Streaming this wknd: NBA Finals, new on Netflix, Showtime streaming service

There are several ways to watch the NBA Finals without cable free and paid. There are a few new titles on Netflix and streaming free for the new month. It's getting easier and easier to be a cord cutter with Showtime announcing details on its subscription streaming service. Have a great weekend!


The NBA Finals are streaming free on ESPN3 (through supported internet providers) or with Sling TV (free trials available). They can also be watched free with an antenna on ABC. The next game is Sunday at 8pm.

MLB games of the day free on PC or with At-Bat Premium on iPhoneiPadAndroid (subject to local blackout).

  • Friday: Orioles vs Indians, 7:10pm
  • Saturday: Brewers vs Twins, 2:10pm
  • Sunday: Padres vs Reds, 1:10pm

The PGA Memorial Tournament has free streaming coverage throughout the day all weekend. Featured groups and holes are available all day Fri-Sun and the afternoon CBS broadcast is also free on Sat & Sun on the PGA app for iPhoneiPadAndroid, or PC.

X Games Austin has some free coverage throughout the weekend on ESPN3.

Some other events free with an antenna this weekend: NBC has game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday night, French Open men's and women's finals Saturday and Sunday at 9am, respectively, and the Belmont Stakes on Saturday at 4:30pm. FOX has Champions League soccer on Saturday at 4:30pm.

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


A few new titles on Netflix for the beginning of the month, see all of the new and expiring titles for June.

  • The Aviator
  • Employee of the Month


HBO content new to Amazon PrimeGirls S1, Veep S1, Hung S1-3, and How to Make it in America S1-2.

See what's new to purchase on iTunesAmazon, or VUDU.


St Vincent starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy is the iTunes 99¢ rental of the week.

Top free streaming movies on Crackle this month:

  • Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Lockout
  • Mercury Rising
  • We Own the Night
  • U-571

See more free movies on CrackleTubiTVHulu, and AOL On.


Netflix is testing pre-roll and post-roll ads on some devices, but the ads are only for other Netflix content. One of my favorite things about Netflix and HBO Go is their lack of ads, but I don't mind when HBO uses pre-roll spots to advertise other HBO content. Hopefully Netflix isn't testing this as a way to generate more revenue to keep up with the growing costs of acquiring and creating exclusive content.

Showtime will be launching a standalone streaming service for $11 per month to compete with HBO Now. It will debut on July 12th on the Apple TV and apps for Apple devices.

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