Hoping to watch the 2021 NBA Finals on Kodi? Look no further. This article will help guide you to the best Kodi addons for watching the NBA Finals live in the US and abroad.
COVID-19 impacted the 2021 NBA season (and the finals). It’s also impacting the 2021 Finals schedule. The season was shortened for all teams. This year, the NBA Finals will run from July 8. The Finals could stretch all the way to July 22, if needed. The Phoenix Suns advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993 and will compete against the Milwaukee Bucks, a team that has not seen the Finals court since 1974.
Important note: This guide only recommends official Kodi addons. Sporting events like the 2021 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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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 the 2021 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 traveling 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.
Here’s how to watch the 2021 NBA Finals on Kodi:
- Sign up with a trustworthy VPN provider. Our recommended option for Kodi is IPVanish, but you might also consider: NordVPN or Surfshark.
- 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 Finals.
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 2021 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 2021 NBA Finals on Kodi
This year, ABC is the exclusive streaming location for every NBA Finals games. That being the case, you’re going to need access to a service that carries ABC.
Unfortunately, if you’re trying to watch the NBA finals from the US there are simply no good options to do so. There are no legitimate live TV streaming Kodi addons that carry ABC, outside of Locast. And the Locast add-on will only work if you’re in a city where Locast is available. VPNs won’t work with that one to bypass region-locking.
If you’re outside the US, however, DAZN is a good option. It comes with a one-month free trial in most countries where it’s available and will carry the NBA Finals in several countries. US Kodi users can also use the DAZN addon, but won’t be able to sign up using a free trial.
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.
2021 NBA Finals FAQ
When is the NBA Finals 2021?
The 2021 NBA Finals will take place starting on July 8. If needed, the last game will be on July 22.
Who will win the NBA Finals 2021?
There's no easy way to predict the winner of the 2021 NBA Finals, but we'll take a guess. Betting websites and sports prognosticators place The Suns as the favored team to win.
Which teams are playing in the NBA Finals?
The Phoenix Suns has never won an NBA championship, and the last time they held a conference title and took the court for the NBA Finals was in 1993. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have just one franchise NBA Finals win to its name — from 1971. And that team has not been the Finals since 1974. Neither of these current rosters or even coaching staff have been to a Finals game, making this pretty much anyone’s game from a team history standpoint.
2021 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:
|7/6||Game 1 - Bucks @ Suns||8:00 PM|
|7/8||Game 2 - Bucks @ Suns||8:00 PM|
|7/11||Game 3 - Suns @ Bucks||7:00 PM|
|7/14||Game 4 - Suns @ Bucks||8:00 PM|
|7/17||*Game 5 - Bucks @ Suns||8:00 PM|
|7/20||*Game 6 - Suns @ Bucks||8:00 PM|
|7/22||*Game 7 - Bucks @ Suns||8:00 PM|
|*Game only if necessary|