The Golden State Warriors are looking to continue their Finals winning streak this year against the Toronto Raptors. If you’re hoping to watch the 2019 NBA Finals on Kodi, you’re in luck. There are a few Kodi addons you can use to stream the NBA Finals free on Kodi.
Important note: This guide only recommends official Kodi addons. Sporting events like the 2019 NBA Finals are popular among Kodi users, but many opt for unofficial and unlicensed streams from various addons. These addons can carry a security threat, can expose users to copyright infringement letters from ISPs, and can result in a poor-quality streaming experience. There are several free, legitimate addons Kodi users can install that also offer high-quality streams.
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How to watch the 2019 NBA Finals on Kodi with a VPN
If you’re in the US, streaming access to the NBA Finals will be free. But if you’re outside of the US, your options for free Kodi streaming are limited. Still, a VPN can get anyone outside the US easier access to US-based streams and can help anyone streaming the event avoid ISP speed throttling that could ruin the experience.
To get started with your VPN, do the following:
- Sign up with a trustworthy VPN provider. Our recommended option for Kodi is IPVanish, but you might also consider: ExpressVPN, NordVPN, or CyberGhost
- Download the VPN app to your streaming device. You won’t need a VPN Kodi addon; just make sure the device you’re using has an app available.
- Next, connect to a server in the country where streams are available. For example, if you’re trying to access the US streams, you’ll connect to a US-based VPN server.
- Finally, connect to the Kodi addon you plan to use for streaming the NBA Final.
There’s no guarantee that any streaming addon will work. We recommend you verify that your addon works ahead of time and that the VPN you’re using works to unblock content. That will give you time to try out different options so you don’t miss a minute of the Finals.
The 2019 NBA Finals will be available for free in the US and worldwide. There’s are a few ways to watch live on Kodi for free, even if you’re abroad. Streams may be region-locked, however, so a VPN may be necessary if you’re outside the US.
How to watch the 2019 NBA Final on Kodi
This year, ABC in the US has exclusive rights to broadcast the NBA Final for free. ABC is also owned by ESPN, so you’ll be able to use ESPN to a limited degree to watch the NBA Final as well.
Outside of the US, numerous broadcasters exist, but primarily through pay-TV services that do not have Kodi addons. There are some options for Kodi streaming international sources, however.
Here are your best options to watch the NBA Finals on Kodi:
- USTV Now Kodi addon (requires a free account)
- PS Vue Kodi addon (requires a free trial subscription)
- DAZN (requires a free trial subscription, and only works in select countries outside the US)
USTVNow Kodi addon – Free international streaming
The USTVNow Kodi addon gives streams directly from the USTVNow live TV service. USTVNow offers a paid subscription with 25 channels and a free option that includes a few US TV networks.
The free option carries ABC, making it the best choice to watch the NBA Finals on Kodi. Note that the quality available through USTVNow can be spotty at times, especially if there are many other users.
To create an account, go to USTVNow.com, and sign up using a separate email address and username. Do not use Facebook or Google authentication to create your account, as you won’t be able to sign in to the Kodi addon.
USTVNow is available worldwide, and a VPN like IPVanish may be necessary to help prevent ISP speed throttling of your live streams.
You can find the USTVNow Kodi addon in the official Kodi addon repository. Access the addon’s settings menu to log in to your account.
DAZN Kodi addon – Free trial and NBA Finals in select countries
You can watch the NBA Finals on DAZN in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. You can also sign up for a one-month free trial to the service in those countries, making it easy to watch the NBA Finals free on Kodi, and in high definition.
DAZN is also available in the US, but there is no longer a free trial subscription to the service for US customers. If you’re in Spain, Brazil, Canada, Japan, or Italy, you may be able to sign up to DAZN with a free trial, and then use a VPN to access the live streams from Austria, Germany, or Switzerland. DAZN offers the library for whichever country you’re in.
We have not been able to verify whether IPVanish works with DAZN to unlock streams in Austria, Germany, or Switzerland. We recommend checking to see if ExpressVPN or Cyberghost unlock streams, as we’ve found some success with those options in the past for DAZN.
The DAZN Kodi addon is available in the official Kodi addon repository. Access the addon’s settings menu to log in to your account.
PS Vue Kodi addon – Free trial subscription available (US)
PlayStation Vue is a US-based Kodi addon that offers dozens of US broadcast networks and cable TV channels, including ABC. You can sign up to the service with a 5-day free trial, and then log in to your account through the Kodi addon to watch the games live.
You may be able to sign-up to and use PlayStation Vue from outside the US if you have a US-based payment method. A VPN connection to a US-based VPN server will be necessary for both signing up and viewing any live streams.
Which teams are playing in the NBA Finals?
The Golden State Warriors will be making their 5th consecutive showing at the NBA Finals this year. They’ve won 3 NBA Finals since 2015, with the 2015-2019 span of years currently deemed the “Warriors Dynasty”.
The Toronto Raptors will be contending for the title this year against the Warriors. The team has previously made appearances in the NBA Playoffs and the Conference Finals. However, this will be the Raptors’ first showing in the NBA Finals in their nearly 25-year history as a franchise.
NBA Finals schedule
The NBA Finals are a best-of-seven series of games, with each team getting the home arena advantage at least twice during the event.
Here is the NBA Finals schedule:
|*Game only if necessary|
|5/30||Game 1 - Warriors @ Raptors||9:00 PM||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto,|
|6/2||Game 2 - Warriors @ Raptors||8:00 PM||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto,|
|6/5||Game 3 - Raptors @ Warriors||6:00 PM||ORACLE Arena, Oakland|
|6/7||Game 4 - Raptors @ Warriors||6:00 PM||ORACLE Arena, Oakland|
|6/10||*Game 5 - Warriors @ Raptors||9:00 PM||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto,|
|6/13||*Game 6 - Raptors @ Warriors||6:00 PM||ORACLE Arena, Oakland|
|6/16||*Game 7 - Warriors @ Raptors||8:00 PM||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto,|
- 1 How to watch the 2019 NBA Finals on Kodi with a VPN
- 2 How to watch the 2019 NBA Final on Kodi
- 3 USTVNow Kodi addon – Free international streaming
- 4 DAZN Kodi addon – Free trial and NBA Finals in select countries
- 5 PS Vue Kodi addon – Free trial subscription available (US)
- 6 Which teams are playing in the NBA Finals?
- 7 NBA Finals schedule