The NBA regular season may be over but there is still basketball action to take in. The NBA Summer League is starting soon and will run from July 1 to July 15. You can watch the NBA Summer League on Kodi by using the right combination of addons and services.
Important Note: Our guide only recommends official Kodi addons. The NBA Summer League is a popular way for basketball fans to keep watching basketball even after the NBA regular season has ended. Access to game broadcasts is limited to a handful of providers which means that some fans turn to unofficial streams. However, these streams may prove unreliable and could put your privacy and security at risk, especially if you plan to use Kodi. Thankfully, there are several official Kodi addons you can use to watch the 2019 NBA Summer League without risk.
You may need a VPN to watch the NBA 2019 summer league in Australia, Canada or anywhere else outside of the US. We’ll explain how and which ones work with Kodi.
Warning: Kodi should only be used for content to which you have the legal right to access. Neither the Kodi Foundation nor Comparitech advocates the use of Kodi for piracy.
How to watch 2019 NBA Summer League on Kodi with a VPN
The popularity of Wimbledon means you can easily access the event — but primarily in the US. There are several Kodi addons available that can provide live access to the event, but a VPN may be required in some locations to bypass geographic content restrictions for access to legally-available streams.
To get started using your VPN, do the following:
- Create an account with a trusted VPN provider. We recommend IPVanish for Kodi. You can also consider ExpressVPN, NordVPN, or Cyberghost.
- install your VPN provider’s app on the same device as your Kodi app. Although it’s possible to install VPN software directly on your router, this can prove to be a difficult process. Instead, we recommend that you make the installation on the same device you use Kodi on, like your Amazon Fire TV.
- Connect to a US VPN server. You’ll need to connect to a US VPN server in the country where your streams are available to access a Summer League stream through any of the ESPN or NBA channels.
- Install and stream from a Kodi addon offering ESPN channels or NBA TV and the 2019 NBA Summer League.
Kodi addons aren’t 100% perfect. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access any Kodi addon from abroad, or through a VPN. You should test out your VPN with the Kodi addons you will be using to watch the Summer League to ensure that everything is working before watching your games. This will give you time to make any necessary adjustments.
How to watch 2019 NBA Summer League on Kodi
Some Summer League games will be shown on ESPN2, some on ESPNU, and some on NBA TV. We recommend checking the schedule to find out when and where you can see your favorite team play. If you’re located in the US or have a US payment method, you can create a free trial account with either Sling TV (Orange & Blue package) or PlayStation Vue (Core package). PlayStation Vue (PS Vue) carries ESPN 2, ESPN U, and NBA TV while Sling TV carries ESPN 2.
PS Vue Kodi addon – Free trial subscription available (US)
PS Vue is another great option for getting your NBA 2019 Summer League fix. In addition to channels like Tru TV and Food Network you can access ESPN 2, ESPN U, and NBA TV with the service’s Core package.
To sign up, head to the PS Vue website, and select the Core package. A free 5-day trial is offered.
After creating your account, go to the official Kodi addon repository and download the PS Vue Kodi addon. You will then have to connect your account to the addon by logging in with the information you used to sign up for your package with.
It might be possible to create a PS Vue account outside the US if you have a US-based payment method. You would have to first login to a US VPN server and then create a PS Vue account.
Sling TV Kodi addon – Free trial subscription available (US)
Sling TV is an internet TV streaming service, similar to PS Vue. It gives access to ESPN2 which means that you will be able to enjoy several NBA 2019 Summer League games with this service.
To get Sling TV and ESPN2, head to the Sling.com website and sign up for the Orange & Blue subscription. Do not choose the 40% off deal, as this requires prepayment and offers no free trial. Regular Sling TV subscriptions offer a 7-day free trial.
After signing up, download the Sling TV Kodi addon from the official Kodi addon repository. Login to the addon with the same email address and password you used to sign up for your Sling TV account.
ESPN 3 Kodi Addon – US Access
The ESPN 3 Kodi addon provvides access to ESPN 2 and ESPN U. This makes it an excellent choice for those trying to catch the NBA 2019 Summer League.
In order to make use of the ESPN 3 addon to watch the Summer League, you will need to have a valid cable subscription to a cable package including ESPN 2 and ESPN U. This makes this option more suitable for those who already have a subscription. To get set up with ESPN 3, you will need to start the addon and select Authenticate with provider to access premium content. There you can follow the on screen instructions which will guide you through the process of setting up the addon.
The ESPN 3 Kodi addon is available from the official Kodi addon repository.
What is the NBA Summer League?
The NBA summer league is a chance for younger players to showcase their talent, improving their chances of making a regular roster during the NBA regular season. Additionally, it provides an outlet for fans to enjoy more top quality basketball outside of the regular season.