Sling TV Is Currently Offering A Free Preview Of NBA League Pass

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Sling TV is currently offering a free preview of NBA League Pass allowing subscribers to check out some of the action during the first week of the new regular season.


The 2023 NBA season tipped off yesterday with the Denver Nuggets beating the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns overcoming the Golden State Warriors. With more games taking place today and throughout this week, the free preview is worth taking advantage of.

Sling TV’s free preview of NBA League Pass began yesterday and will continue through Monday, October 30. During this time, all Sling Orange, Blue, and Orange & Blue subscribers will be able to check select games without having to pay for the additional NBA subscription.


For any Sling TV subscribers that want to keep watching the NBA following the free preview, the Sling Orange plan makes it possible to stream nationally televised games on ESPN and TNT. Otherwise, the Sports Extras add-on (which includes NBA TV) can be added to either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for an additional $11 a month. Likewise, NBA League Pass can be added for an additional $14.99 a month.

Regardless of whether a Sling TV subscriber or not, it is also possible to subscribe to a standalone NBA League Pass subscription. If you want to pay monthly, the standard League Pass costs $14.99 a month while League Pass Premium costs $22.99 a month. Alternatively, the annual League Pass subscription costs $99.99 a season while League Pass Premium costs $149.99 a season.

As a general reminder, NBA League Pass unlocks access to live, out-of-market NBA games, so won’t be a solution for watching in-market games, or any games that are subject to a local or national blackout.

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