NBA League Pass for iPad coming?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Mosi, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Mosi macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    The Nations Capital
    Do any of you guys know if NBA League Pass will be offered on iPad this year? doesn't have any info up and I don't know if they have offered it in the past.

    Thanks for any insight you guys might have.
  2. azentropy macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    They had a free iPad app last year called NBA Game Time Courtside and it is still up, but it didn't offer audio or video feeds.

    They had a paid iphone app called "NBA Game Time 2009-2010" that offered live audio feeds. It is still up and free now.

    They also had team "Game Time" apps for less that offered live audio for just that team.

    I'm guessing they will come out with a paid "NBA Game Time 2010-2011" for both the iPhone and iPad that will do live audio. Not sure if they will do a team/by/team version again. Would actually make more sense to offer one app for less or even free and then do in-app purchases for specific teams feeds or all teams.

    Look them up on to get when the came out..
  3. vidsmart macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2010
    They had an iPhone app that carried live all the regular games except those in your local city, and nationally televised games (in other words it was subject to the NBA blackout rules.) In addition you could watch games on demand for a day or two afterwards. I believe I paid $49.99--the price went down as the season progressed. When the iPad came out, the IPhone app did not work on it. My guess is the app is coming for both devices any time now.
  4. Nik73 macrumors regular

    May 26, 2006
  5. kahleeb macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2005
  6. mikeyPotg macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2006
    That link just sent me to the main page where I can buy the app for my phone or broadband...
    Has anyone tried to download this app for the iphone and use it on your ipad? Does it work this season? If so, how's the quality? I'm itching to press the button, but I want to make sure it works, cuz I'm certainly not planning on watching the games on my phone unless I'm no where near wifi and my ipad/computer.
  7. rlkellermd macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2010
    I bought League Pass and watched several games on my ipad last night. Picture quality is decent, but obviously not as good as a universal app would be. Otherwise the app is great. Hopefully they will have a universal app soon.

    My main complaint is that the League Pass is device specific. I tried to watch on iphone and it appeared that i would get billed $45 again.
  8. mikeyPotg macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2006
    Ah, thanks for the heads up! So you purchased it on your iPad and tried to transfer it to you iPhone as well?

    That's sad that they won't allow it on both. Kinda kills hope for a universal app. I'm scared that if I buy it on my ipad, they'll release an iPad specific version later in the season. Ah what to do...

    How does it compare to streaming it on a computer?
  9. Yatrix macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2010
    So u watched flash video on ur iPad last night? I'm calling bs. League pass bb uses adobe flash to stream - I've had it before on my pc. So how'd u watch it on an iPad?
  10. Imsuperjp macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2010
    #10 there is an app for it.
  11. mikeyPotg macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2006
    I've heard a lot about the iphone app crashing on the ipad app and making you have to buy a separate app for the ipad... though I'm pretty sure this is not working as intended.

    The NBA has this "Three Point Play" deal that I just googled. It basically gives you everything - TV, broadband, mobile... and theres a quote in the article saying they'll be coming out with an iPad specific app within the next month or so.

    For Optimum, its about $209 for all of that so I think I'll buy it. Check your local service provider if you're interested.

  12. rlkellermd macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2010
    I used iphone app to watch on ipad. Crashes occasionally but overall decent picture. Good way to get league pass for $45.
  13. rlkellermd macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2010
  14. einmusiker macrumors 68030


    Apr 26, 2010
    Location: Location:
    do people actually still watch NBA? :p
  15. pophardpunk macrumors newbie


    Dec 30, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    jailbreak the ipad and install frash! i've been using flash on my ipad for a while now. :)

    does this surprise you? i've been watching basketball as long as I could remember plus this season has been amazing!
  16. felixen macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    Agree, this is gonna be a good one! Celtics definitely deserved it last season so I hope they're gonna win it this time
  17. Andy N macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2008
    New NBA courtside 2011 update to last years ipad app is out. Looks good. Haven't tried it yet with any games. Unfortunately video highlights aren't loading for me, just a spinning wheel. Able to log on with my League Pass account. We'll see if the video works tonight.
  18. journeyman21 macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2008

    Just wondering if anyone with a league pass subscription had a chance to try out the live feeds. I've had good experience with the iPhone app and was hoping for an even better experience with the iPad.
  19. Andy N macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2008
    Live feed worked well. Video portion is iphone sized superimposed onto a graphic of a basketball court. On a local network quality was good. Wish the video was the entire iPad but..... Oh well. At least it's included in the league pass without the need to buy the mobile service.
  20. journeyman21 macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2008
    Thanks for the update. That's disappointing. Doesn't really justify an upgrade from the mobile plan. Waiting for potential to meet reality is frustrating sometimes. At least my celtics are rolling.
  21. Jordb2k10 macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2010
    I can't get this app to work on my iPad at all none of the video highlights work i did link my broadband account but the games are grayed out when i try to watch them. Anyone else experience this?
  22. Hkmontecillos macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2010
    League pass for the iPad

    My download of the app on the iPad keeps crashing. When I try to go through the website I get as far as the blank dark screen just before the videos usually appear but that's as far as I get.
  23. Friscohoya macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    Deserved it? I desreve Paul Pierces financials...
  24. felixen macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    Then learn his game :)
  25. Diiiiips, Dec 17, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011

    Diiiiips macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2011
    Is this NBA Game Time app still available? I had it at the end of the last season but can't find it on my iPad now for some reason. Can't see it on the App Store either now.

    Really was a good app IMO.

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