How to watch the 2019 NBA Finals live online from anywhere

You can watch the 2019 NBA Finals live online from anywhere. Game 6 will take place June 13 at 9 p.m. EST and you can watch Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors via several streaming sites from across the globe. Most legal streaming sources for the 2019 NBA Finals will be region-locked, though. That means in order to watch the 2019 NBA Finals from abroad, you’ll need a VPN.

A VPN encrypts your internet connection and routes it through an intermediary server in a location of your choosing. So to watch a stream that only allows viewers in the US to watch, for example, you can connect to a US VPN server.

The Raptors lead the series at 3-2. After a two-game deficit, the Golden State barely avoided defeat by winning the previous game 106-105. The Raptors, once the underdog, need to win one of the next two games to take home the championship.

How to watch the 2019 NBA Finals free online with a VPN

Here’s how to use a VPN to watch the NBA Finals:

  1. Sign up for a VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN for a fast, secure, simple service that excels at unblocking region-locked content. Other viable alternatives include NordVPN and CyberGhost.
  2. Download and install the VPN app for your device from a trusted app store or the provider’s website.
  3. Open the app and select a server in the country to which the stream is restricted.
  4. Hit the connect button
  5. Once the connection is established, open the stream and start watching the Warriors vs. Raptors

We recommend testing your VPN on another live video from the same source you plan on streaming the NBA Finals from in advance. If something goes wrong, try clearing your browser or device cookies and cache, or contact your VPN provider’s customer support.

BEST VPN FOR NBA FINALS:ExpressVPN lets you stream the NBA Finals from anywhere in HD. It comes with 24/7 support and a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it risk-free.

How to watch the 2019 NBA Finals free on USTV Now

USTV Now‘s free tier includes ABC and is available from anywhere in the world, making it an excellent free option to livestream the Warriors vs. Raptors online from anywhere. You just need a free account to get started.

Given that this is an easy free option for international viewers, expect a lot of server congestion. That means buffering and low quality video. You might want to check out the other options on this list as a backup.

Although a VPN is not strictly required, it might help bypass bandwidth throttling on video streams put in place by your internet service provider.

Where else to stream the 2019 NBA Finals

You have a few other options to stream the 2019 NBA finals live online:


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American TV network ABC has exclusive rights to broadcast and stream the 2019 NBA Finals in the US. If ABC is part of your existing cable package, you can log in and watch the stream online or via the ABC Go mobile app. You can also get ABC as part of many internet TV services, including:

  • YouTube TV – YouTube’s paid internet TV service includes local ABC channels in most zip codes, but check the channel list for your area just in case (or just use a VPN). A 5-day free trial is available, and it’s $49.99 per month after that.
  • Hulu + Live TV – Local ABC affiliates are available in most zipcodes for subscribers to Hulu + Live TV, which incorporates both livestreams and on-demand content from Hulu. A 7-day free trial is on offer, and the cost is $44.99 per month afterward.
  • DirecTV Now – The Plus package ($50 per month) includes ABC. At time of writing, no free trial is available, but you can get $15 discount on the first two months.

Note that all of these services are region-locked, so if you’re travelling outside of the US, use a VPN to unblock them.


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Canadian NBA fans got stuck with one of the worst deals when it comes to watching the 2019 Finals online. In order to watch all the games, you’ll have to subscribe to two different services.

Sportsnet Now will show games one, three, five and seven. No free trial is available, but a 7-day pass costs $9.99. Otherwise, the monthly price starts at $19.99 per month.

TSN Direct will air games two, four, and six. Again, there’s no free trial. You can buy a single day for $4.99, or get a month for $19.99.

Our recommendation? Try USTV Now’s free tier first, and get the short-term passes for these as a backup if needed.

If you already subscribe to these services and are traveling outside Canada during the NBA Finals, you can connect to a Canadian VPN server and access your accounts as normal.


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DAZN will show the NBA Finals in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. A one-month free trial is available in those countries, making it a solid option for streaming GSW vs Raptors in HD.

DAZN is available in a few other countries, but it will only show the NBA Finals in those mentioned. DAZN subscribers in other countries can try using a VPN to watch the NBA Finals through a server in Austria, Germany, or Switzerland, but we can’t guarantee any VPN will work with DAZN in those countries.

2019 NBA Finals schedule

Here are the playtimes for the Golden State Warriors versus the Toronto Raptors:

  • GSW vs. Toronto Raptors: May 30 at 9 p.m. (Final score: 109-118)
  • GSW vs. Toronto Raptors: June 2 at 8 p.m. (Final score: 109-104)
  • Toronto Raptors vs GSW: June 5 at 9 p.m. (Final score: 123-109)
  • Toronto Raptors vs GSW: June 7 at 9 p.m. (Final score: 105-92)
  • GSW vs. Toronto Raptors: June 10 at 9 p.m. (Final score: 106-105)
  • Toronto Raptors vs GSW: June 13 at 9 p.m. (Final score: 114-110)
  • GSW vs. Toronto Raptors: June 16 at 8 p.m. (n/a)

All times Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4).

Beware of shady streams

This article only recommends legal streaming sources. Although several websites will likely offer unauthorized streams, those sites often come with a high risk of malware infection. They could also be taken offline at any moment, and the video quality is bound to suffer. It’s possible to watch the 2019 NBA Finals live online in their entirety through free and legal means, so there’s no need to use unlicensed sources.