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How to watch the 2021 WNBA Playoffs via live online stream

The 2021 WNBA Playoffs tip on Thursday. We break down how you can watch them via live online stream.

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The WNBA logo on a ball during the fourth quarter of game one of the WNBA finals between the Seattle Storm and the Washington Mystics at KeyArena. Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

The 2021 WNBA Playoffs tip off Thursday evening with a pair of first round single-elimination contests. If you want to experience some true chaos, nothing beats one-game playoffs in both the first and second rounds. The semifinals and finals will feature best of five series.

The playoffs will air across the ESPN network. The first round airs on ESPN2 while the second round is TBD. The semifinals will air primarily on ESPN2 with at least one game potentially on ESPN. For the Finals, Game 1 will air on ABC, Games 2 and 4 on ESPN, and Games 3 and 5 on ESPN2.

If you aren’t around a TV to check out the 2021 WNBA Playoffs, you can stream all the games via WatchESPN or the ESPN app with a cable subscription. Additionally, WNBA League Pass will stream every game. If you don’t have log-ins, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV.

2021 WNBA Playoffs schedule

First Round

Thu, Sep. 23: Dallas (7) at Chicago (6) – 8:00PM, ESPN2
Thu, Sep. 23: New York (8) at Phoenix1 (5) – 10:00PM, ESPN2

Second Round

Sun, Sep. 26: TBD at Minnesota (3) – TBD, TBD
Sun, Sep. 26: TBD at Seattle (4) – TBD, TBD


Tue, Sep. 28: TBD at Connecticut (1) – G1 – 8:00PM, ESPN2
Thu, Sep. 30: TBD at Connecticut (1) – G2 – 8:00PM, ESPN2
Sun, Oct. 3: Connecticut (1) at TBD – G3 – TBD, TBD
Wed, Oct. 6: Connecticut (1) at TBD – G4* – TBD, ESPN
Fri, Oct. 8: TBD at Connecticut (1) – G5* – TBD, ESPN2

Tue, Sep. 28: TBD at Las Vegas (2) – G1 10:00PM, ESPN2
Thu, Sep. 30: TBD at Las Vegas (2) – G2 – 10:00PM, ESPN2
Sun, Oct. 3: Las Vegas (2) at TBD – G3 TBD, TBD
Wed, Oct. 6: Las Vegas (2) at TBD – G4* TBD, ESPN
Fri, Oct. 8: TBD at Las Vegas (2) – G5* – TBD, ESPN2

WNBA Finals

Sun, Oct. 10: TBD – G1 – 3:00PM, ABC
Wed, Oct. 13: TBD – G2 – 9:00PM, ESPN
Fri, Oct. 15: TBD – G3 – 9:00PM, ESPN2
Sun, Oct. 17: TBD – G4* – 3:00PM, ESPN
Tue, Oct. 19: TBD – G5* – 9:00PM, ESPN2