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Watch the 2022 NBA Finals Live on Hulu

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Dribble, dribble, shoot, shoot! Watch your favorite NBA teams take the ball to the hoop during this year’s NBA Finals. With Hulu + Live TV, you don’t have to worry about missing a second of action.

Get ready to learn how to watch the NBA Finals without cable. Here’s everything you need to know to be a part of it all, from the first tip-off to the final buzzer! 

Can I Watch the NBA Finals Live On Hulu?

Yes, you sure can! Live stream the NBA Finals with Hulu + Live TV* or, if you aren’t able to catch the games live, you can record them to watch later with Cloud DVR. How awesome is that!? Here’s how to get started.

*Live TV plan required to watch live content on Hulu. Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply.

Get Started with Hulu + Live TV

It’s so easy to get started! Set up Hulu + Live TV using the following steps to start watching what you want, when you want, wherever you want: 

  1. Sign up or login with your Hulu credentials if you’re already subscribed (current Hulu subscribers can switch to Live TV*).
  2. Set up any Live TV supported devices to start streaming NBA games. Supported devices include Android, Apple, Chromecast, Fire TV, LG TV, Mac and PC browsers, Playstation, Roku, Samsung TV, VIZIO, Xbox, and more.
  3. Enter your zip code to find local live TV availability for channels carrying and streaming the NBA Finals and other live sporting events.

Live TV plan required to watch live content on Hulu. Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply. 

Kick up your feet and enjoy the games with family and friends live, or whenever you have the time. Whether you want to live stream games or record them to watch later, there’s no need to have cable with Hulu’s seamless streaming options at your fingertips.

Get to Know Live Streaming on Hulu

Need help navigating your newly set up Hulu + Live TV* account for the NBA Finals and other sporting events? Use these tips to get you to game time:

  1. Confirm the availability of TV networks carrying live sports coverage in your area. 
  2. Browse the Live TV Guide to find ESPN, ABC and TNT (these are the channels where the NBA Finals will air)
  3. Select your network and cheer on your teams! 

If you have additional questions, check out more tips for how to navigate the Hulu app

*Live TV plan required to watch live content on Hulu. Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply. 

Record the NBA Finals with Cloud DVR

We’ve come so far from the days of VHS – and you won’t need to pop in a tape to record the NBA Finals! Now, with Hulu’s Cloud DVR, you don’t have to miss a single free throw or three-pointer. Here’s how: 

  1. Find what you want to watch using the Live TV Guide 
  2. Click record from the Guide, or navigate to the details page and find the record icon
  3. You’re all set and recording live TV with Cloud DVR. The game will be ready and waiting for you!

Additional Accessibility Features

Did you know that you can enhance your NBA Finals experience with our accessibility features? Check them out below: 

If you’re having trouble with these or any other features or setup processes, please contact us for support

When Do the NBA Playoffs Start? 

The 2022 NBA Playoffs start on Saturday, April 16, leading up to the first game of the NBA Finals on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Check out the NBA season schedule for more key dates.

What Channel is the NBA Playoffs on?

The 2022 NBA Playoffs will air on ABC, ESPN, and TNT. If you don’t have cable, you can access these channels with Hulu + Live TV.*   

*Live TV plan required to watch live content on Hulu. Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply. 

Who’s in the NBA Playoffs?

The top sixteen teams from the NBA’s East and West conferences will compete for the NBA championship title (and that spectacular trophy!) 

How Many Games are in the NBA Playoffs?

The 16 best teams (8 from the West and 8 from the East) will hit the court in a seven-game elimination format. 

Basketball Movies & Shows on Hulu

Line up your drinks and snacks for a binge watching session of basketball TV shows and movies to get you ready for the NBA Finals! Take a look at some of our favorite basketball shows and movies streaming now, like The Last Dance (available with ESPN+ Add-on), Basketball and Other Things, One Tree Hill, and more. 

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Still have questions about what we offer? Check out Hulu + Live TV FAQs and learn more about streaming NBA games on Hulu.

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