Finals are always emotionally charged, and yet, this year’s NBA Finals still manage to stand out with so much history, heartbreak, and glory riding on them. Starting on Thursday, May 31, the Golden State Warriors will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in a fourth straight final showdown, and you can catch all the excitement play out live online on a range of devices, including PC or Mac, Android or iOS, PS4, Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku, or the Amazon FireStick. Here’s how.
Many had prophesied that the arrival of Lebron James would usher in a historic era for the Cavaliers – akin to the Bulls, Celtics, and Lakers. But out of the shadows stepped out Stephen Curry, leading the Warriors to two NBA titles in the past 3 seasons. Will King James and his teammates even out the score, or will the Cavaliers steal and cement an era of dominance?
The Finals will be broadcast online on the following channels:
- Either on WatchESPN and Sling TV in the USA
- On TSN in Canada
- On BeIN Sports across the Middle East
- BT Sport in the UK
- SuperSport in Africa
- And on the NBA League Pass – the service blacks out games of local teams that are playing and the game is televised in the home market.
Use a VPN
For those unlucky souls that happen to be living outside of these countries, there is hope, a simple solution that will virtually teleport you home in time for the finals. Simply, use a virtual private network service.
VPNs can make it seem as if you are accessing the web from a number of different locations. VPN services run servers across the globe; by routing your data through a specific server, it allows you to substitute your IP address with a local IP from the server’s location. In layman’s terms, if you want to access services that are limited to US resident, you simply use a VPN to connect to a US server, and voila!
So if you have a subscription to any of the channels listed above, download a VPN now and connect to the appropriate server. Once you connect, you will be able to access these channels, use your subscription to log in, sit back, and enjoy. The
It Only Takes 3 Steps
Choose a VPN service – if you want our recommendation, get BulletVPN, its network of servers will allow you to access all the streaming services listed above, and it’s very fast, meaning that you won’t run the risk of experiencing any lags or cut-offs.
- Install the VPN on your device of choice. Most VPN services offer native apps for the major platforms – Mac OSX, Windows, Android, and iOS – and can be setup on additional devices such as smart TVs, gaming consoles, routers, and so on.
- Connect to a server based on the stream you want to access
- Log on to the streaming service, log in, and you’re done
Be sure to check out our picks for the top 5 VPN services
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Alternatively, Use a Smart DNS Proxy
Unlike VPNs, Smart DNS Proxy services allow you to redirect a portion of your connection. This means that you would still be able to access all other local services while watching the geo-restricted streaming channels. What’s more, it will not impact your connection speed.
Our choice here falls on Unlocator, which offers a 7-day trial period. Unlocator’s unblocked streaming channels, which total 208, include all of those listed above, and it is compatible with a wide range of devices, including OSX, Ubuntu, Windows, Amazon Fire TV, Apple, Chromecast, Playstation, Xbox, Wii, to name a few. For a full list of the supported platforms, as well as detailed setup guides, make sure to check out Unlocator’s website.
The series can run up to 7 games – from Thursday, May 31, until Sunday, June 17 – and hopefully, for all of us, they will.