W2W this WKND: Watch NHL & NBA Playoffs online, ACM Awards

Watch NHL and NBA Playoffs online this weekend. There are a few NBA games available free, and all games are available with Sling TV, sign up for a free trial. NHL games are only available online with cable, but a few games are free on NBC with an antenna. The ACM awards are on Sunday night and are streaming on CBS All Access or free with an antenna. There are also a few new movies on Netflix and some good free TV shows. 

Also, in case you missed it last week see all the details on the new HBO streaming services and sign up for a free trial.


The NHL Playoffs began this week and the NBA Playoffs start Sunday. Select free games are below, get the full schedule at kettle.tv

The NBA Playoffs begin this weekend. ESPN3 has a free streaming game Saturday and Sunday at 3pm (also free on ABC with antenna) that feature two of the NBA's biggest stars - Lebron and Steph Curry. ESPN is streaming 3 more games on Saturday afternoon/evening, and TNT is streaming 3 night games on Sunday. Free alternate camera angles from one or more TNT games may be available on TNT OT. All NBA Playoff games are available through Sling TV without cable, sign up for a free Sling trial.

There are also NHL Playoff games all weekend long on NBC, NBC Sports, CNBC, and USA. The NBC games (Saturday at 3pm & 8pm and Sunday at noon & 3pm) are free with an antenna, and there are no other options to stream without cable.

MLB games of the day free on PC or with At-Bat Premium on iPhoneiPadAndroid:

  • Friday: White Sox vs Tigers, 1:07pm
  • Saturday: Marlins vs Mets, 7:10pm
  • Sunday: Angels vs Astros, 2:10pm

Also streaming free this weekend is the PGA RBC Heritage on Saturday and Sunday from 3pm-6pm on the PGA App for iPhone, iPad, Android, or on PC.

See the full streaming sports schedule from kettle.tv or check your local listings to see what is free with an antenna. All times Eastern.


The Academy of Country Music Awards are Sunday at 8pm on CBS. Watch it free with an antenna or stream live on CBS's subscription service All Access. Get a free trial here

Now streaming free

Now available for purchase on iTunesAmazon, or VUDU

  • Mad Men final episodes
  • Turn S2
  • Game of Thrones S4
  • Real Housewives of NYC
  • The Walking Dead S5
  • Better Call Saul S1


New this week on Netflix, see full list here

  • Hot Fuzz
  • Noah (4/18)

New last week

  • Daredevil S1 (Netflix original series)
  • Wilfred S4
  • Halt and Catch Fire S1


Star Wars is now available for the first time as a digital download for $20 each or a $90 bundle on iTunesAmazon, or VUDU.

Beyond the Lights is the iTunes 99¢ rental of the week.

Now streaming free, see more on CrackleHulu, and AOL On.

This is the What to Watch This Weekend (without cable) series. Subscribe to the newsletter to receive it in your inbox every Friday. All times mentioned are Eastern.