UPDATED January 10, 2022
Spectrum SportsNet is a regional sports channel that remains elusive to most streaming services.
DIRECTV STREAM is the only option to watch the Los Angeles Lakers games live without cable.
It costs more than competing services that live stream other channels you need for Lakers games, including ABC, ESPN and NBA TV.
The Choice plan, which carries 90+ channels, is $89.99 per month.
But DIRECTV STREAM still has one advantage over paying for DIRECTV, DISH or Spectrum. Your subscription is month to month so you can cancel whenever you want.
So if you’re looking to cut the cord, but still watch Lakers games, you should consider whether its pros outweigh its cons.
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.
Since Spectrum SportsNet is a regional sports network, it’s only available in a few specific regions of the U.S.
The network serves the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas, the Coachella Valley, the Central Coast of California, the Las Vegas Valley, and Hawaii.
Big Ten Network and TNT are included in the Choice lineup. You get 20 hours of Cloud DVR and a robust library of on-demand movies and shows.
DIRECTV STREAM subscribers can also activate the Spectrum SportsNet app.
You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up. DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Google Chromecast with Google TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV, Smart TVs and smartphones and tablets.
Does YouTube TV have Spectrum SportsNet?
YouTube TV doesn’t currently offer Spectrum SportsNet. But YouTube TV has been adding channels since its inception, including regional sports channels. So you could see some new channels come to YouTube TV in the future.
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