This page explains all the details you need to watch the Atlanta Hawks online without cable. To watch most games, local fans will need Bally Sports Southeast.
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While most people in Georgia spend their NBA season cheering on the Atlanta Hawks, they aren’t the only ones. The Hawks can claim loyal fans from all around the country. While fans in Atlanta will get a chance to watch the most games on TV, national games are available, too.
Most of the channels airing Hawks games are traditionally thought of as cable TV channels. Despite that, there are ways to watch the Atlanta Hawks online without cable. You can get Bally Sports Southwest, which airs almost all Hawks games, with DIRECTV STREAM. And you can watch national games with services like FuboTV and Hulu with Live TV.
Keep reading to learn all the details to start watching the Hawks today!
What TV Channels Offer the Atlanta Hawks Live Stream?
Most of the Hawks games will air on the regional sports networks Bally Sports Southeast and Bally Sports South. This is how games are presented to local fans and you can get these channels from DIRECTV STREAM.
A number of games also air on national TV channels — specifically TNT and NBA TV.
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How to Watch the Atlanta Hawks Online Without Cable
For local Atlanta Hawks fans, we recommend signing up for the DIRECTV STREAM Choice plan. This provides you with access to the Bally Sports channels that provide coverage to most games. It also provides the channels needed to watch the nationally televised games.
If you are fine with watching only nationally televised games, then Sling TV is a great choice since you get TNT with its base plan for $40.00/mo and NBA TV with the Sports Extra add-on for $11/mo more. And if you are out-of-market, you can also add NBA League Pass and get all the rest of the games. (See our Atlanta Braves Out-of-Market Guide.)
Signup for these services is easy and they don’t come with contracts, so you’re free to cancel whenever you want. Watching TV is as easy as turning on your streaming device and connecting it to the internet.
Streaming Devices to Watch Atlanta Hawks Games
Most of the streaming devices in use today are supported by the live TV streaming services we discuss. Universally supported include:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android mobile
- Apple TV
- Samsung smart TVs
- Web browsers
Sling TV, FuboTV, and Hulu + Live TV support a number of other devices including Xbox gaming units.
DIRECTV STREAM is the king of RSNs. Basically, wherever you live, you will be covered. And that is definitely true when it comes to the Georgia area.
To get the Bally Sports channels that area Atlanta Hawks games, you will need to sign up for the Choice Package for $99.99/mo. In addition to the RSNs, you will get over 100 others including all of the local network channels in your area — ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC.
All DIRECTV STREAM plans come with unlimited cloud DVR storage and streaming on any number of devices at the same time. So it’s an especially good plan for large households. No other service comes close in this regard.
See our DIRECTV STREAM review for details.
Sling TV is a great option for two kinds of fans:
- Busy fans who can only catch the occasional game and focus mostly on the NBA playoffs.
- Out-of-market fans who want to watch most games.
For the first kind of fan, either Sling Orange or Sling Blue will allow you to watch games on TNT for $40.00/mo. To get NBA TV, you can add the Sports Extra plan for $11/mo, which includes roughly a dozen other TV channels including MLB Network and NHL Network. The other channels you get depend on your base plan — Orange subscribers get ESPN-based plans and Blue subscribers get NFL RedZone.
Out-of-market fans can watch all the Atlanta Hawks games by adding NBA League Pass.
All plans come with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. The Blue plan allows you to watch on up to 3 devices at once but the Orange plan limits you to one.
For more information, see our Sling TV review.
Other Streaming Options
- FuboTV: Gives you 100+ sports-heavy channels for $74.99/mo. You can add NBA League Pass to it. (FuboTV review)
- Hulu + Live TV: Get 85+ live channels along with ESPN+ and Disney+. (Hulu + Live TV review)
- YouTube TV: Similar plan to Hulu with the option of NBA League Pass.
- NBA League Pass: You can also get this as a standalone product for $99.99 per season.
You can be signed up and watching sports online in a few minutes. If you have any questions about how to watch the Atlanta Hawks online, feel free to let us know.
How can I stream the Atlanta Hawks game?
A dozen+ Atlanta Hawks games appear on national television channels, which you can get via general streaming services like FuboTV. Local fans can stream all the games with Bally Sports Southeast, which is available via the DIRECTV STREAM Choice plan ($99.99/mo) that also includes 90+ other channels. Fans outside the blackout area can get every game with NBA League Pass ($38.99/mo).
What channels do the Atlanta Hawks play on?
About a fifth of the Atlanta Hawks regular-season games are nationally televised. In the 2021 season, they will appear 7 times on ESPN, 4 times each on TNT and NBA TV, and once on ABC. Blackouts apply to these games. Every regular-season game airs live on Bally Sports Southeast.
How can I listen to the Atlanta Hawks game?
All 82 Atlanta Hawks games can be heard on Atlanta-based FM 92.9 “The Game.” These games are simulcast on radio stations throughout Georgia and into Alabama. If you are outside this region but have an internet connection, you can also listen through The Game page on Audacy.
Where were the Hawks before they came to Atlanta?
The Hawks started as the Buffalo Bisons in 1946. But they only lasted a month before they moved to Moline, Illinois where they became the Tri-Cities Blackhawks. As such, they were one of the original teams that formed the NBA in 1949. In 1951, they moved to Milwaukee and changed their name to the Hawks. They finally landed in Atlanta in 1968 by way of St Louis.
