NBC Sports California is available on a number of live TV streaming services, so you don’t need a cable TV subscription anymore.
You can use a Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast instead of a cable TV provider to watch the Oakland Athletics, Sacramento Kings or San Jose Sharks.
What’s the cheapest option?
But channel lineups aren’t the only thing to consider when picking a streaming service.
So if you’re cutting the cord for the first time, it’s worth weighing the pros and cons of each service.
Table of Contents
- How to Watch NBC Sports California Without Cable TV
- What’s the best way to get NBC Sports California live without cable?
How to Watch NBC Sports California Without Cable TV
Streaming live TV channels such as NBC Sports California is fairly easy. It requires four basic steps. You need:
- To live in the broadcast area of NBC Sports California, which includes the Greater Los Angeles area, San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, San Diego, northern California, parts of Oregon and western Nevada.
- a decent Internet connection, a Smart TV or a streaming device such as Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV Stick.
- To sign up for a streaming service, or a free trial online,
- To download the app to the service on your Smart TV or streaming device and then sign in using your credentials.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV has ESPN, NBC Sports California, FS1 and local channels such as FOX.
The live TV package has 75+ channels total including local NBC, CBS and ABC stations. And there are news channels including CNN and MSNBC.
Subscribers unlimited Cloud DVR to record shows and sporting events from live TV. A live TV subscription costs $69.99 per month and now includes Disney+ and ESPN+.
You can watch live TV on two screens at once. You can look over the Hulu + Live TV channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.
fuboTV has roughly 130 channels in its entry-level bundle, including NBC Sports California, ESPN and FS1.
Local FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC stations are available in most of the U.S. In March, Fubo began experimenting with a $69.99 per month plan for new subscribers. Existing subscribers pay $64.99 per month.
You can start off with a free 7-day trial to see if the service is a good fit. You’ll be able to record games using 250 hours of Cloud DVR.
fuboTV has apps for pretty much every device, including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick and NVIDIA Shield TV.
Look over the channel lineup to see what locals and regional sports networks you’d get before deciding whether to try out fuboTV.
YouTube TV has a long roster of regional sports networks. A subscription will cost $64.99 per month for roughly 85+ channels.
Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast and Xbox One are among the supported devices. You can try out YouTube TV free for 7 days.
DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) has NBC Sports California in the Choice plan.
A subscription costs $89.99 per month for 90+ channels. Subscribers can 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.
You can sign up for a free 5-day trial without any obligations.
ESPN, TNT, 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.
There are no contracts. 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.
You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.
What’s the best way to get NBC Sports California live without cable?
fuboTV has NBC Sports California as part of a 130+ channel lineup.
The service includes local channels, sports channels such as ESPN and entertainment channels including HGTV. You can try out fuboTV for free for a week. There are no contracts and you can cancel whenever you like.
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