subscription. The fubo starter plan costs $64.99 per month. Subscribers can watch live TV on three screens at a time.
You will be able to record games using 250 hours of Cloud DVR. The “lookback” feature also maintains an on-demand style menu for games that aired in the last 72 hours.
fuboTV has apps for pretty much every device, including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick and NVIDIA Shield TV.
YouTube TV has a long roster of regional sports networks, including NBC Sports Boston. A subscription costs $64.99 per month for roughly 85+ channels.
ESPN, FOX and TNT are part of the channel lineup. You can watch live TV on three screens at once.
YouTube TV supports Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast with Google TV, Xbox One and Smart TVs. You can try out YouTube TV free for 7 days.
DIRECTV STREAM has NBC Sports Boston in the Choice plan.
A subscription costs $84.99 per month for 90+ channels.
ESPN, NESN, NBA TV and local channels are included in the Choice lineup. You get 20 hours of Cloud DVR and a robust library of on-demand movies and shows.
Subscribers get three months of HBO Max, Showtime, Cinemax and EPIX for free before the monthly rates kick in. You can watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once.
When you sign up, you can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want. DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets.
What’s the best way to watch NBC Sports Boston without cable?
fuboTV has NBC Sports Boston as part of a 118+ channel lineup. It’s the largest channel lineup out there in the streaming world. Subscribers get NESN, NBA TV, and local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX stations.
You can try out fuboTV with a free 7-day trial.
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