As of Wednesday, the NBA has made its NBA League Pass service available for free, as a gesture to give sports fans something to occupy their attention during the current times of self-isolation.
It’s normally a premium subscription service that provides fans the opportunity to see live NBA games throughout the season. However, the service also allows fans to watch classic NBA games and other content. Here’s how to sign up and use the app to watch NBA content.
NBA Game Pass becomes free
On Tuesday, it was learned that four Brooklyn Nets players tested positive for coronavirus including Kevin Durant. With that, a total of seven players from the league have now tested positive.
There are thousands worldwide who have been affected by it. Coronavirus concerns have also affected life as almost everyone knows it for the foreseeable future due to limited interaction and staying home, among other precautions.
The NBA released a statement to fans on their Twitter account on March 18, which extended the gesture for fans to “Watch a Free Preview of NBA League Pass.” The statement is also available on the NBA.com website.
It reminds fans that limiting their social interactions is “a critical way to minimize the spread of this virus” and then reminds that it can be difficult for people to be at home for long periods of time.
To help with the cause, NBA and Turner Sports are making NBA League Pass free until April 22.
During the NBA Hiatus, Watch a Free Preview of NBA League Pass
— NBA (@NBA) March 18, 2020
As seen in the statement above, the service gives fans complete and/or condensed games from the 2019-20 NBA season, which was suspended once Rudy Gobert’s positive test for coronavirus arrived a week ago.
In addition, NBA League Pass has an “archive of classic games and content.”
How to sign up and use NBA League Pass
To use NBA League Pass for free, fans need to have an NBA account. Sign up for a free account here at the NBA.com website.
In addition, it’s possible to sign up for a free account through the various devices that have the NBA App. These include iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Android TVs, as well as the Android mobile and tablet devices.
The NBA League Pass doesn’t offer fans the ability to watch any game per se, but it does offer a lot of content. Beyond this past season’s games in condensed or full formats, there’s the NBA Finals since 2010.
In addition, head to the link here to see the library of classic NBA games that are available to watch as part of the service.
As mentioned, the offer is good until April 22, as the NBA and its fans move forth without any conclusion to the 2019-20 season just yet.
In addition, NFL Game Pass also became available for free, giving sports fans a good bit of content to cure any boredom during self-isolation.