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The best of the best of women’s basketball hit the court this evening in Sin City for the annual WNBA All-Star Game.

Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson and New York Liberty’s Breanna Stewart are team captains for the second consecutive year, with the Aces boasting the largest number of players represented by one team, with four of their stars set to be involved in the All-Star action. 

This year’s edition of the midseason showcase will see Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner lining up for Team Stewart as a No. 1 pick, just months after her release from detainment in Russia, while home-turf heroine Chelsea Gray was first pick for Team Wilson.

The game is set to get underway at 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT) on Saturday, July 15, on ESPN.

Below, we’ll outline the best live TV streaming services to use to watch the game live wherever you are in the world.

Phoenix Mercury basketball player Brittney Griner holding a ball, arms outstretched.

Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner is set to represent Team Stewart for the 2023 WNBA All-Star Game.

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WNBA All-Star Game 2023: When and where?

Team Stewart takes on Team Wilson at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 15. The action is set to get underway at 8:30 p.m. ET, 5:30 p.m. ET in the US (1:30 a.m. BST in the UK and 10:30 a.m. AEST in Australia on Sunday, July 16).

What are the rosters for the 2023 WNBA All-Star Game?

The results of the All Star drafts are as follows.

Team Stewart:

  • Breanna Stewart (NY)
  • Brittney Griner (PHX)
  • Jewell Loyd (SEA)
  • Satou Sabally (DAL)
  • Nneka Ogwumike (LA)
  • Courtney Vandersloot (NY)
  • Sabrina Ionescu (NY)
  • Ezi Magbegor (SEA)
  • Napheesa Collier (MIN)
  • Kelsey Mitchell (IND)
  • Kahleah Copper (CHI)

Team Wilson:

  • A’ja Wilson (LV)
  • Chelsea Gray (LV)
  • Jackie Young (LV)
  • Aliyah Boston (IND)
  • Arike Ogunbowale (DAL)
  • Kelsey Plum (LV)
  • Alisha Gray (ATL)
  • Alyssa Thomas (CON)
  • Cheyenne Parker (ATL)
  • DeWanna Bonner (CON)
  • Elena Delle Donne (WAS)

How to watch the WNBA All-Star Game 2023 online from anywhere using a VPN

If you find yourself unable to view the game locally, you may need a different way to watch the game — that’s where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it’s also a great idea if you’re traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.

With a VPN, you’re able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. Most VPNs, like our Editors’ Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this.

Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you’re streaming. You should be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions.

Looking for other options? Be sure to check out some of the other great VPN deals taking place right now.

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Livestream the WNBA All-Star Game 2023 in the US

The WNBA All-Star Game is set to be broadcast in primetime on ABC for the first time, with coverage starting at 8:30 p.m. E.T.

Hulu Plus Live TV costs $70 a month and includes ABC. Click the “View all channels in your area” link at the bottom of its welcome page to see which local networks are available where you live.

YouTube TV costs $73 a month and includes ABC. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.

DirecTV Stream is expensive. It’s the priciest of the five major live TV streaming services. Its cheapest, $65-a-month Entertainment package includes. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels and RSNs are available in your area. 

It is worth noting that DirecTV has an additional $15 “advanced receiver service” fee that automatically applies and is extra from the sticker price, which makes the Entertainment package $80 per month.

Livestream the WNBA All-Star Game 2023 in the UK

WNBA rights in the UK are with Sky Sports, which will exclusively broadcast the All-Star Game live in the region on its Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena channels. If you already have Sky Sports as part of your TV package, you can stream the game via its Sky Go app, but cord-cutters will want to get set up with a Now account, and a Now Sports membership, to stream the game. 

Sky subsidiary Now (formerly Now TV) offers streaming access to Sky Sports channels with a Now Sports membership. You can get a day of access for £12, or sign up to a monthly plan from £25 per month right now.

Livestream the WNBA All-Star Game 2023 in Canada

Live coverage of the WNBA All-Star Game will be available in Canada via TSN. Cord cutters can watch via the network’s streaming service TSN Plus.

TSN Plus is a new direct streaming service, boasting exclusive coverage of PGA Tour Live golf, NFL games, F1, Nascar and the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. Ideal for cord-cutters, the service is priced at CA$20 a month or CA$200 per year.

Livestream the WNBA All-Star Game 2023 in Australia

Viewers Down Under can watch this year’s All-Star Game on ESPN via Foxtel. If you’re not a Fox subscriber, your best option is to sign up to streaming service Kayo Sports.

A Kayo Sports subscription starts at AU$25 a month and lets you stream on one screen, while its Premium tier costs AU$35 a month for simultaneous viewing on up to three devices.

The service gives you access to a wide range of sports including F1, NRL, NFL, F1 and NHL, and there are no lock-in contracts.

Better still, if you’re a new customer, you can take advantage of a one-week Kayo Sports free trial.

Quick tips for streaming the WNBA All-Star Game 2023 using a VPN 

  • With four variables at play — your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN — your experience and success when streaming the All-Star game may vary.
  • If you don’t see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the “search for city or country” option.
  • If you’re having trouble getting the game after you’ve turned on your VPN and set it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered for the account is an address in the correct viewing area. If not, you may need to change the physical address on file with your account. Second, some smart TVs — like Roku — don’t have VPN apps you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you’ll have to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you’re using (like your phone) so that any device on its Wi-Fi network now appears in the correct viewing location.
  • All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main site for quickly installing the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after you install a cable network’s sports app, you’ll be asked to verify a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address on file for your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help, since both devices will appear to be in the correct location. 
  • And remember, browsers can often give away a location despite using a VPN, so be sure you’re using a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We normally recommend Brave.

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