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2023 WNBA All-Star game: How to watch WNBA games this week

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) shoots over Los Angeles Sparks forward Chiney Ogwumike (13) during the first half of a WNBA preseason basketball game, Friday, May 12, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Don't miss a moment. Here Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner shoots over Los Angeles Sparks forward Chiney Ogwumike during a WNBA preseason basketball game last Friday in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The WNBA’s 27th season is in full swing, and between a fast-growing fanbase and Brittney Griner's highly publicized return to the court, there are likely to be some new fans of women's basketball tuning in this year. So whether you’re brand-new to streaming the sport or you’re a seasoned WNBA fan who simply can’t keep up with the ever-changing list of channels you might need to watch every basketball game, we’ve got you covered.

The 2023 WNBA season will see a whopping 205 live games air on national TV or streaming. The catch? Those 205 games will be split across 12 channels and streaming platforms, with a mix of predictable sports channels like ESPN and NBA TV, and some less-obvious options like Ion (perhaps known best for classic crime show reruns), Twitter and … the metaverse?

To make sure watching WNBA live streams this season is a slam dunk for you, we’ve broken down every way you can watch WNBA games, including this week's WNBA schedule and this weekend's 2023 WNBA All-Star Game.

How to watch WNBA games live:

  • Fubo TV

    Best way to stream (almost) every WNBA game: Watch ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, Ion and NBA TV

  • Hulu + Live TV

    Watch ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, Ion

  • Sling TV Orange & Blue

    Watch ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN3, ABC

  • Amazon Prime Video

    Stream WNBA games on Amazon Prime Video

WNBA weekend schedule (all times Eastern):

Tuesday, July 11

  • Seattle Storm vs. Washington Mystics: 7 p.m. (NBA League Pass)

  • Phoenix Mercury vs. Las Vegas Aces: 10 p.m. (CBS Sports)

Wednesday, July 12

  • New York Liberty vs. Indiana Fever: 12 p.m. (NBA TV)

  • Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky: 12 p.m. (NBA League Pass)

  • Dallas Wings vs. Minnesota Lynx: 1 p.m. (Twitter)

  • Seattle Storm vs. Atlanta Dream: 7 p.m. (NBA League Pass)

  • Las Vegas Aces vs. Los Angeles Sparks: 10 p.m. (CBS Sports)

Saturday, July 15

  • WNBA All-Star game: Team Stewart vs. Team Wilson: 8:30 p.m. (ABC)

You can check out the full WNBA season schedule (complete with which channel every game is airing on) here.

What channel do I need to stream WNBA games live this season?

This year, WNBA games are split across a wide range of channels and streaming options. The 205 live games scheduled for this WNBA season will air across a mix of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, Paramount+, ION, NBA TV and Amazon Prime Video.

Some games will also be livestreamed on Twitter and on Meta Quest VR headsets in Meta Horizon Worlds and in the XTADIUM app. For those keeping count, that’s a whopping 12 ways to watch the WNBA in 2023. Overwhelmed? Don’t worry, here’s how you can watch every channel on that lengthy list ahead of the 2023 WNBA season tip off this Friday.

How to watch WNBA live or stream WNBA games in 2023:

Fubo TV’s Elite tier gives you access to ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, NBA TV, Ion and 200+ more live channels. At $85 per month, the live-TV streaming service is definitely the priciest option on this list, but it still leaves you with major savings compared to a traditional cable package and will get you access to the most WNBA games you can watch with just one subscription. Fubo subscribers also get 1,000 hours of cloud DVR storage. The platform offers a seven-day free trial period.
$85 at Fubo
  • Hulu + Live TV

    Watch ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, Ion

  • Sling TV Orange & Blue

    Watch ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN3, ABC

It’s Amazon’s third season serving as one of the streaming homes for the WNBA. This year, Amazon Prime Video will stream 21 WNBA games, including the Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game, free to all Amazon Prime subscribers. On top of Amazon Prime Video, an Amazon Prime subscription includes free shipping, exclusive deals, access to the Prime Day 2023 sale event, Amazon Music, a year of free GrubHub+ and more. A standard Amazon Prime subscription is $15 monthly or $139 annually, but discounts are available for students and those on qualified government assistance. You can try Amazon Prime free for 30 days.
$15 at Amazon
The Ion channel is currently available to stream totally free on Amazon's free streaming service, Freevee. This ad-supported, totally free streaming platform also offers popular titles like “Mad Men” and the Freevee original “Jury Duty.” Freevee is available through Amazon Prime Video and as its own stand-alone app.
$0 at Amazon

How to watch WNBA livestreams

You can watch some WNBA games this year on Twitter, no streaming subscription or pricey sports package required.

If you’re an active member of the Metaverse (or the owner of a Meta Quest headset) you can also watch 20 WNBA games through a VR headset in 2023. So if you plan on attending a VR basketball game, let us know how WNBA games in the Metaverse compare to sitting courtside.

How to watch WNBA League Pass

(Photo: WNBA League Pass)
With WNBA League Pass, you can stream select out-of-market WNBA games (certain national exclusions and local blackouts apply), get access to full length and condensed replays of every game, rewatch hundreds of past classic games and use the platform’s live game DVR. WNBA League Pass is $25 for the season, but you can also buy a pass for a single game for $3 per game, a great option if you only need the service to stream one of your favorite team’s games this season.
$25 at WNBA