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Watch TNT’s NBA Games Online with Overtime Extra

Can’t get TNT and don’t want to miss the big NBA game? Maybe you’d just like to enhance your viewing experience with some additional camera angles. If so, you’ll want to check out TNT’s Overtime Extra.

Overtime Extra is available for many NBA games broadcast on TNT.  Check out the full 2013-2014 TNT NBA schedule, which is typically every Thursday night (and occasional other nights) throughout the season.

When you log on to TNT NBA Overtime, you’ll see the mosaic view which gives you 4 different camera angles at once with a scoreboard and stats at the top right.

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You don’t have to watch 4 cameras at once (Mosaic). You can select from a few different cameras which are found along the top of the screen. There is the Action Cam, which is probably you’re best option if you want to simply watch the game. In addition, you’ve got the Backboard Cam, and two individual player cams. Click one of the options to switch to a different camera.

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The individual player cams are interesting because they literally follow a player around constantly. Even during breaks when they are on the bench.

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Typically you’ll get a big star to begin the game, and then you can vote to decide which player gets featured in the next quarter.

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Controls

Controls appear at the bottom of the video when you hover your cursor over the area. You can use the controls to adjust the volume, jump to fullscreen, or even stop the video.

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Links

TNT NBA Overtime

Check out the full 2013-2014 TNT NBA schedule

Overview

Yes, there is audio. You get the feed from the TNT telecast. The cameras remain on throughout breaks and halftime so you can watch the players on the bench or shooting around when they are coming out after halftime. They do throw in the occasional commercial during some breaks.

As a “standalone” way to watch the game, it’s not as good as watching on TV, but it’s not bad. It will certainly do if it’s your only option. One thing it appears to lack is a game clock. Actually, adding both game and shot clocks would be very welcomed additions.  I don’t have TNT myself, so I can’t be sure the video online syncs up properly with the TV telecast, but assuming the sync is fine, it seems like it would make a nice supplement to the TNT broadcast. Check out other ways to watch the NBA online or on your mobile device with our Guide to Watching NBA Games Online, on iPhone, iPad, and Android

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  • http://tntsportsnbagames pablo

    watch games nba for tnt online

  • http://Website bob jones

    The action cam sucks compared to the live cable broadcast, it was rough watching a game that way.

  • http://Website Elroy Kona

    The scoreboard is actually slightly ahead of the video stream. It is lame to know what the score is before the shots are taken. There is no replay, either. The video quality however is excellent compares to Espn3 which sucks.

  • Chandcn

    if there is no game playing does it just show up as a black screen the overtime link I mean…?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, sometimes. When there is an upcoming game in the next day or two they often put up an ad for it.

  • Ralph

    I agree it is a dificult way to watch a game. It’s like watching a basketball game in music video mode. Not the best. I wish they would put a full shot.

  • Jlouisdx

    How can I watch this do i have to pay for it?

  • Jlouisdx

    How can I watch this do i have to pay for it?

  • Crapjustcrap

    Frankly it sucks no single full screen view. Who wants to watch a bunch of little views. I’ll take espn3 over this any day!!!!!!!

  • Danfob

    The camera angles are stupid. They look like amateur video moving around too much, too dizzy to follow. The lagging scoreboard sucks. No show of time clock sucks. No show of shot clock sucks. No show of quarter time sucks. What the hell are they thinking??? This ain’t cool. TNT NBA online sucks. Period.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandon-Burns/100002899854166 Brandon Burns

    This setup is horrible and there is nothing practical or cool about it. The person who came up with this should be fired on the spot. Why the hell would I want to watch a single player alone while the game is going on? Or who the hell cares about action angles if you can’t see all the action? Further.. Who the hell can follow the mosaic footage?! This is the worst piece of online viewing I have ever encountered. To hell with the people who came up with this lame idea. I guess I’ll look for a regular TV. RETARDS

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandon-Burns/100002899854166 Brandon Burns

    Just horrible. Worst online viewing ideas I’ve ever encountered. I guess I have to find a TV since TNT decided to rewrite the way we watch games online. Person who came up with this idea, as well as the person who agreed with the idea moving forward should all be fired. Miserable experience.

    • sportsgeekery

      What you have to understand is that it wasn’t designed as a standalone product. It was designed as a supplement to the game on TV. The alternative for those without cable/satellite is not watching the game at all.

  • T_smak

    Why can’t TNT give us a normal look at the game like you would see on TV? I hate all the angles they give us and the scoreboard is always ahead of the actual game. I like that it is free but so is ESPN’s version and they give us a TV view.

  • T_smak

    Also, the biggest issue is that they don’t show the game clock or shot clock. Those are CRITICAL aspects of the game!

  • RondoNation

    tnt overtime sucks. how hard is it to copy espn3.

  • T_smak

    “What you have to understand is that it wasn’t designed as a standalone product. It was designed as a supplement to the game on TV. The alternative for those without cable/satellite is not watching the game at all”

    Sportsgeekery:

    Who in their right mind would want to watch TNT on TV and ONLINE at the same time! This should not be a SUPPLEMENT but a complete standalone viewing experience for people who only have internet. Especially when you’re competitor ESPN is making it a viable option! TNT can still run ads and get their money. This is a horrible option and needs to be cleaned up asap! BTW are you on TNT’s payroll?

    • sportsgeekery

      I was simply trying to explain the product to you. There’s no arguing that a full network broadcast version online would be the most ideal option, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

      Without getting into a lengthy dissertation about the cable tv business here, I’ll try to shed some more light. The idea behind the supplemental product is to add to the experience of watching the game without compromising TNT’s overall business model. The reason ESPN3 has the full game is because ESPN3 has a completely different model. ESPN doesn’t give ESPN3 away for free. They charge each ISP a fee for the privilege to provide it to their customers. Some ISPs choose not to pay that fee and thus, there are people who can’t access it. While ESPN appears to be a “free” product, it really isn’t. You’re paying for it, only you don’t realize it because your ISP silently passes the cost of it on to you each month.

      If TNT does offer a full network version online in the future you’ll likely need to be a cable subscriber with TNT as part of your TV package to access it. Unfortunately, that appears to be the wave of the future and that’s not going to do the cord cutters who don’t want to pay for cable much good.

      As for TNT Overtime Extra, no one is trying to sell you that this is somehow on par with ESPN3. It clearly isn’t and it isn’t meant to be. It’s not like they screwed up when they were trying to produce it. They are giving you what they want to give so as not to undermine their core business. That not a defense by me of TNT. It’s me explaining it. I wish they would stream the full game too, but as I mentioned at the top, I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.

      For what it’s worth, sometimes you can pick up on some real subtleties of the game in some of those camera angles. Especially the cams that iso on a single player.

      • T_smak

        That does make sense and I appreciate your insight.

        I feel that TNT’s Overtime only hurts their brand image. You’re right that this is the new wave of the future and TNT will have to adjust with a better product. The vast majority of sports fans don’t know nor care about the business side of TNT versus ESPN. All they know is that TNT Overtime is inferior to ESPN3 and they simply can’t stand it. It’s killing TNT’s sports brand and credibility.

  • Zach Messimer

    HORRIBLE!

  • aly

    You know it would be nice if the screen showed the game score… that seems like something pretty basic for a sports game…

    at least mine isn’t displaying…