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Team USA vs France men's basketball live stream: Channel, start time and how to watch online

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Team USA vs France channel, start time

When: Team USA vs France is airing live at 8 a.m. ET today (July 25) or on tape-delay at 4 p.m. ET
• U.S. — Watch live on Peacock or on tape-delay on NBC via Sling or Fubo.TV
• U.K. — Watch for free on BBC iPlayer
• Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

It's time for the Team USA vs France live stream and the former is getting a much needed boost of extra talent. Yes, with the NBA Finals now complete, a trio of NBA superstars —  Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton — have flown over for the big Games. They'll hopefully able to join Coach Pop against France in the first Team USA basketball live stream of the Tokyo Olympics

And since Team USA has a lot of weight on their shoulders, it's good that they're getting more players to help with expectations. The Men's Olympic basketball team has won the gold every time since 2004, and this year's team is shy some major names including LeBron James, Steph Curry and Anthony Davis.

The big question is if you want to watch this game live (which is most likely possible for those on the East coast) or wait for the rebroadcast. That's because, surprise surprise, time zones mean that games played in Tokyo may not be convenient for those in other countries. 

Oh, and you're also going to need Peacock if you want to watch live.

How to watch the Team USA vs France from anywhere in the world

The Olympics is a global event and can be viewed in almost every country on Earth. However, if you're not in your home country and can't watch the Team USA vs France live streams with your usual services — or you want to watch in your native language — you're not out of luck. 

With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you've got other VPN options as well.

We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we're impressed by the service's ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. View Deal

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to your website or streaming service of choice and tune in.

How to watch Team USA vs France live streams in the US

Unless you have a cable account and can watch on NBCOlympics.com, you'll need NBC's streaming service Peacock to see the Team USA vs France live stream. 

For the tape-delayed streams, you'll want NBC, which is included in the $35 per month Sling TV Blue package. The Sports Extra package ($11 per month extra) gets you the Olympic channel. Sling is one of the best streaming services alongside our other recommendation for Olympics viewing: Fubo TV, which has 100+ channels (many more than Sling), including all of the above networks. 

A must for live Team USA men's games

In addition to the Olympics live streams, Peacock also has huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.View Deal

Cheaper Live TV

Sling TV: You can get NBC in the Sling Blue package, which is $35/month. The 30-plus channels in the lineup include AMC, CNN, Food Network, AMC, Comedy Central, HGTV and many more. Right now, Sling is offering $10 off the first month for new subscribers.View Deal

Fubo TV: If you love sports, you probably want to check out Fubo TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front. Fubo's dozens of channels include local networks like ABC and ESPN. You can also add on NBA TV. Fubo doesn't have TNT.View Deal

How to watch Team USA vs France live streams in the UK

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The BBC iPlayer has been the go-to source for all Olympics coverage for those in the U.K., but they aren't listing the Team USA vs France live stream, which starts at 1 p.m. BST. 

Check out their comprehensive guide to try and see where to watch the game. 

Americans abroad could just use the service of their choice, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

How to watch Team USA vs France live streams in Canada

Team USA vs France live streams in Canada

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Again, details aren't exactly strong here. 

Sportsnet may be your best bet, as its schedule lists basketball among its 12 a.m. ET to 6 a.m. ET coverage. TSN will also have early hours Olympics coverage, but it's not broken down by sport.

Again, Americans visiting their friends in the great white north could just use Peacock, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Henry T. Casey

Henry is an editor writer at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and Apple. Prior to joining Tom's Guide — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and looking for the headphone adapter that he unplugged from his iPhone.