How have the Atlanta Hawks done in the NBA playoffs?
The Hawks did not have a winning season until 1957. But when they broke through, they did it with gusto, winning the NBA finals — the only time they have done so. They lost three other finals in 1956, 1959, and 1960. They have not made it to the finals since even though they’ve had a good record in the playoffs. Last year, they lost the Eastern Conference finals 2-4 to the Milwaukee Bucks.
How can I watch the Atlanta Hawks on my phone?
All the major cable-replacement streaming services allow you to watch on your smartphone and other mobile devices. That includes Bally Sports Southeast, where provider DIRECTV STREAM supports both Android and iOS devices. NBA League Pass also supports these devices and pretty much anything else you use.
What is the 2022 Atlanta Hawks schedule?
Most Atlanta Hawks games are broadcast on Bally Sports Southeast (even the ones on national channels). All times are Eastern.
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- Sat Oct 29 : @ Milwaukee Bucks (BSSE)
- Mon Oct 31 : @ Toronto Raptors (BSSE)
- Wed Nov 2 : @ New York Knicks (BSSE)
- Sat Nov 5 : New Orleans Plicans (BSSE)
- Mon Nov 7 : Milwaukee Bucks (BSSE)
- Wed Nov 9 : Utah Jazz (BSSE)
- Thu Nov 10 : Philadelphia 76ers (NBA TV)
- Sat Nov 12 : @ Philadelphia 76ers (BSSE)
- Mon Nov 14 : @ Milwaukee Bucks (BSSE)
- Wed Nov 16 : Boston Celtics (ESPN)
- Sat Nov 19 : Toronto Raptors (BSSE)
- Mon Nov 21 : @ Cleveland Cavaliers (BSSE)
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- Mon Dec 12 : @ Memphis Grizzlies (NBA TV)
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- Fri Dec 16 : @ Charlotte Hornets (BSSE)
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- Wed Dec 21 : Chicago Bulls (BSSE)
- Fri Dec 23 : Detroit Pistons (BSSE)
- Tue Dec 27 : @ Indiana Pacers (BSSE)
- Wed Dec 28 : Brooklyn Nets (BSSE)
- Fri Dec 30 : Los Angeles Lakers (NBA TV)
- Mon Jan 2 : @ Golden State Warriors (BSSE)
- Wed Jan 4 : @ Sacramento Kings (BSSE)
- Fri Jan 6 : @ Los Angeles Lakers (BSSE)
- Sun Jan 8 : @ LA Clippers (BSSE)
- Wed Jan 11 : Milwaukee Bucks (ESPN)
- Fri Jan 13 : @ Indiana Pacers (BSSE)
- Sat Jan 14 : @ Toronto Raptors (BSSE)
- Mon Jan 16 : Miami Heat (TNT)
- Wed Jan 18 : @ Dallas Mavericks (ESPN)
- Fri Jan 20 : New York Knicks (BSSE)
- Sat Jan 21 : Charlotte Hornets (BSSE)
- Mon Jan 23 : @ Chicago Bulls (NBA TV)
- Wed Jan 25 : @ Oklahoma City Thunder (BSSE)
- Sat Jan 28 : LA Clippers (BSSE)
- Mon Jan 30 : @ Portland Trail Blazers (NBA TV)
- Wed Feb 1 : @ Phoenix Suns (ESPN)
- Fri Feb 3 : @ Utah Jazz (BSSE)
- Sat Feb 4 : @ Denver Nuggets (BSSE)
- Tue Feb 7 : @ New Orleans Plicans (TNT)
- Thu Feb 9 : Phoenix Suns (BSSE)
- Sat Feb 11 : San Antonio Spurs (BSSE)
- Mon Feb 13 : @ Charlotte Hornets (BSSE)
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- Fri Feb 24 : Cleveland Cavaliers (BSSE)
- Sun Feb 26 : Brooklyn Nets (BSSE)
- Tue Feb 28 : Washington Wizards (TNT)
- Fri Mar 3 : Portland Trail Blazers (BSSE)
- Sat Mar 4 : @ Miami Heat (BSSE)
- Mon Mar 6 : @ Miami Heat (NBA TV)
- Wed Mar 8 : @ Washington Wizards (BSSE)
- Fri Mar 10 : @ Washington Wizards (BSSE)
- Sat Mar 11 : Boston Celtics (BSSE)
- Mon Mar 13 : Minnesota Timberwolves (BSSE)
- Fri Mar 17 : Golden State Warriors (NBA TV)
- Sun Mar 19 : @ San Antonio Spurs (BSSE)
- Tue Mar 21 : Detroit Pistons (BSSE)
- Wed Mar 22 : @ Minnesota Timberwolves (BSSE)
- Sat Mar 25 : Indiana Pacers (BSSE)
- Sun Mar 26 : Memphis Grizzlies (NBA TV)
- Tue Mar 28 : Cleveland Cavaliers (BSSE)
- Fri Mar 31 : @ Brooklyn Nets (BSSE)
- Sun Apr 2 : Dallas Mavericks (NBA TV)
- Tue Apr 4 : @ Chicago Bulls (BSSE)
- Wed Apr 5 : Washington Wizards (BSSE)
- Fri Apr 7 : Philadelphia 76ers (BSSE)
- Sun Apr 9 : @ Boston Celtics (BSSE)
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